Tom Waits For No One wrote:Do tell
She lives about 7 miles from me (she has a house in Devon too, but she lives the vast majority of her time in leafy South Oxfordshire).
Her postie (Chris) has got to know her really well (he gets a nice tip from her at xmas and a card etc) and we managed to find a way for me to 'accompany' him to her house today..... as his manager, I was out on a 'how we do the job' reporting thing. Chris rang her door - Danny answered. He was very talkative, gave me the third degree about when I decided to 'go to the dark side' and become a manager and gave me the talk about Sir Giles Gilbert Scott etc, which I wasn't aware of... and then I confessed that I was a huge fan of hers and Chris told how I'd actually got a ticket for the Hammersmith shows... he was genuinely interested in what I thought of it (he said he went to quite a few of them but not all) and said how much she was absolutely bowled over by the fans reactions. Chris actually said he was hoping to give Kate her birthday cards in person and he said "Should I go and get her?"..... and then said "I don't think so...". The dream accomplished and sunk in two sentences! We chatted for about twenty minutes and then had to go. Lovely guy - very funny and down to earth (and he thinks Brexit is going to be, in his words, 'a fucking disaster' so kudos for that too).
Top day. As close as I'm ever likely to get to her but, hey, we shouldn't be greedy should we?