Well, my little cottage now looks a great deal less like home as all the photos and paintings and special things have been taken down and parcelled up by yours truly, Colin and my friend Ros, who very kindly came and spent the day with us to help out.
I had a bit of a wrangle with the removal company about getting the boxes delivered in time for Ros's arrival, but having assured me that they would let me know once they were loaded up, I found out purely by chance that the delivery lorry was at my home while I was on a train to London! Luckily for me my landlord was in the vicinity, so he went along and let the chap leave them all in the sitting room – I needed crampons and climbing boots to get through the front door!
Ironically the reason for my journey to London was to do a piece on BBC Radio London all about moving house! The presenter Jo Good – who is a friend of Pipa's – called me on the Monday and so in the freezing cold I headed off to Broadcasting House.
Do you know, I'd forgotten how much I enjoy radio, and Jo was delightful. She's just taken over Danny Baker's afternoon show and I have to admit to completely losing it on air while discussing the virtues of a lemon! Very funny. The following morning it was back to work, and it was BITTER outside. If it hadn't have been for Maroon 5 I'd have never made it in! I have lost my ice scraper, and used their CD album to scrape the windows and screen
I got up very early and hadn't had time for breakfast – I actually felt hungry enough to have eaten my gloves! It was very slow on the roads that morning because of freezing fog, and I found myself at one point, sat next to a man in an Audi A3, dressed for the Arctic! He had a hat, scarf, skiiing jacket, earmuffs and huge gloves on ! Maybe he had no heating!
It was still pretty cold when I got back home last night, but Colin was waiting for me and had made this delicious meal of chicken parcels with stilton and parma ham – delicious. The heart-shaped mashed potato made it for me though
Well I'm going to have to rush off as I am with Nicky Gerwitz for our Gift and Give Day! I hope that your week has gone well, and that you will let me know how you are. Actually moving on the 18th, and then in to work for the Clarisonic's launch – if I don't get packed away that is!
Take care and have a great weekend, love Ali xx