– The quest to fill up the summer with new thangs continues!
– Scuba diving experience – bobbing along on the bottom of the beautiful briny pool
– Some funnies from a hilarious Northern Nights show for you
– And another top movie recommendation
It's been a hectic week or so again, that's for sure! Still trying to get the finishing touches done on my novel for the critique deadline for the Romantic Novelists' Association new writers' scheme. But I took some time out as a treat for my lovely sister and her husband Davidge, and used one of my many activities vouchers to go for a scuba diving experience at a lovely big pool in Guildford. Have you ever been? Dived on a wreck? Seen a coral reef? What's your best experience been?
Rocker Nigel came with us too, and we got fully togged up in proper wet suits and flippers to spend an hour breathing underwater and making like a fish. It's an amazing feeling being submerged yet still being able to breathe. Just like Marine Boy – my favourite hero when I was a kid!
I was particularly proud of my sister Linda – she was pretty apprehensive about it all, yet still managed to do a fair bit of diving and kicking around before ducking out a bit early – but only a bit. So how proud was I to see her with her certificate afterwards? I'd love to go to do some diving in open water and maybe do a PADI course at some stage. Any recommendations for where to go? We weren't allowed to take pics poolside sadly – or underwater, but would love to do so at some stage!
Another little experience this week was a first for Nige too – a month ago I booked him an early birthday present, a passenger driving experience in an Audi R8 which he loved having never been in one before. He said it almost made him want to pass his test and drive one!
It was a rubbish day – one of the many rainy days we've had lately but the car still managed to do some a couple of fast spins around the track that put a big smile on his face. Took all blooming day to get there tho' – Oxford should not seem that far away! But I was proud to have given him a golden moment or two this summer…
The last few things we've arranged in the next few weeks will include a fab trip to do some wakeboarding – will keep you informed!
You're 'avin a larf!!
Having had lots of fun off air, it was a real treat to be on with Susie Adams at the weekend on air, for the Northern Nights 10th Anniversary shows – we had some wonderful bargains, and some real laughs! It's not often I lose it on live TV, but there was one comment Susie made which just cracked me up when we were talking about towels!
Another one below at the bottom for your delight and delectation! And watch out on Bank Holiday Monday night when I'll be back at 8pm with another single hour of fabulous bedding – it might just happen to have a very temporary bargain so don't miss it!
Also on Monday, I must just tell you that the lovely Sarah Chapman is back with her superb skincare range, making her first appearance on a whole show of her own at 9pm. Her products have had rave reviews in the Beauty Bible, including from Jemma Kidd, and I have to say her day cream with SPF in is one of the most gorgeous day creams I've ever used – highly recommended! Find out more on Monday with Alison Young.
Now every so often in life, there comes a film that really strikes a chord with you. You know the sort I mean – like 'Bridget Jones Diary', 'Groundhog Day', 'Pretty Woman', 'Working Girl', 'Bridesmaids'… Well I'm now adding 'One Day' to the list.
It's based on the incredibly successful novel by David Nicholls. In February when I was away in Gran Canaria, I was gripped by the story, and couldn't put my Kindle down. Now it's not your typical Mills & Boon romance, that's for sure. But I couldn't wait to see the film. Specially having been recommended to it by a lovely pal I've known for many years, Johnny P.
God, did I boo hoo! Won't give too much away as you might see it – but suffice to say, there are a couple of people in everyone's life I'm sure, who will come to mind when you watch this film. So here's this week's film trailer, and I hope if you go see it, you like it as much as I did! (even getting over the slightly weird accent every so often from Anne Hathaway!). Let me know. A definite eight and three quarters out of ten for me!
If you've been following me on facebook or reading the recent comments on here you'll be aware of why it's particularly poignant! But onwards and upwards as they say! Have a great week and see you soon!
P.S. Here's that other funny! Well, Susie laughed!!