Looking out of my window this morning I can hardly believe it’s July and, having watched the weather forecast last night, it looks look we have a pretty rough couple of days ahead, weather-wise. Has anyone else noticed a pattern developing?
June is usually hot and sunny but the moment the children break up from school for the summer, the rain starts. It really is a shame, particularly for people holidaying in the UK. My neighbours, whose cats we feed when they are away, are going camping!!! I can’t say I envy them. Still, at least gardens around the country will be grateful for the rain. I’m sure ours is not the only lawn that was starting to look a bit brown in places.
Tomorrow looks to be very different from last Saturday when I had my first-ever book signing in an independent book shop near Reading. A huge thank you to Mary and John from Chapter One who hosted it for me. It was the first time Chris had ventured out of the house since his minor op and I think he was just happy to be doing something. Poor thing was going stir crazy!
Sophie also came to support and a number of people remarked that they could see the family resemblance between the two of us. I posted a few pictures on my Julia Roberts TV page on Facebook if you’d like to have a look. You may also be interested to read a piece I was asked to do for an online magazine called Female First entitled ‘Ten Things You May Not Know About Me‘, although, if you read my memoir, you probably know most of them already!
So, after a break of a couple of weeks, to look after Chris and get some writing done on the sequel to ‘Life’s a Beach and Then…’, I was back at QVC yesterday but I had my latest hospital appointment first. I hadn’t mentioned on here, but my latest results were not quite a row of zeroes, like the previous ones, which was a little disappointing. My professor assured me that I am still technically in remission but then he dropped his own bombshell on me – he is retiring in September. I was really upset.
Professor Goldstone has been with me every step of this journey, from my diagnosis in April 2012, through the hiccup in my treatment that saw elevated numbers and to the joy of finally reaching remission after three years of treatment. I must admit to shedding a tear, despite assurances from him that the consultant he is handing my care over to is one of the top CML experts in the country. I will miss him and our football chats. I am so very grateful to him for the care he has given me.
Because I had traveled in on the train and was heading straight to work, I needed a lightweight bag to carry all my work stuff in – this was perfect. It’s the bag that you will receive with Sunday’s Elemis TSV. I am so looking forward to showing it to you in my shows at 11am and 2pm, with Keeley.
As well as favourites Pro Collagen Marine Cream ( in your choice of regular or ultra-rich) and Pro Radiance Cleanser, there are seasonal products for sun-sensitised skin in apricot toner, and papaya enzyme peel to keep your tan looking fresh, AND the launch of British Botanical shower cream and body cream. Although we have plenty of stock it might be an idea to order early.
Next week we have two days of clearance on Tuesday and Wednesday so, if you love a bargain, do have a look and, if sparkle is your thing, I have a three-hour Diamonique show next Thursday from 2pm. All that brings us round to next Friday and the return of Spotlight on Jewellery for a new series (more on next week’s blog) and the return of Fashion on Friday. I say return because there is no FOF today as it’s Christmas in July all day – we could have had a Christmas-themed fashion hour … maybe I’ll suggest that for next year!
Have a lovely (if wet) weekend