As you know from last week's blog we are celebrating the 19th anniversary of Butler and Wilson's fashion jewellery over the next three days.
In celebration we are running a competition to win this bejewelled jewellery box which I shall tell you more about later.
I've also been doing a little celebrating of my own. Last Sunday we finally met up for lunch with my best friend Denise for a late, late birthday celebration at Boulter's restaurant near Maidenhead.
We had celebrated my birthday there last year and intended to do the same in June but things have been hectic for us both.
Only two months late but it was worth it for the food, the company and I must admit the gifts – pretty flowers, a heart-shaped keyring, a picture frame and a little sign that says 'love' to hang on a wardrobe door (which will have to wait to be hung as we currently have no wardrobes)!
We have been using Daniel's as we had built-in wardrobes at our three previous houses but of course he took it with him when he moved last week – he's settling in well by the way. So we are making do with hanging rails until we decide on the decor for our bedroom.
There were six of us, and six desserts on the menu (excluding the cheese and biscuits) so we ordered them all and had the waiter try and guess who had ordered which.
It was a little reminiscent of the 'Race Game' from the Price is Right, which is where Denise and I first met when we were both hostesses.
What a good sport! I can highly recommend Boulter's for location, food and definitely their friendly staff!
So, here is my big news of the week ….. my book is FINISHED!!
Obviously there is still a way to go before it will be published but it feels incredible to have completed my first novel. The hard work starts now with the read through and the editing, I'm so chuffed to have persevered with something I have wanted to do for twenty years or more. I'm itching to start the sequel already!
And so to the competition! To win this beautiful Butler & Wilson jewellery box (which Simon sells in his shop for £198), all you need to do is answer this following question and leave a comment below:
One of Simon's most iconic brooches features a male and female dancing. Is it called:
A) The Dancing Duo
B) The Dancing Partnership
C) The Dancing Couple
The competition closes at 11:59pm on Thursday 14th August and the winner will be announced on the 15th August - find the terms and conditions here.
Good luck to you all and I hope you will enjoy the Butler & Wilson, 19th Anniversary shows. My shows with Simon are today at 7pm, tomorrow at 6pm and the Couture show on Sunday at 7pm.
For those of you asking about our model Ali and whether she's had her baby, the answer is yes. She is doing the show at 6pm tomorrow so hopefully we will see some pictures of the new arrival.
Just one more celebration to tell you about…my mum will be 88 next Wednesday…Happy Birthday Mum!
Have an enjoyable weekend