Scousers, it seems, get everywhere! MY SHOUT.
Byline: Pete Price people, places, celebrity faces ..
COUSERS get everywhere!
SI do a feature on my show every Sunday, on Radio City 2, called "Scousers Abroad". I've been doing it for years, it's fascinating.
We look at why people have emigrated to the four corners of the earth and how they cope with leaving loved ones.
Do they take their lives with them in containers, or do they start again? Why do they make the decision? I just ask questions about before and after.
A few have come back and not enjoyed it at all. Some have come back and realise what they had and they've gone back again. One of the rewarding things about this feature is that it's helped many people who have been on the brink of going to start a new life make up their mind. Lots of stories have stayed with me. One lady in Cyprus hates every minute of it and she's been there for 32 years, but loves her husband and children so much she is torn between the two places.
When she comes back to Liverpool, which she does frequently, she spends hours in M&S, as she misses it so much.
Talking about Scousers getting everywhere, one of my lifelong ambitions was to go to the carnival at Rio. It was an experience I will never forget. Just a sea of people. The pageant was like nothing I had seen before, it went on for hours.
Sitting next to me were a honeymoon couple from Speke. Their faces were a picture when they saw me.
Once, when I was in Las Vegas, watching Jennifer Lopez, all I heard from three rows back was someone shouting "Pricey, Pricey, we're from Fazakerley".
They were a bit worse for drink and, in fact, they made so much noise, they were asked to leave. It was their lifelong ambition to see this great lady and they paid a lot of money, but their dream was never fulfilled.
One of the best experiences for me recently, I was flying business class - I decided to treat myself. There I was with nice food and a glass of Champagne. Suddenly, my autobiography, Pete Price Namedropper, was thrust in front of me - somebody in economy was reading it. There was a note inside which said "Please will you sign this, to Margy from the lizard". You couldn't make this up.
I did go down to see her with a glass of Champagne and met her family.
So, do me a favour over Christmas: when you're FaceTiming one of your family or friends, wherever they are in the world, give me a contact number or drop me an email and we will arrange a 20-minute interview wherever they are in the world. My email address is email@example.com Be my "Scouser Abroad!"
Pete Price with Jennifer Lopez, when he saw her in Las Vegas
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|Publication:||Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)|
|Date:||Dec 27, 2018|
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