This blog written on the way to review the papers for ITV's This Morning. I'm not sure what precisely they will want but believe it to be a lighthearted gallop through the pages which aren't full of gloom and misery. I have decided on balance not to wear my new Welsh rugby top. Red is never a good colour and as Rebecca made clear, I look like the opposite of a rugby player. Whatever that might be. My Nashville tea shirt has been vetoed too, so a slightly more trad suit and white shirt has won the day. David Aaranovitch at the Times tweeted its their nuns and vicars morning so a dog collar and black boxers was all that was needed. I have considered his advice but decided it might break some broadcasting code somewhere. Jo Whiley has suggested it's Pirates theme day. So many friends, so much advice.
Then to Radio 2 to record a chat with Michael Bublé for next week and onwards to 5 Live for the BBC's flagship film programme. Kenneth Brannagh and Cillian Murphy will be on too to talk 'My Week With Marilyn' and 'Retreat' and then, at last....
The ARF pleasures will close the day. I'm thinking a rousing tub thumper to set the pulses of even the most jaded Friday listener racing. Coffee, dark chocolate, cola and curry all increase the heart rate-now it's your turn.
Have a well dressed and cheery Friday, see you after 5.