Hello from Brighton

Thursday 12 Mar 09

I am in Brighton, UK, having a few days with my besty friends Sue and Andrew. I just got back from Sweden where I took my brother to the Ice Hotel for his 50th birthday. I can't believe my brother is 50! Aside from the fact that his getting older means that I am too, it is also crazy to think that we can look back and remember what we were doing for his many other birthdays that ended with a zero.

Last week I shot a documentary about Scottish humour for the Blighty channel in the UK, as part of the My Brilliant Britain series. I had an absolute hoot. Next week I return to Scotland to do a show for the BBC called Scotland on Screen, where I'll be going to the places where various films were made, having screenings for the locals of the said films and then talking with them afterwards about how they think they and their homes have been perceived. I'll also be going round Cumbernauld with the amazing Bill Forsyth, talking aout his film that he shot there, Gregory's Girl.

I am very excited to be the Grand Marshall of the Tartan Day Parade in NYC on April 4th. I went for a fitting last week in Edinburgh for my kilt at my friend Howie's store 21st Century Kilts. Go and say hello to him if or when you are in Edinburgh.

Tale care and brush your hair

Alan x