I’ve just had my ninth hot flush of the day, the one at lunchtime self-induced as I met my mum and Joe for coffee and cake! Having just been told that the temperatures in Cyprus are in the high 40’s I’m in search for a REALLY big fan to take…
But never mind me, our gorgeous girl Rae went into labour on the hottest day of the year, yet she was a trooper and safely delivered our second granddaughter into the family! A huge welcome to baby Calla Lily whom we loved at first sight. You can see why can’t you?!
We’d been struggling to know what practical present to buy for mum and dad, but they were both delighted when Colin suggested the Dyson hot cold fan! It’s worked wonders and helped the little one to sleep through these humid nights. She is such a good little soul, Rae and Danny have taken to parenting like ducks to water. We feel truly blessed.
Little Honey managed really well without the fan when she came to stay with her mummy on Saturday night. It was such a lovely day and we had a barbeque and stayed out in the warm evening until it was bathtime. Then she was back in her special cot for the night, totally exhausted. The reason for this? Honey is now walking! I filmed this just as she came out of the bathroom bless her. She had a mouthful of bread, but it didn’t seem to affect her balance!
She looks more like her mummy everyday with those beautiful curls, and I feel so lucky to be making these memories. So many of you told me that the love I’d feel for my grandchildren would be extra special, and you are right. I felt completely fulfilled when bringing my three up, spending special times with them and loving them. Once they grew up and move away, as they always will, I believed that those feelings had been a gift and were memories to be cherished but not revisited. I was wrong. Little Honey makes me feel the way I did when Lucy, Sam and Jack were little, and I know she is in some small way a part of me. I am so proud to be her Nanny.
I do want to add, that I’m always aware that many of you don’t have children or grandchildren of your own, but thank you so much for telling me that you enjoy sharing these special moments on the blog, and that they make you smile. There will be plenty more to come I can promise you.
To those of you who entered the competition we set last week, I hope you were feeling lucky! It would have been great if we could have had prizes for you all, but I’m delighted to announce that Judith Lennon has won all these beauty goodies! Congratulations!
Of course there are beauty bargains galore to be had in our Back to Beauty School day. I hope you’ve managed to snap a few up. I was delighted to have an hour with IT Cosmetics as their Bye Bye Redness has made an enormous difference to the heightened colour in my cheeks, as those of you who saw the on air demonstration will have seen! I hope you spotted my fab toe nail colour, as that is part of the OPI TSV collection! So summery, and a wonderfully polished finish. Even my manicurist decided she needed to buy one!
Before I head off to the amazingly arid island that is Cyprus, I wanted to show you my beautiful pots in the garden. Richard Jackson’s Flower Power has surpassed itself and this is the best display I have ever had. However, we’re away for 10 days, and although I’ve just invested in a self-watering system, I’m a tad worried that they may struggle! I’ll let you know how they get on.
Do keep in touch, and I’m sure I will be able to keep up with you via my Ipad – WiFi permitting. Take good care, and those of you who have been struggling of late, I very much hope that life will turn a corner and you will once more feel the sun on your back.
With my love,