Kathy Tayler view

I’m back!!!

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I have enjoyed the most amazing break with my husband Olley and now I’m home and back on air at QVC.

Kathy and Olley

After seeing our youngest child Billy off to work at summer camp in America, Olley and I crossed the channel and set off on the adventure of a lifetime. We travelled through France and Italy, stopping on the way to explore. We spent Olley’s birthday on the shores of Lake Como, before heading to the east coast of Italy to catch a ferry to Greece.

Greek holiday

After spending time relaxing with friends in the beautiful island of Corfu, which we know really well having been holidaying there for 20 years, we headed to the much less well known area of Zagoria in northern mainland Greece, close to the Albanian border. It is mountainous, features the amazing Vikos Gorge, wonderful local villages and stunning clear water rivers which we swam in and rafted along.

Kathy Tayler ferry trip

Then it was back to Italy, with our ferry dropping us in Brindisi in the south. This meant we could continue something we started on our honeymoon, 29 years ago. Then we spent three weeks touring around Italy but we got no further south than the stunning Amalfi coast, leaving plenty that we didn’t see.

Tuscan fields

Starting in the heel of Italy this time gave us a chance to focus on the areas of Apuglia, Basilicata and Calabria, none of which either of us have been to before so we were discovering new delights together. Then it was to our old favourite Tuscany for a few days, before enjoying some mountains in the Gran Paradiso National Park near the Italian/French/Swiss borders as we headed home.

Clear blue waters

As I’m sure you can imagine we took hundreds of photos. I plan to make a memory album using many of them, but for now I’ve chosen a few to show you. I feel incredibly lucky that I’ve had the chance to enjoy so many beautiful places on such a long trip, and that Olley and I are even closer than we were on that wonderful honeymoon. Blessed indeed!

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I’ll be back with another blog soon, bringing details of some of the exciting news we have for QVC’s first ever Fashion Month, which started this week. Watch this space if you love your clothes, but until then I hope this finds you well, and enjoying your summer.

Blue skies and clear water

Take care
Kathy x

13 Comments

  1. Angie Robinson Brown August 5, 2016 at 4:07 pm -  Reply

    Aaww Kathy it’s so nice to see you back and what a wonderful time you must have had on your travels. The pictures are fabulous.

  2. Pauline August 5, 2016 at 6:36 pm -  Reply

    Kathy it is so lovely to see you back on air have really missed you .Glad you had a good time on your travels you and juila are my favourite presenters. Enjoyed looking at your photos.

  3. Jill August 5, 2016 at 7:22 pm -  Reply

    Dearest Kathy what an amazing trip and well deserved as you work so hard. The photographs are just amazing and I hope you have fun creating your memory album re-living special moments in time with Olley and a large glass of Italian wine to toast your return to QVC and planning your next trip!! Luv Jill x

  4. Dawn Hearsum August 5, 2016 at 11:41 pm -  Reply

    First time I have made a comment to QVC (not very good on computers) . Just had to thank you for sharing the stunning photographs of places I have not seen, you look good too xxx

  5. Hazel August 6, 2016 at 7:47 am -  Reply

    Omg Kathy what stunning views thank you for sharing you’re stunning photos.im never ever going to see these wonderful views in person so seeing you’re pics takes me there in my mind so it’s been a pleasure to read you’re blog .luv hazel

  6. Bev taylor August 6, 2016 at 9:26 am -  Reply

    How beautiful! What a wonderful trip. Hope you had a great time. Sure your son Billy will enjoy his work at the American summer camp. Our daughter Rachel ,who is now a children’s worker in Sunderland has worked twice at
    Camp Tecumsah a Salvation Army camp! The tales he will tell you xx

  7. Teresa Brown August 7, 2016 at 12:45 pm -  Reply

    lovely photographs – thanks for sharing

  8. Elizabeth Peck August 7, 2016 at 5:00 pm -  Reply

    Hi Kathy lovely to see you back and that you had a wonderful holiday, love Corfu but many years since I have been. I wondered when you do Morning Style you would give advice on something for me. I bought the TSV join dress which I love (I do have a couple of similar styles in my wardrobe). I want to wear this dress most of the year but I never know what sort of jacket/coat (coat particularly ie length) to wear over it in the winter without making it look odd. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Short jacket not so bad but if its freezing cold I would have to wear something a bit warmer, most of my coats are three quarters and am not sure this looks right.

  9. Denise August 7, 2016 at 9:41 pm -  Reply

    Wow Kathy it sounds like an amazing trip I’m very envious. I love the photos you’ve shared you look so happy and relaxed on them – the break has obviously done you good. Welcome back.
    Best wishes
    Denise x

  10. Christine Cairns August 8, 2016 at 9:12 am -  Reply

    It’s lovely to see you back Kathy. Your trip sounds fabulous and your photos are really beautiful.

  11. Susan August 10, 2016 at 5:02 pm -  Reply

    Hi Kathy! So lovely to have you back! You were really missed. I can’t believe how stunning your photos are! Well I can but they really are gorgeous. You yourself look amazing!! You look so glowing and so lovely to hear you and Olley love each other even more! The photo of you in the canoe..wow! Fab figure! How are the kids btw?x

  12. Parimal August 19, 2016 at 4:32 pm -  Reply

    Kathy – The pictures you have taken are marvelous I loved looking thorough them and looks like you had a wonderful time, especially still having the romance which is beautiful.

    Parimal

  13. martin forbes August 19, 2016 at 5:43 pm -  Reply

    hi kathy hope you are well iam not bad

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