Nerina Pallot checked in with fans on her blog at MySpace (@nerinapallot) on Thursday (December 25), promising a follow-up to her sophomore album ‘Fires’. The British singer songwriter tells readers:
I’d just like to say a big thank you to you all, for continuing to be the best fans anywhere; a small but select coterie of peeps who are so supportive of possibly the slowest songwriter in the universe. I am really looking forward to seeing some of you at the shows in February, and promise that you will have a new album in 2009. Thank you also for your amazing generosity when I called on you in October to get me through the inaugural London Half-marathon. I have been keeping a little secret for the last couple of months, because I know that piggy banks of the world are united in pained groaning at this time and it feels unfair to bother you once again. But.
I am running the Flora London Marathon in the New Year, (weirdly on my birthday!) in aid of the charity SCOPE. There is a reason extremely close to home for this, as my oldest sister has cerebral palsy and has been an inspiration to all of us in our family, and SCOPE do exceptional work to get the general public to see the ability, not the disability, of people living with this condition. Let me tell you – if she could, my big sister would run 26.2 miles in a jiffy and consider anybody who dared whinge about it a big sap. I will whinge and moan and am definitely a big sap, but I’m gonna have a go on her behalf and see how I get on. (I’ll be putting up a link to my new just giving page in a few weeks’ time.)
So, I hope you have all had a lovely Christmas so far, wherever you are, whosoever you are with, whatever you have been doing. And twenty seconds’ silence for turkeys the world over.