We truly have been blessed with a wonderful October, weather-wise, which kind of makes up for all the rain in the summer.
I don’t know about you, but blue skies and sunshine, even if the temperatures are a bit cooler, lift my spirits and encourage me to go outside. My QVC Garden Pick of the Month, the violas and pansies, arrived last Friday so I was able to plant them out in various containers over the weekend and get out to the garden.
We also went for a walk on nearby Wentworth golf course where I practiced my selfie taking. I’m getting on quite well with my new iPhone – even getting into Whatsapp – but still not great on the selfies… maybe my arms aren’t long enough?
I took the one on the left during my walk to the Science Museum on Wednesday evening and the background is a bit blurred. The one on the right is in front an ice rink after we had enjoyed an early dinner sitting at the pavement tables outside Le Pain Quotidian in South Kensington – it felt like we were in Europe somewhere.
If you look at the photo below closely, you will see the name Swarovski on the Christmas tree – I only mention it as I have a show on Sunday at 6pm called Glamour with Swarovski, so do join me for a bit of sparkle!
I finally managed to complete the ‘Cancer Sucks’ challenge that Dale Franklin had nominated me for. Several of us presenters are doing it to raise awareness and money for Harry Moseley’s charity; sadly Harry lost his battle with cancer five years ago.
If you want to see my video and find out how you can donate, check my Twitter feed. I’ve nominated my daughter, Sophie, Debs Flint, and my friend and former Crystal Palace player, John Salako.
So, why was I on my way to the Science Museum?
I had been invited to participate in the ‘Lates’ event by Rotary of GB & Ireland, to talk about my experience of living with polio in the wake of World Polio Day on Monday.
Their End Polio Now campaign has seen the number of polio-endemic countries fall from 127 in the 1980s to just 3, and there have been only 27 new cases reported this year so far.
It is completely preventable, although not curable, thanks to the vaccine. Rotary and the Bill Gates Foundation have played a major role in getting the vaccine into even the most war torn areas of the world.
It was a pleasure to meet Konnie Huq, an ambassador for the charity, and ‘pinky’ the bear.
If you’d like to read more about the event head to my website www.juliarobertsauthor.com under ‘My Charity Work’ after the weekend, when I will also put up a link to buy your own ‘pinky’ and explain why he is called that.
Talking of bears, I need to head in to QVC shortly for my 2-hour Charlie Bears extravaganza at 2pm. Fashion on Friday today is Artscapes, and I also have Absolutely Famous tomorrow at 6pm and the 3rd anniversary of Etoile on Monday at 2pm.
My Focus on Fashion is slightly different today. You may be aware that we have been broadcasting live on the QVC Style Channel at 4pm weekdays for the last couple of weeks. On Monday I will be hosting the show so I hope to see you there, watch this clip with Will for more info.
Watch out for the wonderful Yankee Candle Today’s Special Value launching at midnight tonight. I’m currently burning Vanilla and Lime in the lounge and Snow in Love in the bedroom – what is your favourite?
Have a great weekend,