With Sam Bailey

It’s all a little bit showbiz at work


Hi everyone,

Well it’s certainly been a little bit showbiz at work recently – in the past week or so we’ve had Katherine Jenkins, Donny Osmond and Sam Bailey all coming in to the studio to perform and talk about their new albums.

I had the great pleasure of interviewing both Donny (see my previous blog here) and Sam. It was the second time I’d met her and she is so very down to earth and lovely… and looking fabulous, especially as she has so recently given birth to her third child. In case you missed the interview, and her stunning performance of two tracks from her album The Power of Love, which has been updated with five new tracks for Christmas, here it is:


I must admit I struggled a little while listening to “O Holy Night”. Some of you may know that one of my sisters tragically died very suddenly a few years ago and, because it was so sudden and unexpected, we had no idea what her wishes were when we were trying to plan her funeral.

Then one of her daughters told us that when they used to watch the film “Home Alone” together, there was a song in it that my sister loved so much she’d said, “Girls, I want that song at my funeral!” It turned out to be “O Holy Night”, a Christmas piece – so, even though my sister’s funeral was on a sunny day in May, we had it played anyway, to the bemusement of many of those present. She would have liked that – Deborah had a fabulous sense of humour!

Sam sang the song so beautifully in our studio, and left me a bit of a wreck – I was very glad that we went straight to a break at the end of the song, as I’m not sure I would have been able to speak. It’s amazing how powerful music can be, taking us straight back to a certain time or place whether we want to go there or not. That’s certainly one track that will forever be a very emotional one for me.

Tria Age Defining Skin IPL Anti Ageing Laser wp- 400833Now – in my late forties I’m becoming very aware of the ageing process, and although I use fantastic skincare products (I have no excuse not to, do I, considering where I work!), I’m starting to feel like I need a little extra help.
I’ve seen good results in the last year using LightStim and the PMD but now I’m really upping the ante and doing a trial with the Tria Anti Ageing Laser . I love the fact that you can use all these devices in the comfort of your own home, as I simply don’t have time for salon treatments.

The Tria has three levels of intensity, and I’m currently on Level 2. I’ll be honest, it stings a bit as you move it over your skin but I’m assured by our beauty guru Alison Young that you get used to it very quickly and that I’ll soon be on Level 3 without any problem.

She saw amazing results after the four weeks she used it for, so I’m excited – I’ll let you know how I get on! And if you bought it when it was a Today’s Special Value offer recently, I’d love to know how you’re getting on with it too. Let’s all get younger-looking skin together! You can get in touch with me by leaving a comment below this blog, or find me on Twitter (I’m @jackiekabler).

Cozee Home Angel Plush Onesie - 803382Just before I go… BREAKING NEWS! I know many of you are as obsessed with the Cozee Home bedding range as I am, so this is VERY EXCITING – the onesies are here! I’ve just ordered mine in leopard. I would urge you to move quickly…I don’t think they’ll be around for long!

Speak to you all soon!


Jackie x



  1. Nickyb November 24, 2014 at 4:29 pm -  Reply

    Hi Jackie, always love your blog, although this is the first time I have been brave enough to comment. It’s always interesting seeing who you have been interviewing, very jealous about the Donny Osmond, always a poster or two of him on my wall as a child, being 50 now you understand he was my era.
    I love your style too, being tall like yourself, it gives me great ideas.
    Keep up the good work.
    Love Nicky xx

    • Jackie Kabler November 26, 2014 at 12:07 pm -  Reply

      Hi Nicky
      Thanks for leaving a comment, I always love to hear from people! I’m just two years off 50 so we are from the same era, and yes it was brilliant to meet Donny. Keep in touch!
      Love Jackie x

  2. joyce pate November 24, 2014 at 6:07 pm -  Reply

    Hello Jackie,
    So sad to hear about your sister I missed that programme you are talking about singing O Holy Night. I would have been reaching for the tissues !! Onto another subject where is your lovely room mate Chloe? you two together were very funny with your antics. I love watching you presenting you’re so natural with the guests there is no false talking you say what comes naturally to you. Good work Jackie.

    • Jackie Kabler November 26, 2014 at 12:08 pm -  Reply

      Hi Joyce
      Chloe hasn’t been very well and I really miss her too, but she should be back very soon! Thanks for your kind comments.
      Love Jackie x

  3. Jenny G November 25, 2014 at 10:59 am -  Reply

    I understand what you are saying O Holy Night is my favourite Christmas carol and always makes me tearful. You need to try on you tube the song Calan LAN sung by Boys Aloud it’s a sure tearjerker.

    • Jackie Kabler November 26, 2014 at 12:09 pm -  Reply

      Hi Jenny
      I’ll have a look at that one…I’ll make sure I have some tissues to hand!
      Love Jackie x

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