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Robin Williams Did Not Die From Suicide

Robin Williams didn’t die from suicide. I only just heard the sad, sad news of Robin Williams’s death. My wife sent me a message to tell me he had died, and when I asked her what he died from she told me something that nobody in the news seems to be talking about. When people … Continue reading »


The Mundane and Uneventful Life of Me

Before you begin, as much as you may doubt what you are reading, please believe me when I say that absolutely every single word of this is 100% true.* I have to admit, just minutes after I’d written the post before this one, I kind of regretted it. I mean, what was I thinking? “I … Continue reading »


I’m Back…

For those of you who regularly follow this blog… what is wrong with you? I haven’t posted on here in over a year! Please seek medical attention immediately. The reason I haven’t kept this blog up to date is because of some reasons. However, this is something I intend to change, and the way I … Continue reading »



It is finally here… One Seriously Messed-Up Week-End in the Otherwise Un-Messed-Up Life of Jack Samsonite is officially on the loose as of today! Sprint down to your local bookshop and grab a copy NOW! (Or sprint down to your local computer and order your copy online. OR even sprint down to your ebook reader … Continue reading »


Here’s The Pitch

‘Here’s the Pitch’ is a post inspired by a twitter conversation between Viv from and Andrew Hall from pewterwolf Viv wrote this tweet: Andrew wrote this reply: Then I thought this: And then my brain wouldn’t leave me alone until I’d written this down… Title: Bunheads of the Dead The hook: Zombies do ballet (what’s not … Continue reading »


My Week By Numbers* #3

*In the unlikely event of my week being slightly mundane or uneventful I may resort to referencing events from alternative weeks of my life (just see if you can spot them). New Things I Tried This Week: 3 Telling a friend what an amazing person they are (as a species, we tend to wait until someone … Continue reading »


When You Don’t Even Know The Title of Your Own Book

Back in January I blogged about One Seriously Messed-Up Week being translated into German – what will the cover look like? What will Gruff-nuggets translate as? And, most intriguingly, what the hell will the title be?! A couple of kind Twitter folk came up with their best translations in the German language, but I can … Continue reading »


Reluctant Readers, Really?

I’ve been a naughty boy. It has been 7 weeks since my last blog post (at least0! I have written some posts in that time, but the gap seemed so large that I scrapped them because I felt I had to come back with something a little bit bigger than my usual crap, so I’ve … Continue reading »


On This Day… 3 Yrs Ago

On this day 3 years ago: Matilda fell asleep on her hands and it made me laugh so much that I had to take a photo…      


On This Day… 2 Yrs Ago

21st Feb 2010 Snow Day. Where I grew up we were surrounded by countryside. Almost every winter, without fail it snowed. Proper good snow. Snow is good. Snow is my friend. Snow meant a number of different things: No school (unless a teacher could make it in and open up. We had no excuse for … Continue reading »

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