This weeks blog comes to you from France (Brittany infact), and although it’s sunny it is freezing cold. I don’t think I have ever filmed A Place in the Sun and had to scrape ice off the car windscreen in the morning before driving to location! Saying that I do love France. The food great, the wine is lovely and the countryside is beautiful. A downside is the Internet connection isn’t so great which has meant there has been a delay in sending over my blog and photos!
This weekend it is my birthday and I can’t wait to see Alex and the children. Alex has planned a surprise weekend which I am really looking forward to. Usually the children travel with me when I am filming, but because I knew it was going to be cold and quite isolated this week, I thought it would be more beneficial for them to be at home. Before I left, I lined up a week of exciting outings for them and so far they have visited Hobbledown Farm and Kidzania London.
Based in Epsom, Hobbledown is pretty local to us and I think it’s one of the best family days out you can have in Surrey. The children can have fun come rain or shine because there is a huge indoor Softplay, a variety of great outdoor play areas for different ages and lots of animals to see and interact with.
Hobbledown also hold lots of exciting events throughout the year and if you are looking for something to do with the children this Summer, it’s worth checking out their Gorilla Circus trapeze school. It’s running from Saturday July 23rd to Wednesday July 27th and as well as learning some high wire skills you will get to watch the pros perform their show.
Kidzania is a unique, interactive, educational experience whereby children have the opportunity to play, explore and learn about the adult world through role play. With over a 100 different immersive adventures, children have the opportunity to choose their own agenda. And although there aren’t any rides, they really do have so much fun whilst learning through real life adventures, all of which have been designed by educationalists.
Rocco loved dressing up in the little outfits and taking part in some of the experiments and by the end of the day he was completely exhausted. Kidzania really is a place like no other, and I can’t recommend it highly enough. Another great place to visit with the children over the Summer!
If any of you have been following my tweets or Instagram posts, you might have seen me referring to my new fitness app ‘Laura Hamilton’s Total Body Workout’. I’m really excited to be able to tell you my app will be available through the IPhone and Android in early May. The fitness program was put together by PT John Beeby (who in the past has trained Nicole Scherzinger) and we filmed it in Vilamoura, Portugal last week in somewhat warmer climes that France.
The villa was incredible, the sun shone, the hair and make up by Jo Delano was fab and the team were a lot of fun. I loved wearing the fitness gear from USA Pro’s new collection and also from Charli Cohen’s
Superhero range, all of which you will get to see in the app.
There will of course be an official launch and as soon as I am allowed to share some of the official photos with you I will…