After what seemed like a lifetime of waiting for it to happen we
arrived at the Costa Dorada restaurant and waited some more. Somehow
we made it down from Hull and York respectively - and thanks must
go to Christine Jarvis and Simon Storey for getting us there - and
here we were waiting to meet our heroes.
they all appeared. I saw Jessica first. She looked gorgeous and
totally un-Daisy like. Not to suggest that Daisy isn't gorgeous
in her own way but you'll understand from the photographs. Then
we saw Nick Frost in his combat gear and we were afraid. Mr Pegg
came around the corner and immediately started shaking hands with
everyone and saying 'Hello, I'm Simon Pegg' as if we didn't know!
Christine thought it would be hilarious to ask Simon to ask Nick
to say 'hello liddle ladeeee' to me (it will be forever his albatross),
which he did, and okay I admit it was quite funny. We all had a
good laugh at what Katy Carmichael was wearing, particularly the
shoes. Then Jessica introduced me to the new cast member Lucy Akhurst
and she told us stuff about her character and that she'd just bought
a dog. Grrrrrr.
passed we did a bit of filming, how I've always wanted to say that!
Kathryn and myself are at the bar as Tim and Sophie arrive and then
we are escorted to our tables. Not difficult to do, except that
the waiter, and he knows who he is, kept making us laugh. Simon
warned us not to drink too much grape juice following on from the
grape juice and Twiglets incident mentioned on the Spaced Out site
(-said he can now only eat 50 Twiglets a day).
We were told, by one of the women going around with a powder puff,
that we looked 'great'. She either meant it or it was an excuse
not to have to make us up. I'm going with the latter theory although
Kathryn is very proud of this in a 'our-mum's-can-never-ever-accuse-us-of-looking-scruffy-again'
way so I thought I'd leave it in.
scene was pivotal. To be honest we were gobsmacked the first time
we saw it. I haven't told anyone what happened even when I've been
plied with vodka. But it did make us love Marsha even more (I can
feel an appreciation society in the works...).
During the various breaks in the day the cast were really friendly
and made an effort to talk to us. Simon and Nick did their now famous
Big Brother impressions to amuse us, and I was accused of not only
being 'dog-ist' but being responsible for the tornado and snow that
had invaded Hull during my absence.
ate lunch in a bus. Not your usual road side café fair either.
Well not like the one's up North anyway. All of the extra's including
the paid professionals were really nice (except perhaps those that
tried to obtain our phone numbers, leave that one for Kathryn to
explain!) and some even offered us accommodation for the night if
we didn't make the train home the following evening.
We had to get there even earlier on the 2nd day. I thought I might
pass out due to sleep depravation (the previous evening we'd watched
the best bits of 'Eldorado' on vid, which you'd think wouldn't be
very long.). Still hadn't managed to get any photographs so that
was top of the agenda.
Kathryn and myself were pig sick of staring at each other. Sitting
facing each other in a restaurant the whole day only speaking in
whispers almost destroyed our friendship, but we ended up just arsing
about, miming songs to each other and swearing in hushed voices.
Lunch was good again, the lady serving asked me if I'd actually
been to bed, I'm presuming this was because we were all wearing
the same clothes as yesterday and not a personal attack about the
ever growing bags under my eyes.
Finally we all got our photographs. Simon invited the list members
to the pub. Nick, Simon, Mark and Edgar joined us in the pub. Mr
Pegg paid for all the drinks too. They all signed lots of autographs
and with each new beverage gave away far too many plot-lines including
what happens to the Spaced characters in 20 years time. We also
met Amber's legs! It was all very surreal. Then they had to go home
to watch Big Brother, the fellas not the legs, and so said goodbye.
We were left stunned, wondering what had just happened (or if it
had all really just happened!) and worrying about how we would get
home having missed our train and not knowing where to stay for the
night...but that...as they say...is another story.
and Morgan would like to thank the following people:
Christine Jarvis, Simon Storey, Simon Pegg for many reasons, between
us we owe you three a lot of alcohol, Jessica for bulldogging on
our photographs (oh yes!) and being an all round sweetheart, the
rest of the cast including Nick Frost, the lady in the cow print
skirt and that bloke for being such a little charmer! Oh and of
course Nick Lee.