Busy, busy, busy! My eyelids are so heavy right now I’m pretty sure my pillow is composed of 80% dry cement mix and 20% magic fairy dust. I literally cannot keep my eyes open, I can’t believe how much I’ve done this week. So Monday started off with a nice visit to Optimax Milton Keynes to have my eyes checked following my laser eye surgery three months ago, and thankfully all is well as my eyesight is actually better than 20/20 which is great. I have my final check in six weeks time and then I can be discharged from their care, so I will no longer be an out-patient but just a normal Joe-Blogs with superhuman eyesight. Stupendous.
On Tuesday I filmed at two studios in London for some very exciting prime-time TV shows and had an experience and a half to say the least! It’s all very hush hush until it airs so I have to sit on my hands and bite my lips right now to stop myself from typing/talking about it. But as I am a true professional, mum is most definitely the word and all will be revealed soon enough and you can be sure I’ll keep you up to date with it all. But for now let’s just say I did something I hadn’t done in twenty years whilst blindfolded!
I drove my delicious supercharged Mercedes across the country from Buckinghamshire to London and then to the border of Wales and back home again on my three-hundred-and-something-miles fifteen-hour day from start to finish and I slept like a baby when I got home. It was seriously fun driving on the motorway all day as I cranked Roll Deep up on my stereo, opened back the panoramic glass roof and glided my way through the traffic in the fast lane all the way. And like a moth to the flame I couldn’t help but tail a digestive biscuit lorry just outside of London as I drooled all over myself at the thought of the sheer volume of the sweet crumbly contents. Yum!
Whilst I was in Wales (or the border of England and Wales) I visited my surgeon Mr Vik Vijh to check my breast implants were healing following my PIP’s being replaced. He is incredible at what he does and a complete professional in his field. I was informed of a second procedure that I would have to undergo in a little over a months time to complete my surgery and to make my chest look as natural as possible, so now it’s a case of playing the waiting game and juggling childcare once again at the prospect of being bed ridden for another month. Eek!
Several hours later when I got home my beloved little chickadee’s were waiting for me all sleepy and snuggled up on the sofa with Luca, so we had the most loveliest cuddles and kisses before I tucked them into bed and passed out face down on the pillow; snoring, dribbling and with possibly half my makeup across my face. It is the most beautiful feeling to step through the front door and know that my babies are waiting for me, to come home to such incredible love and pretty little smiles as their eyes light up with excitement. It’s just the best thing in the world and I’m so blessed to have our little family.
This week the weather has been really nice, it’s skimmed twenty degrees across the week at some points, and although it’s not exactly hot it’s been enough to nurture smiles and contentment on the general public and everyone just looks and feels so much happier than the last few weeks of cold and rain. So we’ve been looking to get some play equipment for our postage-stamp sized garden and found a lovely swing/seesaw/slide/trampoline combo which we have to now assemble, in preparation for the hours of Millie’s and Gabriele’s giggles outdoors whilst I watch them from the kitchen window as I cook or potter around in the garden whilst they play. When we came home today Millie saw the piles of poles and attachments on the grass and her whole face lit up as she jumped around the kitchen with her nose pressed up to the glass of the patio doors. I can’t wait for the children to start using their new garden play park and I’m secretly hoping that it will take my weight so that I can join in too!
During the middle of the week I was fortunate to have spent two days filming at the Florence Nightengale Hospice in Stoke Mandeville. This Christmas just gone I wanted to give my time to help local charities in the area and make a difference to those in need at a special time of year. Life is so hectic all year round but at Christmas I find it typically important to be thankful for what we have in life and to recognise what we can do to help others, as parents, individuals and a family alike. So after we took food to the homeless and donated money to various charities in the street, we spent an evening carol singing for the hospice with candles and collection buckets on a cold wet night and it was so humbling. As I know my way around a Mac and I enjoy making various blogs, videos and editing, I also offered my services to the hospice to help with their marketing and advertising and was taken up on my offer; hence why I’ve just spent two days filming the entirety of their work, the staff, patients, grounds and targets they must meet. And it would be an understatement to say that I was touched by the kindness that I saw, I came home and cried my eyes out as my faith in human nature was beautifully restored by the amazing people I had met. I’m currently editing the footage and preparing some videos for the charity which I will be posting shortly.
We popped into Millie’s school for world week where the children showed their parents around the different classrooms, each covering a different country, culture and history and it was a lovely afternoon. Millie’s class were covering France and she had made a flag, booklet and coloured the Eiffel Tower. I adore France and it’s wonderful to see Millie taking a liking to the culture too. We nibbled on brie and baguettes as we listened to some Parisian music and Millie proudly took us for a world tour around the school in the uniform and shiny shoes as Gabriele tried to reach out and touch, eat and crush everything he could get his chubby little hands on.
So after a fully loaded week, this weekend was no quieter as Luca and I took the children to my parents for the night whilst we headed to a charity ball in aid of Cancer Research. I literally caked on my foundation to hide my dark circles and worn out face, and fluffed, primped and preened myself to within an inch of my life so that when Luca saw me emerge from the bedroom he said “Wow, can you do this everyday!?” and I couldn’t help but laugh. I used to be soo glamourous before I had the children, I used to spend so much time on my appearance and my carefully coordinated outfits and accessories, and I actually used to sleep at night! Fast forward to two o’clock in the morning, after Luca purchased a signed Ricky Hatton photo in the auction and I emptied the contents of my purse directly into the till at the bar; I kicked off my burning high heels and slumped my martini-fuelled hiney into bed for a few hours sleep before getting up to make the breakfast, do the food shop, finish the housework, collect the kids from my parents, go to a BBQ for a few hours and hurry home to bath and bed the kiddiewinkles.
And right about now, after not even several hours sleep as you’re reading this blog post, do you know where I am? On a train to London with Luca and Millie to see the London Eye, River Cruise and Sealife. Oh what a crazy life we lead but isn’t it a beautiful experience! 🙂 Until next week, the saga continues! x