Today is my last day on air until the 22nd June – I have taken two weeks of annual leave but, due to the way my shift falls, it equates to nineteen days away from QVC. I love my job but, I must confess, I am really looking forward to this time off.
The first week will be all about getting well, after being ill with one thing or another for the whole of May! Then I will be packing my suitcase and heading to the house in Spain that we rent, where we celebrated my 60th birthday last year. In my suitcase will be the new Skechers flip-flops I have ordered and the Nina Leonard cropped trousers I treated myself to, along with my Ultrasun. I’m quite well stocked up, having bought two of the previous Today’s Special Values.
If you need some, check out our Today’s Special Value this coming Sunday (pictured above), whether you are going on holiday or not.
I was wearing my sun protection last Saturday, when I was out in the garden planting up my hanging baskets and containers.
I was supposed to be going to an author/book blogger event which had been in the diary for months and I was really looking forward to. Although I wasn’t feeling great, I had taken the day off work especially, so I got myself ready and headed to the station.
The train was late, and when it arrived it was packed… as in rammed so full that I, and about twenty other passengers, simply couldn’t get on. I had forgotten that there was rugby at Twickenham and the FA Cup final at Wembley, not to mention the PGA golf at Wentworth!
If I had felt 100% I might have tried to cram myself on to the train but, instead, I went home and attacked the garden. Everything is looking very pretty now, although I am still awaiting the arrival of last Friday’s Today’s Special Value planter set – yes, I succumbed and ordered the Slate Blue!
I seem to have ordered an awful lot from QVC lately – earlier this week, along with the clothes and shoes, I also ordered the Karcher Window Vac and the Mrs Gleam Oven Cleaner – both of which are desperately needed. I think I’ll put before and after photos on here next week.
I mentioned last week that the paperback ‘Alice in Theatreland’ is out on the 27th June and this week I have been approving the proof for the print copy. It is always such a thrill to receive the very first ‘actual’ copy.
I will be running a competition on the blog on my author website www.juliarobertsauthor.com to win signed copies ahead of its publication, so do check it out early next week and sign up to receive my newsletter while you’re there.
One of our fashion guests, Imogen Connelly, has just come back from holiday and sought me out at work yesterday to tell me how much she enjoyed Alice, and Elemis’s Keeley Aydin said it is her favourite of all my books so far. I couldn’t possibly comment – like children, I shouldn’t have book-baby favourites!
Well, as I said earlier, after today I am away from QVC for a while, which means I will miss the next Butler & Wilson shows, the Elemis Mini Series and also Attitudes by Renee when she is back on the 19th June – disappointing, but I really do need a break and a bit of ‘me’ time.
Hopefully I’ll see you today for my shows, including Fashion on Friday at 5pm which today is Together… odd in itself as that was the last show I presented last year before my June break… anyone remember the birthday cake?
Before I go, remember to check out the QVC Style channel’s Look of the Week for next week below:
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