Typically of Lady Magnon's photography I'm actually just out of shot, over the shoulder of the man on the left (that's the top of my head), but what a fun night we all had. My partner for the evening was old friend Lesley Hornby; better known as Twiggy. Lesley did her best to teach me the Tango; I'm afraid she failed miserably.
Lady Magnon's partner was Professor Jonathan Ashmore (you may remember him as the little boy in 'A kid for two fathings'). Jonathan is now professor of biophysics at UCL, where he's working on a cure for Tinnitus. In between dances with Lady M, he tried to instruct me on the workings of the inner ear; again to no avail.
It was good to meet, and chat with, Willow's dance-partner George Sanders. I've always loved his film 'The Ghost and Mrs Muir'; he told me that it was one of his favourites too.
I managed to take to the floor with some famous faces (sadly not with Willow herself, she was too much in demand), but we had to leave quite early as Lesley had a photo-call for the following morning (back in London). Lady M's rather voluptuous, and eccentric, Viv Westwood dress was a huge success, and we shall be auctioning it for charity in the new year.
My huge thanks, once again, to Willow and all her helpers who made the evening so special. I can't wait for next year's ball; if I'm invited... Those Scotch Eggs were delicious.
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