Thursday, March 15, 2007

An Agreeable Day Out With The Bees

The Bees: Love In The Harbour (Virgin, 2007)

I went to the Isle Of Wight yesterday with The Bees. They were excellent fellows, Bee-man Paul even picked us up in Portsmouth - in his Lexus, no less - and drove us all the way to Ventnor. Which, I'm pleased to say, is about the nicest place on earth.

The picture above was taken while we had lunch - scampi, naturally - on the terrace of the very marvelous Spyglass Inn. We wore t-shirts and had to hide a bit from the sun. Yes in March. Amazing.



Later we went to their house which is up the hill from the bay. That's it above. It is pretty much every man's dream house. BBQ and football in the garden. Records, DVDs and exotic tobacco in the front room. Enormously well equipped recording studio in the basement. That's Warren Bee coming out of the door, but you can ignore the bloke on the phone to the right - that's not a Bee, that's their press officer, Coyne-O. He texted me later to tell me how he and the photographer had missed the last ferry. I assume this is because the band took them to this fantastic little pub called The Lobster (& Something) which is directly across the road from their gaff.

I, more sensibly, went home in time to catch not only the catamanran back to Portsmouth, but also the below. Bye bye Bees. Thank you for having me.

8 comments:

Native12 said...

Love that first picture. It looks like Scarborough and the French Riviera rolled into one!

Rob said...

Hi Native12
It's an amazing place - really beautiful. Rooms available at the Spyglass too - for those lookign for a weekend away!

dulwichmum said...

Dear Rob,

When are you going to interview the luscious Gary Barlow then? Silvana promised and I have been waiting for weeks now.....

Rob said...

Hi Dulwich Mum
I'm trying to get something together for his book... More news soon!

spymum said...

What beautiful photos - makes me all nostalgic; my dad and half my family are Isle of Wightian! Must pencil a visit in the diary.

Rob said...

You're up early Spymum! You're not watching your first Shaun The Sheep of the day, are you?

dulwichmum said...

OHMYGOD, please Rob, can I please come and please be your assistant when you meet him? Please? I would be very quiet, PLEASE?

spymum said...

God, 6.26! (Groan). My youngest is going through a phase of waking at dawn and standing by my bedside whispering very loudly about his dreams (as I clutch the pillow over my head). Then he uses the en suite loo. Then he flushes it very loudly. Then he comes back and tells me that he's used the loo. By this time sleep is dead.

Why am I always the beneficiary of these ramblings? He never goes and talks at his father!!