June 2007

Michael and Selby (30 June 2007)

No, I can't tell you what the food pilot is called. It's not that it's bad luck. It's just that I'm not allowed to say anything. But thanks for your good wishes. This morning I drove my daughter to Paddington....

Nil by mouth (29 June 2007)

By four o'clock today I had had enough of my own gob. No more yakking, no more voice overs, no more chit-chat. I had been at it from 7.15 a.m. My day started with BB and I driving into Soho....

Mr Brown goes to the palace (27 June 2007)

As we were coming to the end of today's LBC programme, I watched the television screen in front of my nose, and there they were - Mr and Mrs Brown holding hands and being cheered on from people standing on...

Second night nerves (26 June 2007)

Even if you're not a thespian, you must have heard about 'first night nerves', but when you are a seasoned thesp, it becomes apparent that first night nerves are actually a God send. The adrenalin pumps, the brain focuses, the...

A light lunch (25 June 2007)

Something I never do is take an afternoon nap but having to face a brand new challenge has completely knackered me. Thank you for your messages of support - you definitely warm the cockles of my heart. Radio is a...

Sungrey (24 June 2007)

Blimey, 'what a grey day', to quote Larry Grayson. The rain has been constant since I awoke this morning. Not that it really mattered since I had no pressing external commitments so I've been in my Marks and Sparks pj's...

Shrek in Chelsea (23 June 2007)

To Jill, I know it's hard to find work when you're sixteen. My twillage employs all the young folk in three supermakets and, of course, I don't approve. But I am not so naive as to think that all the...

The Long-er day (22 June 2007)

Somehow I missed the moment yesterday. My timetable is 'f''cocked' - trying to fit everything in is almost impossible. How I ever managed to run my life whilst doing GFL is beyond me. When I am in town next week,...

Morris Barnett's trainers (20 June 2007)

When I was on GFL, Simon Rimmer and I used to talk about running. He's been pounding the turf for years, whilst I started two years ago. Since I've been back from America, what with all the changes, my knee...

Day trip (19 June 2007)

It has been such a weird week. So full of this and that, I've hardly had a moment to reflect. But I feel really unbalanced not writing, so, even though my eyes are propped open with matchsticks, here goes. It's...

Publish and be Damned (15 June 2007)

On my drive up to London I listened to the 'The Maltby Collection' by David Nobbs on Radio 4. The double-barreled good looker from 'Green Wing' was in it, as was Richard Palmer. It was funny and so well written...

Transmutation (14 June 2007)

I took Jackson for a walk in the Hollies. We drove over the cattle grid, parked the car and gingerly walked past half a dozen very big bulls chewing the cud. The weather was balmy. When we got to the...

The last apprentice (13 June 2007)

Look, there's no beating about the bush today. The final of 'The Apprentice' with Alan Sugar is on at 9.00 and I have to make myself a salad and stop crying. No, I have not turned into a sniveling feeble...

Press night shambles (12 June 2007)

Tonight I was going to the Globe to see the 'Merchant of Venice.' My husband got two complimentary tickets for the seated area. No groundling scamble for me, darlings. It was the Press night. Performances are always better when there...

A Day at Drusilla's (12 June 2007)

The computer read out said 00.00 when I started. No time like the present eh? Although I always find 00.00 a strange 'moment' in time. It's as if for 60 seconds we just don't exist. In my haste to write...

Midnight and beyond ( 9 June 2007)

It's just gone Jools Holland. I fell asleep in the chair, having driven more miles today than a rally driver in Monaco. Jim is in the flat, BB is in the attic, and I am on my last legs. Don't...

6-6-7 ( 6 June 2007)

I wish I had blogged yesterday because it was 5-6-7. Don't you love that kind of cosmic joke? Like looking at the clock and it saying 12.34, or it being 7.7.7, which it will be next month? Anyway, I missed...

Monday, June already ( 4 June 2007)

There has been so much to do, and so little time to do it, I can hardly remember the peace of the wheatgrass farm. I made notes so that I wouldn't forget anything but I always doodle backwards, mirror writing...

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