Attending QVC's Christmas Party was in doubt until the last moment due to Sophie's ill health but, just like Cinderella, we did go to the 'ball' and had a great time. It was a 1920s/30s theme and loads of people made an effort with their outfits.
When we walked into the room we were immediately 'shot' by one of our Planners, Greg, brandishing a fake machine gun, Bugsy Malone style – I hope he wasn't imagining it was real!Sophie was on soft drinks as she had been on medication all week. This was fortunate for me, as it meant she could drive and I could have a little drink – it's normally the other way round LOL!
I hope I didn't embarrass her too much bopping around the dance floor and singing along to all the songs. My 'piece de resistance' was going for the very VERY high note in Mariah Carey's 'All I Want For Christmas' not once, but twice!We made a quick exit shortly after that, but not before Paul, one of our Directors, pictured with Sophie and I, had complimented me on my singing… how much had he had to drink I wonder?????
How's this for a coincidence – the party was held in the Connaught Rooms in London, which has several different 'event' rooms. On the same night as our party, one of Sophie's best friends from school was at her work 'do'… shame we didn't find out until the next day, maybe we could have gatecrashed.
On Tuesday we went to fetch my Mum from Nottingham for a few days to exchange gifts and to treat her to a trip to the ballet 'Nutcracker' at the London Coliseum. This was a birthday present from Daniel and Sophie and I knew my Mum would enjoy it.
The London Coliseum is a truly spectacular theatre and I am already intending to book tickets to see 'Tosca' which would be my first ever opera. We both really enjoyed the performance. The prima ballerina was beautiful to watch and the costumes exquisite, but what really stood out for both Mum and I was the orchestra, and in particular the conductor, who followed the dancers every move. If you get the chance to go I would highly recommend it.
Mum has gone back to Nottingham this morning to spend Christmas with my brother, and Nana arrives this afternoon so I am writing this with the washing machine on the go! I hope you will all have a lovely Christmas wherever you are and I'll see you Boxing Day!
Much love, Julia xxx