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Buurtzorg…how to balance the books

It was quite strange to be outed and featured as a Labour supporter in the Guardian and Stage newspapers. And in the Daily Express. I am not sure whether my working life as an Actor, Blue Peter man or volunteer Chief Scout will resonate with the undecided voter but ever since I spent a few […]

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Defy Expectations

Take a deep breath and defy expectations. There is nothing worse than a sense of impending predictability. So resolutions for 2015 perhaps need to be contradictory and anarchic. 1. Would it not be lovely if I could designate my free over sixty pass on the tube to a cash strapped offspring. 2. Delete/ignore every form […]

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No apples for Clacton

After my visit to the Labour party conference and a weeks holiday in troubled Greece I had every intention expound my political thoughts but events just kept happening delaying the inevitable insight. So step by step…Ed Milliband’s speech in Manchester, as an actor I would expect a good review for such a long memorised speech […]

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How to engage in politics…be radical…then listen

Going to the Labour Party conference NHS…is it just about more money. I don’t think so…clear away layers of management. Take responsibility for your judgements. Dignity in death and sensitivity and continuity in birth. Health…don’t eat junk food, exercise and calm your mind whether you are 6 or 60 Cut down on prescription drugs. Simple. […]

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Tumble Episode 6 Farewells

  It is probably the crocodile lift that Kate and I did in Episode 1 that will always remind me of Tumble partly because Nadia Comaneci mentioned it in the final episode. I was of course to busy talking to notice and had to wait until I watched it  the next day to hear what she said. I was […]

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Tumble Episode 5 Crocked and Eliminated!

After a joyous ribbonfest in Episode 4 partner Kate, coach Andy and I were so looking forward to the next week. The designated theme from the elusive concept team (I look forward to discovering who they are at the after show party on Saturday) was Ringmaster and Showgirl…OK… I could contribute to that I thought […]

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