I'm not saying that I didn't appreciate meeting a Nobel Prize winner at the weekend, but if I'm honest, my real intention was to introduce Amelie to a future Prime Minister. Or failing that, David Cameron. At the time I thought I'd been unsuccessful in my mission, but as it transpires, Dave the Conservative had already met Amelie a full twenty-four hours before we headed down to the seafront on Sunday.
I received an e-mail at work this afternoon from the Chief Executive. To be honest, he sent it to everyone, but I'm probably the only one who read it. It turns out that whilst in Brighton for the weekend, David Cameron visited the hospital on Saturday afternoon and was given a guided tour. Obviously I already knew that, because I'm a regular reader of Gulf News. But what the biggest selling broadsheet in the United Arab Emirates failed to report is this key piece of information from today's e-mail:
"Mr Cameron made it very plain how impressed he was by what he had seen and heard. As he walked through the hospital he also particularly commented on the visual impact of our 'in the zone' hand hygiene posters and banners".
I think we all know which one he's talking about there. Let's face it, it's only a matter of time before Amelie starts playing a key role in the upcoming election campaign. I was always a big fan of Jennifer's Ear, so give it a few weeks and a bit of spin, and the biggest political hot potato in Britain will be Amelie's Smile.