Friday, 11 June 2010

World cup

So the World Cup has began.  I'm talking about the football World Cup obviously.  

Tomorrow England play the USA. We're going to watch the game here.

Here's a rather joyous South African song to celebrate it.

Come on England!

Thursday, 10 June 2010

One of those days.

Today was a blah day.  

I went to my temp job and sat there trying to smile and pretend that answering telephones was something that I grew up wanting to do.

I tried to keep smiling as my boss blamed me for all her mistakes.  

I tried to keep smiling as she vented her bad mood on me.

Then I went to lunch and sat on a park bench alone, eating my home made sandwiches.

In the afternoon, I surreptitiously surfed the internet whilst my boss was busy and learnt all about Cheryl Cole's divorce.  Information that I don't need or care about but it passed the time.

Then I went home.  As I left the office, the heavens opened and I was drenched.

Tomorrow will be a better day.

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Five firsts

First job.  I worked in a tourist souvenir shop on Westminster Bridge Road. It was very, very hard work but I loved it. I'd just arrived in London from Africa and the thrill of seeing Big Ben every day was immeasurable.  And I learnt never, ever to underestimate the public's appetite for complete and utter tat.

First kiss.  A boy called Douglas.  I kissed him at my friend Jane's 16th birthday party...

First perfume I bought.  Chanel No. 19.  I saved up for weeks to afford it.  I just adored the light, clean loveliness of it.  Even now, the faintest whiff of it takes me back to those heady days of being 21 years old with the world at my feet.

First song I bought.  'Brown girl in the ring' by Boney M!!  I hang my head in shame... Naturally when I'm talking to my cool music business friends, I mutter something about Fleetwood Mac or the Rolling Stones.

First show I worked on.  'Brigadoon'.  Funnily enough, this was my first school show and the first West End show I worked on. Yea, I know - it's pretty naff but I had great fun on both occasions and I'll always have fond memories of the show.


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