Such sadness over the last few weeks. First, the loss of the wonderful Robin Williams of whom I was such a huge fan. He never failed to make me smile. Soon after we had the sad news about the great Richard Attenborough, another screen legend. Then, of course, just a few days ago, the passing of Joan Rivers. A talent who graced the QVC screen for many years.
I was fortunate to present many, many shows with Joan during her time at QVC and was thrilled when invited to join her for lunch at The Ivy – it was hilarious!
I was often asked what Joan was like off air on a ‘one to one’ basis. Joan was exactly as she came across on air – kind and generous with an outrageous sense of humour!
I have many fond memories. One which makes me smile, to this day, is the time when Joan was presented with a cake during her anniversary show with me. Joan was desperate for a slice, there and then… but there was no knife to hand. No problem! Joan promptly picked up the ruler and started hacking into the cake! It was so funny, we were in stitches.
I’ll look into the archives and if we can find the clip I’ll pop it on a future blog.
Our love, thoughts and warmest wishes are with Joan’s family and friends. A true comedy legend x
I’ve had a restful few days off which included a visit from my Dad for the weekend. It was great to have his company. We get on brilliantly until, that is, the time comes to decide who is paying for the take away or afternoon tea at the garden centre. More often than not I win the debate but there are occasions when Dad gives me ‘the look’ and I know that it’s time to back down.
My Gran was the same. She was always very insistent on paying. I remember one occasion when she became so frustrated she promptly put the twenty pound note in the teapot and said ‘fine, you pay – I’ll just leave my money in there!’ We were in hysterics and dutifully gave in… that time 😉
Another busy schedule ahead of me at the Q… and I’m thrilled to have been invited to launch the L’Occitane Today’s Special Value this coming Sunday night (14th) at midnight as we head into our second day of beauty.
I was kindly left a sample to try by our buying team. There are two choices for you to choose from. Calming Lavender or the divine Verbena.
The collection includes a liquid soap with refill, a mini hand cream, a pampering foaming bath, two Bonne Mere soaps and a perfumed sachet!
I’ve loved the lavender. After a long game of tennis the bath soak was so relaxing. I can’t recall ever staying in the bath longer. Heaven!
It’s a great TSV to separate into gifts and also keep some for yourself. I’m planning on sending the hand cream and soap to my mum for a treat. She works so hard.
Our price is sensational and from L’Occitane directly it would be so much more. The price comparison is incredible. I really hope you’ll be able to join me and Alexis, I think it’s going to be hugely popular.
Finally, well done if you identified last week’s mystery picture. A balloon! Here’s this week’s.
As ever, I’m on Twitter – I hope to see you there. I’m @mecharliebrook.