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‘There’s method in my madness’

From Shakespeare’s Hamlet, 1602. The actual line from the play is ‘Though this be madness yet there is method in it‘. This months blog comes directly from my Stormtrooper diary… This is a place where I like to put pen to paper and just let all my ideas spill out onto the page. Some of those ideas…

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In a galaxy far far away…

Almost 3 years ago to the day I had a vision. A vision I hoped one day, would become a reality! Ever since I was a little boy I’ve always dreamt of appearing in a Star Wars movie…. a dream shared by millions of other Star Wars fans around the world!! “The force is strong…

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F45 – Gym Review

F45 – Google review – Location: Hermosa Beach I recently spent 10 days out in LA, visiting friends from the UK who now live out there. Keeping fit is a key part of my daily routine and I wanted to find somewhere local to ensure the ‘Thanks Giving Turkey’ didn’t take its toll!! My friends…

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The Andaman Islands 2017

A BREAK FROM THE NORM I’ve spent the last 3 months in Mumbai, India working for Star Sports and Commentating on  Vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 5. After 105 matches it was definitely time for a well earned break ahead of the super play offs and finals. My holiday destination of choice? The Andaman Islands. The Andaman…

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Mental Health – Let’s talk about it!

This week Prince Harry has very openly spoken to the British press about his own personal battle with mental health after the death of his Mother, Princess Diana almost 20 years ago. Prince Harry said it was not until his late 20’s that he processed the grief – after 2 years of “total chaos” and…

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Sungai Pandan Waterfalls – Kuantan, Malaysia

I am currently out in Malaysia commentating on the ‘QNET Asian Champions Trophy’ hockey tournament with fellow Commentators Charlie Brougham (middle) and Solomon Casoojee (left). Say hello fellas…. Boys in blue – Star Sports Commentary Team 2016 Today we had the morning off, so Charlie and I decided to visit one of the local tourist…

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Hockey: Live on BT Sport

Selamat petang! I am currently out in Kuantan, Malaysia getting ready to cover the 4th Asian Champions Trophy for STAR SPORTS. This 6 nation tournament contains: Malaysia (Hosts and World no.14), India (2014 Asian Games Gold Medalists and World no.6 ), Pakistan (Defending Champions from 2013 and World no.13) , Korea (World no.11), Japan (Runners…

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Get ready for the spot light | ShortList Magazine

Lovely feature in September’s copy of ShortList Magazine by Dan Brightmore For Michael Absalom a bad hair day is not an option. Presenting on Sky Sports, the BBC and BT Sport, he knows he’ll be judged both on his appearance. “I work in an industry where it’s essential to look good,” says Michael. “Looking good,…

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Royal Parks Half Marathon – Sunday 9th October, 2016

6am – “Rise and shine Michael. It’s time to run The Royal Parks Half Marathon 2016”.   I’m not going to lie, when my alarm went off this morning at ‘The Crack of Sparrow-Fart” the thought of running 13.1 miles (after a fairly minimal training regime) didn’t exactly fill me with joy and excitement! Nevertheless…

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