I fear I fall into that bracket of being a doubting Thomas, and on the strength of that I am jetting off to Crete with my dear friend Jo for a long weekend!
She hasn't had a holiday for three years, and so we plan to lay horizontal for five days soaking up the rays – well, with the occasional raising of a glass to our lips no doubt!
I'm so glad so many of you got to see Dr. Chris Steele and I on This Morning, and that my lovely editor set up the link here for those who had missed it. It was such a trip down memory lane for me…
I moved with the show to the London Studios, and it was great to be back there again. I bumped into Kian from Westlife (as was!) – he remembered me from when I talked to the band back in December 2010, and I was delighted to know that he was now a Dad- happy days
I also met Lucy Spraggan- the incredibly talented young singer who knocked The X Factor on its head the week before last, with her rendition of a song she'd composed called Last Night- me thinks big things are coming her way Such a lovely girl too, I will be voting for her!
Sitting on the sofa with Eamonn and Ruth was a treat, but kinda strange… I'm not used to someone else asking the questions, but they were both very sweet, and made it very easy for me.
I loved seeing the old recordings of when I presented the show, and although I thought it was 10 years since I'd last done it, in truth it's closer to 15!!
But the best thing about the day was that following the interview a viewer called in to say she had done a self examination, found a lump, seen her GP, been referred and was now awaiting surgery… Just one woman, but a mighty result…
The house purchase is still going through, and I think it'll probably be the middle/end of October when we move… I am making the very best of the countryside around here and trying to run at least twice a week…
I came across this beautifully carved wooden bench on my travels last weekend – not sure who put it there, but isn't it lovely
Something else I wanted to share with you was this amazing glass (well probably plastic) Cinderella coach I saw parked outside a church in our local village!!! Sadly I couldn't stay to see Cinderella come out of the church…!!
You take care, and I will have photographic evidence of my incredibly lazy up and coming trip to Crete next time I write.
With love, Ali xxxx