It’s been a while since I last posted a blog, largely because during the summer holidays my life is chaos and I haven’t had the time to think, let alone write a blog, sorry!
However, my little darlings are now back at school/nursery and life assumes something of a routine (as much as it can working shifts!). I must admit, I found new respect for my parents as we only have two kids and they had four under the age of six!
Holidays are great but they are sooooo tiring, I had to get myself into work every now and then for a rest! It’s been an eventful time over the last five or six weeks, kids growing up so fast and life’s little problems testing us all.
My new car
I decided that as my car had done over 130,000 miles it was time to consider a new one. I spent a fair bit of the last 6-7 weeks considering all the options, but even though I had decided to get myself a conservative and utilitarian car (as always), I did something very unusual for me – I bought something that was a bit more luxurious and special!
It was my wife that persuaded me, as I spend upwards of 20 hours a week in the car and she told me I deserved it. Well, I was offered a great deal and suddenly I had myself a lovely one year old car that had only done 5.5k miles and was immaculate.
I had only had it for six days and was sitting in it in the outside lane of the M40, just beginning to get used to the idea that I had a car that didn’t smell and was quiet and had no sweetie wrappers stuck to the seats, when out of nowhere, a car skidded across the road and spun round into my lane whilst I was doing 60 – 70mph. Airbags are scary!
“It’s only a car”
We were both ok, but spent a few hours in an ambulance and in A&E at the John Radcliff hospital. The next day I saw my car, which has a very very squashed nose and although it seemed to be a write off, the insurers now want to fix it.
It does seem that me and a new car were not destined to be. Kismet I guess. My mantra over the last few weeks has been “it’s only a car” and whilst it did it's job to protect me, I still feel a bit… well peeved, to put it mildly!!
Onwards and upwards! All is well with chickens, cats, dogs and family and work continues to bring new and exciting guests and products. Work is good and it was lovely doing a morning show with Kathy the other day as it’s been quite a while since we last worked together.
The autumn is always a busy time at QVC and as we head into the fourth quarter we can look forward to lots of Christmas shows, the first presenter calendar, Christmas parties (I hope) and my birthday next week (Boooo!).
I’ll be back in touch soon.
Love Simon X