• Lifestyle,  Personal,  Publishing,  Writing

    And now for something completely different…

    Over ten years ago I wrote a book. Well, it wasn’t quite a book. It was a series of ideas that I just couldn’t get out of my mind. It was a story that I knew back to front and inside out. Something that I just wanted—no needed—to commit to paper, or a Word document. I’d never had any aspirations to be a writer but this story just had to be told. And so, over the course of around eight years, I finally wrote it down. When I was finished…

  • Personal,  Publishing,  Writing

    Indie Authors | My experience and perspective

    I’ve recently seen some discussions regarding Indie authors and was surprised to see that many people don’t know what an Indie author is, and many still hold some common misconceptions about them. I wanted to talk a little about my own experiences and hopefully clear up some of the confusion. I identify as an Indie author and while there are many different ways to categorise an Indie author I think the primary one is the subject of control. I chose to move away from traditional publishing and become an Indie author…

  • Movies,  Personal

    2016 Movie and TV in Review

    When we sit down at the end of the year and reflect back on 2016, it will probably be with an overwhelming sense of disappointment and anger. On the face of it, 2016 has been pretty much awful. There have been terrible natural disasters, questionable political decisions, so many celebrity deaths and a PowerPuff girls reboot. On the face of it, it seems that world has gone mad. But we have short memories. Our capacity for remembering negative things far outweighs our ability to recall positive things. So, I’m here…

  • Personal

    Triangle and the Feta Quiche

    It was eleven o’clock in the morning when the doorbell rang. My wife opened the door to see a delivery man standing there with a parcel. It was for our neighbours and he asked if we’d take it in. Of course, my wife agreed and put the parcel by the door. Now is probably a good time to mention that we are not sociable. At all. We have prided ourselves in never knowing our neighbours.  Crazy Pam. Crazy Pam is a whole other story. But, on the whole, over seven…

  • Personal

    The month Captain No Friends morphs into Mister Popular

    Ah, December. I know what you’re thinking, I’m going to write a lovely little message about the changing of the seasons, the approach of the holidays and generally wax lyrical about the joys of giving. Wrong. You see, I’m the Managing Director of a company. And if there is one thing every Managing Director dreads, even more than the end of year accounts and being audited, it’s December. December is the time of year where you have to finish off all those little projects. You know, the ones you left outstanding…