It was my birthday on Saturday. I was 25. I am 25. Spent the day drinking like an 18-year-old. Spent the next day shuffling round the house like a 75-year-old. That is all I have to say on the matter.
Just before I went away, me and some colleagues went to this big plush website awards ceremony – the site I work for was nominated for, like, best public service website or something. Unexpectedly, we won. We were all genuinely surprised and there was an air of really natural happiness. Even me accidentally ashing on the award later in the evening couldn’t sour the mood. Sorry, but it did look like a big silver ashtray. See the plushness here, see the compere here, and see us all grinning like idiots here
My interview with West Ham goalkeeper Shaka Hislop went live while I was away. The stuff about Paolo di Canio – Shaka criticised his ex-friend for doing a Nazi salute to celebrate a goal – sadly got chopped, probably in case of libel. Shame, it was quite interesting. Read the interview here
Got profiled for a Goldsmiths previous alumni type website. It's here