… Tom Jones and Tom Ogden!
Well it was an amazing Fete on Sunday afternoon and we raised around £2000, with more to come from online auctions of some of the left over donations. Patrick was an excellent MC, (click here),
And Medical Detection Dogs explained why it is so very vital to keep these donations coming in – there were several wet eyes in the house when she and Claire, who brought along her own MDD dog, told us all about how her lovely doggy pal has changed her life. It really rams home the powerful work this charity does and acts as a reminder of why I work tirelessly to support them.
Tons of lovely gifts, donations, tombolas, Linda Magistris’ amazing Hotch Potch Vintage teas and we ended the night with a fab supper quiz, fashion show courtesy of some upcoming new Together designs – watch more on my blog on my website.
And of course we had a lovely sing along! Wartime style – sort of! Patrick went live on Facebook and 88000 people were reached as he toured around the hall. Here’s a taster of the singing with me and my sis – doing ‘sisters’!
And with Ali Keenan we did ‘We’ll meet again’ – one of the most well known of all wartime songs. What a wonderful evening, thanks to all who made it possible!
We’ll be having some more events like this. Next year, maybe around the country – where would you like us to do one? Leave me a comment below.
Online Raffle Open Till Sunday I’d love it if you could win one of the Mega Draw prizes – it’s as easy as clicking this Just Giving link and donating £5, follow the info and you’re entered. It closes on Sunday so if you feel like helping out, feel free! Some of the prizes are shown here – they’re very impressive!
Elemis Superfood Oil Beauty Pick of the Month and Competition! Well as you know I’ve been trialling Elemis’ Superfood Facial Oil, I thought the best way to show you what I think is to do a quick video – excuse the dodgy camera work but the dogs couldn’t hold the iPhone still enough for me! Lol
Competition If you’d like to win this bundle of fab Elemis goodies – worth over £100 – just leave a comment below and say ‘enter me’ or tell me what your fave Elemis products! See QVC’s standard Terms and Conditions here. Closes midday Thursday 23rd, referendum day! Winner will be chosen at random and announced on the 24th June. Good luck!
Alpha H 21st party What a lovely venue – on top of One Ham Yard Hotel nr Piccadilly Circus this week, as Sharon the fab blogger and I went along to help Tom and Michelle celebrate 21 years of wonderful problem solving skincare. To get some of these fab products that change lives, go here. And when they played the lovely congratulations video guess who kicked it off? Watch it here and see a look around the party before I ran out of space! More pics here.
Had a TiFFT* caricature done at the Alpha h party there was a lady doing caricatures – little sketches of your profile – here’s mine – talented lady! Ever had yours done?
Choc Lit Free Short Story and enter a comp on this link – Talking of birthdays, it was the 7th birthday of my lovely publisher Choc Lit this week, so several of us wrote a little short story with a birthday theme to mark the occasion! Here’s mine – enjoy it! And follow the links to read the others! More here.
Michaela’s new Delivery! And another birth day – literally! Perfect for Beauty Month, here’s a delivery of a different kind. Andrew from Gatineau posted this, this week – how lovely eh? Little Margot joins Milo her older bruv to make mum and dad’s life complete! Congrats to all!
Stephan’s Blog with me about Fragrances Here’s another TiFFT – unusual and original topic for me. Go here to read the interview – enjoyed it very much. What’s your favourite fragrance? Mine’s on this blog!
Watch – went to see Tom Jones in concert at Hampton Court Festival on Thursday – It rained and it poured but by 9pm he was on stage performing and our ponchos kept us dry-ish for the hour and a half of his fabulous set. Many rock, country and bluesy tube songs but all the key favourites too. Delilah even had a different arrangement. And the courtyard setting is divine. We sang, we danced, we clapped and the atmosphere was amazing! Glad we went again although next year I would definitely book the last few rows which are under cover! Glad brother booked gazebo too. Another fab outing! More here on my Facebook page.
Blooper – two funnies for you this week! One is from the lovely Ingrid Tarrant who forgot she was on-air for a sec!
And one is from my Charlie who got an unexpected visitor during his Quacker show.
Newsletter – This week’s featured lots more from the Fete, and a look at the garden – it’s coming along lovely! And what should I do about a holiday quandary – yes, another one… Check it all out here.
Facebook Funny – haha! Considering I’m off to my writing hol in France again next week, this is a good one!
This week on QVC –
- Saturday brings the wonderful decorative, colour-changing Bernini fountain with Lorna Ko, who previews it on QGossip here – if the previous ones are anything to go by, it’ll fly out! Lorna’s been telling me about Hypoxi toning systems which are based in Chiswick – I might make it a TiFFT for July!
- Sunday night midnight – join me for the Gatineau launch of their new Today’s Special Value, the wonderfully effective Defilift Firming skincare collection!
- Tuesday night 22nd midnight – another launch for me and it’s the new Babyliss Ionic Hot Styling brush with ceramic barrel!
- Sneaky peek – Antthony pack of two short sleeve tunics is the Friday TSV on 24th – I’ll miss it as I’m away but am sure it’ll be brilliant!
Next week – am off to my summer hol in France – writing again, hoping to finish current WIP book (work in progress!)
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