I wanted to start this blog by apologising to all those of you who’ve taken the time to post such lovely comments but have had to wait such an age for me to respond! I’ve been having some kind of issue that will require me to apparently ‘clear my cache’ before it can be resolved! I don’t believe it has anything to do with spring-cleaning, but I will need to be talked through the process by my lovely copywriter Lauren, and then all should be well! I do want to assure you that although my responses appear to have been written by the ‘QVC Copywriters’ they are my own words that I tried so many times to post, but that disappeared into the ether.
We celebrated the last of the family birthdays for May the day before I posted my previous blog, and as Colin turned 56 years old, his children and mine all met with him in the local pub, and treated him to a few beers. There are just a few months in the year when Colin is actually three years younger than me, but I’ll settle for him as my toy boy with just two years, any day of the week. 🙂
Talking of feeling younger I hope if you bought Judith William’s TSV you’ll have been enjoying the anti ageing benefits? I was so impressed to know that she had reached the semi-finals in the German version of Strictly Come Dancing ‘Let’s Dance’. She had to wear flat shoes during her shows here in the UK, as her feet were so blistered and sore and she’d actually broken a toe, which makes it even more remarkable that she came second in the final with her partner Erich Klann. Go Judith! Soooo pleased for her, and so glad that she got to realise her dream and dance her way through the series.
Years ago, ‘Strictly’ was top of my bucket list, but I think with my creaking joints, swollen limbs, osteoporosis and arthritis – and that’s just the tip of the iceberg – I wouldn’t stand a cat’s chance in hell of making it through even the first show. But I LOVE dancing, and was up there with the best of them last Saturday night, when we had a BBQ for the family and introduced Clare and Cale to them. It was a cracking night, and Roz and Chris came up to join us too, and without their help, I think Colin and I would have spent the entire day on Sunday clearing away!
That said, it was well worth it, and we hope to manage another ‘family day’ before the end of the summer. Only two of the children stayed over this time, but I’m seriously thinking of investing in an Aerobed TSV on Wednesday (item no: 805209). It’s the raised one that is just like sleeping on a divan with a sprung mattress! It’s available in 3 Easy Payments too, so if you fancy giving it a go, make sure you don’t miss it.
And what a summer it’s turning out to be!
I was heading home from work one evening and just had to stop outside Windsor Racecourse to take this photograph through the gates there – just magical! It was another sunny day when I visited mum and Joe, and it was wonderful to see him looking so much better, and to know that for mum, the worry is over. Thank you for your kind words and wishes – I did pass them on. As you know, I love the warmth and the sunshine at this time of the year, and was lucky enough to spend a very special afternoon with Lucy and Honey visiting two of the parks that are local to her and enjoying a cheeky Peppa Pig ice cream too! The perfect way to share summer.
We did a fair bit of walking that day, but as I was wearing my Skechers my feet were unscathed. We’ve got some special Skechers shows lined up to celebrate their eighth anniversary, and I’ve just invested in two pairs of the Clarks Annadel Bari Wedge – one in neutral and a second pair in coral (item no 171837). Can’t wait to team them up with my maxi dresses :).
I’m keeping my tan in place with Decleor’s Gradual Glow and also Tan Luxe’s Sleep Oil (which adds colour to your face while you sleep!). I use Ultrasun’s Tinted Face Factor 30 so need a bit of a boost to keep up with the rest of me. Abi Cleve is bringing us another TSV from Ultrasun on the 4th July – she’s included the Sports Spray, the 50 plus, and the Aftersun Tan Booster with two Ultralips, and I know there’s a massive saving to be made if you buy on the day, and then keep up with the Auto Delivery.
Before I go, I just wanted to bring you up to date with some news about the book I wrote just over a year ago. I know that you’ve been asking after it, and I had SO hoped to bring you positive news, but after holding onto it for 18 months, the mainstream publisher who had planned to have it on the bookshelves by the autumn this year, has decided to put it on hold. To say I’m disappointed would be an understatement, but I know from both Julia Roberts and Debbie Flint that self-publishing is a very effective way to bring a book to life, and so that may well be what I will do. I’d love to have it in print by the end of the year, but I promise I’ll keep you in touch with my progress. Thank you so much for your interest :).
I’ve got a line full of wet washing to hang, and a lawn to mow, so I’d better head off. It takes a fair bit of time to keep the garden in order, but I’m very chuffed with my pots again this year, although I wish I’d put a net on the strawberries that Honey and I nurtured. Not sure if it’s squirrels or birds, but they have pinched the lot! How do you keep your fruit and veg safe from predators? I don’t have enough room for a scarecrow, and we don’t have milk bottle tops any more, otherwise I’d have strung them together. Any suggestions, I’d love to hear from you.
With my love,