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Twisted Firewalker

I’m going to walk on fire. It’s just a small step away from walking on water although that may be a literal step if it goes wrong on the day. It’s all happening on the 27th March, on the hallowed turf of Hampden Park, a short crawl from home and A&E. I have every eventuality covered.

The firewalk is to raise money for OneKind (formerly Advocates for Animals), a brilliant animal charity. Visit www.onekind.org to find out more about them and have a look at their clever film trailer hoax. It stars Angus MacInnes, who you may recognise from Star Wars. I recognised him as Sonny from River City but that says more about me than him.

OneKind’s video excited thousands of sci-fi fans across the world and went on to win a Movieviral award. Please do watch it.

I photographed OneKind’s first firewalk last year and was hugely impressed by the staff, the organisation, and the preparation for the firewalkers. I didn’t take much persuasion when the team asked me take part this year.

OneKind's Alistair

Flames

I’ll tell you all about it once I’ve recovered. In the meantime, feel free to donate a little bit of money to help the charity’s great work :)

Thank you!

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Breaking My Own Rules

It’s about time, isn’t it? I’ve been contemplating a blog for months. And I’ve been contemplating a new website for years. Unfortunately, I’m a perfectionist and I won’t finish something until I know it’s just right.

So I’ve decided to break my own rules.

This heralds my new blog and my new website, rolled into one. My content is scattered all over the web and that’s where it’s going to stay for now but at least this site will point us in the right direction for everything. And it will evolve into my idea of perfection.

I spent years blogging on behalf of BBC’s River City so it’s a little strange to be writing about my own, non-fictional world. I believe a blog is best when it has a niche voice, a specialist subject, an obvious target audience. I guess I’m going to break my rules again.

If it’s anything like my Twitter account, this blog will feature a lot of photographs (pop stars, people, pets and parties), too much telly talk, a dangerous addiction to the internet and social media, other people’s spelling mistakes (with photographic evidence), some hippy health chat and the steep learning curve of running a business… now available in over 140 characters!

I hope you’ll hang around to see what it becomes.

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