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Posted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 2:59 am
by faeriequeen
Well, I'm still up so I don't think you're sad! :wink:
But then I work on student time, so it may be a bit different for me. :P

Great interview though, so thanks!

Posted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 3:03 am
by tutt-sweet
I'm still up too...mainly because I can't sleep for this blinking cold/sore throat!

:gp: Smashing interview/article, thanks Kath. Lovely to read that his favourite drive was with his dad across typical of him.

Had to smile at this next bit though:-
"First thing you do when you arrive somewhere new?

Go down to the sea, or to the middle of the forest, or climb the mountain. However, there are those who know me who would probably argue that I'd check for the nearest broadband connection! "

Julian's stolen my dream though...I too have always wanted to go to the Hermitage in St Petersburg. .wonder if we could go together?!:roll:

Wonder if his next holiday will coincide with Steve's play [The Norman Conquests] possibly going to Broadway?! :wink:


Posted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 1:45 pm
by chatterbox
There's a lovely photo with the printed version..... :D I can't scan it at the moment as I'm having computer problems, but will put it up here when I'm properly reconnected to the interweb. :roll:

Posted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 3:01 pm
by goshandcrikey
Lovely article. I love the fact that when asked about his favourite meal he describes a drink!!!

Got to admit I love the 101 drive from San Fran to LA used to do it quite regularly. There's some great twists and turns and you get some breathtaling clifftop views.

Ok I've made myself feel homesick now for LA

Posted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 3:28 pm
by faeriequeen
Just checked out the website for that Cocoa Island place...bloody hell! No wonder he says you need to know someone with a spare £1million!

Posted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 3:52 pm
by tutt-sweet
Relatives of mine went there went for a month a few years ago...said it was literally Heaven on earth! Only holiday they'd ever had when they really didn't want to come home.

......must remember to buy a Lottery ticket! :wink:


Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 11:27 pm
by chatterbox
Here's that photo - will improve the quality when I have a moment...

Posted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 1:25 am
by faeriequeen

Posted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:46 am
by grenniespex
That is the sexiest photo I have ever seen!


Posted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 4:55 pm
by goshandcrikey
I feel we should have been warned about that photo. : :swoon: :drool:

Thanks for the early christmas present though :D

Posted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:07 pm
by smoo2
Wow! :lvdr:

Posted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 12:43 pm
by Mac Valentine
A friend at work saved me her copy so it will be joining the other photos I have of him on my locker :D

Posted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 10:16 pm
by jrt patch
Oh my goodness - I've done something he'd like to have done - picture it, Leningrad, Easter 1981 - I was there for a month supposedly learning Russian. Stayed in the Carlton Hotel in the centre of town. Visited the Hermitage on many occasions. It would take 11 years to see everything there, apparently. we thought we were going to develop scurvy due to lack of fresh fruit. I bet it's changed now.

Posted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 3:04 am
by queen-of-amazonia
Have just put this photo as my desktop background. This even beats the pics in "My Celebrity Boyfriend" which I eventually treated myself to recently (through the Amazon link). Better go and lie down now - well, it is nearly 2am.
Watched him in The Crooked House tonight too - on headphones - even scarier. Nice close-ups. I think he would have been a good curator... then he would have been in all 3! Am I biased or is he really always the best actor in everything?
Have a nice Christmas everybody.

Posted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 12:50 am
by faeriequeen
Just done a very quick photoshop job on the photo, which I think improves the quality slightly?


I could probably do more if I actually knew what I was doing. Lol.

Posted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 10:39 am
by chatterbox
Thanks FQ - I was just going to do pretty much what you have - played around with the colour balance a bit. I understand from my sons that you can do something fancy to improve the skin tone, but I need a lesson in that I think :roll:

Still, a lovely photo anyway!

Posted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:14 pm
by faeriequeen
I went to the bar in the Hotel de Crillion earlier and had an espresso martini - it was AMAZING! I have some photos I can put up once I'm back in London. My goal in life is to earn enough to be able to have more than one drink there without feeling incredibly guilty.

Thanks for the tip Julian! :wink:

Posted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 11:24 pm
by tutt-sweet it doesn't beat the strawberry daiquiri I had when staying in the Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai! :ta: [yes it's the one on the left of the photo, that was recently bombed!]


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Posted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:48 am
by faeriequeen
Nah the whole place itself was amazing, as well as the drink! Will have to go back and spend a whole evening there once I've earnt my fortune. ;)

Edit: here's a photo of the bar


It was awesome. :)