The day has finally arrived for the demolition of the old garage and greenhouse at the bottom of my garden. Here's the funny thing, the space at the side of my house is not wide enough to drive a car through so why have a garage, complete with inspection pit, where you can't get to it? Most peculiar!
Anyway, its days are numbered as the builders and skip have arrived so it will soon be carted off and just be a distant memory to be replaced with the garden room in a couple of weeks' time – very exciting!
On Tuesday I took Daniel with me to double-check on the paint colour I have chosen for the new structure, a pale pearl grey with darker grey around the windows and on the doors. He approved of my choice so fingers crossed it will look good when it's done.
Yesterday I was very brave. This has nothing to do with endless blood tests and worse that I have endured over the past couple of years, but rather a little cosmetic procedure called 'threading'. My daughter Sophie has this done regularly and she kept encouraging me to go for it as I can no longer see that well to pluck my eyebrows and it's a job that sets my teeth on edge.
So I took the plunge and, although it did hurt a bit, I am really impressed with the result. It has lifted my eye area, so before you ask no, I haven't had an eye lift! I'm going to start with Revitabrow now to strengthen and thicken the growth where I want it. The therapist remarked about my eyelashes while she was doing my brows – she thought I'd had a curling treatment done on them! Good old Revitalash!
Talking of facial hair … did you watch the Eurovision?? I don't know (or care) if Conchita's beard was a publicity stunt, I really liked the song and thought it was a deserved winner.
I also thought it was very amusing when the female jury spokesperson for Austria awarded their points sporting a very similar looking beard to Conchita's, clearly having a bit of fun!
My other two favourites were Sweden and Hungary, third and fifth respectively I think, so I'm not sure what that says about my musical taste!?!?! Sophie and her flatmate Gilly came over for our Eurovision 'party' … maybe we should make it bigger next year.
Tonight at midnight sees the launch of our two-day 'Get Gorgeous' event with Jill Franks and a Yong Kim TSV. Unfortunately, as it is one of my favourite fashion ranges on QVC, I'm not on with it but I will probably be buying it nonetheless. I had though it might be my Fashion on Friday show but instead I have the premiere show of a new accessories range by Aimee Kestenberg.
Kathy had a couple of her bags on the Morning Style show yesterday and apparently they were very popular so I'm looking forward to showing you some more designs with our guest Carla Lazlo. Prior to that I have an hour of Liz Earle with the lovely Caroline Archer, and after those two shows I'm off work until 26th May, Bank Holiday Monday.
I'm going away with my friend Denise who I first met thirty years ago when we worked on 'The Price is Right' together. It is her birthday on Sunday so we'll be celebrating but I also need to get my book finished … almost there!
Make the most of this beautiful sunshine!
P.S. Almost forgot to mention that Crystal Palace's manager, Tony Pulis, won the LMA Premiership Manager of the Year …. Hooray!!!