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RNTomlinson

Part-time blogger. Full-time entertainer. Can be found on RNTomlinson.com & ccfctv.co.uk.
RNTomlinson has written 61 posts for RNTomlinson

Prisoner to my own mind.

One of my main ‘memories’ as a child is that of a cartoon which highlights good from bad by using an angel on one shoulder and the devil on the other. It could be seen as one of your first insights into mental health without realising it. Yesterday I read an interview with Olly Alexander, … Continue reading

#12DaysOfBlogging – DAY TWELVE: Merry Christmas You Filthy Animals

“He’s been! He’s been! Santa has been!” Despite now being 24 years old, you’d think my twin sister Lizzie would have lost a tiny amount of excitement come Christmas morning. Oh no. 17 missed calls before 9am this morning says otherwise! The big day finally arrived and after repeatedly telling Lizzie to “go away” over … Continue reading

#12DaysOfBlogging – DAY ELEVEN: Elf & Safety

’Tis the season to be careful and Elf & Safety is snow joke. It’s only one sleep away; don’t let the most important sleep of the year turn into a nightmare, so here are some last minute handy Elf & Safety tips to make sure Christmas Day goes to plan. Don’t serve Granny Sprouts > … Continue reading

#12DaysOfBlogging – DAY TEN: Advent Calendar with a difference

At one point or another, everyone reading this will have had an advent calendar. Whether you’ve grown out of them or not, and I certainly haven’t, there’s no denying they’re a pretty cool way of counting down to Christmas. As you may or may not know, this year saw me get a pretty sweet promotion … Continue reading

#12DaysOfBlogging – DAY NINE: Secret Santa

Christmas presents can be hard to buy at the best of times, but throw in the annual work Secret Santa, and boy did it just get harder! I always get the person I was really hoping to avoid, not because I didn’t like them on a personal level, in fact, very much the opposite, it’s just … Continue reading

#12DaysOfBlogging – DAY EIGHT: The Christmas Tree

When it comes to Christmas, the only thing more synonymous with the festive period than Father Christmas himself, is the Christmas tree. Almost everywhere you go, you’ll see a tree of some description. Whether it be a town centre’s showpiece, a shopping centre’s entrance or the main display of a single store; there’s no escaping them. … Continue reading

#12DaysOfBlogging – DAY SEVEN: Christmas traditions

Every family has a set routine at Christmas, right? Whether that be the Christmas tree is always decorated in red and gold or that Granny always sits at the head of the dinner table. One such tradition in our household is that no matter what is happening at 15:00, the house will stop and the … Continue reading

#12DaysOfBlogging – DAY SIX: A retailer’s Christmas.

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year” – unless you work in retail. You get to hear all the office workers above you talking about how they’ve bagged two or three weeks off over Christmas and into the New Year. You’re serving all of your old teachers and hearing how they’ve got two weeks off … Continue reading

#12DaysOfBlogging – DAY FIVE: #ChristmasJumperDay

Today is my third favourite day of the year; behind only 1) my birthday and 2) Christmas Day. IT’S CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY! It wasn’t that long ago that the Christmas jumper was the gift Aunt Patricia got you, you gritted your teeth, got through the day wearing it and then thanked the man above that you … Continue reading

#12DaysOfBlogging – DAY FOUR: A very Star Wars Christmas!

December 17th 2015 was a day many will consider Christmas came early with the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Ten years since Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005) was released, and I think I’m one of the only people who didn’t go to a midnight release! But what do you get an … Continue reading

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