Last month I celebrated my 30th birthday. Stop the sniggering, I really did! It was my 30th year as the Town Crier of Gloucester and I celebrated in style. I was invited to Gloucester Museum to unveil a fantastic portrait of none other than yours truly, commissioned by that talented artist, Russel Haines.

I had a most magnificent evening celebrating with my family and friends and was utterly staggered by Russel’s work. In fact, the painting shall be on display at Gloucester Museum in Brunswick Road, so take a look for yourselves!

I’d like to thank all of my lovely friends and family who came along to party with me, and of course Russel Haines himself for his wonderful portrait. Here’s to the next 30 years!