There seems to have been an inordinate amount of sickness at QVC this winter, probably due in part to mild temperatures but also because of the environment we work in. Until last Friday, I had managed to avoid it but my body finally succumbed with a sore throat and streaming noise when I got home from work Friday evening. I managed to go into work on Saturday and Sunday (well I wasn’t going to miss the final Beauty Day of the year was I?) but I was really struggling.
SJ, from bareMinerals, cheered me up by wearing a sparkly red bow hair band when she applied my make-up live on air during our 2pm show, but it was Andrew from Gatineau who really got into the festive spirit wearing reindeer antlers for our show at 4pm. He looked funny enough but it was the jingling bells that nearly cracked me up every time he moved his head. What a good sport. I hope you all enjoyed the day too?
I had obviously pushed myself just a bit too far as I woke up Monday morning feeling dizzy and nauseous to accompany my streaming cold and sore throat. I rang QVC to say I wouldn’t be able to work and would also unfortunately have to miss the presenter Christmas lunch part 2, and then went back to bed until after lunch time.
When I did eventually surface, it was to find out that I was a cover girl. The WEEK magazine, which is distributed free with the South Wales Evening Post, had put me on their cover – how clever was their headline? ‘Bringing Gower to book – Author has no need to shop around for inspiration’!! I’m looking forward to reading the article when Dan brings a copy home with him for Christmas.
I still wasn’t feeling great on Tuesday, (fortunately a day off) but I managed to write the majority of my Christmas cards. As promised last week, here is a picture of some of the lovely cards you have sent in, decorating the wardrobe doors in my dressing room. If you’ve put your address in the card you should be receiving one back in the post from me. It was also on Tuesday that I spotted this photo of my niece, Rachel’s, two sons on Facebook. Sam is almost three and Finlay is four weeks – love the reindeer babygro. Happy first Christmas Finlay and let your mummy have some sleep.
Several of you remarked about the photo of Wilfie watching football that I posted last week. His brother, Milo, is more of a film buff! Apparently he sat through ‘Toy Story’ on Saturday afternoon but Sophie didn’t manage to get any pictures of him. On Sunday he couldn’t tear his eyes away from ‘Jason and the Argonauts’!!! My favourite film has been in the news this week. I didn’t realise Emma Freud lives with Richard Curtis who directed ‘Love Actually’. They had gone to a late night screening of the movie in New York and she tweeted loads of behind the scenes info throughout the film. I watched it on Wednesday night on ITV 2 through a whole new set of eyes!
So Vicky won ‘The Jungle’ and Louisa won X Factor (both my favourites) – who will get the ‘Strictly’ crown I wonder? I am torn between Jay and Georgia but maybe a clean sweep for us girls would be nice!
Have a great weekend of Christmas shopping with QVC – there’s a Dyson V6 Stick vacuum cleaner TSV tomorrow ( handy for all those pine needles) and Mally is in town on Sunday with the 6 piece Uptown Chic collection.
I’ll see you for Fashion on Friday, today it’s Nina Leonard, and then tarte make-up at 6pm – I shall be wearing a Christmas jumper… will you?