Hello there! How are you?? Oh my goodness did I speak too soon or WHAT in my last blog??! I'm pleased for this rain, we really need it – but I'm LONGING for the sunshine to return! OK, so we are knee-deep in boxes at QVC with the great sort out and the big move (which has been talked about for years) now upon us – so very exciting indeed!
Ironically I used to live in Chiswick and left a few years ago, probably just a matter of months before it was announced to us where we as a company were moving – typical, but better for the children as they've had much more space to grow up being outside London.
Still, I love London for many reasons – and my monthly London trip (outside of work of course) always starts with my hair cut! My hairdresser of the last three years hung up his scissors in March and as is often the way, just as I was panicking about what I should do, along came my knight in shining armour to save my barnet – Adam Reed of Percy and Reed!
So, for those of you who have been asking who does it, well he's the man and I know he'd be glad to see you in the salon (they serve home made brownies which are YUMMY!!). I have to say, I've been using their products at home and Ophelia's hair (FINALLY!!) feels like hair these days rather than straw thanks to their Shampoo and Conditioner and 'No Oil Oil'. I'm thrilled to bits that we have them at QVC, not to mention the fact that both Adam and Paul are both utterly gorgeous chaps too!! (little secret, Adam wants a donkey and an otter!)
So, good hair days and rainy days … April also brought some sad days for us as my beautiful cat Bootsie was hit by a car and killed. It was such a shock, and even worse, the only picture I seem to have of her is with her head down the loo drinking the water!! (it goes without saying she was slightly bonkers!)
The children took it really well, but I was absolutely devastated. She adopted us back when we used to live in Chiswick – she moved into our shed and after searching unsuccessfully for previous owners, we took her into our hearts and our home and she's been with us ever since. We had her cremated and sprinkled her ashes into a magnolia plant – the children thought it was great fun, an odd twist between my sadness and their excitement occured, probably good and definitely took the edge off the moment for me.
So with the ups and downs of rain and shine, life and love, we at QVC have a new beginning which is always exciting! I like a bit of change here and there as I think it keeps things fresh and exciting.
For those of you who have been asking, my studies continue, although as with anything, when there are children, animals, a house and work to be done, essay writing falls rather to the bottom of the pile, as anticipated, but I'm getting there! The poor kitchen table is constantly a tower of books (generally gathering dust!!) Speaking of which, I might just fit in an hour of reading this morning, so off I go (might however just make a nice coffee first in my fab red DeLonghi!!!!)
Take care xxx