Jo Carnell from Aldershot! Congratulations Jo! Do be sure to let me know how you get on. I really hope you love it as much as I do.
To everyone else who entered, thank you for doing so. I appreciated every lovely comment you left and wish there were as many books to give away as there were entries! Still, the good news is that lovely Christianne Wolff will be back on the 10th of February with Kathy Tayler on the 9am Morning Show. My advice? Keep checking the website ahead of the show and get your order in as they sold so fast last time. Please keep me updated with your progress on the plan, too.
And while we’re talking about winners… the totally-broke-and-exhausted award goes to… meeeee! Aaaand, there’s no trophy. Well, not yet, anyway. I’m working every spare moment I can on my house to get it to a move in-able condition. It will all be worth it in the end. Finally, a home for me, my children and my cats to love and enjoy. That’s the trophy.
Seriously, though, I have loved the process and learned so much along the way thanks to my wonderful friend, Steve, who is a property developer and is guiding me through this endeavour. Will Gowing came out to visit me at the weekend to see how things were progressing. He was most impressed as you can see here, hee hee!
After ripping up yet more floorboards and connecting yet more pipes I am almost ready to fire up the only radiator in the place! It can’t happen soon enough. I tell you, it’s abso-bloomin’-lutely freeeeeeeezing working in this weather. I’m going to install underfloor heating in all but one room. It was a small ‘snug’ extension added by the previous owners but the floor is solid concrete so I’ve opted for a radiator in there. Can’t wait… now all I need is a flushing loo and it’s almost liveable. Ish. Hmm. Well, soon, anyway. For now we will just have to suffer certain indignities for the greater good.
So, from the not-so-glamorous to the outright divine world of Modalu England handbags! I am presenting their premiere show on QVC this coming Sunday at 6pm. My goodness, they are truly stunning. Beautifully made, enduring, modern classics. There’s not much that we currently stock in this area which I can compare these little beauties to. They have a very smart, chic, high-end luxury feel to them (as do the official pictures – I couldn’t quite recreate this shot myself!). I can see a touch of vintage Jackie O or Audrey Hepburn about them but with a little modern twist. Very special indeed. Feel free to comment below if you already know the bags and love them.
I’m still keeping healthy. I experimented and made some gorgeous chocolate truffles which Christianne Wolff would approve of the other day. Sugar free, gluten free, vegetarian truffles. Sooo yummy. They were gone so fast I didn’t take any piccies but I’ll share my recipe with you in my next blog. I want to take pics and create some variations before I post more details. Promise it’ll be worth the wait.
I’ve decided that, as I’m so busy, I’m going to give the BodyBlade a go as you only need to find 6 minutes per workout. I bought mine ages ago but, like so many people, I shockingly haven’t used it much. Next Tuesday I’ll be joined by BodyBlade Bruce, the inventor of this workout, at 5pm for a whole hour. Ooh I’m gonna be feeling it! I’d love to know what you think of it if you’ve tried it.
For now though, I must sign off as I have a Mount Vesuvius-sized pile of washing which is crying out for my attention.
Keep well, keep warm and keep happy.
Lots of love,