Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Willy Says `Paper Pig Sty Is Normal' for Journalists

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Willy Says `Paper Pig Sty Is Normal' for Journalists

Article excerpt

He may be a bona fide country gent, but Journal columnist Willy Poole spends more than his fair share of time at his desk.

And by all accounts, it's not the tidiest of work stations.

"My desk is a journalistic slum, a disorganised mess of mammoth proportions," admitted Willy yesterday from his home in Northumberland.

"It's one of those things which you are always meaning to sort out," he continued. "I have always yearned for a tidy desk. But I'm sure I wouldn't find anything if it was tidy. Mind you, I find it hard to find anything when it's a mess too.

"I suspect I have always had this problem. I've never been very good at filing and tidying. My wife would certainly agree with that.

"Every now and again I try and have a blitz on it, but when I look around at the end of it, I don't seem to have got anywhere. …

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