I can't believe it's a week since I wrote my last blog and two weeks since we moved into the cottage… it seems to be true that time moves faster when you are older! We are still a bit disorganised, with a few boxes still to be unpacked and lots of things without a permanent home, but at least we now have a phone, broadband and satellite TV… thanks Sky for excellent customer service, much better than our previous provider and half the price!
This week has been busy sorting out a block paving company to create some parking spaces for us, a gardener to clear the front to make room for the parking spaces, and a tree specialist to do a bit of pruning and trimming.
We have also discovered the cause of a nasty whiff that we were getting occasionally so we'll get the plumber onto that next week! The cats are still getting on really well together, although they have to sleep in separate rooms as Wilfy is still on kitten food and Poppy tends not to eat all her food in one go so he would probably finish hers off!
He sleeps in the conservatory which adjoins the kitchen, but we have found his basket and his QVC teddy next to the door of the room Poppy sleeps in a few times, so maybe he is lonely.
I haven't mentioned football for a while but thought I would just let you know that Chris is still our lucky talisman. He picked me up after my Mally and Honora shows last Saturday to go to Selhurst Park. It was the first time we had driven from there and it took AGES but we were there in time for kick-off and it was worth it as we won 1 – 0 (apologies to Rose but we needed the points).
He hasn't seen Palace lose at home this season so I immediately asked him what he is doing next Tuesday… coming to the game now! Our season tickets are on row 4 and the roof on the Main Stand where we sit ends above row 4 so we always pray that it won't be raining… we've been pretty lucky so far!
And so to the Beauty Bash which I attended yesterday along with Debs Flint, Miceal, and my roomie Marverine. It was a new venue, on the site of the Old Billingsgate fish market and I must say I think it is the best venue we have had. We had around 70 of our beauty brands in attendance, lots of them offering treatments and all of them offering advice, along with our beauty expert Ali Young.
It was lovely to meet so many of you there and thanks for coming up to talk to me. I had met one or two of you before at other events, including my book launch party at Butler & Wilson last year, but it still caught me by surprise when Winnie asked, "How is your lovely Chris?" He is lovely, he remembered our 36th anniversary last Sunday without prompting from me and bought me a card, which I had forgotten to do, and some chocolates… he is definitely a 'good un'!
This weekend is our first Beauty Weekend of the year and kicks off with a fab TSV from Decleor (cleanser, toner, Systeme Corps and big size of night balm)… hope they've ordered lots of stock as I'm not with Fiona until 7pm. Also, if you love Eyeko mascara you might want to tune in for the 8pm beauty show Saturday night… ssshhh I didn't tell you!
Enjoy your weekend,