Like Grandfather Like Grandson! Well check out the likeness! I managed to find a very similar pic of my 31 year old son Brad, to the one my mum posted of my dad Derek when he was in his early 20s. And don’t they look alike?! This is my mum and dad when they were young, and their 27 descendants were just a twinkle in their eye! Yes, five kids, sixteen grandchildren and now those grandchildren are having babies, six of them to be exact. Total – 27! It’ll be 28 when my Lauren has her first in September too!
Goodness me this pic of Brad and my dad is such an uncanny likeness – it’s properly an inherited look isn’t it?! Some of my brothers really look like my dad too. So no wonder my son does.
And what will his own baby look like when she’s older? Well the latest pic of her has just gone on the grandbaby update on my website since Brad’s forbidden me from making her a social media baby. And that’s fair enough! But next week I’ll show a nice pic of me and her – it’s my new screen saver!
Today’s (Thursday 21st) #tsv – Click here to see and to buy Today’s Special Value offer for under £25 – to brighten up any bald walls or unsightly fences, get the living wall with berries and greenery from Garden Reflections
Tonight at midnight, do join me for the Garmin sat nav and built-in dash cam combined, with loads of extras including hands-free calling. It really is a superb deal, and a brilliant two in one. It’s Friday’s TSV!
And here is an early bird order a link for you – the Kipling basic medium shoulder bag, click here to see it and to buy it right now! It’s Saturday’s big daily deal we call a TSV!
Sunday sees the return of Gatineau, one of my favourite specialist skincare brands, this time with a five piece Perfection Ultime beauty collection and it’s superb value so be prepared to stock up!
Plus join me Sunday night at midnight for the most perfect purchase for purifying pollen in your home – the Dyson Pure Link Quiet purifier and fan. It’s not just a fan – brilliant for these warmer days – but a purifier too – it’s brilliant according to some fabulous reviews. On offer through Monday (but look out for an early bird link here from this Friday 22nd) or whilst stocks last. Get it and see what you think within your 30 day Money Back Guarantee!
For next week’s deals, see below.
And here is a final reminder of the Big Deals on our sister channels only on offer until Sunday at midnight: Mr Max cropped trousers, a Smart 4K Ultra HD TV from LG and the Emjoi micro pedi tool with replacement rollers.
Ingrid and Paprika
Saw lovely Yong Kim fashion brand guest, Ingrid Tarrant again for a catch up on Saturday. We were talking about Asperger’s, since a guy I had lunch with recently was telling me about it, and we were comparing notes about how we are all on the spectrum somewhere! Anyway then Ingrid and I went out and petted the piggies! The one with Ingrid is Paprika – she’s huge! And inside the house, lives George, he’s smaller. But still big enough to roll himself inside his ‘sleeping bag carpet’ when he wants a sleep! Here’s Ingrid showing me his little piggy tail! Funny!
Dish of the Week
Had the most amazing pud this week, and all five of my guests down in Devon loved it! I got a chocolate almond milk and added some pudding rice then soaked it and baked it slowly. Then made some gluten free choc brownies – to die for! Also served it with blueberries and clotted cream from Cornwall for those who wanted it! What a triumph – and so easy! The vegan guest was well impressed! By the way this got a mention in one of my Facebook Vlogs this week over on my QVC Facebook official page – links are below – do follow me!
Morph the Cat
Thought I’d complete the pet focus this week with a first pic of Morph the cat who lives with my brother’s family, where I stay when I’m in Surrey for work at QVC. He’s sooo cute – and affectionate – even if he does keep running round and round the landing just outside my bedroom at 3am! They lost their 15 year old Cassie cat last week, but she had a good innings. Hopefully Morph will too – he’s adorable!
Oh my goodness the Torridge was low this week – definitely the lowest I’ve ever seen it. And Gracie loved it! No current or deep water – she was only shoulder high in more or less the deepest bit. This part of the river near my Devon home in Sheepwash is sometimes about eight feet deep! Great way to cool off too.
Book of the Week
Omg it’s a smashing one! I don’t know about you but I loved – LOVED – Big Little Lies. Well it’s based on a book by Lianne Moriarty. She also wrote this week’s Book of the Week – called ‘The Husband’s Secret.’ And if you loved BLL, you’ll love this! Based in an Australian domestic setting, covering secrets and lies within several families, it’s got a similar format to Big Little Lies, which was such an amazing success and an award winner. The best thing is Lianne pulls you in almost immediately into the tale – or tales in this case – and I love the way it all intertwines as you see behind the smiles and the social lives of the characters she brings to life so well. Both books are highly recommended, and the audiobook is brilliantly narrated as well.
Got my eye on Ocean’s 8 – well a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do, right?! Sandra Bullock – one of my favourites – gets together for a heist with Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Sarah Paulson (one of my faves) and co. And they live up to the Clooney legacy with the drama and comedy rolled into another enjoyable romp! Seeing it next week – hope it’s fab!
This week’s highlights on QVC
Monday is the superb Dyson purifier fan, as above
Tuesday – Women with Control return with the denim cropped trousers with super hidden tummy support – including in petite length.
Wednesday – Earth Spirit are back with the Cheyenne, a new adjustable strap sandal for a great price!
The Rio Sonicleanse Glo is here on Thursday for cleaner, more radiant skin
And look out at the end of the week for the early bird order link for the new Tarte deal coming up – if you love amazing make-up!
I can’t believe it’s nearly July!
On next week’s blog
Join me for my monthly update and photograph of new grandbaby Blake, I love her so much! And another family get together. Squeeee!
Have a lovely week!