I'm not entirely sure where the time has gone since my last blog….. it's flown by!
Every year I promise myself I'll shop even earlier for Christmas. I love the idea of being prepared well in advance and then relaxing, watching TV and spending time with my family without the panic of where's the sticky tape and oh no… I've run out of wrapping paper!
Last year we were fairly organised This year, well, we're off to a cracking start. A few weeks ago I bought Dad the cook's essentials soup maker for Christmas and during Diamonique Day I came across this adorable sterling silver elephant for Mum. I know I'm safe to show the pictures because Dad knows about the soup maker (he dropped so many hints!) and Mum never uses the computer or goes online!
The elephant sold out in next to no time – if you missed it hopefully we'll be able to bring it back in stock soon.
Mum has always loved elephants and as a little girl loved spending time at Bristol Zoo. In fact, my whole family simply adores wildlife. Everything from a caterpillar to a giraffe, even a house fly is spared a rolled up newspaper. We've spent what feels like hours trying to encourage a fly out of the front door. Just as the fly reaches the opening he'll take a 180 degree turn and come right back at us! Why is that?!
Misty and Bramble (our cairn terriers) aren't as patient and have been known to chase, catch and eat the occasional fly! Not to be encouraged or copied!
I'm thrilled to have been invited to host the event with Debbie Flint. With the generosity of our suppliers and your support, we hope to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds – I do hope you can tune in! Alison Kennan will be joining us with something very special to offer and we have surprise guests and charity auctions too.
The day before, Destination Gems is on air at 8pm. I've just this minute come away from a meeting with Doug, our gem buyer. We have a truly fabulous line up. It's the penultimate show before the Christmas break. In the last show my very own design is back on air and I'll show you the sketches and tell the story of how it came about in my next blog.
Also, I'm trying out the Bamix this week. I'm heading home shortly to make Orange Nutbread Shortbread from the recipe book which is included… how delicious does that sound!?
Take care and see you soon,