Cash In The Attic Celebrity Auction

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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.

CASH IN THE ATTIC - CELEBRITY AUCTION

Date: 7th May 2008

CASH IN THE ATTIC - CELEBRITY AUCTION

 The day at the Auction Rooms in Chiswick was very enjoyable.  My goodness, the team work hard.  They record two programmes back to back so they were recording the auctioning of my donations and also those of Julie Peasgood ( Emmerdale etc.)

 My offerings fetched £2,278 and then a 'fan' of mine very kindly left a cheque for £250 for Orchid.  As he'd already bid for my Silver letter opener and my watercolour - it was extremely generous of him.

 My Eurovision Song Contest Dress - which I modelled and auctioned personally - fetched £230 which was a lot less than I had expected and I now realise I should have kept it for an Auction at a Ball when everyone is fired up to be generous and not left it to dealers who are only in it for the money.  In fact, we gave away a photograph taken last week of me in the Dress and when I asked the buyer if he'd like it personally signed he declined on the grounds that he'd bought the dress with Charity funds - so I guess it will be auctioned off at a future function.

 The painting which Jeremy Burford so kindly gave me for the Auction fetched £1050 so that boosted the funds enormously.  Although I was a trifle disappointed I learned that what I'd raised was among the top amounts raised by 'Celebrities' - oh! I do hate that word - but how do you get round it.  I remember once trying to get round the words 'Famous - Celebrity - Personality' when speaking to the husband of a very dear friend.  I was trying to explain that I'd been invited to an important function and not wanting to sound boastful said that I'd been invited as 'a person of note' and dear Ian, forever after when I phoned would call his wife Sue and say 'There's a person of note on the phone'!  If only he were still around tacking the 'Michael' out of me.

 Still, never mind it was a goodly sum and  Orchid has got a profile it wouldn't have received otherwise - so that's all to the good.

 I'm off to a Charity Ball this Saturday - this is another Cancer Charity in which I'm getting involved - Neuro Oncology (Brain Cancers).  And I may be going up in a twin-seat Spitfire for this Charity - in the next few months.  Should have done it last year but somehow it never got arranged.

 Then next Sunday, Jonathan and I board the Oceana for our cruise up the Fjords of Norway and my two talks.  It should be fun.

 I'm sorry you can't directly contact me, but should you want to make a request - learn more about Cheetahs or ask a question about “I'm a Celebrity .......” You can always address it to Simon whose address is under Contacts - and I'll always respond.

 Bye for now,  Jan.

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