Friday, 5 September 2014


I had the misfortune of ordering, what I thought was a beautiful, cashmere coat, at a brilliant sale price, from (pictured below) when in reality I was about to be conned out of money, by a fraudulent Chinese company. Below is the coat I ordered (it's on site picture) "Note the 
silhouette, it's proportions, the collar shape, the size of the manufacturers label in the back of neck, the fabric quality, colour & the stitching quality, as well as how far the coat crosses over when done up" In the pictures below....

Now compare that & the same areas, on the piece of cheap junk, I was sent, in the photos below, the creases are still there, days later (They would of dropped out of, a cashmere wool blend, by now) 

Here is my pissed off, disgruntled email, to the con merchants, asking for a refund.

I have just received the Pink Falbala coat 927560 that I ordered for $50.56

I have to say, I'm disgusted, at what I have just opened. What I received in my package, was NOT the coat I ordered, but instead, a VERY CHEAP, VERY POOR, knock off, copy!! I am not impressed, I'd not even pay $10, for that cheap tat, let alone $50+ (Laughable photos below) 

Let me count the ways, that this cheap knock off, differs, from the high quality (designer) coat, pictured in the, not only misleading, but also lying, website picture. I have worked as a designer, in the fashion industry for over 30 years, so don't even try to insult me, in your reply, that the website coat picture & the junk that I received is one & the same. Now let's count, the numerous ways, that this item differs, from what was on your site & why I'm disgusted, as a first time (& now last time) customer & how you have tried to con ALL who go to your website, Facebook & Twitter @TBDressClub site. 

1) Not the same shade of pink

2) Not wool cashmere, as stated, but instead cheap, clothing felt

3) Dirt cheap, synthetic, semi transparent, lining, that nobody, would twin with cashmere

4) ALL coat proportions, in my offering, differ from those of coat in website pic 

5) Name label, different, mine is just a bit of ribbon with Chinese symbols, with the size cut off, or maybe it's the cleaning instructions & material content removed (As it's certainly not cashmere) I'm not even sure, that it even has a wool content. (Label in back of coat, pictured, on your site, is large, oblong, with pink swirly writing, in English) NOT gold Chinese symbols, on thin ribbon, as on mine.

6) Collar proportions different, especially at yoke of collar (You even skimped, on the cheap fabric) it should be wider & squared at shoulder area. 

7) Sleeve proportions are all wrong

8) length from button fasten, to hemline, ratio wrong

9) Fullness from waist to hem different, again skimping on the cheap fabric, unlike the cashmere original, in your site picture.

10) Top-stitching, on opening coat edges, poor & narrower than on original

11) Cheap plastic button, the original would be better quality, if used with cashmere 

12) Button on very outer edge of coat, meaning when fastened, skirt of coat sits open, like an edge to edge coat, not laying closed when fastened, like coat in web pic. To lay like that on the site, the button would have to be, placed 1-1.5" IN from the coat edge, as the original pic is, not on the edge, like on the bit of tat I received. 

13) Yoke inside jacket, above lining different.... Mainly as these are NOT the same coats, you post up, a pictures of high quality items & post out, cheap knock offs!!!


I will be expecting a FULL REFUND of my $50.56 PLUS a FULL REFUND of my return post too, as it don't expect to have to Pay to return an item, that's part of a SCAM..... IF NOT.... I will not only go to the Trades Description Board, but I will also be going to the BBC1 program Watchdog, I will also be writing about this con, in my blog, that is read worldwide. I will also make sure, your Twitter & Facebook followers, are made aware, how fraudulent your claims are too. Also I front a TV fashion blog, shown worldwide about, what's new in fashion, that goes out, to all the Expat areas, such as Spain, Dubai, Australia etc. 

I was originally, planning to wear, your Falbala coat, on my next show, and promote your site & clothes, to my viewers. That will not now be the case, after I now know, what a con, your site is!! BUT, IF MY REFUND EXPECTATIONS are NOT MET..... I WILL be, doing all of above. PLUS I will be doing a VERY NEGATIVE piece, on air, to my viewers, in MULTIPLE countries, and you will find, that your REPUTATION will sink, along with your Sales.

You really should be ashamed of yourselves, for trying to pass off, poorly made, knock off tat, in cheap & nasty fabrics, for high quality, designer goods. I thought $50.56 was almost too good to be true, for a quality cashmere garment.... Even when in a SALE, even though I got a Cashmere Tommy Hilfiger coat for £25 in Bicester, Sale. BUT now I know why.... Because it's all a con & what you pay for is a bad attempt at a copy, in cheap fabrics, worth far less than what you are paying for. No doubt from a back street sweat shop. I await your correspondence, with interest. I'm sure you are aware, despite some of the "lovely looking" items on your website, I will not be a returning customer (Now that I know, that WHAT YOU SEE.... IS NOT WHAT YOU GET!!!) But despite that, it would be VERY FOOLISH, on your part, not to give me, the FULL REFUND I require!! Including the refunding of BOTH POSTAL COSTS. IF NOT.... You will find it, a LOT MORE COSTLY both financial & reputation wise.

Yours, Not Impressed

June Smith 

Here below, is their laughable response, NOT offering a refund, but laughably suggesting, that I keep the vile, item & get discounts on further purchases (There will be no future purchases) Note how the email implies, that this piece of crap, was MADE TO ORDER, when on their site, you are meant to be, buying SALES STOCK. Some claiming to be SOLD OUT, in some sizes, or colours (Which wouldn't happen, with made to measure) Also note, customer services, say they are the manufacturer, NOT the retailer. WHY would the CUSTOMER SERVICES, of a retail website, be the MANUFACTURER?? This is total bullshit & a SCAM..... 

I pity anyone, who ordered, multiple items, from the sites stunning pictures, and then found out, that the GORGEOUS items, in the pictures, were not the items they received!!! I'm posting this here, in the hopes, that anyone Googling, TB Dress club or looking at @TBDressClub on Twitter, or on Facebook, they will read this first & not be scammed, the way I was. 


More corispondece from the charlitons, after several more angry emails again show what piss takers this company is!! I implore anyone thinking of, or who knows a friend who's thinking of buying from them via Twitter @TBDressClub or via Facebook to avoid avoid avoid like the plague...... All pics on their site are stolen from other manufacturer sites & all their glowing reviews are written by their own staff (also a bunch of people who were offered ££££ to write glowing reviews..... Who were then not paid "Surprise Surprise" and are now whining on forums.... They are also aptly going by the name "Nasty Dress" & that's exactly what you will get if you order..... A NASTY Dress (even if you ordered trousers probably!!) 

Also see the order online clearly states CASHMERE Not CHEAP FELT..... How this has continued for years without TRADING STANDARDS closing them down, fining & jailing them I don't know!!!?? 

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Nine Cookies, Eight Weeks!!!

Monday 5th May (Week 8, Day 50) Bank Holiday Monday.

I had a fab dream, last night, that I was belly dancing, next to Tarkan, while he was performing, to an audience (If only!!) I woke, to a bright sunny day, at 11am. It would of been, bikini in my courtyard, weather, if it wasn't for, the very selfish, thoughtless, hairdressers downstairs. Who cut down my beautiful, lilac flowering, buddleia bush. That had shielded me, from the prying eyes, of the passing public, which I'd lovingly tended, for 14 years!! They didn't even bloody ask me first, they just sneakily cut it down, when I was staying in London, with friends for a week. Now I can't even sit out, in MY own courtyard, in privacy, or enjoy it's beauty. 

When I confronted, the owner, of the hairdressers, who RENTS the property. I was given a bullshit excuse, about possible wall damage, threat, well as she RENTS & doesn't OWN, the property, that's OUR landlords problem, NOT hers!! Also I know it's a load of bollocks, because, her wheelie bin, is now suddenly in it's spot.... She cut down MY beautiful bush, just to put HER wheelie bin there. The fact, that I was not consulted over it, is disgusting!!! I hope they get invaded by, another swarm of flies, this year. As that was another bullshit excuse, given for the felling, of my privacy, bush!! (Below) 

I had a wash, and got ready to head out (I'm having a picnic with my friend Martin, in Verulamium Park, later) if this sun keeps up, I will have my bikini on, under my clothes, for a sneaky sunbathe, depending on where we are sat, in the park. But I have so many to choose from (below) the question is which one? I need to win the lottery, to be constantly holidaying, like the celebs are, to do them all justice!! Maybe I should make more use, of the local pool, to give them more of an airing?! 

But after I'd dried my hair & did a few chores, by 1pm the sunshine was no longer dazzling, as it was hidden behind a blanket of hazy cloud!! Typical!! So NO BIKINI!! Instead I wore my indigo, skinny jeans with studded thong sandals (below) plus my cute, Roman top, with bow detail (below) & my leopard spot, 'Jackie O' style sunglasses (below) then popped to the shop & got a newspaper & a diet coke. 

Then it was onto JK Palmers, to pick up my free meal deal, baguette, cappuccino & pack of crisps. I got a grilled Haloumi & tomato baguette & salt & vinegar crisps. Then I headed to the park, to meet up with Martin & his brother Andrew. It is my brother, Bills 47th Birthday today, as well as my ex's Dean's & my friend Julie's. Tomorrow it's my friend Nat's birthday, who is out in Spain, on holiday, with his husband Terry, at the moment. 

I could really see, a family resemblance, between Martin & Andrew even though, they were still quite different. And we chatted away ten to the dozen & the 3hrs from 2.30pm - 5.30pm went very, very quickly. The weather turned COLD, very quickly too!! Shortly after I sat down, the guys were putting on fleeces & jackets & I put on my cardigan, as an icy gale blew. With the sun blanketed by cloud, we had no sun heat. I bet in other areas of the UK, with no cloud, it was roasting. 

We went our separate ways home & I got a Costa, soya cappuccino on the way back, which I had with 2 Cookies at 5.30pm. Bank Holiday TV, was typically RUBBISH, so it was a toss up, between watching more of my 'Supernatural', box sets, or more of my 'V' box sets??? V won!!! I love that June Chadwick (below) had the same 80s hairstyle, that I had, at the time, though it was Diana (below, bottom) that all the boys/men, fancied, not June's character, I loved both!! So for the rest of the night I watched V & had the last of my Cookies, with a decaf coffee.

Tuesday 6th May (Week 8, Day 51) 

I dreamt, last night, of dancing & aliens!! An unusual combo, it must of been down to my watching, a whole lotta V, last night. I had a wash & changed into my gym gear. I had a black coffee, with my two, breakfast, cinnamon Cookies (Yawn BORING!!!) at 12.30pm. I can't wait to go back to, my porridge with blueberries, or Branflakes & banana, or muesli for breakfast!!! 

The Cookies, come with recipes, in their box, for your "ONE MEAL A DAY" ......But most, are of no use to me. Plus the measurements are in cups, how much is a 1/4 cup? or a cup? etc, it's not like you can measure in a tea cup. Cups, aren't the same ones you drink from, they are sets of measuring cups, that they use in America. Why can't they just say grams, or pounds & ounces FFS? They are as follows....

Breakfast Options (1 veggie, no vegan or piscaterian option) 

Egg Whites Benedict - This wouldn't keep me going, if all that I had, for the rest of the day, was Cookies. Plus it is no good for vegetarian's, or piscaterian's as it includes, two slices, of Canadian Bacon (more like a thin gammon, than bacon) 235cals Or Vegans due to the eggs. So I'd have to have without & you'd need double the amount, or 3 times, to fit in the 500-700cal one meal bracket & to be filling!! But OK singular, for a meat eater, as a low cal, high protein, breakfast, when no longer, on the Cookie Diet.

Olive & Basil Omelette - I do sometimes, have an omelette for breakfast, in the winter. This is, an egg white, omelette & a mere 130cals & good for veggies, but again not vegans, good calorie wise. But if that was your only meal, you'd have to have that times 4 to 6 times to fit in the 500-700cal one meal, bracket. 

Seasonal Chef Salad - Not the kind of thing, you'd really fancy, first thing, in the morning & not suitable for veggies, or piscaterian's, as it contains, ham & chicken, nor vegans, as it has eggs too. Also how much is half a cup of grated cheddar? Or a cup of grape tomatoes? 455cals

Lunch Options (no veggie piscaterian or vegan options)

Turkey Reuben's - No good for veggies/vegans, or piscaterian's, as it is turkey based, also how much, is half a cup, of sauerkraut? 330cals

Honey Garlic Chicken - No good for, vegetarians/vegans or piscaterian's  275cals

Cheesy Chicken Casserole - No good for, veggies/vegans or piscaterian's & how much, is 2 cups, of low fat milk? Or half a cup of chopped carrots? Or 1.5 cups of grated cheese?? 520cals

Dinner Options (No veggie option, no vegan option, 1 piscaterian option)

Caribbean Shrimp Salad - OK for piscaterian's, like me 455cals but not veggies or vegans.

Steak With Caramelised Onions - No good for veggies/vegans or piscaterian's 360cals 

Greek Pork With Cucumber Dill Sauce - No good for, veggies/vegans, or piscaterian's 370cals

Dessert Options (Would you really want a dessert, when on sickly sweet, cookies all day?)

Tiramisu Minis - I love tiramisu, but after sickly cookies all day, I doubt I'd fancy it, or want to waste 190cals of my 500-700cals on something sweet & non filling!! Also how much, is 1 3/4 cups, of skimmed milk? 

Double Chocolate Muffins - Are you kidding me?? After downing Cookies all day, one option, being brownie flavoured, would you really want a bloody chocolate muffin?? Also not vegan friendly 180cals

So, as you can see, no use to me, whatsoever!!! I watched some more DVD episodes of V, then I left, to go to the gym. When I got to St Peters Street, I found both ends were cordoned off, with crime scene tape, in the mid section, near the building site, by Poundland (below) Apparently a lad, was stabbed, at a bus stop & had to be resuscitated!! What the hell has become of St Albans? It use to be a lovely area, it replaced Mayfair, on the NEW Monopoly board. But now it's full of pikeys, drug pushers, plus black & Polish gangs!!! 

I popped to Starbucks, before the gym, as I wanted to work out, on some fuel... Not a sugary Cookie!! So I had a cheese panini, a tall soya cappuccino & a 50g pack, of Branston Pickle, Mini Cheddars, as I craved savoury!! 823cals, (123cals over top limit) but I'll work that off in the gym!! I did 30mins on the bike & as I cycled I got a mobile phone call from my friend Simon. Then another call saying an assignment was over, that's 3 successful assignments all over. I then did a load of squats & power plate exercises, but I only did 1hr 30mins, in total, in the gym today. I passed the fish & chip shop & it took all my willpower to pass & not say "sod cookies, I'm having fish & chips for dinner!!!" 

I got home and noticed, that my Buddleia bush, that the hairdressers, had cut down (Without consulting me first!!) while I was at a friends, for a week, has begun sprouting again. A big two fingers up to the hairdressers, from the bush. I was delighted, I'd been, watering, pruning & tending it for thirteen odd years. Hopefully my Buddleia & along with it, my courtyard privacy, will be back soon!! 

I also got home, to find 'Home & Away' had been replaced by 'Freaky Eaters' boo hoo!! So I used the time, to shift more stuff, up in my attic. I checked my emails, Facebook & Twitter. I'd been approached on Twitter, by a TV executive, re a private auditioning, for a very well known program. But it will be for around the time of my eye surgery, so I'm not sure I'll be able to. 

It began pouring with rain at 7.30pm, like we haven't had enough rain this year!!! Then at 8pm I watched, the 1st, of the Eurovision, Semi Finals.... I LOVE Eurovision!! The first 16 country's, to be judged, were up tonight & UK can't vote!! We can, on the 2nd Semi Final, on Thursday though. Only 10 will get through tonight, 6 will be headed home.

First up was Armenia with You're Not Alone, which could of been entitled You're Not In Tune I very much doubted it would make it through.

2nd was Latvia with Cake To Bake, I've never been a cake fan, and I found this just as unappetising, again I'd not put this through. 

3rd was Estonia with Amazing, the woman reminded me of one of RuPauls, Drag Queens, on 'RuPauls Drag Race' lip syncing for his life!! Sort of entertaining, but not very good, might slip through, if the rest are poor, but I doubt it!

4th was Sweden with Undo, not a bad power ballad, with a YOUNG 'Ulrika Jonsson' look-alike singing. I think it will make it through the semis, maybe even top 5 in the final. 

5th was Iceland with No Prejudice, wacky & colourful, so VERY Eurovision, not brilliant, but may get through, due to wacky vote. 

6th was Albania with One Nights Anger, not a bad power ballad, not sure if it will get through? It depends on the standard of the other 10 acts 

7th was Russia with Shine, two blonde twins, in Grecian dresses, with conjoined ponytails, very symbolic of Gemini. I really liked it, catchy & VERY Eurovision. A possible winner!! If it wasn't for Russia's views & treatment, of homosexuals, the gays of Europe will NOT vote for Russia!!

8th was Azerbaijan with Start The Fire, attractive girl, nice voice, nice dress, bloody annoying, Acrobat on a swing, in the same dress, behind her. I don't see it winning, but may make it past the semis!

9th was Ukrain with Tick Tock, I loved her dress, VERY Eurovision, along with Russia, it is my joint favourite, so far (Ironic seeing the political situation, between the two at present) sailing through I think! 

10th was Belgium with Mother, hugely fat guy, in a suit, who didn't sing very well, parts of the melody felt like they were stolen from "Cry Me A River" I don't think, it has a hope, of making it through the semis. If it does it will not do well in the final!

11th was Moldova with Wild Soul, nice outfit. Very Mother of Dragons (Game Of Thrones) not sure, if the song is strong enough, to go through, though? 

12th was San Marino with Maybe, nice, long, white, dress, but average song, will it get through?...... Maybe!!!

13th was Portugal singing in Portuguese. I loved her outfit & her energy & the song was very upbeat & catchy, very Eurovision. But she was a bit off key, singing LIVE, bet it sounds, MUCH better, on a record. I'd put her through, for energy & euro vibe, but her flat singing, in places, may let her down. 

14th was Netherlands with After The Storm, I loved, her Daisy covered dress. A nice, novel, country & western, number, I think it will get through. They looked at each other, as they sung, like they'd been shagging all night!!

15th was Montenegro singing in own language. A nice ballad & good voice, the guy who sings it, thinks, the UK entry will win (I don't) as I don't rate it, much! As well as all the political voting, that goes on. I think he will make it to the finals. 

16th, last but not least, was Hungry with Running...... I really like this boppy, poppy, number, I think it should sail through!!!

So my TOP THREE for tonight, are Russia, Ukraine & Hungry!!! My Top Three ALL got through (Though Russia was booed, by the crowd, due to political reasons!!) Also through are, Montenegro (I liked) Armenia (Really? Off key. Even off key, Portugal, who didn't get through, was better!!) Azerbaijan (OK) San Marino (OK) Sweden (Decent song) Netherlands (Expected) & Iceland (The Wacky Vote) 

So Bye Bye Mother of Dragons, Moldova, Lively Portugal, Fatty Belgium, So so Albania, Drag Queen Estonia & the Tasteless Latvia cake!! After that, I did some job/audition searches online. Then I watched 'The Mentalist' 'NCIS' & 'Body Of Proof' then I wrote some more if my blog. Finally going to bed at 2am, but I was still awake at 4.30am, when it started pouring with rain outside again!!

Wednesday 7th May (Week 8, Day 52)

I woke at 10am & had two maple Cookies for breakfast, with a decaf coffee & sorted some more stuff, in my loft. I wore my indigo, skinny jeans, plus my v-neck, long sleeved, t-shirt & my white, Reebok, EasyTone, trainers, which are on their last knockings, but have served me well (The toning pads, are now wearing through the soles) I had 2 more snack Cookies, then at 2pm, I had another Bailine session, at Beauty Secret, with the lovely Yalda & Raha. 

I can see the difference in my body's tone, since I have been doing the sessions. I had a black coffee with the girls after & a chat. Then it was back home & back to sorting the loft etc. I had my 2 maple lunch Cookies & another 2, maple snack Cookies. Then in the evening, I had a very delicious, pea & creme fresh, soup, with two slices of rye bread, coming in at 670cals. I watched some more, of my V, DVDs & had the last of my snack Cookies, with a decaf, soya cappuccino. I went to bed at 1am, feeling tired, but yet I still didn't manage to sleep, by 6.30am!!! Bloody insomnia!! 

Thursday 8th May (Week 8, Day 53) 

I was woken at 11am, less than 5hrs, after I'd fallen asleep, due some, screeching brat, in the hairdressers downstairs, FFS!!! Why don't the parents/hairdressers shut up, their little, screaming, shits pronto? This was not helping, my lack of sleep, and mild Migraine!! I eventually got up, head still pounding, and made a coffee, to go with my two chocolate, breakfast Cookies. While wearing my sunglasses, to lessen the eye pain. I had a wash & dressed in dark, indigo, skinny jeans, plus my cropped cream vest, with a gold, tiger face, print, plus my black, gladiator sandals. 

Then I popped into the attic to put some stuff away. At 4pm I popped out & paid my rent & my electric bill & had a look round 'Sweaty Betty' they had some great, but expensive, neon, gym gear, in there. I headed home at 5pm & got a "small" cod & chips, from the local chip shop, for dinner. If been craving it for 2 weeks & eventually caved in!! 692cals.

I watched 'The Real Housewives Of Miami' What a vapid, vacuous, plastic, superficial, bunch of bitches, they are. Then I did some laundry & washing up, before putting some more stuff up in the attic. Then I checked my emails, Facebook & Twitter & left a few messages for friends. I saw on Twitter, that David Glover, a photographer friend, of Rob Lamarr, has a photographic slot, going for anyone wanting a photo shoot, in a St Albans, studio, between 11-1pm tomorrow. 

Shame I'll be in London, seeing my eye surgeon then, or I'd of taken the slot, a I have seen some of his work & its very good!! But I RT'd the info, with a St Albans Hashtag, in the hopes, it would help him fill the vacancy, caused by a cancellation. He DM'd me, he'd be back there, doing, actor headshots, on May 17th, if I was interested? I was, but I'm penciled for an acting job then, but if it doesn't confirm, I'd be free to. But it would also be, 3 days after my laser eye surgery, so I'm not sure, if I'd be able to wear makeup yet? I wouldn't want makeup free, headshots. So we will see!! 

At 8 pm I watched the 2nd Eurovision Semi Final. First up was Malta with I'm Coming Home not my kind of thing, but I expect it will get through the Semis, very Mumford & Sons (I'm NOT a fan, of them either) 

2nd was Israel with Same Heart, I loved her fab, black, gorgeous, dress.... I want it NOW!!!! Loved the song too, very catchy, high energy & very Eurovision!!!! 

3rd was Norway with Silent Storm, under 60 seconds in I wanted to slash my wrists..... Or his... & We hadn't even got to the chorus yet, which wasn't any better, a flatly sung, dirge of a song. Sung by a fat, unattractive, man, in faux leather trousers. It was awful, it felt like it would never end!! 

4th was Georgia with Three Minutes To Earth..... Those three minutes, would be better spent, making a tea/coffee with the sound turned down!!! Awful!!! 

5th was Poland with We Are Slavic, cute, sexy, national costumes, with a big titted, porno, washer woman, catchy tune too..... A kind of slutty, Polish version, of last years Russian Grannies!! 

6th was Austria with Rise Like A Phoenix, fantastic!! Great voice, dress & song, from the bearded, ladyboy. Probably the finals winner!!! Very 'Dana International', Israel's winner with 'Viva La Diva!!' 

7th was Lithuania with Attention, loved the futuristic outfits, but her singing, really let her down, I bet it sounds good on record, remixed, as club version though.... Think her performance, vocally, may have let them down, tonight though!!!

8th was Finland with Something Better, a great, catchy, upbeat, Finish, boyband, very Eurovision, they will sail through!! 

9th was Ireland with Heart Beat, dark haired woman, in a fab, light gold, gown, very similar image, to Austria's, bearded lady, but sans beard!! A good song, I like it more than the UK entry!! 

10th was Belarus with Cheesecake, Awful!! Shut the door on the way out, the beat was catchy, but the lyrics & lead singer, awful!!! 

11th was Macedonia with To The Sky, the tune & her voice was OK, but the dancing twat, in a white hoody, track suit, was distracting, and irritating!! It will probably get through though. 

12th was Switzerland with Hunter Of Stars, a boppy little number, I think it will go through. 

13th was Greece with Rise Up good catchy tune, but ruined by bad singing, the rapper especially, but they will get through!! I'd bet on it. 

14th was Slovenia with Round & Round, she looked like she'd raided, the costume box, of the wicked queen, in 'Once Upon A Time'. Other than that super Zzzzzzzz!! But depending on, what other countries, are voting tonight, it might get through. But it would be, a NO from me!! 

15th last but certainly not least, was Romania with Miracle, with a fab, high energy, camp performance, that should sail through!!! 

So if it was my choice, the five, that would fail to make it, would be..... Norway, Georgia, Lithuania, Belarus & Slovenia..... 

But the five that actually failed to get through were, Israel (Who I loved) Georgia (I agree!) Lithuania (Again agree!) Ireland (They were robbed) & Macedonia (The hoodie in the white, didn't just irritate me then?) I'm Amazed, that bloody awful Norway got through, probably because, the host country, was neighbouring Denmark?? I had a decaf coffee & the rest of my Cookies & had an early night, as I'm off to London, tomorrow, to see my eye surgeon!! EXCITING!!!! 

Friday 9th May (Week 8, Day 54) My Meeting With My Eye Surgeon

Today is an exciting day for me, as I'm meeting, my eye surgeon. So I had a coffee & 2 chocolate Cookies, for breakfast. According to my scales, I have lost 11lb, so far, on the Cookie Diet. But it is, a much slower result & far more boring, than other diets, that I have tried. It only has, one product (Cookies) in only 3 flavours, all of them, sickly sweet. I'm beginning to crave junk food, that I'd normally NEVER touch, or would normally hate the smell of. Like street stall, hot dogs, or burger's, from vending carts, or steak & kidney pie, due to the salty, greasy, smell, of the pastry!! I never eat pies, not meat pies, vegetable pies, or even fruit pies, but now I'm craving, greasy, pastry products, to get a savoury hit, to rid my mouth, of the sickly taste, of sweet. 

I wore my turquoise jeans, black sandals & black & white top from Roman, with a bow & a black belt. I set off to Kings Cross, and got the tube to Baker Street & then walked to Harley Street. I got there at 1pm, for my 1.15pm appointment. I gave in, my signed forms, for my operation consent, plus paperwork for my finance plan, to pay it off monthly, over two years. 

Then I got a cappuccino, from the machine & had two shortbread fingers, at 61 cals each, they were only 11 cals more, per biscuit, than the diets, Chocolate Cookies & a damn site tastier & more fulfilling. I wasn't seen until 2.15pm (an hour later than my appointment) but I was just happy, to be at that, seeing my surgeon stage!! 

My surgeon, Dr Dan, is a bit of a silver fox, with a rather sexy, American/Canadian accent, he had a good personality, and he did a few more tests, he said my eyes were suitable, for the better healing, keyhole LASIK surgery. Which meant, I would not need, to use eye drops, for as long a period, after. I was glad, and had a laugh with my surgeon, who I have, total trust in.

He said, that he was amazed, I could go about, without glasses on, when I can't have any lenses in, as I'm "blind as a bat!!!" (His very words!!) I left there, and headed for the tube, to go to Ian's in Stockwell. I arrived at Ian's & we had a marathon, catch up session, of 'RuPauls Drag Race'. I love that show. While at Ian's, I had half a spicy, tuna, jacket potato, for tea. 

I headed home, around 10pm, but was hungry, by the time, I hit Kings Cross. So I had a Mozzarella & tomato panini & a large decaf Soya Cappuccino, from Starbucks. Still only making tonight's food to 689 cals, so within limit. I eventually got home, around midnight & went straight to bed. 

Saturday 10th May (Week 8, Day 55) 2nd Weigh-in & Eurovision 

Well today is both my 8 week, Cookie Diet Trial, weigh-in..... & Eurovision!!!! I couldn't face the thought of another SWEET Cookie breakfast, so after a shower, I skipped breakfast & Just had a coffee. I dried my hair & for once it went just right!! Typical it had to happen, on a day, it is going to be crushed by a wig, when in my EuroTrash costume, for Eurovision Party!! & not on a day I had a date or casting etc. 

I wore black underwear & a black, wrestler backed, vest top & my skinny indigo jeans & deck shoes. I double checked, that my overnight bag, had my costume, for tonight & everything else, I needed, for the next day, then headed out to Elstree. It was a funny day weather wise, bright sunshine, one moment & torrential rain, and gales the next!! I got to the weigh-in & Julie was there. She was having the same problem as me, finding the constant cookies too sickly, as she like me has a savoury & not a sweet tooth. She was disappointed, with her weight loss, this week, but the inches, were still going down (& she has lost a decent 20lb, in 8 weeks) 

I said, that I expected, that I'd have a low inch & weight loss, as I know I've gained muscle, in the gym, which weighs more than fat!! I went in for my weigh in & I've only lost, another 3.5lb, in the last 4 weeks. But that may have been more, but muscle weight may have counterbalanced it?! I did lose another 0.5" off my thighs & 2" off my hips though, but the rest stayed the same. 

Both Julie & I, told the team, that the lack of variety, was a bore & they need to do, some savoury options, as not everybody wanting/needing, to lose weight, has a sweet tooth!! I did my bit to camera, then headed out, to go to Ian's, for tonight's Eurovision bash!! But the heavens opened, just as I was crossing the road, by Elstrees, Weatherspoon's, so I went in there, for brunch, until it cleared! (I'm having a Cookie free weekend, not much point being on the diet, as I won't be moderating, my drinking tonight!!) I had a veggie burger, with a salad instead of chips & a pint of cider. With their burger & a pint deal!!! 684cals inc pint! Then I headed to Stockwell. 

Once there, I modelled, my two, EuroTrash outfit, options, and Ian & Co, chose the black, with zippy, leopard print, skirt option!! (Above) So that was that sorted then!! So all I had to do next, was scrape my hair back & put my red "5th Element" type wig on & do my makeup. While downing some, home measure, vodka slimline's, while Fiona & Ian got ready!! At around 7pm, Ian's new house tenant, a Welsh girl called Carys, arrived & we set off for Soho, around 7.20pm. 

We had front row seats, reserved for us in Ku Bar, thanks to the lovely, 'Lady Lloyd' & we soon downed, 4 bottles of Prosecco, then it was back on the vodka. Ian was saying something about going to The Eagle, in Vauxhall, at the time, I thought he meant, after Ku had shut. But it turned out, he was meaning, directly after, the winner (Austria) was announced.... I wasn't sure why, as Ku was playing really good, Eurovision music & had a great Eurovision vibe, going on, and it was just getting into party mode, as we were to leave. But I went with Ian & Carys, assuming, The Eagle, was going to have, a bigger, Eurovision vibe than Ku!!!! We hit the tube to Vauxhall & a girl wanted a photo with Carys & I (Below) 

Once at The Eagle, I expected a Eurovision, Mania vibe, in full flow!!!! But it didn't, have one!! In fact, it had NO Eurovision vibe, at all (Disappointing!!!) The Eagle, seemed like a mostly empty, warehouse, with a bit of a stage. I thought, that was most odd, for a Gay club, not to have gone, full out Eurovision, tonight of all nights?? But after being repeatedly hit on, by a bunch of no hoper, undesirables, I concluded, that it wasn't a "totally" GAY bar!! 

Luckily, it didn't take me long, to send, the no-hoper straights, on their merry way, while still remaining, pretty polite, and diplomatic. Meanwhile, Carys turned out to be, a bit of a Welsh man eater!!!! Snogging her way, through 3 guys, during our time there!!! Way to go Carys!! Hi5!! I necked two more V&T's & also 2 or 3 black Sambucas. Before hitting the dance floor.

Later, I chatted to, a rather foxy looking, transsexual, called Monika. We had a fun night, together, dancing like wild things, showing all the young kids, how it's really done & we swapped numbers. Then at around 4.30-5am, we all headed back to Stockwell. And I had a 'Boost' chocolate bar, to absorb some of the booze & because I'd not eaten a meal, since brunch in Elstree. 

Once at Ian's, I crashed in Fiona's bed & she joined me, an hour or more later, after getting back from Ku Bar (Some of her friends turned up, so she'd stayed in Ku when we went to The Eagle!!) Then we both fell asleep. For those wondering, re the Eurovision results (Those of you, from countries, that don't enter, or show it) The results are as follows.....

1st Austria with Rise Like A Phoenix, A fab power ballad, this years Dana International. A deserved winner!!
2nd Netherlands with Calm After The Storm, An OK country song, but there were better songs. 
3rd Sweden with Undo, A decent song, but I prefered others (But in top 5, as I predicted)
4th Armenia with Not Alone, A very average song, not worthy of top 5
5th Hungary with Running, A GOOD song 
6th Ukraine with Tick Tock, LOVED that song, one of MY top three.
7th Russia with Shine, Another of MY top three. 
8th Norway with Silent Storm, HATE IT!!! 
9th Denmark with Cliche Love Song, Nothing special 
10th Spain with Dancing In The Rain, So so song
11th Finland with Something Better, A ace high energy, Euro number deserved higher place!
12th Romania with Miracle, Should have been, in top 5, great Euro song!! 
13th Switzerland with Hunter Of Stars, Average 
14th Poland with We Are Slavic, Fun performance, borderline porn, should have been in top 5
15th Iceland with No Prejudice, Crazy, fun, colourful, number.
16th Belarus with Cheesecake, Catchy tune, but naff lyrics 
17th UK with Children Of The Universe, Not bad, but no winner. 
18th Germany with Is It Right, Pretty unmemorable!! 
19th Montenegro with Moj Svijet, I liked this ballad 
20th Greece with Rise Up, Catchy tune, not very good live singing, especially the rapper! 
21st Italy with La Mia Citta, Average, unmemorable. 
22nd Azerbaijan with Start A Fire, Average
23rd Malta with Coming Home, Blaaaaaa!!
24th San Marino with Maybe, Average
25th Slovenia with Round & Round, Boring, one of MY bottom 3, in the bottom 3! 
26th France with Moustache In a word...... CRAP!!! 

UK got 40 points, the country's that gave us those points were...

Ireland 8 points
Denmark 7 points
San Marino 5 points 
Spain 5 points
Malta 4 points
Iceland 4 points 
Norway 3 points
Georgia 3 points 
Albania 1 point

Sunday 11th May(Week 8, Day 56) 5th Anniversary Of Mums Death

I woke at 11am, Fiona had got up earlier, feeling rough & had not returned. Carice & Ian were still asleep, so I stayed in bed & went online, on my iPad, so not to disturb anyone. By 2pm, I thought I better get ready & get going. As mum died, 5yrs ago today, and I wanted to go to her grave & it was apparent, that all but me, were suffering, from the effects of their drinking, last night. Fiona was curled on the couch, with a bed throw, suffering with a hangover, when I entered the lounge. Ian got up, when he saw, that I was almost ready, to leave. 

He too, had a banging hangover!! (I don't get them!!) Of the three, Carys, was the most hardcore. Before I left, Ian made us all, a fried egg sandwich brunch, to absorb the booze. Then I lugged my bags, to Stockwell tube. My single fare home, was £13.50. I don't know why it was that much? As yesterdays return ticket, with travelcard inc, was less at £12.00 & I could travel all over the tube, all day, with that!! The way fares work, is crazy, friends from certain London stations, can get weekend return tickets to St Albans. But I can't get, a weekend return ticket, to their stations, from St Albans... Why? It makes no sense, it's the same journey, just in reverse!! 

At Kings Cross, I got a Starbucks, Venti, Soya, Cappuccino & a cheese panini (900cals, inc the fried egg Sarni earlier!!! Oops) As I was hungry again. I got home shattered, dropped my bags off, then walked the 45mins, to the cemetery & mum's grave. I chatted to her, about how much I miss her & what I have been up to, auditions etc, before doing the 45min walk, home again. I got in, checked my email, Twitter & Facebook. Before shattered, I watched yesterday's 'Britains Got Talent & Britains Got More Talent' 

Some very cute kids on there. Then I tried to catch up, with a bit of blogging, with a tuna baguette & chilli mini cheddars, for my dinner. Then I crashed at 11pm. I'm back to the sickly sweet cookies, again tomorrow. Oh Deep Joy!!! (Sooooo Bored of them!!) Today's cals, came to 1,687, which wasn't bad, especially with all the walking I did!! 

Friday, 2 May 2014

Royal Opera? Maybe The Fat Lady Needs A "Cookie" Before She Sings!!

Monday 21st April (Week 6, Day 36)

I dreamt, one of my long, epic dreams, that seemed to go on for hours, but which I can't recall all the details of. But there were the usual themes, friends, moving home, acting, working in retail, unattainable love, from my dream love interest, lots of animals, being abroad & critics. I lazed in bed, until 10am, then had a shower. I got on my scales, my lax week hasn't done much damage, I'm still 9lb lighter than when I started 'The Cookie Diet' 5-6 weeks ago!

I had a coffee & two Maple breakfast Cookies, at 10.30am, as I got dressed. I did a bit of dusting & gardening, before the weather got overcast & cold. I had a snack Cookie, with some mineral water. At 12.30pm, I was changing to go to the gym, and as I did, I spotted that the 'On The Busses' film was on TV, so I decided to watch that first, as I'd not seen that in decades. It finished at 2pm & I was just packing my gym bag, before popping to the shop downstairs, when Cagla, from the shop downstairs, called me, on my mobile. 

She told me, that she had a male customer, who was leaving St Albans, but had mentioned me, a few times in conversation. She said he was "Really good looking & successful, traveling abroad a lot on business, and a real character & lovely to talk to" She said he'd come in & was talking about moving, then went all shy, and mentioned me, asking if I was single? Cagla said she wasn't 100% sure! but she thought I was. 

Apparently he said "How the hell is she single??" & Cagla said she replied "Junes a pretty girl, but she's also very intelligent & intelligent girls, always get left on the shelf, so end up staying single!" So apparently, he left his mobile number, with her, just incase, it turned out 'I was single!' (Waits for GLP, to now slag me off, for being 'vain & self obsessed', just for writing, what has actually, happened in my day & posting the info, given to me, second hand!) So I popped down to the shop, as I was about to do so anyway, to get a paper & a few diet cokes. 

Cagla said my admirer "Paul" was "very good looking" (Again!!) he was blonde, with his hair in a ponytail, working in something, in the media. She said he was a real character, and a lovely guy. She said, that he'd stood behind me once, when I was in the shop one time, and he asked her about me & she'd said to him, what I did & he gave her, a name of a website, to put my CV on, to get me more work. But she forgot & lost the bit of paper. He'd later asked if she'd passed it on & she lied & said she had. 

She said he looked really embarrassed, when he was asking her, if I was single. She gave me his mobile number. She'd rewrote it out, as she said, that his hands, were shaking so much, when he wrote it, that it wasn't very legible (Blimey, am I really that scary??) So I went home with my newspaper, and put the cans of coke, in my rucksack, and Paul's number in my mobile phone. I'm not looking, for a new man, in my life. But as I walked to the gym, curiosity got the better of me (Or maybe, Cagla, regularly repeating "very good looking!!" May of helped, peak that curiosity, more lol) 

So I text "Hello Paul I hear I have an admirer!?" (Short & to the point!!) he replied "Hello June! Hehehehe, you do ;) how are you all good I hope?" I replied "Not bad ta on the way to the gym" He replied "Oh good stuff, I need to go back to the gym myself. Do you go to Fitness First?" I said that I did & after a bit more chit chat, he asked me, if I'd like to meet up, in the near future? I replied "Well I have to admit I'm curious (I'm worse than a cat curiosity wise)" He replied "Lol well I'm sure you've seen me about, because my local off-licence is the same as yours (I think) Also, I think you may have caught me trying to catch your eye on Friday - I was sitting in the cafe (on the corner) & I think you were off to the gym then!" 

Hmmm..... I did go to the gym that day, which cafe on the corner? The one called 'Cafe On The Corner?' If so, I've no idea, as I'm blind as a bat, without my lenses. I saw a few blokes, sat outside 'Cafe Roma' but as he said "IN" I'm assuming, it's the former!! In which case, I haven't got a clue!!!?? I really don't, walk around, clocking potential, single guys!! Anyway it's brains, humour & personality, that captures my attention, and you can't clock that, in a glance. So I'm pretty sure, I haven't seen/noticed him about, even if he is 'Super Hot' even on a day, I had my lenses in!! 

We had a bit, of phone text banter, on my way to the gym, his banter is good (A few brownie points gained) So I'm guessing, he's a fellow air sign (Aquarius, Libra or a fellow Gemini) or possibly a fire sign (Leo, Aries or Sagittarius) But much more likely the former, most probably an Aquarian, going by, his quick Wit. I got to the gym & I had a vending cappuccino & decanted the diet cokes, into my gym drinking bottle. Before doing a set of Powerplate exercises, then 10 sets, of 10, on 40kg, on the hip adductor & the same on the hip abductor. 

Then some more exercises, on the powerplate, then 30mins, on the bike, on random setting, level 15, then 15mins on the cross trainer, on the same settings. Finishing off, with 10 sets of 10 squats, with the Swiss ball. Then I headed home, getting a Costa, soya cappuccino, en route. I got home & had a small seafood paella, followed by some salted cashews, for dinner at 770cals. 70 over, the top end, if evening meal scale. But I've more than worked off those 70 cals, in the gym. 

Paul started texting again, just as one of my fave shows, with a very complex plot (Revenge) came on!! Bad timing!!! I kept dropping hints I was trying to follow the 'Revenge' plot, but he still kept texting (A few of those, former brownie points, lost) During those texts though, I did glean a bit more about him, he's 5ft 7-8" (So short) and has shoulder length, blonde hair, tied back, plus a beard. NOPE, I can honestly say, I have definitely, NOT SEEN, a 'Very Good Looking' short, blonde guy, with a beard, around town, 100% sure!!! He seems a really nice guy though (Even if he can't seem to get, a few hints, not to text me, during Revenge) but from his description, I find it highly unlikely, I'd have any interest in him, other than making a new friend maybe, which is fine, as I'm not actively looking, for a new man, in my life. 

I'm not into beards & prefer a taller guy, than myself, when it comes to relationships, you'd have to be pretty special for me to ignore both of those things. We agreed to meet up at 'The Peahen' at 7pm, as tomorrow, is the only evening I'm free, before he moves out of the area. We seem to have a lot of films, TV shows & interests in common, which makes me more inclined to think, he's definitely an Aquarian, though I haven't asked, maybe I will tomorrow. Which is good if he is, as I have never met, an Aquarian, that I didn't like & they are always interesting, characters & Cagla said he was a "Character" so we will see, I had the last of my snack Cookies with some mineral water & went to bed around 1am.

Tuesday 22nd April (Week 6, Day 37) 

I woke at 9am, I can't wear any contact lenses now, until after my pre laser eye surgery, eye examination. It's very dark & gloomy out today, I had two cinnamon Cookies for breakfast at 9.30am after my morning wash, with a coffee to wash them down. To be honest, I'm so bored, of the repetitiveness, of the 3 sweet/sweetish Cookie flavours, especially when my tooth is savoury & NOT sweet!! They should have, some savoury flavoured Cookies, Garlic & Herb, Cheese & Tomato, Cheese & Pickle etc etc. At least with 'Slimfast', you have a choice of flavours, in shakes, soups & bars, same with the 'Cambridge Diet', even with 'The Atkins Diet' products, there is more of a variety, than just 3 flavours, in just one format!!!! Yawnsville!!! 

You can vary your one meal, yes, but the monotony of the same old, same old, the rest of the day (Especially when I don't have a sweet tooth & when, I don't, normally, buy biscuits, or Cookies, unless for guests, occasionally) is getting beyond boring!!!... Maybe Americans are cookie & sweets crazy..... I'm not!!! I dressed in my neon peach undies, grey jodhpur look leggings, grey v-necked, t-shirt, with my white, Reebok, Easytone, trainers. I had another snack Cookie at 11.30am with another coffee & popped out to my letting agent, to pay my rent, then to the post office, to post Simon, his iPhone charger lead, he left at mine the other week. 

Then I bought a Sun newspaper & when to the gym, from 12.30pm until 1.30pm doing 30mins on the bike, 15mins on the stepper & 15mins doing exercises on the powerplate. I had another snack Cookie at 1.30pm, with a vending machine cappuccino from the gym. Then I went to 'Beauty Secret' & had a 'Bailine' session on my thighs & love handles at 2pm. I had a black coffee & chat with Yalda after, she said I looked very brown, I said that was probably due, to the neon undies, then around 3.15pm I went to get my nails manicured & painted, the same as before (for continuity) having two lunch Cookies at 3.30pm, as my nails were being done. 

On the way home, around 4.45pm, I had a look around Reiss, a few nice bits but nothing outstanding!! I got home at around 5.30pm, and had a shower, as I was meeting my admirer Paul, in 'The Peahen' at 7pm. I decided to wear a dress, as I've been in jeans a lot lately, so wore my grey/white/black leopard print one (below) with black heels.

I washed & dried hair & pulled it back, with a straight, faux, ponytail, hairpiece. Did my make-up, then pulled on my khaki, leather, trench coat & grabbed my Versace umbrella, as it looked, set to pour down, any moment & I set off, to 'The Peahen' at 6.45pm. Paul text me asking what I wanted to drink, just as I was across the road, from the bar. I said "A vodka & slimline, with a slice of lime, please, thank you!" I spotted Paul straight away, despite being blind as a bat, without my lenses, thanks to him texting me, what he was wearing & where he was sat. 

Paul was a nice guy, really chatty & loads in common & interesting too, and as I expected, he WAS an Aquarian. But unlike, with most Aquarians, I felt no chemistry at all, so even if I was looking for a new man, it would still of been a no to romance. Paul had a nice, friendly, smiley face, but unlike Cagla I'd not describe him as "VERY GOOD LOOKING". Not that looks are everything, brains, personality & humour is more important, and he certainly wasn't unattractive, there just wasn't any spark. 

Maybe the fact he was obviously nervous, and because he also apologised, unnecessarily a lot, it dampened any chance of a spark. I have no problem, dating a guy lacking in confidence, as long as he can put on a good front! We liked a lot of the same bands, TV shows & films, he wasn't in the media, he's in IT & does some IT work for media company's. Hungry as I'd not had dinner, I had a grilled veg & Haloumi sandwich (No idea of cals, but must be under 700) & he had the same, another thing in common, we both love Haloumi. We chatted until around 11pm, I had 3 vodka Slimline's in total, during that time, then he walked me back home, as he lives just across the road. Then it was back home & get some rest for my audition tomorrow. I had a decaf coffee, with the last of my Cookies, before hitting the sack!!

Wednesday 23rd April (Week 6, Day 38) 

I woke at 8am & jumped in the shower, I have an audition with the Royal Opera, at 'The Royal Opera House', today, at 5pm. So I went to the gym early, and did my usual routine, having a coffee & two chocolate Cookies, for breakfast at 9am, before I set off. Then my snack Cookie at 11am, in the gym. I got home at 1pm, and had my other snack Cookie, with a decaf diet coke. Then I jumped into the shower, for the 2nd time today, then changed into my audition outfit. Which consisted of, my grey, jodhpur look, leggings, a white vest top, and a navy, tie front, dance top (below) plus my white Reebok trainers, as my agent said, to wear something, comfortable to move in, as there will be some improv, within the audition. 

I had two chocolate Cookies for lunch at 3pm. I tied hair back & added a straight faux ponytail. Just after that one of my agents, said I wasn't needed for the 3rd day of filming on the drama series, as I've been heavily featured on the 1st two days. I shoved my cookies & essentials in my bag, and pulled on my metallic blue, Betty Barclay, puffa jacket, and headed out to the station. 

I got the train to Kings Cross texting a few close friends, saying to keep their fingers crossed for me & once at Kings Cross, I got the tube to Covent Garden & went in the stage door, to wait to audition. I was up against, 43 other women, for the role, many of whom, were dressed in character, for the part, unlike myself. I had my evening snack Cookie at 5pm. Then we were ushered into our audition. There were 4 people watching our audition & we finished at 6.50pm. So how did I do? Well I'll keep you guessing for now. 

Tired I headed back to Kings Cross, and got a tuna melt, panini from 'Starbucks', plus a large, decaf, soya, cappuccino, which I had with a pack of cashews, to give me an energy boost (794 cals, 94 over, but I've done lots of walking, dancing & exercise today!!) I checked my Facebook & Twitter for messages, while on the train home. No good luck, texts today, from my brother or sister, who I'd told, that I was auditioning at the 'Royal Opera' today, not sure they have any faith, that I have any chance, with such a big audition. Watched TV & had my two snack cookies, as I did, before going to bed. 

Thursday 24th April (Week 6, Day 39)

I woke, with a massive migraine, at 10am, it was really bad, I took some migraine pain killers, then eventually, went back to sleep until 1pm, when I woke feeling a bit better, but still with a migraine hangover. Just as well I don't have to film today after all!! Not sure if it's down to the stormy weather? The tension of yesterday's audition? Or built up stress in general?? I put on some sunglasses & checked my emails, Facebook, and Twitter I had lots of messages from my SA pals still working on the drama series today, saying where was I? And that they really missed me & filming wasn't the same, without me being there!! Which was very, very, sweet, of them all, I was really touched at their sincerity! 

I had 3 maple Cookies for breakfast at 1.30pm with a decaf coffee. Then had a shower & changed into my turquoise jeans, gladiator sandals, plus white vest & yesterdays navy rehearsal top (washed & dryed) then I popped to the shops, in my Betty Barclay, puffa jacket, still wearing my sunglasses, as my eyes were still sensitive, from my migraine.

Shopping done, I popped into J.K Palmers for a tuna melt, jacket potato, for lunch, at 3.30pm to send my migraine, hangover, packing!! Very tasty it was too & excellent service as always. 537 cals, near the lower end of meals. Then it was back home (Getting a soya cappuccino en route) & a bit of housework & laundry. At 5.30pm I had 3 maple Cookies for dinner. I watched 'Millionaire Matchmaker' which had the gay son & heir of the founder of 'The Cookie Diet' on it, what a vile, cold, unattractive, little queen he was!! Then I watched 'Home & Away' & 'Dinner Date' I had my last 3 maple cookies, at 7.30pm, when I was still shattered & wiped out, due to this mornings, migraine. By 9pm I was shattered & went to bed.

Friday 25th April (Week 6, Day 40)

I had an odd dream, where one of my agents, was trying to convince me, to make a porn film, with some model guy, with a huge penis, and I was fuming & having none of it!! And I woke up laughing & thinking "What the bloody hell was that all about???" Today is yet another bleak, grey, dismal, day!! A contrast to last weeks sunshine!! I had a cup of coffee & two cinnamon Cookies at 9am, I had a bath & wore a red, 'La Sensa' underwear set, under my dark skinny jeans & grey tiger print, t-shirt. 

I had my snack cookies at 11am & 1pm. I popped to the shop, and got a newspaper & caught up with the news. Then did some laundry before having a snack cookie at 3pm & heading to Beauty Secret, for a 'Bailine' session, on my torso. Yalda said, that she liked my underwear set. I played Heart radio on my iPad mini, during my session, then some 'Tarkan & Despina Vandi' & Yalda & Raha came in & laughed, that I was jiggling to the music, while laid down, being zapped. They said that I gave them energy, with my energy. I had a black coffee & chat with Yalda after, as the lovely Raha, had already gone home.

After that, hungry, I popped to J.K Palmers again, for another tuna melt jacket potato & cappuccino 514 cals. As I craved cheese & savoury things, at the moment, as I'm so sick of the sweetness of the Cookies. They really need to introduce, some savoury options, for the UK, if cookies are the sole product if this diet!! The best are the Maple ones (above) but I'm getting sick of their sweetness, the chocolate ones, are like chocolate brownies, but I've never been a fan of, or bought chocolate brownies, and the cinnamon ones are blahhh OK. But I crave salty, savoury flavours on this diet, more than ever, even pastry items, which I normally don't buy!! 

Also I'm sick of thinking of food & time... Is it 2hrs yet?  Is it another 2hrs? is it time to eat real food next? I've never thought as much about food, as I have on this diet! Normally I never give food a second thought, until I get peckish/hungry!! Now I'm thinking about it every two soddin hours!! I went home & watched 'Home & Away' & 'Dinner Date' having my snack Cookie at 7pm. I did a bit of job/audition searching online & some blogging. I watched 'Agents of SHIELD' & had my 2 dinner Cookies at 9pm, with a coffee. I saw an old flame on TV, while watching BBC1, 16yrs on he hasn't changed at all, personality wise, just got some grey, in his hair, nice guy. I had my last snack Cookie at 11pm & went to bed, as I have to be in London, to help out a friend, by being a gangland bitch, posing as a police woman, in his trailer taster, for a independent film, he's making. 

Saturday 26th April (Week 6, Day 41)

I still couldn't sleep & didn't fall asleep, until after 6am & woke, when the alarm went off at 7am. Damn!! I had a bath & forced down 2 brownie Cookies, with a coffee, they are getting so boring & hard to face. I'd love a delivery of new flavours (Preferably savoury) to arrive!! I dried my hair & did it in a ponytail & had natural makeup, to go with my French manicure nails (below) to look policewoman like, even though, I'm fake fuzz, in it! I pulled on my dark blue, skinny jeans, and electric blue, t-shirt, plus my white trainers. 

Then grabbed my black studded shopper & puffa jacket & headed to the train station at 9.30am, buying a newspaper en route. I got off at Farringdon & got the Circle Line, to Liverpool Street, then the Central line, to Gants Hill. I met my partner in crime, Sarah Dorcette, outside The Valentine Pub, at 11.30am & we waited for our lift, to the house, our scene was being shot at. There were a few men I knew, playing gangsters & hoods, already there. 

Sarah & I went upstairs to change into our faux police woman attire. The white shirt was fine, as was the reflective jacket, but the black trousers, were a 44" waist!!! Errrr my hips are 39" my waist  29" so they had to be gaffer taped at the back then a belt put on. As I could step into them, and pull them up, when they were done up & if I let go, they fell to the floor. Then a belt & handcuffs were added. 

We only had a short scene to do, the female victim, opening the door to us, thinking we are police & an interior scene, menacing & chloroforming the victim. So we sat in the lounge until it was our time to shoot. We did our two scenes in a matter of minutes & then we had lunch. Lunch was two, tuna salad, sandwiches (no mayo) vinegar & sea salt crisps & an alcohol free, Becks (blue) beer 728 cals. Then we got changed, and were told we could keep our entire uniform, to thank us for our time, which was nice of Angus. The lead actors asked if we'd be back again soon, as they really liked Sarah & I, and said we brought life to the set. The lead female (our victim) said we were so convincingly menacing (below) she was both scared, and yet wanted to laugh, at the same time.

We were given a lift, by an Indian guy, connected to the film, he took me to Kings Cross & then continued on to Swiss Cottage, where Sarah had an audition. I got a Starbucks soya cappuccino & got the train back home. Once home I changed into my gym gear & did my usual session in the gym, plus some palates. 

I went home & watched 'Britains Got Talent' then had two chocolate brownie cookies, for dinner with a diet decaf coke. Then I watched 'Amazing Greys' as I'd been asked by production, if I'd like to go on it? So I was keen to see if I'd missed out?? I hadn't, what a borefest, the biggest challenge of the show, was the viewers not turning over, I'd imagine!! Then I watched 'NCIS' on +1 before going to bed, shattered due to only 1hr or less sleep last night. I only had 6 Cookies today, couldn't face the other 3... Bored of them!! 

Sunday 27th April (Week 6, Day 42)

I woke at 10am, due to a noisy hairdressers downstairs. I had a crazy dream, where I was at a society do, connected to work. I had my own personal stylist/dresser, who said they were going to dye my fringe a different colour & add hairpieces/extensions, I was curious as to how it was going to look, and whether she would bleach my fringe white, dye it brown or black or a colour, such as pink, blue or red? Or if the hairpieces/extensions would be blonde or coloured too? 

My costume was made in pink & white gingham, but it can't recall how it looked, now on writing this. The event was soon to beguin & I couldn't find my stylist, to do my hair & I was running round in circles, trying to find her. I woke while I was still searching for her, so I never got to see this hair creation. Don't know what that dream was all about, maybe I had my theatre performance on my mind, or maybe the noisy hairdressers, encroached my dream!!?? 

I ran a bath & jumped it once it filled at 11am. Then dry brushed & moisturised myself, before slipping on, my white underwear, diamant√© trimmed, skinny jeans & long sleeved, grey, v-necked, t-shirt & black, gladiator sandals. I grabbed, my metallic blue, Betty Barclay, puffa jacket & black studded shopper & bought a Sunday paper, en route, to J K Palmers. Once there I had a all day breakfast for brunch, washed down with a cappuccino (701cals) as I have discovered, that I stay less hungry, on this "Cookie Diet" if I eat breakfast, or lunch, as my main meal. 

The veggie breakfasts, with Haloumi, are scrumptious & all my male friends, would enjoy, the huge, full English breakfasts, as much as Simon does. It felt odd, having Sunday breakfast, in J K Palmers, without him. I read some of my newspaper, as I finished my cappuccino & then paid & left. On the way home I called into a boutique I'd not noticed before called "Cheska" it had some lovely classic, ladies that lunch, pieces in there. But they also had fussy, frumpy, gaudy stuff, that I could only imagine a fat public school, governess wearing!! Not as nice as "Husen Moda" on Friday!! 

I bought a Costa, soya, cappuccino, en route home, then once I got home & I watched, the online film "Super Juice Me" by the juice master, Jason Vale (Who really reminds me, of my friend, Ian Port) I'd love to go, on a 2 or 4 week, juicing holiday, at his juicing retreat in Portugal. To really kick start, my return to health. Thirsty, I had a cranberry & blackcurrant juice, blended with ice in a blender. I wasn't hungry until around 8pm, when I had a diet coke & 2 Chocolate Cookies for dinner. (My 1st Cookies of the day!) While watching the film "Fast Girls" I had another two, at 10pm & another three, at midnight, with more ice blended juice. Then I did some audition applications & job applications until 2am. Then it was lights out!! So 7 cookies today couldn't face the last 2, I'm bored of the same 3 flavours week after week!!