Celebrity diary: I've escaped to Spain for a family Christmas but can't gloat ... it's pouring down here!

Vogue Williams

AFTER a long week of waiting and worrying about the weather, I'm happy to report that I'm writing this from Spain, where this year I'll be spending a family Christmas.

I'm here for four days. I thought I was lucky to be getting away from the snow but it's lashing rain down here and I'm not sure which is worse!

I flew out on Wednesday morning and I have to admit that on Tuesday evening I was sure our flight would be cancelled and we'd be having a white Christmas at home in Dublin, but miraculously we took off without any problems.

I was watching all the news about people being stranded at Heathrow Airport for days and Dublin Airport also had to shut down for a while so I was very lucky.

Thankfully, we were able to get out as my little brother is over here so it would have been a boring Christmas if we didn't get over.


He's in boarding school in Edinburgh, so I'm really excited about catching up with him.

I'm staying just outside Marbella with my mother and stepdad, and of course my brother.

I'm just chilling out here, it's really quiet. But the up side is I won't have any hangovers.

I got loads of lovely presents for Christmas but my favourite so far to be a gold pendant with photos of my dad inside. He sadly passed away last month after fighting an illness for several years.

I'll be getting back to Dublin on St Stephen's Day, weather permitting, so I'll have a big night out with all my friends and my sister Amber then. I'm planning to just relax and take it easy for the rest of the week as it's been a really hectic few months. This is my first break in quite a while.

When it comes to the New Year celebrations, I'm not a huge fan of it because it just always seems to turn out wrong because it's so planned out! This year me and around eight of my friends are all cooking in my place in Howth, so there will be loads of food and vodka.

I think we're all pretty broke this year anyway so it will be a good way to save some money.


We will probably venture out somewhere local afterwards. I've decided that in 2011 I'm going to get back into going to the gym and exercising in general as all the bad weather we've been having lately has sort of put a stop to me doing anything. I think I'm going to try Bikram yoga or something. When it comes to the lovelife, all is good. I do have a boyfriend but I don't really like to talk about it.

I just want to keep myself as busy as possible for 2011 so hopefully there will be enough work out there.

Obviously I've been very busy working on RTE reality show Fade Street for the last year or so. I also have two other jobs, which keep me pretty busy.

I've been modelling with Assets for a good few years now and I love it. Thankfully my modelling career is still going well, but there's definitely less work for everybody.

Unfortunately, it looks set to get even worse in the New Year.

Fans of Fade St will also know that I work as a DJ part time. I'm really into my music so it's definitely like a dream job for me. I've gotten a residency in Andrews Lane Theatre as a DJ on a Saturday night which I'm delighted about as it is so much fun in there. It feels more like a party than work!

People have been asking me if things have changed enormously since Fade Street started but it hasn't been too different.

I'm still working away but I have maybe been a bit busier for this time of year than normal. I've also got a few acting auditions but nothing concrete, I need to get myself back into another acting class and then try. I get recognised out a little bit, but everybody has been really nice so far.


For those who don't know, the show has been described as kind of an Irish version of MTV's The Hills. In terms of me on the show, people will have seen me doing an internship at Stellar magazine. It was a great experience. I can't say too much about what happens with it as all will be revealed in the next few episodes.

We do discuss things on camera, but there's no script. You couldn't learn a script, because we're filming 12 hours a day. You wouldn't be able to do it and I've three other jobs as well.

My co-stars are Louise Johnston, Dani Robinson and Cici Cavanagh and it follows our lives around Dublin. We won't find out about a second series until the New Year. Needless to say I'd love if there was another one though as I miss all the crew and the cast as I don't see them as much anymore.

There's also a lot more drama that needs to be covered!