Well it's been full speed ahead since I came back to work, and although a little exhausting in some respects, such fun!!! I have to admit to being a tad disgruntled when I received a Congestion Charge Penalty through the post – I've only been to work five times but forgot on one of the days to pay it! They've set up a new system now though whereby you register with them, and they bill you every time you come into our great city… a pound less a day, and no risk of a fine… shame I hadn't done it sooner eh?
We had a cracking weekend at my sister's 50th birthday, and I got to spend time with my nieces whom I've not seen for over a year, and their lovely young men. I made Jenny a ribbon cake – much the same as the one I made for Kathy – and having got it safely settled on the cake board, I then had to work out how to transport it in one piece to meet Colin and then drive down to Hampshire. I was doing so well… then a rather tight right hand bend and I felt a thud behind my seat… Trying to levitate a large cake with one hand while driving is not recommended, and so I had to pull into a bus stop and observe the damage.
Someone was definitely smiling on me as apart from one edge having lost its ribbon and flowers, the icing had sort of slid rather than broken off, so I wedged it back together, moved the centre flowers and hey presto! Mercifully the light in Jenny's house was set to 'ambient' so few folk were any the wiser.
As the evening wore on, we wore holes in the floor gyrating to the likes of Earth Wind and Fire, but a touch of something less frantic would have been perfect to end the evening… Had I have managed to get my hands on Il Divo's brand new album we could have whiled away the wee small hours being entertained by these four delightful young men.
But never mind just listening to them, they are going to be with me this Thursday at 7pm and will sing two songs from their new album especially for us :) How fab is that?! And it's come about as a direct result of your requests. They are without doubt THE most requested artists EVER here at QVC. I am brushing up on my Spanish, French, Swiss and American (although ‘Howdy’ is relatively easy to remember), and very much looking forward to meeting the Armani clad Maestros. All I have to do now is decide which wig to wear… Mmmmmm red or blonde? Decisions, decisions :) I'll see you there!
Love Ali xxxx