She had bad pains in her lower abdomen when she arrived home from work one Sunday evening, so after a trip to 'Open Surgery' at the doctors on Monday morning, she was sent straight to the hospital and had the offending organ removed that night. Sophie doesn't react well to anaesthetic and is allergic to anything with codeine in it, so we knew the first few days would be a bit rough for her.
Fortunately she has some lovely friends at QVC who visited her at the hospital, one of whom, Chloe, bought her a teddy bear to cheer her up. I'm not sure how the name 'Jaws 2' came about but it certainly kept her mind off her woes particularly as it has a rather unusual 'voice'!
Chloe also visited her once she had come home, along with another friend Gilly, to cook for her as she couldn't reach or bend and her brother was out football coaching. Apparently he arrived home to find a bombsite in the kitchen, and enough food prepared to feed a small army, or at least the football team that Daniel trains, for a week!!
I should also give mention to Owen, Dave, Lisa and Rox, none of whom live within an hours drive of us, but they all came to see her during her enforced absence from work armed with chocolate, flowers, DVDs and blue cheese!!
Anyway, back to 'Jaws 2'. So 'he' has become a bit of a fixture that we have a bit of fun with, as you can see from the pictures! What none of us realised, until we read his label, was that he was actually sold to raise money for BBC's 'Children in Need', which of course is on TV tomorrow night. I'm sure lots of you will be watching and supporting 'Pudsey & Co', but do flick over to QVC from time to time during the evening if you can.
As part of our 'Get Gorgeous' event, Simon and I have a two hour Butler & Wilson show at 9pm, which I know lots of you enjoy. We are also together on Saturday evening from 9pm for the 'Couture Show', which is Simon's highlight of the year.
I'm also really looking forward to meeting Ronit Zilkha in my regular five o'clock Friday fashion show, as she brings her range 'Ileana' to QVC. Famous for dressing Hollywood 'A' listers, Prime Ministers' wives and Royalty, I think you will love the designs she has created for us 'normal' folk. All this, and the Elemis Christmas TSV on Sunday… I don't know about you, I can hardly wait!
Love Julia x
P.S. I went to bed early the other night and was channel hopping and guess what was on ITV 4???… Jaws 2!!!(the movie not the bear!)