1) X-Fm DJ James Hyman for allowing me to appear on his show last Friday night to plug this project.
2) I'd like to thank Irene, a Greco/Anglo journalist, for being sufficiently interested in it to write a piece about it for Eleftheria Newspaper.
3) I'd like to thank Matt Eley at the Hampstead and Highgate Express for updating his publication almost weekly now with details of my progess. (Although the inhabitants of NW3 are probably bored rigid of hearing about it now)
4) But most of all I'd like to thank GARY LINEKER for being the latest individual from my list to agree to my request for a meeting.
It seems a bit of a shame that I didn't confine my original list of 500 people to just politicians and Match of the Day employees, as I've had an amazing response from this small sub-set.
Well what can I say, I'm both honoured and delighted that the footballer who's scored the most goals ever for the England national side (although correct me if I'm wrong on that) and a man who I used to watch in awe from the Paxton Stand as he slotted goals in week after week, has kept a few minutes spare on October 22nd in order to help me out. I have a feeling that Motty (who was kind enough to meet me a few weeks ago), may have had something to do with this, and may have had a word in Gary's ear. No jokes there.
So thank you so much Mr Lineker. For my part I will ensure that Michael continues to almost single-handedly keep Walkers Crisps in business. For example, he actually had 6 bags in one sitting last week. Fact.
Finally an answer to a theme that keeps cropping up in emails sent to me by people who read this site. Some individuals seem confused about certain words, phrases or anecdotes I use in my updates eg. lines 1 and 2 from the post titled "ashes to ashes" (hurrah about the cricket by the way). Well bear this in mind, if what you are reading makes little sense, it is more often than not a line from a song. You see I often listen to my Ipod at work as I am updating this and from time to time the odd lyric might seep into my scribblings.
After all, as Shakespeare once said, "If music be the food of love, give me a portion of Debbie Harry with chips please."