Thanks very much for all the birthday good wishes… you're very kind. I hadn't intended to say anything on air about it, after all I'm just another year older, but somehow Lulu heard about it and presented me with a beautiful bouquet of fragrant pink peonies live on air!
As if that wasn't enough of a suprise, another huge bouquet, this time of fragrant roses, arrived from Leighton Denny and was handed to me on air by Ali Young, who also bought me a very decadent chocolate cake. I'm wondering who the mole was and think it could well have been Ms Young herself… something to do with the twinkle in her eye!
My day was quite hectic really. I was up late as I'd been on the TSV launch with Lulu – breakfast, followed by card and pressie opening, flower arranging and birthday cake icing, before getting showered and going back into work! Just had time for a quick pose with the cake before I left (photo top left!). I had some very thoughtful gifts, including 2 tickets to the ballet from Daniel and Sophie… I haven't been for years, so roll on December!
After work we went out for an Italian meal (my favourite cuisine) and then watched the episode of The Apprentice that I had missed earlier in the week. Are you watching it? That was the one where Edna went, probably the right decision, but this week I was gobsmacked that Jim survived the dreaded finger pointing!
We were rolling around laughing over some of the suggested magazine names for the over 60s mag. I think 'Coffin Dodgers' was the funniest – who would ever read a publication called that?? Chris liked 'Zimmer' but as it is the German word for 'room', I'm not sure people would have grasped that it wasn't a foreign language mag!
I wonder who your favourite is?? Quite a few of them are really annoying this year, but I guess that is what makes it such good TV. I like Helen – she just quietly gets on with things and lets the others do things they will later regret! I wish I could be more like Helen LOL!!!
Really pretty Casual and Co TSV dress today – I'm hoping there will be some left for Fashion at Five so that I can wear it!
Hope the weather picks up for the weekend,
love Julia xx