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A Round Up

I can only imagine how a child in the 60s felt in the era of the bomb - Cold War, Cuban Missile Crisis, all that. Destruction like a spectr…

A Guide To...

Twelve consecutive written guides came to an emotional conclusion in last month’s edition of Now Then with The Cool Beans Guide to Startin…

A Guide To Making A TV Show

It’s officially one year since I was called up to Now Then HQ, offered the job of Chief Column Person and handed a golden typewriter to writ…

Guide To Passing Your Driving Test

Much like taking your first steps as a child, getting your first job that pays half the minimum wage and attending your first swingers’ part…

A Guide To Living On The Cheap

Life is hard. You go to school in order to get a job in order to pay the bills in order to provide a shelter for your offspring in order to …

A Guide to the Gym

Wobbly bits. They make me sick. I just threw up in my mouth thinking about them. In fact I’m so disgusted by wobbly bits that I recently thr…

A Guide to Vinyl

MP3. MP4. C3PO. UB40. I’ve never really understood all these music file acronyms. For me it’s always been about the wax. Now I know what you…

A Guide to Life Drawing

1. Being disrobed in a room full of strangers can be traumatic. Casting your mind back to a particularly nice holiday, beloved pet or favou…