Never Too Late


Life is what happens while we’re busy making other plans, as Allen Saunders (and later John Lennon) said – and that’s my excuse for not having posted a blog post for a while.

Coming into 2016, I didn’t realise this would be the year I’d get engaged, let alone married. And here I am in October, with a ring on my finger and a spring in my step and a feeling of true contentment – at the age of 45 – that I’m still getting used to.

I’ve just written about this for Standard Issue – tying it in with my joy at watching the former Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls on this year’s Strictly Come Dancing.

There is a connection, trust me. Because whether it’s a ballroom dancer or a bride, I hope that both my and Ed’s stories can show that it’s never too late to be what you might have been. And that we all have it in us to write wonderful new chapters in our life.

Corbymania hits the UK!

So I was lucky enough to script a fun video for The Huffington Post UK about the rise in Corbynmania – aka the fevered excitement about Labour leadership frontrunner Jeremy Corbyn.

Here it is – voiced by the brilliant David Schneider (doing his best Pathe News voice) and made by Handface video.

(It was a labour of love sifting through YouTube and watching footage of Beatlemaniacs, I can tell you.)