Stand Up for Sue Ryder

Stand Up for Sue Ryder

It was my absolute privilege to perform stand up at the Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent day hospice in Newbury yesterday. The decision to do so was inspired by the care that the hospice services in Berkshire showed my brother-in-law’s wife, Paula (pictured left with...
Comedy in the Care Home

Comedy in the Care Home

I’ve done some difficult gigs in my time – one in a pub with three punters, one in a boiling hot hall with terrible acoustics and one where choosing to take the stage from a place in the audience set completely the wrong tone. (Top Tip: stride from...
The Value of Vulnerability

The Value of Vulnerability

Vulnerability in the tech industry is dirty word. Firewalls must be robust, infrastructure must be secure, and if you’ve not got a handle on your data, you might as well write your own headline for The Register. In the past eight years I have written enough...
The Power of Looking Up

The Power of Looking Up

“When you go to the House of Commons”, said my friend Lins, “make sure you look up. It’s definitely a place for looking up.” And how right she was. Having been invited to attend Smart Works Reading’s 4th birthday celebrations in the...