There’s a first for everything…

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I write my thoughts this week having just appealed a parking ticket. Note to self, always ensure you select the correct license registration on the park mobile app.

Another crazy week has passed. The new series of Derry Girls has started and in my opinion really lived up to the hype. The mixture of comedy, great storylines and brilliant music is a winning combination plus as a teenager myself in the 90’s I can really relate to what life in Northern Ireland was like back then. It doesn’t seem that long ago.

This week I also watched the new Ricky Gervais show on Netflix ‘Afterlife’. Albeit I have only watched one episode I thought it was superbly written, acted and produced. It has strong themes and equally strong language, it is definitely worth a watch. Check it out.

This past week I recorded a new ad for Subway which you will see online soon, it amazes me the intricacy by which an advert is made. It was great to be involved with such a great brand and fun recording with Ulster Rugby players Marty Moore, Kieran Treadwell and fellow Bangor man Stuart McCloskey. Talking of Bangor, I helped launch the new Helens Wood development on Saturday. Over 300 homes are being built just off the Rathgael Road.   It looks great and I got to cut the red ribbon. There’s a first for everything.

I was saddened this week to learn of the passing of Keith Flint the front man of the Prodigy. I have seen them many times over the years and have loved their work since I was a kid. In truth, they were one of the main reasons I fell in love with electronic music. From ‘Wind it Up’ to ‘Voodoo People’ and ‘Out of Space’ they provided a huge part of the soundtrack to my teenage years. However if I have to pick just one Prodigy tune it would be ‘Everybody in the Place’. Take a listen here….

Finally this week I would like to take a moment to congratulate the Belfast Giants on retaining the Challenge Cup. The team won it after many seasons last year and have now won it back to back. The win against the Guildford Flames in overtime was incredible to see and well deserved for coach Adam Keefe and all the squad. The Irish Rugby team also defeated France in the six nations and captain Rory Best scored a try on his final home appearance in the championship. It was emotional to see him celebrate with his kids at the end of the match. In football, my team Liverpool got the win over Burnley as the quest to win the Premier League for the very first time goes on. I’ve been waiting since I was 10 years old for Liverpool to win English footballs top division. The wait continues but hopefully with a few twists and turns this will be ‘our year’. I have faith.

Thanks for reading,

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