Daniel Baker in a transporter prop at Destination Star Trek

Birthday Week and Weekend at Destination Star Trek 2018

Last week was my Birthday, it’s always a tough week as my Nan passed away a few hours before my Birthday several years ago, the first few  years afterwards I didn’t celebrate at all, now I have sadness but try to enjoy it. At the beginning of last week was my last mindful photography course,[…]

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.

Carrie Fisher in a pink/purple tie died top sitting down leaning over and touching my wheelchair tray, me in a grey hat in my wheelchair

Mental Health Awareness

The reason I’m writing this now is twofold, firstly after giving my last mental health workshop I suddenly realised I hadn’t once been asked about my mental health during my recent hospital stay, and secondly a talk at the Action Duchenne International Conference I attended at the weekend. I have been working with a group[…]

Daniel Baker outside B&Q in his wheelchair with his dog Mya

So Where Am I Now?

So Where Am I Now?  I’m back at home and spent all of yesterday playing Wolfenstein: The Old Blood with my cousin on my brand new 55 inch TV, and today I intend to take the dogs on a short walk.  Although I can’t manage too long in my wheelchair it’s still a long way from being in a hospital bed, so swollen I could barely move, with four drips attached to canulas in both my ankles!