Hello everybody, sorry I've been away for a while but things have been a bit hectic lately. Me, Linda and Wilf just moved house, we've gone next door to a flat identical to the one we moved out of except that this one is much more pristine since its not had us living in it for 23 years. That seemed a much easier solution than a spring clean, just moving.
Also I guess I've been quite busy working. I'm really enjoying being back on a paper writing for The Saturday Telegraph and they seem like a really nice bunch. I was also up in Manchester working on an interesting film for a charity called Dying Matters all about how terminally ill people can use humour and laughter as a way of coping with their conditions. I think it will be on their website from the 14th of May.
This Tuesday at 4.30 on Radio 4 they are broadcasting an Edition of Great Lives that I recorded recently, my choice was the Palestinian Intellectual Edward Said, it will be fascinating to find out how that is received.
Now Jay about a Young Ones re-union, I don't think there's any plans at the moment as far as I can remember. Actually now I think about it there may be somebody who's trying to put together an edition of the Radio 4 programme "The Re-union" which would be about the Young Ones. Though sometimes because I was sort of on the edge of the group I don't always get included. However because having been the biggest pain in the arse at the time I am now very sentimental about the early days I'd definitely be happy to do it.
The wedding of the first of the children of our gang to get married is happening in June so I imagine everybody will be there and I'll ask around then and if I've been left out I'll sulk and ruin the bride and groom's special day.
Well the response to the couple of things I've done over the last few weeks was interesting. The R4 Edward Said piece got some nice previews though I didn't see any reviews. I realise afterwards that I was half hoping to have the website bombarded with Zionist nutters, that's how hungry for attention you get when you start this blogging lark.
The Dying Matters film illustrated another point, there was a piece on Monday BBC Breakfast which I didn't see and I did an interview down the line with R5 but there was a lot less interest than I expected. In fact there were a couple of other press and TV things that were pulled and I think given that the film was about how uncomfortable people in the modern world are with the whole idea of death this relative lack of interest sort of illustrated that.
Also on another topic does anybody know what your chart position on Amazonactually means? Like if your book goes from number 65,397 to number 11,642 does that mean you've sold one book or what? The only two sites I check regularly are this one and Amazon to see how "Stalin..." is doing so I'd like to know.