I had a great time. The other people on the press trip were fabulous fun. I haven’t laughed so much for years.
It was tough: three countries in four days, and all that shopping, as well as luxury hotels and slap-up meals, but what’s a girl to do? I have returned home with a suitcase full of clothes and lots of happy memories, especially of Ireland which I am now totally mad about, even if it does rain ALL the time.
The shopping gang: Stefanie, Alex (both in stripes), me (with eyes shut, just for a change), Laura the lovely PR girl, Sean (tall bloke, so well brought up I am thinking of sending Leo to live with his mother and Sudeshna. The other two ladies are from the German outlet village.
Collecting the children from school was like Christmas morning. They looked gorgeous. I was almost floored by the hugs and kisses. Bea even wrote me a poem:
I missed you so much
You shine like a star in the sky
I’m your littlest daughter in the world
And I love you you’re the best
Mummy in the world
I am back at work feeling a little dazed but it’s great to be home with my little prince, my princess and my poetess. And Rupes of course, who is being Mr Perfect.
Copyright: Helena Frith Powell 2009