The first few days of January have always been a bit packed with family birthdays, but it just got even worse! Until last week the first family birthday was my sister's on Jan 5th, followed by my niece Rachel on the 6th, then my daughter Sophie on the 8th and another niece, Toogie, on the 9th.
Now, thanks to a new arrival, the run of birthdays starts on the 3rd. The aforementioned Rachel gave birth to her first baby, a little boy, who they have named Sam. Actually he wasn't so little, weighing in at 8lbs 7oz and I'm sure you'll agree he looks gorgeous. I guess I will have to get the knitting needles out… if I can find them after the second house move in two years… and I want to make something for Carmel's baby too, so I will be very busy!
As I mentioned, it was Sophie's birthday last Tuesday. She really wanted to go and see the film version of 'Les Miserables' but it didn't go on general release until today, so we went out for a meal on her actual birthday and we're going to the cinema on Monday to see 'Les Mis'. I'm a little embarrassed to admit that I have never been to see the stage show, although I am familiar with the music… have you seen it??
I have done the final count up on the votes for my book cover and I must say it was very close… one vote in it in the end. Red came third with 17 votes, purple was second with 22 votes so the winner was coral with 23 votes. I have seen a mock up of the cover and it is looking really good, so thanks for your help in choosing. I'll keep you updated on here regarding its first air date – should be mid to late February.
I'm on air this afternoon at 4pm with the skincare range Rodial and then Fashion on Friday at 5pm, then I'm taking a break for a few days. I'll be back for the Beauty Bash on the 23rd January, so if you are attending please come and say hello, and back on TV on the 24th.
Much love, Julia xx