February February February… you're here already! And my bikini body is not!
Still, I now know I have a body… if you read my last blog, you'll know I have eventually committed to pilates and goodness is it good. It's been wonderful to feel every little bit of me, NOT so wonderful to realise that it's a weak, trembly mass.
I have to remind myself that the reason I signed up was for strength and to lesson the hurt that had become a common daily/constant occurrence…
That said, bikini days are looming and whilst the six pack is there (my core is strong, I'm told) there is a delicate matter of a layer covering it. So I'm not sure I shall be posting up the bikini shots in my next blog… unless the light is kind of course!
I'm feeling the need at the moment to spring clean, even though spring is so far from springing. Funnily enough I am about to present the H2O show with Phil Parker and having finally put the H2O through its paces I have enough horror shots of filth and 'yuck' to put you off your food for good… (A-ha! The bikini body will emerge after all!)
It all started when Gus decided that the windfall apples, he had so greedily scoffed, were in fact not to his liking. Why is that he always goes to my doors and proceeds to 'empty' right down the edge of where my rug nestles into the glass doors?…
The rug has tufty bits. The rug has long tufty bits. The rug's tufty bits were well and truly submerged in Gus' tummy contents. SO… off I went, found my H2O and fired it up. Mrs Impatient was satisfied as it was immediate and off I went… it was incredible!
Not only did it blast it all off, it also blasted it out from all the crevices under my door… I am so sorry to be so graphic but, I'm not joking, it was BRILLIANT and I reckon got out all the previous 'emptying moments"' my boy had done!
Now your own tummys are feeling a tad queasy, I shall continue and share the fluff…
This, my friends, was blasted out of my tumble dryer… I know, vile! But fabulously vile! Dog, cat, three children, and a landscaper means quite a lot of filth and fluff is generated… at least when I do succumb and put on the tumble it will dry my clothes and NOT this load of yuck! Money saving… oh yes!
I'm smiling as I write this realising I have not added myself into the equation regarding the filth and fluff…. of course not 'Lady Claire' as Mr Will Gowing calls me!
I must share this little batch of pics with you as I found them so lovely…
Joe and Maddie's school have done some work on heroes and what the term means to them. Their research made them realise there lies a hero within all of us.
They were asked to collect examples of heroes and then they made a 'hero skin' for their mannequin.
Here is Joe posing by the 'Hero' fresh from swimming hence the snugly onsie!
Imagine how choked I was to see this… Lurking underneath was Joe' s hero! His big brother Tom and then on closer inspection… ME! Well, half me and half Wonder Woman (you can see it in the pic at the top), that's what Joe said I am… Still makes me gulp!
Also, a little snippet from family life. Tom is currently rehearsing for a dance show at his school. He attends a street dance club weekly and was thrilled to tell us he is doing a duet to Candy Man (Robbie Williams) along with an older student, who happens to be fabulous and wants to make dance his career.
Next thing we know he is instructing his brother and sister and I captured him in action, it was so very lovely to see. We are looking forward to watching and cheering for him when he does the show in April.
Right, bikinis to pack… yes, sunshine beckons… I so hope!
Before you blink I shall be back with you on air on Monday 24th with the Morning Show and then YBF at 10am and 2pm. Will I be in rollers and bare faced? We shall see!
And then on the 25th I've got Fab at 40 and Beyond at 5pm and Lulu Guinness at 6pm.
Until then, it'd be lovely as ever to hear from you and I will be in touch,
Lots of love,