Silver Fox, here wishing all the readers of BOTF a very Happy New Year! I also hope all your planning paid dividends and you enjoyed a great Christmas also.
Thank you, as always for your comments and apologies to Galileo, sorry, Gaileo – it was the speed of the text crawl you see! I didn't really catch it and therefore didn't twig it was you!
For those of you perplexed at the above – I was presenting a jewellery show on New Year's day morning and Gale texted in – I called her Galileo! Shall I do the fandango?
Anyway, I had a lovely Christmas and birthday with my family, it did seem to go by in a flash and I seemed to be back at work so soon. I realise that some of you may have had to work over Christmas, in which case I hope you were able to celebrate the New Year in style.
At the Q, we presenters are asked whether we would prefer to work Christmas or New Year and obviously, as it's my birthday I ask for the former and that's why I nearly always work New Year's Eve and or day. I think it's a fair trade!
I'm genuinely looking forward to 2012, not just as a sports fan to the Olympics, but generally. Everywhere I turn I read or hear how tough 2012 will be – and who am I to argue either way? But I obviously get advanced warning of Q-things to come and I can tell you that QVC is working very hard to get the best possible prices for our customers and I've already seen many great offerings to be aired this month and together with our great service, (YES I'm biased) I'm sure you'll be tuning in to or browsing the Q on a regular basis.
Next month there's a Charlie Bears TSV and Charlie and William have designed a very interesting line. I can't say too much at this point, but Marian I know you love your Charlie Bears, but this line isn't a bear! But it is silver-grey!! And it's been given a name you may be familiar with!! I've said too much – the Blog Police will be knocking on my door!
With regard to the Blog Police – I would like rather belatedly to thank Sal, my personal Blog WPC, for looking after my blog throughout 2011. She's a real sweetie and not like something from 'Cell Block H' – honestly!
In my pre-Christmas blog there was a picture of my middle brother Darren and I back in the day, so I thought I'd include an update taken on my 52nd – I think you'll agree we haven't aged a day!
Now where are those specs?
Love and laughter,