Well, the sun has finally arrived and its glorious. It's remarkable how much better I feel when the sun is out and I know many of you will agree. It certainly gets the green fingered amongst us very excited.
My mum is a great gardener and my late father spent the majority of his working life gardening professionally.
I've always appreciated the beauty of gardening but have never really taken the time to grow anything apart from strawberries.
The presenting team have been set a challenge by Thompson & Morgan! We've each been provided with a pot, compost and a pack of bulbs to grow their new, versatile patio lilies. There is a prize at stake; the new lily will be named after the winning presenter who will also be treated to a plant soaked day out! I've got to be honest, I'm a little late planting mine as I wasn't sure how easy it was going to be but I wish I'd done it sooner! The winner will be judged by the Thompson & Morgan horticultural team at the end of July so look out for everyone's efforts.
On Sunday I presented the first of my series of technology shows, Technology and You with Catherine Huntley. I loved it! We had a great line up of guests and outrageously good products to suit all tastes. Lee Hohbein, Mat Trim & Hannah Gray all really took their time explaining and fielding questions put to them by our very own social media socialite, Will Gowing.
Will was on hand to keep an eye on any queries sent in to @qvcuk on twitter, our Facebook page and our email address firstname.lastname@example.org which was created especially for the show. Please feel free to keep in touch and we'll answer either live or within a few days via email.
Great British designer, Emma Bridgewater brings us this completely awesome DAB radio which also serves as an iPhone and iPod docking station so you can play your music through the speakers of the radio! It even charges my iPhone at the same time.
I love the retro design and I also love the fact that by buying we are supporting a family run British company who have been producing beautiful handmade pottery and homeware for nearly 30 years here in the UK.
Another little tip regarding the technology show…if you're looking for an easier way to get around, on foot and in the car, we have a very specially priced TomTom coming your way with extras included so don't miss it!
Technology and You is on at 11am this Sunday, the 9th of June and Miceal Murphy will be joining me to take your questions & comments online. Thanks so much for the feedback so far. I'm really happy so many of you have learned something new and are eager to see more.
Love Catherine x