Thank you very much to everyone who gave me the Stylish Blogger Award. The first person was the gorgeous Fay at Melange Et Moi and the last was the lovely Filipa at Feathers of Inspiration - thanks girls. This award has been floating around for a while and a number of my wonderful blogger friends have passed it on but my memory is so shocking I can't actually remember who gave it to me. Please let me know if you read this! I've racked my brains for things I haven't already talked about, so here goes...
Seven things about myself
1) I own sixty two black dresses. There were lots more but I gave them away. I know they say you can never have too many black dresses but that is excessive. I think there must be a helpline or something.
2) I only have one handbag which I use all the time. I'll keep it until it falls to bits. I have four in total - one Mulberry Bayswater, one Prada slouch bag, an elderly Fendi baguette and an ancient Prada holdhall. And a couple of clutches. That's it.
4) I've never have been and never will be a morning person. I love my bed too much. One of my bosses at a record company believed in a three day week. We used to start at 11am and work relentlessly on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, sometimes all night. Then we had four days off for the weekend. I thought it was marvellous. I'm surprised it didn't catch on! I think it's a much more civilised way of working and no one wasted any time.
6) In the Nineties I worked as the guest booker on Channel 4's The Big Breakfast. It was the days of Johnny Vaughan and Denise Van Outen.
Ahh! Don't they look young!
One day we had Johnny Depp on the show. We'd sent an S Class Mercedes to pick him up from his West End hotel but unfortunately it had an electrical fault and broke down somewhere on a flyover outside Bow. Another car had to be found immediately, not the easiest job at 8am in the rush hour. Johnny finally arrived in a battered up old Ford Sierra with a different coloured bonnet and a dodgy gearbox complete with a bottle of Jack Daniels. He thought it was hysterical and insisted we had a Jack and Coke with him. Well we couldn't say no, could we?
7) In my partying days we were at a good friends house in a garden square in Kensington having a very loud party. The door was going and we knew it was a complaint about noise. I was deemed to look the straightest so had to go and deal with it. To my surprise it was a couple both in their dressing gowns. They were very sweet and said "We know you young people are having lots of fun, and we don't have a problem with that, but would you mind turning the bass down as it's vibrating through our bedroom wall?" It took me a few seconds to realise the couple were Harold Pinter and Lady Antonia Fraser who happened to live next door. We went round there when we'd recovered a couple of days later to apologise and they were fantastic.
Lady Antonia Fraser and Harold Pinter. Love.
There are so many great blogs I read it would be very hard to pick seven so I would like to nominate everyone in my blog list who hasn't already done it. And anyone else who'd like to.
Have a fabulous day xxx