People still keep stopping me in the street to ask about the house. Quite a few people know the circumstances now since the Ham and High ran the story last April, so not surprising really.
Anyway, the work looks like being finished this week and then maybe I can get back to normal. I might keep working from the back room now as its much quieter; apart from which all the computers are set up in there now. Just keep the front room for socialising and entertaining guests and the bedroom for working, sleeping and . . . well, ‘other’ things!
Walking up the road this afternoon, and some guy came up to me. He held out his hand and said: “Shake hands”. We did but I told him he must be mistaking me for someone else as I didn’t remember him. He said I wouldn’t do as we’d never met before, but he knew who I was and that’s why he wanted to shake hands. He didn’t say much more except that now he could tell his friends he’d met a very important person, which was me! Then he walked off! Well I was slightly surprised because it was so unexpected but I suppose its better than people just ignoring you. I remember thinking, I just wish it had been a female instead!
I don’t even know why I mentioned that as it’s a bit boring. I guess its mainly because nothing much more eventful happened today. Had the usual emails, of course, but nothing really special. Just from people asking me about the books, or to send others. Somebody had noticed that that ‘Bonky’ old character had been complaining that I would not allow his post on my YouTube forum. Well, I hardly ever censor genuine replies as most people will know and yet I will not allow posts that I know are not genuine and his are not. Which reminds me, Chris emailed as well to say that he’d found an important outlet for my books, and it looked like being on a regular basis. He’s going to keep me updated but I don’t expect this will be until next week now. I’m glad this seems to be happening now though. It would have been difficult before in the midst of all the building work.
What else? Well student filming confirmed for Tuesday and K coming on Thursday evening. At least I hope. She’s got a new car now and is threatening to drive me out of London early one evening so we can find a country pub for dinner. Sounds good, but won’t be this Thursday though. We still have a lot to talk about, but she’s been really busy at work recently. I like talking to her as she’s one of these people who never demands explanations for everything she’s heard, which with me, is quite a lot! But she’s not really interested in all the scandal! In much deeper things instead. Its only because I know who she is, that I can tell her. Its nice as well, because she never criticizes me. I remember saying to her once here . . . “Would you mind very much if I have a cigarette. I feel a bit nervous as I’ve only just actually met you in person”. She just laughed and said . . . “Not at all, David”. She meant it. She just accepts me as I am.! It would be terrible if she didn’t, considering!
Anyway, back to work on the books now. Reaching a really interesting part.