Wednesday, 29 February 2012

American friend defines class - the Upper classes are honorable, the Middle Classes are decent, but doesn't understand the difference, sweet

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Finally sending out invites to ask friends to join me for drinks on The Yacht to celebrate my birthday - let me know if you don't get yours?
Not the most opportune moment to have to spend £600 repairing my Mini (a new Radiator). Let's hope that holds it for at least another year.

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Only upside to a 5 hour wait in my Mini for RAC recovery. Catching friend Rhianna Pratchett on Radio 4's FrontRow
Doorman Neil at The Dorchester Hotel, extremely helpful, following my vehicle breakdown on Park Lane. Just showed how class outwieghs cash!
Friday evening, nothing was going to go right. Car breaks down, disocver RAC membership cancelled by mistake & a 5 hour wait for recovery

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Video shoot for restaurant Angelus, nothing better than working with really great talent in both Cameraman & Chef

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Led a group of UK students on EU program to Warsaw, many with no film experience, to produce this in just 5 days
Met with Chief Executive of the Big Society Network & friend Steve Moore, social video A Thousand Voices for a Broken System very much alive

Monday, 20 February 2012

Back to work on feature film Vigilia with director and friend Amanda Baker - starting on storyboards - work should always be this much fun.
Sometimes work should be all about just watching re-runs of Muppet Show, for research purposes only, obviously!

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Revisiting the works of J.J. Abrams for research purposes including the TV Series Alias & film Mission Impossible III with Wanda Zalinski.

Friday, 17 February 2012

Son, Charles Atherton-Laurie, cooks fabulous last supper before return to Cardiff, homemade Vine tomatoe Pizza it's been a foodies half-term

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Son, Charles Sebastian Atherton-Laurie falls in love with David Hockney at Royal Academy, he uses iPad to paint.
Son, Charles Sebastain Atherton-Laurie falls in love with David Hockney at The Royal Academy - he uses his iPad
Son Charles, finds best place to get Hot Chocolate (with it's own mini ice Cream cone) Parlour @ Fortnum & Masons
Enjoying London with my son Charles, roof down, signing Naughty from the musical Matilda loudly - now everybody

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal at The Mandarin Oriental, was given the thumbs up by son Charles, especially the Orange buttered loaf desert.
A quick trip to the Imagine Children's Festival on Southbank with son Charles. Confronted by very strange troupe
Son, Charles thanks Tumi Itholeng for electric lounge seats, Hot Chocolate brought to him & Hugo in 3D - Everyman Belsize best cinema ever!

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Never more accomplished as a parent, introduced son, Charles Atherton-Laurie, to my childhood heroes, The Muppets
Son Charles, uses Gordon Ramsay's cookbook to produce his Valentines dinner for me & Tamara Thomas, Pasta with bacon & peas in a cream sauce
Son, Charles thoroughly enjoyed his lunch & private tour of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA), thanks to amazing friend Tom Wakeley.
Son Charles, makes a good start to Valentines day by cooking me breakfast, free range egg, organic bacon & artisan brown toast. Very tasty!

Monday, 13 February 2012

Son Charles went shopping on his own & then cooked dinner (cheese & ham omelette followed by M&S Blood Orange & Chocolate Torte) very proud!
Son Charles, thought Robert Montgomery exhibition at KK Gallery, Hoxton was good, but liked outside works better
Staff at Hix Restaurant Soho, did a sterling job of impressing son, Charles Atherton-Laurie, excellent cocktails
A visit to Camden Market's Cyberdog surprised as son Charles, drew my attention to the pole dancing lingerie model!
12 year old son, Charles Atherton-Laurie, cooked Mattar Batata from scratch for guest Marigold & I, one of the best curries I've ever tasted

Sunday, 12 February 2012

After 5 years, Little Japan in Camden Market, still remains a favourite of my son Charles, healthy fast food & he gets to try before he buys
Son, Charles Atherton-Laurie hugely impressed with the London Book Barge even purchased a book with his own money

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Best way to visit Cardiff from London. Drive 3 hours collect son (Charles), return immediately, thus only spending 6 hours away from London.

Friday, 10 February 2012

BMW Tring Specialist Cars do a superb job for Mini's & make the customer service at 9 ELms Service Centre, look like staff at Fawlty Towers!

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Great news, friend & photographer, Christina Jansen launches Muhamed Ali exhibition, for London 2012 Olympics
Pavlina Stoyanova & I both agree once famous Automat Diner, has passed it's sell by date, didn't even order, night saved by Fortnum & Masons
Working on our film Vigilia with Director Amanda Baker - but Apple Computers trying best to thwart all efforts with badly designed software.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Looking forward to seeing editor Catarina Oliveira's next cut of the Free School trailer with Toby Young, Katharine Birbalsingh & Kate Hoey
Hugely Unimpressed with Axa Insurance, tried to avoid responsibility by claiming my job sector not correct on original application - it was!

Monday, 6 February 2012

Should we read anything into the fact, Andrew Marr's BBC documentary on the Queen closed with the theme tune from the Da Vinci Code playing?
Should we read anything into the fact, Andrew Marr's documentary on the Queen, closed with the theme tune from the Da Vinci Code playing?
Thanks to assistance of Daniell Morrisey, finally got my application for BBC PresentAble program submitted, after problems with HR's website

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Film, Man on a Ledge, recycled ideas, hung together on a ludicrous plot. Heist audiences will probably love it - not one for the grown ups!
Adam Sanlder's latest fim "Jack & Jill" is not as bad as you'd expect. Al Pacino advertising Dunkin Donuts maybe worth price of admission

Friday, 3 February 2012

Brunch with Katharine Birbalsingh discussing the next progressions of my film about Free Schools. Just wish my son could attend her new one.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Trying to figure out how I can waste the time of Local Councils in the way they waste mine. Answers on a postcard please to you nearest LA