( published 24th April 2002 )

Hi All,

The sun is shining, the temperature is mild, it's fantastic, I feel like...shit! For one and a half months now I have been doing some training, jogging and cycling almost every day after work. On Monday I had my big premiere since January 2001: I played volleyball again! Problem is, when for over one year you have only used your arms to open and close the lid of your laptop, no wonder you can't even do that 2 days after standing on a volleyball field. Especially when you're 37, and you're playing against 18-year olds, whom 2 years ago you were teaching how to make a proper pass, and today just hit the ball at you as if there is no tomorrow.

The final blow was Alex trying one of his super fantastic spectacularly beautiful and gracious dives to catch the ball. Today I know how many bones I possess, as I can feel them individually.

Have a nice day


Freddie Mercury, Gianni Versace and the Queen Mum arrive at the Pearly gates, St Peter explains that only one can get through and that they each has to put forward their case for entry. Freddie says, "I haven't led a perfect life but I've made some of the most beautiful music in the world. I'll serenade everybody with my wondrous songs, making heaven much happier. "Pretty good, Fred" said St Peter, "what about you Gianni?" Versace says, "I make the most beautiful clothes in the world. I will completely redesign the fashions up here, As you well know Pete if you look good you will feel good and that will make heaven a much happier place" "Not bad" says St Peter. "What about you Queen Mum?" The Queen Mum does not say a word, instead she goes over to the heavenly lavatory and discreetly pulls the chain. "Excellent, you're in" says St Peter "Hold on a minute" says Freddie "She didn't even say anything", "Fred you know the rules," says St Peter, "A royal flush beats a pair of Queens..."