Autistic Society dinner
This week’s column was going to consist of just one word, repeated a thousand times: PERSEVERE. If you are seeking success, whether that’s at school or in a relationship or in your career or any other arena, it’s the one word which truly matters: PERSEVERE. Keep saying it to yourself, over and over, in as many different ways as you can: PERSEVERE, KEEP TRYING, NEVER QUIT, YOU CAN DO IT, PERSEVERE.
Mr and Mrs Edward Fox
Jane Asher and Gerald Scarfe
Gerald Scarfe and Ian Heath
In parts of Britain and the US, about one per cent of children have
But it can also be an exhausting,
So I was keenly
Hanna was right. Showbiz
Sure enough, the invite Colin and his
I’d wear a suit of
The veggie choice was equally fabulous
The guests were a treat too. I
Gerald drew the unforgettable illustrations for Pink Floyd’s The Wall — his art is as instantly recognisable as Dali’s.
recognised Edward Fox’s voice before I saw his face. He’s barely
changed since The Day Of The Jackal, and like many actors he’s a great
conversationalist — totally confident and full of fascinating stories.
Hanna and I felt as though we were being treated to a private
The auction after dinner raised a breathtaking Ã‚Â£50,000 or more.
auctioned a crystal vase which I designed myself: it netted five grand,
but Gerald Scarfe easily trumped me — a guest paid Ã‚Â£15,000 to be
caricatured by the master.
I have to admit it’s a prize I’d
love, but I was also tempted by the Heath original painting, the
weekend at the Grand in Amsterdam and the astrological necklace from
Bentleys, with the planets and starsigns picked out in gold and
But perhaps the most desirable lot of all was the
house near Rio de Janiero, overlooking one of 2000 perfect beaches
scattered across 365 islands…your own private paradise, for 10 days.
“You’re right,” I told Hanna as we drove home. “Dan really is getting us into a better class of party.”
Buchel, the sculptor who filled a warehouse with broken fridges and PCs
for his latest exhibition, was staggered when he saw how much junk I’ve
accumulated during 20 years in Britain. “We’ve got to make a show out
of this,” he insisted. “Let’s call it Uri Geller’s Garage!” I haven’t
told him it’ll be the first in a series — I’ve got enough clutter to
fill Uri Geller’s Attic, Garden Shed, Understairs Cupboard, Guest Room
and Space Under The Sink!
On my way to visit the connoisseur
and collector Anthony d’Offay, I stopped at Grays Market off Bond
Street to pick out a small gift for the great man. My eye fell on an
antiques stand called Spectrum, run by Sylvie (centre of picture) and
Julie. Since Anthony has just opened a teashop, I thought I might take
him a teaspoon. “We’ve only got one but it’s beautiful, 1744 and solid
silver,” said Sylvie. I held it up to the light. The bowl was engraved
with a letter “D” — for d’Offay, of course! That’s not mere chance — it
must be synchronicity.
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James Randi (In an open letter to Abracadabra Magazine)
Sir Elton John
“Eternity is down the hall And you sit there bending spoons In your mind, in your mind”
“I Have watched Uri Geller… I have seen that so I am a believer. It was my house key and the only way I would be able to use it is get a hammer and beat it out back flat again.”
“Better than watching Geller bending silver spoons, better than witnessing new born nebulae’s in bloom”