by Val Garland .

VAL GARLAND: Monday in New York

It's Monday, a quick brekky before show, I could see staff frowning at my order of ' Sorry but... could I please have a pot, not cup, POT of boiling tea, and hold the tea please?' You have to press the 'boiling' bit otherwise they just don't get it. Some of the essential must haves in the make-up kit whilst traveling are: P.G. Tips, instant porridge oats, marmite...