As I am sure you are aware, QVC UK celebrates its 19th birthday this coming Monday 1st October. It had me trying to remember where I celebrated my 19th birthday in June 1975.
I was working as a dancer in a summer season at the Watersplash in Jersey. The show starred Windsor Davies and Don Estelle who were big names from the hit television series, 'It Ain't Half Hot Mum'. They had formed a comedy double act and had also recorded a song called 'Whispering Grass' which, to everyone's surprise, got to the top of the music charts.
My roomie, Gwen, and I were asked to pose on the beach in our bikinis with Windsor and Don for a photo which appeared in the Daily Mirror – I do have the photo, but unfortunately I haven't obtained permission to reproduce it here!!!!! Happy memories, and I am very fortunate to have lots of them over the nineteen years I have been working here at QVC.
One that always makes me smile is from the very early days. My children Daniel and Sophie, 6 and 5 respectively at the time, decided to 'be' QVC presenters. Daniel was Paul Lavers and Sophie was Maria Rice Mundy. I am sure we still have the video somewhere – might be one to locate for the blog for the 20th birthday next year!
I have a lovely few days coming up with lots of shows with Simon, Butler & Wilson, to make up for only doing one of his anniversary shows – he won't be able to moan at me! I also have a show on Monday with Keeley from Elemis, not to mention the Leighton Denny TSV on Saturday into Sunday.
For more memories of the last nineteen years, Will Gowing interviewed me yesterday and you will be able to see it on here on Monday.
Have a lovely weekend, much love Julia xx