Here's the deal. I've been single since time immemorial. So, in an attempt to remedy my eternal singledom, and to get over my nauseatingly pathological fear of dates, I've decided to challenge myself. The challenge? To go on one first date a week for a year! So in 52 weeks time, I will have either found my Mr Right, or I'll stay forever Miss Write. This is what happens...

The Rules

Here are the rules to the 52 First Dates challenge...

1. A first date must be had once a week, EVERY week, for a year, that's 52 dates in 52 weeks.

2. Taking someone home after a drunken night on the cider does NOT count.

3. Second and third dates are allowed, I must continue first dates unless there are exceptional mitigating circumstances. For example, God forbid, the start of a relationship.

4. Each date must be blogged.

15 June 2023

52 First Dates hits 1.25 million hits!

 A happy little update from over on my current blog about this one:

28 October 2022


Hello strangers, me again, still alive, still lurking about the interwebs.

I have set up a fledgling website for all of my scribblings that you may or may not be interesting in. If you're the former, you can find it here:

There a lot of my professional work on there and also some very unprofessional work like songs about Nickleback and Game of Thrones, so hopefully something will tickly your pickle. I hope to be populating with more bits and bobs in the coming weeks, so do feel free to pop over and have a little nosey if you lwith.

Thanks again for checking out my little update, and of course for your excellent readership over the years.


10 March 2015

The 27 Hour Novella for Red Nose Day 2015

Hi folks!

Well, it turns out that I went and did yet another of Mark Watson's ridonculous marathon gigs for charity, 27 hours to be precise, and in the process succeeded (if success can be measured by survival) in writing a 20,000 word novella. And as proof, I went and published it, so if you want to see effects what extreme sleep deprivation and excessive gin consumption have on the creative brain, you can find out right HERE! with all proceeds going to Red Nose Day / Comic Relief:

Enjoy. I mean, good luck.