I have so many friends who are artists, creatives and thinkers. I have so many people in my life who inspire me and make me think, ‘MAN OH MAN, I need to make like them, put pen to paper and better my creative self’, which is vital when you’re living a creative life as a side hustle.

So, I thought, rather than keep these talented folk all to myself, why not share the fruits of my friendships with you fine people?

Starting with this here poem.

Yesterday, a friend of mine sent me the link to her new Tumblr page. She’s an actress who I once interviewed as part of my ‘Job Centre’ campaign. She’s beautiful, inspirational and – trust me – once you press play on this film, you won’t be able to stop watching until the very end.

Welcome to Lotte Rice. Welcome to Spooning Chips.

Let me know what you think.


large (25)Few quotes are able to make me sit up and listen, but one that has managed to grab me by the proverbial gonads of late is Sharma’s, “Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life”. So goddam true. And I think it’s time to take risks.

Book a flight somewhere new, order a coffee with whole milk, wash down those hangovers with some more champagne and enjoy the first day of the new year.

2016, we’re ready for you.


SNN1201SFTW-620_1637562aI know you’re busy stuffing your faces and unwrapping gifts, but I just wanted to say a big, fat MERRY CHRISTMAS to you wonderful lot! I hope you’re having as much fun as these two probably were as this picture was being taken. And if you’re not? Get drunk. Or wait for New Years Eve to arrive when you can get pissed with friends.

For now, go and enjoy some time with your nearest and dearest, get stuck into a cracking box set and be sure to help those in need whenever you can this Christmas season.

Much love,