I cannot believe we might actually be about to have our first white Christmas since I was 10!! By crikey it's cold though isn't it?! My car is a little unwell at present so I've been travelling into work by train which has been lovely and cosy and everything on time – that was until last nights' blizzard of course.
Here in London we seem to have avoided the worst of it, although there is a severe weather warning for tonight. And 'severe' is definitely the right word for it. Literally just walking from Battersea Park station to QVC Towers rendered me speechless… not because of the distance I walked, purely because it was so cold my face froze!
I remember this rather strange affliction from when I used to do a paper round. Of course I wasn't aware I'd lost the power of speech until I got home and tried to make conversation with my mMum, to no avail. A rather charming member of staff suggested it was a cheap alternative to botox - but as I pointed out, in a rather laboured way, it wasn't affecting the part of my face that needs attention!
I do hope wherever you are the roads are clear and you are not having to walk on any treacherous pavements. Stay indoors would be my advice, although as you can see here (photo top left), our village green looks rather lovely with its frosty covering.
Earlier on in the week, we had to get our make-up on and have new photographs taken for our blog pages. About time, I hear your cry… or was that me! The instructions were to wear something pink or red, and to be on time! Timing is not an issue for me, but the colour of outfit was and my rather dark plum dress was given the thumbs down when I arrived in the studio.
Having worked with Kim Mendelson of Kim and Co the night before I suddenly remembered the Imperial Purple top that she'd been wearing, and having scurried around to find one in my size, it was given the thurmbs up from our photographer.
Big problem now, of course, was that having worn a dress, once I removed it to replace with said purple top, I had nothing on but a pair of opaque tights. Richard Jackson (who was having his photos taken at the time) said it didn't bother him, but I felt a little modesty was needed so put my dress on and tied it round my waist! The finished photograph of course doesn't show this, but Julie our photographer took this shot (above) as I was about to disrobe! So now you'll know what was underneath the desk!
Well, my tree's up, half the presents are wrapped and tomorrow afternoon I shall take on the role of Dermot and Bruce for our local gym's X Factor Meets Gymfactor. I went to the dress rehearsal last weekend, and the speed these little souls bounce across the mats left me dizzy! There are 7 acts in total, and three judges I have to work with… wish me luck! I know as much about Gymnastics as Nigella Lawson does about low fat food!
Have a great weekend, and I'll have some pictures of my tree for you next week. Stay warm :) Love Ali xx