After 10 years of staying at home and looking after the kids, I was finally invited to a Christmas ball (albeit in January) to let my hair down. "James Bond" was a cross between a young Sean Connery and Daniel Craig. I was shaken but my hips would not stir when I met "James Bond" as my favourite is Pierce Brosnan. The event was at Mapledurham house near Caversham where I live. I had a ball but gosh - old age is catching up on me.