HELLO TO ALL
I am sorry for not updating for the past couple of months. I have been preoccupied with a few things. Very important things. Anyway, I’m returning to Honduras on 14th August. Yipeeeeee!!!!!!
What have I been up to? Where do I start? I’ll do a good old list. Everyone loves a list.
- Wesleyan – I worked for Wesleyan financial services doing data entry. in Birmingham City Centre. It was mental torture. If you want someone to go slowly mad, then making them press a button over and over again would surely do it. Inputting data from prize draws. From working with street kids in Honduras to doing that. Some of the names were funny, such as Mrs Slapper and Fanny Tickler, and create a few childish chuckles. I met a girl who didn’t know where Wales was. That was amusing. There was also scandalous gossip going round, which is always an interesting break from the monitor screen. It was a means to an end and I met some nice people doing it. It was a bit of a full circle: my parents informed me that I have ancestors who were Wesleyan preachers down in Cornwall many moons ago. This was how the financial organisation started: through the church. So there you go. I, however, will do no such thing. Preaching, I mean.
- Euro 2012 – We expected nothing and we got nothing. It’s nice to be realistic about the England team, even if the football wasn’t all that nice. With the Olympic team doing so well, it really some of those overpaid egomaniacs look even worse. The corruption of FIFA and poor attitudes of the players really puts a few things in perspective when you see the athletes and Olympic contestants achieving great things. They are real role models. Some of the England players have been lauding themselves for years, but have won naff all for years. I hope we see a change of culture after these Olympics and start saluting people who win through hard work, not those who feel they deserve to be lauded because of the money they make.
- Writing the book. So nearly done. At last. I have also been reading lots, from Catch 22 to Henry Miller to Charles Bukowski. Mainly American, but all good.