I’m back in Blighty



Just a quickie to 'hello' and I'm back from my holiday. Have you heard the expression 'the rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain'? Well it's wrong – it fell mainly on me… for the last three days anyway. And when it rains in Spain it pours down in torrents.

I didn't really mind that much though, it was more about R&R than getting a deep, dark suntan – and that way I don't get in trouble with Alison Young!

Julian B tells me he's been blogging about my son Daniel who was on one of the fitness shows last week. I think Danny could still put a couple of goals past JB! If you were watching you probably didn't think that Danny looks much like me. He doesn't – and that was highlighted to me by Abby, one of our backstage team. I saw her yesterday and she said that someone had told her that Daniel was Julia's son and she asked 'Julia who?' Maybe it's just me – do your offspring look like you?

I'm looking forward to this weekend. We've got a Kathy Van Zeeland Today's Special Value on Sunday, so no doubt my daughter Sophie will be dropping large hints!

Til' next time,
Julia. xx.


  1. Lyn Beverley March 7, 2009 at 1:26 am -  Reply

    Hello again Julia
    Wondered where you were last weekend, missed you on QVC. Know what you mean about weather in Europe lately, we went to Malta on Feb 13th (my birthday) and had hailstones on the second day! Luckily we had escaped to a coffee shop. Plenty of sunshine otherwise but not very warm.
    When I got back I had an invite to the Silver Day preview but had missed the deadline for reply so won’t be able to attend – please make sure they still invite me to other events as I dont want to miss out next time – I came in last Sept for Gem day and loved it.
    My son Andrew (also a personal trainer) is nothing like me either he is 6ft 3in – mixed race – black eyes and thick eyeashes -very slim and fit – he stood in for a footballer,(Zidane I think) in the film ‘Goal’ – as you love the footie you might have heard of him! I am 5ft 6in bit chubby at moment, blue eyed and my hair has been blonde, titian and now deep bright red, long and curly (like yours) but like it blow dryed smooth. When we went to Greece on holiday years ago it was quite amusing because it must be a Greek custom to say how your children resemble you – they all seemed to comment on how he had my ……….forehead. Would love to send you pics but don’t know how to send them on this comment blog – any ideas? Anyhow great to see you back to work and still decorating – we haven’t even started ours. Will watch out for handbag on Sunday. Lyn x

  2. Pauline JOHNSON March 8, 2009 at 12:37 pm -  Reply

    Glad you back safe and sound sorry the weather was not
    that good XXX

  3. Ann Smith March 9, 2009 at 12:46 am -  Reply

    Hi..I was just watchin u with the Kathy bags…and inside you had ur netbook (iv got the same one…i love it) you also had ur I pod touch….could you tell me where you got ur case for it..cos i wont one for mine…I hope u dont mind me asking…Ann

  4. Hilary Keeling March 9, 2009 at 8:26 pm -  Reply

    Dear Julia, This is a very personal question I know but recently when you are wearing your own jewellery you don’t just wear your amethyst ring you wear a band as well. Is it to celebrate a certain number of years with Chris? Love Hilary xxx

  5. julia roberts March 11, 2009 at 1:01 am -  Reply

    Hi Lyn and Happy belated birthday for the 13th Feb. I love Malta, the children and I had a great holiday there when they were about six and seven – we didn’t hire a car, so travelled everywhere on the fabulous old buses! You made me laugh with the forehead comment!! I’m sure you’ll be on the list for future events at QVC, but don’t miss Silver Day itself, as there are some gorgeous pieces particularly the silver rose ring I’ve been wearing, and already had loads of comments about. You’re asking the wrong person about posting pictures, I’m really not that clued up on computers! Thanks Pauline, it’s good to be back and honestly I wasn’t too fussed with the weather.Ann I’m glad you love your samsung as much as I do – shame I couldn’t find a wireless hotspot where we were staying, or I would have blogged. I don’t know where the case for my iTouch came from cos it was a present, but I will try and find out.
    Hi Hilary, I think I may have already answered your question in a different blog? My gemstone ring is a ruby (valentines day about 18 years ago ) and the ring I wear alongside it is from a range called Black Hills Gold that we used to sell on QVC. I brought Chris and myself matching rings back after a visit to The Black Hills of South Dakota 11 years ago – no special anniversary, just an ‘I love you’ present – and I don’t mind you asking.
    Speak soon
    Julia xx

  6. Simone Rapple March 14, 2009 at 1:26 am -  Reply

    That rose ring is gorgeous..what is the QVC number for it as I absolutely love it!
    Sim from Dublin

  7. Magda Chetty March 14, 2009 at 9:12 pm -  Reply

    Hi Julia
    I have been shopping with QVC for 15 years now, I would love to come one day and see everybody, Just do not know how to go about it. How do you get invited to Silver or Gold day ( I have no Idea). Sorry to hear about the rain in Spain, I moved to Mallorca (SPAIN) 8 years ago, and it has always been great warm winters til the last 2 years.
    This winter we had rain, very cold days and even colder nights, crazy winds. Our Spainish friends keep saying that we brought the weather with us (which is not very nice).
    I would love to get an answer from you, as I have been with QVC from the start, and Iam also 52, and I feel like I know you after all these years.
    Take care. God bless.

  8. julia roberts March 18, 2009 at 5:27 pm -  Reply

    Hi Girls
    nice to hear from you. Sim I hope you got the gorgeous rose ring on Silver Day before it sold out? It was supposed to feature in the Finale with Dale and myself, but I just flashed the details on the Midnight launch of Silver Day and it sold over 400 pieces …. oops! Hopefully as it was so popular we will get it back.
    Hello Magda, I think I’ve either spoken to you on air or you’ve texted in to the show, cos I’m sure I remember your lovely name. We did have some sunshine in Spain so I’m really not complaining – lucky you living in Mallorca! I’m not really sure how the customers are selected for our event days but you could write to Customer Events Management and see what happens. Alternatively, if you are coming over from Spain let me know ( as much advance notice as possible ) and will try and get you on an organised tour.
    Speak soon
    Julia xx

  9. Lynne April 2, 2009 at 10:53 am -  Reply

    Hi Julia
    I’d just like to make a suggestion for a potential show. How about dedicating an occasional hour to those of us who are dealing with the ravages of cancer and chemotherapy? You could do this as a workshop with hints and tips on dealing with changes in appearance, for example loss of eyelashes/eyebrows, changes to skin tone and condition. You could recommend products to enhance our features and show us how to use them. Maybe it would be possible to include some wigs/turbans/hats for those suffering from hair loss.
    Cancer steals so much of our dignity it would be amazing to have this type of show. We still have to face the world and want to look as well as we can, yet shopping can be challenging both physically and mentally.
    I am sure that you have enough dedicated viewers in this situation that such a show could be profitable and I am sure there are lots more ideas and products which could be incorporated.
    What do you think?

  10. julia roberts April 21, 2009 at 12:11 am -  Reply

    Hello Lynne
    Only just found your post. I will suggest your idea to ‘the powers that be’ and see what they say. Did you watch the YBF show I did with Stacey last weekend – we had a fabulous caller talking about the eyebrow pencil and how it has been brilliant for drawing in eyebrows after chemotherapy – I wonder if you have tried it? I hope you’re winning the battle and please keep in touch
    much love
    Julia xx

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