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U is for Uncommon Courtesy

Common courtesy. What is it? Well, for one thing, it certainly isn’t as common as it used to be (I now realise that statement makes me sound about a hundred years old, and you may now be picturing me smoking a pipe, squinting into the…

S is for Satisfied and why you shouldn’t be.

In a recent interview with the BBC, eccentric and brilliant actress, Miriam Morgolyes was asked a very simple question: “Are you satisfied?” Miriam has had a very successful career, gaining critical and public acclaim, including winning several prestigious awards. She has a wealth of experience…

O is for On My Own – Why we all need time alone

As Greta Garbo once famously said, “I want to be alone!” Cue sharp intake of breath from those around you as they stare in stunned silence like you’ve just told them Lassie is dead. Ok, maybe a slight exaggeration, but why is wanting a little…

M is for Maybe I Don’t Need To Know (inspired by Dreams of a Life)

Another song written with George Odom, ‘Maybe I Don’t Need to Know’ was inspired by the haunting and desperately sad documentary, ‘Dreams of a Life’. You can listen to the song here. If you are unfamiliar with ‘Dreams of a Life’, it deals with the…

L is for Lies. Go Home and Tell Some Lies (song)

The video clip is myself and fellow songwriter, George Odom, playing a song we wrote a couple of years ago called ‘Go Home and Tell Some Lies’. The song began life as nothing more than a title which popped in to my head one day…

I is for Imitation – the sincerest form of flattery. Honest!

I have a problem. It has been with me for as long as I can remember and over the years it has been the cause of both embarrassment and harassment. Many people would (and have) argued that it only requires some self-control and discipline to…

A is for Action! Stop waiting for permission to start living your life.

By day I’m an Editor and Producer for a video production company, producing documentary, corporate and promotional films. It was during filming on location a couple of years ago that I had the sudden realisation that changed my entire outlook and attitude to life. It…

Generation ‘WHY’ – the most powerful word ever.

Generation WHY? Everyone keeps talking about Generation Y. I think it’s time to think more in terms of Generation WHY? Concerned Parent: Megan, it’s time for bed. Megan: Why? CP: Er . . .because it just IS! Sound familiar? It’s definitely a regular occurrence in…

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