As always with a new year comes new things, well - promises, at least. And I’ve got plenty things going on in 2015. I’m not one for writing personal blogs, as such - I prefer writing about someone, or something else (usually rugby league!) - but we'll see how this goes…!
First up, a website redesign. I’d be keen to know what you think - and whether it’s useful in any way for you. I’m planning to produce a new series of my Rugby League Down South podcasts in 2015, although with my work commitments I’m not sure how regular they’ll be. It’s set to be an interesting year for the game all round, specially teams in the South. And with the podcast passing 28,000 plays last week (adding in the YouTube plays, it’s about 30,000 which was my target when I set out on a second series, last year) your continued support and listens/downloads would be highly valued.
In the last few weeks I’ve found out more about the dual-code international who, a few months ago, I was told was a distant relation of mine. He had a very successful and fascinating career and there are a few people looking into his life and career - so more on that topic soon…
Of the new things, having moved into Hampshire last year, I’ve been working part-time at new local TV station That’s Solent, as a programme editor - whilst continuing my role at BBC London. It’s been a challenge since launching in November 2014, but a great test of my journalistic, editorial and technical credentials.
There’s also a number of people working behind the scenes to bring about a new series of The Greenwich Show, which I launched in September 2014, as the executive producer and director. Hopefully more concrete news on that soon.
On other notes, as it’s a different style of blog… I’m not usually one for watching feature films, but have had two trips to the cinema since the turn of the year.
A Theory of Everything - worth seeing; Steven Hawking is an extraordinary man.
Into the Woods - disappointing.
And the turn of the year I also hadn’t decided my new year’s resolution. Having kept last year’s promise for an entire year for the first time I was keen to have another for this year. Hanging up on an unwanted phone call the other day, I knew what my resolution would be. That’ll create a considerable amount of more time to attempt to cram all this in...
Let me know what you think of the website.
Best wishes for 2015.