Archive for the fame Category

Blatant namedropping

Posted in charity, fame, football, Journey9 UK, manchester, work on October 5, 2010 by laurawolfe

Okay, so it’s not Eric Cantona round my house for a cup of tea , but I enjoyed being waited on by Blackburn Rovers’ David Dunn at Celebrity Grilling on Sunday night.

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Looking for Manchester, but not here!

Posted in being a mum, entertainment, fame, family, football, manchester, Manchester City, media, twitter on May 23, 2010 by laurawolfe

So, we are sitting here on a Sunday night after a great family weekend of sunshine and swimming.  

We are getting ready for a very busy week of work ahead. This time next week I’ll be sitting having a few (many probably) drinks with the team as it will be the last day of the Jaguar campaign in Manchester

We are sitting here with a very odd feeling.  The documentary we were involved with “Looking for Manchester” is on TV in France. Right. Now. And… We can’t see it as we can’t get Canal+. 

So, there are people in France getting ready for their new week, watching us on the TV. (Including my sister-in-law’s sister, who lives in France.  All she has said apparently is that we are all in it and that everyone looks really good. But, she would say that wouldn’t she?!) 

So, we’ll just have to wait until it’s on here, sometime in June, date as yet unknown.

I have resorted to trying my luck on twitter where I’ve found some people tweeting about the programme.

Weird.

Very weird.

Looking for Eric in Manchester

Posted in being a mum, fame, family, football, manchester, Manchester City, media, sport on April 18, 2010 by laurawolfe

Today was a regular Sunday. I had a lie in as Natan stayed at Grandma & Grandpa’s last night. We went for a family lunch. I did some shopping for the new office. Natan was fed, bathed and put to bed.  Then the film crew arrived for their last shoot with us. 

A month or so ago and after much thought, we decided to agree to take part in a documentary to be shown both on ITV and Canal Plus in May, called “Looking for Manchester”.  The documentary follows a Manchester United fan (Vinny, who I’ve not met, but with a name like Vinny he was born to be a Red!) and a Mancheseter City fan (me).

It’s been a mad couple of weeks.  A film crew has watched me make Natan’s dinner at home, walk the entire length of Deansgate (in Manchester City Centre), drive to yesterday’s derby match, sit through the game and then fall apart when United scored in the 93rd minute.  (I won’t refer to yesterday’s City defeat again, apart from to say, I was gutted and honestly felt a draw would have been a fair result. And also to say, I think Wayne Rooney behaved terribly when he got Kompany booked. Anyway enough of that.)

So, back to tonight, the crew came around to film their final shots – our reaction to yesterday’s match.  As we were talking, the kitchen door opens and in walks… wait for it… Eric Cantona.

ERIC CANTONA WAS STANDING IN MY KITCHEN.   

IN.

MY.

KITCHEN.

ERIC.

CANTONA.

So, Eric Cantona is standing looking at me. I think I just stand there and stare at him. I think I even cry. I know I’m in shock. I think I even tell him I can’t believe he is in my kitchen. I know without a doubt that I behave like a moron.  

Red or Blue, the man is a legend and somehow transcends allegiances.

Natan gets up due to all the noise. I introduce him to Eric.

“Natan, this is Eric Cantona. He’s a very special man.”

“Oh, hello. Now can I watch Scooby Doo now please mummy?”

We did it – Notte Bella: Il Finito

Posted in being a mum, charity, entertainment, fame, family, manchester, thoughts on life, work on October 25, 2009 by laurawolfe

 

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I was privileged to be involved in organising the final Appeal Dinner for the New Children’s Hospital on Thursday evening.

It was a truly special night that I’ll remember for a long time. Apart from the success of the event itself and the raft of celebrities (including JLS, Stavros Flatley, Sara Cox, John Thompson, Sam Allardyce, Theo Paphitis, a host of Corrie & Hollyoaks stars  and of course Mark Hughes), we raised a staggering £200,000 on the night itself and reached the £20 million Appeal target.

There was lots of laughter and there were lots of tears and it was a hugely successful evening.  JLS were amazing  (I am now a huge fan.)  and I came over completely stupid when I met Mark Hughes.

After managing to get Cloud 23 at the Hilton to stay open later for the After Show party and a few too many peach bellinis, I finally got to bed at about 4.45 am, after waking the whole house of course and making myself rather unpopular.  It was payback time when Natan jumped into bed at 6.50 am asking for his breakfast.  Ouch.

Anyone want to buy a house?

Posted in being a mum, business, fame, family, thoughts on life, work on September 25, 2009 by laurawolfe

It’s been another mental week.  A trip around the North West including Haydock, Liverpool and Penrith.  More stupid hours.   Some great speakers including Karen McCormick (former Head of the Cheshire Building Society) and Helen Colley (Founder of Farmhouse Fare) – both fantastic women and truly inspirational.

The working week is not over yet.  Tomorrow night I’ll be looking after a big client event with Bob Mills and Take That (well not really Take That, rather a Take That tribute, but I had you going there for a minute.).

Natan’s been great and seems to be forgiving me for working all these hours.

Grandma took him to his first proper swimming lesson yesterday “mother and child” – well “grandmother and child” in our case.

We seem to have completely mastered the potty training all of a sudden, not before time.

We also appear to have new neighbours who appear to have three children and appear to be quite noisy.  They may appear to be told tomorrow if this carries on.

Anyone want to buy a house?

The blue moon is rising

Posted in fame, football, manchester, Manchester City, media, ranting, sport, thoughts on life, work on August 16, 2009 by laurawolfe

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There was a lot of pressure on us yesterday.  All the hype could have turned into an embarrassment.  I will admit I was nervous.  We’ve hit the headlines before and been disappointed.

In the end, it took just 3 minutes.  Adebayor smashed SWP’s cross into the back of the net.  Then I began to breathe a bit more easily.

So, according to many headlines, they all joined us just for the money -Adebayor, Toure, Santa Cruz, Tevez, Barry and the rest.

They were offered new jobs, pay rises, good prospects, headlines, a new challenge, the chance to make a difference.  Is that not what most of us look for when accepting a new job?

I am sure the season will bring some lows along the way.  It won’t be easy. After all, we are City.  Things are never straightforward.

But the blue moon is rising.  Just watch.

Where were you when Michael Jackson died?

Posted in death, entertainment, fame, media, thoughts on life, twitter, USA on June 26, 2009 by laurawolfe

That will be the question asked around the world over the coming days, months, years.

Whether you loved him or hated him, he was a legend, an icon, one of the most famous men on the planet.

It’s strange when someone so familiar, but that you’ve never met dies.  You feel like you knew them, but you didn’t really.

Where was I when Michael Jackson died?  Updating Facebook and Twitter at home after a long day at work.  The rumours flew around the social networking sites.  “He’s dead.” “He’s in a coma.” “No wait, he’s dead.” “Nope, in a coma.”

Well he is dead.  One of the greatest icons of all time – loved by millions, hated by the same.  Few led such colourful and bizarre lives.  He sold a quarter of a billion albums worldwide – not sure anyone will ever be able to claim that again.

RIP Michael Jackson.  Somehow things will never be quite the same.