I don’t think I’ve laughed quite so much for a while, while reading the responses to my last blog! Glad you liked the film too, and many thanks to Mark – a camera expert at QVC, who was jammed into the back of my rather small car on a humid day with all the windows closed! It was great that you’d taken the time to write and regale us and each other with some quite frankly bizarre, yet entertaining tales! As promised I will be announcing the winner in just a few paragraphs!
I am also really grateful to the hundreds of you who took the time to listen to, and guess at my Seasonal Sound. It’s not always easy to record something that isn’t immediately obvious, but I loved some of your inventive suggestions – typing on an old fashioned typewriter, potting the plants, opening a shed door, unwinding a hose, and my favourite – opening and closing the holiday bedroom door!!!! : ) The answer though, as many of you correctly guessed, was me trying to start my lawn mower! Many congratulations to Susan Macdonald, and I hope you enjoy all those lovely Elemis spoilies : )
I did actually get the lawn mower going and spent a lovely couple of days in the sun cutting the grass, potting my plants, and weeding my vegetable trug! I even had time to head off to Bournemouth and see my lovely friend Colette who you may remember was my manicurist for years. We hadn’t seen each other since before Christmas, and she took me to a fabulous restaurant right on the water at Hengisbury Head. We ate outdoors and this was the view from the table – magical eh?
Before we get to our second winner, I thought you may like to see this photo of Lucy and I, which was taken at her baby shower just the other week. In spite of the beautiful weather we’d had previously, Sunday was cold and wet, and so our picnic-themed party had to be taken indoors, although Colin bless him, set up table tennis, boule, badminton etc. just in case the sun came out!
The great thing about having a group of women organise things is that we are all so efficient! Just look at this spread – suffice to say, all I did was provide the crockery, cutlery, glasses and drinks! Colin stayed just long enough to greet everyone and then left us to our own devices, happy in the knowledge that there should be some food left for him when he got back! We had such a lovely afternoon, and Lucy’s best friend Mel, who had given birth to little Josh just four weeks before left him in my care for most of the afternoon! I was in seventh heaven : )
I watched Lucy with our family and friends, and was quite suddenly overcome to think that my little girl will very soon experience all the joy that she brought to me all those years ago… My children tease me when I go into ‘baby’ mode, but nothing can prepare you for that overwhelming feeling of love and protectiveness. I know this is exactly how she will feel when she holds her baby for the first time, and I just thank the Lord that I’m still here to experience and share that joy… I didn’t always believe I’d be that lucky!
In fact I’m not going to write much more, as my next blog will be posted just as soon as I have news of my grandchild – with photos too!!
All that remains for me to do is to let you know that Jason Alakija won the TomTom Satellite Navigational System 60 – drawn at random from all the fabulous entries you so kindly posted. It seems that his previous satnav did him a good turn, so I hope Jason, you will get just as much use and good fortune with this one. Happy driving!!
Please do stay in touch, keep checking the blog and follow me on Twitter @alikqvc – and as soon as I have news I will post it!
Much love to you all,