Best Ever April Fool

I have just seen the best April Fool ever!

I was watching Holly & Phil whilst at the gym, as is my usual daily routine. I arrived at the cross trainer just as they were talking to the husband of someone they had given a make-over to! I had missed the start as I only go to the gym in my lunch hour.

The bit I caught was that this lady was going to her first every school reunion. She was really nervous about what to wear. It was also their 25th Wedding Anniversary. @Lisa Snowdon was providing the wardrobe makeover whilst a hairdresser and makeup artist did the rest.

I absolutely love Lisa Snowdon. In fact if you read one of my previous blogs, you will know I would love her to give me a makeover to! Well, I did! I was mentally crossing that one off my list!

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What I like about Lisa is her dress style. She always makes them look a million dollars. She herself is I think the iconic style queen. She has a figure like mine, and I always aspire to be like here, hence why she is on my list!

As the lady in question walked on, my jaw dropped! I almost fell off the cross trainer. She was wearing this very tight, pink velvety dress. It was above the knee with white cowboy boots! Nothing wrong with either in the right context. If that wasn’t bad enough, her eyes were very dark and smokey and her hair, although not offensive in its own right, didn’t look right!

She looked absolutely awful. In fact as she walked on the phrase that popped into my head was ‘mutton dressed up as lamb’!

As they revealed the look to her, she looked in horror at her reflection. Tears came into her eyes. Holly and Phil were prompting her for her opinion. At first Holly was excited for her, but then she realised she didn’t like the look. She asked if they could stop filming, but they continued. I was screaming at them to stop filming her.

As Phil went to get some tissues, Holly came to console her, offering her to go downstairs to look at other things in the wardrobe.

Phil then announces there was a further surprise! A day trip in London, including dinner at the Ivy, the London Eye, etc. That a car was waiting to take them now. Phil suggested she see how she feels after her day out!

The camera follows them to the car. You can still hear her distraught about the outfit. Holly is beside herself.

As they watch the car pulls off it crashes!

OMG, I nearly fell off the cross trainer!

Holly is in bits. Phil is also really concerned. And then it happens! Phil announces its a complete April Fool! The whole thing was to set Holly up! The couple were actors and the car a stunt car!

Absolutely brilliant! I was completely taken in. Holly’s reaction was priceless too. She is such a good sport! (Meeting them is also on my list).

My faith is now totally restored in Lisa Snowdon! How could anyone of us have believed she would have made such a bad job! I’m still laughing hours later!

Best prank ever! Well done @thismorning

TV in the bedroom?

It’s been long debated whether it’s a good or bad thing to have a TV in the bedroom!

For me, it’s a must! I’ve had one in my bedroom for as long as I can remember. My dad always used to say that if you can’t sleep, just watching something on the TV. It will relax your brain and send you off! It certainly works for me, but that isn’t the reason I have one!

For me, it’s the news! And Lola too!

Every morning while I’m getting up, I like to switch on the news! It’s a chance to catch up on what has happened overnight. When time is precious, you can easily let life pass you by. This is my time to engage with the world!

Lola is particularly interested in Brexit at the moment !

Since moving, the TV in my bedroom only worked on BBC. Thankfully that was the news channel I wanted to watch. Apart from that, I never really used it. Then something magical happened! Sky Q!

I’ve had Sky for 13 years, but after my HD box died, I decided it was time to upgrade.

This meant we got a second box which was installed in our bedroom!

Why did we never do this before!

Suddenly hubby and I are planning to go to bed an hour earlier to watch something we have recorded.

It’s been so nice having that hour before we go to sleep to relax in bed watching something together. It may sound weird, but it’s so much nicer than watching down in the lounge on the sofa!

Don’t get me wrong, the TV hasn’t taken over our lives, it’s just enhanced it!

Don’t knock it till you try it!

Happy Friday x