I'm sure you've all heard the saying 'once in a blue moon' but until today I never knew what it was. Thanks to the internet I now know that it is when we have a full moon twice in the same month and, you guessed it, this fairly rare occurrence happens today!
The last one was in March 2010 and the next one won't be until July 2015 so let's hope there won't be too much cloud cover so that we can actually see it, although apparently it will not be blue in colour!
Incidentally if you have a contract to sign you should do it during the waxing of the moon for the contents of the contract to flourish, which is why I signed my latest one yesterday… my boss thinks I'm slightly potty! (only slightly I hear you ask?).
The moon will start waning from tomorrow so we should use the time before the next new moon to sort things out and throw away what we no longer need. Talking of 'once in a blue moon', that's approximately how long it is since Ali K came to my house for dinner and a 'sleepover'. We have been trying to sort it for ages but with all of Ali's health issues over the last couple of years and our shift patterns it has been very difficult to make a date.
We put that right on Wednesday of this week when she arrived at mine just as I had finished baking my partner Chris' coffee and walnut birthday cake, which was on Thursday. She had bought a beautiful bunch of flowers for me, a bottle of wine for us all to share and a box of champagne truffles for Chris' birthday.
Just before she arrived my phone rang and it was Ali saying, "I think I'm outside your house now". I looked out of the window but I couldn't see her, so I went outside and I could see her car on the other side of the green. I felt like an air traffic controller guiding her in to land!!
My daughter Sophie came round to join us for dinner of lasagne, followed by tiramisu, and then we 'encouraged' Ali to join twitter, which she did with Sophie's help! You can find her @alikqvc. Amid all the chat and the laughter we also managed to catch some of the opening ceremony of the Paralympics… wasn't Beverley Knight incredible! It was so good to spend time with Ali out of work, and hopefully we will do it again before the next, aforementioned, blue moon.
Speaking of work, I have a very busy few days with some great shows. Today's 'Fashion on Friday' features EMU – I had to wear mine last night it was so cold! Then tomorrow we have a really great TSV from Elemis, including a full size of the new Pro Intense Lift Effect and a rather special Papaya Enzyme Peel. There's also Kim & Co fashion, Laura Geller make-up and interior designer Kelly Hoppen, and that only takes me up to Tuesday!!!
I'll tell you more about the upcoming Gem Day in a special blog early next week.
Have a great weekend.
Love Julia xx