Want to hear the one about the girl who took up crocheting? It’ll have you in stitches! I’ve put my idle hands to use and starting making hats.
Next in this series of interviews with the cast of Band of Brothers, I caught up with Doug Allen who played Pvt. Alton More to find out more about his career, his interests and the legacy of Band of Brothers.
On 29 May, Lindsey and I will be climbing Currahee Mountain in Georgia to raise money for the World War II Foundation and Royal British Legion. 3 MILES. 2 GIRLS. 1 MOUNTAIN. Currahee Mountain stands 800ft (240m) and was the training site of the American Paratroopers at Camp Toccoa during WWII, as featured in theContinue reading “A climb to raise money for veterans’ charities”
Interview with Shane Taylor – Doc Roe from the WWII mini-series Band of Brothers. In 2001, HBO aired an American war drama that was produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks which went on to win seven Emmys and a Golden Globe. The series was Band of Brothers. It follows the history of Easy Company,Continue reading “The Doc will see you now”
This past weekend I went to Bastogne, Belgium for the Band of Brothers Actors Reunion. On Saturday night, at the Bastogne War Museum, I attended a VIP dinner with the actors, sponsors, volunteers and other special guests. During the evening, Captain Dale Dye led the actors in a cadence and gave a very poignant speechContinue reading “Band of Brothers Actors Reunion – Bastogne 2016”
Today is Colin Jones’ 64th birthday. As a fan of The Beatles, I thought it was very fitting for me to make him this video. Happy birthday, dad. Love you x
Three decades ago, an explosion at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant sent a plume of radioactive particles into the air. The cloud spread over much of Belarus and Ukraine – then western USSR – and Europe. A spike in radiation levels was even detected as far away as Trawsfynydd near Blaenau Ffestiniog and Wylfa onContinue reading “Chernobyl: 30 years on”
Two years in the making, Licensed to Ill is a hip-hop salute to three bad brothers from New York showcasing their rise to stardom accompanied by the soundtrack of a generation. It is not, as some have dubbed it, a ‘Beastie Boys musical’ considering the Venn diagram of people who like the Beastie Boys andContinue reading “Licensed to Ill”
While there were no tents, novelty over-sized hats or copious amount of mud, the Festival of Marketing was still a remarkable event. With 12 stages hosting over 200 speakers from 11-12 November at Tobacco Dock in East London, I’m glad I downloaded the app and pre-booked the sessions I wanted to attend. #FOM15 wanted toContinue reading “Festival of Marketing #FOM15”
On Saturday, I did my first taxidermy workshop with Margot Magpie from A Field Guide at the Charles Dickens Museum in London. I received a home taxidermy kit for my birthday but didn’t have the confidence to give it a go myself so decided to attend the workshop beforehand. I’ve always had a weird fascinationContinue reading “Taxidermy Workshop”