the best Christmas you ever had?
best Christmasses ever was when I was a kid
because I had the security of my family and all
the traditions were kept. I used to get tons and
tons of pressies. Up until the age of ten I was
having really good christmases.
spent one Christmas in complete euphoria after
doing the Drury Lane Whistle Test which was two
years ago. It was such a wonderful night. After
we'd done it Tom and I drove down to his parent's
estate and people
were running out of their houses to tell us how
much they'd enjoyed it. I can remember driving
home to Birmingham that night and it was snowing.
Everything was just wonderful and I remained on a
high after doing that show for about ten days.
the worst Christmas you've ever had?
second year of living in London. I was living in
a mouldy old bedsit with no money. I couldn't get
back to Birmingham. I couldn't afford the train
fare. So I went busking on christmas day in
Trafalgar Square and I got arrested. I got enough
money to phone dad up and say 'Happy Christmas',
put the phone down and start crying. Someone gave
me the train fare to Birmingham and I went up on
Boxing Day. I swore I would never spend another
Christmas away from my family again.
your ideal Christmas?
I'd love to spend Christmas
in Sweden in a vast snow vovered forest in a
beautiful wooden chalet by a lake frozen over so
that you can ice skate on it. I'd have a horse
drawn sleigh for transport and no one except,
really it should be Tom, but in my mind it's
Bowie, though I'd run a mile if it ever happened.
many Christmas cards do you send?
you believe five thousand? I have my own printed
up and it takes me a month to sign them. I send
them to all the fans, DJs, record companies, even