Because the realities of life can sometimes be too much, John is most comfortable when subverting them. Sometimes he does this so much he even ends up writing seriously.

Originally from north east England, John has lived in Nottingham since 1995, and Beeston since 2002. He has contributed to the Beestonian for about five years, which have flown by in a blur of spoofs, satire, sarcasm, silliness, and lots of other things beginning with ‘s’.

John says he loves living in Beeston because, “It’s a great place to have a pint, go for a walk, get a good feed, bring up kids, buy things, help each other out, and use one of the many methods of public transport to easily go somewhere else if you really need to.”