I don’t even know what to say to you tonight? I’m so in my head and *busy in thought* that I’ve kinda just cut away from all the ‘hectic’ and chosen to spend my free time with the people that I love….and that’s Ruby, Junior, My family and my chick friends. I have SO much going on, that it could all explode into a glittery confetti shower of madness. And when there’s a lot of *plate spinning* to tend to, I do it well, yet at the same time I’m really awesome at withdrawing from the stress and just enjoying the things that make me happy. You NEED those moments. It reminds you to ‘keep it real.’ I’m not a stressy person. I’m laidback, free and positive. I’m happy by nature.
I had a great moment chatting to Lynne today. I had just got back from the Prince of Wales Hospice, chatting to people and walking by patients who pretty much had only weeks or months left of their life. The weird thing about these people, was the fact that they weren’t all doom and gloom, they looked like the happiest people in all the land, who had chosen to embrace what the had left of their life with love and fun. It was happy and sad all at the same time and certainly put things into perspective for me…very quickly. It reminded me to love, be in love, appreciate, FEEL and to have fun, doing all the things that I want to do and not the things that I feel that I have to do.
Anyway, away from that, I was chatting away to Lynne, once I got back…Lynne’s in her sixties, but she loves my blog, she reads it every night, I adore her madly and well we just sat there PISSING OURSELVES at the fact that I had totally forgotten, that I was being *judged’* for the UK blog Awards throughout the whole of February and had written that ‘cum on your face‘ blog. LOL.
WHY AM I SUCH A FUCKING TOOL!
Here’s some MASSIVE opportunity to *smash* an awards ceremony, with trophies and ‘best blogs,’… glory and all sorts…and I wrote the rudest, most inappropriately comedic February out, like the final to a national blogs awards didn’t even exist!
‘The shock on that judge’s face must have been PRICELESS!’
‘In my mind, you SHOULD WIN IT.’
‘They’ve already picked the winner…and I messed it up with a *cum on fucking faces* blog. Hahaha!’
‘It’s in April.’
Then I had a moan because I wanted something exciting to happen to me?
‘EXCITING! YOU HAVE A LOT OF EXCITING THINGS HAPPENNING…’
‘NO…They’re all in the ‘pending’ box. Until they happen, they’re just pending…’
‘Yes, but that ‘pending’ box is massive… It’s all very exciting..’
Then we fucked it off and just got on with our day and ate cookies…with belly laughs.
Not much else happened today…aside from the fact that I’ve bought two human’s gifts…and these gifts are to be delivered shortly. Well…one gift will be delivered tomorrow…so that’s all fine and dandy…(and it’s such a beautiful gift, that it makes me smile.)
The other gift, is bouji, yet normal…and is currently travelling it’s way around Europe. I’m tracking the parcel, like a *hawk,* as I initially wanted both gifts to arrive at the same time, yet ofcourse that has been an impossible mission.
I’ve been given specific times and countries and details of the normal yet bouji’ gift’s whereabouts…and let me tell you…It’s having a funner life than am I.
At 7.32pm tonight, it was in Italy…being scanned for departure…and it’s the simplest gift, so I can’t believe it’s travelling so far.
Anyway, at least one gift will arrive tomorrow and make a human smile and the other will arrive on Thursday…after it’s European travels?
I don’t have anything else to say, so I’m just gonna chill and drink gin and tonics.
I have dinner and drinks tomorrow night! At least that’ll be fun!
So, there I was on Sunday evening, about to fly off an email to Social Chain and JUST BEFORE I hit *send*….almost on some weird *cue* my phone *winks* at me with a Twitter DM.
Now, I’m on my phone a lot, yet when i’m working or blogging, I sort of ignore it and check it occasionally, because as right now, it’s kinda like a revolving digital, never ending, screen fountain of Instagram picture ‘likes,’ Twitter ‘favourites’….Messenger notifications..You know the score…
Anyway, at this precise moment, before I hit *send,* I just so happened to look to my right, down at my phone. It was laid on my bed next to me. I had Juvenile ‘Slow Motion’ playing in the background and I was sat in my bra, wishing that I didn’t EAT my way through February…and with a…
Just came across the work you’re doing! Love it.. You in London much…Let’s set up a date for you to come over to the Yourfeed offices in London..Drop me a note and we can set up…I’ll have my executive assistant have a car sorted from the train station to the office for you. Looking forward to it!’
And just like that…another life ‘side street’ was presented to me. You never know what’s going to happen at any point. I’ve learnt this always through life. Good things. Bad things. All things! I have opportunities coming from everywhere right now. Some are *zapping* in from above at the speed of light, some are some moving like a tango, other’s are friendly and easy going and there are the ones who are to the point, without ‘faff’ and direct. It’s all money, brands, meet me’s and ‘work with me’s.’
I don’t know what’s happening? Yet the Chrissie Wunna glitter train is no longer *chugging* along on steady yet rickety tracks . It’s now being picked up by giants, sprinkled over with opportunity and flown to the stars like magic…fueled by this little thing called hard work. Well I say ‘hard work’…yet it feels like fun. My previous boss once told me to ‘WORK SMART NOT HARD.’ That stuck with me…The idea is to utilize yourself appropriately to make the most impact.
AS IF THIS FLIPPING ONLINE DIARY HAS GOT THIS CRAZY!
I remember being a kid in West Hollywood, walking into that bookstore every morning, on La Cienega and 3rd, talking to DK who made me coffee every morning and telling him about what I’d got up to the night before. He told me to start a blog on Myspace..and i refused to because I didn’t know what one was…Lol. But I did it…and 10 years later…I’m apparently a ‘sensation.’ 🙂
LORD FUCKING KNOWS, HOW I’VE MANAGED IT???
Yet, the great thing about me, even though i’m really aware of all that is ‘going on’ right now in my career…is that i’m STILL just that girl, who started to write an online diary because some dude at a coffee shop told me to.
Right now, i’m taking ALL the opportunities that I can…because it’s really just the beginning. I hope to build an empire. Did I always think it would happen? Honestly…Yes. Did I doubt myself…at times..yeah. But this year is the actual year where in which I have in my hands…I have it here…in my hands..I can feel it..and it’s happened because at the end of last year I began to knuckle down and focus…I spent my last year chasing boys and after selling myself short, realizing that there was a whole career that I wanted to pursue…and that I was wasting time on things that I didn’t really WANT…my mindset changed…I grew 10 feet tall…I hair tossed, I got my *game face* on, I slipped on a sassier set of heels and I fucking WENT FOR IT.
I’ve only knuckled down for about 3 months and so far SO MUCH HAS CHANGED. In six months….it’ll be even better…by the end of the year…even YOU’LL be shocked. Just so you know, I’m always shocked. I mean I stood infront of my chick friends today with an egg sandwich..
‘Ewww….as if you got egg that’s disgusting. You’re disgusting!’
…and with a shake of my head in confusion, in my faux fur, I just looked at them with a…‘I don’t even know how this has all happened’ face?
I feel lucky. Thank you for following my life. Thank you so much!
Everyone’s asking me about the UK Blog Awards. They’re in April. I’m going to them…OBVIOUSLY. Yet not one part of me believes that I will win it. They’ve already picked the winner…and I don’t know…something just feels like it’s not me. Infact, i had a conversation about this with Abeiku Arthur the other day, after getting back from Manchester that time we did Nandos and went for ‘after chicken‘ cocktails.
Big A: ‘You’ll win it.’
Me: ‘I won’t. I know I won’t.’
Big A: ‘I’m going to the Awards y’know. Are you staying over?’
Me: ‘Yeah. You do know that you’ll have to spend your awards evening listening to me BITCH at you repeatedly because I haven’t won. ..and i’ll be dripped in champagne.’
‘Yeah…and I’m fine with it. Lol. You’ll win it.Why don’t you think you will?’
‘Well…because everyone else’s blog is a serious factual, advice type blog…and well mine is just the story of my life…it’s a diary…’
‘That’s why you’ll win it. There’s not many chicks who just write a diary that people all over the world READ every day…’
‘If I thought I was going to win it…I’d tell you. I’m not like that. I just know I won’t. But I deserve to. 😉 ‘
So, what i’m saying to you all is to hope for the best yet EXPECT nothing…because from what I’ve learnt in life so far, ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN at any point. I’ve almost become immune to under feet ‘rug pulls.’ Embrace changes. Don’t be scared of them. Don’t get stuck in a rut. Look around you…Take a moment to look around you. Do you have everything the way you want it? Is this how you want to spend the next few years of your life? Do you want it to develop? Are you selling yourself short? Obsessing over the wrong things?Are you working your perfect job? In love with the right human? Are you being you? Do you feel AMAZING!!!?!!
If you do ANYTHING tomorrow, I want you to just take that *moment* where in which you *pause* look around you and monitor if you’re living life the way you utterly wish to be…
If you ARE…You’ve nailed it! 🙂
If you’re not…than things can only get better…YOU ARE the driving FORCE behind that change…Commit to it. Go for it! Make your dreams come true! Every second of everyday, someone, somewhere has had a dream come true. Why can’t it be yours?
‘Chrissie, this is the funniest thing EVER. So my chick friend saw this Silver Fox in Sherwood Forest & sent me a photo of the sighting and 10 minutes later she sent me this message…’
‘This random Silver Fox has just caught me trying to Snapchat him!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 I’ve had to awkwardly explain myself to him ….Shit Dies with me…I’m smashed. xxx’
THIS is the message that I woke up to this morning. Technically, I wasn’t quite fully awake, but I needed to tinker up and tango with a ‘might need a wee at five o clock in the morning’dance off. I looked down at my phone…and there she was my ‘I need to stop having blond friends’ chick friend, who has been missing both her Handsome Prince (he’s dashed off on a Stag Do in Spain to Celebrate being ‘not the groom.’ Lol.) She’s also been missing ME, as ofcourse what is life, without a Wunna in it.
I’d say, this is the first time that her ‘handsome’ has been away and she has suffered a case of the ‘missing him’ bug. It’s very HER. It’s VERY sweet and well also very as mushy… Everyone, but ME is building their white picket fences. 🙂 I’ll build mine out of true love and diamonds when I find him.
But fuck that….let me tell you about my random Silver Fox hunt.
Right, so ages ago, I used to fancy Silver Foxes. ANY Silver Fox, from Phillip Schofield to… the newly silver George Clooney? I can’t think of anymore now that i’m on the spot. Hahah! Infact, more than anything it was a joke that got carried away and my friends and I would spot these ‘foxes’ all of the time and point them out..for kicks and because I AM THAT CREEPY. (When I’m talking silver foxes…I am talking MEN, not actual animals in the woods. This is Wunna Land. You’re in the wrong place. :))
Anyway, I’d see these silver foxes everywhere by accident and then decided that I’d do this ‘I heart Silver Foxes’ thing. Where i’d always try and spot one. (Apparently, i’ve had conversations hundreds of them? I can’t for the life of me remember then, as cocktails stole my memories. Yippeee! )
Anyway, this ‘Silver Fox’ game has ended up turning into a dirty version of ‘Where’s Wally.’ Lol. Now, whenever anyone see’s a ‘Silver Fox,’ they stalk him them and report forward to Wunna Land. Lol. It’s so ace, it’s almost got out of hand.
You can literally spot a fox ANYWHERE! They appear like magic, with their short silvery do’s! Lol.
So my chick friend, received a message from HER chick friend, who jollied off to the woods to play ‘Robin Hood’ for a day and randomly...right there on the ‘i’m smashed‘ Earthly woodland floor, she spots a random SILVER FUCKING FOX! Hahaha! A SIGHTING! A SIGHTING!
The sighting processes through her head..Then after gin…makes it’s way from her phone, to my blond’s friends phone and then into Wunna Land…Where it was picked up at five o clock this Sunday morning by the Glamour Puss herself. Moi! *DYING*
The actual THOUGHT that she had to stand there, IN THE FUCKING WOODS, and explain herself to a random SILVER FOX is HILARIOUS. LITERALLY MAKES ME WEE MY INSIDES WITH LAUGHTER!
‘Hi, I’m sorry Sir. I’m just hunting Silver foxes. I’m a lunatic…yes. I’ve had gin….Selfie?’
AS IF the ‘Silver Fox’ game, has GOT SO FUN, that she got CAUGHT trying to Snapchat one and had to make up BOLLOCKS, so that she wouldn’t get shouted at….IN THE PEACEFUL WOODLANDS.
Now, don’t get it twisted. These days, I don’t actually fancy ANY Silver Foxes at all… I’m a cougar now….Times have changed. Lol. But the invention of the game has made my life worthwhile, for the brief phase that it has lived. IT’S SO FUN after a whisky. It’s flirty after three…There have been times where in which I have literally BOBBED DOWN and HID BEHIND PEOPLE/CARS…all sorts… and then SPIED TO SEE WHAT ‘A FOX’ WAS DOING. I never got caught..and like The Blondie…I would’ve just talked BOLLOCKS to get myself out of trouble. Technically, I have boobs.. GOOD BOOBS! So GOOD that they’re in the Boobpedia…(lol) SO I don’t have to say anything, just do a ‘Whoopsie* face and *wink.*
(Now, before I get all told off. I’m not promoting stalking. If you stalk people you will go to jail and Hell and stuff. It’s a joke. It’s fun. I’m not a real stalker. Just a real idiot. Remember, I said that! 🙂 )
Okay. Sensible part over. 😉
I have great chick friends. I mean the other night Mel stopped to talk to me for half an hour after working a really busy day…(when people do that they love you and want to express) and like I said, it was just lovely to see her *beam* with love. She’s in a magically, romantic swirl and as she stood there and said,
‘I only have eyes for HIM…’
It made my heart smile, because at the same time as me adoring to watch her ‘magic’..It sort of brings hope to those who truly feel that they will never find their ‘love.’ I’m someone who is great at being Single. I’m a busy girl and I’m a happy girl.
Yet, I’ve always told you that i’m open to bumping into love. I just want to make sure that the *bump in* is worth it and a great match for me…Nothing is worse to me than just settling for just ‘someone,’ when you can have the guy that you REALLY want eventually…if you just wait for the right match. I’d rather go without… than settle. I will marry, who I regards as the GREATEST MAN ALIVE.
Mel is the same way …AND she is in her mid FOURTIES. (She’s a hot mid 40’s. Crew Wunna land, IS in general hot! Hahah! I mean, we’re both life warriors, and agree that we as the female species are quite QUITE…manipulative….We both never really focused on love too much…But out of nowhere, here she is…after 3 years of an absolute single life, serious about not being in another magical ‘love swirl’…. simply on the lookout for just fun…AND BOOM…There he was… her ‘Handsome’ sat in a car, with Tulips in his hands, telling her that he loves madly. 🙂 See! There’s hope for us all! ( I hope mines holding diamonds. Lol)
Then ‘Double B’ told me off for not listening to some story about God Knows what with Firmonnell…
‘GET INVOLVED YOU ORIENTAL BITCH.‘ Hahaha!
We LOVE ‘Double B’s insults as they are always so weird…I mean, she’ll pick out the littlest things about you and turn into the most evil, yet hilarious phrases…
‘You orange lipped bastard…’
‘You tight ponied, red headed.. scrubber…’
I mean, the other day she did something shit to Firmonnell, but knew she only had seconds before Firmonnell’s *dragon rash* could begin riding up her face, so ‘Double B’ burst into a chorus of…
‘Oh my Single Ladies. Ooooooh my Single Ladies.’ Lol….
….and just as a distraction from getting told off. IT FUCKING WORKED! Hahahaha! (She chews paper now because she wants to form a paper mache art piece, inside her body, that she can present at The Hepworth in Wakefield. Lol.)
Anyway, away from that…
I’m currently at Prosecco Pit Stop in Doncaster, blogging from the comfy chairs. The Power table.
I’m loving all the messages you’re sending me, they’re very sweet…and I couldn’t thank you enough for caring enough to drop me a ‘swiggedy’ send…(Don’t know what that means?)
I particularly like this one.. I got it today… This guy sends me messages often and I hardly ever get to reply, but I do always thank him for the message…
‘Thanks for everything you have said to me. It does mean something to me and makes me stop and think. I just can’t stand single life and I’ve gotta admit. It does drag me down at times. How you’re single is quite unbelievable. But I think with you it’s more choice…which is the way it should be. I have no doubt one day I will read your all sorted and you totally deserve the best. Whoever it is you fall for, which ever lucky devil, gets a chance to be with you, will not know what hit him. I think it’s pretty amazing! Keep doing what your doing xx
Ps That was a few too many gins message hope your ok x
What I love about you all is that you’ll send me messages about YOUR LIFE and even though I come across as an ego maniac…I’m really the most thoughtful person you could know…it often winds people up, as they want me to be evil…Lol…Yet, I also have a natural interest in the lives of others…so my advice to the above is to feel the shit part of the change, as the quicker you feel it, the quicker you get over it. Once that’s done…forget it, scrub it out and look forward to enjoying your next life chapter…You may have wanted the previous chapter to be your final joy…yet you’re LUCKY ENOUGH, to be given a fresh new side street, that I think you’ll find..in time..once you choose to walk it… will make you smile!
‘Hey? Are you by yourself? Lol. What you never know? So what’s the plan today?’
The next morning in Manchester had sprung and before I had even managed to roll over in my fresh white Macdonald Manchester Hotel sheets and rub my kitten eyes…my phone was already throwing Tuesday at me with a ‘Hurry the glamourous fuck up…’
It was snowing outside my executive suite windows, in Manchester that day! I nibbled on ‘Welcome Chrissie’ chocolates that had been left in my room, I dipped into the warmest most bubbliest bath…I LOVE A BUBBLE BATH in hotel rooms, as it’s means I must have ‘chill time.’ Showers are for rushy times and even though ‘rushy times’ are great, because they wave the flag for ‘busy,’ which means opportunity is in the palm of your hands…Nothing to me is better than those moments where you look after yourself….in bubbles…with massages….with love…or with a fresh cocktaily treat. That one moment sorts you out for the rest of the ‘dash.’
Then there was mad grooming, hair clipping, pouting, slefies, (…I mean selfies…) snapchats, last minute room checks, the gathering of goods and as I shot down out the door, down FIVE flights of stairs (I didn’t take the elevator), with a warmth, a smile and a ‘Thank you so much, you guys have been amazing,‘ I checked out my the Macdonald Manchester, swung through the revolving glass doors and WALKED to the train station (that’s why I stay there, as you can chill in bed longer and take warm baths, simply because it is moments away from your train…) and before you know it…BOOM, I was headed back to Leeds…followed by a train to Xscape, to meet good friend Abeiku Arthur (who owns the High Fashion ‘House of Solo’ Magazine) to grab lunch… and well fill him in on a quick mountain of gossip…that I KNEW he was going to try and cleverly drill out of me.
So, I was stood outside Xscape in Castleford, it was Tuesday…and I saw him strolling up, so with the biggest smile and the loudest shout and maybe even a joyous booty dance, to not rub MY ACE LIFE in his face… I glamourously yelped…melodically ofcourse,
‘I SAW STEVEN BARTTTTTTLEEEEETT! I SAW STEVEN BARTTTLLEEET.’
He grinned with pride…we sort of *knuckled punched* a greeting and ran into Nandos to chow down on a bit of Peri Peri Chicken (Extra Hot) with a side of ‘catch up’ banter.
Big A: ‘Are you getting extra hot?’
Me: ‘Dude, I’m ethnic. I do extra hot.’
Now, in life…I’ve swanned around some of the most glamourous lunch spots that the world has to offer, with tiny plated savory treats, that is misted with flavours of five star dining…BUT sometimes a chicks just got to sit with a brother and smash a bit of grilled chicken with hot sauce.
‘So, go on then…what happened at Social Chain…’
‘Everything they’re amazing. I was there for about an hour and a half…and yeah I definitely want to work with them.. I definitely fancy Steve and Katie is great…’
‘What’s Steve like then? Is he really all that or is it..?’
‘I’ve got a blog coming on this…’ (That moment where you don’t tell you friends things so that they HAVE to read your blog. :))
‘Do you want chips?’
‘Yeah, Peri ones…I’m getting a wine too…’
‘Aww, grab us a cider…You know that I met that chick from Vogue at Fashion week right…So what’s Steve like then….’
Then we smashed Peri Chicken and chips, guzzled wine, laughed about life and how it makes paths cross. (Remember at the end of last year, I told ‘House of Solo’ that I would get to meet Steve at Social Chain…AND I DID IT. Lol) We talked career, business, the future. I told him where I was headed with Chrissiewunna.com, he’s developing ‘House of Solo’ better than expected now. I mean GOD, you can buy your copy in the Eurostar VIP section, as you’re travelling to Paris fashion week…that’s a great new step. (And I don’t mind rambling on about it because I’M IN IT. BUY THE SPRING EDITION NOW! Lol)
Then I suggested that we roll on to Burgers & Cocktails and grab a few drinks. Well I said ‘just one…’ But we know how that nifty slogan pans out…:)
Plus, I Love ‘STILL DAYTIME’ cocktails. They often feel funner than nighttime cocktails and we had a lot to chat about.
Lord knows what happened. But I ended up smashing 4 …’with sixty percent proof’ bits…’Flaming Mon’s,’ that had flamed flying out of my passion fruit and all sorts. I’m surprised naked dancing man didn’t pop out of my drink and slap my booty. It was a fruity tooty show piece.
I guess, people are similar to the cocktail that they choose to drink, or it depicts your mood. ‘House of Solo’ had a shandy. A Red Stripe Shandy. (An improvement on the ‘evening before’s’ company who simply drank water. Lol. Yet, Come on now…let’s jazz this up a bit…FUCKING RED STRIPE SHANDY with a ‘Can I have more lemonade please.’
We got the best seat in the house, which if you are following this blog, you will know that the BEST seat is wherever I’M sitting 🙂 and it’s referred to as the ‘Power table.’ Lol. In this case, it was AWESOME because we chose to not face each other and instead have seats that where onlooking the passerbys through a big glass window. We watched every single one of you and made up our own renditions of how your life goes..:) and mainly because we’re bastards. Lol. But whatever, I had had a bunch of cocktails by this point and was sneaky phone charging, so the staff couldn’t see.
We BELLY LAUGHED at life, he talked fashion, I talked Social Chain…He stupidly believes that there are actually still VIRGINS over the age of 20 in Castleford. *DYING WITH LAUGHTER HERE*
‘What the fuck are you on about? She’s not a virgin. Virgin’s are like UNICORNS…they don’t really exist…only in your deluded mind.’
Big A: ‘When I was in college in Castleford, this girl asks me out, and I thought it was weird because she asked if she could *start seeing me* and I didn’t know what that meant…cos in Africa, well…we’d just…’
(Then he does a mucky face with laughter. Lol. Do note that ‘Big A’ is African…and moved fresh from those exotic lands to Castleford. Lol.)
‘So why is it that men of the African Variety like chicks with booty?’ (As in a good bum and curvy bits…not as in what Pirates find in treasure chests.)
‘Well it’s all we see there and yeah I love a curvy girl. A big girl. That’s why it’s weird that I do High Fashion, as I have to see creative beauty in chicks that I don’t fancy at all…’
‘Why are guys scared to approach me..?’
‘Cos you’re Chrissie Wunna…’
‘No I mean really? Like really… You KNOW ME…Would you personally be scared to ask me out, if you fancied me…?
Then we both PISSED OURSELVES LAUGHING, I recieved zero love life help and then out of the blue like the world had popped ‘crazy pills’ of joy, ‘House of Solo’ JUMPS UP with excitement and screeches, in his Big Black man voice…
‘Nando’s has liked our Tweet!!!!’
Honestly, it was like the world had decided to fuck up and chose us to be The Gods, for the rest of your time here on Earth.
I looked at him *blank*…not quite getting why he was that excited?
This is a guy who has VOGUE ‘like’ his work and that doesn’t phase him. Yet Nandos’ likes ONE TWEET..and he’s up in arms, screaming and shouting at how Nandos is so much bigger than Vogue and he needs to screenshot the ‘like‘ and post it everywhere. Lol.
Now, not to blow my own pink trumpet or anything 😉 But, I’m quite used to brands ‘liking’ stuff that I do. 🙂 I’m just this little kitten, who writes some blog and it’s all got carried away and now i’m (cue: Tabloid Titles:
‘..Making blogging cool again/ I’m the best thing to happen to Cyberland/ I’m the UK’s Carrie Bradshaw, / I’m Social media’s Newest IT Girl/ I’m an Sassy Inspiration..I’m everything, they say I am. 🙂 Honest!
So Nando’s ‘liking’ a Tweet, is GREAT (if you want to work with me 🙂 ) But until then…it’s kinda just a ‘like.’
Get it? Good!
Me: ‘You have three more trips to Nandos, three more posts, 3 more ‘likes’ and a Retweet until you get some Nandos attention. Let alone a flipping Black card dude.’
‘You have Black Cards to every glammy venue ever, but you don’t have a Nando’s Black Card..’
‘Yeah. They’re not going to give ME one. People like David Beckham get them..Ed Sheran has one…I’m just this chick who writes a blog..’
‘We need one…’
‘Don’t put YOU needing a Nandos Black Card on ME. Lol. Okay, fine…let’s do Nandos every day.’
He *beamed* with happiness….and as time flew and life went on…(I had a busy work day the next morning, so I had a lot to prep for), I waved ‘bye’ and he hung out of a window and shouted…
God! I didn’t have chance to blog last night, as I had made the executive decision to have a few ‘fun gins.’ FUN gins, are different to PROPER ALCHY gins because you’re smiling as you’re doing it and performing pop songs in your bedroom mirror like YOU ARE ‘Little Mix’ and not rocking slowly, in some lonely corner listening to sad love songs…crying. Now that I’m wiser, I never blog after ‘fun gins.’ 🙂 So i just did the obvious….and with privacy on my mind, I gracefully posted a selfie on EVERY social media platform available to me (lol) and then went to bed.
I’m quite knackered, but again feeling all positive about it, as I’ve had an eventful week. I can’t even believe it’s Friday today! It’s flown by and ofcourse it’s been filled with excitement. My Manchester trip to see Steven Bartlett at Social Chain has seemed to have caused excitement in your ever so ‘social’ lives. I have ‘Thank you for having me’ gifts headed their way…because honestly…my time there was phenomenal, yet i’d also like to thank YOU for taking the time to watch the Vlog, read my post …and ‘like’ everything about it. It’s YOU that make our Cyberland world’s ‘worth’ anything.
But gosh, anyway, after my meeting, I headed back to my hotel for a quick drink to calm my excitement. I was in the hotel bar, chilling in my faux fur…people were glaring at me, apart from this couple you were laid on the bouji sofa booths of this hotel bar, snogging and feeling each other up. Lol. I accidentally made eye contact with the female counterpart of this team and GOD, with a 42 year old stagger and a wine bottle in her hand (note…she was a 42 year old, who looked 27) she took it upon herself to come see me. Lol.
She was THE MOST DRUNK GIRL, I have ever met. Yet, there was something lovely about her and that ‘lovely’ was simply the fact that she kept shouting out loud, around the bar, in her very Scouse accent
‘You’re so beautiful! You’re boss you. I love you! Y’know, I love you! You look like JLo.Can I sit with you! Can you fuck your next meeting off so we an go to the toilet and do…’
It kinda got a bit ‘loooong’ even though she was trying to be lovely and in those situations, I’m soft…so i’ll watch and laugh along and get that she’s drunk….BUT I had people coming to meet me…so I kinda waited until they got there and slide off without her realizing. The great thing about that lady, was that she made me feel so squeaky lean and sober. Lol. She ended up losing her coat and her ‘fella,’ who she had been dating for 4 months after meeting him in Benidorm. To be fair, they were both hot….but just pissheads.
The night ended up being magical and very Manchester, as I swanned off to Neighbourhood (a bouji celeby haunt) for red, red wine and Spicy Tuna Hand rolls. TEAM ASIA.
My world was moonlit by this point, it was chilly but ‘wine’ warm. I felt like letting a little lose as I had such a surreal afternoon, that I needed a drink. I was joined by Cheshire Liz, who had emailed me months ago, I think in November, to get to meet me and I never got around to it. SO, (and this is what I love about her) she took it upon HERSELF to find me and meet me. I like that! She was just so much fun! She was glamourous, she started a blog last year, she loves a bit of Chrissiewunna.com, so she also has excellent taste and she’s ballsy. BUT SHE WAS DRIVING… SO HAD WATER! Lol Water! Water! Everywhere water! *Weep here*
As we walked into Neighbourhood it was..
*PAP, PAP*, PAP,PAP*, …as ‘Aaron the pap’ was waiting outside, to catch celebs on their way out.
So we ‘picture took’ and then he joined us for food. Sat behind us was a couple of drunky ‘Real Housewives of Cheshire’ chicks and THEN some random guy, who we thought was someone famous….
Aaron swears it’s the guy that Chesire liz has on her phone…so being the ‘big balls’ that she is, she struts straight over and asks him if its him, because she was going to the charity football match that he was playing in…AND IT FUCKING WASN’T.
HAHAHAHAH! I nearly died with laughter. I am not ballsy at all when it comes to things like that. I’d DIE before i would pluck up the courage to go up to a stranger or celeb and chat to them, because they’d reject me and i’d hate that. Lol. I only lie it when people come up to me and adore me. 🙂
She tottered back to the table to eat her mushrooms with an
‘I HATE YOU…LOL!’
Then Xfactor Liam Halewood came in with his lovely boyfriend. (They were about to head to America, but thought they’d stop by and do a wine with Wunna.) I love liam,he’s always so gracious to me and he looked damn fine.
‘I’ve had botox, my hair and my makeup done!’
I love that! Lol. He looked amazing!
But we chatted about work, life, a possible tv show and then as Cheshire Liz left…we talked about my day…over more wine.
It’s weird because when i drink, i like people to drink with me. But if you’re a massive drunk like that 42 year old and intruding my space…I hate it. Lol. I think it’s based upon, if i invite you to play ‘being drunk with me’ or not.
The ended on a delicious note and I got into a cab…where the driver was SURE I was famous, so asked me my name and flipping Googled me (THE DREADED CHRISSIE WUNNA GOOGLE SEARCH LOL ) whilst he was parked up…and then the whole way back to the hotel..he was filled with gle…which made me smile.
So being the glamour puss that I am..I took the requested selfies, but refused to give him my number…as he offered to DRIVE ME BACK TO LEEDS FOR FREE. Lol. Nothing comes for free. Hahah!
Got back to my room, stripped off, bundled into my sheets, sent a few whatsapps, took a few selfies, did a bit of snapchat, opened a Sol, (that I didn’t drink,) ate a banana and then went to sleep in my glammy little executive suite at the Macdonald Manchester…like the happiest little girl in the world.
So, as I leapt off the train at Manchester Piccadilly, from Platform 16A at Leeds station, after the entire contents of my unzipped overnight bag decided to topple into the train isle and as THREE every so refined gentleman, kindly gathered up my bits…
‘Oh, here’s your laptop…’
‘Hahaha…I have your BRA!!!’
I shot off through the station, checked in to my hotel, quick changed in a little glamourous mirrored suite….flew out the door, got stuck in an elevator, ran down five flights of stairs in my Hilton ‘Gina’ shoes (that I won on the telly for celotaping feathers to my nipples 🙂 )….waved at staff, swiftly pushed through a glass revolving door, jumped into a taxi that was ready waiting for me outside…and with a..
‘127 Portland Street please….’
I was on my way to the most creative social marketing agencies, currently taking over the world… AND I was about to meet my most FAVOURITE human, who co founded this amazing agency of aged 20 something geniuses….who IS ALSO the star of MY FAVOURITE EVER VLOG. (I literally do not watch ANY OTHER Vlog, but HIS Vlog and it’s weird because, no matter how busy I am, I always seem to FIND the time, everyday to tune into his world.)
Taxi pulls up, I step out, pass my driver a fiver…and after three steps around puddles, a stairway and buzzer 4 to enter…I carefully walk up a few stairs, look right and there is it, almost raised above me, like a lofty planet of it’s own…with two giant glass entry doors and a wall lit ‘Social Chain’ sign beaming through…
To my left some builders/maintenance guys, with a Henry The Hoover were telling me that I was ‘fit’ 🙂 and to my right…almost like magic, one of the glass doors slowly eased open and there stood blond Katie, (who is Steve’s brand manager) with Pablo in her arms….with the warmest smile on her face and a..
‘Come on in…I’ll show you around…’
Right, to start this off…OH MY GOD. Nothing is more SURREAL than literally watching the Social Chain world and a bundle people do life there… at work…EVERY DAY…on my phone….before I go to bed…and then somehow waking up one afternoon, *BLINKING* and finding myself SMACK BANG in the MIDDLE of it all…almost as if you’ve rubbed your kitten eyes and you’ve ended up in some crazy Social ‘Willy Wonka’ dream, where you’ve won the golden ticket and ended up on the otherside of the screen.
I was in and LIVING the flipping VLOG, that I watch EVERY SINGLE DAY….I can’t even tell you how crazy it felt. I am A HUGE Steven Bartlett fan and since being addicted to his ‘Everyday Steve’ Vlog, I soon then became a HUGE Social Chain fan. It’s all done very well. I beamed with delight, stroked Pablo, then the faux fur had to come off, as Katie grabbed me a water and she showed me around the office. 🙂
As soon as you walked into the office…which seemed busy, there’s a warmness about it. There’s a love…and there’s an energy. Even from first moment when Katie greeted me, there was a magic. I was guided through, with my faux fur in my arms, in my heels, on their wooden floors, through the most creative office that I have ever seen, being shown each department and being told what each of them do.
It was actually hilariously because I have literally STALKED this world, these people, this Vlog like my life has depended on it. 🙂 So seeing all these faces that I already kinda knew was SURREAL. I couldn’t stop squeaking and wittering on about how star struck I felt. Everything was filled with ‘Oh my GODS‘ AND Wunna *shock* faces, with happy girl screeches and lots of ‘I’m so sorry, i’m literally the biggest stalky fan ever.’
I certainly must have looked like an over eyelashed, Oriental…tool, but I didn’t care because I was doing ‘being a tool’ in the best world ever. 🙂 I was on Planet Social Chain.
What i did notice, during my walk around is that EVERYONE was working. No one was really ‘tossing it off’…everyone seemed to not only be knuckling down and getting on with it…but at the same time CHOOSING to knuckle down and get on with it….HAPPILY. (For some reason, I thought they’d all be going wild and just doing whatever they wanted to do? Maybe because in MY HEAD, if the only rule was ‘Don’t Die’ ..and that IS their only office rule…I’d probably be up to mischief.) But they were working…hard…and loving it….AND NOT REMOTELY PHASED by me randomly sauntering through the office. They sort of acknowledged me like was a member of their team with a ‘Hi! How are you?…Like they’ve known me forever. The most naturally FRIENDLY team I’ve been around. There’s nothing fake or unauthentic about them. They’re all really different from one another…they’re certainly a well formed team….they’re young…and they’re busy.
There was a calm, casual, swirl to the office, where each department and each room were living their own version of Social Chain and after I waved at a few people, said ‘Hi’ and took a look around, Katie & I both sat in a pod like booth and chattered, as we waited for Steve…who was finishing up a meeting.
I was chatting to Katie like we were ‘besties’ and I noticed that she’s really great at what she does, she’s casually savvy at it. She knows the team well, Steve well and sees the big overall picture. She knows exactly how she wants the brand to travel, moving forward..and she doesn’t talk shite…she’s genuine, she laughs a lot. she lets me take the piss out of myself…joins in…lol..and makes you feel comfy. Out of all the brand managers that I’ve met, she’s the most authentic…and I know lots…infact…I used to be one…
Then Steve pops out of nowhere. By this time I already felt so at home…that I wasn’t even terrified anymore. (I will tell you that I was terrified, in my taxi, en route to the office. I don’t even know why? Must be the ‘hanging with your favourite human’ thing. 😉 )
He’s all friendly, say’s ‘Hi’ and is a mixture of warm and fun, with a mature confidence. He sits in the booth with us and chatters. Really easy to chat to. Someone who is expressive, yet at the same seems to be thinking constantly. Like his mind seems to be constantly moving, as he sits with you. He’s witty, he’s funny, yet a bizarre balance of loud and quiet. He interacts with his staff lovingly. (Wait that sounds naughty? Lol. 🙂 )
Basically, we were having this conversation, and both Katie and Steve where telling me how he’s SO emotionally invested with each person that works at Social Chain. If someones broken up with their boyfriend and crying at their desk…he’s there and see’s it as his problem….He actually cares…But really….And what CEO do YOU KNOW that actually give any shits about each team member personally? I can’t name any?? What I got from him was that he just understands life, understands people…understands how to bring the best out of a person…and doesn’t sweat the small stuff. Hes not an idiot.
I mean when you have a team that is filled with young 20 somethings. I am absolutely positive that numerous ‘dramas’ can occur at any point, it’s part of BEING a 20 something, isn’t it? I was an ‘all over the place‘ 20 something in LA. I would’ve loved to have had a boss like Steve. (Infact, my boss wasn’t too bad…But he couldn’t have made much impact because I can’t remember his name? Lol. Bill? Ben? Fuck Knows. I did get asked to leave. 🙂 )
Yet even though Steve himself is young, he’s so ‘together.’ He’s calm. He doesn’t fly off the handle. He’s sort of an emotional fatherly figure to his Social Chain clan. He holds it all together. He knows ALL that is going on within every staff member. They’re all really close. They all go out together at the weekends and everything. It’s definitely the best team that I’ve witnessed and that’s what makes them work well…successfully. I mean God, they work hard, but they let loose on a Friday. They reward themselves for hard work.
Me: ‘Are you shy?’
‘Noo…I’m not shy. I’m sort of in the middle. I’m pretty confident.’
(He’s like I am. I’m the most confident, shy human you will ever meet. 🙂 )
I was actually shocked at how mature he is for his age. I’m loads of years older than him…and with a very apparent streak of immaturity. He’s younger than I, but extremely wise. Yet he’s not dull with it. I hate dull, with it. He’s warm but savvy. So when he’s talking to you, he’s open, he’ll sit back, he stretches his arm up against the back wall…he’s talk freely. Then he has moments where he’ll be quiet and look away or down. He checks his phone to make sure he’s still on schedule…which is good…but I noticed that whenever anyone walked passed the booth, he looked. So, he’s never oblivious to his surroundings. He’s aware of what’s going on around him.
What I also noticed is that HE’S BUFF. Like I don’t know if he’s been going to the gym everyday or not? BUT it certainly seems like he is. He’s all tall and broad shouldered. More than you’d think. I was impressed. Surely there’s not a guy who’s kind natured, successful, stylish, hard working, driven, fun AND HOT?
Me: ‘So do all the girls fancy you and all the guys what advice from you and to be you?’
‘Loads of people want business advice or for me to mentor them. Almost too many people for us to keep up with…but no, I don’t think a loads of girls fancy me, do they?’
Katie: ‘Currently more girls are watching the Vlog than guys…and it was definitely the other way around before.’
Yet the good thing about this Vlog is that he has such a diverse audience. Everyone is watching it. It’s a show. Be you a Mum, a girl, a guy…It’s a great balance of work life, with guy banter, with the additional savvy chick in place. It’s a great story to watch develop. I’m hooked. But you know that, as I go on about it so much. The way I see it, he ALREADY has the guys on his side…They want to be him, they want to work with him, for him…The girls…will again follow suit, as they’ll feel all inspired by him, know he’s successful…and will ofcourse either way…totally fancy him.
After meeting him. I totally fancy Steve. (And I never fancy anyone.)
Anyway..we were all sat in the booth, laughing away, talking about work, fun, looking through messages, taking the piss out of each other. We talked about life, I found out that he doesn’t like people who don’t spell things appropriately. Lol. Katie prefers short sharp messages, to really long winded ones. To be fair…we all have our space in Cyberland. I’m a blogger. It’s doing well. 🙂 He’s a Vlogger. It’s doing well. We’re on similar Cyberland ground, with completely alternate patches. He runs Social Chain and gets gifts to his desk everyday…I just totter about Wunna Land, with my shit love life and get an inbox full of *privates* from strangers.
Katie: ‘He’s really good at thinking on his feet…’
Steve: ‘I’m not really too shaken by what people think of me…’
Me: ‘You really should’ve kicked that Vice Girl. 🙂 ‘
Katie: ‘I’ve sometimes gone up to Steve with important things to tell him and he’s hidden or pretended to be on his phone, just so he doesn’t have to talk to me! Lol’
Steve: ‘I’m not really bothered by the whole red carpet scene..it’s boring after a while..’
Me: ‘I can’t believe that guys trying to out Superfan me…lol’
Steve: ‘I’ve noticed that the smallest things can make people so happy. It’s strange as I don’t see meeting me as such a big deal? But people seem to want to..?’
The whole ‘pop in’ was great! Kinda like being at a quiet corner booth at a bar. Doddz was there filming…He films all day, every day. But it all felt really easy. They’re used to having a camera there constantly now, that it’s invisible to them…and cameras never bother me…I’m a natural . 😉 Haha!
As I was sat in the booth, all these characters that I watch every night in the Vlog, kept casually walking by me and each time they did, I just couldn’t help but stop in utter amazement and be star struck like a weirdo. LOL. They’re cyber stars and they don’t even KNOW IT. I knew ALL OF THEM, from each episode. Lol. And like I said, it was SO overwhelming because I’d be chatting about one of them and then they’d JUST APPEAR out of nowhere. It was madness…or in my words…
‘I can’t take this…it’s like a Trippy Disneyland.’
Anyway, after an hour or so…my time was UP and they all had to get back to business and shoot off to their next meetings! I get all that, it’s how it is….and I love it. The energy changes immediately and it all smashes right back into action. And just like that, after quick hugs, a picture and an ‘I’m sure i’ll see you again’…He vanished in a magical puff of smoke. (Well just walked to a do a phone meeting, in another part of the office. Lol.)
‘Can i go down the slide..?’
Katie: ‘Really? In Heels? Lol’
So the ever lovely Katie showed me around the bits of the office that i hadn’t seen. I saw people laid in sleeping pods, working away on laptops..right above the booth we were sat in. Another group were in a big brand meeting surrounded by Flamingo wall paper. Steve was taking a call in a cosy log cabin’ type room. (Which is my favourite…everyone knows that I find my best peace in the forest.) The whole office is like an adventure. Anything can happen and everything does…
Then poor Katie had to hold my flipping faux fur and handbag as i climbed up some stairs and shot down the slide into a blue and white ball pool. 🙂
As I left, I chatted to Katie a lot more…as we talked about my work , where I was headed and the stuff I was doing and she gave me advice, which I couldn’t appreciate more. They’re definitely a company that I would want to work with…I want to be on Team Social Chain. When you leave that office, you realize how special they’ve made you feel…and that’s a talent in itself. I mean they should even open their own Talent Agency sector, where they represent Cyberlands most popular Social Stars…because no one would do it better than them. They’d rinse it.
It was literally the best Monday that I have had in 2017 so far…