‘Ask Rhod Gilbert’

I love Rhod, so to be asked to be a guest on his new BBC1 panel show was a joy. But often this type of show can be tricky when you’re flanked by such funny guys. The excellent @carolvorders was also joining the banter as the Authenticator, and we had a fabulous day, and night. The fellas’ were fabulous company and the show is on BBC iPlayer if you missed it.

Run for Dreams 2010

Our annual 5k ‘Run For Dreams’ took place in Wolverhampton’s West Park recently and for once it didn’t rain – well only a smidge before the start. Thanks so much if you came and joined in the fun and a big hug to Steve Bull and Don Goodman who, as ever, were wonderful co-hosts.
I’ll let you know how much was raised when the total is in. I was amazed I got round the course having eaten an 8 course Taster Menu at top chef Glyn Purnells’ restaurant in B-ham the night before; well I sort of rolled and stumbled. Big kiss to Beacon radio and all of our kind sponsors including Wolverhampton Audi and Esporta. From my point of view, a very big thanks to everyone that sent in donations by mail and of course via Just Giving.  I’ll keep you posted.

Fashion and Horses!

Hey there my life has had somewhat of a horsy feel over the past few weeks! I covered The Oaks, Derby and Royal Ascot for the BBC from a fashion point of view. I shared the screen with fashion journalist, James Sherwood. We have worked together on projects for several years and what he doesn’t know about Saville Row just isn’t worth knowing. Along the way I ran into various famous faces; Anton DuBeke, Erin Boag, Lilia Kopolova and Darren Bennet, John Inverdale, Grace Jones, Phil Daniels, Gethin Jones, The Forsythes and Cilla Black to name a few, all enjoying the races. I thought that you might like to see a few photos and for any ‘fashionistas’ I have listed the wonderful designers who helped me dress for the occasions.

I was all set to attend the MotoGP at Silverstone but had to dash home to France, so had to watch it on my iPad at the airport. Jorge really proved that he can win on any track, but the paddock does miss Valentino Rossi, I hope he will be back for Brno mid August, that’s the latest news I have on the Doctor. All my Daily Telegraph Previews include all my thoughts and views on the MotoGP world, so if you’re interested, you can catch up with those.

I’m about to rent an apartment in my old stomping ground, Birmingham. Perfect for getting to the Gadget Show studios in Brum’s Digital District, Digbeth! And also the very best curries in the country!

Catch you soon, loving the summer weather…. ps you can read my daily thoughts on Twitter. I’m @suziperry x

Keep September 19th Clear!!

Sunday 19th September is the date for the Run for Dreams this year.  We are looking at doing more in the West Park this year though with lots of things to entertain the youngsters too.

I know that we are hoping for a much bigger turn out this year and so I am hoping that many of you will sign up to join Steve Bull, Don Goodman and myself in this really important fundraising event for Promise Dreams.

Good news for those of you that like a bit of a lie in on a Sunday – we’re starting later in the morning………………..Please join us!

Run For Dreams 2010 Application Form

I’ve also got a new JustGiving page to help raise funds for promise dreams, please check it out.

Honoured!

So honoured!Wolverhampton University and the department of Applied Science presented me with an Honorary Fellowship. It had extra meaning for me as I didn’t finish my BA in Business and Finance way back when, because I chose to go and work in Japan. I intended to complete the degree when I returned, however my career took off and I never found the time to complete the mission! So the honour bestowed upon me by my home Uni completes the circle. It was a wonderful evening and finally my parents got to see me in a cap and gown!

Thankyou Wolverhampton.

Tying the knot!

On August 6th I tied the knot to my Dutch boyfriend of 3 years Bastien. We flew to Sin City and had a blast! We whisked our families and a few friends off to stay at the Bellagio hotel with a view to have the best week ever and we did. We got hitched at the Gracelands Chapel which I will admit to having reservations about. On the one hand I am a huge Elvis fan and I believe that when in Vegas.. .but I wanted the tackiness to be, well, limited. It was and the Elvis impersonator was not only jaw droppingly gorgeous but had a fabulous voice and had us all dancing and singing our hearts out! We wanted the day to be pure fun for everyone, so we embraced the stretch hummers, Elvis shades and endless supply of champers and made our way to the Paris hotel to have dinner in the Eiffel Tower which overlooks the gorgeous Bellagio fountains. After getting stuck in the lift for several minutes we made it and it was perfect.

If you want to check out some of the pix from the wedding, go to www.wattswhere.co.uk
The following day, at sunset, we chartered 2 helicopters to fly into the Grand Canyon. It is possibly one of the most awe inspiring experiences out there. We took the wedding cake with us and I am sure it tasted so good because of the surroundings! Tom Jones was up next at the MGM Grand, Tony Curtis was enjoying his fabulous show on the next table and as I boogied away, surrounded by my favourite people I realised that life couldn’t get any better, it was a week to savour, the best week ever!

Royal Ascot 2009

I was at Royal Ascot all week covering the fashion for the BBC with the lovely James Sherwood, the oracle on threads. It has been a few years since we worked together so I was really thrilled to be back on the box with him. I wore outfits by Jasper Conran, Bruce Oldfield and Ralph Lauren. My gorgeous hats were provided by Philip Treacy, Emily-London and Inga Roubi. I was very lucky and am extremely grateful to all of them for helping me out at such short notice.

James and I had an enormous amount of fun together and I lost a lot of money on the gee gee’s! Frankie lost me a packet! So if you ever see me never take a tip from me: I am hopeless.

Catalan Grand Prix 2009

Despite knowing beforehand that it would be a close run contest between the Yamahas, no-one could have dreamed that it would end up being such a spectacular showdown. The last 3 laps beggered belief; I think it was the best race that I have ever seen. If you haven’t seen it you should you-tube it because it is one of the most incredible moments of sport that you will ever see, even if you don’t think you like motor-sport, you will be hooked! Both Jorge and Vale were simply astonishing and ultimately Rossi proved there was life in the old goat yet! I wrote my Daily Telegraph column on the encounter if you want to read more. It was sweltering off the track and hot stuff on.

Thank you from me!

During the past few months your support has been amazing and I have been constantly overwhelmed by the kind comments and well wishes from everyone.  I feel as though I am now in a good place both mentally and physically so would like to move on and put the entire event behind me.  Every message has helped me to become stronger and well again so from my heart to yours, thank you. Xxx