Thursday, 14 April 2016

Viva Las Vegas

I worked above the Las Vegas amusement arcade in London's glittering West End for a few years at the beginning of my so-called career, at esteemed design consultancy Lloyd Northover. I had some great times here and met some lifelong chums who much later in life became my business partners. It has been the only job that I left because I was having too much of a  good time! Seriously, I felt that I was spending too much time messing around and having a chortle. John(Lloyd) and Jim(Northover) were great bosses and lovely fellows who didn't so much rule the studio with an iron fist as an angora mitten. So jolly japes and schoolboy pranks were the order of the day and I and my partner in crimes, Neil, took it upon ourselves to amuse our captive audience. Fire, lighter fuel, knives, scalpels , cow gum and other accoutrements of the modern design studio were all employed to humorous effect as we set out to tickle the collective funny-bones of our workmates. It helped no end that John and Jim's office was located a few doors further down Wardour Street than the studio, and a warning internal phone call by Liz, their PA, would warn us of their imminent arrival. And so we were never caught too red-handed . And so it was that I found myself beginning to feel a bit guilty and bad that I was spending too much of my time prankstering about. With a heavy heart and aching ribs, I handed my notice in and moved to what I thought were slightly more verdant pastures...

Monday, 11 August 2014

'Publish and be damned...'

On Sunday I was honoured with a lovely write up by Phil Hogan in his weekly TV review in The Observer newspaper. I say!

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Win it? We smashed it!

A televisual appearance by me and the beautifully presented Lady Norkington. Simon Rimmer hosted 'Win it. Cook it' on Monday on Channel 4. A hoot was had by all. You'll be amazed at how hard tapioca really is. And you'll regard the humble crabstick as possible dinner party material.

Monday, 4 August 2014

Me on the telly

Here's me on the telly, on Channel 4's smash new show 'Win it. Cook it!' Did we? Crikey, by jingo, I believe we jolly well did!!! With me glamourpuss wife Lady N.

Friday, 1 August 2014

Oi, sailor!

Commodore Sir Percival Belvedere-Balustrade was in attendance at Podge at The Royal Thames Yacht Club on Knightsbridge last week. A jolly good time was had by all, especially the uncouth youths at Preston station at 7.30am in the morning who found the Commodore's rig-out worthy of ribald comment.

The mean streets of Ancoats

When my good friend, and the only person I will allow to address me as 'dude', Simon Lewis of The Gate Films suggested that we had a meeting at his new HQ building site, we quickly realised that there was no meeting room. Hey presto, from the nether regions of his location 'Funbus' Si amazingly procured the required furniture, thus facilitating our high powered meeting.

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Sticks akimbo

Me and my stick waving chums performing at Rufford Old Hall. You can see my right leg, pantalooned up, very clearly, 3rd from the front, left hand row.