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A dog show in my little garden

25 May 2015
1 minute
silly

Dinosaur

Check out that lovely basset hound! In the wonderful world of The Triangle today,directly outside my living room, was a dog show raising money for Bourne Free – our local pride festival.

A few friends came down for it and we all grinned like morons for the afternoon.

So. Many. Pugs. Evidence of pug-overdosing after the break.
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How I tried to get a horse nominated for a BRIT award and ended up on Page Three

19 May 2015
4 minutes
stories

I thought I would tell a story about a time I did something very silly and got to watch it blow up beyond all comprehension. At the time I was very worried about either the subject, his fans or the press hounding me so I removed my connection to it. Today I reveal that I am in fact, Stevie Wotsit.

In the UK we have a rapper called Dappy. He is part of a group called N-Dubz, my only memory of them is a song about Facebook. It was bad. Dappy was even worse than that song. Perhaps to make myself feel better about what I did, I’ll point out that he is officially a bastard with a history of doing horrible things like spitting on people, sending abusive text messages and fighting.

One morning I discovered that Dappy had been kicked in the face by a horse. The internet was full of excitement over this. He wasn’t seriously hurt, there were rumours it was cover for a nose-job and.. it was funny.

I spent five minutes creating a petition on Change.org to Award the horse who kicked Dappy in the face for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Music’ at next BRIT Awards. It was...
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My little website now uses WordPress

18 May 2015
4 minutes
site

Spoiler alert: it doesn’t any more.

My little vanity-website has been through many changes. I’ve found that the way to get the most enjoyment of it and to make sure that it remains active, is to make it easy for me to update and to make sure the design isn’t too strong. This website has had some hideous designs over the years, all of which I thought were beautiful at the time and all of which put me off from ever using it.

I’ve had this very basic design for a little over a year now and I don’t hate it. I’ve actually added content which is quite a big deal for me, I usually get cross and redo the entire thing each time I want to add a new project.

However, the blog has been difficult. I first made the decision to point the blog subdomain to Tumblr. I did this in anticipation of my dinosaur project going viral and causing me a horrendous bandwidth bill; I was right about that, the dinosaur project was hugely popular and if I had hosted all of those photographs on this little server the internet would have certainly hugged it...
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The internet bought me a cuddly dinosaur

02 January 2015
11 minutes
silly stories

Many moons ago, I was at the seaside amusements in my hometown of Bournemouth (UK). There was a grabber machine and inside was the most glorious thing I’d ever seen:

Dinosaur

“What is this beautiful green creature?”, I asked myself, “I must cuddle it”. I burned through all my change in an attempt to get it but due to the weight (quality!) of the dinosaur and limp feebleness of the grabber, I was unsuccessful. I returned the next day with more change, and a plan to try and bribe the pimply-faced-youth in charge if that failed, but the dinosaur was gone. It took some research but I eventually discovered it was from the British children’s cartoon, Peppa Pig.

Dinosaur

That’s George, Peppa Pig’s little brother. For the next few months every time I saw a grabber machine, I’d run towards it. Every time I saw a toy shop, I’d explore it, hunting desperately. I would occasionally find the smaller ones (you can buy these on Amazon if you want one, but only third party sellers now!) but my heart was set on the giant one. It was just perfect. I have a slightobsession...
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