Just got back from entertaining Tami Brisset in Shepherd's Bush with Geoff, Neil, Helene, Henri and Nikki. Tami's situation at home in New Orleans after hurricane Katrina sounds pretty grim and it will be months before her life is back to "normal". But she's a very brave woman and hopefully we managed to take her mind off things for a few hours. If what we were talking about this evening comes to fruition tomorrow, a lot of Londoners will be seeing more of her.
I know she sends her thanks to the many, many people who have offered her accommodation, money, company, support, a mobile phone and countless other kind gestures. Right now, she just wants to get back to the States and who can blame her, but she certainly feels she has a "family" from the Tube Relief Challenge in London. Tami, I hope that everything is not a nightmare when you return home and please keep in touch with us all here.
She's just called us "her therapy group" and if eating nice burgers, talking about Pink Floyd and progressive rock, dead lizards, mardi gras, reading blogs as therapy, toast towers, pea barriers, banks opening on bank holidays, how to make "perfect" mashed potatoes, glamour photographers, cakes with dolls cooked into them, hOvercrafts, agrophobia, claustrophobia, and PTT (Post TubechallengeTrauma) can be described as therapy, let's hope it worked.