Last week I mentioned that we were doing some sorting out and sprucing up to get the house ready for our Christmas visitors and that continued over the weekend and into this week.
Our new rug for the living room arrived on Saturday (a day after the delivery company said it had been delivered, but that is another story!) and I’m really pleased with it. It is in shades of purple and aubergine and matches beautifully with a pair of full-length curtains I had been storing from our old house.
While I was at work interviewing Rumer on the Saturday Night Show (more of that later) Chris and Sophie took down the old curtains – not as easy as it sounds as the rail is very close to the ceiling and Chris struggled to get his screwdriver in to loosen it – put up the new curtains and laid the rug. I got home to a very different lounge from the one I had left just hours before … very impressive.
With the new darker curtains and rug we decided to paint the natural brick fireplace white to keep things light so that had to be done before the delivery of the solid oak mantel shelf, which was arriving on Wednesday.
We did the first coat on Tuesday before going to a party at Simon Wilson’s house and just managed to finish the second coat before the delivery arrived on Wednesday. We were very careful to keep Milo away from the paint this time as when Chris had painted another natural brick wall a couple of weeks ago Milo was very inquisitive and managed to get white paint on his paws as Sophie discovered when she got home from work. Fortunately it was only water-based paint so it washed off his feet easily and off the wooden floors where he had left a trail of little white paw prints!
Talking of paw prints, Milo left some in the woods at the end of our road too when we took him for a walk on Sunday. Yes, you heard me correctly. Milo is not allowed out in the garden on his own as this is only his temporary home but he does like being outside so we put him on a lead and take him for walks just as you would a dog. Don’t believe me? Here’s the proof…
I also have footage of him fetching a ‘stick’ – maybe I’ll put that on next week’s blog – maybe he thinks he’s a dog?
Speaking of which did any of you see gorgeous Alfie the dog on last week’s Saturday Night Show? He was on air with singer Rumer as she gets nervous about live TV appearances. If you missed the interview you can check it out here.
Alfie was as good as gold and Rumer is a lovely lady with a beautiful voice and I’m not the only person who thinks so. My attention was drawn to a tweet from singer/rapper Example. The tweet was a selfie from backstage in Sheffield before a live gig and in the background he had Rumer on QVC on his telly!!! I thought I was doing quite well reaching over 12,000 followers on twitter … Example has over 2 million!
I wonder if he is on Facebook too? I have been thinking about setting up a Facebook page but I’ve discovered there already is one run by a fan. Do yo think I should set an official one up? What would I need to put on there? There are some really nice pictures on the one that already exists including this one. It was taken during a Butler & Wilson show, which I know because I recognise the brooch.
So now I’m going to share a little secret with you. At Simon’s party on Tuesday night he asked me if I had brought the designs for ‘my’ Butler & Wilson collection to celebrate his twenty years on QVC next August. He was very surprised when I produced the drawings from my handbag! I cannot draw but even with my awful attempt to put my ideas on paper Simon liked what I had come up with and, if they can be made, they will feature on QVC next year – it’s so exciting!
Someone else who is diversifying into jewellery design is Wilnelia Forsyth, with whom I have a show this afternoon. I did her first sell-out show a few months ago so I am looking forward to seeing her new collection.
I’m also looking forward to being the first presenter to share the Elemis TSV with you live on air tomorrow night at the start of the Saturday Night show. There are global launches of new products, including a new version of the Pro Radiance Cleanser with cedarwood, bergamot and neroli, which is GORGEOUS!
The whole collection is worth over £125 and will be on QVC at under £40 AND is on 4 Easy Pays. Better still, it’s on Buy More Save More if you wanted to get more than one. I hope you’ll join Keeley and I for this exclusive pre-launch at the start of the Saturday Night Show with Miceal and Will.
Hope you have a fab weekend.