It's been a non stop few days at work and home!
In my last blog I mentioned the lily growing competition among presenters. Well, things got off to a fairly good start with me following the instructions to the letter… However, three times the puppies have dug through the plant pot and unsettled everything! I've managed to salvage the bulbs and I think we'll be ok. It's in their nature to dig and they look as though 'butter wouldn't melt' when I catch them! The pot is relocated so they shouldn't be able to get to it now – hopefully! I've a feeling there may be some sabotage among the presenters and they're secretly training my dogs to dig frantically and hold me back!
On another note, far removed from digging and planting! If you love Harry Potter then I highly recommend a day out to experience the Warner Brothers Harry Potter Studio Tour, London.
What an experience it is! We had an amazing day. The studio you visit is where it began all those years ago for Daniel Radcliffe, the cast and crew. There is so much interaction. You'll be invited to walk through the great hall, see original props, stand at Dumbledore's office, learn about animatronics and pose for a photo outside number 4 Privet Drive! You can even grab yourself a drink of Butter-Beer! I was told by friends who visited before us how good it was so my expectations were fairly high. Well, they were met and exceeded!
We took many, many photos and video clips. You may recognise this (see video clip) from The Deathly Hallows, part two, when Harry meets Dumbledore on platform nine and three quarters.
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It was a truly memorable day and we promptly put the films on again when we arrived home.
I've always been a huge fan of the series and remember reading the first book when recovering from an operation…. from that first read, I was hooked!
It's been busy, busy, busy at QVC with Destination Gems returning this Tuesday 11th June at 8pm. This week we focus on highlights of the Basal Watch and Jewellery fair. Our very own Alison Keenan jet setted to Switzerland with our jewellery team – she had an incredible time perusing beautiful jewellery and joining in the meetings with our buyers and vendors. I also hear the food was rather delicious too!
On the subject of Destination Gems, be quick to enter our competition to win this gorgeous 'Rose de France' gemstone. Simply tweet me a picture of you wearing a favourite piece of QVC jewellery. My twitter is @mecharliebrook. You can also enter by post. Closing date is on the 11th June. Full terms can be found here!
See you soon, take care,