Comedy interviews for the Reading Post
November 18, 2012, 11:20 pm
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First of all found this funny picture of me trying out some picnic stuff this ‘Summer’ – as you may tell from the photo it was frickin’ cold! Food was nice though…

Recently I have done some interviews with comedians for the Reading Post.

Click here for Chris Ramsey.

For Frisky and Mannish go here.

Or here for Pappy’s.



Two more music interviews
November 18, 2012, 11:11 pm
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I interviewed Simone Felice and Duologue for Kettle Magazine. 

Here is Simone and here is Duologue.

My fave question was to Duologue – I asked them what their menu would be on Come Dine.

Travel review: Cosmopolitan Cardiff
September 18, 2012, 7:51 pm
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As well as day-to-day news reporting, working in the Reading Post offices gives me the fantastic opportunity to sometimes write features across our titles. Here is a review of a city break I took to Cardiff with a friend. Enjoy!

Company Magazine’s Street Style Pic
August 30, 2012, 9:03 pm
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Company Magazine's Street Style Pic

I don’t think the link worked but here is the pic on the Company magazine website.

The delicious Simon Pegg
August 30, 2012, 8:48 pm
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The delicious Simon Pegg

I love old people
June 21, 2012, 7:41 pm
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In 10 days it will be three months since I started as a trainee reporter on the Bracknell Forest Standard and in recent weeks my love for older people has developed.

The flame was lit when I interviewed a couple in their 80s about the Olympic flame when it first went through Bracknell.

They made me so welcome in their house and had loads of knick knacks and old photos that reminded me of my grandparents house when I was little.

They also chatted for ages and had such interesting stories – much more engaging than most day to day chit-chat. It’s amazing when someone’s lived in the same place for about 50 or more years – they recall an incredible amount of changes, but can also give it such an interesting and surprising perspective.

When doing the usual weekly rounds of events I spoke to a few day centres and care homes during the Jubilee coverage and this lead to two interviews with some lovely oldies who were closely associated with the Queen.

One was Audrey who used to send telegrams to the Queen.


And the other was Betty who was in school pantomimes with Lizzy and Maggie.


Also, this week’s splash is about how older people are suffering a huge amount of poverty – and a service designed to help them lacks funding.


In other news I went to Royal Ascot this week.  Here’s a story regarding the five day event. I spotted the Queen for the first time – she is tiny!


First week on the Bracknell Forest Standard

I am finally  a full-time reporter and I absolutely love it.  I started on Monday, after relocating to Reading last Saturday.  I live in a great house, with friendly housemates, walking distance to work.

Everyone I work with is great and my patch, Bracknell and Sandhurst, seems to have friendly contacts in it.

This week I have written quite a few stories and used the phone calls as opportunities to make contacts.  After deadline day, I was also handed a list of contacts to ring around so I am learning lots about the area which is interesting.

Here are a couple of stories that are now online.



I can’t wait to get to know the area better and generate lots of my own stories.

But for now, Happy Easter.  I’ll be writing some better blogs soon!