Although enjoyable, I'm not talking about going out to eat in restaurants but rather dining al fresco every evening this week because the weather has been so warm. It's the first garden we've ever had where we are not overlooked at all, even though our neighbours are quite close by, so it has been bliss, particularly with my Lemon and Lavender Yankee Candle burning, which you can smell halfway down the garden!
We have been staying out quite late and Sophie remarked that it was a little on the dark side, so she and her dad strung up some solar fairy lights around one of our big trees for extra illumination. They look very Mediterranean and I'm thinking of buying some more lights to decorate the silver birches and the trellis. We will be all lit up like a Christmas tree – quite appropriate as it has been Christmas in July these last two days on QVC!
The other reason we have been eating outside is because, as I mentioned on last week's blog, the inside of our house is crammed with furniture. Daniel moves out on Tuesday so will be taking quite a lot of stuff with him but at the moment this double bed and two televisions are occupying a corner of our open plan living space … not ideal. That, combined with the boxes stacked up that he never unpacked when we moved into our house in January, which have been partially blocking our landing, will be a thing of the past from Tuesday.
Incidentally, his cook's essentials pans arrived and are already unpacked and ready for him to cook his first meal. Today we ordered a washer/dryer and a fridge/freezer so he is just about all set up.
I'm wondering how Wilfie and Milo will react being separated again after after only just being reunited. Milo will have Poppy for company but, as an old girl, she doesn't really play chase and boxing much. I expect Wilfie will miss his girlfriend, Jenny, too. So today there is no Fashion on Friday. As I mentioned previously, it is Christmas in July. I am on at 4pm with Santa's Toy Shop, 5pm Bethlehem Lights and then 7pm with Price's Candles.
Then tomorrow night I am launching the Liz Earle TSV – the Radiant Face and Body Collection. It's packed with full-size products, including the multi award-winning Cleanse & Polish, and I love the Orange Flower Botanical Body Wash for showering in this hot weather. I hope you will stay up late and join Caroline and I.
I have a busy week ahead with the Dan's move and work, plus an exciting Butler & Wilson event, which I shall tell you about on next week's blog.
Have a great weekend
Love, Julia xx