Discovery Day and other stories

This has been a really odd year, so far. David Bowie’s death completely floored me (I’m still prone to bouts of crying and think I will be for some time to come), and my aunt had died (also of cancer) just a few days before. It was a lot to take in all at once. I didn’t even read any books for about a fortnight, which is so out of character for me as to be almost unheard of.

But on the 24th of February, I had a theatre date with my good friend Joanne Harris, so even though I was feeling decidedly rough, I made the trip to London to meet her and to see Adrian Lester in Red Velvet. Adrian and I follow each other on Twitter and when I indicated I’d love to see the play, he made sure I was able to get tickets (thank you, Adrian), as they were selling fast. Continue reading

Eight years of brilliance

Now that the BBC have closed the Hustle curtains, I thought it was due a blog entry. From 2004 until 2012, I have followed the Hustle crew and been with them through good times and bad. For the first three series, the crew comprised Mickey Bricks (Adrian Lester), Ash Morgan (Robert Glenister), Albert Stroller (Robert Vaughn), Stacey Monroe (Jaime Murray) and Danny Blue (Marc Warren), and this was the time I fell completely in love with them all. Continue reading