13/02/2012 19:10 GMT | Updated 14/04/2012 06:12 BST

Tales From the Middle of Nowhere (Vol.2) - There Will Always Be Upwards of 35 People Onstage

13 February

So yes, well where were we? Australia!! Where are we now? Manchester!!

First night of this arena tour. I used to really, really, love doing arena tours. I loved the feel and the sound and the space etc etc... gotta say after the production rehearsals last night AND after doing theatres since October last year, I'm not so sure I do anymore. It all seems too big, too loud, too fucking cold!! I'm sure I'll get used to it though. Bit of a shock how much you forget eh?

Got a right firm of people on the road with me. At any given time there will be upwards of 35 people onstage!! The introductions might take a while. I don't know anyone's name yet and probably won't even at the end. Looking forward to it though. It'll be fly by the seat of your pants gear but exciting none the same... we shall see eh?



6 Februrary

My work here is done.

Yes... Well that's it, my work here is done. I have to say I've had a great time. I love you Australia.

Although you are built on a basic principal of petty crime, backpacking, casual labour (usually bar work and mainly in London, around Earls Court and Shepherds Bush) you are full of brilliant nonsense like: Aussie news, shoe stealing anarchists, Aussie country music, drunk people throwing dead fish, the oldest neon sign in the southern hemisphere, colossal American TV from the 80s and bugs the size of Ronnie Corbett.

We'll meet again. No 'bout a doubt it.