Well I'm sitting here on a sunny afternoon – again – doing my favourite thing – nothing! Am in Dorking at yet another tea rooms, with my newspaper and iPhone. And the Big Issue (OK, I'm a sucker and couldn't just walk by the woman without buying one!)
Probably for the same reason that I've got lots of tiny direct debits to various good causes – the NSPCC, Cancer Research and some other acronym I forget but am sure it's a charity! Lol. I'll try to read this copy before it goes into the recycling…
Anyway as you may have gathered, I love tea rooms and coffee shops. Always have. Never really been a drinker, but my one vice is coffee – oh and dairy but my body doesn't agree with that one! Well, much of it anyway!
Lauren came back from uni specially, bless her, and Brad had just come back from holiday newly engaged! Congrats to him and Kari. It was a lovely romantic proposal in Brazil apparently – certainly eclipsed my own engagement story, which was being proposed to in a Manchester Pizza Hut next to the noisy kitchen! Hehe! What was yours?
My mum came to tea rooms too, so did my brother and his family – altogether four mummies in that room – quite a cream tea dream team. I was also playing around with an impressive 3D camera, taking footage for when we do our first 3D computer TSV next week – amazing.
Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon
Then yesterday it was more lovely latte when I caught up with one of my best pals LJ Rich – gadget girl and now working for BBC Click. Again we were in a coffee shop – this time Patisserie Valerie just off Sloane Square, next to Richard Ward's salon.
I got a quick fringe-trim there too in time for my Skechers footwear show last night – 'bout time
LJ told me about a new project she's doing called Twynphony – fundraising for Japan – creating a special classical music track. Now the clever thing is that she's using social media – typical LJ! – looking for musicians to record one line each. She'll then edit it all together, being the technophile that she is.
Thing is, it's to launch at an international conference on Twitter, so theoretically using the 'six degrees of separation' strategy, she hopes to gather enough musicians – and some famous ones as well – all by people re-Tweeting her appeal for help. Intriguing! If you fancy helping pop over to Twynphony or just follow LJ to find out more at twitter.com/ljrich.
Perhaps you can forward it if you know someone who might help. Or they can forward it to someone else who can – or they can, or… and so on, hence six degrees of separation! Good theory! It proposes that within six steps you can reach anybody anywhere because of the way we're all connected.
I once helped get tickets to a TV audience recording of a pop star for my aunt's sister's friend, cos I knew someone who knew someone who could get the tickets – see – just about six people involved. Have you ever found you're six degrees away from someone famous? Or got the help you needed from a man who knows a man who knows a man who … You get the idea! The urban myth is that somehow, someway, we're all just six steps away from Hollywood actor Kevin Bacon. If I am, I'd like to know how! Haha!
Course everything's all easier now with the internet of course. Otherwise you wouldn't be reading this would you?!
Anyway, back to the coffee which has nearly gone cold. Never mind! I've got a rare weekend off now – yay! But lots to do at home – writing, garden, dogs, sister coming over to tell me all about her second trip to Las Vegas so it'll be busy. Can you believe it's a year since we all went?!
So I'll say bye for now and have a great weekend and don't forget your Ultrasun!!