Pretty Ponies

25 Apr 19
Mary Angland

Another fabulous morning deep in the heart of Kerry, gloriousl sunshine, light sea breezes and wonderful company.  Woke this morning after a very disturbing dream where I was, for some inexplicable reason, babysitting (reluctantly) my friend’s grandson but the baby kept leaping out of my arms and falling on the floor. I was very glad […]

25 Apr 19
The Herbal Hare Homestead

“As a hungry man dreams of eating, but is still hungry, and as a thirsty man dreams of drinking, but is still faint from thirst when he wakes up, so your enemies will dream of victorious conquest, but all to no avail” (Isaiah 29:8) Nope. No enemies that I know of, though I could be […]

25 Apr 19
nscarambiental

Una canción de conciencian ambiental propuesta por nuestras alumnas Laura de Pedro y Lucía Navarro de 4º ESO. ¡Gracias! Lyrics What up, world? It’s your boy, just one of the guys down here. Well, I could be more specific. Uh, I’m a human, and I just wanted to, for the sake of all of us earthlings […]

25 Apr 19
elizadaisystyling

A white t-shirt and a pair of jeans are staples in everyone’s wardrobes. For me personally, I wear it all the time. I rely on it anytime I have to rush out the door and don’t have the time to put together an outfit. Or I say ‘I have nothing to wear’ while staring at […]

25 Apr 19
Life of an old goat

These are taken from my previous blog: What Happened. By Hillary Clinton. The tl;dr take: 1. This won’t change your mind about Hillary Clinton. If you despised her before, you’ll feel the same way after the book. If you loved her before, you’ll still love her. If you thought “ok, decent policy wonk but not […]

25 Apr 19
EUAN'S ADVENTURES

In all honesty, I was a bit hesitant when my parents approached me with the idea of setting up a market stall in the local Easter Festival. Not that customer service is a weak point of mine, as being hospitable comes second nature considering my Filipino upbringing; but rather towards the low expectations I had […]

25 Apr 19
Balaam's Curse

So from the beginning my education bred taut feelings in the barn. The endurance of unrelenting peril warped us – Beor, Zadoc and me – in different ways.  My father made enormous demands on the tutor’s accommodating good nature.  He would make Zadoc sit up till midnight developing a new test for me while he […]

25 Apr 19
Tots and Pears

So I’m pretty sure half my hair is gone. I can feel it in my pony tail which used to be a couple inches thick but now is a shadow of its former self. Where the pads of my index finger and thumb used to just be able to touch as I wrapped my hair […]

25 Apr 19
Ted Campbell's Point of View

Back in the autumn of 2018, Gerry Nichols, writing in the Hill TImes, opined that the 2023 election would be more interesting than the 2019 version because, by then, Chrystia Freeland would be leading the Liberal Party. In January of this year, before the Philpott/SNC-Lavalin/Wilson-Raybould crisis, an opinion piece in Carleton University‘s weekly newspaper noted […]

24 Apr 19
dimenno

THE INFORMATION #1043 MAY 3, 2019Copyright 2019 FRANCIS DIMENNOdimenno@gmail.comhttp://dimenno.wordpress.com Men marry because they are tired, women, because they are curious: both are disappointed. ― Oscar Wilde WHEN THIS WORLD CATCHES FIRE BOOK THREE: SAVAGE NOXTOWNCHAPTER TWELVE: PART SIXTY: THE EASTERN GATE OF PARADISE “There is,” said William Batchelder Tallent to Glen Phillips, “a sneaking suspicion in […]

24 Apr 19
The Scottish Sun
SANJEEV Kohli shut up shop after his run as Still Game’s Navid Harrid ended — but now he’s hoping fans will buy into his rebrand as the nation’s chat show king. The actor launches his new Big Talk programme on the BBC Scotland channel tonight after the legendary sitcom that made him famous came to an end earlier this year. Sanjeev Kohli’s new chat Big Talk show airs tonight The panel show — which included guest appearances from comedians Karen Dunbar and Jay Lafferty in its first episode — takes a funny, sideways look at what’s happening in Scotland and around the world. But Sanjeev knows viewers will have a hard time taking him seriously unless he proves he’s more than just Craiglang’s ex-shopkeeper. Piers Morgan brutally taken down over papoose-gate by Still Game’s Sanjeev Kohli The 47-year-old says: “I have to be realistic and admit I will be known as Navid forever, there’s no point thinking otherwise. “And I know people will say ‘Just stay in the shop, mate’ and wonder what I’m doing presenting a discussion show where we can be political and humorous. I’m expecting that. Sanjeev is rebranding from his role as Navid “Still Game and that character opened a lot of doors for me and I will never regret that. “Now it’s up to me to prove I’m more than that. “This is me, I’m Sanjeev and not Navid Harrid. I need to get my personality out there and make it work. “It’s as much of a learning curve for me as anyone else.” Best-known for his comedy acting and writing, most folk won’t know Sanjeev has always dreamed of being a TV presenter. The Glasgow-based star — who also plays A.J. Jandhu in soap River City — gave up on his dream a long time ago, after finding fame for other reasons. And he admits he can’t believe it’s all come full circle. Sanjeev says: “I started my career as a radio presenter doing quite journalistic things 25 years ago. But I stopped aspiring to have a show like this when I got into comedy writing and acting. Sanjeev says he looks up to chat show kings like Graham Norton “It’s strange getting the opportunity at this stage of my career because I would have expected it to happen back then. “But I have a much higher profile than I did then so there’s that element of people saying ‘Navid from Still Game has a chat show’. “The weird thing is that I’ve written and performed news spoofs before. And now we are taking our own sideways look at the news.” With no other TV chat show presenters in Scotland, Sanjeev looks up to people like Graham Norton and Adam Hills for inspiration. And as his new career gets under way, he’s hoping he can be as good at his job as they are. He says: “I love Graham Norton and guys like Adam Hills on The Last Leg. Still Game’s Navid also loves Adam Hills on The Last Leg “And I’m a fan of Charlie Brooker and think that Trevor Noah, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert and John Oliver are geniuses at what they do — they are very switched on. I’m not as politically-minded as those guys but I would like to try to bring some of my humour into it. “Someone like Graham Norton is very generous. He doesn’t always get the big laughs but he creates an environment where all the guests say they have such a laugh on his show and that’s why they’re more inclined to tell great anecdotes they wouldn’t say on other shows. “You want the best of people together so they spark off each other and you get two or three voices who take things to places a one-to-one chat couldn’t. “I’m generally good at talking to people so I want to put them at ease and show I’m not trying to be the funny one.” Sanjeev adds: “I’m not saying I’m going to be in the same league as those guys. “But like Brooker we can take a uniquely Scottish angle on news and you won’t get that anywhere else, which is good. “The last chat show in Scotland was probably McCoist and MacAulay 20 years ago. “It will be more like The Last Leg where we look at news and events with me fronting it but we have funny people and stand-ups doing comic monologues about what’s annoying them at that time. “It’s a real mix of genres.” Still Game ended last month As well as his chat show, Sanjeev is heading to the Edinburgh Festival in August. He is touring his radio show Fags, Mags and Bags with pal Donald McLear. It looks at the life of Ramesh Majhu, a middle-aged shopkeeper born in India but a long-term resident of the Glasgow suburb of Lenzie. The actor admits he’s nervous to take it on the road — but he enjoys taking risks. Sanjeev says: “It’s been going since 2007. We are doing a live version for the whole run of festival which is exciting. “A few years ago we did a script reading at the Oran Mor in Glasgow and had two full houses. I couldn’t believe how many laughs we got for what I considered to be very niche jokes. I’m nervous but can’t wait — I like trying new things. “I got involved in singing and spoken word in a band a few years ago and we ended up doing live gigs. It was nerve-wracking but such a buzz. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN TV AND SHOWBIZ” posts_category=”6″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] “And going into an established continuing drama like River City, my main thought was don’t wreck this for everyone and I was probably pretty crap for a few months. “But I’ve improved and learned so much through working with such talented and amazing people.” As he looks to the future, Sanjeev wants people to know he shouldn’t be counted out. Still Game might be over but he isn’t. And he’s ready to take on newcomers waiting in the wings to steal his spot. He says: “None of us are just one-trick ponies. We do have stuff in the tank. “Scotland is absolute hoaching with talent so, from a selfish point of view, I need to stay limber to stay ahead of the game.” Sanjeev Kohli’s Big Talk is on Wednesdays on BBC Scotland at 10pm. colan.lamont@the-sun.co.uk [bc_video video_id=”5569885938001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Sanjeev Kohli aka Navid in ‘Still Game’ in ‘I Belong to Glasgow'”] We pay for your stories and videos! Do you have a story or video for The Scottish Sun? Email us at scoop@the-sun.co.uk or call 0141 420 5200  
24 Apr 19

Part of capturing interesting, compelling photos – especially when it comes to outdoors, landscape, and nature photography – is breaking out of the city or your normal haunts to find a new venue that offers up some inspiration (and probably some interesting scenery as well). Sometimes those fresh destinations can be relatively close to home: […]

24 Apr 19
African Sunsets

I was very excited for the start of the week as due to protests, our previous week was very short. I missed the kids – Being at the school, tutoring, having kids grab my hair and high five me, the usual. It was the first time I couldn’t wait for Monday morning! Tutoring Seeing the […]

24 Apr 19
The Rambling's of a writer.

This is another band I discovered thanks to family.   Contagious songs that your ears cling to when young and you’re otherwise engaged with – in my case-playing with your My little ponies vs dinky metal cars.   I didn’t dig dolls, Barbie was not my thing at all. Many moons later I bought the best […]

24 Apr 19
Miles On Tap

This blog, Miles on Tap, covers a wide range of topics.  We have not yet talked about the Tap portion! I could have posted about this beer or that beer that I’ve drank, but you don’t want to read about that I’m sure.  Today, I’ll post about something a bit more meaningful. Two years ago […]