It has been a very hectic week. I am on a two-week try-out for the job of deputy editor so suddenly have masses to do at work. I am loving it though, I feel totally energetic and excited about it. Editing is just like writing but with a lot less running around. And I love coming up with ideas (that I can then tell someone else to write…)
It’s been a very hectic time on the old social scene as well. Olivia and went to an amazing piano recital a few days ago. I was half-dreading taking her but she LOVED it, in fact she was mesmerized, totally in awe of the young blind Chinese pianist (whose name escapes me). It was one of those times I had been so looking forward to and that worked out even better than I could have imagined, I think she will always remember it.
Last night I went to the farewell dinner for the British Ambassador to the UAE. I love all the ambassadorial events here, they make me feel like I am in an Edith Wharton novel set in Paris in the early 1900s. Or in that book Madame De by Louise de Vilmorin. The British ambassador could easily be in it too, he is charming and smooth and has a voice that could melt frozen butter. He supports Manchester United, but nobody’s perfect.
Rupes has been to Japan, he will go to any lengths to avoid social functions. He comes home tomorrow I hope laden with Laura Mercier lip glosses.
Happy Easter to you all and i finish with a top tip from my yogi teabag this morning: Don’t sleep counting sleep, count blessings, then sleep. Advice I will take if I ever get the job…..