To publicize his new "Paintings" book, Paul grants a frank interview to the London Sunday Times: "Sometimes I look at my paintings like a hard critic and think, 'I am too open. I show what is in my mind.' Linda asked me,'Why do you want to exhibit?' The answer is that people will wonder what I have been up to all these years. I also thought it wouldn't be bad to get some feedback." He is asked about the possibility of marriage: "You never know. Life develops. I feel better than I have felt for a couple years, but what they don't tell you is that time heals by erasing. In one respect I want to be as close to Linda as when she was alive, but the healing aspect is the other. You have to eventually say 'This is the brief.' All our relatives die, we will die. And you know, you've just got to get on with it."

Paul and Heather Mills are in Geneva to address the UN conference on banning landmines. "There is still an urgent need for greater effort to clear mined land and to help victims," says Paul in his address. "Too many people are still being killed and maimed, too much land can't be used. This is a problem that can be solved, if we want to. Every minute counts."

Paul attends the first UK exhibition of his paintings at the Arnolfini Gallery in Bristol. He signs copies of the "Paintings" book, holds an hour-long chat with guests and reportedly utters the words "whacking great hard-on" for the first time in public (in reference to the painting "Celts").