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Computers and the internet are amazing things. One of my concerns with putting together this site was that it could remain current, yet with all my travelling I've often much to say, but little time to say it. Years ago when reading the news it would take me days on end to reply to the kind letters people sent. Now, with the magic of the modern age, I can keep you up to date with what I'm doing and other events in my life.


Date: 11th January 2010


Of course I can't let you know who were the other participants but I understand that the programme will be transmitted on 31st January - so not a long lead time.

The four of us couldn't have been more different but I think we all enjoyed each other's company and got along extremely well.  Of course, one doesn't know what the others say in the Taxi after the dinner and how the Producers decide to edit the programme - programmes and reputations are made and broken in the Editing Suite.

I would have liked a few days respite between Calendar Girls and CDWM but that was not to be.  I treated myself to a car home from London on Saturday Night at the end of Calendar Girls as I had a lot of baggage, and was so glad I did - about 20 miles south of London the snow started to fall and I was mightily glad that it was the driver and not me who had to cope with the conditions.  Couldn't believe the snow piled up at the side of the roads as we got deeper and deeper into Kent.  Also discovered that the road from Deal to Dover had been impassable for three days.

Got home safely and fell into bed.  Spent Sunday organizing everything for my evening of entertaining for CDWM.

I was elected to go last - don't know whether that is a good or a bad thing.  One has more time to worry about one's choice of meal - a choice you can't change after it has been handed in to the Production Team at least a week prior to the filming.

I liked the three other guests and found them all very interesting in different ways.  We had lots of laughs and, I think, a good time was had by all.  After the show has been aired, I'll post some amusing photos in my Gallery but can't let you in on the secret yet.

Felt very sad on Thursday evening at the end of my Dinner.  Did some of the clearing up after the team left and fell into bed at 3.00 am.  I've had ten weeks of company in Calendar Girls and a week of excitement and good company with CDWM so coming down to earth this weekend has been something of an anti-climax.  Still at least I managed to go for a long walk on the beach.  Being a Sunday, loads of people were out walking their dogs and otherwise perambulating.

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