Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Loving the street art around Bankside and the Tate Modern

When I took this, I had no idea who Ethan Bowen was. I just liked the art on the hoardings on Bankside.

Turns out his art can be seen around London and it's great!

I looked at his shop and lots of it is on my Christmas list.

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Art with a story to tell

This fascinating and thought-provoking artwork is in the middle of the Thames, opposite Tate Modern.

It's a stunning creation with an interesting story to tell about war about survival.

Kang Ik-joong's Floating Dreams is a symbol of hope for the unification of Korea. 500 drawings are all by refugees from North Korea who fled south during the Korean war. The boy on the top symbolises refugees - many of who were just small children. We can't always be there for every refugee, but maybe we should do more to help those around the world who are forced to flee their homes.

And be grateful for our own homes and communities.

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Happy Anniversary Looby - nice hat!

Animal cruelty. It didn't stay on long, but it was a warning if she tried to scratch her poorly eye post-op.

Three years to the day since Looby Loo first agreed to give up life at Wood Green and give us a go.

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Check out those drumsticks

Not the best picture in the world, but Rod Youngs' impressive drumming is just visible in the corner.

A great gig, with Lily Dior and a great band on fire.

Saturday, 3 September 2016

How to deal with a blank page

This photo tells you so much about my writing style.

The mug of green tea top left.

The Post-It notes and coloured pens.

I love a blank sheet of paper and less than an hour after this photo was taken, my writing partner and I had planned out the first episode of a TV drama. Only five more episodes to go.

Monday, 22 August 2016

Coming home ... and I'm feeling good

This was my view yesterday morning, 12 hours after I left the Great British Music Camp. Probably one of the best weeks of my life.

After too many months without touching a saxophone (cancer will have that effect), it was SO good to get back at it.

Coming home feels good - no tent or air bed in sight - but there's so much to miss.

The only question now is - What next?

Sunday, 14 August 2016

My first night under canvas for several years

I have a tiny home for the next week. First night passed in a dream.

Music by day will make up for the canvas (although it's not canvas, of course).

Location:Clonter Theatre