This was the message on a 20th birthday card sent in by Dale, one of our viewers, and as I have only just got around to sending thank you cards (apologies, it's been a heck of a few weeks) it has come back to my attention.
I thought it was particularly appropriate with Christmas fast approaching as the last thing any of us want to do is make mistakes by buying in haste or worse still 'last minute', which I'm afraid I have a tendency to do. So stay calm and shop with confidence from the comfort of your own sofa.
Speaking of shopping with confidence, a big thank you to all those polled for a Daily Mail article which voted us 2nd (behind only John Lewis) for being a trusted place to shop …. what an accolade in our 20th anniversary year!
Amongst the other thank you letters I've finally managed to get round to this week I found this photo that was sent in by Ramila and Pinky Shah from the birthday event in Liverpool, which I mentioned in a previous blog.
The bag Ramila is holding was one she made herself but Pinky's bag is a Butler & Wilson, as is her necklace; and as we have the first B&W World Couture show with myself and Simon Friday night at 7pm I thought it fitted in nicely.
The show is part of the Get Gorgeous Event, which I am launching tonight at midnight with a fab TSV from Trinny and Susannah. I have recently added three of their dresses to my wardrobe and I really like the fit. In fact I was wearing one for the Fashion on Friday promo, which I linked to on last week's blog.
I really enjoyed the first one with Wain Douglas, representing Peter Kaiser shoes, and tomorrow we will be celebrating 16 years of Kim & Co with everything on 3 Easy Pays, including the denim leggings that so many of you love on 3pay for the first time!
I have had a very busy few days off when ideally I should have been relaxing. On Saturday I kitten-sat for Sophie's kitten, Milo, Wilfy's brother. We had hoped that they would get on well and be able to sleep in the same room but their play fighting was a bit 'lively' so I had to separate them.
Just one problem, I hadn't brought Milo's litter tray so I had to improvise by cutting the sides down on a cardboard box and filling it with litter. Milo did use it but more importantly it is Wilfy's new favourite toy since I emptied the grit out of it. I was exhausted by the time Sophie and Gilly came to fetch Milo on Sunday night … must be getting old.
Wilfy's latest trick is climbing the yucca plant I have in the lounge. This does not bode well for the Christmas tree when we put it up in a month's time. Oskar was very good last year with just the occasional swipe at a bauble but somehow I think Wilfy won't stop at that. He is a bit groggy this afternoon as he has just had his first vaccination but I'm pleased to say he has more than doubled his weight since we first had him, weighing in at exactly 1kg.
The rest of my days off have been taken up with a bit of novel-writing (it's coming along nicely) but mostly house-hunting! Will know more for next week's blog but it looks like we have to move again as the house we are renting is under offer…eek!!!
Have a super weekend and do join myself and Fiona for Decleor featuring the TSV (if it hasn't sold out) at 11pm Saturday.