Well, I genuinely didn’t think it would be a whole month before I’d be back with you! Perhaps, taking into account my previous surgical history, I should have been a tad more wary, but suffice to say, I’m feeling 110% better than I was
Thank you so much for all your lovely comments, get well wishes and messages of support. They have really cheered me over the last few weeks especially when I was in bed for so much of that time! My day case turned into two separate three-day stays in hospital, but I have finally worked out how to tie a hospital gown – still not keen on the net knickers though!
The staff, as always, were incredibly kind and, to be fair, I slept through most of it! My problem were the graft sites on my legs, one of which required further surgery a week later. They made it difficult to walk and sit, and led me to twist my back while trying to do both!
I was spoiled rotten by Colin, my family and friends, who cooked for me, brought me flowers and treats, washed my hair, and drove me to and from hospital and to the physio. The exotic bouquet and teddy at the top of the post came from Lucy, and Sam made the chicken, bacon and leek pie above from scratch – including the pastry (in my KitchenAid). It tasted delicious too! Jack sorted out my Bose system so I could listen through my computer and also added my Bose SoundLink to the little TV Colin had set up in the bedroom, so even the news sounded exciting!
Hopefully this will be my last operation and my surgeon really did all he could to make things look as natural as possible. We always knew that the radiotherapy I’d had could well compromise the eventual result even after skin grafts, but I wanted to give it a try … I’ll leave it now … I think it’s time to call it a day and accept that what will be will be. I’m going to crack on with all I have to look forward to next year – it’s going to be a great one!
But of course we’ve still got seven weeks of this year left and so tomorrow, Thursday 20th November, I’ll be back with you at 7pm for an hour with Kelly Hoppen and her fabulous TSV (above), followed by my Diamonique Show at 8pm.
I have to admit to having bought more than a few things online from QVC while I was away, but think this beautiful simulated morganite ring (above) will definitely go on my wish list! In fact, talking of rings, Ali Young’s gold-plated anniversary ring (below) will be in the hour too, which is amazing considering it sold out last month and is now on 3 Easy Payments. Sooo, if you missed it last time, join me at 8pm!
It would be rude of me while talking about jewellery not to mention Julien Macdonald who is premiering his brand new jewellery range with me on Sunday. I remember watching him on Strictly last year and completely fell in love with his range of dresses from this year’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection – seriously stunning!
He, of course, styles many famous names including Cheryl Fernandez Versini (Cheryl Cole as was) and Dame Shirley Bassey – who you may have seen singing this last Sunday at the Blackpool Ballroom on Strictly Come Dancing.
I am addicted to the show and would give my eye teeth to do a twirl on that famous dance floor with Kevin … but enough of my day dreaming, and back to the glamour, extravagance, and show-stopping jewellery designs from Julien, which we’re so thrilled to be bringing to you. In fact, here are a few examples for you to salivate over!
Not only have I been missing all of you and my lovely colleagues at QVC, but was terribly disappointed to have been absent when Donny Osmond popped into QVC for a chat with the lovely/lucky Jackie Kabler! He was my first true love when I was just 13 years old, so maybe it’s best I was watching from a distance rather than being in close proximity and hyperventilating!
Who did you pledge your heart to all those years ago? Let me know so we can compare notes! ❤️
Finally a wee favour to ask you. Whilst I have been recumbent on many a bed, sofa and beanbag, my man Colin has been putting together a brilliant Christmas song with a very talented band called Sid Sideboard and The Chairs. It’s called ‘Santa Left Me’ and is being released today – complete with video! So if you fancy supporting him and listening to something that’ll really get you into the Christmas spirit, then join the rest of us who are loving it by watching the video below.
Make sure you watch it through to the end … Monty’s not the only personable penguin on the planet, trust me! Let me know what you think.
Can’t wait to get dressed up, make-up on and be with you on Thursday and I will look forward to hearing all your news, who your first love was and what you think of ‘Santa Left Me’
With my love,