Here I sit at my desk writing this months blog in GLORIOUS sunshine! Good grief, how did that happen - Sunshine??
This is what been happening in "My Life" this month......... After recovering from Dublin and the Bear Fest (although I shall never recover from Miss Panti and her "Hazell F - ing Dean!!!" introduction)
I had a lovely family Easter. Dean Towers was practically bursting with chocolate - eggs, bunnies, bears, fancy salted caramel creations, and an enormous black forest gateaux egg - you name it we had it - in fact we still have it - broken and chilling in the fridge - 2 big tubs of the stuff!!!
Had a my brother, sister in law, sister and mum over for Easter Sunday, they of course brought more chocolate with them! The following Sunday my niece, her husband and my great nephew arrived for lunch, and you guessed it....even more chocolate arrived with them. I can safely say I have plenty to keep me occupied when sprawled on the sofa watching Corrie!
Miss Dean Junior spent a week at a dance and drama workshop in Wimbledon, and stunned me at the end of week show, when she sang the first verse of "Send in the Clowns" all on her own - and she did it spectacularly well (yes, of course I shed a tear!!!) She was however looking alarmingly like DIVINE in a tight gold lame dress, wearing far to much make up - Gold lame is nobodys friend unless you ARE Divine!!!
April has been an "At Home" month - My builders Pete & Mike (not Waterman & Stock) installed my lovely new kitchen and are now steaming ahead with my en suite wetroom and threatening to break through the bedroom wall, which I am dreading. I like Dean Towers to be sparkling and glistening, and the thought of brick dust all over my lovely bedroom is filling me with horror, but it has to be done.
The patio is the next in line for a face lift, then finally new carpets throughout - phew!
I met up with the boys from "Energise" for a lovely brunch and to discuss other potential releases from the new album. There has been a lot of interest in "My Life" which is great. It is for sure one of those songs that resonates with people. Im looking forward to hearing all your comments on the forum page when your copies arrive : )
I'm really looking forward to the album release, as I know y'all are gonna love it.
Don't forget to get yourselves onto the "Energise" website for details of their 20th Anniversary party at "The Black Cap" in Camden, London......maybe I will see you there?
Sunday 14th April, Miss Nicki French invited Team Dean (but mainly her God daughter, Miss Dean Junior) to see her as Queen Charlotte in "Rapunzel" at The Dorking Halls - what a fun show! We had a ball, but it was quite bizarre shouting "Its behind you!!" at Easter and not Christmas, but as we are panto veterans we soon got into the unseasonal swing of it.
I dont get to see Nicki very often, so it was lovely when my webmaster treated us all to dinner after the show and we all had a good old gossip and catch up......a great way to spend a Sunday.
Then it was Back to School for Miss Dean Junior, or at leas it was for one day, as she came down with the dreaded tummy bug and had to stay home, tucked up in a little nest on the sofa sleeping it off.
A little gang of had long standing plans to see our friend Toyah Willlcox in "Hormonal Houswives) on Friday 19th April, but due to the little one, co-pilot stayed home making sure she got some rest while we went out.
Miss Willcox was a trouper as always and the show brilliantly funny - how she manages to keep going whilst on crutches is beyond me.
If "Hormonal Housewives" comes to a theatre near you, I highly recommend it for a girls night out. It is rather rude in parts.
20th April - My Mum's 90th Birthday Lunch!!!!!
Miss Dean Junior HAD to be well and rested for this, and thankfully she was. She could not miss Nanny's party.
Now, lets get one thing very clear for those of you who have seen the photo of my mum and I on FaceBook....I ADORE my mother. I am 100% a mummys girl, always have been and always will be.
Nasty, snidey, hurtful and innappropriate comments of any kind will not be tolerated and will be removed, and the senders blocked.
Thank You to all of you who posted kind messages, this incident has made me seriously reconsider sharing personal images on FaceBook in the future.
I have always been notoriously private, but do share parts of my life in my blogs, but if this is the shape of things to come, this will also be reconsidered.
However, as I do love my mum so much, and am very proud of her for getting to the milestone of 90 surrounded by her loving family here is one photo from the day......and yes it is true that my mum once went into Woolworths and moved my singles to the front of the display.That's what mum's do! Who knows, maybe one day I will be doing the same for my little girl.
Anyway, we had a really wonderful family afternoon in an Essex country pub. The sun was shining and we had a lovely time.
Great Yarmouth.....I bumped into Jaki Graham - Jaki and I both into panic mode as we had been booked on a 60"s weekender - as clearly Jaki and I are both from the 80's we were a bit worried.
Thankfully we both went down well. I stayed to watch the first part of Jaki's show - great as ever.
The other drama was losing my phone. I hunted everywhere, and eventually found it right under the passenger seat, heaven only knows how it got there!
I arrived home to a quiet house, as co-pilot and child had left for Blackpool, leaving me and Buddy Buddmeister home alone : (
This gave me chance to prepare for the much anticipated "bursting through the bedroom wall" of builders Pete & Mike (not Waterman & Stock) which finally happened on the 29th April.
Co-pilot and child arrived home that evening, with the youngest member of the family feeling rather poorly with a very high temperature. The next morning....CHICKENPOX!
More spots than 101 Dalmations.....appearing before my very eyes! The poor darling is not very well at all. So here is where I end this blog......applying calomine lotion dispensing Calpol and holding
Ice packs on very fevered brows.
Dr Dean on duty.