I wonder if my horoscope at the moment is predicting lots of travel? If so, it would definitely be right! Last week my daughter Sophie and I went on a road trip 'up north'! We started by dropping Sophie's Nana back in Spalding after a visit, and then headed for the North East.
I've only ever been to the area once previously when I filmed a video for Bass. We filmed in a series of public houses, one of which was in Middlesborough. We were heading for a place called Saltburn where Sophie has friends… in particular an adorable 'staffie' called Sasha.
We were very lucky with the weather, sunny but very very cold, particularly when walking Sasha on the beach or sitting drinking hot chocolate on the pier. It's a good job I had my infamous 'jolly green giant jacket' to keep me warm!
As you will know if you read my blogs regularly I am really more of a cat person, but Sasha is an incredibly well behaved and loving dog, and it was sooooo sad when we were leaving on Monday evening – look at those eyes!!!!!!!
We headed across to Manchester from Saltburn to visit a friend of Sophie's who had a baby just before Christmas – unbelievably little Ava weighs less at 2 months than Sophie and Daniel did when they were born! Our final stop was in Tamworth where we called in to see Keeley from Elemis and her lovely little boy Kaya. Kaya really loves the Disney Channel and at one point had all three of us up dancing with Mickey and friends – very relieved there is no video evidence!!!!
Incidentally, speaking of cats and dogs, do remember to check out the Butler & Wilson TSV on Sunday – you have a choice of cats, sausage dog or turtle… I think the turtle is my favourite. Simon isn't very happy with me, which I am sure he will mention, as it has been decided I can't do the TSV launch as I'm travelling out to LA for the Red Carpet Glamour filming… you could say I'm in the 'dog house'. I just spoke to him though and he is on good form, and I have left him a little something red and black to bring him luck LOL!
So next time I write I will be in LA finding out how the celebrities get ready for 'the red carpet'. I'll try and pick up a few tips that us mere mortals can put to good use when we have a special occasion to go to. And if you need a new dress join me tonight at midnight as we kick off Spring Fashion Weekend with a floral Ronnie Nicole dress…