Well the brighter weather is definitely trying to join us (cue rainfall) and I find I’m already applying the Ultrasun Sport on my lengthy dog walks. I usually take my camera with me, as you never know what you might see next. Despite a few birds being spooked by a well timed bark, I’m still amazed at just how close I can get to wildlife, with two bouncy dogs crashing about beside me. There’s no arguing that if I want to take my wildlife photography to the next level, I’ll have to leave Toby and Ellie at home, but for the time being my priority is walking them and catching a rare bird is a bonus!
A friend said to me the other day, “We keep looking on QVC and yet we never see you!”. I think that’s probably because for many years I only ever did the evening shows but nowadays I tend to rotate a lot more, popping up on a Today’s Special Value launch one week and the Morning Show or Lunchtime the next. I’m often asked which I prefer and truthfully the answer is both and neither! Early or late shifts bring their own pro’s and con’s. I suppose though, if pushed, I would say I spend less time ironing my face for the late shift – please don’t try this at home!
So this week and next I’m on The Lunchtime Show, which always provides a varied selection of QVC fayre and as I’ve said many times, a show I love co-presenting.
We’ve had the pleasure of Ali and Jack’s company back home for a few weeks now and Toby and Ellie have also loved having them around. I snapped this picture of Ellie helping Jack with his ball skills in the garden earlier this week.
Talking of the garden, I’ve been lucky enough to work a few times with Richard Jackson already this season and as I promised can report back that I have seen great results from using his Multi Purpose Compost and Flower Power, already. These are the Hellebores mentioned in my last blog and as you can see they’re doing very nicely.
Trees in your or your neighbour’s garden? Well I was particularly impressed with the Handy 3000w Electric Leaf Blower/Vac that I presented with Richard last weekend. It’s really powerful and easy to use and it’s definitely something you don’t think you need until you realise you need it!!
This may raise a titter amongst you but, I love sitting in my QVC recliner listening to the gentle trickle of water (I must get that garden tap fixed). Seriously, we bought the Bernini Three Tier All Weather Rechargeable Fountain last summer and it’s simply brilliant. Now I know we have only just had a Bernini Today’s Special Value Offer, but if you missed that design or want the traditional fountain design this one may well interest you, as it’s both illuminated (if you want) and remote controlled (if you want). The remote works on ‘RF’ which is to say it will work through many obstacles, not needing a ‘line of sight’ as per ‘IR’remotes. We keep it on the kitchen window sill and simply pop it on whenever we plan to spend some time in the garden; you can of course always just set the timer and relax away. It’s highly configurable as you can see if you follow the link. I’ve included a video I shot last year so you can see it in action.
Until next time stay well-watered and leaf free !