I spent the whole of today writing emails to people. Festival people, travel people and PR people. How can it take a person a whole day to write about 20 emails? I would like to say I was doing lots of other stuff too and I’m sure I must have been but I really can’t remember any of it.
I did have what might be a bit of a breakthrough today, however. But then again it might wither and die on the vine as many of these things tend to do, and I almost feel like I don’t want to mention it for fear of cursing it, but then if I start thinking like that I may as well start hopping over the cracks in the pavement and attaching bacon rind to my elbows.
So I’ll mention it.
I wrote to the people behind Joobili this morning. Joobili is a travel consumer site which basically finds things for people to do at any given time of year. A very friendly and encouraging chap called Jared wrote back to me and he said these words: ‘I want to do what I can to help you.’ Those are very beautiful words. He also said, ‘I don’t want to make any promises at this stage’, which are slightly less beautiful words, but… actually, maybe they’re not. I appreciate the lack of hogwash. I’m going to prepare something for Jared over the weekend. Then we’ll see.
So, early days, but a good sign.
Tonight I’m going out in Nottingham. I haven’t shaved for a couple of weeks and my mother says I look like a vagrant. She is unwittingly perspicacious. Last time I was out in Nottingham, I was young and didn’t know who I was or what I wanted. Neither did I care. Now I know. Wish me luck.
I wish you a joyful weekend full of emotional jollies and physical glee.