I had already chosen my present, they like me to do this as apparently I am difficult to buy for, a new green purse in patent with a shocking pink lining, and yes they had remembered to put a coin in it. I absolutely love it and was thrilled to finally get my hands on it on my birthday.
As far as I was concerned this was my present but no, they had a suprise pressie for me too – lucky girl. I opened a silver envelope to find tickets to a race evening, followed by a Westlife concert. What a lovely idea and such a suprise too! I've always liked Westlife and have several of their albums on CD which are now on my iTouch.
On the plane back from holiday, I re-aquainted myself with some of my favourite tracks of theirs, including 'Unbreakable' and 'Fool Again' to name just a couple (this could have been a very long list!!) just to get me in the mood. I'm very excited and can hardly wait for August to come around!
Talking of birthdays, it would have been my Dad's 90th birthday last Saturday, so I baked him a cake and we drove up to Nottingham to visit Mum and the Memorial Garden where we planted a shrub in his memory – what a shame the weather couldn't have been kinder, still at least it wasn't raining!
When we got to Mum's, she had a newspaper open on the kitchen table with a picture of my old dancing teacher in it. Apparently she was awarded the MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list for her services to dancing and raising money for charity. If any of you went to the Nora Morrison School of Dancing at the same time as me I would love to hear from you. If you did, do you remember the routine I used to do with my Dad called 'Thank Heaven for Little Girls'? I was 11 at the time so it would have been in 1967.
I'm back on TV on Friday this week, raring to go after my holiday and looking forward to the Elemis Mini Series to celebrate their anniversary. There are some special things to look out for, including Milk Bath in a gorgeous limited edition glass decanter and the full size of the perfume that was sampled in the last TSV. Plus, lots more besides so hope to see you there…
Much love, Julia x