Thursday, 26 July 2012

This week I'm...

Reading: The Last Letter From Your Lover by Jojo Moyes. It's about a journalist who is in love with a married man, who secretly believes they will end up happily ever after. Meanwhile, she uncovers a love letter at work, from over 50 years ago and discovers the story of a lady who has been involved in a car accident and has no recollection of her life prior to the crash.

Learning: To drive (again!). After four years of putting it off, I've finally got behind the wheel again. It's actually much like riding a bike, you never really forget how to do it (just occasionally forget to look in my mirrors!). Hopefully it will be fourth time lucky for me!

Falling: Head over heels - not for a gorgeous stranger, but right onto my face! Grazing my legs, arms and breaking my elbow! Which, as we all know, is not my first time! Clearly a liability when it comes to putting one foot in front of the other, so driving and other fun summer activities are on hold, while I enjoy spending my free time at the fracture clinic instead!

Sunday, 15 July 2012

What Katy Did...: Nike Training Club Live

 Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending Nike Training Club Live - where I tried out a couple of fitness classes, spoke to a nutritionist and enjoyed a relaxing massage - plus there was a live performance by Katy B! Read all about it on her blog: What Katy Did...: Nike Training Club Live: So I'm performing for a crowd of 2000 strong women tomorrow at Nike Training Club Live at Old Billingsgate market, Woop Woop! Gonna be sick...

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Viva Forever...

When I think of the 90s, apart from sportswear and sovereign rings being in fashion, there are two words that spring to mind - girl power! Most girls who grew up in that era will have at some point (whether they admit it or not) been in a Spice Girl tribute band, and I was no exception. Of course, I was always Vicky B - I had the point and pout perfected!

And, with the very exciting news of Spice Girls the musical hitting the stage at the end of the year, a flurry of 20-something-year-olds are secretly digging out their Buffalo boots (I had a turquoise and grey pair) and playing Wannabe on their iPods! What's more, there's also talk of Spice Girls the movie gracing the big screen as well! No, not the awful 1997 car crash of a film, but a brand spanking new block buster to spice up your life! In a recent interview the girls were asked who they'd like to play them in the movie, with Geri replying that Cameron Diaz would be her first choice, while Posh Spice was as modest as usual, claiming that Angelina Jolie would be the ideal pick to perfect the pout!

So, over dinner we played the age old classic "who would play you in the movie of your life" game! Of course, Laura wanted an Olsen sister to play her, mum got given Rachel Weisz and my poor dad got lumbered with Tom Cruise! I was fairly happy with my first choice of Emily Blunt, before my mum added that she thought I had a touch of J-Lo in me, too - while Laura chimed in, "that'd be your ass then!" Cheers sis!

And, while I wait with anticipation to get the call that Emily or Jennifer are planning to play me in my life story, I will, instead, settle for seeing Viva Forever at the West End this winter.