Let it never be said that the rain stopped play!!
This last weekend, Ali Young, myself and some infamous characters (Dickie included) from QVC backstage went off in black tie to Henley Festival as guests of Lulu to watch her perform with Blue and don her Comic Relief dancing shoes once more with Peridot... she's just amazing!
The energy she exudes on stage is something else... even the drunken 20 something fools to our right (I can think of other far better descriptive words for them but I will save your eyes and ears!!) were amazed at her!
By the way, she has a fabulous Today's Special Value coming up on Thursday too! (July 12th)
I don't think I've been to Henley for at least 25 years, although much of my childhood was spent there. I was born there, both my grandparents lived there and my parents married there when I was a just a mere speck in their eye.
So it was lovely to visit and take pictures, despite the incessant rainfall which quite honestly I rather enjoyed!
Let's face it, you can't really have a British music festival without wearing wellies can you? Even if you are dressed in black tie! Mind you saying that, come 10pm I was ready for a cup of tea to warm my bones (I know, shocking but true). So Ali and I found ourselves hot drinks whilst the others continued with the champagne!
I guess we've all had to adapt to the rain this year. We've had sports day cancelled, re-instated, moved, cancelled and re-instated again! We had the school BBQ (which I do the music/compering for) also dodging between the clouds.
I even managed to get the children to a local classic car show this weekend, although we spent most of the time handling reptiles - I'm getting closer and closer to giving in to their want of a bearded dragon each! Dare I ??
Back to Lulu's night though. At dinner, Ali Young showed a pic of her new kitten and after saying that I couldn't replace Bootsie, I totally fell in love - and Mouse (Ali's kitten) as luck would have it, has a brother yet to be homed, so he's coming to us and is going to be called Ratty ... I had to!
Mouse and Ratty! Mouse catches rats for Ali and Ratty will catch mice for me... see? It works perfectly! lol!
Hope you're keeping your toes dry!
PS) my black tie jewellery (already been asked about on Twitter and Facebook) was Dyberg Kern, and the pieces are coming later in the year. Very beautiful!!
Don't forget to tune in to Lulu's TSV this Thursday, 12th July!