Rounders – we was robbed!


'The Talent' rounders team Those of you who've been reading Debbie's blog recently will know that QVC has been running an inter-departmental rounders tournament, helping to raise money for charity and having some fun into the bargain.

I don't know what possessed me to "volunteer" for 'The Talent' team, but it could've had something to do with the lovely Barbara (you know who you are!) twisting my arm!

I haven't played rounders for about 40 years and in truth I was never very good at it – dancing was far more my thing than sport. And I'm not the only member of the family on the team, Babs also press-ganged my son Daniel onto the team – eligible apparently because he's a fitness model on air!

The presenters were well represented by Alison Keenan, Anthony, Craig and Catherine, all lining up alongside guest presenters LJ, Sara Hollamby and Ann Dorrington, plus Ali's son Jack. Things didn't get off to a great start for 'The Talent' with several of us getting out on the first or second ball, but Anthony, Craig, Ann and Sara racked up quite a decent tally before we were all out.

The opposition went in to bat and we brought out our Big Boss Brian, which turned out to be an inspired move. He linked up brilliantly with my boy and between them they took half a dozen scalps. The opposition had a game plan though – they were plying the referee with alcohol which was clouding her judgement on the no balls.

Then it transpired that they'd used 10 batsmen instead of nine – they won by one rounder but I think we should demand an inquiry!!!

Actually it was great fun, but I'm pretty sure I'm on air for the next matches – not that I'll be missed, particularly for my bowling 'skills'!

I notice that lots of you guessed it was me in the 'Guess the Presenter' feature last week – did the hair give it away? Thanks to all of you who took part, and don't forget to have a go at this week's.

Enjoy the rest of the week – I'm off to be a proud mum at Sophie's graduation. Maybe I'll post a picture of her in her gown and mortar board – if she'll let me! Congratulations to all of this summer's graduates!

Julia. xx.


  1. dorothy young July 22, 2009 at 6:59 pm -  Reply

    hi julia
    you should have a rematch and get out there and show them who is boss im sure you all could kick ther butts.
    at least you where good sports it look a great day.
    love dorothy

  2. julia roberts July 26, 2009 at 12:27 pm -  Reply

    Hello Dorothy – actually it was really enjoyable – it was so good to see so many people from the various different departments having a get together in the park. It’s a tournament so I think we have a couple more matches to play but the next one is on August 13th and I’m on air for the Butler and Wilson Anniversary shows so I won’t be able to play, but hopefully my son Daniel will continue ‘for the family’.
    Julia x

  3. may mitchell September 4, 2009 at 10:08 pm -  Reply

    julia please do something with your hair it is a bit old fashioned and hides you face

  4. julia roberts September 15, 2009 at 11:06 pm -  Reply

    Hello May
    Not ignoring you, I only just found your comment. I agree my hair needs a bit of a trim but I am enjoying wearing it long whilst I can still grow it, and it is quite fashionable at the moment a la Cheryl Cole and Katie Price. It could do with sorting out a bit at the front though so I guess a trip to Richard Ward is on the cards.
    Julia x

  5. PAULINE BIRCH October 7, 2009 at 12:51 pm -  Reply

    Hi Julia – please can you help – I don’t know if anyone else is feeling the same but what on earth is happening to the Kim & Co range of clothing – almost since it first came to QVC I’ve been spoilt for choice buying at least 4/5 items per visit but in the last year I’ve struggled to buy anything – if you want it ask for it you may say – well I have written at least 3 letters to the QVC buyers but its a bit like the Bermuda triangle – not much is coming out – I’ve just looked online at Kim’s new collection coming in October – Oh dear – there may be just 1 item I almost like – I’m getting Kim & Co withdrawal symtoms – there is nothing to buy – sorry for the moan –

  6. julia roberts October 8, 2009 at 8:56 pm -  Reply

    Hi Pauline
    I’m so sorry you’re not finding anything you like in the Kim and Co range anymore. Could you write me a letter with the item numbers of some of your faves and also the sort of thing you would like to see and I will definitely make sure they see it …….. no promises though, I’m only a Presenter.
    DO write
    Julia xx

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