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A week's a long time on a website by Michael Palin on 7 October 2002 12:36am
 
On Saturday at 1 o'clock I saw myself ( looking distressingly young) setting off on BBC-2, and Victoria Station, on the journey that led to all the other journeys, Around The World In Eighty Days. Holding up my copy of the Observer for Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam to corroborate the date - September 25th 1988. Fourteen years later, in a new millennium, September 25th was another historic day - the launch of Palinstravels website.
And the excitement and surprise goes on as more and more people are visiting the site from all over the world.
Welcome to you all. It's great to know that so many people from so many countries have come to take a look at our new site.

I'm appearing on radio and TV and in the newspapers and magazines to priomote the book(s) - Sahara by Michael P and Inside Sahara - a book of stunning photos by Basil Pao, and the BBC series which is now only a week away - Episode One, "A Line In The Sand" airs on BBC-1 next Sunday (13th) at 7 in the evening. About time too, the tension is killing me.

Thanks again to all who have visited palinstravels since it started up, the numbers have been a great shock and lovely surprise for me.

So keep coming in.

Michael Palin.
 
Re: A week's a long time on a website by Dianne on 7 October 2002 7:31am
 
I too was thinking how this website has been slowly growing over the last week and how nice to read all the messages. Some are quite funny too. :-)

It is also very nice to see, Michael, that you can make spelling mistakes on this message board, like the rest of us.

Another reason to add the ‘edit’ button as soon as possible perhaps? :-)

I'll take that last sentence back, because I noticed the 'edit' button as soon as I posted this.
 
Re: A week's a long time on a website by amelia on 7 October 2002 5:04pm
 
Please stop pretending that Michael is sending messages to this website. It is insulting to people who have even a modicum of common sense. Other than that, I am enjoying this new web site.

Millie
 
Re: A week's a long time on a website by amelia on 7 October 2002 6:51pm
 
Hello Webmaster (whoever you are),

Glad to hear it! Please accept my humble apologies.

Call me a sceptical cynic, (or a cynical sceptic) but there are just too many websites out there claiming to be something they are not.

I shall look forward to Michael's interactions!

Many thanks for the quick response.

Amelia
 
Re: A week's a long time on a website by Lindsay on 7 October 2002 11:38pm
 
Oh, nice one Michael... I'm going to have to spend an evening or two rewatching Around The World In Eighty Days now. Just to (ahem) make sure that's true.

I absolutely cannot wait to see Sahara, I just know it's going to be wonderful. You actually sound quite nervous about it; I wasn't expecting that. After so many travel series one would think you would be quite used to it by now!

Lindsay
 
Re: A week's a long time on a website by piglet on 3 January 2003 2:42am
 
Now this post is on a read only section and Michael seems to be seperated from us - please webmaster drop the barrier and let Michael join in once again, I'm standing under the mistletoe in anticipation!

See what you mean about spelling Dianne!
looks as if i typed it for him!!!

Lyn two kisses.
 
Re: A week's a long time on a website by Dianne on 3 January 2003 11:46pm
 
Lyn - perhaps it was Michael's decision to have his messages in a 'read only section'.
 
Re: A week's a long time on a website by piglet on 5 January 2003 6:36pm
 
hope it wasnt becuase of the way we behave on the chatterbox that he decided to 'put up a barrier' - wonder what it was that made him or webmaster move his message - could they tell us [email protected]@!?
 
Re: A week's a long time on a website by Helen on 5 January 2003 8:04pm
 
how, exactly, do we 'behave' in this chatterbox? Honestly, I think MP is quite pleased that we have made a positive connecticon with each other--- he said so in his xmas message, actually.
Don't take this so hard, Lyn. I don't think any "barrier" was put up. It might be a way of organizing his messages-- so they don't get lost in the chatterbox.
It'll be okay... :) Let's be silly and have a little fun!
We'll all be Very Silly in 2003,
Helen
 
Re: A week's a long time on a website by RichB on 6 January 2003 3:41am
 
I agree Lyn, I think Michael's gone 'read only' at the moment because he's so busy, I'm sure he'd love to be able to interact with us all some time. Also I think he wants the site to be primarily celebrating his 'travels' and making them more accessible, perhaps he wouldn't want people logging on just to have a chance to speak with him, then logging straight off again if he isn't there.
 
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