on Sat 19 May 2007 07:33 PM BST | Permanent Link
I had an email Thursday from Desmond Tutu's aide, inviting us down to meet the great man, the next day and in Hull. The Archbishop was in great form, and we spent most of the time laughing! He has been a real inspiration to me for so long, it was such an honour to meet him.
I also asked him to sign a balloon from the German Jubilee 2000, to go to the G8 leaders telling them to cancel the debts of the poorest countries. He stopped and went serious for a moment. "You know I have made a statement to the G8 already? That they must cancel debts." The great leader and me, connected for a moment in our desire to see our Governments be great, and fulfill their promises to Africa.
We parted with "see you next week in Cape Town!" did I really say that? I got home after midnight, and what an amazing day!