I was both home and away with t'family for half term week and although I was back on-air for the Friday and weekend shows – I missed my blog deadline – see, I told you it was flimsy!
Well my cold went eventually (as you know girls it's always worse for us MEN!) and mercifully didn't develop into anything more but at least it provided a few of you a chance for a titter or two whilst reading my last blog, and that pleases me.
As well as days out during half term, I also got down to some redecorating in my daughter's bedroom and the lounge. It's funny, I was texting with Charlie Brook today, and we both agreed that it's the thought of, rather than the doing of decorating that makes it a chore. Once I am cajoled into actually doing it I actually find it quite therapeutic (but please don't tell my wife!).
Other news just in: Toby got into an unusual scrape yesterday…
My wife Tracey walks him after dropping the kids off to school and somehow he managed to get his head stuck between some newly painted railings. He ran into them at such a speed that he pushed his head through but just couldn't pull it back out.
Apparently the troop of dog owners (if that's the right collective noun?) who walk together in the mornings considered various ways of extracting Toby – these ideas ranged from cutting off all the hair around his neck to applying slippery hair gel or actually cutting the railings with a hacksaw – eventually though one of the gents in the troop managed to prise the railings apart and he squeezed his head out.
Despite a painful yelp as he did it, he showed no signs of any damage and although he was stuck for around 10 minutes he carried on bounding around straight afterwards. We always trim the hair around his eyes to stop such things happening, having given up on hairclips and bungees.
My wife said 'He's never done anything like that before', but the photo at the top of this post would suggest otherwise!
Till next time blog readers!