Today is our eighth Jewellery Day on QVC and everything on-air is on Easy Pays! Along with some of our best-loved jewellery ranges, Honora, Lola Rose, Links of London etc., we are launching a range called Extraordinary Life. This is message jewellery, which is hugely popular at the moment and I have loved wearing the bangle with the word ‘Believe’ on it. I think I should start dropping a few hints to him indoors!
I’m on air today at my normal time of 5pm but there is no Fashion on Friday, although I will be showing you some fashionable jewellery from Honora with Ralph Rossini. Then I have Jewellery Gift Ideas at 8pm and Bronzo Italia at 9pm.
If you miss the on air shows you can still take advantage of over two hundred additional offers over the weekend on our website – maybe treat yourself to something as well as a bit of Christmas shopping.
Speaking of treats, how was your Halloween? Ours was very uneventful with no-one knocking on the door for any of the sweets that we had bought in readiness. I’m glad I’m not a sweet eater or that would have been a few unwanted calories if I had succumbed – Sophie will be taking them into her office with her when she goes back after being off sick. Even though Wilfie is a house cat, he wasn’t taking any chances on Halloween!!!
I wonder if you have been affected by the fog this week? We had three days of it with a couple of days not clearing at all. No sign of the threatened snow yet but it is pretty miserable out today. Thank goodness for the typical oranges and golds that fill our gardens at this time of year but we also have this shrub with its wonderful purple berries. Once again I’m asking the gardeners among you if you have any ideas about what it is?
So, as I mentioned, Sophie has been off sick from work with a nasty cough and chest infection, not to mention aches and pains. She hates being inactive so I kept her busy over the weekend by having her read through the finished manuscript of ‘If He Really Loved Me…’ She is a good sounding board for a younger person’s point of view, plus she is great at spotting typos and grammatical mistakes. The good news is that it got the Sophie seal of approval, with a few alterations, so I was able to send it to the formatter on Wednesday, meaning I’m still planning on a publication date of 25th November.
Someone else off work with a chest infection is our lovely Kathy Tayler. Kathy was the first person outside my family to read ‘Life’s a Beach and Then…’ and I really value her opinion so, on Wednesday, I emailed her to ask if she would like to read a PDF copy of the manuscript. When I got home from work on Thursday, there was an email from her:
I loved it! Read it in one – the perfect way to force myself to rest, and a great easy-read feel-good book for when I’m not feeling good myself… I think it is probably even better than the first. I love the way you have woven things into the storyline whose significance you only realise later in the book….. I REALLY enjoyed reading it – you should be extremely pleased and proud. And you’d better start working on the next one pretty quick!
I hope you will like it too and I will put a taster excerpt from it on here next week, plus you can check out my Julia Roberts TV Facebook page of course if you are interested. It’s gratifying to know that people want to know what happens next in Holly’s and Harry’s lives. Imogen Connelly and Michele Hope were both quizzing me about the sequel this week but I didn’t give anything away.
I’m off this weekend so unfortunately I will miss working with Fiona Brackenbury on the Decleor Today’s Special Value. Charlie Brook was very excited about it when he returned to work this week – it’s so good to have him back! I think it has my favourite handcream in it, which we were out of stock of on our website when I tried to order it the other day – I can feel another QVC purchase coming on. I haven’t reached a decision on whether to go for a Macbook Air yet – maybe I should just stick with a PC as I’m so hopeless on computers.
Enjoy the fireworks if you’re going to a display this weekend