Tuesday 26 July 2011

The Day I Met Tim Vine

With Tim Vine in an Internet café near Victoria Station
I needed to go online, so I popped into the nearest Internet café only to find, to my amazement, sitting at one of the terminals was the very funny comedian Tim Vine!

Being one who is not backwards in coming forwards, I decided to sit at the terminal right next to his; I had every intention of saying hello, but rather than just going, "Hello Tim", I thought I'd do something a little more original.

I knew he used Twitter, and I assumed that since he was online, he'd very likely be on Twitter at that moment, so I decided to tweet to him without saying a word to see if he noticed. It worked a tweet treat! Here's my tweet:
I waited a few minutes and then he suddenly looked to his right and stared right at me with wide eyes! It was a very special moment and we both had a good laugh!

He told me the reason he had gone into the Internet café was to find somewhere he could buy some plastic fruit for the show he was doing that night. 

Saturday 16 July 2011

Grand Opening of "An Actor's Art" - Rebecca Grant's art exhibiton

Robert Powell

I took this photo of Hugh Quarshie, Robert Powell and Hari Dhillon (who play Holby City characters Ric Griffin, Mark Williams and Mr Michael Spence respectively) and was just about to tweet it when they told me what wording to tweet with it. Namely, "At Rebecca Grant's art exhib opening at Philippine Embassy with all the important cast members of Holby City! http://ow.ly/i/dSMh"

Ambassador Reynaldo Catapang and his wife

Phoebe Thomas who plays Maria Kendall in Holby City

Phoebe Thomas and Rebecca Grant

Phoebe Thomas, Rebecca Grant and Heloise Agelou

Rebecca Grant about to perform with the Jive Aces

Rebecca Grant accompanying the Jive Aces

Rebecca Grant with the Jive Aces

Actor Hugh Quarshie with my dear friend, Gaby Gadiot

4 July 2011: Rebecca Grant, perhaps best known for playing Daisha Anderson in Holby City, looked stunning as always. She not only hosted the Private View of her art exhibition (which ran from 5-15 July), but she also performed several numbers with the wonderful foot-tapping Jive Aces, with whom she regularly performs. I had a centre-stage view - such fun! I was smiling from ear to ear throughout the whole performance!

The invited crowd was awash with VIPs and celebs including many cast members of Holby City (including Paul Bradley but I never got a photo of him) as well as the Ambassador of the Philippines, Reynaldo Catapang and his wife, so the whole event had such a buzz! .

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