This week –
- Big Xmas Competition – take part right here!
- Visiting Charlie Bears’ Bearhouse in Cornwall
- How to use Twitter – a simple guide
- Funny blooper and sneaky peeks of Nails Inc, Mally and Molton Brown deals!
Big Christmas Comp!
We’ve excelled ourselves this year! A combination of superb goodies for my special Christmas competition, running all of December.
Here’s a rundown of what you’ll get – Laura Geller’s recent Today’s Special Value offer, a Bodyblade, two of my books (including the triple romance blockbuster ‘Hawaiian Trilogy (PG)’, AND the latest version of ‘Till the Fat Lady Slims 2.0’, weight loss book). PLUS some Liz Earle goodies and a Judith Williams Phytomineral EDP fragrance! Wow!
All you need to do is leave a comment at the bottom of this blog, saying clearly that you’d like to be entered into the random draw to pick one winner. Also out of interest, tell me which part of the prize you’re particularly interested in and why? Good luck!
Read the full terms and conditions here, closing deadline for entries is midday on 31st December.
Charlie Bears’ Bearhouse Brigade!
I had such a lovely afternoon with William and Charlie from Charlie Bears – I was staying with my pal Alix down in Devon and managed to zip 20 minutes up the A30 to Launceston on Friday afternoon. I pulled up outside the inconspicuous (not!) warehouse showing me I was in the right place!
First to greet me was adorable spaniel Puddles! We hear so much about him it was nice to put a ‘muzzle’ to a name! He and the other two accompanied me to meet Charlie and Will, and we ended up exploring the warehouse and they even let me help box up a couple of the bears that are going to feature on the Christmas Day, Today’s Special Value shows – make sure you tune in at some point!
I also got the tour with lovely Charlie – who is feeling much better now, she says, after her treatment. Charlie showed me upstairs to the little display shelves containing many super bear designs for next year and I met the huuuuuge bear standing guard over the top-secret designs!
Don’t forget the big Christmas day shows when a little bit of news will be revealed! And please come join the Back to You QVC Facebook group in time for this Monday night at 8-9pm (15th)… why? See below to find out!
I did something really silly… also over on my website, in my weekly news, you’ll never guess what I did. It was really, really, silly! Click here to find out (and do sign up for newsletters to get updates first on new stories!)
Back to You Update
Had some great chats this week at the studios with a small group of my Back to You regulars on Facebook, who responded to my request to come in and be filmed, talking about how my regular QVC series has helped them in the last year. Back To You will be back on Mondays in January, starting on 5th at 9pm! It was great fun and everyone had a great day, meeting lots of the guests and presenters who passed by the ground floor café.
The ladies said they chatted about: Bruce’s Bodyblade, my weight loss book ‘Till the Fat Lady Slims 2.0 – The ‘When’ Diet’, and about some of the other key QVC products that we’ve featured during our January and September series. Looking forward to seeing the finished videos, being edited by Will’s hubby Steve! Thanks to all the girls for coming in!
One of the key events each week on our Facebook group is the Back to You, Monday, web chats! This week we’ve had some fab news, that Will and Charlie will be on this coming Monday (15th) at 8-9pm, talking about Charlie Bears and the Christmas Day Today’s Special Value offer!
Here’s the link to last Mondays web chat – with the No! No! hair removal and Judith Williams’ team – plus on this week’s Back To You blog: How the Mediterranean diet helps health and may be better than calorie counting for long-term weight loss. Plus emotional eating a problem? Read the Monday Essay – click here for more!
Hope it helps if you’re getting stressed, e.g because of family issues, Xmas woes, money worries, conflicts involving people being misled by others, health problems, etc. It’s tough if you’ve unlearned the body’s signals. Well that’s where Freedom Eating comes in. More info about TTFLS on my website.
And of course keeping up those Permahabits is the most important thing – it’s the stuff we do little and often, every day that makes such a difference. Do join our Facebook groups too – they’re all at the bottom, particularly Back to You QVC and Bodyblade QVC to read Bruce’s updates (he’s back on air on 12th January – some stock of Bodyblade is now in warehouse.)
Dec 15th – Monday night’s web chat IS at 8pm with Charlie Bears
Dec 22nd – Tom Ogden from Alpha H has been confirmed – just before he appears the next day with another super skin care show.
Join us now!
Read It Write It Sell It
RiWiSi – my weekly look at all things book!
Book of week – The Mistletoe Run.
My lovely writing pal, Mary Jane Hallowell, has finally released her little anthology with a seasonal story called ‘The Mistletoe Run.’ If you liked her novel ‘To Touch a Rainbow,’ you may like this! Her other short story is in it and you can get them all in paperback for first time too. Go here for links to buy it.
Also on my website RiWiSi page – more info for people interested in writing novels and self-publishing including writing courses in the UK in 2015. Plus news of when my next short story is out – am trying to write you a short story as a xmas present – ‘the 12 Dates of X-Mas’ – can you guess what it’s about?! And the NYT top 10 books of 2014.
And do sign up for my regular newsletters which send you all the links to my weekly blogs and snippets of info I don’t write anywhere else!
Sneaky peek – On Friday next week we’re going to have a fabulous Nails Inc set – here’s a sneak peek of the nail colours!
Shhhh! – Molton Brown Our wonderful bath and body range is back – with a one show only type bargain on Beauty Day, Sunday (14th)– on my 10pm hour. One of the few shows this side of Xmas from our old favourite brand which used to break records on QVC in years gone by. Join me at 10pm!
QVC CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE Wondering when we’re live over Xmas? Especially if you’re new to QVC and how it all works? Here’s a quick summary – hope you’ve cottoned on by now that you can see up to three weeks ahead on our TV Guide on the home page. We are live until Christmas Eve at 2pm, then launch live again at 9am on Boxing Day. But we have some brilliant recorded shows for you in between! And that special Today’s Special Value on Xmas Day itself with Charlie Bears (see above). The last date for Xmas Deliveries is 21st December which means almost 10 more shopping days as of today (Friday 12th). Another week on air for me, then I’m off till Saturday 27th. Whoop!
BLOOPER – Fancy a stiff drink with your neck treatment? Funny slip of the tongue during my Sarah Chapman show this week! Hehe!
And secondly, a bit of a laugh over some jiggly bits during the Renee’s launch with Jilly last night! Lol.
QVC THIS WEEK –
The Saurday Nigh Show finale – guess what!? We get to meet Queenie the pug, star of our Christmas promo! Whoop! Oh, and Julia and Will and Miceal of course! Well done guys, it’s been a great series. Here’s Michelle from Carol Hochman and I sitting on last week’s couch at the end of the show. What’s been your favourite moment of this run?
Sunday 14th – it’s the long awaited Mally TSV – I’ll be on in the evening with an hour of Mally but the TSV is due to end early, so if the plan comes together my watch the Will and Alison clip to discover more about it!
Sunday Night – also on Beauty gifts day look out for my Molton Brown and Mally OTO’s on Sunday at 10pm and 9pm respectively – gonna be fun!
Monday night midnight – Kipling Bargain – do join me and Marie Francoise for the latest bag and purse set, still in time for xmas delivery. And Wednesday night midnight – Centigrade Supersoft Fill Patch Pocket Coat – with the bad weather on the way it’s probably good timing!
Yong Kim Bargains Alert! Don’t miss Wednesday night 11pm – free P&P for 5th anni shows, and a one show only deal for you – join me and lovely Ingrid Tarrant! See you then.
How to Use Twitter As promised, there’s a wonderful guide on how to use Twitter – just the basics – now available on my website, including a yYouTube video, I found that’s just 6 minutes long – if you do nothing else, just read this, if you’d like to get involved on air when we say ‘tweet me!’ Click here to read all about it.
Xmas Trip with my Son – gosh it’s that time of year again when me and my boy get cracking on the Xmas shopping with a trip to Westfield mall – as usual we had a fab time. I’m now happily only looking at the last few presents still outstanding – good job!
Tova Time We shouldn’t have favourites but I must say Tova’s one of my bestest guests with the mostest! Love her and her classy looks, jewellery and award winning fragrances (Body Mind and Spirit is one of my absolute favourites). If you missed her shows and the 7th Anniversary pricing, search ‘Tova’ on our website and see the bargains that come up – you might be surprised!
Happy Birthday Mat Trim and Co! It’s a busy week for Birthdays! Hi to Mat Trim our IT guest, and to Jake who is 16 this weekend, and to the lovely Sharon Harvey, celebrating 40 years on this planet. And to you too if you have a big birthday around this time of year!
Sleepcycle app I mentioned during my show with Sarah Chapman that I use a sleep app. It tells me the quality of my sleep and also my average hours’ sleep over time. Er… less than 7. That ain’t good! No wonder it looks like someone’s slept on my face recently! Lol! But a couple of people asked about it. If you just search ‘sleep’ on your own app store there are several. But the one I use is called ‘sleepcycle’ – let me know how well you sleep? My fault for not getting enough – I have the chance to go to bed earlier but I’m writing a particularly fun short Xmas story at the moment!
Xmas Film Countdown Time soon to begin watching Xmas movies too – and I was very lucky the other day to manage to record a whole bunch of my regulars off Sky – all waiting for me to watch them! I asked on Facebook for people’s faves and these occurred over and again:@
- It’s a wonderful Life
- Miracle on 34th St
- The Grinch
- National Lampoon’s Xmas Vacation
- White Christmas/Holiday Inn
- Love Actually
What are yours? When you enter the competition, leave me a comment about this too, just for fun!
WATCH – Last Vegas – It’s on Sky movies now so I just have to recommend it. One of my fave films of the year starring some legends – Robert De Niro, Kevin Kline (playing a Grandad, but he’s still hot!) Michael Douglas and Denzel Washington – they are BRILLIANT! 9 out of ten – that’s high!!
PS here’s a seasonal special for you again – when Britain’s Got Talent winners, super group Collabro appeared recently on QVC – singing a festive classic! Enjoy.
Next week – I’m off to the grotto with the little nieces, in the penultimate blog of the year! And the annual family get together – with new baby Evie appearing in the group pic for the first time. Plus my presenters’ Christmas lunch – who will get the worst Secret Santa? Join me here next week!
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