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Forget January being the most depressing month of the year, in showbiz world January is awards season. One of the biggest awards ceremonies of the year is the National Television Awards. So, I thought it would be a good idea to take some friends to the ceremony and not to be working but going there to enjoy the evening. I cannot think of a better way to rid any January blues, if there ever were any. It would be the first outing of the year and a glam one at that!

There were five of us going, and we started our day mid-morning by getting a train to London. My train journeys to London usually involve a lot of work for the two hours. This train journey consisted of no work but a lot of laughs – the two hours just flew. I never had such a laugh getting a cab but then I didn’t often travel with four other girls. When I got to the hotel, I had a meeting scheduled but that was fun too and made it into a lunch meeting! Straight after the meeting, we all got ready together and that’s always fun too. With five girls together, hair and make-up were taken care of. Usually the best part of the evening is the getting ready than the actual event. The cab journey in the London traffic was even fun, it helped we had a friendly and chatty driver.

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The awards were great – we had fab seats, and it was just a great atmosphere on the night. One thing I had about large venues and their seating arrangements is the actual seats and not getting enough leg room. As our seat were at the front of the row, we had more than plenty of leg room – wearing heels, we appreciated this. The show lasted for two and a half hours and throughout the evening, there was a fantastic atmosphere.

The worst part of the night was the fact that it was raining and our taxi driver couldn’t locate where we were, because he didn’t know where he was! So we were going around in circles trying to locate him, in the rain. So can you imagine five girls with no coats, in the rain – our glad rags and hair were soaked and we weren’t the best impressed.

The National Television Awards are open to the public too – if you’ve not been, it is definitely worth going to. It’s held at the O2 Arena, so wherever you’re sitting, you’re probably sure of getting a great view. Not many awards shows are ticketed, so if you can get to the O2 for next year, you’ll be in for a great treat!

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