It’s Monday evening, it’s freezing cold, and America’s Next Top Model doesn’t start until 9pm. So how does a gal pass the time till the next Tyra Mail? Ooh, I know – I’ll hang out with Peter Andre! Alright, alright – it wasn’t exactly a cosy dinner for two. More like standing in a Covent Garden shoe shop with 80-odd other invited guests also trying to catch a glimpse of Mr Andre. In fact, that’s exactly what it was like. An ITV film crew, an entourage of management, and an OK photographer were shadowing his every move, so it didn’t seem likely that we’d even get near him. So imagine our surprise when, after standing hopefully to one side, trying to appear nonchalant, we were waved over by one of his peeps for a quick pic with the main man! It’s such a cliche, but he really was smaller, and better looking in person. He was so lovely too, greeting us with a huge smile, and a kiss on each cheek, before posing for yet another pic. (That’s me on the left, clutching my flute of orange juice – go party animal!). He was still there, taking pics with his adoring audience, when we left an hour later. What an all-round nice guy, huh? I was Team Andre before, but now I think I have a little Petey crush. Just a teeny one. Please don’t tell Jordan – she scares me.
I’m Jacqui – a 40+ journalist, blogger and mum to two funny & spirited girls; Big Sis, born summer 2008, and Lil Sis, born autumn 2010.
We live just outside London and are about to embark on a big, messy, long-awaited home renovation.
I was a magazine journalist for 20 years, but since 2009 I’ve been a full-time blogger and digital influencer (over 21,000+ Twitter followers, 5,000+ Facebook likes, 3,500+ G+ circles, 3,000 Instagram and 2,400+ Pinterest followers).
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