Can you hear me at the back? Is everyone present and correct?
So I believe it's time to start another chapter (quite literally) in the book of Tony James with my brand new blog 'FAT'S LIFE'.
"There were so many questions from friends and family to TV and press that I decided to write it all down so I didn't have to spend the next few weeks going over and over the situation. Robbie Williams himself even got in touch to tell me that he had read it and we had a lovely chat..."
I can hear some people already saying "Not another idea Tony?" well YES here I am and here's another idea that's been rattling round the old noggin for quite some time now and to be honest, why not?
What made me decide that I should be doing a blog?
A couple of years ago (and I'm sure I will put the story on this blog) I was part of the XFactor when Robbie Williams was a judge and it went rather well. There were so many questions from friends and family, TV and press that I decided to write it all down so I didn't have to spend the next few weeks going over and over the situation. Robbie Williams himself even got in touch to tell me that he had read it and we had a lovely chat, anyway, that's for another time!
Once i'd put it out for everyone to read, so many people contacted me to tell me that not only had the story touched them emotionally but the way I had written it was so good and I had told the story really well.
Now I'll be honest, this was a little shock to the system and quite a surprise as I've never been the best when it comes to reading or writing. In fact I am actually dyslexic (I am so lucky we have spell check). Sometimes the easiest of spelling can be the hardest and I find myself reading paragraphs over and over to try and make them sink in (I've already read this back 10 times)!
Is this the best idea then?
Well I like a challenge and If I find it a little tricky then it's only going to drive me to do it and make a success of it, or at least as successful as I can. I've never had a personal diary so I thought that it would be a good way to document and share my life, thoughts, travels, family, a sprinkle of showbiz, a bellyful of food and trust me, there is always going to be food involved when i'm about!
So come on this new journey with me and be a part of this exciting chapter. I hope you enjoy it x