Well, you win some, you don’t win ’em all. I had a very good morning with a journo from der Tagesspiegel (Daily Mirror), Berlin last month. See what he wrote here. My German isn’t too great, but I get the gist. Apparently I’m the supreme Trainspotting exegete, and that’s fine by me. I’m not sure he was paying full attention to everything I told him, but that’s journo’s for you. He makes out the problem was the language – although his English is excellent, and there were no misunderstandings between us, he writes that my spoken English is too “Scottish” for him. I told him any regional accent in my case comes from 80 miles south from here, just south of the border. Any Scot knows I’m not a native, but non-Brits might not pick up the differences. Anyway, there’s no such thing as bad publicity.