Wednesday, 22 October 2008

From Trisha to Oprah

Last week I was interviewed by someone writing an article for O magazine, the Oprah Winfrey magazine. He was in Los Angeles, where it was apparently 93ºF, I was in Knutsford in Cheshire, where it was pissing down. The article is going to be about "chance encounters" and so I talked about how I felt we generally underestimate the role that seemingly chance encounters play in determining our life paths, and that we should embrace the fact that "chance" plays such an important part in our lives (the flip-side is that we need to also recognize that we often do have control over things that we sometimes see as beyond our control). Hopefully he'll make some sense out of whatever I was babbling on about. I believe the article is due to appear early 2009.

Just a few months ago I took part in Trisha's radio show, and now Oprah!

Saturday, 18 October 2008

Happy Birthday!

A year ago today Freya (a.k.a. Fritz, Bella Boo, Baby Jesus, Bum Lord...) was born. Happy 1st Birthday Freya!! We love you to bits!

We had a little party to celebrate. Thanks to everyone who came. Special thanks to Birgit and Dave for the help, Sandra for the cake and Keith for the other food. Oh and Billy... sorry about the balloons.

Wednesday, 15 October 2008


Speaking of ghosts... as I kind of was in an earlier post, I was recently interviewed for an article on 'haunted' Liverpool for the October issue of the magazine You can access this via the website (there is a link in the top right corner of the homepage the last time I looked) or you should be able to go to it directly by clicking here. The article, under the heading "GhostBusting", appears on pages 21-23. See if you can guess why I quite like the article...

Monday, 6 October 2008

J. K. Rowling in it

Stop press: J. K. Rowling is really, really rich! It would appear that J K Rowling is the world's best paid author. She earns around £3 million a week. No? Really? Who'd have thought it? She sells zillions of books in practically every country around the world, shares in the profits of the films made of said books (which have apparently made more money than all the James Bond films put together), and then there's all the merchandising. Next they'll be telling us that research confirms that bears do indeed shit in the woods.

Thursday, 2 October 2008

Blimey! What a pass!

I read last week that England rugby player, Jonny Wilkinson, has become a much happier person since reading about certain aspects of quantum physics (Schrödinger's cat in particular) as well as becoming more involved with Buddhism. Good for him.

I was reminded of Jasper Carrott's comment years ago when he read that former England footballer and England coach, Glenn Hoddle had become all religious. The newspaper headline read "Glenn Hoddle finds God!". The title of this post was Carrott's retort.