This blog is written on Friday night.
Forget the Wimbledon Tennis Championships.
Forget that the England football team are playing Sweden in the World Cup at 3.00pm UK time tomorrow (Saturday).
Also tomorrow at 3.00pm (Finnish time), there is a far more prestigious and important event – the 2018 World Fart Championships at Utajärvi in Finland.
As the excitement and wind builds up, special guest Mr Methane is settling in. This missive has just arrived from him…
Utajärvi is incredibly peaceful and civilised.
Today I filmed an interview and location shots with CBC documentary makers from Canada, including a 4k quality drone shoot.
Their feature-length documentary – Who Farted? is about global warming.
But, as this is boring, it is being presented in an entertainment format. They are billing it as “an environmental film… with a twist!”- Release next year.
The weather is good here – warm sunshine but mosquitoes.
The Championship starts at 3.00pm tomorrow with my Mr Methane performance to get everyone in the mood… and then we are away with the farting contest and finally the Awards.
We are staying in a vicarage in what seems to be a nuclear shelter with blast doors. I think all Finnish homes had these in the Cold War: basically a part of your house that locks down into a shelter should the Warsaw Pact and NATO kick off with a hot war.