Archive | August, 2010

Lolly meets Christine

24 Aug

The following is an interview I did with 10 year old Lauren “Lolly” Fuller who wants to follow in her Dad’s footsteps as a writer and a journalist.  At least she wants to cover more interesting topics than football!  The interview can also be found on his website – The Ball is Round.

The world has gone cooking mad.  Turn on your TV, irrespective of where you are and you will find Masterchef, Hell’s Kitchen, Come Dine With Me and other programmes that simply make us mere mortals feel inferior in the kitchen department.  One of the most popular shows on BBC at the moment is Celebrity Masterchef where 20 celebrities battle to be crowned the winner, taking the crown from Jayne Middlemiss. Continue reading

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Stone cold food and 63 chickens marinating in a skip. The REAL story behind…DISASTERCHEF

16 Aug

Stone cold food and 63 chickens marinating in a skip. The REAL story behind…DISASTERCHEF

The Mail on Sunday – 15th August 2010

“Cooking doesn’t get tougher than this,” declares MasterChef judge Gregg Wallace before each episode.

Having cooked for strapping sailors crashing through waves at an angle of 45 degrees in force 7 gales in my days as a yachting enthusiast – where the dangers of a violent jibe outweighed those of a collapsed souffle – I thought I might beg to differ. But that was before I’d accepted the MasterChef challenge.

MasterChef, where amateurs battle for the coveted culinary prize, is a highly popular BBC TV show and I was competing in the celebrity version. It’s easy for critics to mock the ‘celebs’ who take part. I didn’t ask to be called one, didn’t put myself forward and hesitated before agreeing. Giving culinary pleasure to others is a joy but I’m just an averagely competent housewife who enjoys cooking and entertaining. Continue reading

Hello – thanks for looking in!

16 Aug

Hardly changed at all!

 I hope you like the photo on the right – taking charge on the bridge of MV Oceana!  Previous visitors will notice (I hope!) that I have revamped my website to bring it into the 21st century.   I’m not brilliant, to say the least,  at all this technical stuff, so big thanks to my friends at Easily.co.uk for doing the tricky stuff.  I promise I will try and keep it up-dated as much as possible but it’s not always easy finding the time for everything life throws at you!

If you want to contact me about anything at all, then you are in the right place. If you would like me to come and speak at or host an event I would be delighted to hear from you.

Me and my wardrobe

12 Aug

My motto is ‘why wear one colour when six will do?’

Daily Mail – 12th Auguts 2010

TV personality and author Christine Hamilton, 60, splits her time between her homes in London and Wiltshire, which she shares with her husband, former politician Neil Hamilton. She is currently taking part in the BBC’s Celebrity MasterChef. She says: Continue reading

I’M NOT CHRISTINE HAMILTON ANY MORE!!

10 Aug

I’M NOT CHRISTINE HAMILTON ANY MORE!!

Yes really, promise I’m not kidding!   Just for fun I’ve changed my name toMrs British Battleaxe (well, what else?).  If you don’t believe me have a look at  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bK2mY2TaUOQ.   The Legal Deed Poll Service make it very quick and easy so if you want to do it for real take a look at their website http://thelegaldeedpollservice.org.uk.

My motto is ‘why wear one colour when six will do?’

10 Aug

TV personality and author Christine Hamilton, 60, splits her time between her homes in London and Wiltshire, which she shares with her husband, former politician Neil Hamilton. She is currently taking part in the BBC’s Celebrity MasterChef. She says:

Lady in red: Christine in her favourite velvet jacket

My style is colour, colour, colour. Even my little black dress is red. I simply don’t do black, taupe, beige, grey.

I know they are elegant and sometimes I see them on other people and think, gosh I should get an outfit like that. But I’d never wear it.

I’ve always focused on red. In pictures of me as a child, when I was old enough to choose, everything is red.

But my basic motto is: ‘Why wear one colour when six will do?’

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