January 2011

Bikram begins again. (31 January 2011)

Bikram this morning. My balance is coming, it's very exciting. Even had a shower in the communal showers. I pretended that I looked like all the young women with their Brazilians. Even though I know I look like an old...

Lokshen - Jewish vermicelli (29 January 2011)

The alarm was set for 6.15 a.m. but none of us slept. B was up first, then Gods Gift fell out of bed. I had set out my funereal garb the night before but changed my plans when I felt...

Oy! Joanna (27 January 2011)

Well Joanna, no I have not thought of giving it all up. I have the best of both worlds wouldn't you agree?...

BBC LONDON (27 January 2011)

BBC LONDON 94.9 for those of you who dont know where I am. I am doing my fourth show this Sunday with Toby Jones, the actor. You can call 020 7244 2000 I think thats the number, twitter me, facebook...

Mid January Jaunt (25 January 2011)

I went down to post a letter. Took my little green stopwatch and decided to walk 30 minutes one way then half an hour the other. I had on thick red socks and my Nike Free 3 trainers, so decided...

welcome home Nelly (24 January 2011)

Gods Gift is in London. The cat is stretched out on the back of the armchair. I have boxed up 29 years of telly videos ready to be transferred to CD's. Saw the osteopath. Saw the homeopath. Made a big...

St. Bride's (22 January 2011)

London feels so different on a Saturday. Maybe it's because I feel relaxed. Although this morning I woke up having had a day yesterday. I haven't been in my Bikram studio for three days - death, life and mothers have...

St. James tittle tattle (21 January 2011)

Felt quite like old times. I left the flat at 9.15 prepared to walk into the centre of London. I hadn't banked on the the temperature. I only had on nine items of clothing. Two socks. Two trainers. One knicker....

sense of humour meltdown (20 January 2011)

From funeral parlours to social workers. From too many bagels to rose tubor baths. from too much chat. Too much noise. To not enough space. Missed Bikram today but at least my mother is ok. There are funny stories surrounding...

Wheres the wolf? (19 January 2011)

Drove to Hertfordshire. Took my seat on the green settee whilst four of us were talked through an average, common or garden, British funeral. Four thousand pounds later four of us were at each others throats. From limos to hearses...

Prolicide...... (18 January 2011)

The hours and minutes felt longer today. Like stretching plasticine. Had fifteen minutes to get to Bal-Ham. Bik- ram rocked. For some reason I could get my head on my knee, my heel in my groin and my foot in...

Frosty tips. (17 January 2011)

It is not possible to live a life on sausages, mash, peas, gravy yorkshire pudding, all washed down with half a Guinness, and then expect to feel great. I spent all Sunday afternoon sleeping. Jim and I watched THE BANKSY...

Number 2. (16 January 2011)

Had the gentlest of driver this morning. I meditated in the back until we arrived at Egton House. He said he only worked for the BBC and all the people were lovely. Well i can't spoeak for all of them...

The day after the night before. (15 January 2011)

Sunday looms. I need to sleep, and relax before tomorrows show. Doing one a week is harder than every day. Need the regularity to work out the wrinkles. I have to psych myself up. The old git and me went...

THE PAINTER (15 January 2011)

The call came at 9.45. had just listened to Giles Brandreth on Desert Island Discs. He's one of the reasons I could never vote Tory. I dressed quickly in dark, sober clothes. Not deliberately but because that was how I...

Cobra nights (13 January 2011)

Don't know I how I managed yoga this morning but I did. Did the standing postures. I am not very good with them. Then the lying down taking a rest poses. Then we did the cobra. On your front, bend...

Comic beano (12 January 2011)

Woke to a text from Paul Hollywood. The delicious baker always called me Nan after his grandmother who rode a bicycle in Liverpool and smelled of wee..... I loved his bake-off programme if I can bribe him with enough airtime...

Bend it like Bikram (10 January 2011)

Drove the car belonging to Gods Gift, he was still in bed when I left. It was so good driving something that worked. My little Red Nellie is still in the garage all her parts were held up because of...

Tweet Nothings ( 9 January 2011)

It's 20.37 and I feel sick. And here's why. Two little pots of prune yoghurt. 7 fish balls and peas with tomato sauce. Two pickled onions. 34 almonds. A mozzarella, tomato and aubergine ciabatta. Two coffees A drive to East...

The Girl in the Orange tatty - who? ( 6 January 2011)

Is it possible that I climbed out of bed at 5.45? Is it possible that I put on the shorts and vest - which I thought was red but apparently is not cos the teacher kept yelling 'Will the girl...

Yogi Bare ( 5 January 2011)

I've spent all day collating years worth of writings. The memoir now has at least nine different titles. The job is putting it all together then sending it off to my agent, writing more bits and editing what I have....

Hot Yoga ( 4 January 2011)

So I drove out of the flat. Turned right and then left towards Wandsworth Common. Took a left and a right and continued up the hill till I got to a long road that took me to Balham. OH! I...

3.1.11. ( 3 January 2011)

I am wearing my purple SCHLOMPER SUIT, my purple furry slippers, and nowt else. I have been wearing my purple ensemble all day. But let me take you back to a frosty night in East Sussex - God it was...

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