Derek & Heidi's first vacation together
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Derek & I had a blast! We got tickets to the Grahm Norton Show with Ozzy & Sharon Osbourne,Ricky Gervais and Olivia Newton John as the guests.We were so excited,but the real excitment came while we were at Dulles airport waiting to board our flight.My celll phone rang and it was a woman named Liz from the Graham Norton show saying they would like for me to be on the show.When you apply for tickets to the show and get them,they send you an e-mail asking questions.The first was what was a lie either you told or someone else told you no matter how big or small,the second was what is your favorite party story to tell and the third what song turns you on.I told them my favorite party story about when I was an alcohol engineer in New Orleans,I volunteered to get hypnotized along with 11 other people for a comedy show where I worked.
After I got off of the phone with Liz my stomach was in knots and I was shaking,I said to Derek OH MY GOD!!!! What do I say to Ozzy? What the hell is Graham going to make me do? Honey I said, I need a beer! So we went to the airport bar I drank a few we boarded the plane and off we flew.
If that weren't enough when we left the studio after the taping. A girl asked me if I got Ozzy's autograph I said no,she said well he will be at his book signing tomorrow night at HMV in Piccadily Circus,so we stayed an extra day in London,got one of the 300 wristbands,bought our book and finally we got to meet the Prince Of Darkness himself,got him to sign our books shaked his hand and exchange a few brief words.We also bought him an early birthday card you have to see it it is in our pics,we are sure you can spot it! The next day we were off to Paddington Station to go to St.Austell,Cornwall to visit my adopted Cornish mum & dad Brian & Lorna Stephens.And our four legged sister & brothers Dusty,Benji & Sparky. I have been a pen pal of dads for about 2 years and spent time with them when I went to England back in March,so I was very happy to se them again but espescially to have them meet Derek.
We also visited Auntie Roma dads sister in her beautiful village of Megavissy by the Celtic Sea.We ate Cornish Pasties,drank beer in the pubs and shopped.Derek bought me a beautiful promise ring in one of the antique shops.It was the best vacation ever! We spent our first 3 days in London then 4 with mum & dad and our final 2 days back in London,I wish we had more time there we both love it,how could you not?London has this magical & exciting vibe and when in Cornwall you just expect to see a fairy fly by.I am always sad to leave there,but find comfort in knowing we will return.