2010-2019 – A Decade Review

So for my third and final post of 2019 I thought I would look back on the past decade, mostly for me just to remind myself what good stuff I’ve been up to!

Obviously did lots more, most of which I’ve forgotten but I’ve tried to pick out the main things, especially when I could find some pictures.


  • I did well with holidays in 2010 with 3 weeks in Australia (Perth + Lancelin) meeting a mate who was staying there followed by a lads holiday to Malia a few months later.
  • I learned not to give drunken piggy bag rides as it can lead to a heel to the face! Still have the scar now!


  • Another lads holiday, to Magaluf this time.
  • Had the “Last Ever” (this was said multiple times, but this time it actually was) Dempsfest (see Dempsfest 2008/ and Dempsfest 2009).
  • Became Director of my local Pub that I was on committee for, basically just on paper but agreed to it as sounds cool to be in charge of a pub!
  • Met Ross Noble after a gig in Oxford, was really friendly and chatted to me and mate for about half hour, telling us about the upcoming film Stitches and showing us some behind the scene pictures on his phone.


  • Had a great holiday in Cornwall with mates, highlight was going to Healey’s Cider Farm where they make Cornish Rattler.
  • Met Rhod Gilbert after a gig in Salisbury.
  • My niece Layla was born.


  • Saw Example (for the 3rd or 4th time I think) in Bristol.
  • Moved out into a flat above the pub I’m Director of.
  • Went on stage at end of Adam Hills gig (was invited to) and got a picture that didn’t come out as I got a new phone that day and had forgot to remove the protective plastic lens cover, d’oh!


  • I was lazy and grew a beard, but ended up having it shaved off and raised over £600 for CLIC Sargent and Wiltshire Air Ambulance!
  • Continuing the comedy theme I met Chris Ramsey after a gig in Swindon.
  • Jason Manford came to check out the Hall I live above about possibly bringing his Manford’s Comedy Club here but it didn’t pan out, obv got a picture though.
  • Even though I live above a pub, my mate build be a bar in my Lounge.


I didn’t seem to take many pictures in 2015 (or I’ve lost them!) therefore can’t really remember what I did!


  • Was an Usher at the Wedding of two close friends.
  • Had a fancy dress (of course!) party for my 30th.
  • Went to Bournemouth to see David Brent + Foregone Conclusion.


  • Went to a Rum Festival in Exeter, where we sampled the 75.5% Old J Tiki Fire.
  • Had a party for my Mum’s 60th Birthday.
  • Went to Bristol to see Doc Brown perform (as a musician, listen to his episode on Stuart Goldsmith’s Comedian’s Comedian podcast for a really interesting chat with the highlight I remember being how his biggest professional regret is using the same stage name for his Music and Comedy).


  • My second niece, Phoebe was born.
  • Met Nina Conti after a great show in Bath where she was trying out a show where Monkey takes over!
  • Saw The Streets in Brixton after they announced a new tour of of nowhere, went on my own but met up with some “Internet Friends” I’ve know since the last decade but had never met!
  • Finally started watching the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) and saw 18 films in a month before watching Avengers: Infinity War on a Wednesday afternoon which was the last screening within 100 miles! Since seen every film within days of release and started collecting merchandise and posters.
  • Went to a mate’s Stag Do in Bournemouth where we ended up doing an Escape Room which was brilliant and have since done about 8 more!


  • The Streets announced Part Two of the The Darker the Shadow the Brighter the Light tour so I decided to go a few times, Birmingham, Bournemouth and Brixton. Second gig didn’t go quite to plan when mate’s head got cut up by a drink thrown into the crowd and we spent half the night in Hospital but it certainly was a memorable experience!
  • Went back to Legoland after about 15 years with my Goddaughter and her Brothers with my Cousins. I only took about 5 pictures all day though.

Bring on the next decade!

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