A very busy run up to Christmas!


Hi everyone,

Our blustery, mild, wet autumn continues – am I the only one who is now craving some crisp, cold, frosty winter days? Forecasters were predicting one of the coldest winters in decades but no sign of it yet. Come on, winter!

Anyway, regardless of the weather, life has been crazy busy recently – at work, where the run-up to Christmas is always our most frantic time, and also outside work, where I’ve been delighted by the great response to my debut novel which was published just over three weeks ago. Cotswold Style Magazine, which covered my book launch party, gave it a lovely full page spread, which is a really nice souvenir.

Book cover necklace and magazine spread

And then, my incredibly talented friend Dione, who designs bespoke silver jewellery, made this gorgeous pendant for me, using elements from my book cover. I LOVE it!!

In my last blog I mentioned that I’d had the pleasure of interviewing Il Divo recently for the second time. The interview went to air this week – if you missed it, here you go, have a watch. Their new album, Amor & Pasion, is available now.

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In Carole Hochman PJsI’ve also been trying out some gorgeous, snuggly, keep-you-warm items (another reason I want some proper cold weather!). On Friday 20th, our Today’s Special Value offer will be a pair of super self fleece pyjamas from Carole Hochman.

They really are divinely comfortable, and would make a great Christmas gift – there’s nothing nicer than new PJ’s to wake up in on Christmas Day.

And, as my love affair with Cozee Home shows no signs of abating, I was also thrilled to be asked to try out the latest Today’s Special Value offer from the range, coming up on Tuesday 24th November.


It’s a fabulous zip up wrap AND matching throw. I took the polka dot set home to try and was oh-so-snug cuddling up in them in front of the TV (I also couldn’t resist doing a bit of twirling in the wrap…!).

In Cozee Home TSVTwirling in Cozee Home















By the way, the little furry, chocolate brown beauty I’m holding in that photo isn’t a hot water bottle – it’s the fantastic re-chargeable heat pod we’ve had on air a few times. It’s the modern alternative to a hot water bottle – it heats up in five minutes and stays hot for hours. A great gift idea if there’s someone you love who uses hot water bottles but you’re concerned about them burning themselves and so on.

Right, I’m about to go on air and I still have curlers in my hair. Onwards!


Jackie  x


  1. Tania Evans November 20, 2015 at 11:59 pm -  Reply

    Hi Jackie

    In your reply to me on your last blog you want to know who my favourite character was in your début novel. It is Adam. He is sweet and compassionate. I do hope he has tougher side too. I think he is too good for Cora tho, sorry Cora lol!

    Like you I am also a fan of Cozee Home. I have one set on my bed at the mo…aaaaahhhhh so soft and warm. Hard to get out of it tho!!!

    Btw, can’t wait for book 2. No pressure 🙂

    Take care x

    • Jackie Kabler November 23, 2015 at 11:57 am -  Reply

      Hi Tania,
      Ahhh, I love Adam too! You’ll be glad to hear he returns in book two…that’s all I will say for now though! Yes, I adore my Cozee Home, it gets better and better. Good to hear from you again!

  2. Kate Arbuckle November 22, 2015 at 4:23 pm -  Reply

    Hi Jackie, love Cozee Home sheets . The 4 piece sheets n pillow case sets always seem out stock as they are so popular . Any chance of larger stocks so I can manage to get another set?!!


    • Jackie Kabler November 23, 2015 at 11:59 am -  Reply

      Hi Kate,
      Yes it’s so popular it does seem to sell very quickly, but I know our buyers are working hard to get more stocks! I will pass that on to them.

  3. Ka December 3, 2015 at 5:46 pm -  Reply

    Hi Jackie, I think me and a few other women complemented you on the colour of the wig you had on and how the colour suited. I have just been watching the makeup case and your hair colour is beautiful. It’s so much softer than the harsh colour you were before. It’s fab! Well done for changing because sometimes we stick to something for far to long because it is in our comfort zone. But we do occasionally have to step out. Great colour though!!

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