Well last Saturday I took Denise up on her very kind offer (she works for one of the new Crystal Palace owners) and went to watch my first game of the season Palace vs. Blackpool.
Palace have actually had a pretty good start to this season, so I was hoping I wasn't going to jinx them! Having been a goal down at half time I was pleased with the result, a 1 – 1 draw. The photo (left) was taken at the end of the game as the stands were emptying out, but as you can see it's a pretty good view from the 'posh' seats!!!
I don't really mind where I watch from so long as I am there supporting my team, but I must admit it was lovely to be wined and dined and then taken up to the Directors box for the post match 'analysis'. All the new owners are really approachable and I have high hopes for my team after the dramas of the last few years, almost ceasing to exist at one point.
I have more football on Tuesday night as once again my son Daniel has tickets for the England game at Wembley – something to do with being a FIFA accredited coach I think – so more footie to look forward to.
It's been a very busy week for me as I've covered a couple of extra days at QVC due to sickness. It worked out quite well though as I hadn't done a show with Jennifer Kirk from Kirk's Folly for ages and I did two on consecutive days! I treated her to a new 'wand' as her grandson had 'borrowed' hers back in America and I didn't think a 'fairy godmother' should be without a wand LOL!!!
It was also my partner Chris's birthday on Tuesday so more cake indulging has gone on this week – coffee and walnut this time. It's a good job Marjolein and her Pilates machine are on over these few days so I can do a bit of extra exercise even though I'm at work!
I did leave a piece of cake for Ali Young as I know it's one of her favourites – I think Chris is hoping that his generosity will encourage her to let me come home when I've finished work. If Ali is in, we get so busy chatting that I'm always late home for dinner. These days Chris just checks the schedule and adjusts dinner time accordingly.
I'm looking forward to seeing Ali Keenan at her gathering on Sunday and hoping that the weather will stay nice – it's beautiful here today. Hope you all have a great weekend,
love Julia x