Showing posts from May, 2011

Laughter is the Best Medicine

John Sullivan died last month, he was only 64, well writing that's put a song in my head! Anyway, he wrote one of my all time favourite shows, Only Fools and Horses.

There was a short tribute show on yesterday which I watched and subsequently learnt that he also wrote many other shows I watched and loved over the years, most notably for me Just Good Friends and Citizen Smith.

Additionally he wrote for comedy shows such as The Two Ronnies, another family favourite.

I have many of the Only Fools episodes on DVD. In addition to being a huge fan of the show and all of the characters I am a massive David Jason fan...and I do mean David Jason and not just Del Boy although I feel much affection for his character in Only Fools.

So I thought I would treat myself and look up a few classic clips on You Tube for some of the episodes I don't have copies of yet, and share them here, in tribute to a comedy genius. Enjoy!

There are loads more clips on the wonderful You Tube if you fancy some …

Pearls of Wisdom

I have just finished a really good book, but for the past three years I have really stepped up my reading and have read so many good stories.

I also watch a lot of films but what has struck me recently is although I think I've seen some really good films they never touch me in the same way books do. Its not just the way that books can convey so much extra detail and supporting information, or that they allow your own imagination to put faces to the characters, perceiving them in your own unique way: its that they so very often impart pearls of wisdom, ideas or thoughts, phrases and sayings, that really hit you hard and make a posative difference to how you see the world and your life.

There have been very few films that have had that affect on me, but many, many books.

At the beginning of last year I read Dan Browns latest book 'The Lost Symbol' which introduced me to Noetic Science. I took so much away from that book, and know I need to read it again as there were so m…