Did you have that gale force wind where you were?
The sheer force of nature spiralling everything out of control. Just a bit like the past couple of weeks where I’ve had TOO MUCH to do. I hit the deck running and at times it felt like I was jogging on the spot, but looking back quite a lot was achieved. One of those times when loose ends which should have been tied in a timely fashion, all got snarled and extra energy was needed to untangle them all. Still, most things are sorted now and there is only Christmas looming on the horizon. I’ll wait a bit before tackling that and hope that the adrenalin kicks in for a last minute shopping orgy.
But this weekend is going to be all mine. Do not disturb. I am going to hibernate and recharge for at least 24 hours and Sunday is going to be my day of rest.
And aren’t Sunday mornings the best!
Time sets a leisurely pace. No mad dashing with a jumbo hit of caffeine in one hand and half a pair of shoes in the other to match the half a slash of lippy (did I really go out like that?).
No, Sundays are about just being. Doing or not doing . Getting dressed or not. Eating a late breakfast. (Poached eggs always seem to turn out perfectly on a Sunday. Rubbery bullets every time else) Skimming the Sunday supplements and listening to the radio. Glorious BBC Radio 4. The Archer’s Omnibus followed by Desert Island Discs
This coming Sunday will be a real treat because Barbrara Hulanicki will be the castaway on Desert Island Discs
Barbara Hulanicki O.B.E. photo from BBC Radio 4 webpage
Desert Island Discs is one of the longest running radio programmes in Britain. It’s an absolute institution. Each week a guest is invited to imagine that they have been castaway on an uninhabited island where they will be marooned for ever. All they have for company is a Bible (or appropriate religious text….a recent, P.C. addition to the format) and the complete works of Shakespeare. In addition they are allowed 8 favourite pieces of music to take with them plus one luxury item. The choice of music and luxury item are the kick off points for the interview and it is interesting to hear how much sometimes is revealed about the subject from their favourite songs.
If you’re not in the UK it is possible to listen over the internet as long as you have Flash player installed on your computer.
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It will be fascinating to hear what music she picks. Will it be Hollywood golden age musical scores or Roxy Music , reminders of those heady Biba days.
In the roof Garden Restaurant.Bryan Ferry and Amanda Lear at Biba (photo by Mick Rock)
Some Chopin perhaps as a nod to her Polish roots? Miami Sound Machine? No, perhaps not.
How about Back to Black by Amy Winehouse , it’s certainly Barbara’s preferred colour.
We’ll just have to wait and hear.
11.15am on Sunday in the UK
Repeated at 9 on Friday