Amazing news for all fans of Worthing Versus the World – we have just released a special version with exclusive content for the Kindle and Kindle app, available now on Amazon.
The Kindle edition extra content includes a foreword by none other than the Mayor of Worthing, Bob Smytherman as well as a special personal message from Gavin (future Mayor of Worthing!).
The book is being sold to raise money for Guild Care, a Worthing-based charity caring for older people, people affected by dementia, carers and kids with special needs. Download it now for just a fiver. All my profits go straight to Guild Care.
Equally excitingly, the launch of the book is being celebrated by the Worthing Herald, who feature the news on the inside cover of the paper that comes out today. Pick up your copy at all good newsagents.
If you have a Kindle (or an iPad / iPhone with the free Kindle app), please do buy the book and help make money for a great cause. If you don’t have a Kindle, help spread the word on Twitter, Facebook and in real life with actual people.
I’ll be sorting out even more exclusive content soon – watch this space!
So here we are – the final leg of my world circumnavigation looking for somewhere better to live the The Mighty Worthing – and what a place to finish off. We are in Orlando, Florida, USA ready to go out with a bang. I’m excited, and so are you. Yes you are.
...and I just can't hide it
In this installment of Worthing versus the World I’m including the newest reason to go to Orlando – The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal’s Islands of Adventure – as well as the classic Walt Disney World with Mickey Mouse and the Magic Kingdom.
Anyone who’s been to Disneyland will know the It’s a Small World song, which wisely teaches us:
It’s a world of laughter, a world of tears
It’s a world of hopes, its a world of fear
There’s so much that we share
That it’s time we’re aware
It’s a small world after all
But is Worthing the best place in this small world of tears, fears and butterbeers? 42 points will win it, but is that even possible? Let’s find out.
The past two months have been spent exploring the north island of New Zealand to work out if it’s better than Worthing or not. After my review of the south island, some people in the north have been trying to stop me in case the north island doesn’t score as highly. It’s true! I narrowly escaped jail in Katikati.
Praise be for my fat neck
But Worthing versus the World cannot be stopped. Is New Zealand’s north island better than Worthing? Is the north island better than the south island? Am I going to have to go into hiding or risk being hunted by a gaggle of kiwis holding pitchforks wearing checked shirts, all intent on turning my body hair into a merino jumper? Sharpen your sheep shearers, because we’re about to find out.
You thought I’d forgotten about you didncha? Of course I hadn’t, it’s just we’ve been on the south island of New Zealand for the past couple of months so we’ve all had to wait until now for the opportunity to write the blog, but I got on it as soon as we left the south island.
Oh my gawd, I think that's the Worthing Versus the world guy!
You might have heard my interview with the BBC where I said New Zealand had me worried, but has the south island scored a better score than the 41 points needed to propel it to the top of the leaderboard? Let’s find out! Continue reading
Following the success of Worthing versus The Worthing Herald, we’re now going to be on the BBC Radio Sussex breakfast show. Continue reading
This whole Worthing versus the World thing is a very serious project. So serious in fact that we have travelled to the other side of the world (Australia) in our search for somewhere better than sunny Worthing.
Some of you might think this is fun or that I’m having a good time, but that’s like telling Judith Chalmers (or more recently Craig Doyle) that they weren’t at work when they made you that TV programme. Those guys are under a lot of pressure to find out all the facts about a place, visit everywhere, write an interesting and informative report then record it for the Great British Public to watch, knowing their words have a potentially massive impact on local tourism, and could bring down an entire country if they give it a bad review.
I feel the same weight upon my broad, manly shoulders but this is the path I have chosen (or the path that chose me – think about it) and therefore it is my cross to bear.
Keep that in mind as you read about the last month and a bit I’ve been swanning around Australia in the summer to see if it’s better to hang out at the Great Barrier Reef or Cissbury Ring, to drink VB or Harveys, to eat meat pies or Cornish pasties, to watch cricket or football, to have a hat with corks on or not to have a hat with corks on. All these questions and more may or may not be answered as we investigate Worthing versus Australia!
Going unauthorised beyond public access points without high-visibility clothing in my quest to find somewhere better to live than Worthing. Will it be Australia?
Let’s find out. Continue reading
Exciting news – Worthing versus the World is featured on the front page of this week’s Worthing Herald, available 13th January from all good newsagents. It includes a brief interview with the Worthing versus the World team (me).
Go and buy it – it looks like this. Continue reading