I hope your day’s going well? I’ve just spent the last hour filling in a rather lengthy form online, as my driver’s licence is due for renewal. It’s a good job they wrote to remind me as it’s not something I would ever think of checking, and what’s really handy is they can access my passport photo rather than me needing to get a new one taken! You’d be happy to have your passport photo on your driving licence I hear your cry?! Absolutely! At least my passport photograph bears a passing resemblance to myself, rather than the rodent like creature with a letterbox mouth who is currently on my driver’s licence! Vanity is a terrible thing eh? : )
Well another two weeks have whipped by and here we are in the middle of August! Rather good of QVC to have a summer clearance I thought, just to cheer us all up as the weather’s been so grim. I do hope you found a few bargains, including the Ninja Chopper that was our TSV on Monday? Honey chose the ingredients for our smoothie when she stayed with me last week, and Lucy made this dinky little film of the two of us – thought you might like to see it. : )
I also enlisted Honey’s help the week before when I had my family Sunday lunch. It was her job to put the sprinkles on the trifle I’d made. As you can see she did an excellent job, and the trifle was wolfed down by all and sundry… mainly Colin though! I’m afraid I didn’t take any other photos of my children – it’s not that anyone is precious about having their picture taken, it’s just that we were so busy with each other I didn’t think of it! Suffice to say it was a really special day and something I hope to do again really soon.
A rather special day for me this Friday too as I’m presenting QVC’s Morning Show at 9am with Kathy Tayler! Completely opposite end of the day for me to be working, but I’m very much looking forward to sharing the show with her. Our TSV that day is a beautiful scoop necked top with a really pretty flared sleeve detail from the Coco Bianco range and will be available in a myriad of different patterns at under £34! I hope you can join us.
I’m teaming up just briefly with Jackie Kabler too for a very special ‘Fashion Night In’ on Monday the 14th August. MarlaWynne’s TSV will have led the day, but we are featuring the fabulous H by Halston range, along with many more of your favourite designers in the Autumn Catwalk Collection. There’ll be special prices too, so don’t miss it!
I have a meeting soon with our Diamonique buyers as we are finalising a brand new “I Hope” pendant design. It’s been a fair few months since Colin and I started working on the original idea, and we’ve included not just the Diamonique stones, but some colour too. Hopefully it will be ready to buy in time for the October Breast Cancer fundraising month – watch this space!
Something else I hope to have news of very soon is my book. I am incredibly fortunate to have found a publisher who is very interested in the concept, and we are meeting again in September. I can’t begin to tell you how much it would mean to me to have it published, and those of my colleagues here at QVC who have read the draft have all been incredibly kind and complimentary about it. I don’t want to jinx it by saying any more, but as it’s you who inspired me to write it, you will be the first to know if it goes ahead. : ) Exciting times…
I’m off to Cornwall for a few days with my friend Jo which will be fun, although we’re taking our Pac-a-Macs and wellies just in case! I’ve not been to Cornwall since 2011 and as Jo knows the area like the back of her hand, I’m sure we’ll find plenty of new places to take pictures of. Whether you’re staying at home or heading to the sun, I very much hope you enjoy yourself, and please do keep in touch. Una, Alpa, Sue, Jilly, Karen, Debz and Helen, I very much hope all is well in your worlds. Drop me a line if you have time – thinking of you.
With my love,