So my friends, this week's Peek at the Week comes to you from my sun lounger, safely ensconced in the stunningly beautiful Sensatori resort in Tenerife. The jewel in the crown for Thomson Holidays (it has an infinity pool so enormous you could lose Jo Brand in her diving gear for days!) I've stored up all my comings and goings in the world of celebrities or you from this week.
Love is in the air, the annual fromage fest crept up on us all once again, and it was met with a grateful reception for those in the mood for luuurrve. My pal Christine Bleakley was amongst the plethora of lucky flower recipients. Posting on Twitter her enormous bouquet courtesy of fiancé Frank Lampard, many others followed suit. Tom Daley delighting his 2 million Twitter followers sent a cutesy love heart, and TOWIE'S Joey Essex and Sam Faiers indulged in a social networking PDA which really should have been confined to a bedroom! Still, for all of you who, like me, who got diddly squat, a big belated sloppy Happy Valentine's to you.
The annual film BAFTAs took over London's Royal Opera House once again. And, once again, the weather did what it does best on prestigious occasions... behaved typically British. Rain, snow and sleet battered those making their way along the sodden and soapy red carpet, and if we heard one interview starting with 'it's really cold' we heard a million.
In fact the various different outlets of coverage all took on the same parrot fashion script template consisting of: 'You must be really cold?' 'You look amazing, who are you wearing?' 'Are you nervous?' - insert celebrity of choice and, bam, that was pretty much the BAFTAs multitude of pre shows. I'm not saying it was bad, just that a little less weather complaining and a bit more content would have been nice all round.
The awards show itself was another triumph for Stephen Fry. Clearly getting the beard memo from Affleck and co, our favourite thesaurus-swallowing host breezed through the two-hour ceremony with quip after quip, clearly at ease in his annual role.
The winners were the correct ones this year. Skyfall, Anne Hathaway, Ben Affleck, Argo, Silver Linings Playbook, Django Unchained, Les Mis all walked away with recognition for their hard work.
Gossip of the night was fairly tame. A pink-haired Helen Mirren flew the 'we love British weather' crown (enough about the weather!) and actress Sally Field, arriving to present an award on her tod, announced that this wasn't the original plan, but her co-presenter Eddie Redmayne was 'puking his guts up' backstage. Ouch. Still, one only prays he was nowhere near Paloma Faith and her enormous birds' nest hair do, she'd be finding chunks in that beauty for weeks!
Those not lucky enough to have secured a ticket to the BAFTAs (yet there were some that did and were hardcore), put all their efforts into looking the part for the following evening's Elle Style Awards. Once again held at London's Savoy Hotel, an eclectic mix of stars of the stage, screen and fashion all sashayed down the 'carpet rouge'.
Movie stars Kate Hudson, Naomi Harris and designer Stella McCartney brought the star style quality, but it was notably the normally dowdy Downton star 'Lady Edith' Laura Carmichael who looked almost unrecognisable - and I mean that as a major compliment. Working a simple yet elegant Balenciaga number, loose locks and smokey eye make-up, move over Michelle Dockery... there's a new period pin-up in town!
Next week is THE event of the year, the Brits, and I'll be there with the team bringing you all the gossip on and off stage. Adios from Tenerife until then...