I’ve managed to avoid the lurgy (touch wood!)


If you've been reading the presenters' blogs this past week you'll notice a recurring theme – sickness! I must have the constitution of a horse as so far I've managed to dodge 'the QVC flu'! In fact I've only had eight days off sick in fifteen years, which isn't a bad record – I'm now scrabbling around for some wood to touch!

So you may have noticed that I've been on air quite a bit over the last few days. My busy week began with a call to say that poor Pipa had lost her voice – not ideal for a TV presenter – and could I cover for her? Not a problem, especially when I discovered her shows were L'Occitane and the Honora Pearls 10th Anniversary with the lovely Ralph.

After three days on shift I got another call on Thursday, Pipa still had no voice! She was so frustrated as she felt fine but just couldn't make a sound. No worries, as I got to launch another fab Kathy Van Zeeland TSV. Did you manage to get yours? I thought the yellow version was particularly summery.

Cut to later that day and I get yet another call (!) asking if I could do the Lola Rose TSV launch on Saturday night, followed by an email to say that Dale was now sick too so I'd have to do the Rainbow of Gems show by myself!

Thursday evening went well but I was pretty tired heading home and really looking forward to my bed. No more than 25 yards from home I had to slam the anchors on as there was a large tree branch across the road. I jumped out of the car to move it and was succeeding when SNAP… it broke in half and I ended up on my behind on the wet road – I was not amused, and thank goodness it was late so no-one else saw it happen!

I'm now off for a well-earned rest – just thought I should mention that in case you thought I'd succumbed to the lurgy too!

See you all soon,
Julia. xx.


  1. ladypat May 30, 2009 at 1:19 pm -  Reply

    Hi julia,
    This is the first time for me on the blogs,
    I have always been a fan of yours and think your a great presenter and love reading your blogs. Iam glad you`ve managed to bypass the flu, there is alot going around now,a lot of my family and friends have had it, i have had a flu jab as i`m a diabetic so hopefully i won`t get it although people i know who have had the flu jab still had the flu , so fingers crossed.
    I wondered if you remember back last year about summer time kipling bought out a sophie club bag, item number 135496 in silver, well my hubby promised me one but at the time he was made redundant so i said i`d wait to see if they bring it back out, do you know if they will bring this bag back as he is now working again and has said i can still have it , i think it`s a stunning bag as i do all of kiplings bag.( kipling fan ). I shall keep
    looking at your blogs and reply with some of my life and what goes on.
    take care love pat

  2. julia roberts June 3, 2009 at 2:06 am -  Reply

    Hello Pat, welcome to the blogs! Obviously the piece of wood I touched wasn’t big enough because I have now succombed to the ‘lurgy’ – although mine is more of a summer cold than the flu. I hope my sniffling on air on Monday night wasn’t too annoying.
    Thanks for your lovely compliments – very kind.
    I have the ‘sophie’ bag in brown, but I must admit I thought it was rather gorgeous in the silver. I haven’t seen it lately, have you checked the website? The most recent colour I saw was a beautiful light green. I hope you can get on
    Julia x

  3. gary June 8, 2009 at 10:30 am -  Reply

    hi julia watched you last night on the treasures of india show, you looked really fabulous,yes i had noticed that you had been on air more than usual these past few days,well im not complaining,i just watch qvc more,watching our treasure of england presenting the treasures of india was by far the best on telly last night. keep up the good work

  4. julia roberts June 12, 2009 at 1:13 am -  Reply

    Hi Gary, you’re making me blush!! – but thanks for the lovely complments! I’m taking a break for a couple of weeks, but I’ll be back for July Beauty Month on July 1st.
    see you then
    Julia x

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