There’s a real chill in the air as I write this blog – I think it’s time to admit defeat, put the sandals away and get the winter boots out! Never mind, we’ve had a good run of it this year with the weather, and I was lucky enough to get away for a final blast of sunshine last week to keep me going through the winter.
My lovely hubby and I zoomed off to Gran Canaria for a week, somewhere I haven’t been since I was a teenager. We stayed in a lovely hotel in the hills just outside Maspalomas – the views (left) were stunning, and it was so incredibly quiet and peaceful – heaven!
I’ve been crazy busy for the past few months so my aim for this trip was to relax, eat and drink far too much and READ. I’m such a bookworm but I never have time to read at home, so on holiday I read voraciously.
And for me, it’s the old-fashioned way. I haven’t gone down the Kindle route yet, so a large section of my suitcase was filled with books, a frothy mix of chick lit, crime and psychological thrillers.
And yes, I did read them all in a week! Of this lot, my favourites were J K Rowling’s "The Casual Vacancy" (so different from her Harry Potter series!) and "Alys, Always" by Harriet Lane. I recommend both if you need a good read!
It was a lovely week but I didn’t mind getting back to work. I absolutely love presenting fashion hours and the changing season means we have loads of great autumn/winter fashion to show you in the next few weeks, as well as TONS of Christmas stuff! It’s very weird for me to be surrounded by Christmas stuff at work in October, but as Christmas at QVC starts in July, I’m going to have to get used to it!
People who’ve worked here for years don’t think it’s odd at all anymore, and even I don’t bat an eyelid now when I see people walking past pushing trolleys full of light-up snowmen and Christmas trees with three months still to go before the big day. I think working at QVC makes you go a teeny bit bonkers!
Now, in my previous blog I showed you a peep behind the scenes as we made a promo film in my house in Gloucestershire for the new QVC show "At Home with Jackie". Well, it’s finished, and you can see the finished product below! This will be running on QVC soon, and the next show will be on Monday 21st October at 4pm. This one will be all about the kitchen/dining room so expect some great table decoration tips as well as some yummy food! Do join me then if you can.
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Have a fantastic week and stay warm!
Love Jackie x