Wednesday, 9 December 2009


Last night I went to an amazing ball in aid of Save The Children. Presided over by the Princess Royal, it took place in the magnificent National History Museum - which was lit up like a Disney castle.

Against a backdrop of stars (pretend ones) and surrounded by glittering Christmas trees, we dined on duck and dark chocolate. And it's so nice to be able to get to wear velvet, bling and maribou feathers!

We sat beneath the giant bones of an ancient dinosaur, which dominates the main hall. The light was strong which means that my picture isn't brilliant - but this may give you some idea. It does seem strange to think that this mighty creature which once roamed the earth, should end up being bathed in Barbie-pink light and towering over dining tables....thank goodness dinosaurs couldn't see into the future (or maybe they could - maybe even now there is a secret band of them, plotting their revenge and return!)

The auction went on for so long that I was forced to miss Bryan Ferry, who was doing a few songs. Well, I had an early start and an urgent deadline and I'm not a particular fan of a man who many consider to be an aging roue. Now if it had been the Rolling Stones it would have been different.
Who would YOU miss the last train for?


  1. I would miss the last train (but also airplane, forget my life...) if miraculously I could listen to Freddy Mercury and The Queen in concert.
    And if the song was "Too much love will kill you" I think my heart would completely melt through Freddy's words.

    Too much love will kill you
    If you can't make up your mind
    Torn between the lover
    And the love you leave behind
    You're headed for disaster
    'Cos you never read the signs
    Too much love will kill you - every time.
    Too much love will kill you
    Just as sure as none at all
    It'll drain the power that's in you
    Make you plead and scream and crawl
    And the pain will make you crazy
    You're the victim of your crime
    Too much love will kill you - every time.

    Love you forever Freddy... xxx

  2. David Gandy.

    No singing required, just being the same room would be enough...

    Swooning horribly at the mere thought (and skulking back to the sellotape).


  3. Great lyrics, Michela - and agree he was a genius with a song.

    Just had to look up David Gandy, Rachel - lots of shots of him strutting around in very brief pants!

  4. Glad you had a great time last night. I would miss the train for Damien Lewis. Growl he is just so yummy - and my DH of course - in case he is reading my blogs these days! Take care, Caroline x

  5. Yes....I really must remember Damien Lewis next time I'm asked who is a prototype hero. Only trouble is that he has (glorious) red hair and I only ever write dark-haired men.

    Would you like to read a book which featured a ginger(ish) hero?