I don’t know why I’m joking about it, because it’s really not funny! This is a photo of my foot after I visited the Bracknell Urgent Care Centre on Wednesday, where I have to say all the NHS staff were really efficient and friendly.
Why was I there?
Well, on Tuesday I was trying to vacuum under a solid oak coffee table but it was stuck in the pile of the carpet. I tugged it, and it smashed straight into my big toe…Ouch! I knew I was in trouble immediately.
It was bleeding and the swelling was almost instant. I iced it, put arnica on it, elevated it at bedtime but by Wednesday morning my toe was still really painful, and I feared I had broken it.
My doctor suggested the Urgent Care Centre, which I have to say looked more like a hotel than an NHS hospital.
They X-rayed it for me and, fortunately, it wasn’t broken, but I was told not to walk on it, no driving, to keep it iced and elevated for three days, and that salt soaks would help the wound around the nail bed heal. Apparently I will lose the nail but it could have been worse!
I haven’t been able to work, but I am hoping that it will only be these three days and that I will be back after my normal five day break for next Thursday’s shows.
I am so disappointed to be missing the launch of Betty & Co on Fashion on Friday tonight and also the final Spotlight on Jewellery of this series, but I hope you will enjoy watching them nonetheless.
I hope you all enjoyed the Butler & Wilson Anniversary earlier in the week? It was also Simon’s birthday on Tuesday and I couldn’t resist this card for him – elegantly dressed woman drinking champagne and wearing sparkly jewellery!
Perfect I thought. I also got him a little black cat that you put on a high shelf and it looks down on you – he seemed to like it.
So, if you live in Surrey you may have had a copy of the Surrey Downs magazine drop onto your doormat with a picture of yours truly on the cover.
The article is paying homage to the 30th anniversary of QVC in America which they will be celebrating in November (our 23rd anniversary in the UK is 1st October) but also talks about my books.
Speaking of which, the Kindle versions are on a special 99p offer for the whole of the Bank Holiday weekend – if you have a look on the site that sounds like a South American river… you know the one I mean!
It was also great to receive this photo from QVC viewer Sarah who has just got back from her holiday in Cuba – funnily enough, a small segment of ‘It’s Never To Late To Say…’ is set in Cuba, so how appropriate (coals to Newcastle and all that!).
Right, I need to go and put some more ice on my foot – I would show you a picture of it but it would definitely put you off your dinner!
Have a great Bank Holiday weekend whatever you are up to and see you next week (hopefully),
P.S. – I’m doing a 23-piece beauty giveaway next week on here to celebrate my 23rd anniversary of starting with QVC – you won’t want to miss it xx