Less than four weeks to the big day! No, not Christmas – my birthday!! Please don’t ask because I’ve stopped counting, and joined the ‘age is just a number’ brigade. Yes, as some of you may know, it’s my birthday on Christmas Day.
I’m often asked if I miss out or get double presents. I only have very happy memories of Christmas and it has always been a time of year I look forward to. But I never felt that I lost out as Mum and Dad went to great lengths to make sure that I didn’t.
Basically, we celebrated Christmas throughout the day and then, at around tea time, I got my birthday presents. Yes, it was a long time to wait between birthdays, but equally you could double up and hope for a big pressie! I’m sure lots of you winter babies know what I mean.
Talking of winter babies, my twins Ali and Jack celebrate their 17th Birthday this week and I must say it gets harder each year for Tracey and I to surprise them – I don’t think just a pair of L plates will cut it!
I hope you enjoyed the last in the series of Andi’s Kitchen with myself and the one and only Andi Peters. After saying his goodbyes, he literally ran out of the studio and drove home to pack, as he is appearing on the ‘I’m a Celeb’ follow-up show on ITV2. The show is filmed in Australia and his plane was leaving early the next morning.
I had a whale of a time presenting the shows with Andi and we agreed to catch up upon his return. The last show featured the lovely Lisa Faulkner with her beautiful recipe book, ‘The Way I Cook‘, which is available with a personally signed bookplate.
A lovely way to end the series – great guests and delicious produce. Unfortunately, Lisa had to leave before the end but we were able to raise a glass in her absence at the end of the show to celebrate a great series – shown in the picture at the top.
Before the Andi’s Kitchen show, I was taken down to see the headmaster – our CEO, Dermot – luckily he didn’t give me a detention, but he did present me with a certificate of thanks and a very welcome token of QVC’s appreciation for completing 15 years service!
In actual fact, in January I’ll be starting my 17th Year! Dermot is one of many who will be starting their 21st in January – living proof that Q Towers can’t be such a bad place to work!
Toby was clearly so impressed by both my certificate and ‘Hawaiian Tan’ that he came and sat beside me as the picture was taken – I’m sure it had nothing to do with the fact that he was in our lounge in a filthy state – (I haven’t been to Hawaii, I think the colour balance went wobbly on my phone?)
Coming up this week
This Friday I’m launching another Today’s Special Value (TSV) featuring the amazing GTech AirRAM Cordless Vacuum Cleaner. We have featured the lightweight AirRAM before as a TSV and many missed out last time – so it’s really back by popular request.
The demonstrations have to be seen to be believed as the AirRAM creates these neat bales of debris for easy disposal, as you can see above! You can also be sure of a great price! So join myself and Justine Balmer on Friday Night to find out more.
On Saturday night Will I.T and I will be presenting another great edition of ‘Saturday Night Gifts’, featuring live music from multi-talented singer songwriter KT Tunstall. Plus, my pal Lisa Snowdon will be joining us with a beautiful piece from her stunning jewellery range.
There’ll also be a great competition prize and more great gifting ideas. Please do join in the fun at 8pm!
Just for fun
This week’s ‘just for fun’ comp is a photo taken just before the last Andi’s Kitchen show with the lovely and talented June who was asked the impossible:To try and make Andi and I look presentable for the series!
Hope all of your Christmas gift plans are coming together nicely, if they’re not perhaps QVC can help?
Until next time…