Stonewall's Annual Equality Dinner

"You've got mail..."  The message fluttered across my screen, hung for one cyber second and then dissolved into nothing...only a couple of words caught my attention.  I clicked on the last of the fading pixels...'Stonewall dinner... Dorchester Hotel...'  Would I like to attend?  Would I EVER!   

My swift reply winged it's way through the ether.  "My dear, it would be my pleasure! xoxo and ooh.. PS:  What do I wear?"

Stonewall is the UK's best known lesbian, gay and bisexual charity, it strives to ensure equality for the homosexual community across the country, - their annual dinner at London's Dorchester Hotel is legendary!  And so, a week later, frocked in a mushroom silk number and glitzy heels, I found myself, propped up with a martini, surrounded by London's loudest and proudest, and a plethora of well-known public figures and TV personalities.  So many faces; so little time.  At one point, I found myself facing the Mayor himself.   *ahem*   I pondered a question but chose instead to replenish my glass of champagne.  I know, I know, priorities, darlings... priorities.  Never fear though, I did enjoy a lovely post dinner conversation with the delightful Dr Christian of the  'Embarassing Bodies' TV show, and no, no, I didn't go there with my embarassing questions.   

By the end of the evening, I'd lost track of my dinner companions, played the auction round a little too enthusiastically, missed out on a bid for dinner with Sir Ian McKellen but gained a trip to Goa.  Yes, in India.  *pinches self*   Overall, that night, Stonewall raised a phenomenal £393k for the charity.  Now if that doesn't make you smile, I don't know what will.  One love, indeed. 


Our lovely table... before the carnage...

A/N:  Happy Friday everyone!  It's been awhile, I have been busy in the parallel universe but never fear I am still in the ether and writing.  This weekend, I'm heading to a little beach shack just south of London for a little relaxation.  Reading, writing and well, just pondering.  Perhaps, a few sandcastles?  What's in your diary?  -Talei xox


Comments

  1. Oh that sounds so lovely. Wish I could have seen you in all your splendor! Such fun! Such fun!

    I have a lovely 3 day weekend ahead and plan to spend the evening with a bottle of wine and a marathon of Falcon Crest (old 80s nighttime drama on television) to start the weekend off on the right foot. We'll see about champagne a little later in the weekend! But if there is *clink, clink* I will toast to you writing/writing/pondering! xoxox

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  2. Thanks D! It was a fun event and a great charity! Hope your weekend end well, mine was tres relaxing,- no wifi, lots of reading, writing, films and caught up with a very old friend. Oh and le beach shack was fab! xox

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  3. How fab!! I'm green with envy. And oh Goa!! I <3 Goa! I attended a full moon rave when I was there that lasted for two days on the beach. SO great!

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    1. Full moon rave?! Go you, Pk! It's going to be interesting - I've never been before but everyone seems to love it.

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  4. Sounds like a wonderful evening was had :)
    (so jealous)

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    1. Thanks Lynda! It was indeed, shall remember for sometime! :)

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  5. Wow! Sounds an enjoyable evening!

    Thanks for the photos!

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    1. Very enjoyable! And you're welcome! Sorry I couldn't post more! :)

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