Just after I had submitted my blog last Friday, I had a text from my sister, Lynda to say that my niece, Rachel, had given birth to her second baby. It’s a boy, Finlay, and he weighed in at 7lbs 9oz. His big brother Sam, who will be three in January, looks pretty pleased with the new arrival. Congratulations to Rob and Rachel – can’t wait to have a cuddle… with Finlay that is!’
After texting my sister, I sat down to start work on book three of the ‘Liberty Sands’ trilogy – no real rush, but I would like to put a teaser in the back of ‘If He Really Loved Me’… if possible. My creative juices were firing on all cylinders however the small matter of the ‘E’ key on my computer refusing to work thwarted my attempt to write. I vacuumed the keypad in case a crumb had dropped down between the letters and turned it on and off a few times all to no avail. I know the letter ‘E’ is most commonly used but you’d think the computer would have lasted more than ten months! It has been returned as still under warranty and at least I have my trusty old Dell to tide me over until I decide on a replacement – I was wondering about a Mac book Air – any thoughts?
When I arrived at Daniel’s on Thursday he had been grocery shopping and announced that he’d bought some leeks for me to make potato and leek soup. I didn’t tell him that I had made some for his dad and I the previous day, but managed to delay making it until Saturday lunch. I left him the recipe so hopefully he will make more use of the blender I bought him last time I was down. I’ve also just bought him a Cook’s Essentials egg poacher, 803765. The one he had was useless – it boiled dry before cooking the eggs and they were in for seven minutes. We have the Cooks Essentials one and it is brilliant – perfect eggs every time!
I drove back to London on Sunday night and then spent all day Monday editing before going in to work at QVC on Tuesday. I don’t normally work Tuesdays so I spent the whole day feeling like it was Thursday – weird. I had a Christmas Festive lighting show and this is how well the floor staff know me – they had taken two of the letters from the illuminated PEACE sign we were selling and created CP for my team, Crystal Palace. Actually, I don’t want to talk about the 5 – 1 defeat to Man City in the League Cup on Wednesday night so I think I’ll change the subject!
I also had a Lalique fragrance gifts show on Tuesday and they very kindly gave me a couple of perfumes to try. I particularly liked the Living Lalique but someone else was more interested in the bag! I think my daughter Sophie’s cat, Milo, was a bit jealous of his brother getting all the attention on National Black Cat Day.
It was lovely to see Simon Wilson yesterday for the ‘Butler and Wilson World of…’show – he has a ‘Couture Jewellery show’ on Tuesday at 9pm so do check the designs on our website in advance.
Today I’m on air at 3pm, Vercella Vita and ‘Fashion on Friday’ at 5pm is Ronnie Nicole. Unfortunately Ouida Oliver hasn’t been able to travel from America this time but I’m looking forward to working with Imogen Connelly. I have a slightly earlier than normal start on Sunday which is Beauty Day. 11am is Beauty Gifts, featuring the Instyler Tulip Today’s Special Value offer, which my daughter loves, and then I have OPI Christmas Gifts at noon – hooray! I haven’t done a show with them for ages. On Monday we have the premiere of a new fashion range called Nick Verreos. Mine is the second show of the day at 5pm so I hope there will be some stock left.
Talking of premieres, has anyone seen Spectre yet? I love James Bond so that is definitely something to look forward to in the near future.
I’m not planning anything for Halloween tomorrow but if you are I hope it goes well
PS - Apologies to those of you who have been waiting for your Advanced Order of ‘Life’s a Beach and Then… 705211‘. It has only just been drawn to my attention that there has been a minor delay in getting the orders out but they should be heading your way next week along with all the waitlist orders. There are only single figures remaining and QVC will not be ordering anymore although it’s still available, unsigned, elsewhere – check my Julia Roberts TV Facebook page for more details