I hope you’ve had a great couple of weeks? Mine has involved a couple of red carpet events, judging ladies day at Kempton race course, personal training sessions, a week filming in Spain and organising a baby shower! I’ve also been trying to persevere with the Gro Clock to try to stop Rocco waking up so early. Here I am going to report about it all…
I was privileged to be invited to the launch of Ella Jade Interior design show room in north west London. The event dress code was ‘Black Tie and Cocktail dresses’ so what better excuse than to wear a beautiful floor length black and lace gown from ‘Cristallini’. It was absolutely gorgeous and with some trusty pull in pants, my stomach looked reasonably flat… We can’t all look as fabulous as Abby Clancy did just 12 weeks after giving birth! Did you see those photos? It certainly made me feel pretty awful about my post baby body, and I’ve literally been working my butt off with John Beeby for two months. Some of us (or possibly most of us) just aren’t that lucky… anyway I digress, the dress was gorgeous and I felt fabulous. Their collection is totally worth checking out.
Immediately after the event I drove to Bristol to film my last two episodes in the current series of ‘Cowboy Builders & Bodge Jobs’. I’ve really enjoyed filming the shows. We’ve managed to help some really deserving families by completing some incredible room make overs.
After making over two houses in Bristol, it was then time for me to get ‘made over’ myself as I headed to the races at Kempton to judge ‘Best Dressed’ for Ladies day. Feeling the pressure to look good myself (as I knew I would be being judged), I decided to wear a long black and white dress from MIMI Tran Design. I teamed it up with a simple black fascinator from ‘Lucindas’ (one of my local shops), and some beautiful diamonds from www.diamond-boutique.co.uk. My lovely friend (hair and make-up artist) Catherine Legg put my hair up in a messy up do. Here are a few pics of me at the event…
The winning lady had travelled all the way from Liverpool and I thought she looked fabulous in her outfit which she told me was from Coast.
I bumped in to Toby Anstis from Heart radio who was DJ’ing at the event. He is such a lovely guy.
The following morning the passports were packed and myself, Rocco and Tahlia headed to Spain for another week of filming in the sunshine.
I actually think because I am abroad filming every other week at the moment I’m not having much luck with the Gro Clock. Rocco doesn’t wake until 7am when we are abroad because we are one hour ahead, but then we come back to UK and it throws him. All the travel with the children does have other benefits though. Rocco has starting to pick up some Spanish and really impressed Alex when we came home and said “Hola, Como estas! Gracias”.
I can’t believe in just two months he will be two and I already got a great little birthday party planned.
After my week in the sun (well actually we experienced some torrential rain), I landed back in Blighty and hosted a baby shower for my friend who is due to have her first baby in 4 weeks. Having hosted two myself, I had a pretty good idea of what to do. I organised a vintage afternoon tea for everyone, and had a beautiful cake and cup cakes made. Everyone enjoyed drinking Shloer all afternoon which was the perfect non-alcoholic drink! I also organised for a massage therapist to treat everyone to a hand and foot massage, and we played the baby food game guessing the flavours. The afternoon was a success and the mummy to be enjoyed herself.
As I left the baby shower, I was excited to see the launch photos of the Bizzi Growin blankets at a baby trade show in Europe. As you can see the stand features two ladies who you might recognise?
This coming week I am in the UK, so I will be training hard with John Beeby, on my mission to loose my last 1st and 3lbs. Then at the weekend I am off to Tuscany to film so hopefully next time I will be reporting from the sunshine!
I hope you all have a brilliant week.