On Wednesday I went to have a 'dress rehearsal' at the Trinity School pool where my charity swim/gala is taking place on Sunday. It was the first time I had swum there and I completed 80 lengths in an hour so I am fairly confident that I will be able to manage the extra 20 on Sunday, particularly with the help of the crowd…in football terms, the 'twelfth man'.
It was a lovely pool to swim in and I just want to thank Trinity School again for allowing us the use of the pool free of charge so that all the money we raise will be going to the two charities.
I will post some pictures on next week's blog and also an update on the money raised. We have already beaten our original target of £2000 so we upped the bar to £3000 and we are almost at that so will maybe have to raise it again. Thanks so much to those of you who have already donated and, for those of you who would like to, here is the link for the final time – uk.virgingivingmoney.com/juliarobertsqvc
I got home from my swim to find that Andy Murray had clawed himself back from the edge of defeat at Wimbledon to make it into the semi final. Good luck to him for the semi this afternoon and, if he wins that, for the final on Sunday. One of the fun races in the gala is 'bat and ball' in recognition of it being held on the same day as the Wimbledon Men's Final…hoping for a double celebration!
This Sunday is also a biggie at QVC, as I briefly mentioned in last week's blog. It is a day full of TSV's from some of your favourite big brands. For beauty lovers there is Elemis, Leighton Denny, Ultrasun, ybf and more. There are some great electrical's - a Samsung TV and Canon camera, to name just two, and fragrant Yankee Candles. Everything on air on Sunday is a TSV so it's all at prices reduced for one day only, that's why we call it Super Sunday!
Talking of beauty TSVs, we have a lovely one tomorrow from L'Occitane with useful small sizes of shower gels and matching body lotions, shampoo and conditioner, and a selection of hand creams in handbag size as well as my favourite footcream – very handy for taking on hols. It even has a small size of the Almond Oil, which I always take on holiday with me – a lovely fragrant collection.
My garden is fragrant at the moment too with all the roses and this beautiful orange blossom (above left) - I think all the rain has literally helped the garden grow this year. One thing that doesn't need watering though is the Peony TSV (left) that I am launching midnight Tuesday into Wednesday. I brought my sample home last night and put it on the hall table. This morning Chris asked me who the plant was from, it's very realistic.
Have a lovely weekend and let's hope it is a Super Sunday in more ways than one!