Wow! It's cold outside as I write this! I hope you're well and your January is going well. It's been busy at QVC recently with my new show Destination Gems (we're resting the show on the 22nd of Jan as its Home Day at QVC!)
I spent a few days away last weekend on the Isle of Wight. We took the pups with us – they adore the beach, and were very grateful for their puppy coats as the wind was bitterly cold and bracing.
My favourite kind of weather! I always get a strange look when I say that but I do prefer the chill of winter to the basking heat of the summer (mmmm I sense you maybe giving me that look!)
The main reason for a visit to the Isle was to see Mum and Dad. Dad is in severe pain with his back and has had some really tough days. I think we brightened his weekend, he certainly brightened mine with the most AMAZING fruit salad. He also conjured up a wonderful steak with garlic and onion potatoes! And we were supposed to go down there to look after him!
He's hoping to manage a day trip to visit us and I plan to give him a special guided tour of QVC! I'll be sure to take him to our canteen to experience the burger and fries (pictured above!)
After our journey home it was a spot of DIY as we continue to sort through and rearrange the home and find new homes or charity shops for what we no longer need. Our children have accumulated so many toys over the years which they've now bagged up and passed on.
I didn't plan any New Year's resolutions. I tend not to as I've always said to myself, why wait til the New Year? But if I am to pick a New Year's resolution it's to do a little more DIY… I haven't started yet – wish me luck!
See you soon
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