Monday, December 15, 2008

Hi All

Hey there
Just wanted to thank all of you who turned up to Barnes and Noble signing in Baton Rouge.  It was wonderful to see some familiar faces and of course some new faces.  Thank you so much for all the lovely words of encouragement and the very thoughtful gifts.  It was a wonderful way to finish our promo tour.  
Our tickets are on sale for most of the dates as and from today.  Check out for more information.  We are all working very hard on the new production and we're so excited about it.
Obviously at this stage, everyone has heard the news about Orla.  I'd just like to say that over the last 4 years, Orla has not only been a colleague but a very valued friend and I will miss her dearly but I support her decision and wish her the very best in all she does, because she deserves every happiness in the word.  She is indescribable and brought so much laughter to our dressing room and tour bus!!!!.  But it's time for her to tackle new things and I wish her every success personally and professionally.
Having said that, I am really looking forward to working with Alex.  I've always been a huge fan of Alex since I saw her play Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz in Dublin and can't believe that it's taken this long for us to work together.  The next year should be a very exciting one, so stay tuned!!!!!
Lots of love

Saturday, December 6, 2008

My first BLOG

Hi All
Hope you are well and that you are liking the new site.  It's still in the beginning phase so please bear with us!!!.  
Well what a few weeks we have had!.  We visited China, which I have to say was an amazing experience.  The Chinese people were wonderful.  We performed at the Laureus Sports Awards and what a wonderful opportunity it was.  We were only there for 5 days but we got to take in some of the sites like The Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and the Olympic Stadium.  It was a flying visit but we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!.
Then we headed to New York - it was sooooooo good to be back in America.  I love the hustle and bustle of New York and always feel at home.  We were only off the plane and it was straight to CPTV - Connecticut PBS station for the first of many PBS interviews of the week.  I was based in NY for the next few days and did various interviews there.  And of course got a little bit of shopping in!.  However, the weather was terrible.  Cold and wet - sounds just like home!
Then it was on to LA.  Lovely, lovely LA.  Weather was fantastic here. We had a PBS interview in San Bernadino and then the following day was our Bonnie Hunt performances at the famous Culver Studios.  This was great fun from start to finish.  We got to meet Bonnie and Benji and Joel Madden were also being interviewed but much to Chloe's disappointment we didn't get to meet them!  However, Bonnie was really really nice. Once the Bonnie Hunt show was finished filming I was free and ended up with a day off in LA.  Perfect, for the last minute Christmas shopping!.  I'll need more than 2 suitcases going home.
So here I am in Dallas at the moment, getting ready for a PBS interview here and looking forward to Baton Rouge signing tomorrow.  It's so good to be back in the states!.  Having said that I am looking forward to getting home.  It doesn't feel like Christmas for me when the weather is HOT!.  It's -2C at home at the moment and I'm so excited about lighting the fire and seeing the tree that my boys at home put up for myself and Ellie!.
I'd like to just thank you all for your support and good wishes.  I hope to become a very good BLOGGER!  But with 3 kids it can be hard to find the time, but I'll do my best.
Wishing you all a "Happy Holiday"!
Love and best wishes