Managed to get away for a weekend to Great Fulford and a party called ‘What The’ as I mentioned previously - Jo was performing on the Sat afternoon. She did amazingly but everyone agreed she was on too early, her set was dance not drink pims- We normally go in Elby van but sadly he has had his day which makes me very sad.
Hopefully replacing him soon -
Phacemag is very busy, lots of music being sent to us and we just can’t feature all of it! We’re getting sent some films as well, I was excited at first but a lot of them are well less said. One thing is sure and that’s Phacemag’s brand identity which we are very precious about is to remain in our control. Lots of exciting things coming up though ye ha -
Last week I got the train up to see Mum and Dad, Dad had a stroke a couple of years ago which completely confused his speach, reading. I did think he would recover his speach but I don't see it happening now. He is 83...He's overjoyed when he see's me, we have always had a bond, he was totally the black sheep of the family and well - I think he see's that in me. Dad's younger brother, my Uncle Peter called me the other week, they (my Aunty Gill) were in London after seeing Tony Bennet at the Royal Albert Hall and wanted to meet up on the Sunday for lunch. My uncle Peter is a very succsesful man, he is a self made man, designing a product which jump started his company and was soon an integral part of the North Sea gas rigs. Two brothers could not be so different, my uncle Peter took dad on the gas rigs which was incredibly well paid work at the time.
We met for Sunday lunch at Roast in Borough market, the food was delicous as always; although I have to say the staff didn't seem to understand us very well, or they were not listening? Nothing too drastic but you know when someone has either not listened or understood a simple request?
I was so pleased to see my uncle Pete and Aunty Gill. It's strange but in the past I always felt reluctant to see Peter, but now because I'm doing something I'm good at that is successful, I feel comfortable with him. He once said " Whatever you do, be the best at it!' I think it's only now that I feel I can live up to that with my magazine, 'Phacemag'.
It was a lovely lunch, and Dad came up in conversation obviously. "He was more bleddy trouble on the Riggs" Peter said, laughing at some memory. He laughed, I laughed.
"You know I've always loved & been close to your Dad," Peter said. "He looked out for me at school and after. I never forgot when he found out I was being bullied. I could have managed one at a time, but I couldn't fight them all but your Dad sorted the lot out!"
I told Dad when I saw him last week what Peter had said, and I know how proud he is of his younger brother, and I know he's happy that I'm close to Peter.
Just that for now - best pp