Tonight I want to my very first premier of a film I was actually involved in the making of - and made a very brief appearance... more of that later.
As I've mentioned before I'm in the Golden Triangle Girls WI and we've been making a film called Yarns & Threads - stories of women in Norfolk WIs. It's been a really interesting project and we've spoken to ladies from across Norfolk hearing how the WI has touched their lives.
Tonight was the premier at the Forum in Norwich and it was amazing! We all got dressed up and there was even a red carpet. We had free drinks from Adnams and delicious cakes made by House - my absolute favourite cafe in Norwich!
There's been a lot of work involved in producing the film; but it all paid off and I loved watching the finished result - it was my first chance to see it too. My very small cameo was half of me at Craft Club and then my hands doing sugar-craft. Not hugely memorable; but I know it was me!
It was lovely seeing everyone and chatting to friends and visitors. I even got a copy of the film to take away on the cutest memory stick ever. It was all printed up with our lovely logo.
We even had a "golden" cupcake to take home as a treat for all the guests.
For my first ever film premier it was a lot of fun and I look forward to my next one!
You can check out the project at http://www.yarnsandthreads.tumblr.com/
Claire Wade is the winner of the Good Housekeeping Novel Competition and author of The Choice. She was bed bound for six years with severe ME, trapped in a body that wouldn't do what she wanted. She now writes about women who want to break free from the constraints of their lives, a subject she's deeply familiar with.