Have I mentioned before how quickly my hair grows? Despite this fact, I'm still a nightmare when the hairdresser gets the scissors out! I've just started to get my hair cut by Richard Ward (like most of the other presenters) so I was a little nervous about how much he was going to cut off. Richard assured me he'd only take off an inch, and I have to say, I really like what he's done.
Actually it's just as well I did go for the chop as I had a little mishap with a paint pot at the weekend. As you know, I've almost finished the decorating now and Sophie's room is the last of the lot. I was leaning back to paint the sloping celling when Chris noticed that I was dipping my ponytail in the tin of paint. Fortunately thanks to the cut I only caught the very ends and I was able to wash the paint out before it dried. Lucky, or it would've been another trip to Richard's salon!
When I was there we got chatting about football – yes, I can hear some of you groaning now! He asked me which team I supported and when I said Crystal Palace he told me that his father-in-law used to present a cable TV programme about them. It turns out I took over the hotseat from him on Palace Chatback – talk about a small world!
That was the start of my infatuation with Crystal Palace, and Daniel's too. As a result of working on the programme, I found out about a summer football course that I managed to get him on. He was only five at the time – doesn't he look sweet in his strip?
The course was run by two young Palace players of the time – the reserve goalie and one Gareth Southgate, now the manager of Middlesborough no less!
So who are your top five footballers of all time? I'll reveal mine in my next post.
Till next time,
December 2, 2016 By Debbie Flint