– A bloopers and funnies special blog! Tons of outtakes from Dale, Craig and me and Axel from Flora Mare – only they’re all live!
– Away for a writing weekend – met a pig!
– Guess the before and after, plus a great Book of the Week if you like magic!
– And sneaky peeks at our one day only bargains from Carole Hochman, Apple iPhone 5S and the new Elemis TSV pre-launching at 8pm on Saturday (16th)
OMG sometimes my job is not like work at all! This week’s Flora Mare skincare show with guest Axel Ruth was hilarious! Here’s a pic of me and Michelle from Carole Hochman with the fabulous flirty guy! The whole show is here – only since so many have been asking – most items sold out but still fab viewing! Watch out for Michelle’s Today’s Special Value next week on Tuesday, see below for more info. Meanwhile, here’s ‘that quickie moment’ again with Axel!
Retreat – escaping to write!
If you know me, you’ll know by now I tend to get my work (as an author), done by bingeing. Binge-writing! So off I went, with a deadline looming for my editor, to a wonderful part of the country near Bristol – to Folly Farm where authors and genius mentors Julie Cohen and Rowan Coleman were running another writing retreat.
I had a lovely studio room – little kitchen, nice and warm – wrote tons and edited lots – a full update of exactly what can be found on my website RiWiSi blog – see below. One of the nicest things was this view out of the doorway. Relaxes you – and I write so much better when I’m relaxed!
But of course the best thing was getting great tuition and some fabulous company. Ta to all the girls for some enjoyable moments and lots of inspiration – came away all galvanized to get cracking on my next novels! More info about that on my website!
Book of the Week – The Rivers of London
Ben Aaronovitch’s supernatural book came on the back of our Hallowe’en anthology, so I was just in the mood to read about river sprites and wizards and people being possessed – in a ‘cosy crime’ kind of way though – it’s a bit of both! Go here to find out more, and what mark i’d give it.
Also on this week’s book blog:
– The Hawaiian Romantic Trilogy in one paperback – more info soon
– What to do if your book isn’t selling… and where to go to learn how to get to the heart of your novel – some fab courses.
– Plus links to all my books, fiction and non-fiction, including Till the Fat Lady Slims.
More and more of you are taking to Freedom Eating, via Till the Fat Lady Slims book and group. Here’s another lovely testimonial from Jennifer who is doing so well at the moment! Do join the page – just ‘like’ it and you’ll have access to the daily ‘Tip of the Day’ for inspiration too! More info and how to get the book here.
Back to You Update
We had another great web chat with Craig Rowe and QVC guest, Glen Campbell last Monday ( 8-9pm) on the B2U Facebook group. The full Q&A is on my website’s B2U blog. You’ll also see news about what you eat can directly affect way you feel too.
On Monday 17th, it’s Caroline Manley from Nails Inc and Rosa from Yankee Candles’s turn in the hot seat on our Back to You QVC Facebook group live Q&A – (Yankee Candle have a Today’s Special Value bargain coming soon)! Bruce from Bodyblade and I will be on a Californian beach doing a bit of videoing! We will try to web chat too on Monday – do join Back to You QVC Facebook group in advance so you can join in!
Sneaky Peek 1 – Laura Geller’s Xmas Today’s Special Value bargain is launching on Saturday night 22nd at midnight, with me! Yay! And I’ve been given a sneaky preview – OMG is it lush! Watch out also for a set of three body souffle’s too – they smell like pudding in the nicest possible way!
Sneaky Peek 2 – Julien Macdonald’s, JM Jewellery range arrives at QVC towers on Sunday 23rd – Ali K has the debut at midday then Claire has her hour with the talented fashionista at 6pm. It’ll be faaaabulass darling!
Shhh! Do you need a massive – and I mean MASSIVE new telly for Xmas? Stand by on Monday 24th for a whopper! From Samsung. It’s huuuuuuge!
Red Carpet Manicure Returns 19th! – After a long wait, and just in time for Xmas parties and Xmas gifts, the fabulous Red Carpet Manicure full kit, (400472) is back on air at 12 midnight Tuesday night 18th, and 7pm on Weds 19th November! It also comes with two of lots of the pink and blue remover fluids AND your choice of two trios of LED light activated colours – my fave is Autumn. Scoring 4.5 out of 5, over 64 reviews (over four dozen 5*) this is the way my nails look the best they ever have.
I liked the product so much I told my nail technician sister about it, and she then agreed, did an audition and became the guest! It’s a total value of £131.60, for only £82 on two-pay. Meanwhile, ask Linda Bignell any questions in advance by joining the Back to You QVC group, or Queens, or the TTFLs group or tweet her @lindabignellQVC !! P.S It’s the last showing currently booked before Christmas!
Quick Check #2 – If you haven’t tried our Quick Check number yet, it’s our new automated phone line that allows you to check the status of your order or return. If you have tried it, it’s just been updated and you can now use it to check your Easy Pay instalment plan as well! Just dial 0800 53 43 33 and follow the simple instructions.
QVC BLOOPER – OMG some really funny moments this week on QVC! Here’s Craigy, Dale Andi and Charlie, in a ‘Funnies Special!’ And well done to Andy and Dale for such a fun series of food shows – Monday’s at 7pm will not be the same – come back soon!
Craig Rowe Slanket funny!
Charlie , Andi and Dale!
QVC This Week–
Today’s Special Value bargains this week – on Saturday night it’s the long awaited Elemis Xmas Today’s Special Value hamper – fab EZ pay installments plus an unbeatable low price, stock up while you can!
It’s a rare occasion as the Bose Wave Soundtouch music system will still officially be Saturday’s TSV til midnight. BUT we’re pre-launching the Elemis as we’ve done before, to help cope with queues. See it 8pm and 10pm. Watch Will I.T’s news of the Elemis trip to our call centre near Liverpool!
Sister channels – QVC Picks – Here’s a summary of a few of the highlights on our other channels!
I’ll also be going makeup free 9-11pm with Liz Earle skincare, in the finale of her week long series at 9pm each night (starts on the19th) – it’ll be huge!
SNIPPETS – From LA
I’m in LA! Seemed to take aaaages to get through customs, get luggage, get to Avis, then get to my new friend Kate’s apartment in Culver City (about 20 mins from airport so not bad), whom I met through ‘Airbnb’ – just go and Google it.
It’s an amazing website – tons of people are using it now instead of hotels. Homeowners let out their rooms or whole apartments like a B&B – eg by the night – so much more affordable than a hotel! This place is right on the old MGM lot, has tons of history and I will look forward to reporting more on the trip for you next week!
Antthony’s Birthday Mask Don’t ya just love this guy – our lovely fashion guest and my pal makes us laugh again with his latest persona! I’m seeing him on Saturday (15th) – can’t wait! Happy birthday from all of us, superstar!
You can wish him happy birthday on Facebook or on Twitter @antthony. Plus he’s back on air in QVC UK with me incl on Monday 24th at 11pm! We’ll be talking about my trip! Whoop!
Which of the Seven Dwarfs are you? Very Hollywood – kinda! Well, very Walt. Well, which one are you? I’m sleepy… in more ways than one! Lol! Go here to play.
My macro recipe before being bamixed! Can you guess what this all turned into? This is the before pic of all the ingredients for one of my favourite macrobiotic recipes! Go here to see the after pic – and get the recipe! Yummm! Also find out how Madonna’s diet is shaping up against the paleo trend!
Watch – this week it’s a film from the plane – and I decided to watch the latest Captain America – it was OK quite a fun romp – Chris Evans (no not that one, the actor playing Captain America), does it well, and there was enough of a plot to keep me interested till the end.
Harmless, some good effects, but faaaaar too much chasing and unlikely fights! Surely the baddies would just shoot instead of waiting to be tackled in an orderly line… Come back Indiana Jones all is forgiven! Haha! Anyway, worth a watch if you collect superheroes… 8.25 out of ten.
PS More singers on QVC – Donny Osmond visited the studio this week and had a chat with Jackie about his new album and other things – shame I couldn’t be there – I had the hat and everything! Were you a Donny girl? Or a David Cassidy fan?
Plus super songstress Rumer was in too, chatting, and performed a track off her new album – I love her voice – I thought she WAS Karen Carpenter on her original releases!
Next Week – More from LA! Bruce and me on Marina Del Ray beach! And Antthony and me have a day out getting up to mischief in Beverly Hills. I’ll see you back on air on Friday 21st with a two hour Liz Earle, and don’t forget Lee with the Apple iPhone 5S bundle too!
Have a grand week!
PS – After Pic – This is what the ‘bulb’ turned into! It’s a tea flower – and it made a lovely cuppa jasmine-like tea, before I pulled it out, fully hydrated again! Have you ever tried one? Leave me a comment below!
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