It’s over. All the preparations, the building, the publicity, the hype and the actual race. As I write the drivers are probably boarding their private jets on their way home to Monaco or wherever it is they live.
At the last minute I got a ticket to the race. It was incredible. The sound of the cars is like nothing you’ve ever heard. They give you ear-plugs as you go in and you do need them. The raw energy and vibe carries you away; it really is a very sexy sport. I tried to take a picture of Jenson Button as he roared past, but think I missed him….
So life is slowly returning to normal. No more champagne, no more parties and no more deciding what to wear to yet another five-star event. Quite nice really. And the children are pleased. As Bea said to me last night when I told her off about leaving her homework to the last minute: “Well, it’s not my fault you were out with Prince Andrew all weekend.”
Not strictly true, but my weekend and indeed week was dominated by the Prince and the interview, which is now all written up and going to press tonight. Check it out on Saturday at www.thenational.ae.
I am onto my next feature; cupcakes. Slightly less glamorous and exciting than the Prince, but at least you can eat them and I can go to bed at 9.30pm every evening this week.
Copyright: Helena Frith Powell 2009
I read you article about ‘Is sweden the most boring.. bla bla bla’
I belive that you get what you give!
If you are boring, the place that you live in is going to be boring, the ‘dullness’ in people is just a reflection of your own ‘dullness’..
This article is just you mirroring your swedish side, maybe youre just a really boring, dull swed with alcohol problems (since you were so against the ‘systembolaget’ thing).
And MAYBE.. If you smile in a sincere way, people are not going to think that you’re about to steel their wallet!
You’re just revealing your own personality! -A teenager in a grown up body..
Sorry Caroline, I do not agree that one reveals ones own personality by stating that Sweden is boring. I happen to know a great number of Swedes who are not boring but still think that Sweden is a boring country! Your attitude is typical in as much as you even suggest that someone who is against your immature system of Systembolag has alcohol problems. I think you should grow up!
Way to go snusmormor!