Why Stephen Fry isn’t coming to dinner.

Why Stephen Fry isn’t coming to dinner.

Why Stephen Fry isn’t coming to dinner. To celebrate the end of my concentrated spell of inactivity I thought a star-studded gala supper was called for. Followers of my musings will know of the fundraising project I have been undertaking in memory of Robin Williams to...
Blue Monday Awareness Day

Blue Monday Awareness Day

Blue Monday. Why mathematicians will kill you or make you smell of piss. Having contended with ‘Black Friday’ and ‘Panic Saturday’, not to mention ‘Bit-of-a-Kerfuffle Wednesday’ and ‘I-Thought-it-was-the-Weekend...
The beast is gone, but the cause goes on.

The beast is gone, but the cause goes on.

The beast is gone, but the cause goes on.    What day is it? What a time for ‘days’ we are having. Today alone is: St Andrew’s Day, 1st day of advent and Cyber Monday. It seems that every day is currently something special and worthy of a celebration....
Rare mouse spotted in Devon. It must be Movember 2014.

Rare mouse spotted in Devon. It must be Movember 2014.

Movember 2014 – half way. The rarest of British mouse species, the moustache is said to be making a comeback in isolated populations around the country. A rather timid and elusive species, it lives a mostly solitary and almost parasitic existence usually...
Everything you don’t need to know about Devon carnivals

Everything you don’t need to know about Devon carnivals

Devon carnivals Are you going to the carnivore? Rio has its carnival, and Venice has its exotic sounding Carnevale. When we do it in Devon, it’s pronounced carnivore. East Devon is certainly no Rio, and I am fairly sure it will never host the Olympics or a World cup,...
The Great North Run – jogging Geordies

The Great North Run – jogging Geordies

The Great North Run There is a distinctive smell in the air today. It is September, and the leaves are turning brown, but this is not the scent of autumn. This is the scent of liniment and sweaty trainers, because it is again time for the Great North Run. I am not...
Ice Bucket Challenge? Cool!

Ice Bucket Challenge? Cool!

The NOTHING diaries Ice Bucket Challenge In aid of JLS? I was somewhat taken aback when I heard about the current social craze of the ‘ice bucket challenge’ in aid of JLS. The poor ex-X-Factor lads must have fallen on hard times since they split up; a...
Waxing, snot and falling off a bike

Waxing, snot and falling off a bike

The NOTHING Diaries Waxing, snot and falling off a bike If you are seeking investment advice or are keen to learn the innermost secrets of the banking world, congratulations, you have come to the right place. By some quirk of fate, it turns out that I have about as...
Why I’m doing ‘Nothing’ for mental health charity

Why I’m doing ‘Nothing’ for mental health charity

Mork & Mind I’m a comedy kind of guy: I was born within a few days and a few miles of Lee Evans, I share the same birthday as Jerry Lewis, and most poignant at the moment, I look (a bit) like Robin Williams. It could be worse, I could look like Mrs...