This is a description of the day to day mundane life of a Cornish speaking journalist working in Kernow.

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Here I am at the start...

How do you start a weblog that may prove a hit on the internet, or you might decide on finishing after just a few days? How can I start off giving you a hint of who I am and where I am at with so much blank space?

Firstly, I am a journalist who lives in Cornwall and speaks the ancient Cornish tongue. Secondly, I am gay, single, and happy with who I am. Thirdly, I believe I have so much more to learn about me, and now that I am filling in this weblog, you might be able to discover who I am at the same time.

I have just had an incredible Autumn (Fall to you people in the US). In July I helped the executive producer of the Simpsons come up with a phrase in Cornish for a special for UK television. I then put out a press release, and then followed incredible media attention globally. You only have to put 'Cornish' and 'Simpsons' into Google and you will see the coverage. This was all capped by my appearance on the Richard and Judy Show on Channel 4 on 5th November.

Today, and for most of the past week or so, it has been back to normal working life. Here I am at the end of a dull news day in Cornwall, sat in the newsroom. Last night I had my hair highlighted by friends around the corner. Only one person has remarked or even made a hint they have noticed. It is either because it is so subtle, or because it is so sad they would be too embarrassed to say. Anyway, I like it.

That wasn't too tough writing that, was it now?

Just to end off... here's a phrase in Cornish:

Kawgh an managh (PRONOUNCED: Cakka-manna) = Monk shit.
Say that when you next break a plate!


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