Monthly Archives: May 2014

What I learnt this week: Reading a book

Still behind on the blog, whoops.  Watch out for the next edition- will be an Italian special (mostly because I want to cram three weeks into one- economy, what can I say).

This week flew by.  I would say almost literally.

A week before mum arrives.  A week before my Italian adventure.

Getting my work done and done.  S I can leave with my mind at ease.  Conscience cleared.  Lunch with the girls on Friday- to celebrate Siobhan’s Birthday.

Not a very social week, but did catch ‘Chat Show Roulette,’ a BBC radio recording with Siobhan on Tuesday night.  Very entertaining.  The rest of the week was spent researching for Italy.  What I want to do, where I want to go.  Basically preparing.

Then it was the big day.  Mum arrived at 6am on Saturday.  I was very excited, if not still half asleep.  I picked her up at Heathrow and we went back to my place for breaky.  Shower and straight off to meet Camilla for a lunch at Jamie’s Diner.  Delicious.  Best chocolate cake ever.  If I could marry it I would have, it made me that happy.  Then to West End to check out a killer production of ‘Let the right one in.’


Early night.  The next day packed up for our trip.  Then whisked mum off to Jamie Olivier’s Restaurant 15 (the posh one) for Mother’s Day.  So much food and cocktails.  Oh the joy.  Not quite an early night…


The theme this week related to that old saying, ‘don’t judge a book by its cover.’   The first example was at ‘Chat Show Roulette’ which I really didn’t think would be any good!  The guests who I thought would be funny actually turned out to not be as funny as the ones I thought wouldn’t be.  And the show was a belly full of laughs!

Also during the week a new candidate registered  (I won’t go in to details) but basically she was very rude to me.  I was merely doing my job and telling what she needed to do to be cleared for work.  In the end she realised this and apologized for taking her frustrations out on me.

By the time she left we were BFF’s.  Which made me think about first impressions.  I have had friends in my past who  I haven’t hit it off with at the beginning, due to what I had thought of them, but then they turned out to be a really good mate.

Forrest Gump used the term.  And I know he was talking about life but I’m relating it to people.  You never know what you’re gonna get.  And sometimes you need to rip that wrapper off before you can decide you don’t like something/someone.  P.S I’m talking about personality layers here, not clothes…

Funniest moment:

  • ‘Chat Show Roulette’ recording

What I did that scared me:

  • Submitting work to be considered for representation at a couple of writing agencies! YAY.


  • Mum arriving
  • Dinner at ’15’
  • ‘Let The Right One In’


  • Crazy chav swearing and yelling at me to get the ‘f#$% out of her shop.’  All because I told her I wasn’t going to pay 150 pounds to see ‘Book of Mormon.’  Which is ridiculous.  She thought I was a dumb tourist but oh no lady you can’t hustle me.  I listen to consultants all day, I know a line when I hear it.  Even if it’s the hottest show on West End and is sold out until July.  Lies.  Lies.  Lies
  • General lack of time (as usual)
  • Getting up at 5am on Saturday (Boohoo)

What I learnt:

  • You can judge a book by its cover.  It’s almost inevitable but sometimes you need to give that book a second look.