What have you got planned for Easter? I’m heading home to Brum for a busy weekend – Easter Sunday is a big day for the Duffys and the Coles, so I’ll be scooting between two family celebrations. It’ll be the first gathering of the Cole clan at my Mum’s new apartment, since we moved her into the retirement village two months ago. I think my brother Tony is cooking goose! Yum!
The same day the Duffys will be celebrating my Mother and Father-in-Law’s 60th wedding anniversary. What a remarkable milestone! They really are a fabulous, very active, and witty couple whom I love very, very much. They’ve lived an extraordinary life: days after they got hitched, John was off on a boat to Singapore, to take up a new job teaching children on a Royal Navy base. Stella followed soon after, and they had the most exciting and adventurous start to married life. Can’t wait to hear them reminiscing again this Sunday.
So that’s what I’m up to. Fill me in on if you’re up to anything this weekend.
"I’ve been thinking about it for ages and I’ve been meaning to do something, but I never quite got around to it. And now I’ve booked my holiday, there’s no excuse is there?"
How many times have you said that about doing some exercise? If there was a webcam so I could see you reading this, I know I’d see you nodding your head in agreement. And I’m not talking about running a 10k marathon or dashing off to an hour’s Zumba class. I’m talking about some gentle exercise. Doing something to get your heart rate up for that recommended 20 minutes a day, 3 times a week you always hear about on the news. Doing something to firm up bits of yourself you don’t like.
Well, if – like me – you’ve never truly enjoyed any experience you’ve ever had at a gym, then I’ve got a brilliant Today’s Special Value coming up for you next week – that’s easier to do and is way cheaper than joining a gym or paying for exercise classes – you’re going to love it. It’s the Easy Shaper Pro.
Remember in January I followed our 28 day Diet Chef plan, and I lost 8lbs? Well, I lost another 2lbs when I came off it (because I was being good), but guess what? I’m shamefaced to say I put those 2lbs back ON, so I’ve decided I’m going to work it off with the Easy Shaper Pro. I’m done with feeling hopeless, fat and embarrassed by all the mega-fit, lycra-clad, sweaty strangers in the gym or a class. And I’m also tired of shelling out money for those things! So if you feel the same, then you really must stay up to be with me at midnight on Tuesday morning (22nd April) to see it.
‘You can do it’ it says on the carry bag. Designed by world-renowned American personal trainer, Tony Little, who's sold hundreds of thousands of these around the globe, because people have told him it really does work. It’s an exercise baton with rubber resistance cords which act a bit like weights. Plus you get five DVDs with different workouts for you to follow. Some of us girls at QVC have already been using it – Claire and Jackie love it – and I’ve been trying it out at home too: mainly at night in my Carole Hochman PJs and a pair of trainers. A sight for sore eyes, I can tell you. And I can guarantee, it’s amazeballs! Imagine banishing your ‘bingo wings’? Toning up your tummy or firming up your wobbly thighs? All in time for that all-important holiday or that special occasion that’s coming up? I bet you’re looking at the picture right now, thinking "How can this Easy Shaper Pro do all that?" Well, by the time we talk you through it during the first live presentation with me at midnight next Tuesday, you’re really going to realise you can’t live without it. There’ll be an hour packed with more useful Health & Fitness ideas for you too. So see you then!
On Wednesday (23rd April) you’ll see the Northern Nights Today’s Special Value, a very luxurious lightweight Milano six-piece duvet set. I’ve been sleeping on it this week and it’s been dreamy. Can’t wait to show you that at 3pm on Wednesday.
I’m a night owl again because next Friday 25th at midnight I’ll also be launching another amazing windproof umbrella from Windguard. What do they say about April? ‘April showers’, of course. So whatever you do, make sure you don’t get caught out especially when the dark clouds appear from nowhere, and we get a sudden downpour. This umbrella will help you keep your hair nice and dry!
Where you'll find me on QVC…
Wednesday 16th April
9am – Morning Show
10am – Morning Style
Easter Monday (21st April)
10pm – Holster Designer Footwear 1st Anniversary
Tuesday 22nd April
Midnight – Health & Fitness (including launch of Easy Shaper Pro Today’s Special Value)
1am – QVC Showcase
Wednesday 23rd April
3pm Northern Nights (including Today’s Special Value)
5pm – In The Kitchen
Thursday 24th April
10pm – Attitudes by Renee Fashion
Friday 25th April
Midnight – Practical Ideas (including launch of Windguard Windproof Umbrella Today’s Special Value)
1am – Annalee & Hope Outlet
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