It's been a bit of a mixed week weatherwise hasn't it – the hottest day of the year in the South East on Wednesday followed by torrential rain on Thursday - all part of a British summer I guess.
Today I was sitting in the back of a London taxi driving down The Mall towards Buckingham Palace. The sun was shining and as I glanced into St.James's Park with its stripey deckchairs and gazebo, bustling with tourists and Londoners enjoying their lunch hour, I thought how lucky we are to have such a beautiful capital city.
I was admiring the flower beds outside Buckingham Palace and then I realised why – they are planted up in red and blue! I wonder if the Queen is a Palace fan – well I guess it would be quite appropriate really.
Which brings me round to the fact that the new football season kicks off tomorrow at least for the Championship and Leagues 1 and 2. I am so hoping that this season will be a promotion push rather than a relegation dogfight but we shall have to see how things develop. If you too are a footie fan, I hope your team does well.
I should imagine the last few weeks have been a time for getting fitness levels back up to peak performance for the footballers, maybe even getting back on a healthy eating programme. If you need to do that too, we have the Diet Chef TSV coming up on Wednesday and we have a great new guest, Mark.
Like me, Mark had allowed the pounds to creep on, but having lost a stone and a half he is determined to keep the weight off and our 2 week programme is perfect for that. It's also a great way to kick start a healthy eating regime and learn about portion control which is how I've managed to stay ay my target weight. If you want to find out more, join Mark and I on Tuesday at midnight.