Bjorn has reached the Kenyan border with Ethiopia. He's got about a week to make it to Nairobi to meet me.
I haven't been able to speak to him for a few days as there is next to no coverage in Ethiopia.
Apparently the Norwegian National Ski Jumpers' Teams have joined the project today
My lady flew over to Latvia from Ireland yesterday. I hadn't seen her for 6 weeks and I won't see her for considerably longer than that after next week. I am so happy to have her around, even though it's only for a few days. It makes me wonder if I am doing the right thing going through with this crazy project.
It's gonna be very tough being apart for 3 months while I am in Africa.
Got official confirmation tonight that England football legend Frank Worthington has joined the project. This man was one of the most talented players to ever grace the English game...on and off the pitch!
Promised myself I would never bother with Facebook or Twitter but have had to accept that by joining both it will help spread the word about the project. So I am busy trying to put a page together for More Than A Game.
Already, in the space of a couple of hours, people I haven't physically seen in years are back on life's radar screen. And I am no longer faceless on facebook.
My last weekend in Latvia before I leave for Africa. Woke up this morning (with the usual sunday Riga hangover) and was struck by the realisation that the Africa adventure begins very soon.
Nice set by Goran Gora last night in Shot Cafe followed by the final Space Garage party before the club is sadly knocked down. The DJs put on a great show and there was a nice crowd in.
Riga boys Ozzy, Neil, Graham and Matt have promised to try and help me as much as possible when I am in Africa.
Jaime (in England) has finished the album, Ala (in Ireland) has done some excellent work on the CD cover design and the 'More than a game' CD is now on its way to itunes, ready for its official release in the next 2 weeks. Some great tunes on there, a couple of which you can grab a listen to by clicking here.
The currently untitled 'T2' is the pick of the bunch for me.
The Guinness Book of Records have confirmed in writing that they will officially consider our record attempt.
Unfortunately they would not let us make a new category for 'the biggest shirt made from shirts'. Instead it is simply 'the world's biggest football shirt'. This will be tough because the record holder from Turkey is truly huge.
But I believe we can do it...somehow.
Bjorn has had a shocking day - terrible heat, kids chucking stones at him...and some more kids trying to steal his trailer.
The Latvian Football Federation, the Estonian Federation and the Triobet Baltic League all contacted me today to give their official support to Bjorn and the team. I hope this will lead to loads more federations joining us.
Meanwhile, the demo tracks for the album by Jaime Morris, dedicated to the trip, are sounding excellent and should be up on itunes by April 8. The album cover is looking spot on.
Bjorn has appeared on the national TV channel in Ethiopia in front of an audience of 30 million tonight.
Meanwhile, I am burning the candle through the night trying to finish this website after watching Dinamo Riga beat Moscow 3-1 at a packed Arena Riga.
The Nobel Peace Prize organisation have officially endorsed the project. This is brilliant news and shows how seriously Bjorn and his supporters' efforts are being taken.