Monday, 28 September 2009


…. Hic, hic….

Brit Grit.

Thanks for dropping by and a very warm welcome. Please stay a while and have a nosey around, although at the moment it feels like an empty house with only a few sticks of furniture.

I’ve decided to dip a toe into the blogosphere with this, my inaugural, post. My aim is to update this blog on a regular basis, at least once a week but we shall see.

I’m sure I’ll be tweaking around with the format etc from time to time but I think she is pretty much ready to go live. Here goes….

My profile, the website links listed, as well as the links to my own scribbles scattered around the web, will give you a feel of what I like to read and in my own small way write.

My writing is sporadic and I know that I need to discipline myself and sit in front of the keyboard as often as I can. That’s really why I’ve started this blog. I’m hoping that blogging will kick start my own writing as well as having a bit of fun and making friends along the way.

Subjects covered, well that’s still a little up for grabs. I’ve a few ideas and I’m sure, at times, I will make it up as I go along – hopefully that’s all part of the fun. I’ll post again towards the end of this week – so please stay tuned folks.

The highlight of my weekend was watching Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show at The Wimbledon Theatre. My opportunities to watch live theatre and music are limited but whenever I do, lo and behold, I really enjoy myself, resolving to do so much more.

Billed as the biggest and baddest rock ‘n’ roll musical ever! No argument from me with that statement.

It’s loud, fun and great ‘out of your seat’ stuff. The cast are excellent and too many to list here but a special mention goes to David Bedella as Frank N Furter (pictured) and Steve Pemberton as The Narrator.

The participation of the audience helps enormously particularly those seasoned veterans who turn up in costume. I’ve never seen so many men in drag!

Who could resist lyrics like....

It's just a jump to the left
And then a step to the right
With your hands on your hips
You bring your knees in tight
But it's the pelvic thrust that really drives you insane
Let's do the Time Warp again!

For more information double digit here….

What made it even more enjoyable was sitting between my beautiful girlfriend and my seventy four year old mother. Watching my dear old mum, singing along, dancing and clapping with the rest of us – even through some of the naughtier moments (I cringed several times). Wonderful, raucous stuff!

Note to self – get out and enjoy more live theatre and music!

Finally, thanks go out to Col Bury and Matt Hilton for their help and advice in getting this blog up and running. And last but by no means least Paul D. Brazil for his encouragement and the inspiration behind the name of this blog.

Say hello and leave a comment if, by chance, you have stumbled across this blog and taken the time to read through my off the cuff ramblings, which I thank you for.

That’s all for now folks.


  1. Howdy Alan. Paul sent me. He's started you off with a great title.

  2. Hiya, Al.
    Great to see you blogging at last!
    Thanks for the mention, too.
    A writer of your talent should have a 'platform' and I look forward to your forthcoming posts.
    Ps. Soooo jealous of your blog's name!

  3. Likeways, good to see you took the advice.
    I'll link to my blog with you, OK.

  4. Paul, David, Evan, Col and Matt, many thanks for your kind words and warm welcome to the blogosphere – much appreciated. All links kindly accepted. I’ve gained some followers too. I’ll reciprocate as soon as I’ve got a handle on things!

  5. Congrats on the new blog! I really want to appreciate your interesting blog. I hope you will updates this blog regularly. I am sure you really loved being in touch with the audience and speaking and spitting out around. You have done great work. keep it up!


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