Back to reality and I was Duty Event Manager for the BBC Music Magazine awards at the King's place Music foundation. A prestigious event, full of laughter, fun, wine and great music! It was very well attended and I even bumped in the legend that is Gok Wan, he complimented me on my waistcoat and I was quite proud of myself for managing an albeit short conversation without asking for a selfie! Professional to the last! :)
A great big hurrah for one Duane Dibartolomeo from the Grosvenor Fish bar. He is officially a tourism superstar and not only that, he is just such an amazing guy. If you haven't been... I can't believe it! Go! Enjoy! and say Hi to Duane and Kristen from me and tell them I sent you! This is such a great (and deserved) award for them and for Norwich. Well done the whole team.
My Mother in Law's sister passed away, very sad and she became quite confused towards the end. I'm glad that I remember her as a feisty, funny, laughing lady who joked with the amazing NHS staff as they wheeled her here and there. I worry for our NHS, I worry for our future and I wonder where the jokey, funny people are who make us laugh and make light of these difficult times. We miss you and need you. As I scanned the faces at todays funeral I see several generations that have never left the village. These generations were christened, married and buried at the little church, unheard of in these jet propelled times. I overheard one lady saying "What sort of a world do we live in?" in reference to the recent trend of "drive by" terrorism and I realised once again that perceptions of the wonderful peacetime that we actually enjoy, the marvel that is modern day and the wonderful things we experience are sadly misreported in our thirst for sensationalist news. Is this how we justify the backwards steps that we are taking, by believing that "Things were better years ago?" I saw the Daily Mail news headline today and I know that's the reason. Huxley's Brave new World snuck up on me while I was being vigilant for 1984.
Please register your vote, please be counted and I know that I am in a minority but if we all care and take an interest in real, honest, genuine news we will prevail over all this sensationalism. Be kind and gentle to each other and we all deserve it, we all work hard and we all have the best intentions at heart. I believe in you all.