Oh what a weekend! A fantastic night out with Nazimova, Marijana, Sasha, Jasminka and many folk I haven’t seen for a long while jumping up and down to the Penny Black Remedy – man they ROCKED! And to the other extreme, a photo shoot with three clasically trained musicians I’ll be performing with in the Palm Court of the Ally Pally on 27th February. They play 1920s jazz on original twenties instruments – including the most amazing saxophone I have ever seen – and as you can imagine I’ve seen a lot of saxophones (!)
On top of all of that I spent most of today in bed with the heated blanket on teaching myself how to use i-movie (sign up to the newsletter for my first ever cooking demo – wow I am goofy) AND I had a date. Rendezvous number 5 with Mr PH was just lovely. He’d invited me round to watch “20,000 Streets Under the Sky” which is the thing that got us together really. I left my freezing cold flat with a bunch of Williams Vastroukis and some cocktail cherries for the “Gin and Its” and it was a joyful moment when I stepped into his lounge to find a REAL FIRE ablaze. Oh how gorgeous.
The adaptation of Mr Hamilton’s master work was absolutely superb. Couldn’t be faulted. Mr PH produced some sushi out of nowhere which was just delicious, and we downed many few cocktails and talked about all manner of subjects. He escorted me to the bus stop as usual (no falling over this time) and I was home by just gone twelve. Perfect. Just like a date in the 1930s would have been I imagine!
I am so pleased it went so well–and that he was such a gentleman. I look forward to hearing about more good dates with Mr. PH!
What is vastroukis, by the way?
And do you have a fab 1920s outfit planned for the Ally Pally gig? I can’t wait to hear about that one either–and it should be an easy trip for you, right?
Vastroukis are little cheesy pastries made from cream cheese, sour cream and eggs. Am thinking about having them as recipe of the month for March, they are scrumptious. I’ve got a fab Janice Wainwright number I’ll probably wear to Ally Pally – it’s not original 20s but it’s pretty spectacular. It’s just down the road so I’ll trundle down there with my gramophone in one hand and a box of records in the other!
Great to hear your enjoyed our set on Sat and thanks for the shout!
Good luck at your Palm Court gig, thats sounds amazing!!
It’s a while since I saw the Penny Black Remedy and I enjoyed every bounce! Must try and make it to more gigs, I LOVE your stuff!