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....
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...
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...