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Don't call me a Trekkie!

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Don't call me a Trekkie!

But I do like painting pictures inspired by Star Trek. Actually I don’t mind if you do call me that, but it does conjure up images of men of a certain age wearing colourful pyjamas and stick-on Vulcan ears, which I’m most certainly not.  I don’t actually mind if you think that I am one of those guys, but “I don’t mind if you think I’m a trekkie” didn’t seem like such a good title.     I’ve loved Star Trek for a long time.  My love began in the 1980’s watching re-runs of the Original series, and continued with The Next Generation...

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My favourite Artists - Bob Wakelin

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My favourite Artists - Bob Wakelin

I have to be honest, despite being an artist, I'm not actually much of an art student.  While I'm friends with quite a few artists, there are many well known ones that I have either not heard of, or know very little about.  In conversation I'm forever politely nodding while I whip out my phone to quickly duckduckgo who the artist in question is (most people would say "google who the artist in question is" but what's the fun in being like most people). Many of my favourite artists are ones that I have admired since childhood.  Artists who painted the covers...

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Farewell to my more famous namesake

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Farewell to my more famous namesake

Richard Buckley (second from the left) with his husband Tom Ford in 2016 The many Richard Buckleys Back in 2004 when I registered www.richardbuckley.co.uk , the internet was in it's relative infancy.  Around 11% of the worlds population were online.  Compare that to over 65% now.  I wasn't a reader of fashion magazines, nor was I particularly that into fashion.  Georgio at Asdaio was about all my finances could stretch to at the time.  Thus I wasn't aware that there was a far more famous Richard Buckley out there.  It hadn't actually dawned on me that there were any other...

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Forcing myself to blog

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Forcing myself to blog

Do you ever find yourself doing things that you really don’t want to because you’re told (and know) that they’re good for you?  I’m sure you do.  Everything from getting your five a day, to shopping around for car insurance.  You put it off and put it off, until eventually you get it done, and you realise that it wasn’t as bad as you thought it was going to be.  If anything you actually feel quite good for doing it.  Perhaps you feel relieved, not only that but you ask yourself why you avoided doing it for so long in the...

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