The Thursday meetings are a bit of a concern, frankly, as I haven't been out of Cornwall for a few months, and when you're working from home and co-looking after a small child, your conversational gambits tend to get pared down to the very essentials. Currently, I have been getting by with the the following:
1. Ohhhh, someone has done a pooble.
2. Yes please I would like a cup of tea.
3. I think it's your turn to do its stinking nap-nap.
4. I'm terribly sorry, that meal had a lot of onions in it.
6. Yay, it's that Timbaland video where he pulls faces at vampires.
Which is all fine, until you try and step outside those strict parameters, like when your friends come round, and all you can say is 'buhhhhh' and 'wine good'. So I'm having to psyche myself up for the meetings a bit, especially as the last one is about that sitcom Patroclus and I wrote, so it would be a shame if it went:
PRODUCER: We've read the script, we like it, and were seriously thinking of giving you some money for it. What are your thoughts?
ME: (wisely): Ohhh, someone has done a pooble.
Seriously though, I love that Timbaland video. I'm starting to think no human could really gurn like that, he must be animatronic. Did you know you can download most YouTube videos by replacing the 'y' in the URL with a '3'? Most useful.