- Mel C performed on the 'Saturday Night Gifts' show! Here's a clip!
- Funny Christmas lights pic – and Tommy Steele in Scrooge at the Palladium
- A little blooper from top designer Antthony – causing mischief back on the air!
- And a sneaky peak at this year's massive Elemis Christmas Today's Special Value set!
Mel C perfoms live on QVC!
Oh how much I enjoyed last weekend's 'Saturday Night Gifts' show! And so did you guys by the look of it! It was a fab show as usual, especially with Mel C performing tracks from her album 'Stages' – here's one of them, and my little interview afterwards!
If you'd like to buy the CD it's available on Waitlist, so put your name down now! – can't believe it was on Easy Pay! Gotta be the lowest instalment ever! And of course, good luck to the Spices with the new musical biopic, (or is that 'bio-musical'?) 'Viva Forever', which opened this week in London too!
Tommy Steele is Scrooge, at The Palladium – and check out the Christmas lights!
Staying with theatre, I had a fun time up London this week with sis Linda (the guest for 'Red Carpet Nails' set), family and friends seeing 'Scrooge the Musical'.
It's a good show, albeit very much all about Tommy being Tommy, but if you love him, you'll really enjoy this classic musical romp. He is surely fantastic for his age – 73 is it? Some fabulous sets and effects, and of course it centres around 'A Christmas Carol', the ubiquitous Christmas tale from Dickens.
It was a treat for me, from sis and her hubby. In fact, her hubby Davidge thought it was very funny, afterwards, to take a pic of me under the Christmas lights at Oxford Circus – when you look at the pic above you'll see why! 'Nice hat'! Lol!
And here's a longer glimpse – weird image to have in lights but I guess that's sponsorship for you! Lol!
Marmite – love it or hate it – it's part of the Oxford Street display!
Anyway – do take the family to see 'Scrooge' if you’re looking for an alternative to pantos this year.
Although there are lots of panto choices too! What will you go see? Apart from maybe John Barrowman in his, Paul Lavers is also in one, and a couple of my other pals are too. Mind you, I don't think anything can beat last year's Wimbledon offering with Dame Edna. Best I've ever seen. What's yours? Leave me a comment below.
P.S. Linda's 'Red Carpet Manicure' set is still the top seller on the Beauty Channel – and still on 3 Easy Pay! Fab Christmas gift, get it whilst you can! Up to 151 five star reviews now!
Antthony returns – or is that 'St Antthony'?!!
This was another funny pic featuring lights – it was taken of the lovely man himself, as we prepared for a show under the lights in the prep room – he said it's a reflection off his 'chrome dome'! Hehe! I'd say it's more his dazzling personality!
It was greeeeat fun having him on air again – always a pleasure, and such good entertainment – here's a little clip as to why! Enjoy! And we'll miss him till he returns in February – and then only four times next year 'cos he's so busy!
But do remember to check out some of the super prices still available on our website – qvcuk.com, then search Antthony with two 't's' – such good bargains on some of the fragmented stocks – great offers! (Same goes for all our brands actually!)
(And if you love your fashions, do watch out for the new Ronnie Nicole Today's Special Value – see below.)
- Stop press! Competition news for next week's blog! Now you may recall there's only two weeks till Craig and I attend Marlene's healthy eating/weight loss talk in Dorking – there's a couple of places left if you'd like to join us? (For full info email the lovely lady email@example.com, or Tweet @marlenewt to find out more.)
The Friday night talk on December 7th is 7pm-9pm, and Saturday and Sunday (December 8th and 9th) workshop is 10am-4pm. In Wotton, near Dorking! I'm most excited about the 'turn on your fat burning switch' segment, and also the new 'anti-ageing' diet info!
Anyway – she's kindly offered to run a brief competition to win a place on the course! If you can leave a comment on my blog saying you'd like to win the place, and can get yourself to Dorking those dates, and would really appreciate coming along, then leaving a comment will enter you into the draw! Full Ts and Cs next week…
- Well if you've been following The X Factor like me, you'll know there are some cracking acts this year! I think I will be voting this week, the semi-final, (after watching it on Sky+, obviously! 'Cos I'm on air with the gift show Saturday night – see below for this week's action-packed one!)
Well one of the reasons is 'cos several people have said that my son Brad, whom I met this week for Sunday lunch in nearby Tilling's tea rooms in Gomshall, is very much like one of the Union J lads – Josh is it? Yes I can see the resemblance! Lol.
- Update on last weekend's signed Mick Hucknall CD auction – Helen Martin and I raised £50 for BCC – well done to winning bidder Cynthia! It was fast and furious but closed out with Cynthia being the winner! The CD will be on its way to you soon Cynthia!
And last week's 'winner' of the most unusual thing you put down your bra is – Barbara, who left me a comment on last week's blog to say she was renowned for putting things down her 'secret store' – even a Creme Egg once! Which she forgot about – oh dear, big – messy – mistake!
- And also following on from last week's funny dog pic, this sign made me smile, on our ChiswicK Park site – nice when people have a sense of humour eh! Watch out next week for a hilaaaarious doggy pic with a Star Wars theme!
- And by the way, several people have asked for our address, so you can kindly send cards to presenters etc. As usual, anyone sending me a card with an address on will get one back. It's QVC, Unit 8, Chiswick Park, 566 Chiswick High Road, London, W4 5XU.
WATCH - this week's review is not of the 'Life of Pi' – even tho' I got to go to an early screening this week (I'll review that when it's released in the cinemas – around 20th December – but well worth a watch incidentally).
It's 'In Time' – starring Justin Timberlake and the girl from 'Mamma Mia' (Amanda Seyfried). It's a complicated story involving a future world where time is currency, and how Justin's character breaks the system – I really enjoyed the cerebral element to it, (ie. listen carefully or you miss bits!) and some of the effects.
And the Matrix-like notion that an 'other world' may exist in the future where the rules have changed. He was very good – as usual. And whilst it's not the most fool-proof film (the baddie was very weak, for instance), if you like sci-fi do go see! I gave it 8 out of ten.
QVC - OK, so this week has got several highlights to look out for! First if you read this in time, DO NOT MISS the return of the amaaaazing bargain spectacles set (sold out early last time round) – I think it's about seven pairs for an incredibly low price! Gill Gauntlet back on air midnight Thursday 29th November and through Friday 30th, whilst stocks last! (pic of me with them taken by web team for home page if poss)
Usually launched at midnight, Alison Young and I will be showing it – not only in my 8pm Gifts show, but also at 11pm, then she launches it officially at midnight – it's gonna be so busy! Incidentally – if you're a blog-follower, we had an interesting 'bloggers event' on Wednesday this week, behind the scenes at QVC, so you may be 'reading all about it' even before you see it on my Gifts show Saturday!
And if your'e a beauty blog reader, your favourite blogger might have been there! Emer from Elemis and I both did a little presentation, and then some of the ladies had a go at being a QVC guest – watch out for their experiences going up online, eg. Fabulous magazine's beauty editor, Giselle Wainright, who I thought did very well!
Then next week it'll be all go in the countdown to the big day as we're into December, and I'll be featuring the new Ronni Nicole dress in a similar fabric to the recent Tiana B Today's Special Value. Join me on Tuesday (December 4th) night at midnight and throughout Wednesday.
Oh and by the way, the Honora Pearls TSV necklace I've been wearing is Tuesday through the day.
Anyway, next week will be my first December blog of 2012! Arrgh! Where's the year gone?! And I'll be deciding my 'TiFFT' for November – well done to Anita who's been keeping the 'try it for the first time' club going on my blog comments tho'! What's yours?
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Don't forget the same thing applies to next week's competition to win a place on the macrobiotic weekend and talk, learning about food for weight loss and anti-ageing, just leave a comment as usual saying you'd like to be entered – as long as you can get yourself to Dorking on 8th/9th 10-4pm! And the Friday night talk is 7-9pm if it's easier to go to just that! Full info in next week's blog – but it'll be a quick one so be prepared to act sharpish if you win!