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Angel!

Here’s a piece I wrote for Christmas 2021. It went down really well at the “Comedians and Carols” gigs I did with Paul Kerensa, and I had loads of requests for it in a shareable format. I enjoyed writing and…

NO NEED TO PANIC!!

When Boris Johnson says “don’t panic,” you know something’s gone wrong. You also know that those of us starting to panic will be blamed for this, rather than the person who hasn’t managed to avert the crisis that’s causing the…

“At Home with…”

So, the other week, I had some mates over and basically did an “At Home” gig, sharing some material old and new. We had a lot of fun, and I’m going to be doing some more of these events at…

Thanks a bunch!!

Last week, Homestart Royston and South Cambs launched this gorgeous little booklet of poems and illustrations. It’s designed to say “thankyou” to the volunteers that give so much to support families in crisis. It was a real joy to write,…

Why Knot?

It’s June! I was invited to my first Zoom wedding, and wrote a love poem! This is for my friends Chris and Rosie, who got married this summer. It’s about Tying the Knot! It’s about love, freedom and constraint! It’s…

Joking in the Bible…

Here’s me with James Cary – BBC sitcom writer (Miranda, Think the Unthinkable, Bluestone 42), occasional preacher (Christian) and author of “The Sacred Art of Joking.” In this episode of James’ excellent podcast, we discuss the bible story where Jesus…

Cockle-warmers

Like most writers / creators / human beings, my confidence can go from sky high to furrow-low and back again a good number of times in a day. The smallest things can make a difference to how secure I feel…

Between Me and my Cup of Tea

This week my youngest turned seven (Minecraft birthday cake, complete with chocolate ‘earth’ and fondant Wither – tick!).  My oldest is going to secondary school in September (own phone, beginnings of mature conversation, increasing frostiness towards parents – tick!).  I…