I hope you all had a good Christmas and that Santa brought you some thoughtful treats?? I was a very lucky girl, not only did I get my Emu Jolie slippers, I also had a Nahui Ollin handbag, which I had been craving since we first showed them on QVC, a new perfume and some vouchers for a pair of prescription glasses!!
Those of you who watch regularly will know that I often comment that my eyesight is not what it was, and although I have a pair of the Joan Rivers glasses which I find very good, I thought I was overdue for an eye test so suggested the glasses to the family as a Christmas present idea.
On Christmas morning, the gift tag on my bag told me to look inside the bag for something extra. I was busy enthusing about the bag itself as I retrieved a spectacle case from within. I opened the case to find what I can only describe as an 'awful' pair of glasses… white and orange tiger stripes and big square lenses!!!
I was strugging to find something to say. I am too honest to say 'they're lovely' when I didn't think they were. I looked up to find the family in hysterics – they weren't real glasses at all… thankfully.
I went along to Specsavers yesterday and after the eye test Sophie and Chris were on hand to help me choose the frames, along with the assistant (Irena) who is a QVC fan!! We chose purple frames for both pairs (buy one, get one free) - there's a suprise – and I'm sure you'll be seeing them on air sometime soon.
I also had one other present which made me realise just how thoughtful my family are. I love the sky lanterns, which I first saw during a festival in Spain a couple of years ago. You write your hopes and wishes on the lantern, set light to the fuel cell and let them float in to the sky. I think they are a lovely idea as without hopes and dreams, we have nothing.
So tonight, when I get home from launching the new year on QVC with our New CID Cosmetics TSV, (please join me if you're around?) I'm going out into the garden to set off my lantern with all my hopes for the new year on board.
I will be doing this instead of making new year's resolutions this year but I wonder if any of you are planning any?? If so, I hope you manage to stick to them.
I wish you all a happy and healthy 2011,
Much love, Julia XX