We are very fussy, looking for a tree that's full and even in shape all around, but surprisingly we found our tree quite quickly this year – we only manhandled a couple of dozen!
I always used to decorated the tree with the children popping the ocassional bauble on, but now I'm relegated to doing the lights and Daniel and Sophie do the rest. I'm not a fan of sophisticated 'themed' trees, I like it to look homely. I reckon they've done a great job – what do you think? Are you a 'all one colour' kind of person or 'throw it all at the tree, even the kid's homemade decorations' like me?
It's been a very busy week at QVC, both on and off the screen. Yesterday I was asked to do some countrywide radio interviews about whether the surprise element has gone from Christmas gift giving. Apparently, on average, over 20% of us now write a presents wish list, and a further 30% drop very LARGE hints about what we'd like for Christmas.
Whilst I've been known to express an interest in certain items as the festive season approaches, I don't like the idea of writing a list; although I suppose it's only an adult version of a 'Dear Santa' letter really. No, I much prefer the surprise of opening my pressies on Christmas Day morning, especially if it's something I didn't know I wanted that becomes indispensable!
And talking of surprise gifts, we had part one of our presenters' Christmas lunch on Tuesday. There have to be two separate dates as someone has to be live on-air at QVC! We always do a Secret Santa, and our budget is £5. We don't know who we are buying for so it has to be a unisex gift.
The wrapped presents go into a sack and we all dip in and choose one. The idea is that you don't know who has bought the pressie, so I need your help in guessing who mine was from. It was a really pretty heart-shaped tree ornament with crystals and pearls on it, so was it from:
Simon Biagi, Kathy Tayler, Jill Franks, Anthony Heywood or Catherine Huntley?
Enjoy this weekend on QVC… I'll will as ybf's Stacey Schieffelin's in town with her fab new TSV at midnight on Saturday. Hopefully see you there!