It’s only a week and a half until Honey’s second birthday, and I’m really struggling to remember where the last two years have gone! With Easter behind us and the May Bank Holiday to look forward to (even though I’ll be working) it’s time Colin and I booked our summer break!
We’ve decided on the island of Gozo but plan to spend a few days in Malta first. It’s not a country either of us have visited before, but mum had a holiday some 20 years or so ago there, and said it was beautiful. Do let me know if you’ve been, and if you can recommend restaurants or places to visit? We’d really appreciate it.
Thanks so much for all your lovely comments on the last blog, and for all the marvellous tweets you sent to Charlie and I during the Diamonique Day Finale last Wednesday. It was a busy but fun three hours, and in case you missed it, this is when I rather unkindly denied Charlie the chance of a snack…
I have of course felt more than a little remorseful since then, so I made it up to him by providing him with some homemade snacks. As you can see, he has now forgiven me…
I love my job Actually if you weren’t able to be with us I’m delighted to say that I will be showing you the 9ct gold solitaire ring and earrings this Tuesday at 8pm in my regular show. As always great prices but not a huge amount of stock!
I made the most of my Easter break, and had a lovely couple of days with Lucy and Honey. We had lunch in a local pub, where they served the most delicious cheese on toast – Honey’s food of choice! As you can see she loves cheese almost as much as she loves olives!
We’ve got a day planned at Legoland later this week, although the weather looks a tad grey, but Lucy’s bringing waterproofs and wellingtons, and Honey will provide the sunshine. I have fond memories that are still surprisingly razor sharp, of taking my three to Legoland when Lucy would only have been about eight years old. It poured with rain that day, but the children had a ball, and I am sure Honey will enjoy it just as much.
We had a real mix of weather over the Easter weekend when we drove down to see Roz and Chris in Dorset. It had been a while since we were last there, and it’s always a treat to escape to the heart of the countryside where we enjoy being spoiled rotten by them with fab food and good times together.
Talking of which, this pheasant was desperate to join us for tea and cake on Saturday afternoon!
Roz had celebrated her birthday just the week before, and as the weather was so glorious, she and Chris had walked from Studland Bay around the coastline and back again, in the bright sunshine. She knows how much I love the sea, and so on Sunday we set off to do the same. It was incredibly warm when we arrived, but the clouds blew in, and it was pretty parky for a while along the cliff tops! That said, it was so worth it to see Harry’s Rocks and even the Isle of Wight when the clouds lifted.
Roz and Chris have very kindly set up a year’s subscription to Coast Magazine for me for my birthday, and it’s an absolute eye opener to see how many stunning beaches and cliff walks there are around the UK. I think Colin and I may well be exploring further!
I don’t tend to venture too far when I’m on my regular walks, but my oncologist has told me that exercise is really good to help with the bone discomfort from my meds. I do have my AeroPilates that I use regularly, but I love getting out in the fresh air. I saw these beautiful tanzanite coloured bluebells while I was out in the fields, and wondered why they looked so different to the ones I have growing in my garden. Apparently it’s because my strain of bluebells (the pale ones) are from Holland, whereas the vibrant blue are native to the UK. Interesting!
Something else in a very attractive shade of blue is this beautiful Radley handbag – my TSV for Saturday 29th April. The other four colours are black, neutral, summer red and tan, and not only does it have a great shape but the quality and finishing on the soft leather is exquisite!
Just the right size to fit everything you need, and I particularly like the handles that allow you to wear it over the shoulder without a shoulder strap. At under £135 for a designer bag it’s an excellent price, considering it would normally retail for £199! I hope you can join me on Saturday when you will see it in more detail.
I did a bit of shopping with my mum on Friday last week, when we both went in search of new breast prostheses. Poor mum had been struggling with one that was far too heavy and not the right size, but we managed to rectify that, and also found a new version of my old boob ‘Beryl’! We celebrated our successful trip with a toasted chicken and bacon sandwich and some delicious coffee. Thanks Mum
I’ll sign off now as I need to get my washing in – it’s just started to rain! Do drop me a line when you get a moment, and I will always get back to you. Enjoy the Bank Holiday wherever you are, and whoever you are with, and thanks as always for supporting this blog and me.
With my love,