Let's start with my trip to Dorset. Such a beautiful part of the country and thanks to the M3 not that difficult to reach. But why when you're only a couple of hours from London are the phone boxes yellow and the police cars navy blue?? Should there not be countrywide uniformity? It's like the chip and pin machines – why can't they make one size that fits all cards… the same way!!
Moaning aside, I have to say our day in Shaftesbury was fabulous! You may recognise the street in the photo (above) as it was the same one used for the Hovis advert. I'm telling you the chap with the bike would have needed to have got that right the first time, 'cos too many takes and it would have taken more than a loaf of bread to resuscitate him!
In the space of two days we visited Bournemouth, Poole and also Stonehenge (right)… all very different! However, something we felt, having paid to learn about one of our most famous heritage sites, was that you were none the wiser at the end of the tour! It's all conjecture and supposition with a bit of witchcraft thrown in, but the bottom line is NOBODY knows how the stones got there! Any ideas?? Still a very impressive landmark none the less.
I then headed the other way up the motorway with five of my girlfriends for one of our 'weekends away'. Six women, with 17 children between us, and only one supermarket in Hay on Wye…. the staff there thought it was the Christmas rush come early (we don't bring the children with us you understand!)
We try to take two breaks a year, and just spend the days talking, eating, drinking and laughing our socks off… oh and while they're off I often treat them all to a pedicure! We've learned to save the long walk until the day after as the old feet take quite a bashing, but the scenery in Herefordshire is stunning. This photo (left) is of the view from the window of the house we rented… another world!
I must fly as I have a busy couple of days coming up with beauty shows tomorrow and then a Kim & Co launch on Thursday night – you wait till you see the FAB print she's come up with, and of course she has promised us more dresses this visit, so do join us at midnight won't you!
Oh and any suggestions on Stonehenge are gratefully received… the most popular theory was that the stones were always there and the land just wore away around them… it's a thought!
Have a great week!