– Debbie, Diamonique and dozens of DQ divas!
- BCC event – behind the scenes footage and pics!
- Somewhere over the South Bank - a special concert invite
- What the experts thought of my first novel!
Dazzling at the Diamonique event
What a pleasure it was to be the host for last week's Diamonique Day preview event at the Q. Dozens of our lovely doyennes of all things simulated diamond visited our special display and got an early peek at some of the goodies being set up for Tuesday's Diamonique Day.
I loved the Today's Special Value earrings and some of the bigger pieces. I got to meet Tom the new guest, who if you missed him on air, was giving us the inside story on upcoming trends – including circles, colours, and long thin earrings over 2cm in length – all very hot in the Far East right now. Hence my order for the earrings! Then our lovely Tanya and Beth helped me and Tom pull the raffle winners.
Tan was funny – making her usual impression on people – she can talk for England that girl! Anyone tongue tied was delighted to be entertained by our lovely model! Hi to all the lovely ladies and the occasional gent we met that day, thanks to the girls who made the cakes in the pic – if you know who they are, do add a comment below!
And thanks to everyone for your kind comments about the day – hope you got the jewellery items you wanted on Diamonique Day! I ordered a lovely three-stone ring and the TSV earrings!
Breast Cancer Care night
However, I live my life mostly at the other end of the night! Have done so many midnight launches – and some fab products! I just ordered myself the new food mixer from Simon Brown – I love his kitchen shows, it's such fun! Am writing this when about to go back on for the final airing – it may well sell out in the 7pm show, you never know! Well, you probably will know, by the time this goes up on my blog! Everyone was a bit zonked on Thursday though, due to the previous night's wonderful charity event for Breast Cancer Care.
It was lovely to see Ali K back at QVC Towers, and so many of our regular guests all dressed up and many answering the phones! Plus my lovely mate Craig enjoyed strutting his stuff and being an auctioneer.
And shortly after their first link, I did a quick video of the backstage buzz, just as the phones started ringing!
And they didn't stop ringing all night! Till we'd raised nearly half a million pounds – so well done everyone involved! Wish I'd not missed out on a Kipling purple BCC bag but everything was selling so fast! That's it for another year, but the excitement is still pervading around the building!
Singing on the South Bank
Now it's a well-known fact amongst my pals that I love to sing (and you lot too, if you saw the clip a few blogs ago!!). Just had to give you a few more details about the lovely concert I went to at Royal Festival Hall recently – it was a corporate function, where Lesley Garrett sang some of my favourite songs from musicals, and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra played some classical , er, classics! See if you can guess the song she's singing a clip from here –
It was another great night, and still fairly warm, but I'm sure those wintery chills are not too far away now! I've been out a heck of a lot of late, but soon it’ll be time to knuckle down to some serious writing, following an arrival of a very special package in the post last week.
Yes, I finally received the update from the Romantic Novelists' Association new writers' scheme, about my novel. My first romantic story, (for Mills & Boon if you didn't know already!) went down well, and I had some lovely comments from the expert who critiqued it for me. Twelve pages of analysis and recommendations which I'll now use to brush it up before I start submitting it to agents and publishers – including, of course, Mills & Boon! They said it was promising, they liked the characters, the main plot and my 'voice'. Will keep you informed, especially those of you who offered to read an early draft for me!
WATCH: Another great film newly released on DVD to recommend to you! It's 'Limitless' – the Bradley Cooper 'miracle-pill' tale, asking 'what if you could use ALL of your brain capacity, not just 10%?' I loved this concept. Some of the scenes of him doing just that are very impressive, and he impressed me with his acting skills (not just what he looked like for a change!). 7.75 out of 10, from me – recommended!
QVC: another busy weekend for you – and I'm looking forward immensely to the Liz Earle show I'm doing on Saturday at 9pm – I wonder if the excellent Today's Special Value will be sold out by then? And later that night, the new Acer Computer TSV launch – a top spec laptop, with up to 8 hour battery life! Join me at midnight Saturday (Oct 15th ) if you can!
NEXT WEEK: hopefully that blooper I promised you of an embarrassing moment during a steam press demo! And an update on one of the busiest weeks I've had in a long while including four different dinner dates! A Thea, a Shyama, and two Nigels! Lol. Have a great week.