… And it really was a great ‘trip’!


Hi all,

Hope you’re all well in this mix of sunny/wet weather (well down in this neck of the woods anyway).

A tad later than expected but,  several of you have noticed that I haven’t been around as much as usual. I promised an explanation in my blog, so here it is.

Towards the end of March I was on my travels in Israel with a group of some friends, along with others I met for the first time. I’ve been there many times over the years,
I find it a fascinating country for all sorts of reasons, not least of which, it’s a part of the world that is constantly uncovering archaeological evidence for all sorts of historical events.

Apparently, there are more leading archaeologists per square mile in that region than any where else in the world! Anyway, back to the plot, we were in Jericho on the West Bank and here is the dictionary definition of what happened:

To catch one’s foot on something and stumble or fall

That, my friends, is the official description of what it means to ‘trip’ – which has got to be the understatement of the century!

We were on top of a mound viewing a recent discovery and, on the way down, I was in front of our group (that’ll teach me to go first!). I went smack, face-down on a surface consisting of rocks and boulders!

Talk about a wallop! Ouch! What happened? Well, now I know why they call it trip wire! (Don’t even ask! No idea what it was doing there by the way!)

My initial thoughts, as I was lying there, were a mix of ‘oh no I’ve broken my nose’ and even worse ‘all my teeth are broken!’ (I had a mouthful of stones!).

Upon closer examination, I just ended up with a bashed-up face and eventually the most spectacular black eye in the history of spectacular black eyes!

I have been advised that photos are not a good idea to include in this blog – as they may frighten any young children in the vicinity (or at least put you off your cornflakes!) – and, just in case you’re wondering what on earth was I doing taking photos? I had to monitor it for being back on air. I actually didn’t have any time off work but just an extended period of not being on air!

On a slightly amusing note, although I was checked out when it happened, I was advised to get the eye looked at upon my return to the UK, which I duly did: sprained muscle at the rear of the eyeball? What?!

My friend said: “Oh no, listen Anne, you better rest up and take it easy.” Really? What was I meant to do? Not look at anything?! Anyway, all good now folks! Could’ve been so much worse and everyone was so kind and lovely.

As a result of my escapades, I have subsequently made an amazing discovery in one of our make up ranges here at QVC, and I now know why it has 118 five star reviews, no less! What is this amazing ‘non-archaeological’ discovery?

The Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer from It Cosmetics! Absolutely incredible with fantastic coverage! Between that and the It Cosmetics foundation, that’s what got me back on air three weeks later!

So all’s well that ends well, as they say!

Incidentally, for anyone interested or who may recall, it was at Jericho that the walls of that city apparently came ‘tumbling down’! I guess I was maybe trying to recreate a wee bit of history!

Take care everyone,

Anne xx


  1. Carol Ann Norman May 23, 2017 at 5:55 pm -  Reply

    Dear Anne,
    So sorry to hear of your accident, falls can really shake you up and
    Happen so quickly.
    Make up can do wonders and QVC have so much choice.
    Hope you are feeling better now. Take Care, luv Carol Ann

  2. Josephine Jennings May 24, 2017 at 8:08 am -  Reply

    Sorry to read about your “trip” hopefully your seeing thru once again!

  3. Susan May 27, 2017 at 10:46 am -  Reply

    Oh my goodness Anne! I was expecting a fall story but not quite such a unique one! That’s quite a fall! As you say lucky you didn’t do more damage but goodness that’s some pain you must have been in. I’m sure Danny was worried about you being out there! Not quite the holiday trip you want to have taken! Look after yourself. X

  4. Christine June 8, 2017 at 1:58 pm -  Reply

    Sorry to hear about the fall. I have fallen few times, broken leg, sprained ankle. I know how you feel.
    Take care X

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