It’s October… HOW?!


Well I can’t believe it’s October already. It will soon be Halloween and Alison Young will be riding high on her broomstick! (Only joking! I love her really – we’ve been roommates for years at QVC.)

At this time of year though my thoughts turn to Christmas, and I must admit the older I get the earlier I start organising. I think like most working mums I’m just time-poor, and so a little bit of shopping here and there really takes the chore out of Christmas; that way I find I enjoy it much more.

I love taking the time to choose gifts carefully and, in the past, if I have left anything to the last minute I have always made the wrong decision or ended up spending much more than I planned, so for me organisation is definitely the key. QVC is great because I get to spot great gift ideas really early on (before they even come to air), so over the next couple of months I’m hoping to keep you posted with some of my discoveries as early as I can.

One thing that I have spotted that I’ve been wearing recently is from the Aurora range. Their collection uses stunning Swarovski crystals and usually there is a choice of either silver-tone, or a yellow- or a rose gold-tone finish. On the 9th of October I’ll be launching the perfect gift set from them in a choice of colours.

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The set is priced under £50 before P&P, and even the presentation box has a crystal on it! The watch is beautiful, with a leather strap and a watch face set with crystals at the numerals; you also get a lovely bezel-set pendant and chain, and matching stud earrings. Aurora stud earrings would normally be around £45 on their own so the whole set is incredible value. In fact I might even get myself a set and gift the earrings (as I don’t have pierced ears) to a friend, but let that be our secret!

Have a look at the Aurora range online – there are so many really imaginative designs and a little treat for oneself before the gift season commences is always great motivation I think!

Happy treats!


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