Ok last night I was a bit tired to kiss and tell all but feeling a little more refreshed after almost 5 hours solid sleep, the memories of the evening, are flooding back.
With no ill effects from the previous days overdose and a body full of adrenalin pumped up by steroids, squeezed into a little leather number, I was ready to get down and party.
Kate was an excellent driver and navigated through numerous diversions and the busy London traffic to get us to the ITV studios in time for some hair swooshing (as she calls it) and a little make-up repair job.
Purple wrist bands at the ready we strolled down the corridors past showbiz make up rooms and photos of Daybreak and Good Morning Stars to our destination, The Green Room, which is actually white with red sofas. Here we were offered free drinks nibbles and Dunkin Donuts.
An hour later we were shown to the glamorous studio set which I must admit was very upmarket compared to the set of ‘Take Me Out’ in Kent. Yes we were there watching that show with good friends a couple of months ago, we do like to get about you know!
The guests ready for your delight, on Saturday, are Sir Richard Attenborough, Eddie Izzard, Dolph Ludgren (I had never heard of him, but he is an actor in action films like Rocky), Russell Brand and PULP.
Filming went pretty smoothly but I am not sure how much of Russell’s footage they will need to cut out. I loved Russell’s energy and impulsiveness but I don’t even think he knew what he was going to say next. It was all very entertaining, if not a little on the edge of political correctness. At one point he climbed into the audience (looking for sex I think, he did admit he was an addict!) but despite my little black number I was unable to attract his attention at that time!
PULP were amazing and it was like having your own live concert just a few feet away, hmmm perhaps that is because that is actually what it was!
Filming lasted a couple of hours and we played our part screaming, clapping and popping bubble wrap (you will just have to watch the show). Then it was was back to the not so green room were the hot date commenced.
We spent about 5 minutes chatting to and some of us (not me, but my dear enchanted sister) stroking Russell’s back, before he was distracted by a rather voluptuous,blonde a far younger female version of the species.
I then spotted Jarvis and rushed over, childhood photos in hand to accost the poor guy. Luckily he remembered us (the text from his mum telling him we would be there may have helped) and he was charming and seemed genuinely pleased to see us. We spent about 20 mins chatting about the good old days and discussing ways to meet up again when I remembered my party. Never one to miss out on an opportunity, I think you may have guessed that by now, I invited him down to my 50th fundraising birthday party and he said he would love to come along, just email him the details. Can you believe that? Ofcourse I wouldn’t ask him to play, but you never know with microphones at the ready the Not So Desperate Housewives, may have some Singstar competition on their hands.
After another chat with Russell , yes he came and sought us out again, (maybe he was a little jealous of all the attention we were getting from Jarvis?) and a few canapés and couple of cartons of Ribena later Kate and I headed back to Hinxworth. Tired but full of happy memories ready to share with any willing listening ears.
So there it was, our hot double date. We have another in the pipeline with the likelihood of V.I.P. tickets to a Comic Relief Concert being hosted by Russell, in March, to promote giving up drugs and a party to plan.
I hardly have time for Cancer but today will be another trip to London for my chemo fix. Really Myeloma you picked the wrong girl, but life has a funny way of working and maybe you just wanted me to go in another direction for a short while. Just remember you are not allowed to stick around. I have an army of medics, an amazing group of friends a loving supportive family and resilience in its bucket loads. You picked the wrong body to host in I am afraid. I also have so much to do and am really enjoying writing which is something I had never experienced doing before and seems an excellent media to share what I hope is my more creative side.
Happy Day to you all.