Who’d have thought the wee town of Castle Douglas would have as many as 2 major celebrities visit in one week and both be captured in pixels by yours truly.
Internationally known comedian and film star, Eddie Izzard, is currently doing loads of daily marathon jogs around the country for SportRelief.
I’d heard he was going to be in Dumfries on Wednesday morning, but was off in the other direction doing a photo shoot for an artist. However, late that afternoon, Maggie spotted a camera crew in the car park across the road (we're about 18 miles from Dumfries), so I popped across with Meg to take a look.
Sure enough he appeared 10 minutes later. He had a quick word with the press, and was off again.
I didn’t get to talk to him. I probably could have if I’d tried, as there weren’t that many people about, but I couldn’t think of anything to say. Approaching him just to blurt out, “I think you’re a great comedian, Eddie” just seemed a bit pointless. However, I did manage to take a few photos, this one below being the best of the bunch.
Eddie Izzard running daily marathons for SportRelief
However, this was as nothing compared to the International Woman of Fame who made a detour from her holiday in Largs especially to see me on Thursday.
Daphne Wayne-Bough, of Chocs Away Old Gal drove through torrential rain, winds and floods to spend an afternoon in my kitchen. With a bowl of Maggie’s soup, cups of tea and coffee, and my camera, we had a fun afternoon while I touched her up on my laptop.
I’ll stop before the double entendres get out of hand, and just show you one of the photos I took she rather liked
Chocs Away Old Gal
After showing her the versatility of my tool I think she is toying with the idea of getting one with a telescopic extension for herself.