– A fantastic 40th surprise for Craigy!
– I Can Do It
– The Louise Hay way…
– And some brill early QVC bloopers!
Happy 40th Craig
How lovely it was to be able to help celebrate my good pal Craigy’s 40th birthday this weekend! We went for a lovely Italian meal in Chelsea on Saturday evening, and in the middle of it all, his sister and family turned up to surprise him! How cute!
Brad came with me ‘cos he was also attending the seminar we went to over the weekend. Craig’s done what I did for my 50th in May, and spread out his celebrations over a very long period, and he’s got a couple more to go still! And by the way – it’s not too late to go wish him a happy birthday on his blog!
I can do it weekend
Now a couple of things happened this week which made me think I should dedicate a part of this blog to offering some contacts and resources for anyone needing a little help at the mo.
Reason? During the Kirks Folly show on Monday, a lovely lady called Helen rang, got her sprinkling of Jennifer’s Fairy Dust, and mentioned she’d sadly lost her 13 year old daughter recently so needed it.
I offered to tell her about a couple of helpful books – one of which really comforted me after my dad died years ago. Now this won’t be for everybody, and it’s not a cure-all – but if you are in the same boat, and feel ready to read something uplifting, then I’d recommend the Conversations With God trilogy, particularly books 1 and 2. They’re very cheap on Amazon, and I’d say read the first 20 pages of book 2 first, before you read book 1 as it puts it in context.
I was recommended them by my dear pal Emma but was a bit put off at first by the title – but I needn’t have worried – they’re not ‘goddy’ at all, really, more philosophical – and changed the way I now deal with all such things.
If anyone else has some sage words of support for Helen, do feel free to offer them below – it’s always good to have comfort in such sad situations. Or any other books, feel free to recommend.
The other thing I thought I’d do is mention the marvellous speakers at the wonderful ‘I Can Do It’ weekend run by Hay House. Louise Hay and Cheryl Richardson (pictured) are very prolific authors who have written so many useful books, the most famous of which is ‘You Can Heal Your Life’ by Louise Hay.
Wayne Dyer was also there, who is one of my all time heroes and an ex QVC guest – and soooo many of his books and – preferably for me – audio books, have really helped me adapt and change my outlook over the last decade or so, being able to deal with all sorts in life as a result of these invaluable tools!
But the two most memorable speakers included someone completely new to me, David R Hamilton PhD. David is a scientist and explained on a micro-molecular level – in layman’s terms thank goodness! – how the vast areas of space which make up atoms, and therefore our bodies and everything around us – are filled with energy.
That energy can absolutely affect our bodies – basically saying how scientific studies are now proving how our thoughts can physically change our bodies and therefore even our health.
Some amazing meditations and visualisations were on offer throughout the whole weekend, and I think I bought up the shop! Lol! Including a regression one by Dr Brian Weiss who was utterly fascinating.
As was a lady called Anita Moorjani (who wrote ‘Dying to be Me’ – an enthralling account of her brief experience of the afterlife and of ‘miracle’ healing from third stage cancer).
These books are not for everybody, I don’t expect everyone to rush to buy them, but they do it for me for sure! So hopefully if you do feel it’s time to go find out more, you can discover some brand new information that could really help, or at least enlighten, especially handy if you’re having some stressful times.
Top billing was of course Dame Kelly Holmes, whose motivational talks have been inspiring lots of youngsters – and most memorable moment goes to her Q&A session response where a poor lady whose daughter had been self harming, like Kelly had in her youth.
She asked Dame Kelly for some advice and the lovely lady responded, ‘well, I could talk to her’. How amazing of Kelly to offer! Wonderful woman.
Hay House is a brilliant resource about many more subjects too so do go and look, and no, I’m not on commission! Lol! What I am doing though, is booking to go on the weekend again NEXT autumn! Loved it.
– Ancestors hunt continues– and I found this amazing snapshot in time of my great grandad Charles Henry Flint’s household in the 1911 census – they release them every hundred years so it’s the most recent one available.
They were living in 69 Canning Road, Islington at the time, and have now got a pic of the whole family just prior to that which I’ll feature next week if I can!
Oh and let me know if you have any pics of that road or area around that time, or even if you’re related to me – Charles Henry and wife Lily Eliza (nee Brennand) must have over a hundred descendents now! For instance, Charles the first born son (my granddad) had seven children – my dad Derek was the youngest!
– Blooper – how funny was it being on with Susan Graver this week – and well done if you got your TSV jacket and top set – it sold out early after our midnight launch! In the midst of it all, she decided to show off a talent you might not have realised she had…
I got my novel critique back from the RNA New Writers’ Scheme this week, with a lot of helpful suggestions as to how to improve it, so I ended up starting that instead of going to the cinema – sorry! I do hope to see Hope Springs soon tho if possible!
Here’s the trailer meanwhile – do leave me a review below in the comments section if you’ve seen it already!
QVC- It’ll be a busy weekend – cos this week I Are Mostly Been Using the new Leighton Denny bronzy colour nail varnish as part of his Saturday TSV, and I’m helping to kick off our 19th birthday celebrations on Sunday at midnight with a new EMU today’s special value. There’ll be lots of great bargains throughout the day so join us if you can! But if you read this in time,
Have a great week and see you next time! (don’t forget to leave me a comment below!)
P.S. Here’s an extra treat for you – another fabulous blooper – true bloopers – from the first five years of QVC – see if you can spot the early presenters!