Mark Watson is a stand-up comedian and novelist. His most recent book, Crap at the Environment, follows his own efforts to halve his carbon footprint over one year.

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06 July 2010
I'm writing this on my phone. It feels like texting. I hope this works. Normally I write the blog on a tiny tiny laptop...
Lifestyle
05 July 2010
This year's Wimbledon is nearly over, but one of its biggest and most enduring stories was written in the first few...
Society
28 June 2010
The weather's been delightful recently. I know this because I have to keep drawing the curtains so I can see the World...
25 June 2010
Mock the Week is back. You might have seen me on the advert for the new series. And you might have seen me on the show...
Lifestyle
21 June 2010
The borough of Islington, on whose boundaries I live, has been a recognised area of London for centuries. It grew up as...
16 June 2010
Here's a bit of fun and a chance to shape the world, or rather, one evening of my life and yours.This follows on from...
Media
10 June 2010
This means so much to me. I've dreamed about this all my life. Doing this is the only thing that makes me feel alive. I...
09 June 2010
My bleating last night about the cancelled-show-and-resulting-stress business produced such a crop of warm-hearted...
04 June 2010
I'm sitting outside my room in a nice hotel somewhere in Hampshire (or, to be less James Bond about it, Winchester)....
Sport
04 June 2010
Unless you dislike sport so much that you've been living under the sea in an attempt to avoid it, you'll be aware that...
01 June 2010
As you'll know if you have been following my blog -- and I apologise if not, as some of this won't make much sense -- a...
Lifestyle
28 May 2010
I was recently in a rural part of Senegal, West Africa, when a rumour filtered through that the volcanic ash cloud had...
27 May 2010
I had mixed feelings about taking it on, and not just because it would involve leaving my very small baby with my very...
27 May 2010
This weekend saw the final of Over The Rainbow, the BBC series in which a selection of massive-eyed, desperate girls...
Lifestyle
16 May 2010
I'm writing this as the last election results come in, but it will be published in the aftermath of those results, so I...

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