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 […]

Give a spit for Anthony Nolan Charity #MarchOfTheMen

Someone is diagnosed with blood cancer every 20 minutes. Every 20 minutes. That is scary. And age, gender, sexuality, ethnicity – none of that comes into it – any one of us could be affected at any time. For many of these people a stem cell transplant from a donor on the Anthony Nolan register is their […]

Hemsley & Hemsley and the Art of Eating Well

My brother and his delightful new Portuguese girlfriend’s Chrimbo pressie was a copy of a cook book Hemlsey & Hemsley the Art of Eating Well, which seems to be all the rage at the mo. In of itself, as a book, it is a thing of beauty. High production values, excellent design, lots of superb food […]

Two Writers And A Big Mac!

Based of figures obtained from the web site ‘Calorie Count‘ you would need to type for one thousand and fifty hours in order to burn off the calories consumed when you eat a ‘Big Mac‘. That’s a lot of typing. An average professional typist types usually in speeds of 50 to 80 wpm. It is […]

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 […]

What’s the fuss about Fracking?

Frack (alt frak) verb: to inject liquid into (a subterranean rock formation, borehole, etc.) at high pressure so as to force open existing fissures and extract oil or gas. “Millions of gallons of water are needed to successfully frack a single well” To extract (oil or gas) by injecting liquid into a subterranean rock formation, […]

Painless Dentistry: ‘A Shamanic Journey’

My legs were bleeding when I returned from the stables today. I’m working with a vibrant Swedish riding instructor who is determined to bring me up to standard in the shortest possible time. She constantly shouts: “Steve use the legs, more legs, more, come on Steve more legs, legs, legs, and then the whip”. For […]

Simon Pegg at Men’s Fashion on Day 1 of London Collections

Simon Pegg at Samuel L. Jackson’s “One for the Boys” event on Day 1 of the Men’s Fashion London Collections. In this exclusive Simon encourages men to speak up. We’ll be back with more information about One for the Boys later… For more celebrity coverage from London Collections subscribe to the British Fashion TV: The Official […]