Horses, Courses & Antiques!

Spent a few fabulous days riding around the Sussex countryside in an old MG Midget with my new antique expert, Charles.  We were on the hunt for bargains that we were going to put into auction.  It was all for Children in Need and we were in direct competition with John Torode in a convertible Beetle with his expert, Charlie.  I can’t tell you the outcome but the 3 days we spent were some of the most fun I have had in a long while.  You’ll have to watch, I beg you to watch, it was hilarious.

I’ll be down at Gregg’s Table in Bermondsey next week, just hope we get some sunshine so we can sit outside.  I love it when it’s sunny down there.  It just becomes a huge Bermondsey party.

I’m very much looking forward to having supper cooked by the legendary Tom Kitchin soon. An incredible dining cube has been constructed on the roof of the Festival Hall.  It seats no more than 12 diners and I really honestly cannot wait. What a brilliant chef and this promises to be a truly unforgettable experience.  Sometimes I have to pinch myself, I am so lucky.

I hope to be attending the Duke of Essex Polo Match put on by my good mates and Essex Boys, Media 10 although I am filming that day, unfortunately. Well, I say unfortunately, I am cooking my recipes for the Great British Food Revival, it’s just unfortunate that the dates clash.  I am hoping to dash up to the polo as soon as I can. It’s a truly glamorous event, the champagne flows, the music swings, the celebrities mingle and many young women wander around in what seems like a state of undress!  And every now and again, a polo match breaks out.