I previously mentioned that I attended the amazing QVC Beauty Bash the week before last and I've attached a photo from the event taken in our media booth with the lovely Jilly Halliday (if you're wondering who it is behind those glasses).
The event is without a doubt the highlight of the Customer Events calendar at QVC and I honestly heard nothing but praise from the many customers I was able to meet there.
I was only able to attend the morning session on Thursday as Julia and I were presenting the first in a series of "Inside QVC" shows – The idea of these shows is to acquaint new and re-acquaint existing customers with the many facets of what we do here – it's not just about taking the cameras behind the scenes, although that may well happen in some shows.
I was back to work the next Wednesday with a slight sniffle or two during my Gems and Tiana B shows, thinking it was just a wee cold then went home to bed where I stayed for the next two days! Not Man Flu this time but proper (every symptom known to man) Flu.
As I type it's now Monday evening and I've still not shaken it off, although I feel much better than before- I couldn't have rested anymore than I have and I haven't felt well enough to walk my canine pal – Don't worry he's had plenty of exercise, as usual, but just not with the Silver Fox at his side.
I'm very much hoping to be fit for action on Thursday, and probably by the time you read this you'll know whether I achieved my goal or not!
I believe it's not fair on the viewer to have to listen to a presenter coughing and spluttering their way through a presentation. You also need a clear head in order to get everything across to the customer with two voices in your ear plus often a guest.
I have to say QVC are really great when it comes to sickness, they trust the individual to know wether they are up to working or not and in my case the only pressure brought to bear is from myself – I hate not making a shift – don't miss understand me – I love my holidays and other breaks but when I'm off sick I constantly feel guilty that I'm not at work and that I'm letting the team down in some way.
Am I alone here or do you also feel that way ? I'd love to hear in the comments section if you have a spare minute.
Another reason for coming back with full strength is on "Anything Goes" on Saturday when Former Heavyweight World Boxing Champion David Haye is on the show – so I hope you can join Anne, Miceal and I with "The Hayemaker" on Saturday at 8pm.
Hopefully next week I'll have more to talk about with you!
Stay warm, safe and well.