Wednesday, 23 May 2007
Thursday, 17 May 2007
The parents of Madeline McCann have made a DVD of their tragically missing daughter, blasting out Simple Minds' excrutiatingly Don't You Forget About Me as the camera scans in on her slightly damaged eye. Madeline has become a marketing tool. You can buy the DVD. Buy the single. Get an endorsement from Beckham or Ronaldo. I agree - if there's a way to bring your daughter back then do it. But not only did they leave her alone, but now they are playing Simple Minds at us. My sympathy is running incredibly low.
But Andrew Collins says all this far better on his blog ...
Wednesday, 16 May 2007
Sunday, 13 May 2007
Tuesday, 8 May 2007
Saturday, 5 May 2007
What better way to mark an anniversary than a 10-mile training walk through the mean streets of Hull? Our blister inducing walk took in the old cemeteries in Castle Street and the spooky 18th century Bank Side one, where the graves have been eradicated by trees, vandals, smelting factories and the road to B and Q. The sun came out as we reached East Park and we lolled about under beautiful trees. Went past the lottery-winning New Cleveland and found it reassuringly tawdry. And swung past swing bridges dividing east and west on streets deserted.
Friday, 4 May 2007
Was prompted to vote yesterday by the fact we officially ran out of money - there's nothing like impending poverty to get you across and make a vote for change. And it seemed to work; cos upon my return from the polling station we found £3 in cash under the sofa ("there's money in chairs," as Tracey Emin's gran used to say). There was no end of campaign literature posted through Club Loz's letterbox, together with the usual Kleenexe and Pizza nonsense. But weirdly, on the "wrong" side of Prinny Ave where Dee lives, she received just one leaflet - for the BNP. Another very fine reason to get out there and vote. Heard a great interview between Jim Naughty, Labour Party chairman Hazel Blears and Nick Robinson on radio 4 on the drive into work, with the continually ridiculous Blears insisting Labour can take the positives out of a dismal election showing, in the face of point-after-point being made by Robbo and Nochts. Same old, same old.
Listening: Elliot Smith - New Moon
Countdown: Two weeks, six days til South America.
Tuesday, 1 May 2007