Sorry I didn't do a blog last week, but I gave myself a week off as I was so busy writing my book. I'm pleased to report that there is just another twelve chapters to write, which may sound a lot, but I managed twelve in the space of four days while I was away on my own last week. It's amazing how much you can get done when you don't have the interruption of work, family mealtimes and constant phone calls.
One of the chapters I was writing was about the little 'cottage industry' my sister and I had making clothes for a boutique called 'Quintessence', in a small town in Scotland. As I was writing I realised how much I used to enjoy making all my own clothes, both sewing and knitting, so I've decided that I am going to start again… just as soon as I have some spare time!!!
Talking of clothes, I have a new fashion range this afternoon at 5pm called Weird Fish. Last night I tried on a dress from the range, that had appeared by magic in my dressing room, and fell in love with it. It has a hint of 'hippy chic' about it, and is actually a little reminiscent of the clothes I used to make for 'Quintessence'. Let me know what you think of the range and also if any of you create and make your own clothes.
The latest update I have had from Sophie, on her travels 'down under', is that she has learned to surf, and is heading for 'Surfer's Paradise' tomorrow. The only down side is that it is very expensive out there, so I have had to top up her 'pre-pay debit card' for her already. Good thing she has a new job to come back to as I think she will have blown all her savings… still, it could be a once in a lifetime adventure, so I guess it had to be done!
Surfer's Paradise is on the 'Gold Coast' of Australia but we have our 'Silver Day' on QVC on Tuesday. Jilly and I are doing the 3 hour finale together so I hope you will be able to join us for that!
Much love, Julia x