This week I have done the unbelievable thing of leaving the house ON MY OWN! Yes, I know. Not a single attached person was in sight. Not only that but I managed to leave the house having showered, spruced myself up and then fit my postpartum body into a presentable outfit (baggy and comfy clothes still obviously, but I wasn’t in my PJs so that’s a bonus).
First P&G invited me along to the launch of their #thankyoumum campaign to coincide with the Rio 2016 Olympic Games which is now less than 100 days away. Whilst munching on afternoon tea at the Savoy (first time I’ve cheated on my sugar/gluten/dairy ban) we watched Gabby Logan interview Jessica Ennis-Hill and her Mum Alison Powell.
It was a fascinating chat for many reasons. Listening to how Alison raised an Olympian was one thing, but then hearing how Jessica’s training and determination has been affected since having her own child was equally as inspiring – if not more! What really touched me was how open they both were about their struggles and moments of doubt. I think it’s important for other mums to hear about the reality rather than just airbrushed highlights. It helps us all feel normal on those tougher days!
Next up I went along to breakfast with James Martin where it was revealed he’s gone into partnership with Asda (ban lifted, again). While discussing the new venture he and Andy Clarke (Asda’s CEO) each made a yummy strawberry gateaux. And who said men can’t multitask?! Anyway, it’s an interesting partnership and I’m looking forward to hearing more over the coming months.
Also this week:
…Mcfly announced their Anthology tour! Yes, they will be doing three nights in four cities where they’ll literally play through their back catalogue. Tickets went on sale on Friday and sold out within fifteen minutes (pretty epic). I think these shows are going to be incredibly special. I can’t wait for Buddy and Buzz to catch glimpses of their daddy on stage… Maybe in soundcheck though when it’s less overwhelming!
…despite the two cheats above and a cheeky chocolate biscuit at Emma Willis’s house, I’ve managed to keep on top of what I’m eating. I was finding it really easy, but I think as soon as you start bending the rules in any way it becomes tougher. I’ve been feeling so much better from it though, so that’s a good enough incentive for me to get back on top of things!
…We’ve been making the most of being outside and enjoying the sunshine. Although I can’t believe there’s also been snow! Crazy April showers!
Right, I have a ‘to do’ list that’s growing by the second so I best get cracking!
Hope you’re enjoying the bank holiday weekend!