Last week I popped back to Birmingham for a few days. My two nieces, Natalie & Nadine along with my sister-in-law, Karen all took my Mum out to a lovely pub for her birthday lunch. We’d not seen each other since Christmas, so it was ace.
As well as enduring an hour at the hands of my dentists while he did me a root canal filling, I spent time at Mum’s clearing the cupboards of some of my old stuff. She’s leaving the family home, where I was raised, we moved in just before my 7th birthday, over 35yrs ago. It’s amazing how much you gather, isn’t it? Stuff I didn’t take with me when I moved out of Mum’s 14yrs ago. I found boxes of VHS tapes, music cassettes of my fave bands like the Pet Shop Boys and Go West, tons of homework books from secondary school and some of my favourite toys including my knitted bear, Barney who was given to me at birth. I’m not ashamed to admit I sat alone in my old bedroom for a while, surrounded by all the stuff and shed more than a few tears. It’s going to be very, very hard to leave that house.
After my last week of Diet Chef, I weighed myself this morning and I’ve lost another 2lbs, and my BMI is down to 28, I started at 30. I feel so so thrilled. Everyone I’ve seen around at QVC keeps saying to me ‘Wow, you’ve lost a lot of weight, haven’t you?’ Overall since being on the 28 Day Hamper it’s a grand total of 6lbs, just short of half a stone, which I am over the moon about. I’m still deciding on if I should carry on. It’s definitely re-educated me about eating smaller portions, drinking tons more water and increasing my fruit & veg intake: all of which I’d neglected over so so many years #naughtygirl. And the fabulous thing about Diet Chef was I didn’t feel too much in the way of deprivation or guilt. As long as I was true to myself and counted the calories, I allowed myself the occasional beer or glass of wine!! If you’re thinking about a fuss-free way to lose weight, I recommend you do Diet Chef!!
Speaking of beer, because I’m a Beer Sommelier I was invited to a private party hosted by Rick Parfitt and Francis Rossi, the Status Quo rock gods themselves!! They launched their own beer, Piledriver. Brewed by Wychwood Brewery in Oxfordshire, it’s a tasty real ale, deep golden in colour, not too strong (just 4.3% abv) with a hint of citrus lemon and a spot-on balance of bitterness and sweetness. I think you and your Significant Other will really like it. It’s on sale in Wetherspoons next week. P.S. Rick and Francis were so much fun, we had a good old giggle and they told me to say a BIG HELLO to all QVC viewers!!
Elemis are back with a storming Today’s Special Value this Saturday, the first of 2014 from them. I’m a confirmed Elemis evangelist, especially since Alison Young recommended skincare from the TriEnzyme range for me on our consultation on the beauty channel last week.
Here’s Will and Alison with a little sneak peek at the Elemis TSV…
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HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY everyone! Austen says he’s got a surprise for me! #excited!
I found this fab idea for Valentine’s Day, if your Other Half loves beer! A Bro-quet of beer, how cool is that?!
Where you can find me this week…
Tuesday 11th February
4pm – Yankee Candles with Rosa
6pm – Plants and Flowers with Richard Jackson
Thursday 13th February
5pm – EasiYo yoghurt
6pm – Trinny & Susannah Outlet show
8pm – Anuschka Handpainted Handbags
Monday 17th February
10am – Wearable Art by Bob Mackie
12noon – Ronni Nicole Fashion (with Ouida Oliver)
Wednesday 19th February
6pm – Relax Your Back
8pm – Attitudes by Renee (with Renee Greenstein)
Don’t forget that when I’m not on-air at QVC, you can find me on Twitter or on my Facebook page. I always love to hear from you about the brands you like on QVC, what you’ve bought from us or anything you want to tell me, so come over and say HELLO anytime!!