Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Finally back in London. Even with the cold I love it. As Dr. Johnson famously said, "when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life".
A massive thank you to all my friends in the Welsh Valleys over the past week for all the support, especially Anne & Malcolm - life savers!
Watched great film "Wag The Dog" again, on TCM, reminded me why I loved PR & was the catclyst for me becoming a TV/Film Producer - be afraid

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Saddened to be missing John Odell's 40th Birthday Celebrations - sounds like an excellent evening will be had by all. Magic & Mayhem Party.

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Finally, some good news. I've been selected to perform in a speciality role, in the closing ceremonies, of the London 2012 Olympic games!

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Dear friend, Yvonne Brown, makes the 12 Voices for 2012 in the Evening Standard - loking forward to her opinions http://tinyurl.com/7hjpkdf

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

I'm always amazed by my friends. Those that are suffering the worst plights & going through the hardest times are always the most supportive

Monday, 23 January 2012

Gung hei faat coi to all friends to whom those words have meaning & to all those born in the year of the dragon - hope your year is joyous!

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Unimpressed that my Mini, who will be now known as Herbie, decided, without permission, to roll down a hill & kiss another car on the bumper

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Son, Charles Atherton-Laurie, stuns me whilst watching Simpsons on TV in Cardiff with the quote "That shot is from Edward Hopper's picture"!

Friday, 20 January 2012

Razia Ahmed did a stunning job of proving that a dinner party is not a dead tradition. Excellent company & superb food - perfect London host

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Le Gavroche restaurant still remains to be the best value lunch in London. Huge thanks to Nichola Hartwell for organising - exquisite food!
Meeting with friend & Producer Leo Wurm in the BFI was enlightening. Seems everyone wants to do co-productions in Poland, the land of film

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Thierry Tomasin's legendary hospitality never fails to impress. Sharing a bottle of his own brand of Champagne at "Angelus" was astounding.

Monday, 16 January 2012

#BlueMonday, hardly, never felt more positive about the UK film Industry, the demise of UKFC now this, happy days http://tinyurl.com/7lhb2wa
6 of my friends had a Birthday today. What the hell happens in May every year? All best wishes to Deepa, Julie, Lisa, Neeraj, Ian & Keisha

Sunday, 15 January 2012

When a brunch date rolls into afternoon tea you know you're in good company. Discussing new documentary ideas with friend Siobhan Kierans.
Beautiful London morning, only marred by fact that I wasn't woken up with a facial massage, which I've been getting used to after my party:)

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Best party ever, at the Warwick on Whitehall. Thanks to all who turned up & made it such a special night. I have some truly amazing friends

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Revisiting some of my favourite films as research for putting the very final touches to the script for Vigilia -Fight Club & V for Vendetta.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

The film "The Iron Lady' is a tour de force in acting from Meryl Streep. New Everyman Cinema Maida Vale, an excellent venue - thanks to Tumi
This country would be so much better if all there was on TV was BBC4. Story of Musicals is a superb documentary http://tinyurl.com/86nlgm4

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Thankful to having so many wonderful people around me at the moment, Wanda, Rebecca & everybody who's been so supportive last couple of days

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Belated Christmas Present reminds me why I loved Alan B'stard growing up. New Statesman DVD boxset, hysterical, nothings changed in 25 years
Film, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol was an enjoyable rollercoster movie, though not sure I could have watched, if not on the big screen

Saturday, 7 January 2012

In love with Polish Film Industry, email responses within minutes re Vigilia & support from a director who worked with Krzysztof KieĊ›lowski
Wishing friend & Director Amanda Baker a very swift recovery from the dreaded Norovirus & indeed anyone else who may be suffering - horrible

Friday, 6 January 2012

Lovely to see dear, left wing, University friend Emma Williams (or for those in the know WK) on such fighting form against the establishment
Will be truly happy when this #DianneAbbot debacle has passed. I get drawn into these ludicrous debates to easily. She was wrong - that's it
Camilla Moutadi is clearly going to get me into trouble. Quote of the night "have you had your hands on everyone you know?" Really...
Lovely home cooked food with Romany Smith & Hoon. Hugely appreciated the hospitality. And a great start to catching up with my friends year.

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Wonderful impromptu meeting with friend Razia Ahmed the voice of Skype & my Google guru - catching up on all that is new on Street View!
Sun flickering on the water, blue skies over Waterloo, all whilst the Yacht rocks gently on the Thames, a brilliant way to return to work.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Packing away my son's Scalextric racing track more effort than breaking down a set at Pinewood. Lunch at Ottolenghi was a nice reward though
Pleased to be in touch with so many members of the Leonardo Ontente group, Warsaw trip. Glad to see ideas born there are being seen through.

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Starting year as I mean to continue, final touches to Post Apocalyptic Christmas Party on 13/01/12, get in touch if you've not got an invite

Monday, 2 January 2012

Said farewell to son Charles Atherton-Laurie at Victoria Coach Station, his first solo journey back to Cardiff, exciting start to year 2012!

Sunday, 1 January 2012

New Years Day dinner with son, Charles, at Wahaca Convent Garden what better way to end a trip with Churros & Choc http://tinyurl.com/ngd3z6
The film Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, allegedly assisted son Charles with his english homework on Arthur Conan Doyle - not convinced!
Shrek the Musical surprised both me & son Charles by being much better than expected, the Dragon was as good as Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!
Son, Charles braved the rains to watch the New Years Day Parade, drenched right through but enjoyed nonetheless, especially the cheerleaders
Son Charles, started New Year's with a trip to Somerset House Ice Rink for the first skate of the new year (1st time for me since hospital:)