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2006-04-05 message from James

Hi all

 

Many were rejoicing at Matthew and Cel's great news. We are thrilled, and I am particularly thrilled as if it is a boy it will be called James, and a girl - Jamie! Ok, so I am joking, or lying, again. Yes again, sorry, but I was put up to it for April Fool's Day, not my idea, honest. But obviously I am a good liar, which is worrying, and has caused me sleepless nights since committing the sin. Please forgive me everyone. PLEASE. I only borrowed the lie....... It was an April Fool. We will not be at the ploughing championships, at least not that I know of. And forgive me for having a go at Matthew's driving into the bargain.

I managed to paint my cottage door at last, we have not had the time to do stuff like that, and the last few days have been so sunny in Wicklow which was lovely. Also back to my swimming.......Yippee. Healthy eating too.

As you all know I have been trying to wind down doing my column, as I really am struggling after 4 years (210 weeks) to come up with new fresh ideas. Also I feel the quality has taken a downwards turn. They tried to convince me to stay on, then they said once a fortnight. Finally I said once a month only. I thought as there are so many musicians from Sligo, Westlife, The Conway Sisters, Tabby, Tommy Flemming and many others, that it might be nice to continue in a musical theme, so they have managed to get Charlie McGettigan (won the Eurovision for Ireland), Sandy Kelly (also in the Eurovision, didn't win, but did well), me (!!) and James Blennerhassett ( a double bass player for Mary Black and Brian Kennedy, who also played on our Hamburg DVD, James is from Sligo - we went to the same school). So the four of us will share it from now on. It is my column next week, and then it will start. This is not a lie, or an April Fool, honest!

Love to you all,
James.