Has anyone else has been inundated with self-set foxgloves this year?
Not only have we had loads, they are also huge – taller than me! My mum also mentioned that she has loads in her garden, so I wondered if it was country-wide?
Perhaps it is to do with the weather we have had so far this summer – so much rain! Today is July 1st and we haven’t managed to dine ‘al fresco’ once yet this summer. Fingers crossed for a better July and August – I guess it will be all eyes on St Swithin’s Day… please don’t rain!
Thank goodness for Richard Jackson’s Slug & Snail Treatment. Without it I seriously doubt that my plants would have survived.
These are some of the containers I planted up just before my holiday so not bad for four weeks and again thanks to RJ for his fabulous Flower Power. By the way, do you recognise these from the presenter lily growing competition three years ago? Just about to flower for the third year running.
In Focus on Fashion today I am going to steer you in the direction of a great week of bargains to be had. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings we have fashion outlet shows from the likes of Michele Hope, Nina Leonard and Diane Gilman, and then Thursday it is fashion clearance all day. The Today’s Special Value is from Emu Australia and we will also be featuring many other brands such as Tianna B, Susan Graver and Ronni Nicole. Hopefully you’ll be able to supplement you summer wardrobe and maybe bag a few autumn/winter classics at great prices.
I have some exciting news in my other career as an author. Waterstones in Windsor have confirmed a book signing event for my Liberty Sands Trilogy at 11am on Saturday July 16th.
If you live in the area, or are visiting Windsor Castle, it would be lovely to meet you. If you can’t make that, you could listen in to BBC Radio Berkshire this Sunday (3rd) at 10am when I will be interviewed by Debbie McGee to talk about my books and also, of course, my time at QVC.
I went on to do the show with Leslie Crowther but Debbie took a different job that had been offered to her… a magician’s assistant!
As always, you can find more information on my books and how to order by visiting my website here.
So I just have to say… thank you!
Thank you for the phenomenal response to my 60 piece beauty giveaway competition.
Although I had intended the answer to be Decleor, as I was talking about the brand of the eye ‘treatment’ product I use, I missed out the word treatment in my question, so we have accepted both Elemis and Decleor as correct answers. There were 1,289 entries in the three days the competition ran – which is a staggering response. There can only be one winner though and it is… drum roll…
Congratulations Anita – I hope you enjoy experimenting with some of our more recent brands and maybe find some new favourites.
Just a word on the football, it was very disappointing for England to go out of the Euros 2016 on Monday night and it saddened me to see the Wales team rejoicing the defeat.
I, on the other hand, would like to wish Wales the very best of luck tonight against one of the tournament favourites, Belgium – after all, three of their team, Ledley, Hennessey and Jonnie Williams are Crystal Palace players and their manager, Chris Coleman, is a former Palace player; so why wouldn’t I wish them well?!
Enjoy Jewellery Day today on QVC (LOVE the Today’s Special Value) – I’ll see you at 2pm for Honora Pearls, 5pm Canadian Ammolite and 6pm Bibi Bijoux.
Have a great weekend,