Hello lovelies, I’m back again with some great news!
As a Virgo, it’s birthday time for me! They say we don’t look forward to them as we get older, but I really do. It’s always summer, there’s plenty going on, and it is normally on – or close to – the Bank Holiday weekend (so tempting friends out isn’t a problem).
Also, because it’s summer holidays, my family and nephew can come and visit to see the many buzzing sites the capital has to offer.
Last time they all visited together, we went to the Foodies Festival and bought fabulous food and drink. We listened to great music and saw top chefs prepare new and exciting dishes. This time it may be a little different though, as Dad still isn’t very mobile and Mum is on her stick. We’ll do our best anyway, but may stay a little closer to home.
Knowing London has lots to offer and new things popping up all the time, the other day I set out on a little foot tour of north central London with Ted and a friend.
We mostly stayed around Camden and The Stables, where it’s like a food festival. It has hundreds of food stalls and homemade produce available around every nook and cranny, like a large vibrant food market with all sorts of shops and boutiques thrown in.
It’s always hustling and bustling with people and new pop-up restaurants, offering something for all tastes. I got stuck into a few tasty little bits – including a cheese restaurant that has the best cheese toastie I’ve ever sampled!
It has so many unusual cuisines: Albanian, Patagonian, Keralan, Goan, and Indonesian, to name a few. Plus, it has the usual Mexican street food stalls and, of course, an abundance of burger and sausage options. Basically it’s my heaven, and then some!
You can see some great street art and graffiti too, which I have a huge appreciation for. Think Banksy (who I love so much I bought kitchen tiles inspired by his urban art), but more locally-based artists. They’re urban, super-edgy, colourful, and multicultural.
Summer also attracts some fabulous and experienced guests, brands and experts to QVCUK, including one of our favourite celebrity make-up artists, Mally. The make-up expert is coming over to bring us her latest Today’s Special Value on Sunday 27th August.
She’s a creative innovator when it comes to make-up, renowned for her ‘bullet-proof’ product that doesn’t come off until you take it off. She’s bringing us a seven-piece ‘Eye on Flawless’ Collection. It contains her famous foundation, brow pencil, eye liner, two shadow sticks in different shades, mascara, sponge and a sharpener – a full face of make-up and the applicators!
[THIS COMPETITION IN NOW CLOSED]
Competition time! I’ve got a gorgeous Elemis bundle, worth around £100, as a special birthday prize. You’ll get their Advanced Eye Treatment, Jasmine and Rose Hand and Nail Cream, Soothing Apricot Toner, and Pro Radiance Cream Cleanser.
The question is: What star sign am I?
Simply post your answer in the comments box below before the end of the month, and provide an email (don’t worry it won’t show up online). A winner will be randomly selected and we’ll get this out to you shortly after, the usual terms and conditions apply.
Get your entries in by midnight Thursday 31st August! Fingers crossed!