Here, There and Everywhere

Hello again on this cold and rainy afternoon! I’m writing this to you en route to what is hopefully sunny Southport and leaving the London showers behind… I’ve been all over the country this past few weeks visiting various homes to dance, chat, eat far too many cakes and talk all about my life and times, and I have to say I’m pretty exhausted, yet always spurred on by the thought of inspiring more people my age to get dancing!

Meanwhile back in London last week, I attended the Dot.Com Children’s charity ball hosted by Kristina Rihanoff, along with some other Strictly famous faces, and it really was a moving and beautiful evening I was thrilled to be a part of. I also got to meet Strictly’s new hunks Gleb Savchenko and Giovanni Pernice, I think this year is going to be hotter than ever! It was of course wonderful to catch up with Anton who was hosting the event, and to see my darling Sinitta who once we start the gossip doesn’t stop. You can read all about it in this week’s Hello magazine, and here’s a couple more pics from the event..

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I also managed so squeeze in a fabulous photoshoot for the British Heart Foundation, encouraging people to donate all their unwanted clothes for their latest campaign, and it really was the dream team on board – Alana doing my makeup, the fabulous Mitch Lumsden on hair and the equally fabulous Nicky Johnston snapping away in what is the most divine lighting I have ever encountered! Here’s a few from behind the scenes…

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And finally, look who I got to have afternoon tea with, it’s only my dear friend Mark Aldridge and the one and only Holly Johnson, Frankie says relax, so I did! We had a wonderful afternoon catching up over a glass of bubbly of two, and what a treat it was.

That’s all for now, but I’ll be back with news and pics of my exclusive afternoon at the Science Museum, and all the gossip from the opening night of Kinky Boots!

Love Arlene x

Vive La France!

Bonjour! I have just returned from a glorious few days in the south of France with the one and only Mr Eric Idle and family, which as I’m sure you can imagine was nothing short of hilarious. Not to mention the food, (cheese) the wine, (with more cheese), beautiful scenery and sunshine it was all together way too short and supremely sweet.

Ill be back blogging over the weekend about my adventures in the beautiful South Downs, so until then enjoy these with love from Provence! x

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