Monthly Archives: December 2006

Bollinger’s New Years Resolutions 2007

I promise to stop savaging Ian’s cleaners whenever they go into his bedroom. I promise to stop mugging Ian’s friend Frank for no apparent reason. He’s a nice cat-friendly person and doesn’t deserve it. I promise not to bite Ian’s…

Six Degrees

Peacockshock’s occasional Six Degrees feature, in which I brag shamelessly about pathetically indirect namedrops, has attracted huge attention recently. My pal Viv (who used to work on the street in Oxford where Radiohead’s Thom Yorke lives) informs me that our…

Geezers and Divas

I overheard the following highbrow conversation this morning in Starbucks on Piccadilly: Bloke 1: ‘I’m off to see Carmina Burana tonight.’ Bloke 2: ‘Who’s she then?’ Bloke 1: ‘It’s an opera mate. By Carl Orloff.’

Six Degrees

Lucy Davis – Dawn from The Office – married movie actor Owain Yeoman in St Paul’s Cathedral today. Owain is my friend Cyn’s godson.

Time in Loo

I’ve just read a shocking statistic while researching a book. On average, women spend six months of their lives on the loo. That’s frightening enough. But MEN spend THREE YEARS of their lives sitting on the toilet. What a terrible…

Moving Update

My solicitor – Jade – now has a note in her diary to try for an exchange of contracts on Monday. Hurrah.

Moving Update

I was supposed to be moving today – into a nice little house near the river. But it’s been delayed thanks to a chain involving an old lady called – unless I’m mistaken – Mrs Happenstance (did I mishear?) who…

Moving Update

Peter Andre and Jordan Oh my goodness. According to my sources, Peter Andre and Jordan are moving to Watton-at-Stone near Hertford. We already have the Beckhams. It’s just getting too classy around here.

Bollinger Update

Bolly on my parents’ sofa Bolly’s at my parents’ house for Christmas. She went up early as I was supposed to be moving house today and I didn’t want to ruffle her. But I’m now moving in the first week…

Health Update

My neurologist has discharged me. Good feeling. It’s nice when doctors tell you to push off.

No Loo at the Inn

Hello. I’m back from Wales. I stayed in a place called the Future Inn in Cardiff Bay, where they film Dr Who. John Barrowman lives round the corner. It was a nice hotel, for that sort of hotel, but the…