This weekend is another BIG Christmas Shopping Weekend on QVC and I was just wondering if you’ve started yours yet? I’ve mentioned in previous years that I usually leave mine until after my son’s birthday, on 27th November, however I may just be tempted to start early this year.
Not only do we have the fabulous Christmas Today’s Special Value from Elemis on Sunday, which I shall talk about in a minute, we also have Butler & Wilson fashion jewellery tomorrow afternoon at 3pm. I had to laugh at the tweet Ali Young posted after she had taken a photo of the Butler & Wilson shop window:
It was all the funnier as they are supposed to be swans not witches! All in the eye of the beholder I guess!
After my show with Simon I have my first Radley show at 4pm. This range has been hugely popular since launching on QVC and there are lots of new bags and watches so I hope you can join me.
So, to the Elemis TSV on Sunday. It launches at midnight Saturday into Sunday but there will be a tease during the 10pm show on our main QVC channel. If you can’t wait up that late though, flick over to the QVC Beauty Channel (Sky 668, Freeview 35, and Freesat 801) for a full preview of this amazing Christmas offer from Elemis at 8pm with myself and Keeley.
Each collection has cleansing balm, apricot toner and pro collagen marine cream but then you have the choice with the body products of whether to go for the brand-new Sweet Orchid or firm favourite Frangipani…decisions, decisions! For a bit of fun, Elemis produced rosettes for us to wear. Which will you be, team Frangipani or team Sweet Orchid? I can’t make my mind up but Wilfie and Milo did!
Speaking of Wilfie, he was ‘helping’ me with the final proof reading of my new book earlier in the week. I wasn’t out of my dressing gown before midday on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday and Wilfie loves the feel of the velour fabric. I was concentrating so hard on my manuscript that I didn’t even notice Chris taking this picture!!
It looks like Wilfie is checking my work. I finally uploaded the files on Wednesday so the kindle version is now available to pre-order. Check my Julia Roberts TV Facebook page for the link if you would like to. As promised here is an excerpt of the new book:
Philippe was slumped in one of the low leather chairs in Jo’s office, staring moodily out of the window, the bronze-tinted glass giving a muted impression of the brightness of the day. The UK was enjoying a mini heat-wave, with temperatures climbing into the low thirties but, on the fifth floor of Pelham Towers, the atmosphere was decidedly cool, and it wasn’t just down to the air conditioning.
Jo paced back and forth behind her desk, attempting to calm herself before speaking. She perched on the edge of her swivel chair, strategically adjusted to be several inches higher than the leather chair opposite to give her a feeling of superiority.
‘What the hell is wrong with you, Phil?’ she demanded. ‘I’ve got the phone ringing off the hook with people wanting you for chat shows, magazine features and book signings. I haven’t got time for all this. If you’re not going to play ball, you’ll have to get yourself an agent.’ She glared at him, waiting for a response but Philippe sat mute, with a sulky expression on his face. ‘Look,’ she said, trying to keep the irritation she felt out of her voice, ‘I’m negotiating six-figure sums for the film rights to Tiffany and you’re moping around like a love-struck adolescent. It’s pathetic. You’re pathetic. I’ve told you, with all this publicity she is bound to recognise you and she’ll get in touch, you mark my words.’
One or two of you have asked if you need to have read ‘Life’s a Beach and Then…‘ to make sense of the new book. The answer is, not necessarily. The sequel is a stand-alone book but is a continuation of Holly, Harry and Philippe’s story, but also introducing some new characters – one of my friends at work particularly likes Hugo!!
Thanks so much to those of you who were able to name my purple shrub pictured on last week’s blog as callicarpa, and to Joanna who mentioned it is sometimes called the beauty berry – very similar in colour to the Sweet Orchid option of the Elemis TSV. Also thanks to Heather for sending in this amazing picture of the sunset as viewed from her kitchen window – stunning!
Whilst on the subject on photos, here is the latest one of my niece, Rachel’s baby, Finlay, with big brother, Sam. They are both out for the count, which is what I will be tonight. I’m on a later shift than usual, not finishing until midnight so I’m hoping I can stay awake!
My first show tonight is Trinny and Susannah at 8pm, although I doubt Susannah will be joining us as she is one of the participants in this year’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, which starts broadcasting on Sunday … Australia is a long way away! Then I have Friday Night Beauty at 9pm and Judith Williams at 11pm – hope you can stay up with me.
Have a great weekend