I’ve only been back a week, but I need another holiday

Cheryl Gibbs' niece Hollie, right, who has alopecia, and Amy Norton, 10, who cut her hair off for a wig-making charity

CHERYL GIBBS: I’m in awe of the courage of these two little heroes

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Ever since those aeroplane wheels landed on the tarmac at Stansted Airport after our break in Tenerife, I feel like I’ve been chasing my tail.

I was away one week – just one week, people – yet I feel like I still haven’t quite caught up.

The day after arriving back to the glorious UK (please note the heavy sarcasm – don’t even get me started on our lack of summer this year!) I was playing the World’s Best Auntie by taking my two nieces and nephew to Peppa Pig World at Paultons Park.

Of course they absolutely loved it, but I found it rather strange.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s perfect for the kids. But there are giant talking pigs and the Peppa Pig theme music that blared throughout the park was, well, a bit sinister.

I was worried I’d be trapped in this pig world forever. Maybe I was still getting over jetlag. Or maybe not, as there is no time difference between here and Tenerife. So yes, it’s just me being weird.

Then I spent an entire day and evening interviewing some of London’s most inspirational and powerful women for the We Are The City website (wearethecity.com). I am the face of its online TV channel, WATC:TV.

Now there are very few people that intimidate me, but these women are incredible – they make me look like a pathetic wilting flower.

Don’t get me wrong, they were lovely and kind. But they were all so, well, powerful and it was an absolute honour to get to know and interview them.

You really wouldn’t want to be around these ladies if you had professional insecurities about underachieving because they’ve been there, done it and they all wear the T-shirt. Amazing!

Then to top off my hectic week back, my company launched the latest hair and beauty boutique for top London salon Butterfly. I was responsible for the VIP and media list and ensuring the whole event went smoothly. Now I can finally breathe a sigh of relief because the event was well-attended, enjoyed by all (free bubbles and posh canapés – what’s not to love?) and well reported.

But now I’m in my PJs snuggled in bed with a nasty cold. I need another holiday!

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