BOO! Happy Halloween! I hope if you’ve got little ones or even slightly older folk who like celebrating this rather ghoulish time of the year, that you have fun! It’s decades since mine were small, and Lucy used to spend ages making up games and then decorating not just the house but both her brothers for the occasion!
Honey is still too small to join in with George and Henry, but she did enjoy a little bit of pumpkin carving earlier on in the week! This pumpkin is nearly as big as her head!
I managed to get up to see Lucy and Honey for a day, and we went shopping in the town centre. Honey fell in love with these rather unusual plastic sheep, and I snapped this photos as she bid her new friends goodbye… bless her!
As it was half term last week, they came to stay with me. It was great to make the cot up again with some Cozee Home sheets that I’d cut and sewn so they fitted. Honey loved them! Although the weather wasn’t all that great, we went out in our wellingtons and found enough leaves and conkers to make a nature table – gorgeous colours this year eh?
This last fortnight has just raced by, and it sounds as though you’ve all been busy with all sorts too! I did want to say a huge thank you though for all the incredibly compassionate and kind comments you posted about Sam’s film. I made sure he had the link to the blog, and both he and Edd were very touched and grateful to read them. I now know what many of you had been forced to contend with in your lives, and it is always humbling and yet inspiring to know how well you’ve coped under such extraordinary pressure. Thank you for sharing them…. Perhaps we’re all a lot stronger than we know.
Colin and I got all dressed up the weekend before last to attend a very special fundraising evening for not only Medical Detection Dogs, but also Breast Cancer Care.
Debbie Flint is patron of MDD and is very involved with helping this incredible charity, and she was there with her sister Linda and also Linda Majistris – our guest from the Home Reflections range. I’ve never been to a masked ball before, but it was great fun to wear our finery and have our photos taken.
The food was excellent, the company even better, and we won four prizes in the raffle! Three of them I passed on to lovely folk who weren’t as lucky as me, but I kept the little compact mirror as I’d broken mine in the summer. Colin chose our masks, and I’m now hoping for another opportunity to wear mine as I thought it was beautiful! It went perfectly with all my Diamonique jewellery.
Talking of which, thanks so much to all of you who joined myself and Alison O’Reilly last Thursday for our three hour Christmas Spectacular – some beautiful jewellery, and some brilliant tweets and photos from all of you too! This Friday is Jewellery Day, and I’ll be with you for Lola Rose at 7pm, and then Ralph Rossini is joining me at 8pm with some stunning Honora Pearls. It’s going to be a busy day, and if you want to get a heads up on what we’ll have for you, check out our website qvcuk.com and also Twitter – @alikqvc – as we’ll have extra info nearer the time!
It’s hard to believe that our granddaughter Calla is four and a half months old now, and sleeping through the night. Look how she’s grown! She is such a happy little soul, and I’d been cuddling her for ages before we tried to take a photo and she decided to have a little cry. I’ll have more family photos next time as James, my niece Emily’s little boy, is one year old on the 5th November! The last time we were all together was for his christening six months ago – he’s quite the little man now.
Keep your eyes peeled for more autumn/winter fashion. I had a very funny hour with Dennis Basso and his fabulous coats, and will be bringing you some Christmas Surprises from Yong Kim and Marla Wynn in the next fortnight too. Oh, and we have some special beauty gift ideas coming up on Sunday the 6th November with your favourite brands at event prices, so don’t miss it.
Something I rather wish I had have missed, was the final episode of Poldark! I have been an avid fan of Ross Poldark ever since it began last year, but was very disappointed with the writer’s decision to finish this series by having him cheat on his lovely wife! The final episode of the new series of Cold Feet however was excellent, and I am delighted that we have a second series to look forward to next year.
What do you like to watch on TV? Colin and I tend to choose dramas, and this year has had some corkers including Versailles, Victoria and War and Peace. We’ve just started to watch Tutankhamen and so far it’s very promising!
My thanks to you again for taking the time out to write to me last week, and I hope you like the photos this time around. Keep in touch, and I’ll see you on Jewellery day!
With my love,