I would like to give you all an insight into my hard working life. Rupert and I are in St Tropez at the chicest hotel in town, Byblos, which has been the best address in St Tropez since 1967 when Mick Jagger married Bianca on a terrace here. Guests include Brigitte Bardot, George Clooney and, er, my husband and I.
We are on a most gruelling schedule. Here is the itinerary for today:
Breakfast at leisure
Free time to explore St Tropez
1.00pm Lunch by the pool
18.00 Spa treatment
19.30 Cocktails and dinner at B bar.
I think you will agree that this is far too much to expect a person to do in just one day and support me in my letter of complaint to the National Union of Journalists.
As if this isn’t enough, tomorrow they expect us to go for lunch at Club 55. We will no doubt be forced to eat and drink for several hours while watching the waves gently lap the shore and spotting celebrities in exile from the Cannes Film Festival.
Is there no end to our suffering?
Copyright: Helena Frith Powell 2008