“I know what’s best for me, after all
I have been in the Claudette Colbert business longer than anybody.”
Another of our lovely test cooks, Jennifer, had asked her boyfriend’s flatmate to lend us his valve amp and such a splendid thing it was too. Like something from a Frankenstein movie we had to wait for the valves to heat up, jiggle around with various wires and hope for the best. It worked! I fell in love with the way the element in the four glass tubes glew red as the sound of movie related 78s filled the room. I want my own valve amp! My favourite part of the day was playing tunes to fit a screening of Phyllis Calvert’s home movies which her grandson had brought along.