Isn't it funny how often we use the phrase 'It's a small world' but in truth it is, as an email from my friend reminded me yesterday. My friend works as a Contestant Researcher and Associate Producer for Talkback Thames and she is currently working on Family Fortunes. She emailed to say that they had just finished recording some 'celebrity' families, one of which was Carol Vorderman's family.
During the recording, Carol's older sister, Trixie, had approached my friend as she had heard that she used to appear on 'The Price is Right'. "Do you know Julia Roberts?" was the question, to which my friend replied, "Yes, she is one of my best friends." Trixie then went on to explain that, as a little girl, she was friends with my sister, Lynda, and that they had continued to write to each other down the years… we are talking a lot of years here, approaching fifty I would say!!!
Apparently she hadn't written recently and wanted me to pass on a message to my sister that she would be in touch soon. Obviously I've always known the connection but how funny that my friend became involved too.
It is also quite refreshing to hear that some people do still take pen to paper and write letters. I must confess I very rarely do, it's all emails and texts these days sadly, although I do enjoy a good natter on the phone. I wonder if you have or have ever had a 'pen pal' and how long you've been writing to each other?
Talking of Family Fortunes, you know the surveys they do where they ask a hundred people a question, on occasion I have been one of those people surveyed, as have the rest of my family! So if you see a really strange answer sometimes, it could have been me being obtuse!
This weekend is Fashion Weekend and, as well as the return of Butler & Wilson Fashion Jewellery for the first shows this year, and lovely Renee with her Attitudes range, we have two great TSVs. Tonight it's the Diane Gilman denim leggings and tomorrow night it's the ruffle cardigan that I was wearing on air on Wednesday from Antthony Designs. I haven't worked with Antthony before so I'm looking forward to it on Sunday, even though it means an early start for me as we are on at 11am.
Hope to see you there, love Julia x