Friday, 18 June 2010


To historic Syon Park last night to see Carmen, performed by an enchanting opera company called Diva. Diva is a chamber opera - their only musical accompaniment is a grand piano, played exquisitely by Anna Tilbrook. With passionate voices and raw emotion soaring up to the glass ceiling - opera doesn't get much better than this.

Here I am, feeling inspired by the whirling shawls of Carmen, Frasquita and Mercedes!

And here is the incredible conservatory, where the opera is held and where afterwards we ate from upmarket picnic-hampers in air scented by jasmine, while the night sky darkened and became star-sprinkled.

It was one of those magical evenings.....


  1. Ooh, smashing frock, Sharon!

    Lots of love,


  2. What a gorgeous place! (Lightbulbs going off in the back of my head, now...)

    And I agree with Rach about the frock ;o) I've always envied your effortless glamour!

  3. Thanks so much, Rach and Kate - and don't compliments always lift you?
    Actually, it's an old dress, but because it's Armani (bought after good royalty cheque!) - it always makes me feel glam!

  4. Darling - lei usura così bene.

    Tu sei mio Diva

    G x

  5. The Italian is intriguing - but what can it mean?!

  6. I replied to your mail - Sharon.

  7. dear sharon, I should like to know you better but I am not able to use computer way and I don't know how to connect with you. If you want to contact me using my E-mail address at or visiting my blog Thank you.
    Giancarlo. (Italy)

  8. you can see.....I cannot write also....I've written your name with a small letter "s".....excuse me can I mistake so great with a beautifull woman as you are!!!!...