~ Best and worst Christmas pressies - 16/12/2006 ~
The best present I ever received was from my partner Cathy. I 'd never kept anything like a scrapbook and on one Christmas morning I came down and found three enormous folders. Cath had gone back to my old school, Drama School, my first jobs, my friends and family and people I'd worked with and, without me knowing, found all these old photographs and reviews to remind me of what I'd done, right up to the present day.
I was so moved, because she'd done so much research and it was such a thoughtful, brilliant thing to do. The worst present i ever received was also from Cathy. It was a Gucci, patent leather document holder-cum-manbag. She'd decided this was going to be the trendy new thing, and it was the worst thing I've ever seen in my life ! Cathy still maintains it was fabulous, but to this day I've never seen anybody using one .