Celebrity Diary with Nicola Hughes: ' I just want to switch off in Dublin for a while before the madness of Chelsea starts again'
It's been a busy week what with parties, festivals and juggling two reality shows.
Last weekend, Alex and I went to a festival on this random island called Osea, off Essex - there were only 500 people there.
You have to get a boat to the island - at certain times you can drive over but not when the tide is in.
We had such a good time with Jamie Laing and Binky Felstead from Made in Chelsea.
I've been flying over and back from London a lot and on Tuesday night I had to jet back over for the Made In Chelsea wrap party.
It was fun having everyone together to finish up the series - it will be nice to have the summer off before filming starts again.
After the party, Alex was doing a DJ set in another club called Raffles so it was a bit of a late night.
I'm really looking forward to the weekend because Alex is coming over to DJ in Tyrone, so we're going up there for a night.
Then, in a few weeks, we're hoping to go to Santorini in Greece for a holiday.
I can't wait to spend some time in Dublin just chilling out. I'm looking forward to no make-up, tying my hair up and lounging around in a tracksuit.
When I went to Canada I could barely look at a camera
On Wednesday morning I was up early to get my flight home for the launch of a new reality show I'm in called Exiles.
The launch was on at Dakota and it was amazing being back with all the cast.
A lot of us still keep in touch - I chat to everyone except for Dylan (right). We did not get on at all.
In the show you'll see me pursuing my dream of being a presenter in Vancouver.
I got lots of experience working for a TV company over there and I was doing interviews everywhere - on football pitches, at concerts and amusement parks, literally everything.
Then I did Made In Chelsea afterwards so I'm putting together a showreel now and I'll be doing some segments for RTE's new show, Bounce.
I love the whole E! News vibe that they're going for.
I won't be on it all the time, but I'll be doing some segmen ts whenever I can. It's a great opportunity.
I've come so far over the past year - when I went to Canada I could barely look at a camera and now I'm pursuing a career.
Photo shoots with a lobster? All in a week's work
After a mad weekend, Alex and I just had a chill day in our apartment on Monday.
We ordered pizza and relaxed until I had to get my flight home to Dublin.
I had a press call for the launch of the Cathedral Smokehouse Grill on Tuesday morning, which was interesting to say the least.
I had to hold a live lobster and I just wanted to cry because I knew they were going to kill him afterwards.
They were like 'Let's smoke it in front of you' and I felt so sorry for the little guy - it was definitely one of the more unusual photo calls I've ever done.
It was really cool, though, because the pictures made it look like I was on hot coals but it was dry ice and it looked really good.
It's a great new venue and I can't wait to have a night out there with my friends once it opens.