Time goes quickly when you’re having fun.

This is what I’ve been doing for the last 8 and a bit years. Should you be an organisation in and around SE London that requires someone with my skillset/experience then feel free to contact me via the comments button or @anunknowncomic Thanks.

Julian has worked in the SEND (Special Educational Needs & Disability) department of this mainstream inner-city London school since 2011. He works 1-1 or with a group of designated pupils with conditions such as, autism and ADHD in order to allow these pupils to access the full curriculum. In his time at the school he has worked with children from Year 7, helping them successfully transition from primary to secondary school to supporting Year 11s completing their GCSEs. Julian currently works with children based in the 6th Form.

  • He assesses the pupils’ development, focussing on their strengths and devising strategies to aid improvement.
  • Utilises resources and strategies to aid understanding.
  • Liaises with teaching staff, parents and outside agencies.
  • Working alongside Speech & Language practitioners, Julian runs sessions in order to enhance pupils’ communication skills and their ability to empathise, in order to inprove their social interaction with peers.
  • Promotes life skills such as building confidence and improving organisation
  • Julian has a working knowledge of EHC Plans and interviews pupils to ensure their voice is represented on the form. He also helps students wishing to do work experience fill in vocational profiles.

Should you have a spare 32 mins then check out my comedy prongcast. Cheers

What would you pay £660 to do?

My Housing Association found there was a service charge deficit going back 4 years. They recently acknowledged they were a bit rubbish (paraphrasing) so knocked off the years 2014/15 & 15/16. These happened to be the years with the least amount of deficit – £110 in total. This now leaves the deficit at £660, which makes me think, what job would you want me to do for £660?

You can let me know via the comments button or @anunknowncomic

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No experience required

If Evgeny Lebedev had asked me to become the editor of the London Evening Standard, for multiple reasons I’d have to say no. One being, my lack of experience.

What I definitely wouldn’t do is accept the position and continue with my job as a teaching assistant. I’d probably think that due to my lack of experience I’d need to put all my time and effort into the job. George Osborne faced with this situation, feels he can edit the paper alongside being an MP, a consultant for BlackRock and not forgetting his lucrative talks.

Other than time management concerns, it does seem somewhat dubious that a serving MP should be in a position where he has influence over a potential audience of 8m people every evening.

It  begs the question, what next? Alastair Darling becoming the controller of Radio 1xtra.


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I’m not Paul Nuttall

Unlike Paul Nuttall I know what is written on my website. Mainly because I wrote it.

Recently, I re-did my ‘About Me’ page. I’ve tried to reflect the creative projects I’m involved in, plus my work with young people in education.

Til next time, be nice to each other.

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To clean or to leave?

I had what could be described as a social dilemma. A neighbour left a trail of christmas tree needles that went from right outside our front door, down the communal corridor to the lift.

In those circumstances would you

a) leave the needles knowing it wasn’t you who made the mess.
b) clean up the needles so people don’t think you’re the skanks that made the mess.

Feel free to let me know your thoughts via the comments button.


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From Lewisham to Southwark

Hola. Hope all is well.

2015 was a big year in politics, not only was there the general election, which was covered on this episode of my podcast, (arguably our most coherent #prongcast) but more importantly I was accepted onto the Lewisham Civic Leadership programme. This largely involved going to council meetings. I’ve now graduated from the scheme, and also moved out of Lewisham , 3 months is a very long time in politics.

Should you be interested, and why wouldn’t you be, here is the first of 3 journals I wrote during my time on the scheme. It’s also a chance to see what I look like without glasses.

Ps. Should anyone at Southwark Council be reading this, let’s talk about how I can get involved in the community.


Til next time, be nice to each other.


I’m a leader

Before and after

                           Before and after

Hola. Hope you are well.

I’ve been in London for almost 5 years and in that time my successes can at best be described as limited. They include, remaining financially and mentally solvent (although at times this has been touch and go), training for and running the Great North Run and painting the front gate, at the shared property where I live. (see pic above)

Now I can add one more thing to the list of my London achievements, as I am now a Lewisham Civic Leader. This title may sound grander than it actually is, and there maybe 29 others but if Lewisham Council and Operation Black Vote want to call me this, who am I to disagree?

Til next time, be nice to each other.


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The world is my Oyster

Hola. Hope you are well.

Not Friday gone but the previous Friday, my Oyster card stopped working. There was no build up to this, it hadn’t for example been malfunctioning, it just stopped working.

As I was at a train station, I sought the advice of a couple of officials. The man at the gate, tried my card by pressing it against the card reader, it didn’t work. I could have told him that, in fact I did tell him that. Then he looked at the card and said there was a little crack at the edge, he bent it a bit to prove the existence of the crack and then explained that this was why the card wasn’t working.

Both the official at the gate and the woman behind the counter said I needed to go to an underground station where they would be able to exchange the card and transfer the money I had on the broken card to the new one.

The nearest tube station was one stop away, but in the opposite direction to where I live. I go to buy a single ticket for this one stop and get told it would cost £2:20. That’s Two Pounds and Twenty Pence for one stop. I decided to use my contactless credit card as an Oyster card, which brought the price down to £1:90 (sticking it to the man).

At the underground station, I explained to a different woman behind the counter that my Oyster card had stopped working and that I’d been sent here to exchange the card and transfer what money was on the broken card. The woman behind the counter told me, “They don’t do that any more, I’d have to ring the Oyster people and they’d sort it out.”

I was now, still without a working Oyster card, further away from home and £1:90 down (advantage the man). Under these circumstances I thought the best thing to do was to buy a new Oyster at £5 and top it up by £10 so I could get home. On that journey home, I got to thinking this was the Northern Gods getting me back for mocking the Manchester summer in my previous blog post. You may think I’m paranoid but that doesn’t mean I’m wrong.

Til next time, be nice to each other.


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Grey skies and downpours

Hola. Hope you are well.

I went back to Manchester for a few days during half-term and maybe I’ve been living in London too long (I have) but it was noticeably colder up North. I wasn’t without blame, I travelled inappropriately, I took my summer jacket and only had one layer of clothing. What was I thinking, you can’t dress like that in Manchester when it’s only the end of May. I should have expected the grey skies and downpours. The rents cheaper though.

Whilst in Manchester I saved my books (How to Dump your Girlfriend) from being thrown out by the publishers. I now have about 40 of them in my possession. Whilst carrying the heavy bag of books and about to board a bus it did cross my mind as to whether JK Rowling has to do this kind of thing?

With my knowledge of Supply and Demand (A-Level Business) my concern is that with people knowing about the existence of these additional books, it will bring the price down. Although with them currently selling on Amazon for 1p that may prove difficult. Please Note: the postage & packing is £2:80, which makes me think I should have got into postage & package rather than writing a book.

Also on my week off I joined Facebook. Future historians will look back and find I was the last person ever to join Facebook. In the past I’d steadfastly refused to join but now you can add Facebook to the list of things I said I wouldn’t do but have, which currently includes moving to London. At this rate, this time next year I’ll be married and supporting Man Utd.

Til next time, be nice to each other.


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Taking your broom to Clapham

Hola. Hope you are well.

So Boris Johnson wants to become a MP (he probably would like to be Prime Minister).

As he looks to the future, I thought it might be nice to look back on his role as Mayor of London and the job he’s done. A job he’s held since 2008.

Despite living in London for almost 4 years I couldn’t think of his main achievements. I do remember that after the London riots he did take his broom to Clapham to help with the clean up. When I say help, he turned up, got chastised by the public and then left again but for the purpose of this blog let’s just stick with help.

I’m hoping you can help me by answering the question, What has Boris Johnson done for London? You can contact me via the comments button or on twitter @anunknowncomic

Til next time, stay safe!