I then took a shower and found myself musing on some remarks made to me the previous year on my lack of committed professionalism. But I responded that I was not really a chess pro. I even said out loud whilst showering, "I´m a writer, not a chessplayer!"
This I cribbed from a song of Gilbert O´Sullivan´s from the 1970s, although I had not heard the track in many years.
I stepped out of the shower and found that the Youtube recordings of Just A Minute had moved on to an episode which had been uploaded in November 2017 which I had not heard before.
At 8:01 I heard Sue Perkins make a remark to host, Nicholas Parsons re a fellow performer, John Sargent - "He´s a dancer. He´s a dancer, not a fighter."
And, having noted that, I then logged on to Twitter and sent her a tweet -
@sueperkins Ms P: I have taken the liberty of appending a comment to something YOU said at this Just A Minute episode https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZziiuyN6HEs … Buttock-clenching stuff?! Not exactly... but all quite true!
I next noted I had myself acquired, almost as I made above post, a new Twitter follower: Mr Morgan Ferriter -
#instaart#Donegal #WildAtlanticWay #ulster#oilpaintings #art #Ireland
When scrawling down earlier tweets by Mr Ferriter I saw that one, from November 2017, was a portrait study by an artist of whom I had never heard, although my wife said he was quite well known: John Singer Sargent -