Monthly Archives: June 2011

Task: write fan letters

Al Gore apparently asked himself ‘What would Jesus do?’ before a big decision.  My friend Andy asked himself ‘What would John Gotti do’ (he was on a fast-track graduate training scheme at an accounting firm at the time) and it … Continue reading

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Task: compile a play list, 1966-2011

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So my task is firstly to compile a play list of the best song from every year from 1966, the year of my birth, to 2011.  Then to make a cd of it and then have a party, inviting the man who suggested … Continue reading

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Task: learn the tango

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I first attempted a tango lesson in Buenos Airesa few years ago.  It didn’t go well, although I picked up some useful tips.  One was don’t tango in flip-flops.  Another was don’t tango with an erstwhile boyfriend with whom you’ve … Continue reading

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Task: Join a Club

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One sunny afternoon at Champney’s spa, Frank Bruno appeared as I was happily swimming lengths.  He dropped sideways into the pool, like a mighty oak being felled, and began some v-e-r-y leisurely breaststroke.  When he left the deep end just … Continue reading

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Task: Learn a Circus Trick

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 I’m standing on a platform, 4 or 5 metres above the ground, with my toes curled over the soft, gaffer-taped edge.  Safety ropes are clipped to my harness.  I’m placing one hand and then another on a horizontal, narrow, taped … Continue reading

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