Another couple of weeks have flown by… is it me, or does time seem to simply gallop along at this time of year? I do love autumn though, and my driveway and garden are now completely covered with lovely crunchy brown and yellow leaves.
One of these days I'm going to get out there and start clearing, but there never seems much point, does there, until they've all come down? Slightly worryingly, my local supermarket has suddenly started displaying sledges and snow shovels in a very prominent position – do they know something we don't about the weather for the coming weeks? Eek!
Anyway, before the craziness of Christmas arrives, hubby and I slipped off for one night away. We booked into a gorgeous riverside B&B which is attached to a pub called the Red Lion Freehouse in a little village by the River Avon in Wiltshire. We had a few glasses of fizz (pictured above), which brightened up a cold wet night rather nicely, and then a rather fabulous dinner.
The food in the pub was fantastic (my hubby, who's a superb chef himself, raved about the celeriac soup, and the local beef was divine too). The starter and main courses were so delicious and generous, in fact, that I couldn't even manage dessert, which is highly unusual for me as you'll know if you've watched any of my kitchen shows…I do love my food!
We tried to sit on the terrace outside our room the next morning to enjoy the river views with a cuppa but were beaten by the weather, so we might have to go back in the spring! (pictured above left) Anyway, highly recommended if you fancy a night in the country. Hubby and I spend a lot of time apart because of work so it was so lovely to chill out and just be together somewhere peaceful.
Beauty fans, I also HAVE to recommend a product I'd never heard of until I joined QVC but now am totally addicted to – Revitalash! Coming from a scientific background, I'm always quite sceptical about beauty products and the results they can have until I see them with my own eyes. In this case, I can see the results ON my own eyes!
Take a look at these pictures, taken six weeks apart. My eyelashes were so short and stubby in the picture on the left… now (below) they have been transformed! The side view is even more impressive – they are so long and fabulous now that I barely need mascara. Seriously impressed.
I can't believe it's almost a year since I made the major decision to leave a 20 year career in TV news and join the nation's favourite shopping channel. I'm so glad I did, I love it! And to celebrate I'm going to run a little competition in a few weeks time, so look out for that here on my blogs and on my Twitter account @jackiekabler. I'll be giving away a nice little bundle of goodies!
Have a fabulous week!
Love Jackie x