Preparations were well under way for the relaunch of Gloucester Studio. I had a shiny new black floor and glossy tables inside, a stained and polished exterior, a cupboard filled with new Dartington Crystal wine glasses and ironed napkins. Azaria and I had just finished the new website with a few weeks before my first booking. We needed to celebrate.
Crazy schedules meant a midweek night on short notice was all we could do but my friends stepped up and we had ourselves a little party. We ate Thai-style pineapple rice cooked in the coals with Vietnamese-style caramel prawns, we drank coconut and lime rum cocktails and had a rather wonderful time. Oh and the lovely Zoe bought me a stunning bouquet of flowers which I can’t stop smiling at.