To be honest, I'm now in a bit of a panic. If the rest of this year goes at the same pace as the past six weeks, I feel like I should just start buying my Christmas presents now. Maybe it's just my age, but even if it is, it doesn't make me feel any better. Is it just me? Anyone else feel the same way?
To be fair, I have had a lot going on. I rang in the new year looking for a new flat as the one I was renting got sold really quickly so I was effectively homeless. So a little bit stressful. Having found somewhere, it was time to pack up and organise a big move, a little bit more stress!
I got stuck in though: out came the Black and Decker Gyro and quick as a flash I was dismantling beds, bookcases and shelving units. Exhausting!
I have been trying to find a little place to buy, my first home, but with the state of the property market the way it is and prices in London skyrocketing, it's a bit more of a difficult job than I thought it would be. My list of requirements has gotten shorter and shorter as the weeks have gone on in sheer desperation of trying to find something, anything! My mother is now saying daily novenas with her prayer group! Still no sign of the perfect little flat yet though! Watch this space.
So all in all, my home life has been a little unsettled to say the least.
One of the high points of the year so far though has been the QVC Beauty Bash. It was my first visit to this event and I was blown away. It was much bigger than I had imagined and there were so many of our leading brands there. When I asked them why they were participating the response was unanimous, they all said it was the opportunity to meet you, the customers. And meet you we did.
I chatted to so many of you the day I was there and it was great to hear all the feedback you had. I wasn't alone as I was joined by Julia Roberts, Debbie Flint, Marverine Cole and of course the hostess for the event, Alison Young. And as much as we were there to meet and chat with you all there was still time for some fun and some silly dressing up in the photobooth!
There were so many great brands there on the day giving advice (and some freebies) to everyone who came to talk to them. Many of my favourites were there too with Australian Body Care, Imedeen, GlamGlow, A'kin, L'Artisan Parfumeur, Penhaligons, ColorWow, Gatineau, Liz Earle….. The list goes on.
Congratulations to those customers who managed to get invited along. For those who didn't get an invite this year, well there's always next year as the invites are sent randomly, so you never know!
Time for me to get on with the rest of my day and not to mention the rest of my year. If anyone knows some clever way to slow down time I'd appreciate a heads up! Until that happens I guess I will just have to keep running around like the proverbial headless chicken!
Hope your year has gotten off to a flying start.