Oh dear!! I have avoided writing anything about England's performance in the World Cup as after the first match against the USA, it was clear that we were not at our best (to put it mildly!!). We were lucky to make it through the group stages but it was entirely our own fault that we came up against Germany at all in the last 16 cos we didn't win our group.
OK there was the debacle of the 'goal that never was' but even so we were only trailing by one goal at half time when I had to stop watching to go 'on air' and present one of the Elemis 15th Anniversary shows.
To be honest I'm quite pleased I missed the disappointment of going out of the World Cup and anyway I love working with Keeley, and after the show I was cheered up by having a cuddle and a play with her adorable little boy Kaya. I can hardly believe he has just turned 1! He is such a contented baby and already walking a little and talking. It's interesting to watch the way that children develop so differently even when they are siblings.
Daniel never crawled at all, he tried it but just got frustrated as he went backwards, so by 10 months he was up on his feet taking his first steps. On the other hand Sophie was a 'speedy gonzalez' when it came to crawling and didn't take her first steps until a couple of days after her first birthday. I think Sophie talked earlier than Daniel though… well she is female!!
Anyway, back to the World Cup. I'm still watching as I'm a football fan and hoping that Spain can win as I like the way they play. I have a sneaking suspicion though that this might be Argentina's tournament, after all they do have the likes of Messi and Milito the latter of whom was almost a Crystal Palace player the last time we were in the Premiership… I'm not joking!
Good luck to Andy Murray this afternoon at Wimbledon, let's hope he makes the final. I'm off to make the birthday cake I promised Alison Young – I don't normally do coffee and walnut so I hope it turns out OK.
Much love, Julia x