On Saturday night Mr M and I were lucky enough to attend the magnificant Pink Ribbon Ball at The Dorchester in London in aid of the Breast Cancer campaign. Mr M was suitably tickled pink to discover that the incredible Paloma Faith was not only singing at the event but was sharing our table. I’m feeling slightly jealous because as soon as we got home he downloaded her album to his ipad and has been playing it on a loop ever since! For myself, although meeting Paloma was wonderful, the highlight of my night was meeting Peppa Pig’s mum – the very lovely Morwenna Banks.
We had a little bit of drama midweek – first I got the time wrong for the youngest Maxwell’s school play and turned up an hour late to find that it had already finished. I was so traumatised by this that on getting home I promptly lost our only set of carkeys and had to ask a friend to drive me back to school for the eldest Maxwell’s appearance in yet another school production, (I was an hour early for that one though!). This morning I was cleaning out the Guinea Pig cage, and there they were – innocently snuggled in the straw and droppings!
On the dog front, things have been surprisingly peaceful this week, but I’m sure it won’t last! Sophie is well but starting to get quite stiff with the change to autumn weather, however Glucosamine and regular walks are helping enourmously.
On the fitness front my love affair with Crossfit has the progressed beyond the Honeymoon period. I’m finding it harder and harder to fit into my lifestyle and have started to slip back into my usual comfortable routine of 20 minute bursts of ‘pick and mix’ exercise that I can fit into my daily routine. I’m booked in again for crossfit next week and will keep trying!
Gary – our doggy left on the doorstep, continues to thrive and fit into our canine family. The only troublesome element seems to be Barney next door who’s nose is still distinctly out of joint – there he was quite happy as number two dog around the neighbourhood and Master of the Guinea Pigs until Gary turned up. The two of them haven’t yet worked out that two brains are better than one, and that if they formed an alliance they could very quickly launch a joint offensive on the Guinea Pig run!
When Gary first turned up I wondered if he had formerly been a racing Greyhound – I got my answer yesterday. I was taking him for a walk when a noise like a gun going off sounded from the neighbour’s field and before I knew it, Gary was off racing across the field with me on the other end of the lead! That was one very fast and very muddy way of getting exercise!
The Breast Cancer Campaign’s Girls v Boys running event was launched this week – I’m captain of the girls’ team and England rugby player Chris Cracknell is captain of the boys and we have to race each other – I’m really not looking forward to that!! If you want to join in it’s on the 20th May in Southwark Park, London SE16 at 11am. You just need to get together with a member of the opposite sex and challenge each other to a 5k race. There can only be one winner! To register go to www.breastcancercampaign.org
The Grazia photo shoot I did for the NIVEA Reebok Easy Tone workout came out this week (26th March issue) and I’m really pleased with it – especially the totally fab jacket I got to wear – such a shame I don’t get to keep the clothes!
Later on in the week I’m at the Ideal Home exhibition, again for the Reebok Easy Tone challenge. Timewise it really is going to be a challenge as mid way through I have to rush out to go and record some voiceovers before rushing back for the last session at the show!
At least Spring is officially here now and Easter is on the way – my assistant Kate came looking for me earlier with some papers to sign and found me spray painting Easter gift baskets in the garden – as I always say – it’s all about fitting it in!