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March 7th, 2013

Last week I went back to my roots and held the first of my new Monday morning exercise classes in our village hall. It’s been a very long time since I’d last done something like this but it was fab! The class was quite a mix of abilities but everyone really got into the spirit and great fun was had by all. The highlight of the class was when a very young Bin Man (sorry – Council Refuse Collector) knocked on the door to ask one of the ladies to move her car as it was blocking the narrow road and I loudly announced that we were in the middle of our Pelvic Floor exercises – thank you very much! The poor guy turned a very distinct shade of beetroot red.

Big girls exam results were posted on Friday so by Saturday morning I was a basket case. I heard the postman and was in such a hurry to get the letter I jumped out of the downstairs window wearing only a vest top and pants. This week I have avoided the postman!

Kate, my exercise phobic assistant, has since confessed that she only came to the first class to support me but had so much fun that she came back again this week and has signed up for the whole course.

Other than that I have been extremely busy working on an exciting new project for NIVEA which is all coming to a head next week. I’ve only had time to do shortie workouts and on-the-go exercises whilst multi tasking. I did get to stay in a hand picked hotel in Brands Hatch though and used their Reebok Functional Training Zone. I was in complete Girl Fitness Heaven! it was totally my kind of gym – I loved everything about it and will definitely be going back.

The kids are back to school and peace reigns! I’m starting the week by seeing Personal Training clients in London – just to make sure they haven’t been naughty while I’ve been away!

Last week I taking part in a Photoshoot for the Breast Cancer Campaign to promote their exciting Girls vs Boys event in May.

After the excitement of that, it’s back to the usual household chores – I still haven’t unpacked from my trip to Helsinki and now I have to re-pack for a trip to Germany this week. I’m going to be shown around the NIVEA laboratory’s in Hamburg to meet the Scientists and have Sushi at my favorite restaurant(Oh the joy of being cooked for)

Back at the Maxwell Zoo I’ve been trying to improve the eating habits of our older dog Sophie (who is a habitual bin-raider) – I’ve put her on quite a strict diet with only carrots for treats, however instead of embracing her new healthy lifestyle, Sophie decided to totally embarrass me by breaking into next door’s house and stealing a whole pat of butter off their kitchen work surface! This was followed up a couple of days later by a call from an angry local farmer to say that she was sampling their pig swill!