Thank you so much to all of our suppliers for their generosity, our wonderful guests, everyone who worked on the show, and to all our viewers who supported the event. It was yet another memorable evening, which was a privilege to be a part of. I was extremely touched when QVC approached me to host the event this year with Debbie.
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I've had a few days off now and plan to catch up with some friends and family who are visiting for my other half's birthday! I'm looking forward to taking Misty and Bramble on some lovely walks, and if the weather is kind, my son has promised to beat me in a game of tennis!
On the subject of my adorable Cairns. They're in trouble this week! They managed to chew the spine of this book. Particularly bad as it's a library book! Oops! We've confessed and have offered to replace it (luckily we found one on Amazon).
I'm also in preparation for a selection of fabulous kitchen shows coming up this Monday 21st October (yes, I'm eating food in preparation!) I'm on air at 5pm with Gourmet Celebrations followed by Dine In with QVC at 6, a premiere show.
What are the chances of me eating plenty of food…? Mmmmmm, I wonder!
I'm particularly looking forward to an hour of Bamix at 8pm. I LOVE this product! It is like no other hand held blender I've ever used. Also, it comes with a great selection of accessories and I've really enjoyed trying out some of the recipes.
I'm not renowned for my home baking skills but it was so easy. This orange nut shortbread is out of this world. I'm making a Victoria sponge in the next day or so… If there's any left I'll bring it in to show on air. I can't promise though, you know how I love my food!
Have a look at this video my daughter made of the blender in action…
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If you've enjoyed Destination Gems this year I hope you are able to tune in to the final show of this series on Tuesday 22nd at 8pm. I'm particularly excited as my very own design will be on air. I'm so pleased with how the jewellery has turned out!
The sterling silver frame is front and backed with laser cut glass from Switzerland and filled with loose diamond. I drew the sketch earlier this year and Doug, our gem buyer, worked tirelessly with our suppliers to create the piece which, technically, is extremely challenging to achieve.
However, after many samples, and returning to the drawing board several times, we succeeded. I'm thrilled with how the design has turned out.
Now that I've mentioned all this food I'm feeling really hungry! I've no idea what's in the fridge or cupboard but it's time to go searching. There isn't anymore shortbread left, that I do know!
Take care and see you soon.
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