O is for Offensive Line

So, imagine me, about 8 or 9 years old, given the oval ball. I dance past a couple of defenders, run up the line and cross into the end zone. I turn around hold the ball out and then spike it, Gronk-style. Yay, I’m a hero – I’m Marcus Allen! Then I hear the angry […]

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N is for New York

I went to New York in August of 2006.  After many trips to the USA, I finally made it to the city that never sleeps. My ten days there convinced me that it’s the most exciting place in the world that isn’t called London. I arrived in the midst of a heat wave with temperatures […]

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Monday Music 12 – 2017

Back to 1974 this week and one of my favourite thrillers of that decade: The Taking of Pelham 123. The film is based on a novel of the same name about a gang of criminals who hijack a New York Subway car and hold the passengers for ransom. Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, Martin Balsam and […]

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M is for Michael

On New Year’s Day, 2015, at around 10:55pm, my son Michael was born. That was two and a half years ago now and watching him grow and develop over that time has been a singular joy. I didn’t want to turn this into some kind of biography so I’m just going to show you a […]

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L is for Lego

So, I made my mind up.  I’ve done quite a few travel-related posts on this little journey of mine and ‘N’ is going to be about somewhere else and, as a result, I thought I’d go with this. London holds a very special place in my heart and always will but I have decided to […]

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