Just a quickie this week (well for me that's probably still a longie!) including an update on how Lara's 5th birthday party went. Lovely to see the youngest with the oldest of the 11 nieces, and one great-niece!
Plus another fab film recommendation, a new look thanks to Ken Paves, and a little YouTube clip of bloopers which has been featuring on air during our fab laptop demonstration…
Having had a fun show with Ken the night before, and been impressed at how easy the hairdo piece was to use, I was wearing it again at Lara's party. Virtually nobody could tell – just had several 'your hair looks nice' comments! Surprised the heck out of the nieces when I lifted off the top of my 'hair', I can tell you!
There are two versions – a shorter one and the one I was wearing, the longer one – mine's in medium brown before you ask! Helps that my hair is highlighted so it's easier to 'blend' – remember it's not supposed to be an exact match. Anyway it means I can get the Cheryl Cole look easily (not the latest one tho – am not at all sure about that one! Too Charlie's Angels for me!) without backcombing and tons of product. Cool!
Lara's after-party party
So there I was hairpiece and all, back at my brother Glenn's house on Saturday afternoon, where many of the nieces had congregated to continue Lara's celebrations. I managed to avoid – er, I mean sadly I missed – the Saturday morning session in a hall with an entertainer (Magic Marty, god luv 'im) and 30-odd five year-olds.
That's 30-odd five year-olds, not thirty 'odd' five year-olds! Lol. Anyway I missed the cacophony of noise, the balloon animals, the scrum for 30 party bags, and the need for the occasional sick bag. Shame that! Anyway it was nice to see the nieces again – and other members of my huge family. There's a birthday practically every month, in May there are four – so you can imagine how busy it keeps us all, specially the Matriarch, my mother!
Needless to say Abi-Grace got passed around quite a bit – she's already getting used to being 'poggered' – family word! Lol. Sooooo cute watching her being cuddled by little Issy – who at nearly two, is turning into a right little cutie! Specially when she mixes Serbian words with English. Or is might just be 'Issy-ese' I can't tell! Nice afternoon tho!
Never Let Me Go
Finally, another film that's worth a rent – specially if you like the intense performances of our superb actress Cary Mulligan – 'Never Let Me Go'. It's a love story with a spooky psychological undertone which when you find out what it is, makes you shiver!
Watched it at my old pal Kev's last night and had a korma takeaway for the first time in ages! Easy on the poppadoms! I blame the Diet Chef TSV the night before – their korma is blooming lovely too but I had to limit myself to sampling the different dishes or I'd have had a whole day's rations in one show! Lol.
Anyway, Kev was having an Indian takeaway so I had a nibble of his. So to speak. And no, Kev's not the romantic interest I mentioned last week – his name is Nigel and yes the date last Sunday at a pizza restaurant was very nice – we had a good laugh catching up on old times and planning our hol at Center Parcs. No more details tho – for now! Just don't buy your hat yet! Hehe…
I've known Kev for about the same time that I've known Nigel – they were both contacts from drama schools back then. Nice reminiscing. Here's a pic of me from about 30 years ago – good god. What I looked like when I first met Nigel and coincidentally was in a play with Kevin at the same time – 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' and the Old Vic with the Young Shakepseare Company – that's a young Kevin on the left.
I'm gripping my 'Lysander's' arm, aka Mark Bannister who's now a project manager in Oxford-way according to Kev!
Anyway have a good week! Oh and before I go, do try to join me for the Elemis TSV on Sunday (29th) – should be amazing, 'specially if you like your suntan to be perfect!
P.S. Here as promised is that youtube clip of bloopers which my lovely pal Lee Hohbein played a few times on the Superbargain Acer laptop (now THERE'S a bargain and a half if you want a new computer!). Ahh the memories eh! And some of the old faces there too!