As you read this, Eurovision is well and truly over, but on the evening, in Notting Hill, Darrell and Hugh had a wonderful, wonderful night ……..
……. starting with a magnificent tea, prepared by Hugh himself, with his own bare hands, as he had given his “man that does” the evening off to enjoy Eurovision himself.
Hugh was of the same opinion as us re: The Three Amigos, who were our comperes for the night, for being a little too cheesy in manner and Thunderbird puppet stiff of movement. He was also as relieved as we were to find that national costume and “meaningful” contemporary dance to weird folk instrumentals did not rear their head too much in the interval as we had feared …… but he said that if he had been consulted, he may have been able to swing it for his great friends La Gaga or Madge to cut through all the fannying about and “do” said interval in it’s entirety, as Mr Timberlake had done in Stockholm.
Darrell’s and Hugh’s favourite song was Belgium, although Darrell had said that Portugal, because it was so different from the others, could come in on the outside, as indeed it did. The favourite Italy just did nothing for them.
During the voting Hugh produced a rather humungous selection of gourmet cheeses, after which Darrell said he had an attack of the dreaded Christmas cheese sweats! But, it has to be said, Hugh does puts on a serious candle lit feast!