Baby showers, This Morning and my own little water baby!
Thank you soooo much for reading my blog!! This week has definitely been very busy!
My best friend Donna’s baby shower finally arrived and despite the weather we had a brilliant time!! We decorated and planned everything ourselves which was such good fun as we got to have a bit of bonding time and we managed to just about stick to the ‘Arabian Princess Tea Party’ theme which i was thrilled about…I love it when a plan comes together! Donna received some beautiful gifts and it was so lovely to see her with her family and friends, who are all getting very excited for the arrival of her baby girl. I have to say one of my favourite things was getting to spend some time with my amazing friends. I often liken our friendship to a marriage as we’ve been together for 20 years and still love each other just as much as we did when we were young, perhaps even more so now. We’ve gone through school, university, weddings, babies and heartbreak together and come out the other side still smiling and as strong as ever. I think what’s special about our group is that we are so individual, we all bring something completely different to the table which makes for a very interesting dynamic…and some very interesting arguments/situations/moments of mischief over the years ha ha.
I had a visit to This Morning with some of the other Emmerdale cast members this week. Its always so lovely to see Phil and Holly as they are so nice. I have to be very honest and say I’m a little bit in awe of both of them but for very different reasons. I think Philip Schofield is simply amazing, he’s such a fantastic presenter, he’s always so calm and collected and seems completely unflappable, especially when he’s live. Holly is just gorgeous, I genuinely spent half of the time she was speaking to me thinking ‘oh my god she’s so beautiful!’. It’s a wonder I actually came up with anything to say. I think she’s a fantastic role model for young women. She juggles work and motherhood and always seems like she’s having good fun, whilst remaining completely professional. She’s definitely the girl you’d like to be friends with.
This morning Matthew Wolfenden and I did a couple of interviews for Daybreak and Lorraine. As we were in the Emmerdale studios it was a ‘down the line’ live link, which is always a bit weird as you can only hear the presenters. You also have to wear an earpiece so that you can hear the director in the gallery down at the London studios. This always makes me feel a little bit crazy as you’ll be having a conversation and suddenly you start hearing voices and people counting down as they get ready to throw to you for your feature. In January I covered the very lovely Richard Arnold’s Entertainment slot on daybreak which was such good fun and a huge learning experience. Having the responsibility of delivering the latest showbiz news in a live environment was quite nerve wracking so much so that even now hearing the daybreak music still gives me butterflies.
Freddie had his final Water Babies lesson this week, which was really sad because it made me realise how much he’s grown and that he’s not a baby anymore. We first started his classes when he was just 11 wks old as we knew we were going on holiday and I wanted him to be confident in the water. I’m so glad we did it whilst he was so young as now he absolutely loves having his baths and swimming. With the Water Babies course you can opt for your child to take part in an under water photo shoot, which we chose to do. It was absolutely amazing to see my little baby, under water and swimming by himself despite only being a matter of months old. I admit I did cry when I saw the picture as he looked so independent!
He’ll definitely be able to put all of his lessons into practice next week as we will finally be on our hols, which means that it will probably be a few weeks before you hear anything from me…enjoy the peace I say ha ha! Love Natalie xx