I am delighted this week to be able to introduce yet another person who wants
to join us and write a weekly column for our ever-increasing online publication
Louise Wright is an enthusiastic seventeen-years-old young lady who was born
in London but has lived for fifteen years with her Irish parents here on Ibiza.
During the scorching summertime Louise works for a local Spanish newspaper
and then throughout the tranquil wintertime she studies at a local Spanish College.
"From little acorns mighty oaks will grow". Louise has always wanted
to be a journalist from a tender nine-years-of-age so hopefully she will help
us and also fulfil her thriving ambitions by writing an interesting "Local
News" page for our everlasting weekly website publication.
Sinclair Newton, our witty "Sober Life" columnist, who has a lifetime
of vast experience at being a professional "Borderline" journalist
has read the first "Local News" column written this week by Louise
Wright and although they haven't (as yet) met, Sinclair through his wisdom has
made the following written comments:
"I think my first observation is that this girl can spell! What a pleasure
"I think her column is what we would have called at the Daily Mail: 'Dull
"We tended to put these sort of stories on page two, which was the accepted
"I would however like to see a seventeen year old behaving like a 17-year-old
and reporting on things that would be interesting to people her age, who are
likely to be online."
"Tell her to read Julie Burchill on www.guardianunlimited.co.uk because
she made her career (and a million pounds) by being seventeen and writing about
what interested her generation."
Take-risks-and-never-look-back. One man's risk is another's sure bet. I may
have the reputation for being a risk-taker, but when I look back, I wasn't always
conscious of taking them. To me, at the crossroads, there weren't really two
divergent paths for me to consider; two stark but equally compelling choices.
There was a dead end and the edge of a cliff. So if it's die or jump, is it
risk or destiny? Maybe it doesn't matter. Maybe risk is destiny.
Culmination "I murmured because I had no shoes, until I met a man who
had no feet" (Persian Proverb). I believe that Louis Wright is one of those
people who is only capable of thinking positively and therefore I've every confidence
that this bright young lady will listen to cultured advise and with experience
bloom to become an exceptionally good writer.