My meeting with John Francome sheduled for yesterday (Saturday) has had to be postponed. This was not due not to an unforeseen 'Act of God' but to an 'Act of John Toshack', the manager of the Welsh National footbal side. The selection of Sam Ricketts to play at left-back for Wales against England in the World Cup qualifier was good news in John Francome's household, since he is the uncle of the young footballer, and quite understandably wanted to see his nephew in action down in Cardiff.
John was extremely apologetic when the news was relayed to me but I quite understand, and he assured me that our meeting would still go ahead at a future date.
The coming week for me and for this project promises to be quite an interesting one for various reasons. I hope to update this site with some good news in the coming days. As for this weekend, well it has been relaxing and in a funny way, I've learned quite a few interesting lessons. Namely:
England are better off sticking to the 4-4-2 formation.
The constant airing of the TV advert for the sweets known as 'Skittles', where an old lady is singing rap music to her grandson, despite being shown with such annoying frequency, should not encourage you to throw your remote control at the TV set. It is likely to break.
Never row over the phone with the pizza delivery people (anything can be hidden under a layer of melted cheese). The argument will ultimately leave you with a nasty taste in your mouth.
Broken glass on a bathroom floor will one day come back to haunt you.