Becky and I won't see much of each other for the rest of the week as she works in the day and I am booked up every night. I guess that'll make Christmas day all the more special for us. I'm actually looking forward to it this year. Anyone who's single at the moment; you have my sympathy. I've always managed to amuse myself on the afore mentioned day as for years I too have been on my todd. One year I spent the day searching for all the greatest (most moving) choir renditions of those Christmas carols on Napster whilst quaffing chocolate liqueurs and Brandy to enhance the mood! It may sound sad but what a brilliant day that was. I'll never forget it!
I did another wedding on Saturday night up near Horsham at the South Lodge Hotel. For the first time ever, I asked for a pint of John Smiths and was turned down flat as they have a "No alcohol for the band" rule there. I wonder what happened last time they did? It's a shame in life when one bad-arse becomes the guiding factor for all followers after. One entertainer is a pisshead. Now all entertainers are pissheads. Never mind. I managed to get one of the guests to take my good money to the bar and purchase the aforesaid mentioned brew. I only have one a night, but watching everyone else happily downing beers was just too much to beer, sorry - Bear.
Friday was at the Raddison Blu in Brighton. I got there much too early as per the agent's booking form but it's a good job really, as there is only one parking space and you need to bag it or it's a good old £70.00 parking fine, or £140.00 if you drag your arse over paying, which is why I just love the fact that I no longer live in "wonderful reasonably priced" Brighton. Trouble is though, they are introducing it in the Arun area so it appears that evil follows you wherever you go in Britain these days.
I didn't have anything to do before the main Christmas party as the hotel had it's own background music system playing throughout dinner. Luckily though, the hotel had WIFI so I was able to watch BBC Iplayer programmes on my laptop until my time arrived. Don't you just love technology? I moved onto digital when it took four hours one night to find the theme from Baywatch on the back of a Randy Crawford compilation CD. I'd put it there because space is everything for anyone who's still carrying CD's around. All I need now are two 320GB hard drives. A revolution in compression.
Well I'm at The Ship Hotel Chichester for the next Three nights so if you fancy saying hello.....
See you all soon,