I’ve been having great fun at the Ideal Home Show in the last week presenting the Reebok Easytone Challenge. There was a great response to my presentation with lots of people joining in with enthusiasm!
Prior to this, at the weekend, I was delighted to receive my own copy of the Reebok workout DVD, and even more so when my youngest proceeded to work his way through all the exercises copying his mum on screen! This was great as I do believe that it is so important to get kids interested in fitness from an early age.
Well they say Pride comes before a fall and my punishment for being mildly pleased with my published Reebok photoshoot in Grazia last week, is that this week I’ve developed full blown Hay Fever with consequent swollen face! My mortification was not helped this morning, when on seeing my face, my youngest (him again!) collapsed on the floor in fits of laughter! I’m back at the Ideal Home Show tomorrow – I think I may have to develop a new ‘paper bag on head’ routine!
The end of this week sees the start of the school Easter holidays and my eldest is off on a 6 day school trip. I decided that I would take a step back and allow her to pack her own luggage, however, without her knowing I sneaked a peak in her bag and was pleased to see she had her priorities right – the bag contained 3 pairs of knickers, a pair of trainers and a One Direction poster!!
Meanwhile I’m off to Spain next week to visit a very special lady and look at a wonderful new venue for this years’ Sarah Maxwell Retreats. My hubby isn’t too pleased, but only because it means with both of us gone he’ll now be in sole charge of the Guinea Pigs!
Gary continues to thrive and I would say that his paws are now firmly under the dining room table. I have to laugh sometimes – when Barney comes round, the house now resembles Battersea Dogs Home!
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!