TALES OF BRITAIN: Autumn 2019

THURsday, 19 December 2019 Thank You – For Auld Lang's Syne MERRY YULE, Folklore Funsters! We know there's officially no Folklore Thursday this week, but as autumn ends and a new decade begins, we wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped make this launch year for us, after 15 years of hard…

FAB FOOLS 2: Free Sample

I am warning you, with peace and love, that MY SIXTH BOOK IS NOW COMPLETE! TO A FIRST DRAFT, THAT IS! IT'S QUITE EXCITING, MATE. Glorious book cover by Beano artist Steve Beckett. Yes, 2019 has been the hardest year of my life, and all my savings may be gone, and I've had to take…

SOUPY TWISTS +1

Soupy Twists & Fab Fools: HELP! Well, this is a right old turn-up for the trouser, what? I shan't keep you, except to beg your attention for one blog further, to announce that author and authorised Stephen Fry & Hugh Laurie biographer Jem Roberts' next work of comedy history after SOUPY TWISTS – FAB FOOLS – the…

Bath Plug Award 2019: Arfur Smith

"HEY YOU GUUUYS!" Channeling my inner Sloth-from-The-Goonies with the proud winner and Bath Comedy Festival boss Nick Steel, April 2019. It's only just occurred to me that I was remiss in not posting even the tiniest blogettorina about this year's Bath Comedy Festival – I've been so busy working on my next work of comedy…

TALES OF BRITAIN: Summer 2019

THURsday, 19 September 2019 Ushering In Autumn In Canterbury The last Folklore Thursday of the summer, my dear folksters – hope it's a joyous one for all of you! The Autumn Equinox, Mabon, Harvest Festival, no matter what you like to call it, it's the perfect time, as the nights draw in, to gather around…

TALES OF BRITAIN: Spring 2019

Over The Hill Wednesday, 19 June 2019 HAPPY BIRTHDAY, FOLKLORE THURSDAY! To celebrate, we have a double birthday-themed blog to close Spring 2019 – as it was on Brother Bernard's 40th birthday last year that we visited TINTAGEL, the site of King Arthur's birth! But first, we just want to say thank you to everybody…

SOUPY TWISTS: Fifth and Final Bit

42) Soupy Twists, and GOODBYE! Friday, 18 January 2019 Weeeeeeeeell, my dear old Soupy supporters, as the old adage goes, all finite things must come to an end, and the Soupy Twists odyssey has gone on far longer than anyone could have predicted back in MAY 2016 FOR GOSHNESS' SAKE when the crowdfunder was first…

TALES OF BRITAIN: Autumn 2018

MERRY YULE, AND MARI LWYD! Thursday, 20 December 2018 Happy festive Folklore Thursday everybody! Please find attached this year’s totally bonus ‘brand new’ yule story, for all you lovely pledgers – MARI LWYD. As you know, our book is more about tales than ‘lore’, but thanks to those lovely folks at folkwales.org.uk, there seemed just enough…