Monday, 31 October 2011

A full day working on our feature film Vigilia with Amanda Baker. Story development, funding progression & constant laughing. Looking good!
Nichola Hartwell's home cooked fare is reminiscent of The Ivy restaurant, comfort food done perfectly. A much appreciated port in the storm.

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Tacita Dean's 'The Film' installation at Tate Modern's Turbine Hall & part of Unilever series. Whilst impressive in size lacking in content.

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Halloween is a good day to share your horror stories of the past year & dear friend & dutchman Dirk van der Velden had even more than I did.
Bollinger Champagne tasting session with Tanja Coetzee in Islington proved to be just the pick me up to end a week filled with highs & lows
Tamara Thomas leads me astray again with best Hot Chocolate in Dri Dri on Portebello Road & best Burger at Chelsea Farmers Market Restuarant
Healthy Fast food restaurant Pod is definitely a contender for favourite Leon's but chain still only in the city

Thursday, 27 October 2011

When your day starts with you slipping on a friends drive & smashing your face against a pillar - you know it's not going to be a good one.
Daphna Baram's comedy night Cantaloopy in Shoreditch was excellent. Catching up with Arthur Smith was great but the other acts were fab too

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Is UNTHINK the new social network, a Facebook for grown-ups? A revolution with you at the heart of it? We'll see.
Breakfast at the Wolseley is always an excellent start to the day. Still crowned the best Eggs Benedict in London
Extremely pleased Caterina Oliveira agreed to take on the role of editor for The Michaela Community Free School film trailer due in 2 weeks.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Wishing Friend & Author Mitzi Szereto bon voyage as she heads back to States - You'll be missed, though my son is hoping for trip to a Miami
Good yelling match with dear friend & director Amanda Baker gives our feature film Vigilia it's final boost to the finish line of production
Thanks to Kiki Morrin for undying support, trust & amazing assistance over past week. The kindness of (sort of) strangers continues to amaze
The film The Adventures of Tin Tin felt it should be watched in 3D. Whilst the 2D Version was very watchable, it felt lacking a dimension.

Monday, 24 October 2011

Harriet Olalaye & Pauvlina Stoyanova ensure perfect ending to a wonderful day. More cocktails at the Circus Lounge & a holiday offer - great
The generosity of Elizabeth Block abounds as usual. Some amazing cocktails at the Oxo Tower Terrace, overlooking the Thames - try Press Gang

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Eggs benedict Champagne Breakfast in The Table, Southwark then Wallace Collection thanks to the adorable Tamara Thomas - makes the sun shine

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Visit to Royal Festival Hall for meeting with producer Leo Wurm discussing feature film Vigilia, reminded me when members bar was my office.
Surprising find in Coffee@Bermondsey Street. Excellent Sweet Potatoe & Chorizo soup & the White Hot Chocolate was a first, all for under £5.

Friday, 21 October 2011

Can't believe I'm still wearing my Panama Hat in October! Would normally be back in my Black Fedora, but with this sunshine would be foolish

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Marco, barman at Paramount, poured me & Gerard Davies the best French Martini (using fresh pineapple) - great to watch the sunset on London.
Actor & Friend Chris Lambert persuaded me to try Nando's in Canary Wharf. I don't understand my friends passion - but not bad for a chain.
Interview for a Games Maker for London 2012 Olympics was like an episode of the BBC's spoof series - great fun

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Are there sweeter words "Go drink your wine, listen to Gershwin & stay out of my kitchen until I serve dinner" quote of day from Kiki Morrin
Enormous gratitude to Caroline Heatlie. Reminding me how easy life can be when you have people around you that are positive and want to help
Now have two interviews (volunteer staff) and an audition (opening & closing ceremonies) for the London 2012 Olympics. Let's hope I get one!

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Have been reminded by Caroline Heatlie how good Steven Moffat's Coupling was. One of the best things made by bbc

Monday, 17 October 2011

Discussing film Vigilia with composers & friends, Patrick Savage & Holeg Spies, nicest people you'll ever meet at London Film Festival #LFF!
Discussing film Vigilia with composers & friends, Patrick Savage & Holeg Spies, nicest people you'll ever meet at London Film Festival #LFF!

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Visiting friend & Author Mitzi Szereto in Brentwood (yes, home of TOWIE). Gifted me a signed copy of her new book
Great BFI catch up meeting with Cherique O'Brien (friend & production assistant on Colour Blind) wishing her well with her new film venture.
Vine Tomatoes picked from the balcony & freshly squeezed carrot & cucumber juice made for one of the healthiest starts to a day - thanks CH.

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Dee Rees's Pariah (my first watch of the London Film Festival) enjoyable, but Q&A with her afterwards expressed more than what was on screen
Only London could have a dedicated week for cocktails overlapping two weeks dedicated to film (55th London Film Festival)- great combination
Glad to have surreptitiously reconnected with Helen Lederer outside the Arts Theatre in London. Her Christmas parties are legendary & missed
Wales lose to France 8-9 in Rugby WorldCup. One of the best matches I've ever seen Wales play. They will be coming home to a heroes welcome

Friday, 14 October 2011

Unable to celebrate the impromptu dinner party with Ponni Arumugam, Julie Dobson & Alex DeYoung in 140 characters. Wonderful Sri Lankan food
Hoping to again work with Cameraman, Stephen Bell Young, very soon. Professional & committed restored my faith in an industry full of flakes

Thursday, 13 October 2011

James Earl Jones performed excellently in the play Driving Miss Daisy at The Wyndham Theatre. Thanks to his son Flynn for organising things
Thanks to my perfumier Keith Morris, Fortnum & Masons, cheered me up with a gift of Clive Christiian's new scent "C" replacing my 1872
The healthiest dinner party of my life, courtesy of the fabulous Caroline Heatlie & the exquisite company of the bad influence Kiki Morrin.
DPW comes to the rescue once again. Many thanks for the support as always. You've been a life saver after the ravages of recent weeks by AP

Monday, 10 October 2011

If you want to catch my appearance on BBC TVs Sunday Morning Live (@bbcsml) discussing adoption see it on iPlayer

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Dissapointed that solicitor @DavidAllenGreen was unable to prevent Tom Napier, Fluent2 taking down my website over a made up copyright issue
Son, Charles Atherton-Lauire, thought it was great sitting next to his father on the phone whilst at the same time hearing him on TV #bbcsml
Will be doing a live telephone interview on BBC1's Sunday Morning Live this morning (10:00 - 11:00) about etnic adoptions by White parents.

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Wales's win over Ireland in quarter final of the Rugby World Cup is definitely a sign that life is getting better - ironically back in Wales

Friday, 7 October 2011

Hoping friend Sarah Lloyd-Hughes launch of her new book "How to be Brilliant at Public Speaking" was a success.
A big thank you to cameraman Stephen Bell Young for stepping in at the last minute to film the London Press Club's Memories of Fleet Street.

Thursday, 6 October 2011

The amazing Daniella Pellegrini comes to my rescue with a last minute Cameraman. Almost reconsidering my views on marriage - I said almost!

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

As a tribute to the passing of David Croft an evening of "It ain't half hot Mum" on DVD. Hope bloody natives don't get above their stations

Monday, 3 October 2011

Schillings Solicitors side step mine @DavidAllenGreen in relation to Devious tactics threaten webhost with legal action.

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Anyone think it acceptable to go through someones personal possessions without their knowledge or permission & breaching their trust in you?
Just discovered had personal posessions in storage intruded on by somebody who was supposed to care about me. Even gave access to strangers!

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Reminiscing in Ystrad Mynach about my misspent youth. Though being there was akin to the bar scene in the Julie Walters film Educating Rita.