I shouldn't say this out loud but it's always dangerous to let me have a few days off! I had some annual leave to use up and decided to take eight days off to do things around the house and visit family.
We decided a while back that we should sort out the 'Franklin junk yard' (also known as the garage) as there were things piled high that we never used and were just gathering dust. I'm a terrible hoarder, I can't help it – but I always think that you might need something in the future and I don't like clearing out. If you see me at the recycling centre, or the dump as we still call it, you'll almost see tears in my eyes as I throw things into the skips (it's a standing joke in our house).
This time I somehow managed to tweak my back, and I know I'll suffer for a couple of weeks as punishment. I know many people suffer with far worse back complaints than mine, but it's incredible how even minor back problems impact on simple everyday activities.
Ironically, my first hour back on air was 'Feel Good Factors' which included Back Magic. I was very nervous about using this on air but after chatting beforehand with the lovely Marjoleine Brugman (the Pilates guest), I was happy to use it.
If you saw the show you'll no doubt have noticed my improvement after just a few minutes use. Obviously if you're reading this with a sore back, you might be tempted to try it out (If it's still in stock) but check with your Doctor or specialist first. It really helped me and I will continue to use it and report back.
I'm thrilled that Toby remains such a hit with viewers and guests too - Lulu Guinness saw his picture on my blog and loved him (she's a huge dog lover). Today Toby decided to roll around in mud and had to have a bath which made him even more fluffy!
Till next week, take care