What a Weekend! I am truly shattered.! Its been a really busy weekend – right through from Friday onwards.
To begin with, a Swiss publisher phoned up at the last minute (on Friday) to say he was still coming on the Saturday. People from French TV were also due who were promoting his books, and he confirmed they would still be arriving too. Then it all seemed to happen at once!
Sure enough, on Saturday afternoon, the door-bell rang and I was greeted by a huge camera, in the process of filming as I opened the door. God only knows what they made of the state of the place – although I had warned them in advance. But they didn’t seem to care too much; they just seemed pleased to meet me.
Then, two to three hours filming in my flat. I was not really prepared (not being sure if they’d actually turn up due to bad communication), but I made the best of the whole thing. I just sat in my favourite old chair and answered their questions. The Swiss publisher came with them, but he was doing a separate interview for one of his new books.
There were all the usual questions; but they had done their research thoroughly and brought with them a load of newspaper and magazines (in French) that they wanted clarification upon.
“Is it true that this particular person had these particular political connections, and did he have a ‘real Church’?”, etc, was a main one; plus “Were ‘vampires’ really ‘real’?”,
“What was my opinion on people on people who really worshipped the devil, or who were ‘Satanists’?”, etc, etc. And so it went on. Over two hours of it! It was quite tiring. But that’s just French TV! But they had also read much of my previous work on the whole subject, so this made it much easier to explain some things.
Then yesterday, they wanted me to do a final ‘film shoot’ and I arranged fro them to collect me early Sunday afternoon. And guess who wasn’t ready then . . . Yes. Me! I kept them waiting for some 20 minutes while I grabbed some tea and tidied up the room! Not deliberate, but I had genuinely got my schedule mixed up.
Not long after that, Gareth and Patsy turned up, and with all this, I had no chance to ‘put pen to paper’ (or ‘hit the keyboard’) before now. I am still a little tired. But all the frenetic stuff is over now. So I’m just going to relax now. At least I don’t have to get up early in the morning!