Firstly I apologise for being awol for most of July but I had a lot of holiday due to me and decided to take some of it to escape the British summer!
I enjoyed my holiday with plenty of relaxing, swimming and reading. I managed to finish three books. I read two, 'Guilty Wives' by James Patterson and 'About Last Night' by Adele Parks, and I finally finished writing mine! So the second 'holiday' I took has been spent reading through and editing what I have written, and starting to select photographs. It's all beginning to feel quite exciting now that most of the hard work has been done. I don't have a publication date as yet but I will keep you posted.
So now that I have a bit of time to relax, I've been joining most of the country in watching the Games. As you know I am a big fan of swimming so I have really been enjoying the events in the pool. Of course I am cheering on Team GB, but what a fantastic achievement by Michael Phelps in achieving his 20th Olympic medal. And what about Bradley Wiggins and Sir Chris Hoy helping to boost our medal tally?
It is great to see the British athletes performing so well in front of the home crowd although I am a little disappointed that I haven't been able to get any tickets, particularly as there are so many empty seats. I haven't given up yet though, I'm still on the website every night!
Speaking of websites, if you have been on ours you may have spotted a little bit of gold there too. I'm not talking about jewellery, I'm referring to the tops of the Decleor TSV that I am launching with Fiona at midnight on Saturday. If you have a slightly more mature skin I think you will love it. I have also been trying out Decleor's eye make-up remover… brilliant!
So a busy weekend at 'the Q' for me and a fabulous new candle show to look forward to on Tuesday. It's called Sandy Bay and I when I opened my samples this morning I instantly fell in love with 'White Tea, Lily and Wisteria' … divine!
Have a great weekend and do watch us when you can drag yourself away from the Games,
Much love, Julia xx