I know it's utterly RUBBISH of me how I've been conspicuously absent from my blog page. But, whether I've been missed remains to be seen because now I'm back!
I'd love to say I've been off somewhere exotic but no, and I was SO determined not to be a complete whinger, but I've been a poorly girl for such a long time.
There I was slapping on the fake tan and makeup and trying so hard to overcome the endless poorly feeling, but I guess being sent home during my shift (almost during my show) told me perhaps the time had come to admit defeat and accept I needed to get better.
So, that's what I did. My fractured rib (from coughing so relentlessly, would you believe) will slowly fix, my blood tests show nothing sinister, phew, and my chest consultant will hopefully give me a clean bill of health.
My lovely co-presenters, meanwhile, have covered for me and Ali Keenan was planning to come over and even do some ironing for me – such a special friend. I promise I said no, tempting though it was!
Interestingly, she said feeling low can be a result of being ill in that 'chesty' area as it's close to the heart! Have you heard that before?
My lack of blogging
I decided not to blog because I didn't want to moan and now look at me! Mind you, now I'm feeling better it's a different kind of moan!
I thought I'd just have a little chat with you to get back in the swing of things. Though, I must remember to ask at work how to reply to your lovely comments when I'm at home. My notebook keeps saying I need a code – I must sort that as it's so infuriating not being able to reply back to your wonderful comments.
Anyway, this weekend I've had lots of compliments about the diamond ring I'm wearing. Ok I'll admit it's a TSV for this week, but as far as I'm concerned it's one thing to fall in love with how a ring looks, but when we're talking diamonds and lots of them, I decided I should wear it just to get the feel for it.
I was utterly shocked when Alexis from L'Occitaine informed me that it is in fact Tova's DIAMONIQUE version of her wedding ring! It scores TOP MARKS in all areas and particularly in price! In fact, Lisa who's the receptionist at my dentist LOVED it too.
Aiming for a Colgate smile
Talking of dentists, I've had my gums cut. I know I sound mad, but it's all part of the ongoing teeth business. Last year I decided that I would like to return my teeth to the straighter version they used to be, not Donny Osmond perfect, just the Claire of old (prior to the little cross-overs that had become more and more noticable to me).
What I've noticed is that so many friends of mine have also shown a dissatisfaction of how their smile is and so there's a few of us grown-ups sporting various invisible-style braces!
My theory is that once you get to 40 and beyond there is a continually growing list of things to be dissatisfied with. So, the brave ones head to needles and even scalpels (argh!) and the rest of us settle on braces!
How far would you dare go? As Lindsey, my fabulous, permanently young-looking friend put it, 'What happens if it went wrong?'
Now here's an interesting point of discussion…
What do you think? Could you, would you, have you? Go on lets open the debate!
Lots of love,