WOW! What a difference some bright sunshine makes! There's a definite whiff of 'spring' in the air for sure! So nice to read all your comments on what March means to you – in my last blog – don't forget everyone leaving a comment will be put into draw to win the presenter calendar!
I've been out and about – went to stay with lovely friend Carolyn in Newmarket for a few days of writing.
We met in Tuscany on that romantic novel writing course I mentioned (Sept 09) and several of us have stayed firm friends ever since! She's a lovely host and we got stuck into some revisions and the next bit of my book – wrote another 3100 words – at least they're now in Hawaii – quite important given the title of the book eh! (The Playboy Billionaire's Hawaiian Affair – yes really, well it is in style of Mills and Boon! Lol).
I was very pleased to see that my cat allergy wasn't too bad too – that course of homeopathy last year seems to have really helped – didn't get runny nose till it was nearly time to go home! Anyway now I'm geared up ready for this weekend's York Writing Festival – can't wait!
Talking of animals – there's a craze at the moment for putting pics of 'upside down' pooches onto the internet – I'm trying to do it with mine – if I can get them to lay still! Sooooooooooo funny tho! Thing is, I end up laughing so much I can't take the pic in time! Here are some I took a photo of, in a paper – and if you do any of yours, make sure you Facebook me them! (or ask the qvcuk Facebook team to forward them to our blog team! You never know, they might even appear here!)
Lavers in da house
Now when I returned to QVC one of the most asked questions amongst those that remembered me from the early years at QVC was 'is Paul Lavers coming back as well then?!' Well I'm not sure about that – I think he's very happy doing what he's currently doing! And that includes playing a 1930's Frenchman in an Agatha Christie spoof – I went to see him and his lovely wife Erin last week in Guildford. Very funny it was too.
It was lovely to see him do what he does so well, specially having seen him in the David Niven one man show last October. This one was very funny tho! The run has finished now but I asked Paul to record a little piece to camera (iphone!) for me – specially for those of you who asked!
Anyway – must go – so much to do! Have now successfully managed to plant the magnolia TSV 'bare roots' – now fingers crossed nature will do its magic and my bare roots will grow shoots! Either that or Debbie's done it again and put the blight on yet another batch of plants! Lol. I'm not so much green-fingered as 'slightly mucky brown' – not good when you're doing jewellery shows! Hehe!
Actually I don't have many coming up, but I do have a double helping of Kipling on the evening of Tuesday 22nd March. AND – great news for those that don't like to get out – or can't – but can walk and want to get fitter for spring – join me late Wednesday night for a new Today's Special Value pack from Leslie Sansone – whose motivational videos have helped hundreds of people lose thousands of pounds – and a new fun way of getting your body moving – even if you're on your own, or feeling a bit down! Midnight Wednesday – be there or be… well a bit less fit than you would be otherwise I guess!
PS – watch out next week for news of my trip to York as well as a fabulous inspirational interview with best-selling, award-winning author Elizabeth Chadwick – and a competition to win her latest medieval novel 'To Defy a King' as mentioned two blogs ago – see the trailer on you tube – it's great!