Saturday, March 27, 2004

Among the stars

Went to the Sandwell 30th Anniversary celebrations today, and it was great fun. Cyrille Regis looked as fit as a butcher's dog and seemed a genuinely nice bloke. Frank Skinner was hilarious. He wouldn't normally qualify as one of my favourite comedians, but his wit was razor sharp, and not as cruel as he sometimes comes across on the TV. But the undoubted star was Julie Walters who was so natural, so friendly to everyone she spoke to, and together with Frank and Cyrille spent hours having her photo taken. Julie is the patron of my local park which is run by a Community Trust and myself and my fellow Councillor, Ann Jaron, had our photgraph taken with her, hopefully for inclusion in their newsletter.