Thanks so much for last week's comments – it’s been busy! I’m still sounding like the late Jimmy Durante, but am planning to give it my all with Diane Gilman tonight, just praying that I won’t need to cough!
Have you had this grotty cold/flu thing? It’s ghastly isn’t it? I Haven’t felt this lack lustre since Ask stopped accepting my Tesco vouchers, or was it when I had pleurisy? I was even mistaken for a bloke while trying to order something over the phone! Either way I don’t like it! I have no energy at all.
Even opening my sachet of cinnamon porridge caused me to break out into a sweat… There are people to see, boxes to unpack, cards to write, presents to wrap, and places to go – like Lucy’s taster weekend tomorrow in Cornwall!
She, Richard, Mel (best friend and all round great girl) and I are driving down to meet up with Richard’s parent’s at the suggested wedding venue. We get to try out all the food (and wine) and suss out the accommodation! Soooo exciting, especially as we’ve now found the dress. I’m saying nothing more, as it’s to be a secret, but suffice to say my girl looks gorgeous
So, I shall be taking my painkillers, anti-inflammatory tabs, cough medicine – oh and my Lemsip of course – to stave off any latent lethargy.
There was of course none of that the other week when I went with Debbie, Claire and quite a few other QVC stalwarts to celebrate 10 years success with Nicky Gerwitz of Lola Rose. What a corking night! (see picture at top). Ace music to dance to, fish and chips and burgers washed down with champagne, and a whole gang of lovely people to talk to!
Almost as much fun as our QVC Christmas party last Friday. It was held in a massive marquee just off the Chelsea Embankment, and was perfect for us all to bundle into, eat, drink and get incredibly merry! There was of course the obligatory dance floor, but also a blue screen against which you could pose with your fave folk and the pictures were printed out while you waited – brilliant!
Also, there were dodgem cars set up on their own track, which sadly I didn’t find out about until the end of the evening, so wasn’t able to take the guys on – with my newly acquired Silverstone driving skills! Not that my evening was spoiled in any way at all. Debbie and I danced ourselves dizzy, trying to keep up with Craig that is, and when we left and headed off into the freezing cold yonder, we all agreed it was one of the best!
Well, as the special day draws closer, you’ll be glad to know that Lucy came and spent an entire evening with me, and now I only have to buy three more presents for Christmas! Online shopping is awesome isn’t it!
All that’s left is to organise Christmas lunch, which will be here in the cottage with all the children. I never have a problem with the roast, but now that at least two of them have new partners they’re getting picky about their roast potatoes!! So I need your advice… when it comes to roasties should it be:
a) Beef dripping
b) Goose fat
c) Aunt Bessies or another famous brand!!
Your input would be much appreciated.
Have a great week,
Love Ali xx