I mentioned last blog that Toby had visited the vets – well I'm delighted to report that all went very well. He had 3 nasty lumps removed from his back, had a troublesome dew claw removed and other things removed that still make a grown man wince!
So all in all he went through it a bit. The good news is that our vet did a wonderful job and Toby healed very quickly and the results regarding the lumps were all clear. The picture is of Toby after the op – he's now back to his bouncing best!
I was in Devon and Somerset last weekend as I caught up with Jack's rugby tour – I was a very good boy and hardly touched a drop of anything alcoholic, as I had obviously driven down myself and I wanted to keep my mind clear for the gems!
It sure knows how to rain in the West Country but that never detracts from the beautiful scenery. We stayed at the surfing stronghold of Croyde and the surf didn't disappoint. I say that as I could see the boys freezing in the water whilst I stood with other heroic parents cuddling a warm mug of coffee. The pic, by the way, is of Saunton Sands, taken from the road to Croyde Bay.
I was delighted to present an hour from the Real Pie Company on Thursday and viewers on the day would remember that I enthusiastically ate my way through the hour until I was rudely interrupted by the fire alarm! I'm sure viewers could hear the bell, even over my chomping, but when the bell didn't stop we started to realise our minutes on-air were numbered.
It's not unusual for us to regularly test the systems and the bell stops after a short time but on Thursday it didn't – so we hurriedly left the building and amassed safely outside, yes that's right the whole building, buyers, planners, engineers, camera ops, floor staff, the whole lot, even a group of bemused ladies who were attending a customer event with bareMinerals !
It was a false alarm, but QVC always takes such things very seriously, as they should. I later spoke to Pipa, who was hosting the customer event and we had to laugh – as hosts we go through the usual health and safety details during our intro and we usually finish with a "don't worry it's never happened before!!" comment. Oooops! Famous last words!
Have you surfed or visited Croyde? Would love to hear if you have.
Stay happy and well,