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Monday, 10 October 2016

In which I meet Sir Tony...yes, really...

Well.  That was a weekend to remember: on Saturday Rhoda Baxter and I did a day of workshops on writing romantic comedy at the Beverley Literary Festival (with many thanks to Beverley Library, where everyone was brilliant, and so efficient that I felt quite out of my depth, and also to Rhoda, who put up with me blundering my way around, getting lost and interrupting and being, quite generally, me).

And then on Sunday, with much trepidation...I donned my disguise and went to York, where Sir Tony, I was most reliably informed, was signing copies of his book.
It's not much of a disguise, but I was clean and presentable, and usually when I'm stalking...I mean, following him, I tend to be wearing less clothes and more shrubbery, so I knew he wouldn't recognise me.  We got one nice picture, where my daughter distracted him by snuggling up, and I managed to sidle in and actually get in the picture...
..and then he recognised me.


..and then, you know, the screaming and the sirens and all that began, and the running away.
But he signed my book.  So that was nice...
But I'm just going to keep my head down for a while...you know, just in case....




11 comments:

Phillipa said...

You've made my morning. Great picture - and great to know he has such a GSOH in real life. xx

Kate Nash said...

Congratulations to Mr Robinson at escaping from your meeting relatively unscathed.

Jane Lovering said...

He was lovely - we were third in the queue (not that I insisted on turning up early or anything), but he was kind and engaged with the people before us too. So it wasn't just me... sulks...

Terri Nixon said...

Brilliant! Been a long time coming, but doubtless worth the wait. As for you meeting him, well, congratulations!

Jan Jones said...

Life can hold no more, Jane 😊

angela britnell said...

You'll both remember this moment for ever although his might be for different reasons...

Rhoda Baxter said...

Brilliant! What a lovely,personal inscription too.

Kath said...

Oh, Jane, I love this so much. I'm thrilled that you got to meet him, and he managed your meeting so much better than if he'd called in the heavies to escort you to the nearest plate of biccies.

Pete Robinson said...

I was right behind you in the queue,he really is lovely isn't he,so relaxed and unhurried,he presented me with a Baldrick,a turnip award,and drew a turnip in the book,along with a line from the greatest poem ever written,
Boom Boom Boom Boom.
A charming amazing man both on tv and in real life.
Pete
@senlacblade

Chris Stovell said...


That's absolutely brilliant! So pleased that dreams do come true!

Jane Holland said...

"Narrow Shave For Cunning Turnip"

So glad you weren't arrested.

Jx