Brendan Coyle and Daniel Baker before watching The Price

The Price and catching up with Brendan Coyle

A couple of months ago Brendan Coyle sent me a message to say he would be appearing in a play in Bath, The Price, and did I want to catch up with him?  It was July 2017 when we filmed our scenes together for Requiem so I was very eager to see him and have a catch up.

Requiem image Blonde girl with long blue coat walking through the woods copyright 2018 New pictures ltd

Requiem – It’s an extras life for me

Most of this post was written last year (2017) shortly after filming my scenes for Requiem but hasn’t been posted until today due to my non-disclosure agreement.  I appear as Kendrick’s son in episodes four and six.  There may be spoilers ahead! (I have tried to keep them to a minimum though) The Offer A[…]

A door in a church wall with a tree either side which look like an archway growling out of the stone itself

Finding Middle Earth

Last week I saw a picture on Twitter of St. Edwards Church in Stow-on-the-Wold, it looked like something out of a fairy-tale so I did some research and found out some people think it was the inspiration for Tolkien’s entrance to Moria!  The next day I headed for Stow-on-the-Wold and took some pictures of the church, after this it occurred to me that I lived in the middle of Tolkien country and there must be lots of places nearby that inspired Tolkien’s stories.  So finding Middle Earth has become my project over the winter, I’ll be travelling around trying to take some fantasy style pictures of Tolkienesque places, maybe I’ll spot some Hobbits on my journey, I just wish I had a grey wizard to guide me.

Light at the end of the tunnel - Copyright 2016 Daniel Baker - a sepia brick tunnel with light at the end, taken at Hanbury Hall

Light at the end of the tunnel

After the drama of the first few days in hospital things did slowly improve, there was still the constant worry I’d have another angioedema episode, or that they would need to cut the open, but there was light at the end of the tunnel and I was starting to think I would really get home soon.

Triceratops Royal Brompton - Day 6

Royal Brompton – Day 6

I didn’t sleep great last night, it was cold and not particularly quiet on the ward, I woke at around 8am and didn’t see the point in going back to sleep so after my ECG and obs we headed out. Today we went to the Natural History Museum, it was a bit too cold to[…]

Daniel in victoria and albert museum Royal Brompton - Day 5

Royal Brompton – Day 5

Today I managed to lay in a bit which I really needed, the hospital is very quiet on weekends and everyone seems much more relaxed.  After my obs and ECG I headed out to the museums, typically today it was several degrees colder than it has been so I was rather cold by the time[…]