Ofcourse it was pretty inevitable that on Thursday when Grace came she would steal the spotlight - completely and utterly. How on earth could I compete with a cute, clever and charismatic three and a half year old?
We were filming a normal day when Grace visits. And this always starts with us making a cake. Or rather I make a cake and Grace licks the mixing bowl ! So today my kitchen was full of lights and cameras and sound equipment and crew filming me making a Victoria sponge - so no pressure then ! Fortunately it turned out perfectly and in the true nature of all cooking programmes the crew demolished it later.
I had an appointment to have my BP checked in the afternoon and it was a very surprised Jean (my Practice Nurse) who welcomed us all into her room. My blood pressure was quite high but Jean said we would ignore that reading and I could return when things were less stressful !
I then popped in for a quick chat with Dr Arora, who it turns out is a complete professional on camera, and provided some really useful footage.
The weather was gorgeous, unusually sunny and warm for April, so we spent the rest of the afternoon in the garden filming the kids playing with Grace - the point of this is to emphasise how important and special this 'extra' time I have been given is. Not just for big events in my life - but for our ordinary everyday family life. Every day we spend together is precious now, and although it isnt a concious thought, we just thoroughly relish them.