Fancy seeing you here!


Niagara Falls As you will know if you read my blog last week I was about to head off to see Niagara Falls on the last day of my trip to Canada and as promised here are some of the pictures. We had booked to do a tour as we were fairly tight for time – our American colleague, Darla, had a flight to catch at 8pm so we needed to be back at our hotel by 5.30pm.

The first stop on the tour was a wine tasting (at 11.30 in the morning!!!!!! hic) at the Pilletteri Winery. We had a very informative talk about the 'Ice Wine' and how the grapes have to be picked and pressed when frozen at a certain temperature to produce the dessert wine. I can't say it appealed to my palette… I'm more of a Pinot Grigio girl.

Julia and Lynn We were just looking around the gift shop before getting back on the 'bus' when a voice said "Julia, I thought I recognised that face". Imagine my suprise! Lynn, from Kilwinning, big QVC fan, was on holiday in Canada! After having a photo together it was back to the bus to head for Niagara on the Lake.

What a charming little place – a high street of quaint shops in a stunning location, just a shame that the weather wasn't a bit better. We were so concerned that it might rain, Jaynie bought an umbrella with cats and dogs on it (she's a big animal lover) so of course, you guessed, it stayed dry for the rest of the day! Good investment, I'd say!

Niagara Next stop lunch at the top of the Sheraton Hotel with a fantastic view of both 'falls'. I didn't realise that there are the American falls and the Canadian falls. Now we all know that the Americans like to have the biggest and the best of everything, but even Darla had to concede, after much teasing, that in this instance the Horseshoe Falls, the Canadian side of the border, were the more impressive of the two… both are awesome though.

Julia gets up close to the Falls Having seen them from our high vantage point it was time to get wet on the infamous 'Maid of the Mist' boat tour – thank goodness they hand out the 'attractive' blue plastic macs or it would have been a very soggy bus ride back!

Darla made her flight and so did we, and we were back in time to 'go to the ball' in Bolton on Saturday night… it's all go!

So having visited Canada last week, Canada visited us last night in the shape of Kim Mendleson and her Kim and Co TSV – I hope you managed to get it before it sold out… and preferably in a couple of colours if we are going to have a hot summer!

My luck is definitely in at the moment as tomorrow I am off to Wembley with, and courtesy of, my son Daniel to watch the England match – an early birthday treat, though I will be 'kicking off' my birthday proper at QVC with Lulu and her TSV – should be great fun!

I haven't been to the new Wembley so another new experience for me.. they seem to be coming thick and fast at the moment!

Enjoy the sunshine this weekend,


  1. alison stewart June 3, 2011 at 9:19 pm -  Reply

    hi julia, i have recently started using my pilates machine after it standing doing nothing in my spare room for the last 3 years. due to my father being extremey ill for 4 years and me falling pregnant just when i purchased the machine , there was so much going on that when i got the machine in 2007 i basically never used it due to running to hospitals for years. sadly i lost my dear wonderful dad in 2009 to cancer and it has been a terrible struggle with a new born baby and worrying about my mum and trying to come to terms with loosing my dad, during this time i comfort ate and have put on 3 stone and am now trying to loose the weight again, so decided to get my pilates machine out a few weeks ago now when it was last on air, and you were doing some of the shows and you really are looking fantastic and woud like to know what your routine consists of? and how often you do pilates? and what you can recommend for the dreaded bingo wings? i am not sure what pilates exercise i shoud be doing for the under arms. so far i am doing the cardio board 20 mins a day and level 1 dvd. i have the aero pilates from the 2007 christmas special value. you really are looking fantastic julia and have given me the incentive to get fit again and hopefully get back to looking good again. thanks julia
    alison x

  2. Jean June 4, 2011 at 7:53 am -  Reply

    Hi Julia,
    It sounds like you finished your trip to Canada in style, especially in the blue plastic mac. As I mentioned previously we hope to go and see the falls, they sound fantastic. You certainly fitted a lot in while you were there.
    Yes I got my TSV from Kim, plus some other items, I love her clothes. Have a good day at Wembly. We are going to a working test with one of our Labradors, hope it is not to hot, hopefully there will be some work in the ponds.
    Speak soon.
    Love Jean X

  3. sylvia June 4, 2011 at 10:34 pm -  Reply

    Hi Julia
    What a lovely time you have been having lately. You are a lucky lady! I would like to wish you a Very Happy Birthday.
    Take Care Julia x

  4. Steven June 6, 2011 at 2:08 pm -  Reply

    Hope you enjoyed Wembley Julia although I think I cursed England by wishing them well. Couln’t believ it when the Swiss went 2 up. Ashamed to admit after what I said to you – I was just about jumping up and down when the 2nd went in!!!!!!!! Old habits die hard I’m afraid.
    The trip to Canada looks and sounds fab. You are lucky being able to actually experience that.
    Hope you are still speaking to me after my Swiss admission! Also have a lovely birthday. Are you getting spoiled rotten you should be as you deerve it Julia
    Take care xxxxxxxx

  5. Susan June 6, 2011 at 5:31 pm -  Reply

    Hi Julia,
    No problem – I hope you passed my wishes onto your sister. I also hope Ali had better weather than we did in Spain! We had awful weather! After 2 yrs waiting lol! Never mind! I can’t believe you say Sohpie got to go to Cananda with school by the way!!? I meant to say that to you the last time I wrote. Fab school! Hope you enjoyed Wembley? As you say – lucky gal!!
    Take care
    Susan x

  6. Magda Chetty June 6, 2011 at 8:12 pm -  Reply

    Hi Julia
    So glad that you had a lovely time in Canada,enjoy Wembly and the game, and have a great birthday. I”ve seen a show on TV about how they make the “ice wine” last year and then went and bought a bottle, I loved it, I do buy it here every now and then.
    Had a great time on the cruise, Rome was fab. It was only for a week, but it was just the break I needed.
    Glad to have you back on QVC, have a fun week.
    Much love.

  7. Sue Wright June 6, 2011 at 9:21 pm -  Reply

    Hi Julia
    Hope you enjoyed the game at Wembley – i did although the result could have been better. Saw our Forest flag on the TV! Look out for it again in Montenegro in October – my daughter has front row seats.
    Your photos are fab – a trip to Niagra Falls is on my list of things to do.
    Take care

  8. Annette Roberts June 7, 2011 at 8:49 am -  Reply

    Hi Julia
    Great pictures…did you get to keep the fetching blue plastic mac? I can remember having a lovely bright yellow cape at Sea Life in Orlando some years ago and think I’ve still got it somewhere…eeek!
    Hope you enjoyed your visit to Wembley as part of your birthday…what a thoughtful gift from Daniel.
    You will no doubt have a brill time with Lulu. I can remember on Lulu’s 60th, I sent her my birthday wishes direct and told her about the results I had had with the Time Bomb range. You can immagine my surprise when she got Ali Young to read out my email on air. I was drinking a cup of hot chocolate at the time and nearly spat it out over Bobby, who was sitting on the floor next to me! I wrote and told Lulu about it and she told me to watch this space… my email was read out again by Sara G!
    Although, I have changed to Liz Earle now, I still use Lulu’s Youth Juice Oil, because it is so fine and sinks right in without leaving any oily residue and also use her Cleansing Pads, which I rinse out in anti-bac handwash after use and they last me anything up to 6-8 weeks per pad, real value for money!
    Please give Lulu my best wishes and have a fun birthday! Chris is taking me out for a meal that day and I’ve had some Honora Pearl earrings.
    Annette x

  9. Lorraine June 9, 2011 at 9:50 am -  Reply

    Hi Julia,
    Enjoy your Birthday and I hope you have a lovely day. May I please ask a question about your beauty routine? I know you love Hydrotenseur and Gale Hayman Eye Lift. Can you please tell me how you use them in your everyday routine?
    Take care
    Lorraine x

  10. Joy June 9, 2011 at 2:47 pm -  Reply

    Hi Julia
    Happy Birthday for tomorrow and what a great TSV with the lovely Lulu to start off your celebrations. I have just finished my first pot of throat and bust cream and love it! The smell of rosemary is great and I have seen a firming of the jaw line as this is a dead give away in your 50’s. I also received a sample of the night cream, this is the only one I have used that suits my skin and I’ve tried them all.
    Have now started back on a new regime and restarted my mat pilates as I have no room for the Performer 🙁 never mind I am starting to feel less stiff and I agree with you this is the best form of exercise and you never get bored.
    Enjoy your birthday weekend!
    Joy xx
    PS: Canada looks amazing!

  11. Julia Roberts June 9, 2011 at 6:22 pm -  Reply

    Hello Alison
    Firstly I was so sorry to hear of your loss. I lost my Dad in 2007 but I still have ‘moments’ when the tears just flow. I can totally empathise with you as I was comfort eating – I just couldn’t see the point of anything including keeping myself healthy.
    I’m pleased that you have turned to your Pilates machine, it certainly has helped transform me in more ways than one.
    If you are trying to lose weight you will have to stick to some kind of healthy eating plan – controlling calories is usually best in the long term ( around 1200 a day )and loads of fruit and veg and cutting down on processed food.
    Aeropilates is really good as an ab workout and an aerobic workout combined ….. daily if you can manage it to start off with and then just a couple of times a week as maintenance.
    For your arms, hug a tree is fab, and serve the brownies, and overhead press …… all good for triceps. Do you do much walking? If so buy yourself some wrist weights and when you are walking briskly swing your arms with the weights and that is good for the biceps and triceps.
    You can have a look at Marjolein’s website, for some advice … obviously I’m only talking about my own routine.
    Thankyou for the lovely compliments and good luck with it all – keep me posted
    Julia x

  12. Julia Roberts June 9, 2011 at 6:28 pm -  Reply

    Hi Jean
    You will definitely NEED your blue plastic mac if you make it to Niagara – and I expect to see the photos LOL!!
    Wembley was a great experience – a pity England didn’t perform a little better! – and it was a very hot day for your poor labrador, hope he / she was OK?
    The new Wembley is a wrap around stadium and most of the crowd were in the shade …… not us! We were in the sun’s full glare for the whole game – good job I had my SPF on or Ali Young would have told me off!!
    Julia x

  13. Julia Roberts June 9, 2011 at 6:32 pm -  Reply

    Hello Sylvia
    Thanks for the birthday wishes – as from tomorrow I will be officially nearer to 60 than 50 so I am making the most of all my recent exciting travels – I’m hoping this will be a year full of new adventures.
    Julia x

  14. Julia Roberts June 9, 2011 at 6:38 pm -  Reply

    Hello Steven
    I am just about still speaking to you …… can’t believe you were pleased when the Swiss went 2 up!!! Mind you sloppy defending for both goals and in my opinion not necessarily Joe Hart’s fault for either …. a 2 man wall splitting – really???
    The experience was great though a fabulous atmosphere!!
    I hope you don’t secretly rejoice when Palace go a couple of goals down??
    Thanks for the birthday wishes
    Julia x

  15. Julia Roberts June 9, 2011 at 6:43 pm -  Reply

    Hi Susan
    You didn’t say you had been in Spain … I hope you had a good time despite the weather letting you down. It’s been weird there this year according to friends who live out there. They were enjoying temperatures in the mid 20’s at Christmas, so unseasonally warm, and they have had a lot of rain over the last couple of months which is quite unusual for this time of year. I guess it must be climate change??
    Julia x

  16. Julia Roberts June 9, 2011 at 6:47 pm -  Reply

    Hello Magda
    I’m so pleased to hear you enjoyed your cruise.
    Wembley was great, England were not particularly but a good day out!
    The Ice Wine was very sweet even for a dessert wine – I do enjoy a drop of Moscatel on ice after my meal in Spain, and that’s quite sweet too.
    Good luck with the forthcoming treatment and keep in touch
    Julia x

  17. Julia Roberts June 9, 2011 at 6:53 pm -  Reply

    Hi Sue
    You must do the Niagara visit if you can – I don’t think it really impacts fully until you are down at water level on the Maid of the Mist – it’s so loud too.
    Unlike the England fans on Saturday by the end of the game. We were sat behind the goal in the sunshine right next to the Swiss fans. It’s always a concern that the football is not great when the fansstart with the Mexican wave.
    Montenegro will now be an important game although fortunately they only drew at the weekend too. Will have to look out for the Forest flag
    Julia x

  18. Marian Bolton June 10, 2011 at 7:57 am -  Reply

    Happy Birthday Julia. Quick blog this cos I’m late for work! xxx

  19. Annette Roberts June 10, 2011 at 9:04 am -  Reply

    Hi Julia
    Just watched you and Lulu whilst having my morning coffee. Absolutely loved the dress and the shoes in your favourite colour. Also, the ‘STAR’ necklace too…very apt, because you are one!!
    Hope you had a safe journey home and lots of surprises waiting for you.
    I can tell you now that my diet is going out the window today…hot chocolate fudge cake and ice cream, yum yum!!
    Have a fabulous day, being spoilt rotten!!!
    Annette x

  20. Julie Woolford June 10, 2011 at 10:18 am -  Reply

    Hello Julia, watched the Lulu TSV launch last night and just wanted to say that I loved your dress and wonder if it is a QVC item, if so, I want it!!!! it’s gorgeous.
    Love QVC and enjoy all your shows and happy birthday to you.

  21. Kathryn Sheehan June 10, 2011 at 2:50 pm -  Reply

    Hi Julia, I’m here in hot and sunny spain, the weather has been beautifull since we arrived, only a cloudy morning (think it was tuesday) but that was when we were viewing the property so we didn’t mind.My partner googled weather in malaga just to make sure we had good weather. (What is he like.) Google was right though, it’s about 80dgs today and hot and sunny for the rest of the time we are here….. Well we’ve done it, deposit put down, just waiting for the final papers to be sorted which should arrive when we get home next thursday evening. Then we will have to come out here again to sign things and collect the keys etc.I know it sounds posh but the house is in between Mijas and Marbella, a short stroll from the beach a few streets back from the real up market places so a lot cheaper than you think.Needs a bit of work too. Th e lady we bought from has lost her husband so she wants to go back to her family in England, so we did get a good deal. So exciting. Must go the pool is beckoning, “Happy Birthday,”
    Love Kathy x

  22. Jess June 10, 2011 at 3:10 pm -  Reply

    Hi Julia,
    Happy Birthday! I hope you are having a lovely day with lots of nice presents. Don’t worry about being nearer to 60, what does it matter as long as you feel young inside!
    Jess x

  23. Michelle Roberts June 10, 2011 at 3:29 pm -  Reply

    Hi Julia, Just wanted to wish you a very happy birthday, hope you have a great day!!
    Best wishes
    Michelle from North Wales
    ps My Yorkie dog Molly is eleven today so she will have a nice big bone on you!!

  24. Steven June 10, 2011 at 4:16 pm -  Reply

    Ha Ha no you have turned me into a big Palace follower now Julia. It just comes so naturally to us Scots to laugh at England when they are not doing well. Kind of sums us up as a country though!
    The goals were awfull too you are right. I’d have been annoyed at either of my teams losing goals like that – Rangers or…. Palace lol.
    Have Palace made any additions as yet this summer? It’s quiet on our front too although with the new owner in hopefully it wont last long
    Take care and thanks or forgiving me… sort of 🙂

  25. Helen Magowan June 10, 2011 at 8:04 pm -  Reply

    Hi ya Julia,
    Wishing you a truly ‘Happy Birthday’! Have a great day, see and enjoy every minute of it! I’ll be same age in October – that makes us we both darling ‘monkeys’ some would say, in my case, a ‘cheeky’ one! ha!

  26. Susan June 12, 2011 at 7:36 pm -  Reply

    Hi Julia,
    Yes good fun had but it’d have been nice to be able to relax outdoors in the sunshine! Hopefully get away next year though. Glad Ali got good weather though and that Magda had a great cruise. Much deserved I’d say! Yes crazy weather everywhere – watching the F1 in Cananda and it’s a disaster with the torrential rain – very much reminiscent of my hol!!
    Enjoy your week.
    Susan x

  27. Julia Roberts June 12, 2011 at 9:32 pm -  Reply

    Hi Annette
    No I didn’t keep the fetching blue mac!!! Sorry I didn’t get round to sending you a message on Friday – I had every intention but I just ran out of time …. I did mention you on air with Lulu when we were talking about the Youth Juice though!
    I hope you had a fab day?? When I had finished at QVC I went out for dinner with Chris and Daniel ( unfortunately Sophie couldn’t get the day off work ) and then watched The Apprentice that Daniel had recorded for me earlier in the week …. do you watch it? …. accompanied by a cup of coffee and a piece of the birthday cake I made. I also had a gorgeous cake from Ali Young, but left half of that one backstage for the guys and girls – was thinking about my waistline if I’m honest!!!
    My house smells divine courtesy of the peonies from Lulu and the roses from leighton ….. what a lucky girl I am!
    Thanks also for the lovely card you sent
    will drop you a line
    Julia x

  28. Julia Roberts June 12, 2011 at 9:35 pm -  Reply

    Hi Lorraine
    Actually at the moment I am not using either of the products you mentioned – since I had my issues with my skin I am trying to keep it simple!! I am using the Decleor hydra floral eye cream/gel both morning and evening and finding it really is giving great results
    hope that helps?
    Julia x

  29. Julia Roberts June 12, 2011 at 9:39 pm -  Reply

    Hello Joy
    What a shame I didn’t read your post before my show with Lulu I could have mentioned you when we were looking at the neck and throat cream.
    Glad you are getting back into your Pilates – I haven’t had time over the last few days and I’m getting withdrawal symptoms!
    I did enjoy my birthday thanks – and yes Canada was amazing
    Julia x

  30. Julia Roberts June 12, 2011 at 9:40 pm -  Reply

    Thanks for the birthday wishes Marian
    Julia x

  31. Una June 13, 2011 at 12:06 pm -  Reply

    Hi Julia
    Belated birthday wishes, so sorry. i havent been on the netbook recently
    I lost my gorgeous friend Allikka. Not sure if I mentioned her on your blog before, but have spoken to Debbie G quite often about how shes been in a coma for a long time. Sadly, she passed quite unexpectedly, and i have to admit that Im having quite a hard time. You know the kind of year I had last year, and I was just about coping with all of that, but this has pulled the rug out from under me.
    Anyway, has been lovely reading about all your adventures, and Im glad you were spoiled on your birthday. How nice of Leighton to send you flowers, what a wee sweetie. Loved his TSV yesterday, cant wait to try the Honeytrap shade.
    Love Una x

  32. Susan June 13, 2011 at 12:09 pm -  Reply

    Hi Julia,
    I just read one of your replies to Lorraine (above), and I’m wondering does the Decleor eye cream/gel help with flaky under eyes? I am still having issues with the eye area – combination skin but flaky dry eyelids and under eyes. I also have dark under eyes like you – I’m convinced it’s hereditary too. I know you asked Ali Y for me and she said shea butter but I don’t know if it’d be too heavy on the delicate under eye circles? Many thanks.
    Susan x
    PS Glad you’d a nice birthday and got nice flowers – you’re lucky if you get a ‘happy birthday’ in most work places lol!

  33. steve June 13, 2011 at 6:38 pm -  Reply

    Hi Julia,
    Happy birthday Julia! kiss! better late than never….the pics of canadia look great! if you bumped into me on holiday i would definately buy you a coffee or a green tea! lol. so did you get to keep the mac from the maid of the mist, it may be very usefull for our summer here!
    I go away my self next weekend to the canary Islands, im 6 weeks out now so lots of walking and swimming should hold on to my condidtion, im looking forward to taking some time out. enjoy the week and i hope you enjoyed a big slice of cake!
    Talk Soon, Steve x

  34. Jenny Morrissey June 13, 2011 at 7:31 pm -  Reply

    Hi Julia
    i know its a bit late but happy birthday, judging from your photos you had a great time in Niagra and as you seem to work so hard i am sure you deserve it. I just want to tell you that i have been watching QVC and you since the begining and you have always looked good but i think you look just fabulous these days. Whatever it is you are doing keep it up.

  35. Julia Roberts June 13, 2011 at 10:20 pm -  Reply

    Hi Julie
    Thanks for your kind words and birthday wishes. You are the second person to comment about the dress I wore for the Lulu launch. It is not a QVC item unfortunately – it’s a brand called Aftershock’ but I have had it a few years now so I’m not sure you would be able to get it. Funny story, I bought the dress for Sophie and liked it so much I went back and got one in my size but didn’t dare tell her!!!!
    Julia x

  36. Julia Roberts June 13, 2011 at 10:22 pm -  Reply

    Hi Kathy
    Well done on eventually taking the plunge with a Spanish property – I hope you will have some happy times there! You are being lucky with the weather as it has been very hit and miss this year
    Julia x

  37. Julia Roberts June 13, 2011 at 10:25 pm -  Reply

    Hi Jess
    You are of course right – age is just a number, you are as young as you feel! I had a nice birthday thanks with pressies and flowers and my family around me … what more could I ask for
    Julia x

  38. Julia Roberts June 13, 2011 at 10:27 pm -  Reply

    Hi Michelle
    Thanks for the birthday wishes and I hope Molly enjoyed her day and her bone!!!!
    Julia x

  39. Julia Roberts June 13, 2011 at 10:32 pm -  Reply

    Hi Steven
    When you said both your teams I assumed you meant Rangers and Scotland!!!! I think Palace have made a couple of signings but to be honest I have been so busy gadding around I haven’t really kept up with the transfer news!! I was suprised to hear that Forest have got rid of Billy Davies in favour of Steve McClaren though – there’s gratitude for getting a team to the play offs!!!
    speak soon
    Julia x

  40. Julia Roberts June 13, 2011 at 10:34 pm -  Reply

    Hello Helen
    I think some would say I am ‘cheeky monkey’ too! I did have a good birthday thanks, and I wish you the same for October – 55 is not too bad so far!
    Julia x

  41. Julia Roberts June 13, 2011 at 10:37 pm -  Reply

    Hello Susan
    It rained a lot when I was in Canada which was apparently unusual for May – the weather is weird at the moment. Missed the Grand Prix as I was at work, but Daniel told me Jenson Button drove really well
    Julia x

  42. julia roberts June 14, 2011 at 9:55 am -  Reply

    Hello Una
    I am so sorry to hear about your friend Allikka – I think when you lose someone suddenly it is the worst as we have discussed before. I hope she is now at peace and that in time you will accept her passing.
    It was so unexpected to get the flowers from Leighton – I don’t know how he knew, but I suspect a certain Ali Young may have mentioned it – she has a heart of gold you know. Hope you love the Honeytrap colour as much as I do ….. it’s funny really cos I’m not usually a fan of neutrals.
    Big hug and be strong
    Julia x

  43. julia roberts June 14, 2011 at 10:01 am -  Reply

    Hi Susan
    I’m not sure if the Decleor eye gel/cream would be rich enough for flaky skin. Try the L’occitane as suggested by Ali Young and if you find it causes puffiness stop using it and send it back.
    Just a thought but the Lulu eye cream is a little richer – obviously you would have to patch test it first.
    Julia x

  44. julia roberts June 14, 2011 at 10:06 am -  Reply

    Hello Steve
    Thanks for the birthday wishes – I did have several slices of BOTH cakes but only little slices and spread out over 4 days so I don’t feel too naughty! Need to get back into my fitness routine – all my recent travelling has played havoc with it and I don’t want the pounds to creep back on!
    Before you go to the Canaries could you just drop me a line with your address on it as I am working on a project you might be able to help me with………
    Julia x

  45. julia roberts June 14, 2011 at 10:10 am -  Reply

    Hi Jenny
    Thanks for the compliment ……. just what I needed after another milestone!!! Thanks for the birthday wishes and good to know you are still watching us after all these years – keep it up!
    Julia x

  46. Annette Roberts June 14, 2011 at 3:20 pm -  Reply

    Hi Julia
    Sounds like we had similar birthdays, with meals out. Sorry to hear that Sophie had to work though.
    You were a lucky girl with flowers and a cake from Ali Young, where does she find the time…
    Chris bought me a scrummy chocolate fudge cake with the top covered in handmade choccies, more for him than me, me thinks…don’t think I’ve ever seen so much drooling and dribbling LOL!
    We watched Corrie and then Chris hired ‘The Black Swan’ DVD, which was very good. Like you, we both love watching the Apprentice and it’s funny to see how they re-invent themselves on the other side, once they’ve seen how they’ve looked and behaved.
    Glad to hear my card arrived, but hope you didn’t mind me importing that lovely photo of you on the front. No need to drop me a line, honestly, you’re a very busy lady and I really don’t expect that, but thank you anyway.
    Take care and speak soon
    Annette x
    Sorry to hear the sad news about Jean.

  47. Steven June 14, 2011 at 6:14 pm -  Reply

    Yeah totally agree re Billy Davies Julia. Bit harsh wasnt it/
    No no I was slightly taking the micey with my two teams comment but I do look out for the Eagles results a lot more than I would.
    Did you hear that Rangers might be signing Neil Danns???

  48. Julia Roberts June 16, 2011 at 4:23 pm -  Reply

    Hi Annette
    Loved the card – I wouldn’t even know how to ‘import’ the picture, you know how bad I am on computers.
    I’ve seen The Black Swan – it was a bit ‘dark’ wasn’t it, although I loved all the ballet. Speaking of which, Daniel and Sophie bought me tickets to go and see The Nutcracker around Christmas time for my birthday ….. thoughtful children!
    Did you see The Apprentice last night? – can you just explain to me how Jim survived that one???
    I like Helen – who are you rooting for??
    Yes it was sad to hear about Jean
    speak soon
    Julia x

  49. Julia Roberts June 16, 2011 at 4:26 pm -  Reply

    Hi Steven
    Yes Daniel told me that Rangers were sniffing around Neil Danns – he’s good …… I think he would do well for you!
    speak soon
    Julia x

  50. Annette Roberts June 17, 2011 at 12:52 pm -  Reply

    Hi Julia
    Not that brill myself with computers, afraid it’s very hit and miss…click and hope for the best!
    The Black Swan was very dark and I was surprised that although Chris got it for me to watch, he really enjoyed watching it too!
    What a lovely pressie from Daniel and Sophie, another chance to get dressed up…lucky you!
    Really don’t know how Jim survived the Apprentice, slipery character that he is. It’s a while since I was a buyer, but you always negotiate the best price. The same when selling, you mark up, giving room for manoeuvre! I thought what he said to Glenn about engineers and business not working was pretty poor, considering his own background as an engineer. I should immagine he’s upset a few people with that comment!
    Helen is really good, very professional… depends what he’s looking for. Is it me or do you think that Leon looks a little bit like Orlando Bloom?
    Saw the consultant again this week because I had concerns over the movement and I saw the x-ray properly for the first time…eeeeek! He reiterated that it was a very serious nasty accident and 6 months before he takes another x-ray and to keep on stretching with the pilates.
    Annette x

  51. julia roberts June 20, 2011 at 12:47 am -  Reply

    Hi Annette
    I’m not sure I can see the resemblance between Leon and Orlando Bloom?? He is a bit ‘wet’ but quite likeable! It will be interesting to see if Susan will start to be more assertive from now on or I think her days could be numbered.
    I quite fancy applying for the new series …… do you think he would consider a 50 something??LOL
    You were brave looking at the xray – I would probably have fainted! Glad they advised you to keep up the Pilates
    Julia x

  52. Lynn June 30, 2011 at 12:26 am -  Reply

    Hi Julia
    I love our photo taken at the winery in Canada. I wonder if you could email me a copy please as a souvenir, because no-one will believe that I met you.
    Glad you had a lovely birthday. It just shows how lovely a person you are with all the nice birthday wishes and gifts you received.
    Kindest regards

  53. julia roberts July 21, 2011 at 12:20 am -  Reply

    Hi Lynn
    Hope you got the photo?? – I sent it to your email address today, so let me know if you didn’t get it …. sorry for the delay
    Julia x

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