Intrigue #1 ~ Dawn Porter: which links to not the greatest of reviews. At one point, the journalist refers to her as 'White Noise'. But what a lovely, charming and attractive young woman. I've been watching her Therouxesque journeys through dating and relationships via Channel 4 On Demand, because a) I wasn't even aware this programme existed and it's the kind of easy gonzo telly I'm a sucker for and b), It's a lot easier to watch them than it is to write a book.
I heartily recommend the Ukrainian Brides episode. If you happen to think - as I do - that all men are basically idiots, this won't change your opinion in the slightest.
I also doubt that she hasn't had a relationship in four years. Even I have. That statement just makes for better copy. After all, the series wouldn't seem quite as 'raw' if she had a boyfriend and kept banging on about him every ten minutes, like I would if I went near Dawn for three-quarters of a second.
Intrigue #2 ~ Jesus Christ, Venereal Disease!!!
Intrigue #3 ~
Days passed: 23
Routes cycled to/ from work: 34
Lengths swum: 147
Lbs lost: 5.5
Cigarettes smoked: 83 (erm, 83???) and counting.
Beers/ Spirits drunk: 7 pints, 3 bottles of wine - the latter in the one evening.
Drugs snorted: 0, regrettably.
And I've just realised that Bridget Jones' initials are BJ.
Intrigue #4 ~
The book is, well, slowly continuing. It currently stands at some 65,000 words, which is a good 15k on the original draft, which was godawful. Now it's just awful.