My first blog!
Welcome to my website everyone! I really hope you like it. It’s the fruits of a good few months of labour by me and the web team and I hope to be able to update it as often as possible. For those of you who follow me on Twitter, it’s going to be the chance to say more than the meagre 140 characters allow! We’ve also created some videos and I’d be interested to see what you think so why don’t you have a watch now? This is my first attempt at blogging so please bear with me!
Because Eamonn and I work on the telly, people often think our lifestyle must be quite showbiz and glamorous - but let me tell you, 99% of the time it’s anything but! In fact, I’m writing this after a morning spent trawling around DIY stores looking for wallpaper and paint for my Mum!
Don’t get me wrong, I love it when we can get a bit showbiz. Take last week for example...I got to get all dolled up in my favourite DKNY dress and do the Red Carpet thing at the National Television Awards. We got to catch up with lots of our “showbiz” mates and, to top it all, This Morning won the best Daytime Entertainment Show so we got to go up on stage and help collect the award with all the This Morning team. As you can imagine it was a very exciting night for us all and a few glasses of fizzy stuff were consumed to celebrate! I was slightly regretting that the next morning when it was back to reality though! Up early for the school run and then a trip round the M25 to go and stand on the side of a freezing pitch to cheer on Jack and his team mates at a school hockey match!
I’m sure that you’ll all be able to relate to some of the weird and wonderful conundrums that life throws up. Take the other week for instance – I had to find some tights for Jack to wear in his school play (Henry VIII if you’re wondering!) and then try to convince my football-loving 9-year-old that it wasn’t embarrassing to wear girl’s under garments! We also had to deal with the passing of not one but TWO of his beloved Goldfish recently. Admittedly one of them had been on his last fins for a while but I have no idea what happened to his mate! Well, Jack was distraught but even more horrified when I suggested that we could flush them down the loo and they’d be back in the sea with their friend Nemo! We actually gave them a full burial in the garden with prayers, a hymn and more tears. The words “They’re only fish” were ever present in my mind but miraculously I managed not to actually SAY them!
So, that’s life as a presenter – much the same as most people’s really but with a bit of appearing on the telly thrown in. I wouldn’t change it for the world though. I know how lucky I am to have a lovely balance of being Mum and working, and I try to never take it for granted.
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