Part 1

Hello all,

Wanted to fill you in on some more of my goings on, so here’s what I’ve been up to!

Following on from my trip to Venice, I forgot to mention I bumped in to Michael McIntyre at the airport and we had a lovely catch up, he never fails to have me in stitches. I then arrived at home to find the most amazing plate of cupcakes all homemade by Abi – although I did limit myself to just the one! They were beautifully placed around a stunning display of flowers, it was such a joy to come home to.

So who watched the first live show of So You Think You Can Dance and what did you think? Thank you all for the lovely twitter comments about my new hair style – I’ll let you into a secret though it was the lights that made it look red I hadn’t actually dyed it! The style was all down to my amazing hairdresser Mitch, and of course my makeup was by Alana as always.

The next morning I was up bright and early to film Something for the Weekend with the lovely Louise, we were both feeling pretty exhausted so it was double espresso’s all the way! We always have such a great time together talking about everything from clothes to being mothers and our families, even though we are a completely different generation. I’m looking forward to spending the next few weeks at the BBC together. We’re always in each other’s dressing rooms gossiping away, it’s amazing we actually make it on set in time!

I managed to catch up with a couple of old friends this week, Emma Hendry and Michael Frayley, both whom were involved in Starlight Express with me from way back in the 80’s, and I was thrilled we had the opportunity to catch up as Emma lives in Australia and Michael in Las Vegas, and it’s amazing we have all managed to keep in touch over the years. It was tea and cakes at my house, and I realised that’s two lots of cake for me this week, but what else is as fun to catch up with friends over?

I popped in to see the Wizard of Oz on Tuesday just to see how everyone is getting on, and I was so pleased the show is looking stronger than ever – so if you haven’t seen it yet make sure you do!

This week I’ve also been in lot’s of meetings for various projects, and I’ve got a big shoot on Thurs although I can’t tell you what yet as it’s still a secret… although I promise you’re going to love it.

Finally after much coaching from my daughters I’ve learnt how to use my Facebook, so have a look and tell me what you think of my page! It’s another way for me to keep in touch with you and put up pictures and little updates, so please send me messages of things you’d like to know or any questions you have and I’ll try and answer as many as I can. Here’s the link

Sorry it’s only a short blog this week, but I’ve got so much more coming up I know there’s going to be plenty to tell you when I can reveal a bit more about my mystery meetings…

Until then, Happy Bank Holidays!

Love A x

2 comments on “Part 1

  1. Kerry Le Boutillier says:

    Arlene, I have been a fan of yours since I can remember and it is only recently I have noticed you online and I am delighted! I think it is wonderful you are so open about your life. Please keep us updated on shows, I am not fortunate to be able to make alot of your productions living so far from London so please let me know if there is anything you are doing around Manchester.

    Kerry xx

  2. Barry Campbell says:

    It’s great to see you back in full swing again on the box, love your new hairstyle

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