I’m starting my new job this week!
So this week I start my new job! So excited! Finally finally I can tell you! I have been cast in a brand new BBC drama series - Ordinary Lies. It’s set in the offices of a motor showroom, and is about the little white lies that people tell and how they can spiral out of control. The writing is amazing (the series is written by Emmy and BAFTA winner Danny Brocklehurst) and there’s a fantastic cast including Mackenzie Crook, Max Beesley, Jason Manford and Sally Linsday. My character is called Tracey, but I can’t tell you anything else about her just yet, don’t want to give anything away! I’m honoured to be working with such a talented group of actors and can’t wait to start filming… Oh and another great thing about this job is that it’s being filmed in my home town of Manchester! Yep, it’s back up the M6 for me for a while…! Here’s me in the make up chair trying out some looks for Tracey, and randomly after I read through the script, I bumped into someone wearing the leather jacket from my Lipsy collection. She looked great! I was well chuffed :-) In other news my daddy Mike came down to spend the weekend with me. We had a lovely time together and went to Sheesh in Chigwell for dinner which is one of my favourite places to eat in Essex. Here’s me with my dad… My next wave of the #lipsylovemichelle collection was released this week too. You can buy it in store and online this week. I wore this outfit out to Faces on Saturday with Mark, you can get the skirt from www.lipsy.co.uk. When I was up in Manchester for the read through I got the chance to see some of my bestest girlfriends. We went to this great ‘urban pub’ in the city centre called Beef and Pudding. It has been recommended to me by a few people so I had to try it in. Firstly – LOVE the name and secondly – LOVE the food. Deeeeeelish Sunday Roasts, hearty British dishes and it’s very reasonably priced… the only criticism I have is that I got a parking ticket because I went five measly minutes over. Boooooo! Fines aside we had a great giggle and have started planning the hen do for next year woohoo! Check out www.beefandpudding.co.uk and make sure you allocate enough parking time to your car :-))) I also popped into town to get these gorgeous bits from Boux Avenue. How cute are these?!! I also got this gorgeous tomato red dress from Blonde and Ginger, love the style and cut. It’s very smart and could be worn for a dinner date or a business meeting. On Wednesday Mark came to Manchester for a few days and I decided to treat us to some very special pampering so I booked us into our favourite spa over in Huddersfield called Titanic. It was soooooooo nice!!! He had a full body massage to ease his muscles after all the dance training he’s been doing, and I had a Decleor Aromassage and an Elemis Visible Brilliance Facial, and my skin looked so clear and radiant after. We also went into their snugly relaxation room to have a snooze and enjoyed the heat and ice rooms which are great for circulation and for cleansing your pores. If you’re feeling run down, want a first class pamper, or just need a to unwind for a day I recommend Titanic in spades – Go to www.titanicspa.com for more info. Until next week. All my love, Michelle xxx