That’s one reason why I (and, judging by the number of comments, you as well) enjoy reading Mandi Bierly’s Pop Watch Confessional columns.They get at how important entertainment really is in our lives, and they open the emotional floodgates for readers by reminding you of things you’d forgotten you loved.It was really lovely to have my daughter with me at the restaurant. I was delighted when I saw Will was tall, and that he came across as a perfect gentleman.We got ready together, and I even borrowed shoes and a dress from her — I haven’t worn a pretty dress in ages. When you count it up, it was my first date in 33 years — I couldn’t eat all day I was so nervous. I’ve always felt strongly that when I dated again, it would be with a gentleman. But this time our first mother and daughter — Annabel Cooper 56, and Katie, 36 — stepped forward.They had dinner with Will Gwyne, 52, and Danny Webster, 33, at The Royal Exchange in Gloucester.It was this sort of writing — passionate discussion of things individual writers cared deeply about — that marked the best of Pop Watch for me in 2007.Whether or not you shared Michael Slezak’s enthusiasm for Fergie, or his appalled feelings over toys, or Simon Vozick-Levinson on hip-hop, or Chris Willman on country music and Bruce Springsteen, or Marc Bernardin on sci-fi, or Whitney Pastorek on music festivals and indie film, or Ken Tucker on , and too many others to name.
I like to keep fit and busy and I’d love someone to accompany me on my dream trip — travelling around the UK in a camper van.
Afterwards Katie said she could hear me laughing and knew I was having a good time.
We had quite a lot of banter, although I wonder did I talk too much? Will and I had a lot in common such as our love of rugby, and we both work in hospitality — although I used to be a nurse and midwife.
Honestly, I wouldn’t know how to fault him, and I’d like to see him again.
I’m tall at 6ft 4in and a big rugby player type, so when I saw Annabel I was delighted as she is tall and attractive.