So… you’ve probably all twigged by now that I’m quite partial to the odd bit of singing every now and again and enjoy baking the odd brownie when the mood takes me?
I thought you might have. The last thing I want to do is turn into one of those programmes that everyone stops tuning into because it’s the same old thing over and over again so, whilst I had many ideas for ‘I’ (honest…….. ), what better place than ‘I’ to introduce you to a few of my other interests? For instance…
No, I don’t have a secret second life in stand-up… for one thing, that’s far too energetic! But I do like a good giggle! Where would we be in life without the likes of Basil Fawlty, Edmund Blackadder, Dr. Cox, Sheldon Cooper and Miranda Hart? Without plans so cunning you could stick a tail on them and call them a fox? Without accident prone waiters from Barcelona who profess to know ‘naaaathing’? Without Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard and, indeed, Spock? One of my favourite ways to finish a day is to cwtch up on the, what I call, sofa with a hot beverage and a sitcom – why go to bed tired when you can go to bed tired with a great big grin on your face?
I like to give something back when I can. I’m an Ambassador for Ty Hafan, a Friend of Llamau, and will pretty much sponsor anyone to do anything if a good cause will benefit from it. I’ve been lucky enough to never need help from a charity, but I’d like to think that if I ever did, other people would help them to help me.
My most favourite place in the whole world ever. When I come to power rollercoasters will be mandatory forms of transport, all school children will breakfast on cinnamon buns the size of their heads, firework displays will be a nightly occurrence and cities will come to a standstill at 3pm sharp every afternoon for a Disney parade. Smiling, waving and wishing everyone you see a magical day will be commonplace, numeric carpark labelling will be banned and noone will queue for anything without passing a giant talking animatronic along the way. Sunshine will be on tap, rain showers will be short, bursting into song will be positively encouraged and all castles will be pastel shaded and come with their very own Princess (available for breakfast if booked in advance).
It is a truth universally acknowledged…
… that anything ever written by Jane Austen is utterly and completely brilliant, by me at least. And not just because she invented Mr Darcy so that Colin Firth could one day play him on TV having just emerged from a pond, either. If Matt Smith (or David Tennant, I’m not fussy) were to pull up in his TARDIS and offer to whisk me off to anywhere in time and space, Austen’s England would be pretty high up on the list. The afternoon walks, the dancing, the romance, the big houses, the happy ever after, the innate ability to play the complete works of Chopin on the pianoforte at the drop of a bonnet… Doctor, take me to Pemberley! … And if you could park just near that pond over there, that’d be lovely!
Rock N Roll Nerd
If you read those three (Four? Three and a bit? Is ‘N’ a word??) words and the first thought to enter your head was the bare-footed, wild-haired lyrical genius that is Tim Minchin (other acceptable answers include ‘CHEESE’ and ‘Yippeee!’), then I need say no more. If, however, you’re sat there wondering what on earth I’m going about then go forth and YouTube. Right now. That is all.
From Avengers to Zygons and everything in between, if it involves space, special effects or superhero shenanigans, I’m there! Who DOESN’T want to wake up and order Number One to “Make it so” en route to their morning ‘Tea. Earl Grey. Hot’? Or have a sonic screwdriver and live in a blue police phone box? Or be stuck in space with a hologram, a He-Cat and a domestically inclined android? Or wear a ring embued with special powers that let you shoot super cool green whooshy stuff out of your hands? Or be able to get changed in the time it takes to walk through a revolving door?
And where IS my hover board???