The saying goes that 'discretion is the better part of valour', but I reckon it's also the epitome of wisdom and maturity too. I’m not good at it. I just know that if I’d been around during the second world war I’d have been far better employed digging up turnips than cracking secret codes at Bletchley or being dropped into occupied France (they wouldn’t have had to bother with torture, just get the kettle on, open the biscuit tin and say, ‘so—what’s the gossip from England?’)
Don’t you find that when you’re desperately trying not to give something away, it becomes the only thing you can think about and you know that the minute you open your mouth (or begin a new blog post) the details are all going to come spilling out? I’m really not allowed to give any details of the book I’m working on at the moment, which is so difficult because I’m having great fun with it, and it’s one of those ones that has just SO many possibilities that it’s a bit like standing in the middle of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory and having to choose one thing (actually—that would be easy wouldn’t it? I’d take Johnny Depp dipped in dark chocolate, please...)
Anyway, while I’m not mentioning it, I’m trying to think of other things to talk about instead. Like the series that just finished this week on ITV1 called The Palace. I must admit I was slow to get into it, but by week 3 I was totally hooked. The almost- gorgeous Rupert Evans helped of course, but the whole premise of the thing was so gloriously Presents, and it reminded me of the glory days of Dynasty and Dallas, but with Brits in tiaras. What’s not to love?
Sadly, it’s finished now so I need something else to fill the gap. Any suggestions? What’s everyone else watching these days?