Sir Michael Palin’s words about the dearly departed Terry Jones are the simplest and most beautiful tribute to true friendship.
Creativity is in all of us, in one form or another. How best to bring it out? Taking an idea from thought to expression is often about giving inspiration the chance to strike. If you know me, you know I like a good spot of serendipity. Very close together t’other day (Monday 3 October 2016, […]
Real life? Just fantasy? Is it high time you took just one day out of life to escape from reality? What, truly, is life’s purpose? Is society nought but a cock-up? It is a truth all but universally acknowledged in blogging circles that around this time of year – as people head off on their […]
Is your imagination razor-sharp? Every one of us has an imagination. But not all of us choose to use it. Imagination is in my view an often underused quality in modern life. Imagination doesn’t tend to respond well to tension, stress, or being rushed or forced. Imagination tends to flourish when you give it room […]
How can we tell when genius strikes? Exactly 39 years ago this week (on Friday 19 September 1975), the very first episode of Fawlty Towers was broadcast. And if anything can safely be said to define the word “genius,” it’s Fawlty Towers. In the case of the creation of Basil Fawlty, we have that rarest […]
Monty Python’s Flying Circus is big news at the moment, as the tastefully titled Monty Python Live (Mostly) run of shows continues at London’s o2 arena. But it also turns out that today (Tuesday 8 July 2014) sees cause for further Monty Python-related celebration: It’s 45 years to the day since the very first day’s […]