Oh my goodness, where is this year going? I can’t believe it’s already April and Easter this weekend. The way my schedule has fallen means I will be with you for the whole of the weekend and Monday…at least it will keep me away from the chocolate Easter eggs!
I have been down in Swansea with Daniel for the past few days although I haven’t seen much of him really as I arrived late afternoon Saturday and he has been working of course, including a trip to London on Tuesday to play the Arsenal academy boys, meaning he didn’t get home until almost ten.
I don’t mind though as I have plenty to do still for my book that is coming out next month and writing for the sequel. I didn’t get as much writing done as I should have, only about 3,000 words, but I am not someone who can force the writing – I have to feel in the mood. I’ve a few months yet before I need to start worrying too much about the sequel.
So today was Daniel’s day off and I suggested going to find Rhossilli Bay, which is supposed to be the ninth-most beautiful beach in the world. I’m so glad we went – it certainly lives up to its billing. The weather wasn’t fantastic but at least the high winds and driving rain from earlier in the week had abated and it was actually fairly warm with an occasional patch of blue sky.
We had lunch first at the Bay Bistro. The food was delicious with lots of veggie options – I think I will try a lava-bread burger next time – and then we walked along the path on top of the cliffs. We had intended to go down onto the beach but we couldn’t see the path until that is we were almost back at the car park. There was a great big sign on the road that said BEACH / TRE ATH! Oh well, at least we will know for next time (and there will definitely be a next time) AND I’ve learnt another Welsh word.
Daniel is settling in very well in Swansea and I was able to bring him a little gift for his flat this time, courtesy of Julie Bates from Peony Flowers. She had kindly sent me a couple of phalenopsis orchids, which are featuring on our show together at 7pm Easter Monday.
I opened the boxes and Sophie immediately commandeered one for the new flat she is yet to find! I thought it was only fair to bring the other one for Daniel and I think it looks great on the console table in his hallway. Hold on a minute… didn’t Julie send them for me?!?!
Well, I need to hit the road shortly if I’m going to be back in time for dinner… I wonder what Sophie is planning to cook for me? Actually she has been really poorly with the flu this week so it might be me making dinner.
I hope you can join me tomorrow at 5pm and 6pm, and then Saturday for Yankee Candles, Veronese and Molton Brown at 1pm, 3pm and 4pm respectively. I have Practical Ideas and Kipling on Sunday and then Monday is Founders Day… twenty-two years since QVC UK was incorporated as a company. As I said at the beginning of my blog, where does the time go?
I hope you all have a lovely weekend and indulge yourselves a little. I might have to try some of this… who needs an Easter egg!?!