This week has already had quite a strong focus on females, with it being International Women’s Day yesterday, and of course it is Mother’s Day on Sunday.
I really liked the idea that QVC had, making yesterday about Inspirational Women and (from the line-up on air) I would also say aspirational.
It was the first time I had done a full hour with the lovely Lisa Snowdon and her range of diamond jewellery. I do like the fact that some of her designs have a very modern, edgy twist but she has some more classic lines too. Particular favourites of mine were the ‘laugh til you cry’ necklace and also the horoscope constellation pendants – I believe both are still available if you wanted to check them out on our website.
It was also the first time I had worked with Amanda Holden, she was very thorough at checking that all the mugs were clean and also that there were no undesirable contents in the Today’s Special Value trunks after being pranked by Craig for Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway. Read Craig’s blog to watch the team pull it off and hear all about it.
She was a pleasure to work with – I love that she has named things in her BundleBerry range after her grandma. In fact, when I asked her live on-air who she would cite as the most inspirational women in her life, she did say her Mum and her Grandma.
A lot of people said the same when I asked the question on Twitter. One person also mentioned the Queen, and I would have to agree. She is the same age as my Mum, 91, and is incredible to still do all the things she does.
It must be that generation because my Mum is fabulous too. She still teaches dancing once a week and she drives herself there, which leads me on to a funny story. While I would never condone speeding, I can’t resist sharing this with you.
When I spoke to her the other day she said she had received a letter from the police and that they were going to prosecute her. I asked what for, and she said speeding! I must confess, I laughed. Apparently, they had reduced the speed limit from 40 to 30mph on a road that she has driven on for years, and she hadn’t noticed.
Mind you, she was doing 42mph so she was still technically speeding. She is actually a very able driver with good reaction times, despite her age, but maybe the fine will encourage her to slow down a bit.
Although it’s too late to receive anything ordered on QVC in time for Mother’s Day, you may want to have a look at Diamonique’s tennis bracelet – the featured piece for this month – as something you could give her afterwards.
It comes in three lengths (17cm, 19cm and 21cm) and a choice of three colours. It is different from my Diamonique tennis bracelet in terms of the stone size (mine are much smaller) and the setting metal, but the stones still have the same sparkle they had and I’ve had it for over 23 years!
You could also have a look at Saturday’s Gatineau Today’s Special Value, if you fancy treating your Mum to something other than chocolates and flowers. It includes the Tan Accelerator, which I use along with the Ultrasun one when I want more of a lotion than a gel.
Whatever you get for your Mum, I hope she enjoys her day – I feel very blessed to still have mine.
Have a great weekend,