I've been trying to decide what to write about in my next blog, and struggling to come up with a theme as I haven't really done anything exciting lately. That's my excuse for not having written for a while – that and being pretty full on at work. Actually, I realised that sometimes we need a while when not much happens. My batteries feel well and truly run down at the moment and a few weeks without filling every day to the brim with things to do and places to go has been what I've needed.
I asked Simon Biagi the other day whether it was normal to have to stop on my drive home for fear of falling asleep (in the middle of the afternoon!) He said it happens to him too, sometimes, so maybe it's just a symptom of our early starts, but he suggested I take some vitamin B12, which can help with feelings of tiredness. Tova, his wife, has a health and wellbeing shop and Simon knows about these things!
Next day he turned up with a small brown bottle full of fluid to drop under my tongue, and I have to say only a couple of days later and I was certainly feeling a bit livelier.
I do try to look after myself, and I'm eating healthily at the moment, losing weight with Slim-Be helping me follow the two-day diet plan (both available on QVC, although the book has sold out twice on the Morning Show.) I'm not doing much exercise as I'm seeing the physio at the moment for a couple of niggling injuries, but I do manage to take Barney for his walks. Now the sun is making the occasional appearance it will help replenish vitamin D stores in our bodies – something else we all need to feel our best, but many of us are probably rather low in after the long dark winter we have now hopefully left behind us.
Getting out into our local countryside is a sure way of lifting my spirits, and good weather helps, of course. This last weekend was beautiful, and I was able to enjoy some of it with Ali Keenan. Now that she lives so much closer to me we can meet up more often and we had a lovely Sunday afternoon walk together with Barney along the River Thames, ending up in a pub for a coffee together. I love to take photos as Iwalk, and have a few here for you – you may not recognise Barney as he has had his spring haircut! He must be weighed down by his heavy coat when it's long – he always has so much energy when he's just been shorn, and I don't think it's just to keep warm! For a dog who is almost 14 he is still very lively. Maybe I should try a severe haircut rather than the vitamins!
I hope you are feeling well and enjoying life. I must get off to bed – it's late and I'm up early tomorrow for the Morning Show. Hope to see you there!