The future...

"I have seen the future; and it works."
(Lincoln Steffens)
Our Civil Partnership Simon Hawthorn & Richard Hill - water World 2005

I said near the top of the page, that it had been a boyhood ambition to work in television. That remains the case. But it won't be on a practical level. At the time of writing, my aim and ambition is to write a six-part television drama series called 'Digital Darkness', and I'm currently working on the first episode entitled 'Ondine's Curse'. I have also returned to writing for magazines, including Gay lifestyle magazines such as 'Gay Times' (UK) and 'Out Traveler' (US).

Writing is a solitary activity, but for me is not stressful, so along with some therapeautic employment (Media Training), that's what I now do.

In June 2004, Simon and I celebrated 21 years together by spending a week aboard an Exclusively Gay Hotel Narrow Boat and were filmed by ITV Carlton as part of their series 'Water World' which was subsequently screened in January 2005.

The law in the UK regarding 'same sex partnerships' was implemented on December 5th 2005. Consequently, so that we can enjoy the same rights as other couples, Simon and I 'tied the knot' at Slough Registry Office on Saturady 11th March 2006.