Well it's been a few days since I've 'seen' you, and they've been pretty busy days too, but all good and I've managed to spend time – of varying lengths – with all three of my children which was nice I also spent a very enjoyable Friday lunchtime too with Kathy Tayler and our Promotions team from work as they put together the title sequence for her new show!
I'm not going to give too much away but we got togged up in some fabulous fashion and then sat outside in the freezing cold with a glass of wine while the team filmed us. I had to put my coat on between takes but Kathy, being the consummate professional she is, managed not to shiver in just her very stylish leather jacket and shirt! I wouldn't say it was bitter, but we did have to break the ice on our glasses of wine!
Luckily there was a coal fire burning in the pub that Colin and his band played in on Monday and so Ali (the bass player's girlfriend) and I set ourselves up in position A – virtually on the hearth – and sat back to enjoy the music. The guys were excellent, and although there weren't that many people in the pub, they have secured a gig at the Cropredy Festival this summer which is marvellous!
And so that leads me very nicely into announcing the winners of the competition I set last week to give away three copies of Colin's album. The question I set was to guess the country singer Dolly Parton's age… and the answer was 67!! I know, hard to believe, but true nonetheless. Congratulations to Pearl Emery, Linda Marshall and Elaine Bishop whose names were pulled out of the hat by my lovely editor Bryony Actually if you read the last paragraph of last week's blog, it sounded as though it was Bry's chest measurement I had contemplated asking you to guess… how very rude of me!
I hope you enjoy the album, and for those of you weren't lucky here's a link to the band's Reverbnation page so you can hear some of the songs.
Take care and have a wonderful weekend, and I hope you enjoy a rather special posting this weekend about my daughter Lucy… it's in readiness for Mother's Day…
Lots of love, Ali xxxx