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“I’m A Phoenix, Biscuit”

It’s Sunday evening, the end of a long and difficult week. But rather than feeling gloomy I feel hopeful, rescued by an incredible piece of theatre and a slice of my own advice.

The week kicked off with a hospital … read more

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My Thanks and I

So, I knew we’d made a documentary. I’d put the very first budget together, been involved in choosing the team, chatted to camera several times and watched a number of different edits, providing detailed comments about each one. But it … read more

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Me, My Mouth and I

In November 2015, when a woman in a derelict building in west London started a countdown, my heart raced – as I’m sure a print-out from my pacemaker would testify. Kirsty Wark had just emerged from round a corner … read more

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My Beds

Twenty years ago Tracey Emin made her iconic work ‘My Bed’.

It’s also twenty years since I swapped my childhood single bed for a double bed.

As I wrote back in February I’ve just gone back to a using … read more

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BBC Two Here We Come

In just under a week’s time we’ll be sharing the result of a creative project that’s been over a year in the making.

With a lot of excitement I want to encourage you to look out for our latest film, … read more

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KO Bingo

Last night was the last but one of our holiday. Fran and I had a blissful day, spending the morning by the pool swimming in the sea in the afternoon. The wide beach, with its pale sand, has wooden walkways … read more

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Cartoon Pain Scale

The Internet’s full of distractions, from cute cat videos to nostalgic quizzes.

Last night I saw an alternative pain scale that made me laugh – someone had used works of art to replace the usual 1-10 of pain.

I liked … read more

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The U-bends of Windsor

If you’re in the UK it’s unlikely to have escaped your attention that there’s a wedding happening today – the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

I’d been expecting this post to be about wedding-related tics and I … read more

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Cannon Beach

The last few days have been busy– preparing for and preforming my stand-up show here in Portland, and running a children’s event yesterday. Today was a day off, and as the weather was beautiful, Leftwing Idiot, Lily and I decided … read more

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Dear Jacqueline

Dear Jacqueline Wilson,

I’ve got a confession to make: I, a thirty-seven-year-old woman, spent the Easter weekend watching the CBBC adaptation of your book Katy (a retelling of the What Katy Did stories). I’m sure I’m not the only adult … read more

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