My busy half term week

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Well hello there! How have you been, good I hope? I didn’t manage to get a blog up last week because it was half term and every spare moment I had I was chasing kids around soft play centres, farms and parks or scraping Playdoh off the floor and sweeping up cereal!

We’ve had a lovely half term though and caught up with friends and family. Fred was away with work for most of it so I brought the kids up to my mums where I have a bit of back up! We visited Bocketts Farm with some friends and had a great time. Ivy was beside herself with excitement at feeding the sheep, it was the first time she had done it and was fearless.

It’s a brilliant family venue with a massive play area and indoor soft play too. They have pig racing and loads of lovely animals for the kids to see up close. At the moment all the babies are being born so there are loads of piglets and lambs and even a baby alpaca. Worth a visit if you are in the Leatherhead area. The rest of half term has been play dates, pizzas and watching the film Trolls on loop.

The biggest news though of the week was that Tilda’s first tooth has fallen out!! She was soooooooo excited. Meanwhile I actually had a little knot in my tummy. She’s growing up, suddenly I’m picturing her leave for uni or to go and travel the world without me there to hold her hand. It’s funny the things that hit you when you’re a parent when you least expect it.

So I was busy ‘collaborating’ with the tooth fairy that evening. We made a special little parcel for the tooth fairy and when Tilda woke up (at 6am!!) she came running in to open what the tooth fairy had left her. Two £1 coins and a little note. We of course then had to go and spend it on something as soon as possible. I did talk to her about piggy banks etc but she didn’t listen to me!

I’ve been working too though and there’s loads happening at QVC at the moment. Did you catch the Ruth Langsford Fashion Edit? It was a great show and so many of you seemed to love it and the fashion choices she chose for the hour.

So what else is coming up? In beauty, I will be on air with our Today’s Special Value offer from NuFace. I am completely fascinated by this product and have begun using it this week. It’s a facial toning device which uses a micro current to penetrate the skin!

It comes with an accessory for the larger areas of your face and the TSV includes an extra attachment for more delicate areas like around the eyes. It comes with a special gel that you must apply before using. I learned the hard way and stuck it straight on my face without reading the info and promptly felt a zap to the skin. I never learn, must read directions!

When you use the gel you don’t feel anything but after using you do feel some warmth on your skin, I did anyway. Some people will see results very quickly and some may take a little longer. Users have found improved contour, skin tone and reduction of appearance of wrinkles so I am going to be giving this a good trial in the run up to the launch on the 23rd. I will be using it while catching up on some TV!

We are also bringing you yet another new brand, I wanted to talk about it simply because it’s right up my street. It’s called Fornash and it’s fabulous chunky fashion jewellery with golds and brightly coloured enamel.

If you love bangles then these are going to be brilliant for the summer. The cocktail rings are definitely on my list.

I’m thinking this range will be perfect for a wedding I’m going to in Greece this summer. It’s going to be featured in the Lunchtime Show on Wednesday 22nd Feb and then at 9pm that evening, so be sure to tune in.

I’ve been doing a lot of cooking lately trying out new things. I love to cook and generally come up with recipes on my own and just throw in what I think might be nice together.

In the picture I’ve shared, I had made up meatballs in an Italian style tomato sauce with peppers. It was pretty good and even the kids ate some of it and that’s saying something. I would definitely say that my Le Creuset pans are some of my favourite things to cook with. I have a casserole dish, a shallow pan with lid and also a griddle.

They were all wedding presents and are probably some of the most used things in my kitchen. There’s something so comforting about Le Creuset, yes they are heavy but they will last us forever.

My mum still has the same orange Le Creuset that she was given over 30 years ago! It’s ridiculous really but I stand in front of the displays in department stores and sigh just a little. I love them! I will definitely be adding to my collection at some point.

The reason I mention it is that we have a Le Creuset TSV coming up soon and I would always say yes to anyone who asked me should they treat themselves to one or gift one as a present. Anyone else have the same love for these cast iron pans as I do? The Le Creuset Today’s Special Value is coming up on the Monday 27th February.

Have you noticed the evenings are finally getting lighter?! I get so excited by this as I love the spring and summer. We get to spend so much more time outdoors and as I live by the sea we get to be at the beach so much more. So expect to see many more blogs on being out and about. I feel a bit like I’ve been hibernating!!

I would love to hear what you’ve been up to too so do let me know in the comments. Meanwhile you can keep up with me on Instagram and Twitter.

Love Katy x

2 Comments

  1. Kate March 3, 2017 at 3:29 pm -  Reply

    Hello Katy, what a lovely blog as always. Such beautiful girls you have. We too have a Matilda who is almost 8. I often refer to her as Tilda, who I am sure is destined for the stage. Regarding the Le Creuset. I too have the orange set like your mum. Over 40 years ago when we were first married, I made a cooked breakfast in the frying pan. Completely forgetting to turn it off before we went off to work. Came back about 10 hours later to just find the pan slightly smoking. If I had used any other than the Le Creuset I would have burnt the house down. Some recommendation. Enjoy your week. Kate x

    • Katy Pullinger March 13, 2017 at 6:45 pm -  Reply

      Hi Kate, Sorry for slow reply. What a great Le Creuset story!! Can you imagine what could have happened other than just burnt bacon?! ….Funnily enough I think My Tilda may be destined for the stage too, she can be VERY dramatic!!! X

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