A Norwegian getaway and staying cosy in the cold



Since my last blog, hubby and I have had a rather lovely three-day trip to Norway. We don’t tend to take summer holidays at all, so we like to get away at this time of year, and while we’ve been to other parts of Scandinavia, Norway was still on the list. So we flew to Bergen for a long weekend, and it was fabulous. Such a pretty city with its multi-coloured houses along the old wharf, Mount Floyen looming overhead and the spectacular fjords within touching distance!

The fjords were the highlight of the trip actually – we went on a three-hour boat tour which was just wonderful (it was also freezing cold, but my Dennis Basso “teddy bear” coat kept me snuggly warm, thankfully!). We also went to all four of the Kode art museums where we saw everything from modern works by Norwegian artists to collections of Picasso and Munch masterpieces. And we took the funicular up the mountain, to see the amazing views from the top – unfortunately it was a grey misty day so they were a little less amazing than we’d hoped for! I loved Bergen but oooof, it’s pricey! My presenter pal Simon Biagi, whose wife is Norwegian, warned me about how expensive everything was and he wasn’t wrong! Still, it was just for three days and we had a lovely time.

I could have done with the upcoming Today’s Special Value offer from British fashion brand Joules to keep me warm on the trip. Available to buy now, it will actually air on Thursday 24th (in fact I’ll be launching it at midnight on Wednesday) and it’s one of their cosy Seaham textured Breton striped jumpers. In sizes 8-20, it comes in four colour options all created just for QVC, and if you’re familiar with Joules, it’s exactly the same fit and shape as their classic Harbour top. The super-soft yarn is gentle against the skin so it’s really comfortable to wear and will take you through to spring. Perfect with jeans!

That’s it for now, speak soon.

Love Jackie x


  1. Susan January 21, 2019 at 5:29 pm -  Reply

    Hi Jackie,
    What a lovely weekend break! Expensive but great to see! I haven’t seen any of Scandinavia.
    On another note how is your husband faring in the NHS these days?
    Keep warm. Love your coat by the way!x

    • Jackie Kabler January 25, 2019 at 1:47 am -  Reply

      Hi Susan,
      I loved it, love Scandinavia in general but all very pricey! And as for hubby – he’s still hanging on in there! I love that coat too, so warm!

  2. Maria Donderici January 21, 2019 at 11:26 pm -  Reply

    Hi Jackie, some stunning pictures. Really enjoy your shows. Xx

    • Jackie Kabler January 25, 2019 at 1:48 am -  Reply

      Ahh thank you Maria, very kind!

  3. Pam Stephens January 30, 2019 at 2:09 pm -  Reply

    Hi Jackie lovely pictures as usual and the Dennis Basso looks lovely /// talking of expensive my son and daughter in law just got back from Dublin and said how expensive it was there but like you say if you are there for only a few days its ok // my husband and I are off to Scotland next week we are treating ourselves as its our Diamond anniversary on March 21st have travelled quite a lot over the years but never been to Scotland but always wanted to so thought we would take a coach up there really looking forward to it/// anyway Jackie please keep writing your lovely blogs and posting pictures oh and mustn’t forget to say how much I enjoyed your gardening show with Michael I enjoy the light humour love Pam xx

    • Jackie Kabler February 10, 2019 at 2:52 am -  Reply

      Hi Pam,
      I have lots of family living in Dublin and yes, it’s very expensive too! I love Scotland, hope you have a wonderful time and happy anniversary for March. And yes I enjoy working with Michael too, always fun!
      Love Jx

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