Category Archives: General

As If By Magic, Pot Holes And Shop Keepers.

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Hello again and welcome to the final installment of the Stitches Trilogy. The epic saga of one man’s multiple trips to casualty and general freaky occurences. By complete coincidence I’ve saved the best and freakiest ones til last. Sit back, have a nice slice of Mr Kipling Bakewell Tart and be thankful these didn’t happen to you! Aged 40 –… Read more »

Lessons Learnt The Hard Way Part Two (No Pints Of Beer Please)

In one of my earlier posts; Lessons Learnt The Hard Way, I talked about how when I started out, I wanted to develop my own unique style and not read up on anything to do with children’s entertaining. That way, everything I did would have come from me. I wouldn’t be tempted to become a near clone of someone else…. Read more »

Tangerines, Pencils and an Evel Knievel Jump Set (SPOILER ALERT, OVER 25’s ONLY)

All Time Special Present #1

Christmas can be a very special and truly magical time, particularly for children. I have vivid memories when I was 7 of making mince pies for Father Christmas (along with my brother and cousin who lived with us) and leaving them at the end of the beds along with carrots and water for his reindeer. We were ridiculously excited when… Read more »

Shaking Hands, Small Talk And Other Social Horrors

I can be a very social person, particularly with people I know well and if you asked most people  that know me I’m sure they’d say the same. However, on the whole I’m really not that comfortable in social situations. I’m ok with this and in a perverse way actually quite enjoy it. I don’t walk into rooms with sweaty… Read more »

All of our Underwear is Missing.

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Earlier this year Rachel went on holiday leaving me in charge of the house and the girls. I thought it would be a good idea to redecorate and install new radiators and carpets at the same time. What could possibly go wrong………..? Below are my Facebook posts chronicling the 12 days she was away. 30th March So Rach has gone… Read more »