I once saw him described as a "Smarmy Git" by a (no-doubt jealous) print journalist ..
Kevin McLeod, of Grand Designs fame, was in town.
For one night only.
I admit nothing, but my friend S was keen to go, and I was more than happy to accompany....
much to Mr C's amusement:
Mr C: "What will he do on stage"?
Me: Does it matter?
As my friend N said, Maybe he will take off his shirt?
Here's Kevin, building his crazy 'man-shed' ...
just because he can..
And so the essential question arose:
What does one wear, to sit in an audience of probably thousands of women, bearing in mind the remote possibility that for one nano-second, Kevin's eyes might glance across in our direction????
And would we learn anything about how to build or decorate our own personal spaces, or would we simply bask in the radiance...
but I digress...
After some musing, I came up with this:
cream/black graphic print crepe harem pants, black tee with gold studs, black blazer, blush wedges and clutch, $12 giant chains from Forever New, tossed on with my gold belcher chain...
It was Mr C's birthday, so I made him some cupcakes to keep him company while I was away...
The Lyric Theatre was packed with an audience of thousands,
right up to the top balcony...
and Kevin, it transpires, is really very funny -
in fact, quite the stand-up comedian...
and very energetic - he spoke for over two hours, and quite rapidly at that.
In front of a giant screen, he showed bits of particularly memorable Grand Design episodes, discussed history of architecture and the show generally.
He hates the theme tune, which is universally loved..
and demonstrated some principles of building and construction using jelly, toast and vegemite.
Did I learn anything new? Not really
Did it matter? Not at all
I had fun, and so did everybody else.
And no, he did not take off his shirt...
Nice to see you, Kevin.
Happy Halloween everybody