I thought very hard about whether to write this blog before or after I meet Lewis Hamilton at the Abu DHabi Grand Prix this weekend.
Logically it might be better to write it after, but I often think the anticipation of something is almost better than the event itself.
In the magazine we always put a piece pegged to something in before the event, so I am just following that pattern.
My outfit is ready, (flat shoe requirement is rather a bummer), I am sitting here with a face-pack on, nails immaculate, hair about to be washed. At midday I head off to the VIP paddock where I assume hundreds of glam types will be milling around.
I am not only taking my notebook, business cards and newly-washed hair but a rather large spot, right by my nose. It was so nice of it to show up just in time for Lewis, in Ferrari red.
Wish me luck, and if Lewis turns out to be totally amazing, I’ll just write about him again after the event.
Copyright: Helena Frith Powell 2010