Thursday, February 21, 2013

Dougal V Splash Media

Splash media are an independent production company that put together such tripe as Desperate Scousewives and Great British Hairdresser (yeah mind-numbing tv. They don't really bring much to the table.

Recently they made a faux-pas. They also back tracked a lot. They asked for tattoo obsessives for a Channel 4 tv show. They reworded their request several times as it turned out they just wanted to make another pile of shit like My Tattoo Addiction.

Below is my reply to them, they got several others like it.

I'm currently working on a new show for Splash Media and C4. We're looking for people with habits that impact their lives and the lives of those closest to them. Habits, habits. I wouldn't call it a habit. Collection maybe. Art enthusiast without a doubt. I have a habit of leaving my dirty washing on the bathroom floor. I don't have a habit of getting tattooed. I invest and research

We're really keen to speak to people with tattoo addiction. Can you not get enough of them? I find it hard to believe that someone could be addicted to tattoos. It is a strange word that Channel 4 seem to want to throw out there and link to tattoos. Correct me if I am wrong guys.

What do your friends/ family think of your passion? What is it that makes you want more Who cares what my friends and family think. It's my body.

Those of us that enter the world of visible tattoos (I am talking proper enthusiast and not those how get their hands and chest done first cos it's "cool") Understand there there always has and always will be a certain amount of stigma around it. That we will have to cover up at (most) places of work. That people with think we are criminals, ne'er-do-wells and in the case of women, sluts. We all make choices in our lives, and not all choices will please everyone. But what a boring place the world would be if we all followed the same path.

Well I have an idea to put to Splash Media. I would like to offer my services to produce this show. Lets get this done right. Lets show amazing artists and real collectors. Not people with unhealthy obsessions with teenage pop stars.

I am willing to put in the leg work for this. Find the artists, set up the interviews, find people with a true passion for an art form that I greatly respect.

So Splash Media it is over to you.

Oh and readers, please email this link to or and see if they take me up on the idea.

Update my lovelies - 22 February

Victoria Harris from splash media contacted me to ask for my number which I have given her. No call yet.

How dependent are you..

Recently we did a quiz in Psychologies magazine called How dependent are you on your partner?

Oh what a sad state of affairs. I filled it in about my boss. Luckily enough she is one of my best friends. But, when answering the question 'in an ideal world, how would you spend the day?' All of the answers seemed a little awkward:
1.snuggled up after a romantic walk
2.preparing a day that's tailor-made to please your partner
3.doing something by yourself, but without forgetting your partner.

Well obviously I chose 1, who wouldn't want to spend the day spooning on the sofa with their boss watching Man Vs Food and eating malteasers?

In a real life ideal world (if I ever get a boyfriend) I would choose none of the above. My ideal day will be a warm Saturday. Just pissing about after a long lie in and all the things that entails. It be laughter and fun that is all.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

The number 3

Number 3 was my kitten. She was called number 3 as she one 1 of 5 that were all number and the name stuck.

She sadly got run over and killed last week, I sobbed so bad for her. I miss her so very much.

3 will always be my favourite number after all 3 is the magic number.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Win a tattoo

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There are also 10 runner-up prizes of weekend tickets to be won too! So, what are you waiting for people? You have to be in it, to win it!

The winners will be announced on 3rd May 2013

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Adventure time

j'ai vécu un moment de pur bonheur.

Last year I used to go on lots of little adventures. Escape swindon and its nothingness at the weekends. I haven't done it in a long time. My confidence got a kicking and I didn't feel I could.

But I am pleased to announce I am travelling again. Running away to see what I can of the country. I forgot the fun I had. Might not last much longer as I foresee some funding issues.

Still here is to my travels and most of all to Marbella. Cannot wait to hang out with the best peeps in the world in the sun!!

Sunday, February 10, 2013


There has been, for some time in my life, the one I go in circles with. I'm sure you have one too. The one with all the romantic intensions but nothing ever comes of it.

Circle is perfect for me in my head. We laugh, I could open my heart to him, if he wanted it. Maybe he does but it seems the time has passed.

It's a shame really cos it would be easy to be happy.

But I haven't taken the step back after giving the opportunity to make it work.

I am just worried as I can see him about to make the same mistake again. I am not silly. I notice these things.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

You've changed

Sitting round looking at my friends. The new budding relationships and the ones that have been there forever. Our children and their little foibles. It's amazing to me how much we have changed. How we have progressed from the bar to the lounge. Instead of having arguments over games of pool we are having arguments about biscuits.

I cherish each and everyone of you that I am close to right now. We might not want to think it but we've changed.