The silicone bakeware TSV came in handy when I had to make a chocolate cake at short notice and also Sunday lunch for 10! My cake came out of the sandwich ‘tins’ without a hitch even though it was the first time I’d used them.
I also did roast gammon with a honey and mustard glaze, and the glaze didn’t burn or turn to toffee as it has done when I’ve used a metal roasting dish! So not only was I spared expensive dental bills but the washing-up was a treat!
I also made it to the annual QVC Christmas party which was fab! It’s always really nice to meet up with the hundreds of other people who work behind the scenes and who I rarely get to see. Everyone looked gorgeous: a sparkling sea of satin, tafetta, velvet and lurex – and that was just the men!!
I danced for hours and my feet, which had seemed fine on the dance floor, were so painful when it came time to leave that my lovely (and thankfully very strong) partner had to give me a piggy-back all the way to the hotel!
I’m proud to say I didn’t feel too shabby in the morning, but was reminded of my attempt to add a bit of rhythm at the end of the evening by banging the drums the band had left on the stage: "Madam, please leave my bongos alone…" I was asked by a somewhat irritated security guard… can’t think why?!
Finally, a huge thank you to ALL of you for your lovely Christmas cards, messages and from Babs Dyson – a photo of herself! And what a cracking idea that was… so I’m formally asking you all to send in a photo of yourselves by post. I’m starting a ‘Friends Wall’ in our presenter lounge, because as Babs said, "we know what you look like, but thought you might like to know who we are". I look forward to receiving them!
Have a good one, love Ali x