Top artists release exclusive ‘Torch Songs’ for CALM

To mark International Men’s Day, the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) launched Torch Songs, a new campaign that celebrates the power of music to lift us out of life’s low points. BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens will champion the campaign, which brings together top artists and music lovers to share the songs they turn to […]

The state of Blokes today ;)

Oh that I could write on the state of blokes (as in men, chaps, males) today – but that might take a while… Rather, this post is to outline where this blog is and where it’s going. Sorry if I dragged you in here under false pretenses. Anyway. When I took on this site it was with […]

If I had a mansion…

Now, I not only admit to a general naivety, but sometimes cherish it, and with my simple view on things I cannot help but consider that if I was fortunate enough to have a home worth a couple of million, why on earth would I not be willing to contribute more to the financial recovery of our […]

Very nearly an armful…

I shared this phrase with my children after giving blood last week, my first in over half a lifetime, and the blank looks said it all. Young heathens – I blame the parents… When I first gave blood, everybody knew exactly to what “that’s very nearly an armful” referred, these days, nope – sorry Paul Merton, your […]

The Nicest Job In Britain @NicestJob

Utility Aid, a non-profit company, is campaigning for what it believes is “The Nicest Job in Britain”, and quite frankly, it sounds like it. The campaign is looking for a candidate to fill a life-changing job vacancy, UA’s National Philanthropy Manager, which has been dubbed the nicest role in the country. In brief, UA are looking to […]

Breast Cancer Awareness Month – ‘Pink Shed Campaign’

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is fast approaching. October is dedicated to raising awareness and money to this campaign and encourage donations. Breast Cancer is the most common cancer in the UK with 1 in 8 women being diagnosed with breast cancer each year – that’s more than 130 a day and one person every 10 […]

Next Goal Wins released on DVD

An Agile Films and Archer’s Mark Production Directed by Mike Brett and Steve Jamison “Funny, touching, heroic and utterly marvellous.” Stephen Fry “Possibly the best football film ever” Shortlist “A story of courage, hope and redemption that will restore your faith in the beautiful game” GQ Empire **** Total Film **** Little White Lies ****The […]

Keeping it real with the #mandictionary

CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) and Theobald Fox partner to launch new #MANDICTIONARY campaign, raising awareness for award winning male suicide charity. CALM, with the help of Theobald Fox – the full service creative agency, today launched a nationwide campaign aimed at raising awareness for the award winning suicide charity. 12 men a day take […]

Two British Bikers Reach Most Southern Point of 15,000-mile Motorcycle Trek

Two British former soldiers from Birkenhead have reached the most Southern point on their epic Europe-wide motorcycle trek in aid of three charities close to their hearts. Harry Glover, 49, and Pete Bray, 58, have made it to Athens within two weeks of the start of their gruelling 15,000-mile (24,140km) expedition under the code-name ‘Triumph Over […]

A quick chat with Munir Bello, author of The Break Up Recipe

The other day I spotted a tweet about a new author, Munir Bello, who is working his socks off to promote his book. It’s brilliant how he is making use of social media to get his name and his book out there. And it’s working. At time of writing, The Break Up Recipe has 100 customer […]