A lord, a baker and a steam generator!


Well, what a few weeks it’s been – and continues to be.

As per my last blog, I did end up going to the House of Lords last week and, my word, it was impressive!

The building itself and the sheer weight of history within the walls is truly awe-inspiring. I got invited along to watch the ‘ennoblement’ of a friend of a friend of mine who was being made a lord.

I’d met him many times and they asked me along. It’s something I don’t think I will ever be invited to again in my lifetime, so it was definitely worth attending. I also got to catch up with some other friends of mine who work in the House of Commons and, whilst there, I couldn’t help but notice the biggest rainbow flag I have ever seen hanging on a wall in Portcullis House.

Having asked why it was there, I was told that it had been flying over the Houses of Parliament during the numerous Gay Pride events a couple of weeks before, to commemorate 50 years of progress for gay rights in the UK. It was enormous and I couldn’t help but pose for a picture.

Over the weekend, I found myself at the KitchenAid concept kitchen in town. Another friend of mine was filming a baking show there and asked me if I would come along and participate. Not being one to turn down an invitation, I said yes of course. It was so much fun.

I had to bake two  chocolate soufflés using the KitchenAid Artisan mixer, which we sell at QVC. Despite the fact I was baking them under the pressure of lights, cameras, and competition against two other guests on the show, they actually (in my humble opinion) turned out okay! (Well I’m going to say that and stick to it!)

I am really pleased to announce that we have new packaging coming for our Diamonique range. It’s a soft blush pink on the outside with a chic grey interior and a really sturdy construction. A look and feel of real quality that will  complement your jewellery perfectly!

We have a steaming-hot offer for you on Wednesday 2nd August with the Morphy Richards Steam Generator Iron. If you are fed up of all the effort needed to get school uniforms and work clothes ironed every weekend, then this is the one for you.

I know the children have just split up for the summer, but trust me, the next six weeks will fly, as they always do. Before you know it, those uniforms, sports kits and work clothes will be piling up again!

Our Today’s Special Value Steam Generator Iron from Morphy Richards has everything to make your ironing a breeze, here’s my top five on why you need this in your life:

1. Built-in Autoclean System – which means no more descaling! The iron automatically cleans itself and after the cleaning cycle, you simply remove the tank and empty it. This protects the iron from limescale building up and helps to ensure the iron lasts longer.
2. Ceramaslide soleplate – this fantastic surface gives an effortless glide across your clothing and reduces the risk of limescale building up or your fabric burning.
3. Large removable tank – I love the fact it has a huge 2.2L water capacity, meaning you don’t need to refill regularly. When you do, it’s easy to remove the tank and take it to the sink.
4. The technical side – the iron has a 6.5 bar pressurised 190g Steam output, 310g Steam Surge function for when you need extra oomph,  three steam settings and vertical steam (that may have gone over your head, but trust me, it’s impressive).
5. Safe and secure – the lockable base makes it safe and easy to carry around your home and there is also a cable tidy for easy storage. Plus, the Auto Shut Off function automatically turns the iron off if unused for 10 minutes, both for safety and to save energy – perfect if you’ve got pets or little ones running around the house.

Not only that, we have such a great solid and stable ironing board from Brabantia to go with it!

It ticks all of the boxes, with a large area for fast and comfortable ironing, a handy shape with a pointed end for fitting trousers and tops, a heat-resistant iron parking zone at one end, a range of height options, a black frame which allows for you to sit while you iron, and a child safety lock so the table won’t accidentally close.

We really have got ironing sorted with our Today’s Special Value and the Brabantia Titan Ironing Board.

Until next time,
Miceal x


  1. Jill July 29, 2017 at 1:56 pm -  Reply

    Hi Miceal Great reading as always. No More Turquoise boxes!!! Why? I love the iconic box with it’s little white bow 🙁
    Great opportunity to visit the House Of Lords well done.

    Love Jilly XX

  2. karen August 12, 2017 at 3:07 pm -  Reply

    Enjoy watching you. You are very professional and funny :)x

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