Wednesday, 23 March 2016

“I Never Forget A Face”

So says the Eleventh Doctor in, the fiftieth anniversary story, The Day Of The Doctor upon seeing Tom Baker lookalike, the Curator, who replies, "I know you don't. In years to come, you may find yourself revisiting a few, but just, the old favourites eh?”

In 2013, I was asked by Bad Teeth, Hat Trick's YouTube channel to write a script for a 'Draw My Life' for the Doctor and so I did and here it is:

Doctor Who: The Fan Show has recently gone one better and asked the Twelfth Doctor himself, Peter Capaldi, to draw his life. He doesn't, but instead he finds himself revisiting a few, but just, the old favourites...

Get him back to do the rest, eh?

Monday, 21 March 2016

We Bought A House

In a move that's sure to set property prices rocketing/tumbling*, Sarah and I have bought a house! It has bricks, mortar, stairs and a window or more.

We've been in a about a month now and the number of boxes has diminished.

I don't post this to show it off, but out of enthusiasm. It's fantastic to finally have our own front door (pictured below).

It's not so long ago in the grand scheme of things that I had a somewhat precarious existence renting a room month to month and even shorter since we rented flats together with rocketing rents and lethargic landlords. It seems incredible to both of us that we have gone from that to owning our own home at a time when home ownership appears to be slipping out of the reach of many people. We have a lot of people to thank for help, direct and indirect, with the deposit, with moving, with moral support as we entered unfamiliar territory.

I have a lot of DIY projects to D and in some cases it will be a steep learning curve, but we're looking forward to putting our own stamp on the place.

* delete as appropriate

Sunday, 6 March 2016

Talk About A Weight Off Your Mind

I'm feeling much better, thanks.

I should clarify that my head hasn't exploded and I haven't expelled gunge all over my environs.

You're welcome, environs.