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Hello every-one as you can see I’m hard at work back at my desk at Harrison HQ catching up with you all through my blog journal. I have much to do before heading off to France on Tuesday so it’s time to tie up all those loose ends. This week has been a busy one! On Wednesday evening I was working with my dear friend Kim in London at the RAF Club, Piccadilly. I had been engaged to sing for the clubs special 75th Battle of Britain Dinner and what a night it turned out to be. This was my third visit to the club and I always make a point to look at the paintings as the club has a wonderful collection of aviation art. The guest list that night read like a who’s who and it was a delight to rub shoulders with so many interesting people who had achieved so much in their life times and careers. The dinner was held in the newly refurbished ballroom which when I sang at the club last month was under dust sheets along with the Churchill Room. Wednesday was a very special night as they also had the official opening of the Churchill Room.
All Set to Go On Stage!
There hangs a beautiful painting of a young flying officer in the Royal Flying Corps. I don’t know who he is or who the artist is but it’s my favourite painting and when every I’m at the club I always like to see the painting if I can. I was sorry not to see it in August due to the refurbishment but this time made up for it.
Kim and I had planned our journey to the RAF club very carefully as we were concerned there might have been extra traffic due to the Queen’s flotilla and the 9th September marking her as the longest raining
My Favourite Painting!
monarch. As it tuned out all was well and we wized through London with plenty of time to spare. As two ladies who enjoy playing the part of Hinge and Bracket we decided to sit down in the Cowdrey Lounge and take tea before rigging for the evenings show which went so well. There’s something wonderful about seeing an entire room on its feet waving union jack flags and singing along to Land of Hope and Glory!
By the time we got back it was about 1.30am and I didn’t get to bed until 2am. I had an early start the next day. I was booked to perform at noon for The Star and Garter in Surbinton which ment I had to dash out bright and early. This worked in really well as I was due to be at Goodwood on Friday and Surbinton is kind of on my way.
Paul and I Out and About at Goodwood!
Samantha Andersen and I
When it comes to knowing all the ins and outs about Goodwood Paul is a real dab hand. We stayed over in Porchester and left at 7am so as to miss the traffic. We arrived just before 8am and were picked up and shuttled to the gate which saved my 1940s shoes. Goodwood is a very dressy affair and this was one of those rare occasions where Paul and I could dress for ourselves rather than for others. It was wonderful to have time to visit the stalls rather than a few minutes before dashing off to do a show. Although some of the items for sale are costly there are bargains to find if you take the trouble to look for them. I was thrilled to pick up a beautiful 1950s bodice and leather gloves at Samantha Andersen’s stall and some divine silk from www.tilthesungoesdown.com I also tried on a few 1940s suits but in the end I went with the silk fabric. I can’t wait to have this made up into a beautiful 1940s evening gown. I’m in need of a few new dresses and the fabric I chose will work wonderfully well with a 1940s paten I have. Based on an original fabric from the period I know when made up this dress will look stunning.
Shopping for Vintage at Goodwood!
There is a great deal to see and do at Goodwood and I’m only sorry we couldn’t have stayed for longer. We left early at 4pm as the roads get blocked with traffic. While we were there we met up with James for tea and enjoyed a natter under the trees which was a little like being in Paris. Speaking of which I’m off down to Portsmouth tomorrow and booked to sail over to Normandy on Tuesday. I wont be back until the 24th September so if you need to get in touch with me please call me on my mobile or e-mail me and I will answer you as soon as I get back from Normandy. On this occasion I’m taking a holiday and Paul and I are looking forward to visiting all the places we never get the chance to see as I’m always too busy singing. I shall be returning to sing in Ste Marie du Mont on the 21st November. I’m booked to perform for the towns Christmas Dance but more on that later. When I return on the 24th Sept I will be hitting the ground running with six shows to do in three days from the 25th so I’m looking forward to taking a rest first.
Off to the Races at Goodwood!
Nice Car Paul!
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