Wouldn't have had any photos to show you otherwise, and that would have been a shame :) Great to hear from so many of you as always, and good to know that you also enjoyed beautiful weather while I was away with Jo in Crete!
Having never visited Crete before, I have to say it is the first Greek island I have ever been to that has sandy beaches, and the most incredible sea!! It was as warm as bathwater, and we had a ball, splashing about like children in the waves, and laughing like fools when knocked over by the force of them.
Our hotel was positioned almost right on the sea, and had fabulous terraces where you could sit and watch the waves. We arrived in time for lunch on the Friday, and then spent the rest of the day either in the sea, on the sunbeds, or at the bar!
The evening passed in a very pleasant Ouzo filled way, most of which I don't remember (ooops!) but as the sunshine spilled into the room on Saturday morning, we headed off once again for the beach.
In truth this pattern was repeated for the remaining three days, and was all we wanted to do, so unlike my previous blogs, I can't tell you anything much about Crete itself, other than it's beautiful but very windy and I'd definitely go there again!
I think the best day though was our last, when the weather let us down and was incredibly cloudy, but being British we braved the greyness and spent the entire day rolling around in hysterics while reading a very funny and outrageous book…
It didn't take long for a space to clear around us, but we blamed it on the weather… The fact that people were pointing and whispering at dinner that night didn't bother us either, but we were a tad disappointed when boarding the plane, to leave Crete in blinding sunshine and clear skies! That said, both of us got incredibly brown anyway, and felt truly rested (if not a little hungover!) on our way home.
As you know, I was divorced many years ago, and sadly lost contact with my step children, but my stepdaughter Becky got in touch with me recently, and we have seen each other several times since then.
She invited me, along with Lucy, Sam and Jack, to her son's naming ceremony on Saturday, and it was lovely to spend time with her, her husband Mark, and of course the little man himself, who is an absolute sweetheart…
As I type this, I can see the autumn leaves falling from the trees, and I am reminded that in two weeks today, I'll be on the catwalk at The Grosvenor House Hotel! EEEEK! I am meeting up with all the other models next Wednesday for a fitting day, and then we get one rehearsal on the morning itself before being let loose on the public at lunchtime!!
I know QVC are running a competition and three lucky winners will be coming to the event, so I shall look forward to meeting up with them after the afternoon show
For those who aren't able to make it, I hope you won't mind me asking a huge favour… I'm adding my JustGiving link to this page in the hope that you could possible donate a small sum to Breast Cancer Care.
I appreciate that many of you have already given, but if you haven't yet, it would make such a difference to all those of us who have a need for the incredible support system BCC provide.
THANK YOU!! I hope you like the photos, and I look forward as always to hearing how your week has been.
With my love, Ali xx