I've realised I'm getting nowhere with my 40 before I'm 40 challange & so I've spent the last few days looking into how I'm going to organize a kick ass party. That's a huge headache isn't it as trying to co-ordinate dates with friends holidays & I think some people that I really want to be there aren't going to be able to make it. And then there's the whole dilemma of kids/no kids? My biggest girl gave me sad eyes when I floated the idea of a grown ups only party but I'm really liking the idea of taking off my mummy badge for a night & letting my hair down...
Anyway, following my claims to fame part one & two I have managed to scrap the bottom of the barrel and dredge up some more claims to fame to complete my trilogy of blog posts
1. Joan Collins was in front of me in a queue in the food hall in M&S Marble Arch. Well technically she was 2 people ahead of me but the woman in front of me freaked out when she saw who it was & ran off (leaving her shopping on the conveyor belt).
2. Saw Willem Dafoe in a dim sum restaurant in Soho looking like himself.
3. Peter Purvis refused my offer to iron his shirts
4. Buster Bloodvessle from Bad Manners going into a bank.
5. Nicky Campbell - took himself too seriously
6. Alasdair Stewart - loud & very friendly
7. Carol Volderman -she did her own make up (& was very orange)
8. I saw Geoff Capes open a May fair when I was a kid
9. Ruby Wax & Gary Rhodes who were filming a sketch together for comic relief. You could tell she hated him.
10. Met Mick Brown who played "Rush Hour" by Jane Wiedlin as a request for me & my sister
remember this one?
11. I was factious to Andy Crane when I was about 15
16. Saw the band James in a BBC tea bar
17. Met Stephanie Lowe (Mrs Phillip Schofield), Andi Peters & Simon Parkin who used to present 'But First This'
18. Jimmy Carr took the piss out of me because I laughed too loud & too long at a joke about cystitis.
19. Ben Shepherd said hello to me on some rushes I was transcribing
20. I ignored Caroline Aherne in reception at ITV
21. I saw Brenda Blethyn outside a pub in South East London
22. I worked with Ricky Grover who was an audience warm up man but he later played Andrew Cotton in Eastenders
23. A actress who auditioned for a student production of mine & I didn't cast for the project went on to be in Queer as Folk & Spooks (obviously crushed by my rejection).
I think that has got to be that for now. But what are your claims to fame? The dodgier the better as far as I'm concerned xx