Friday, 22 June 2007

And is there honey still for tea?

On Saturday, 9th June we had a visit from Mr. Biffo. We spent several congenial hours in the shade of the trees in the garden chatting before, once the sun had set over the yardarm, we supped a few of Graham’s pre-supper margaritas. You may have seen Jon’s blog mentioning Mr. Biffo’s name, aka Paul Rose - you may even have checked out this chap’s blog Mr. Biffo but in case you have not, he was the editor on Digitiser for ten years - the video games pages on Channel 4 teletext. He is also a scriptwriter for TV and has written for such programmes as ‘Worst Witch’ and ‘Sooty’, amongst others.

I am at present reading his book, ‘Confessions of a Chatroom Freak’ and, although finding it a bit too close to the truth for comfort, it is a thoroughly entertaining and funny book. I am sure there are many members of the ‘female of the species’ out there who would agree with me if they were to read it. From personal experience of entering into the realms of chatroom cyberspace, I have often come across the likes of the creeps who are mentioned in this book, and it still makes me angry that these vile little people think they can just sit there and get away with it. Yes, OK, the character in the book does take the piss out of them, but they sure as hell deserve it.

Aside from all this, Paul is a really nice chap and we all look forward to welcoming him, and his family, down here again. Unfortunately they cannot make this year’s Weird Weekend, but hopefully they will be able to come in 2008. I have a feeling it will be just up Mr. Biffo’s street!

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