Hope you’ve been enjoying the gorgeous weather the last few weeks – I appreciate it hasn’t been all sunshine and Ultrasun for every single one of us across the rest of the UK.
It’s been weird, because being away from my Birmingham means I’ve escaped the showers. Instead, I’ve been basking in hot sun most of the time in London.
It’s great to finally see some good weather because when the sun shines it makes me feel as if I can take on the day ahead better. Do you feel like that?
I noticed on the news the other week that Prince Charles took a trip back to the Somerset Levels. Remember how devastated the area was by the floods at the start of the year? Lots of the TV news broadcasts contrasted the pictures of when the Prince was taken down one road by boat, and then they showed how it was virtually back to normal and people were able to get back into their homes and operate their businesses again.
Sometimes I wonder how people cope with such adversity and are able to carry on. Take a look at this article which has some fabulous pictures in it.
This week, Austen and I trotted out to Kew the Music, an open-air concert within the grounds of Kew Gardens to watch Elvis Costello do an acoustic set of his music. It was hot, sunny, and great – we took out fold-up chairs, a small picnic and some wine. It was packed out too and lovely to see Elvis perform live for the first time ever. I remember him well from my childhood days when he was in the music charts every five minutes with catchy tunes like ‘Watching the Detectives’ and ‘I Don’t Want to go to Chelsea’!
This Thursday and Friday (24th and 25th) I’ll be presenting some shows packed full of gift ideas to get you ready and ahead of the game for the big event which is now five months away!
So, are you planning already? Have you figured out what your plans are for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day? Are you going abroad, going away in the UK or staying at home and inviting family and friends around?
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Make sure you join me with Kathy on The Morning Show on both days. Plus, I’ll be doing a show with some inspiration with regards to stationery, trees and lights plus I’m doing my first ever Charlie Bears show too! All very exciting.
So here’s where you can find me over the next few weeks on QVC:
Thursday 24th July – CHRISTMAS IN JULY
9am – The Morning Show with Kathy Tyler (including the Today’s Special Value ‘Blossom Tree’)
10am – Christmas Stationery
12noon – Christmas Gift ideas (the Tree TSV again)
Friday 25th July – CHRISTMAS IN JULY
9am – The Morning Show with Kathy Tyler (including the Today’s Special Value of Assorted Gift Bags)
11am – The Charlie Bears collection
12noon – The Christmas Shop (inc the Gift Bags TSV again)
Saturday 2nd August
9am – 11am Gardening Inspirations with Richard Jackson
2pm – Beauty Problem Solvers (including a Today’s Special Value from Revitalash)
Sunday 3rd August
1pm – Yong Kim Fashions Designs
2pm – Richard Jackson’s Garden (including the 3-Tier All Weather Fountain Today’s Special Value)
I always love to hear from you about the brands you like on QVC, what you’ve bought from us or anything you want to tell me – so come over and say HELLO anytime!!