It’s been another crazily busy week for me both on and off air. It all started with a group of us from QVC going to watch Lulu in concert at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. I took my daughter Sophie as she so enjoyed the last Lulu concert we went to at the Hammersmith Apollo.
Once again Lulu was incredible! There was no support act so she did two forty-five minute slots either side of an interval. It was a melodic mix of old Lulu hits and some of the new tracks she has penned for her latest album. Watching her it is almost impossible to believe she is in her sixties and has now been in the music industry for FIFTY years! Simply amazing.
I was also very impressed that three of the QVC girls who had done the Moonwalk the previous night were in attendance; Jackie Kabler, Ali Keenan and Debs Flint. They had had zero sleep the night before but still turned out to support Lulu – brilliant, and well done to the whole QVC team for their efforts.
Sophie and I arrived home just before midnight and decided to stay up for the official launch of my book on Kindle. It was a very exciting moment, marked by a good luck card, a mini bottle of champagne and my book cover for the paperback thoughtfully framed courtesy of Chris.
Unbelievably I had my first review on Amazon with twenty-four hours, and gratifyingly it was five stars. Those of you who are waiting for the paperback, it will be out next month and available to order online or through bookshops.
Unfortunately my back has still been playing up. It had been easing slightly thanks to Nurofen, arnica gel and Pilates – don’t miss the Aeropilates mini series starting tonight at 8pm – but on Tuesday it was incredibly painful after a visit to the hairdressers. On that subject, thanks for the lovely feedback on my new, slightly shorter hairstyle.
I managed to get an appointment with an osteopath for Thursday morning before my scheduled hospital appointment at UCLH. I have never visited an osteopath before so imagine my surprise when he said, ‘Strip down to your undies!’ Thank goodness I wasn’t wearing my boil-wash bra! I have to go back on Wednesday – would it be odd if I wore a bikini?
I then went up to London for my CML check-up. It was the first time I had seen my professor since my fantastic row of 0000’s! When I walked in he punched the air and it made me realise that remission is as big an achievement for the consultant guiding your treatment as it is for the person receiving it. He was quite taken aback when I gave him a BIG hug before I left his office. I still have to stay on my higher dose of medication for now but hopefully we can start to reduce soon and potentially come off it in two years if I stay in remission.
I am really looking forward to my weekend off after such a busy time but really sad to be missing the Molton Brown TSV on bank holiday Monday – oh well, I guess I’ll just have to watch (and order) from home. I will however be part of the Elemis twentieth anniversary shows at the end of next week.
How fab are these biscuits they have had made especially to celebrate the occasion … must confess I already ate one as I was really hungry after all my to-ing and fro-ing yesterday, which also included a radio interview with Radio Gorgeous, which I’ll tell you more about next week.
I hope you all have a really enjoyable bank holiday weekend… I have a very important football match to attend: Crystal Palace v Swansea City in the last game of the season. I wonder who Daniel, my son, will be supporting??? No, I think I know! Let’s hope Palace can repeat their fantastic performance against Liverpool and maybe even finish in the top half of the table.
Really must dash now. Thanks to those of you who have already bought my book – the link to my Facebook page is here if you would like to.