When I’m not chatting away on the radio, I’m usually hunched over a laptop, hammering away at the keys.
Here you will find some of my latest scribblings for the guardian, Grazia, The Times and The Lancashire Evening Post up north.
Occasionally, I’ll write something exclusive to this website, so be sure to keep checking back in.
I am on a train and the whole carriage is angry with Gavin. Gavin is the man on the seat opposite. We all know he’s called Gavin because he announced it down the phone, earlier in the journey. “Hello everybody,” he bellowed, “it’s Gavin here. Coming in to land onRead → April 02, 2019
This column first appeared in the Lancashire Evening Post. This column has become hard to write. Not because world events have become stale. Quite the opposite, clearly. And not because I’ve been busy moving house and have been without WIFI for the last fortnight. That has been a predictablyRead → December 31, 2018
This column first appeared in the Lancashire Evening Post. I have decided I need to be less grumpy. It isn’t so much that I am a bad person. My social skillset is reasonability well developed and I would say that I am on the more pleasant end of the spectrum.Read → December 03, 2018
I shouldn’t be able to write this article. I was told so growing up. I faced an unrelenting barrage of reasons why I couldn’t do things. “You want to write? You’ll struggle holding a basic job down, lad, never mind write” “One day, Darryl will realise that talking and actingRead → October 31, 2018
It is Thursday and I am going through the finer details of my recent house purchase. My girlfriend and I have made the ultimate show of love and commitment and agreed to own some bricks together. No more renting. No more get-out clauses. I have learned to live with herRead → October 22, 2018
This column first appeared in the Lancashire Evening Post… It is Friday and I am having my hair cut. Friday is my day off. Or, it was. Now Monday is my day off too. And Thursday. And Tuesday. And all the other days in-between. A recent departure from my eveningRead → July 23, 2018
This column first appeared in the Lancashire Evening Post. I am at a party and I don’t know anyone. It’s my friend Tom’s 40th and after the shattering grief of realising I have friends turning 40, I calm myself enough to attend his soirée. We arrive at the fashionably lateRead → May 20, 2018