I usually write my blog sitting at my desk, peering out the window at what is now a rather grey garden. However today, I am with Honey and Lucy, so I am watching my granddaughter bounce up and down in her Jumperoo!
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You can’t help but laugh at her enthusiasm can you?! I can’t believe how quickly she’s growing, and how alert she is. When I arrived this morning, Lucy opened the door and when Honey saw me her face was a picture. She definitely recognises me now and gives me proper cuddles, and even kisses me! She has two teeth and loves her food, eating a whole range of vegetables and fruits by hand, which impresses me very much.
It’s been a busy couple of weeks since I last wrote to you, but thank you as always for your comments, and for keeping me up-to-date with all that’s happening in your world. It sounds as though we all have a fair amount to do in preparation for Christmas, but I’m glad that at least some of us are going to be taking a well-deserved break over the festive period! This year my working schedule is a little different, and I’m delighted to tell you I’ll be with you on Christmas Eve. I’m not quite sure what time we finish broadcasting, or even what time of the day I will be on, but suffice to say it’ll be lovely to share it with you, so I hope you can join me 🙂
We’ve done a fair bit of visiting and entertaining this last fortnight, and I had a very restful couple of days in Dorset with my friend Roz. Colin and I had last visited in August when we’d all spent a lovely weekend outdoors and in the garden. This time though, the weather was far from kind and although Roz and I had planned to go for a long walk, the heavens opened, so we lit the log burner and stayed in the sitting room chatting, drinking tea and knitting!
Roz had taught me how to knit a couple of years or so back, and I was very proud to complete my first knitted square, which will make up a tiny part of a blanket she is putting together. Until this last visit, I knew how to fasten on, but I was unable to fasten off, which is why my first attempt at a square had turned into a scarf! Roz however, is an accomplished knitter and a very patient teacher and so not only was I able to finish my square, but I started another one! Well, you’ve got to start somewhere haven’t you! I leave the complicated things to the professionals, which she clearly is, as this is what she created during my stay! Very impressive eh? I told here should sell them on QVC 🙂
Are you able to knit or crochet, and of so what kind of things do you like to make?
It was my sister’s birthday on 14th November (she shares it with Prince Charles), and Colin and I were able to visit her the following day. It’s been an exciting year for her what with the birth of her first grandchild – baby James. This photo was taken the day he was born 🙂
Jenny like me, has a passion for jewellery. And so over the years I’ve taken advantage of working at QVC, and bought her many things from our many ranges. Her favourite gemstone has always been London Blue Topaz, but her favourite gift was a pair of Clogau gold earrings I bought for her birthday. I don’t remember which birthday they were for, but I do remember how incredibly upset she was when she lost one of them just over a year ago. When I last worked with Graham Stock, our guest from Clogau Gold I told him about the earrings, and he suggested I get a photograph of the remaining one, in the hope that they may still be available. Jenny duly supplied me with this, but unfortunately the design was one they’d retired many years earlier. Graham however, very kindly said that Clogau would make a new mould, and recreate the earrings for me. He also suggested that if we used the same mould, he could make a pendant to match! The finished result was perfect, and although I had mentioned to Jenny that I was hoping to find the earrings, I think she had given up on the idea, so when we arrived with her parcel she was absolutely thrilled. Many thanks to Graham and Clogau for making it possible 🙂
Staying with jewellery, I am absolutely delighted to be able to bring a prize with these week’s blog! Anne Klein jewellery is a range we have carried for a couple of years now, and on the 6th December we are launching this stunning watch.
It will be available in either a rose gold, yellow gold or silver finish, and is fastened with an adjustable leather strap in three colours – blush, mink and navy. The rose gold and navy watch is only available from us, and I have one to give to you as a prize!
All you need do to be in with a chance to win it is to answer the following question – leave a comment below with your answer (and make sure you include your name and email address):
Made as a decorative piece of jewellery, when was the first wristwatch invented?
You will have until midday on 3rd December to enter, and I will announce the winner in my next blog! Good luck!
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Thanks to those of you who were asking about my recent six month check-up. All good on the cancer front, but unfortunately I have been diagnosed with osteoporosis of the spine, and osteopenia in my hips. I think it has probably been caused by my years of running, and then exacerbated by the Tamoxifen which I have to take for the breast cancer. I will begin taking a once weekly medication which should stop it from getting any worse, but am very glad I decided to get my AeroPilates and give up the running! Marjelene Brugman you’re a star!
Colin is flexing his muscles at home as he begins the rather exciting job of fitting a log burning stove for us! He’s got to make a fireplace and hearth first, but will have it fitted in time for Christmas which is brilliant!
Well I think that’s pretty much all my news, but I hope you like the photos, and I’ll look forward to hearing from you next time!