Friday, January 11, 2008

Who's Jim?

I have just realised that unless you are British you will not understand the stupid title of my last post. I cannot imagine anyone is losing sleep over this but as I am in a procrastinating mood I'll just explain anyway.

Jim'll Fix It was a TV programme for kids in the '80s. Children wrote to Jimmy Saville (a very strange, rather controversial character with fake tan, long, white hair and shiny tracksuits - not that the kids noticed or cared) with their wishes. I wrote asking him to fix it for me to be the robber in a break-in but oddly enough I was never called in. But he did help children ride in hot air balloons, meet their heroines and fly to the moon. The hilarious (and sexy) Louis Theroux made a documentary about him. I wish I had seen that. Now to some real work. I aim to write to three editors before Bella wakes up. Or write a proper blog post? Hmmm, I'll just make some coffee while I think about it. And write a new to-do list...

5 comments:

Kat said...

My DH went on Jim'll Fix It. He wanted to be Santa Claus but instead of a trip to Lapland he went to an old folks' home in Bristol to dole out gifts. Luckily he was a generous natured child and didn't mind.

Kat x

Tara said...

Oh I loved Jim'll Fix It n' all! I never plucked up the courage to write to him though - which is why you are so brave! Keep it up G.

Georgie said...

Ha ha! What a disappointment!

maddy said...

I loved Jim'll Fix It too - do you remember when those sextuplet girls were born?? Well, I wrote in asking if I could help look after them for a day!! The mother in me has been there for a very very long time!

Georgie said...

Brilliant, what a sweet thing to do!