Yes folks, here it is – my first ever video blog! Please don’t judge it too harshly – I feel like a proper plonker as it is, just from talking to the camera. You know when I said I was crap at acting? Well, I wasn’t lying… I hate seeing myself on film. Partially because my nose is bigger than most peoples… um, noses… and… well, other things. But before I put you off with too much whining, go ahead – check it out!

Please do let me know what you thought of it in the comments!

All the best,


21 thoughts on “VIDEO BLOG!!!

  1. Love the Vlog….. and what a class pressie.. perfect revenge….
    Have to say, I would prefer to find out all about it through your wonderful witty and sarcastic writing style that see it happen though….
    Suddenly gone off my lunch! πŸ™‚

  2. Love it. Not sure about episode 2 I think i can hear my mother calling me for dinner whenever that goes live. Also great t-shirt too!

  3. Oh that was about as funny as you’d expect from you after reading your blog, and you seem like a natural in front of the camera.

    I’m with Debs though. I definitely don’t want to see that. ha ha.

    Your planned trip sounds very exciting.

    1. Yeah, I guess I should actually mention that trip on the blog at some point. Or on Facebook. Especially as we’re leaving on Monday… for ix months. Woohoo! Can’t wait. Oh, did I mention? It’s Asia… oh yes. There will be orangutans. Possibly elephants. Ideally the odd tiger or two. And for some reason, Roo is desperate to see a yak…

  4. I’m so excited to meet you screen to screen, my friend. You’re as funny on screen, as you are on paper. Now I have your voice in my head; great thing to have for next book. Your nose fits you perfectly, by the way.

    Now, with this colon cleanse; I have a feeling you’re serious. Maybe, if we all see it’s not so bad, sales of colon cleanse gift certificates will sky- rocket;) (I only ask that you be discreet with your genetalia. I see you as a brother, and that would ruin that scenario, ha ha.)

    By the way, isn’t it true, that in Cyberspace, everyone can hear you scream?

    1. Oh, I’m fairly sure they could hear me screaming in outer space, let alone the cyber version! Let’s just say, the video is being edited as we speak – specifically with avoidance of accidental cockage in mind… :0)

      1. That’s what I so love about you Tony; you are free from the shackles of embarrassment. No red cheeks for you; on your face, or bottom. I do hope you did not have to sit on one of those doughnut things after the procedure. You now have some idea what it’s like for we woman, to get a pap smear. Things going places, they weren’t meant to be. Stay safe with Roo, & make lots of smile noises:)

        1. Well, my cheeks survived the experience relatively untarnished – it was the rather sensitive area between said cheeks that emerged feeling… somewhat violated. Yes, I can only say, I have never, EVER wished I was a woman. Honestly, it’s not worth it – not even for the constant free access to boobies… :0)

          1. That last sentence made me spit wine all over my computer screen!!!!! πŸ™‚

  5. Awesome stuff dude! Hope it is the first of many although I’m washing the cat at the time episode 2 is going online so I may have to miss that one. Although, you know what, this is one of those things that folk will be so intrigued by I bet loads do watch. For research. And laughs. You’ll make it hilarious I’ve no doubt.
    I can’t wait to get started on your second book, by the way. Bought it ages ago but I’m traveling through Westeros at the moment, nearing the end of book 4 (A Feast For Crows), have you read the Game of Thrones books? Amazing!
    Keep up the good work πŸ™‚

    1. Hiya mate! Yeah, not sure what kind of an audience the next video will get, but we’ll see – either no bugger at all, or else it’ll go viral and I’ll have the most famous rectum on the internet…
      I haven’t read Game Of Thrones, though I’m a big fan of the show. Normally I’d be sure to read first, but it’d take me a decade to get through all those books – so I get my sister to read it and tell me all about it! She has a bit more free time than me… :0)

  6. bwahaha get s$*@ faced Slater! You crack me up. Great to see and hear you again. BTW there is nothing wrong with your nose, can’t say I ever thought ‘ah yes, that flattie of mine Tony, awesome guy but have you SEEN that nose?!’ lol Let’s face it, you’re a spunk, as I’m sure Roo will testify to! I await with some dread, Vlog number poo, I mean two πŸ˜‰ Miss you guys but loving the world of Vlog to feel not so far away!

    1. Well, thanks for that. But I am still considering nose reduction surgery. Apparently they do it quite cheaply in parts of Asia. What can possibly go wrong?? And the appropriately-titled Video Blog Number Two is currently under construction… watch this space! But keep your hand over your eyes just in case… :0)

  7. Love it mate. I recall your confidence at the GIT. You do look natural in front of the camera. Gill’s revenge is sweet. She seems far less innocent than she portrayed to us all. Enjoy the trip.

    1. Cheers John! Yes, well they always did tell us in acting class to ‘fake it ’til we make it’ – and I’ve been faking it ever since! Gill is fairly innocent, but with occasional streaks of pure evil… :0)

  8. Hi Tony

    Just finished your books – brill – now obviously I’m a bit behind in your life but looks like you married your sisters friend – enjoy your travels and look forward to your next instalment…. I have thought about having colonic irrigation (they say its good for you) would you recommend it? πŸ™‚

    1. Um… yeah, I kind of did steal Gill’s best friend. Oops! She’s since forgiven me – luckily, as she was the best ‘man’ at my wedding – but there was a few slightly awkward moments in there, as we travelled around Oz together! I’m writing about them at the moment, in fact! As for the colonic… let’s just say, it’s not something I’m eager to repeat. And not only because it went wrong… :0)

  9. First, great fun to hear you… although, your accent seems to travel among Brit, Scottish and Aussie. Maybe that’s Welsh..? Anyhoooo I love listening to it!
    Second… like everyone else, I will be busy when that 2nd Vlog will happen.
    Eh, who am I kidding, I’ll watch it. πŸ™‚
    You’re a natural on the the screen. No worries.

    Have a great trip, and hope to hear from you both along the way!

    1. Cheers Laura! I’m not sure you’ll want to watch it – dulcet tones or not – as I’ve just seen the footage that will go into it… of the stuff coming out of me!!! Ugh. Not eager to watch it myself either, actually – not again – but then, I have to edit it…

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