Thursday, 8 September 2011

Alistair The Optimist - Channel 5 - Sept 11



Alistair The Optimist gave an interview today for channel 5- I thought he did brilliantly, he had mentioned on face book that he was more than a little nervous about it -I must say he came across really well-it`s great that people like Alistair are willing to go on television and talk openly
about their illness to help raise awareness of this dreadful disease. Alistair`s album should be out just before Christmas [ message to hubby - please take note ! x ]

Nobody guessed correctly in our travelling bands competition ! Well , not fully anyway -Maura you were the closest [ Linda -you knew but didn`t comment ]
The clues were all in the photographs -A Spanish flag was flying , The artist was Salvador Dali and the location Marbella !

13 comments:

Angus said...

Optimism is good. Very good !

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

I will also look forward to his album.

Jim said...

Optimism and hope are so important to us all. Good for this fellow!

Manchester Lass, Now and Then said...

Gee didn't he give a good interview despite being very nervous about it♥

I was hoping someone would guess from the clues Janet. I had it down as Alameda Park in Marbella:) I love how the bands are travelling around the world:)

Linda xxx

Janet said...

Hi Linda- you are bang on ! I have just written to you today xxx

Sharon said...

It's best to be optimistic, even when things look grim, there is always hope!

Manchester Lass, Now and Then said...

Hi Janet:) I'm guessing it's flying it's way over to Oz as I haven't received an e-snail. Always so lovely to hear from you. Have a lovely weekend♥ Linda xx

Terry said...

It's heartbreaking. Has the research come up with anything promising yet?

Denise said...

What a lovely young man. Great interview and a very important message to send out to the world.

Janet said...

Hi Terry !
Researchers in America have discovered a common cause of all forms of MND ,problems with recycling system in motor neurones appear to be integral to the degeneration found in mnd -put simply-its a protein that when you put out to be recycled - its failed to be collected -it builds up, it`s ok at first -you can manage to carry on-but then it gets to a stage when you can`t and it starts to affect you-it`s a good start, fingers crossed they have another break through soon and a treatment/ cure can be found

Terry said...

Thanks, Janet.

ted and bunny said...

optimism is the only thing They can't take away!

thanks for your comment Janet, I feel so chiffed that we found a use for it- and a friendly tractor driver with a grab to move it across the field!

Hope this is the start of a good week for you
x

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

WOOOHOOO....at least I was partly right LOL! I saw the news about the discovery Janet...yes lets hope and pray they discover more about this disease and find a cure soon. Optimistic...it's the only way to be. I hope you're enjoying some beautiful fall weather.
Maura :)