I’ve had many interesting and unexpected emails land in my inbox over the last seven years, including some from people and organisations I’d never have dreamed would get in touch, like Russell Howard or the Sydney Opera House.
But … read more
When I was about seven I was taken on a school trip to the Tate Gallery in London. I have a clear memory of being led up a spiral staircase and sitting with my classmates on the floor of large, … read more
In exactly one month’s time, Tate Modern in London will open its doors to our latest creative extravaganza Adventures In Biscuit Land.
Get ready to unleash your imagination and immerse yourself in the surreal, inclusive world of Biscuit Land. … read more
A few days ago I saw this collection of art from tiny objects.
As much as I loved them, I knew there was one way to improve on this idea – use biscuits!
So to celebrate Valentine’s Day here’s … read more
The last time I was in Birmingham it was for the incredible CoCo Mad Festival and the weather was much nicer than it is now!
But it’s going to take more than a bit of rain and snow to dampen … read more
When King Russell and I went to join Fat Sister to see in the New Year our journey got off to a bad start. We were waiting at the stop near the castle for the right bus, and I was … read more
Happy New Year!
I can’t believe it’s 2017 already. It was on this day in 2010 that I first started writing this blog and I’d never have guessed I’d still be writing it seven years on.
I saw in the … read more
In just a handful of hours 2016 will give way to 2017. It’s tricky to know how to write about a year that’s been full of upheaval the world over, and like many others I’m extremely apprehensive about what the … read more
I woke up this morning and a chorus of Christmases started almost immediately:
“Merry Christmas, geranium.”
“Merry Christmas, festive zebra.”
“Merry Christmas, laser jet printer.”
“Merry Christmas, protective padding.”
Here at the castle I can hear Will and Lottie stirring … read more
Across the world it’s been a year of dramatic change, from the UK referendum result to the pugnacious President-Elect in the USA.
In this era of uncertainty we need true leadership from our politicians, something that sadly seems all too … read more