Apollo Tyres Gherkin Event - February 6th 2014


This is the day that the flu struck with a vengeance. On Monday I didn’t feel great, Tuesday was worse but Wednesday was a nightmare. I was convinced it was because I had been so smug when the rest of the family were ill earlier in the month "me and my vitamin C, I’m super healthy!" But now I was not. I couldn’t get out of bed. Luckily the tube strike had led to my first event of the day being cancelled but I was booked in the evening to speak to 100 people at the Gherkin - from 7.45pm to 11pm! (Sometimes I just talk and go home but tonight I was doing the version where I talk a little bit at the beginning and then come back and add more between each course – help!) I stayed in bed until 5.30pm then got up, got dressed (feeling about 93 years old) and went to work. Thank heaven for my work ethic, or maybe my ambition (or maybe just double Neurofen) – I did it and it went brilliantly. The Apollo guests were great, the CEO charismatic and charming and I loved meeting the people from C Jam who had organised the event. All in all a big success even if by the end of the night my voice was going. Woke up the next day to a voice that was lost completely and didn’t return for three days by which time the Flu had became Bronchitis… maybe next year I’ll have a flu jab (and not be so smug!) 

Thanks to Paul Brocklehurst for the photo - and for Apollo Tyres and C Jam's permission to use it.

Thanks to Paul Brocklehurst for the photo - and for Apollo Tyres and C Jam's permission to use it.