It’s been an extremely busy week and I’ve been rushing around doing all sorts of fun things. Knowing that it was going to be a hectic one though, I spent Monday doing one of my favourite things… Having afternoon tea with a girlfriend. Yes, me and my gorgeous friend Lauren took ourselves off to The Sanderson hotel and stuffed ourselves silly with their Mad Hatter themed delights. To start with the mint chocolate chip tea was deliciously yummy – and then the sandwiches, cakes and scones that followed didn’t disappoint. Obviously Lauren (who’s one of my longest serving friends) was blooming marvellous too. It was a marvellous start to the week.
I’m still not allowed to tell you too much about the new project I’m working on, but I will tell you that this week it involved me going along to visit the lovely ladies of the Amersham A Capella choir. You’ll be able to watch what I got up to there very soon so I won’t say too much – but what I can tell you is that I cried and laughed. It was an extremely funny evening…
My mum and dad’s birthdays are a day apart, so on Friday me and Buzz went to Essex for lunch with my mum and Mario at The Shepherd and Dog – another tasty treat. Funnily enough Buzz has now got the hang of calling me if I’m not in the room. This led to him shouting out ‘Mama’ so loudly when I was in the loo that I heard him through two sets of doors! Haaaa! He’s generally happy and content in restaurants though (as long as he has food in front of him) and thankfully the restaurant was fairly quiet at that point. In fact, no one seemed to bat an eyelid. It was a lovely afternoon – Buzz always loves being somewhere new and enjoys having a good nose around.
The next day my dad turned sixty and celebrated with a big meal with family and friends in Giacomo’s in Sevenoaks. The restaurant is run by an Italian family and the food they serve is exactly what we’d eat back in Italy – so I can totally understand why my dad chose to celebrate there.
The wonderful Juliet Sear also helped us mark the occasion by making one of her special ‘this is your life’ creations – a beautiful two tiered cake with pictures of dad and his favourite things from over the years. It really was a remarkable cake. Once again Juliet has helped us to celebrate with something spectacular!
And to finish the week I decided to go along and see McBusted play Fusion festival child free!! Yes, I left Buzz with Aunty Giorgie and Uncle Chickpea and headed to Birmingham so that I could watch Tom and the boys play without having to worry about our little man (who was asleep by 6:45 and didn’t stir until the following morning). I love watching Tom up onstage enjoying himself and always feel immensely proud of him and the band. It certainly made a difference being able to just stand and watch with the rest of the girls rather than fussing over the little one… And the cuddles I got from Buzz the next morning were out of this world! I was so happy to see that he’d missed me.
Right, a week of work is ahead of me so I’d better get my head down!