Expression popular | 20/03/15
I’m haunted by the memory of a boat - half built and begun long ago, timbers now rotting; hidden behind a ruin, beside a rain soaked and faraway shore. This thing, a skeleton of wood growing slowly soft, seemed to mean more to me than the sum of its parts. It spoke to me about the very nature of what pains me.
“Do you want to see m...
Climbing popular | 29/09/12
Ella on El Cap
It’s been a while since I wrote a blog, which is a shame as there’s been a lot to write about! (Don’t have time to write about Karen’s sliver medal in the Paralympics).
In Yosemite at the moment with my 13 year old daughter Ella, just about to set off to climb El Cap via Tangerine Trip. We’re making a TV progr...
Expression popular | 28/01/15
Shia LaBeouf’s Butt
I’ve never liked Transformers, always finding it way to bombastic, too loud, to many cuts - in fact there are only cuts - it’s sort of dumb, but not in a clever way like Pacific Rim… no it’s just dumb - like American Sniper dumb (the American Psycho of our time). I also never liked Shia LaBeouf either but I’m not sure why. I d...
popular | 20/07/15
Words Find Their Own Way
Slept on the living room floor of my ex wife Mandy’s last night, laid out on settee cushions, smelly big wall sleeping bag as a duvet - getting down with the cats. The last time I slept on someone’s floor they had a big old shaggy dog. It wasn’t a good sleep and the next morning when looked in the mirror I was shocked to see my hair ha...
Expression popular | 22/01/15
The Weight of a Soul
I got an email last night which I want to share. It made me almost cry, both for what it said, and because it meant more to me than the writer could ever have known.
If you’ve ever spent more than a day looking at my tweets, or reading between the lines on my blog, then you’ll guess things have been tough for a while. I admit most...