Thanks so much for all your lovely comments and advice this week re: the static! I think the warmer temperatures have helped almost as much as your tips, and I felt far less like I was wrapped in cling film when working this last week.
Lulu's back in town
Actually my hair has improved vastly and that's down to some awesome haircare products that are coming up alongside Thursday's TSV from Lulu.
Last time I saw her she was snaking her way across the stage in five inch heels and lycra, yet since then she's become a grandmother and put together a fab collection of spoilies for us at QVC! Very much looking forward to seeing her and hoping that we may be able to show you all a little of the film I took of her on tour with Anastacia and Chaka Khan… she was awesome
Talking of five inch heels, if you were watching the Susan Graver show with me on Sunday you'll have seen a chair suddenly appear! I'll be honest and tell you my feet were killing me! It's all well and good wearing these gorgeous pin heels, but the fact that I'd been dancing myself dizzy in them just the night before at a 40th birthday party, played havoc with my corns!!
Perhaps the rubber insole for static that I'm planning to invent could be utilised to wrap around the toes too, in a kind of cushioning way. Not sure if that would help those of you with cold feet though. I had a comment from Tina who's sufffering at present and needing to wear two pairs of socks! I'm always tempted by those sheepskin inner soles but can't imagine them fitting in my selection of court shoes, and feel they may draw unwanted attention if used while wearing slingbacks…
Talking of designing and inventing things…. my brother's son James, who has just finished six months at Uni in Sweden studying design, popped in to visit yesterday and brought me this bottle of wine (photo above left). Yes, I wasn't too sure initially but as the lack of liquid proves it was actually a very good bottle of wine, and a very original label I thought
This is a photo (left) of James with his sister Claire. She was here just after Christmas and visited her brother when he was in Sweden.
It must be a family thing, because ironically I received a postcard from my brother (Peter, James' dad) and his face was on one of the stamps (photo below)! Of course it may be that he has ousted Kevin Rudd and is now the Prime Minister of Australia!!
He is a very clever man, and I know as much about Australian politics as Gordon Ramsey does of speaking the Queen's English, so anything's possible!
Sherlock Holmes, scrabble and party games
We crammed as much into our day yesterday as possible and Sam and I took James to see the new Sherlock Holmes movie with Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law. By crikey but it's good!
The mock up of London in the Victorian era is incredible, and although it's quite violent in parts (directed by Guy Ritchie…) it's a very imaginative and very well made movie. Jack was a bit pipped off that he'd been at college while we were there, so I'm going to see it again with him… nothing to do with Robert Downey Jr of course!
Well, must head off to buy ingredients as James is making us supper tonight as I provided him with Roast Turkey last night. Might get a movie in or play scrabble – Colin and I are getting really good at it, with even a smattering of two letter words!
Talking of games, none of you guessed which game was being played in my photo! Rather unladylike, but you have to carry a penny between your cheeks and walk the length of the room before dropping it into a bowl! I was told by someone at work that this is often played by naked rugby players!! I am now hoping to see a naked rugby match
Let me know of any weird and wonderful party games that I could play at my up-and-coming soiree, and do join me and Lulu on Wednesday at midnight. Have a great week.
Love Ali x