It's that lovely but slightly uncertain time of year when it isn't quite full blown spring because we know that the last days of winter can still turn around and bite us when we are least expecting it.
You know, that awkward moment when you enthusiastically wake up to sunshine pull on a T-shirt and shorts and leave the house, only to find the temperature drops to 3C, with blustery showers later in the afternoon and you don't have a change of clothes or a coat? Sound familiar?
I'll be talking more about spring next week as QVC has some exciting spring-themed shows that I'm involved in.
I was out walking my trusty canine pal Toby yesterday and came across a scene, reminiscent of the famous 'Monarch of The Glen' painting (see photo above). No, I don't live in the Cairngorms. This stag is one of two that roam freely over several hundred acres of unspoilt heathland and help with managing growth.
I'm rather proud of myself with this pic, but apart from being in the right place at the right time (sunset) I let my Fuji HS20 do the rest – my thanks to Mat Trim for encouraging me to buy this camera last year. We've recently featured its replacement the HS30 as a TSV.
This Friday, as well as a visit from Marian!!(help me, Gail!), I'll be presenting an hour of VV Rouleaux at 6pm – an exciting new show providing ideas for your home, designed for the woman who wants her home to be stylish, romantic with an individual twist. Featuring elegant tonal bed linen with highlights of bright accessories that radiate English heritage and femininity. The collection epitomises the eclectic character of the VV Rouleaux brand that is built on the creativity of its founder, Annabel Lewis.
Also I'll be presenting a special Gardening Show at 11pm that evening. QVC's 'Garden Re-Leaf with Richard Jackson' is set to be a wonderful show, in which participating suppliers will be giving a percentage of the proceeds of the sales go to 'The Greenfingers Charity', a charity very close to Richard's heart and one he has played a huge role in promoting.
It's along the same lines as our QVC Cares shows just after Christmas, but at a more relevant time for all our gardening fans. I'm thrilled to be presenting it with Richard, so please join us if you can to learn more about the charity's work and pick up some great gardening tips and perhaps more spring cheer for your garden!
Till next time,