And then I turned around and she was gone, vanished into the early morning, home to boyfriend and baby, taking her sparkle with her, and suddenly it really was the time it really was, in the back of a bar on Old Compton Street, in the company of a gallery of Soho rogues, and while I certainly wasn't hammered (please, I'm a professional), I wasn't exactly undrunk, either, and I, too, had a bed to go to and a tiny child to be screamed at by.
Cruz has been famous now for a quarter of a century. In Spain, she is almost royalty. She's the only Spanish woman to win an Oscar for acting and her husband is the only Spanish man to do so. Apart from the home-grown heroes of Real Madrid and FC Barcelona, and maybe Rafa Nadal, she might be the Spaniard best known outside her country.
I don't generally wear one in bed. When I do, I try to remember to remove it before plunging into my morning bath. Failing that, I hang it, damp and slightly sudsy, on the radiator before heading downstairs for my kippers, cheroot and the fortifying half-bottle of fizz — poured by my amanuensis, Serge, and shared with my dachshund, Werther — with which I begin each day. I make too much of the tie thing but only because everyone else does. "Do you wear it at the weekend?" "Aren't you hot in that?"
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