Coming up – behind the scenes fun. First… How time flies, right?! One whole year since my granddaughter Phoebe was born in Wales, and now 12 months later, we celebrated with a lovely afternoon tea at a superb bed and breakfast, remember the one with the hot tub?
Well, Phoebe did not get in the hot tub but she really enjoyed being made a fuss of, and ripping open lots of presents. She is just a fraction away from walking at the moment, she will do four steps then fall laughing into your arms, she’s at that adorable stage. Top pressies included a walk-along toy and a ball shape-sorter maze thing. She is very clever. Kate at Dol Llain Mansion in Llandysul in the south west coast of Wales laid on a lovely afternoon tea for the adults and some nibbles for the baby too.
Then we had time to go back to Lauren’s and take a walk in the rambling Welsh countryside, the weather held off so we were lucky and admired the wonderful views. My sis-in-law Alison, my mum, her partner David, Lauren and Nick (carrying baby Phoebe – she’s out of sight as they don’t want her to be a social media baby, as regulars will know) enjoyed a bracing walk. A good weekend was had by all, I just hope it’s not long before I see her again.
This weekend’s highlights:
Saturday and Sunday – A two day Christmas event! Food, footwear, high-tech and diamonds, what more could we want? Well, how about the Today’s Special Value on Saturday with Lee Hohbein, the Amazon Echo bundle including a 5th generation Smart Display Echo Show, plus a 3rd generation Echo Dot, plus an Amazon smart plug, for an unbelievable price. Then on Sunday, Dyson are back, with a V6 cordless stick vacuum cleaner with a four-piece accessory kit. I will see you on Sunday night at 9 o’clock for the Christmas gift ideas show, looking forward to it.
Big deals old and new
This week’s Big Deal’s – ending Sunday
Centigrade contrast Fooler coat with detachable faux fur
Yankee Candle four-piece Returning Classic re-edition Large Jars with gold wick trimmer and snuffer
Rituals four-piece Hand and Body collection
MarlaWynne printed jersey 3/4 length sleeve dress
Aimee Kestenberg Road Trip multi-pocket satchel
Decleor two-piece Christmas Cica Balm and Oil collection with bag
HoMedics Ellia Gather ultrasonic aroma diffuser with oils
Bose Home Speaker 500 with Alexa
Also see below for next week’s key offers! And do follow my social media to be among the first to find out about that night’s shows!
Curlers and cheesy grins
Charlie and I competed with Rachael the lovely make-up lady behind the scenes at QVC to see who could put the biggest smile on. Charlie is always good fun and is such a joker. While I looked like this, doing my best impression of Hilda Ogden, I said to him are you going home now? And he leaned provocatively up against the door frame with his hand above his head, and said “Why? Are you asking…?” He is so funny. It takes me about half an hour to get ready now that we have make-up artists, and it is a really luxurious treat to have someone help you and get everything right. I can do it myself double sharp-ish, but it’s better to have the experts do the eyeliner, and so on. This curling device is the Ego Hair Curling Pod, so fast and even though we stopped selling it a while ago mine is still going strong, I love it!
Daisy meets top author Julie Cohen
This is the moment when Daisy dog saw her old friend Julie Cohen down at my place in Devon. Julie was here to get some writing done for her latest book and is a very successful author, having been a Richard and Judy book club writer! Anyway, Julie is the reason I live in Devon. It was at one of her writing workshops that I first visited, and then when it came up for sale I was on the newsletter list, and the rest as they say is history. Julie’s books are absolutely brilliant, and I do recommend them if you want to get into the works of a prolific and talented author. Early books are more romance, some very sassy, but her more recent books have been real epic emotional dramas. I recommend ‘Dear Thing’, ‘Together’, and the latest one ‘Louis and Louise.’
All Daisy dog cared about though was getting her chicken treats and having lots of cuddles. Daisy is coping well without her lovely sister Gracie, and thanks to wonderful guests like Julie, she gets lots of attention. Daisy will look forward to Julie returning at the end of November when she is hosting another novel-writing retreat, I’m sure!
And sticking with books…
Book of the week
‘Platform 7’ by Louise Doughty. Oh my God, a psychological thriller that everyone is talking about. Julie mentioned it, my friend Janie Smith mentioned it on her blog, and I have downloaded it to Audible. Two deaths within 18 months, but are they connected. The heroine wants to find out… Because she was the first one to die. Oooo spooky! Looking forward to it.
Watch – Judy
Renée Zellweger is absolutely outstanding, what more can I say. The lady who stole our hearts as Bridget Jones excels as Judy Garland in the later part of her life. Utterly, utterly stunning, so well-made and a captivating performance. Highly recommended, 9 out of 10.
Pedro the parrot strikes again
Remember this parrot from last time? Well, he flew around various peoples shoulders and seemed to love my mother! Bless her, she flinched a bit but managed to sit still enough that Pedro the parrot sat on her shoulder for quite a while. The owner said that they’re not quite sure if it is a boy or a girl, it is almost impossible to tell apparently. And it doesn’t really matter, because what difference does it make, which seems to make sense! Hot tubs and parrots! What a B&B!
Vlog of the week
This week’s vlog sees a tour around the community shop in Sheepwash!
Next week on QVC
Monday – Diamonique return with a 5.4 carat three-piece set of individually boxed simulated diamond earrings in silver, super ideas for presents.
Tuesday – Benefit return with a fabulous four-piece cosmetics collection
Wednesday – Rylan is here! The Luxenoa Home Fragrance collection arrives at another great price, five-piece and all presented by TV star Rylan Clark-Neal, on presale from Monday.
Also on Wednesday, another top star from the world of television, Kate Thornton, joins us at 6pm with Chloe for a special Bibi Bijoux jewellery range. Then at 9pm and midnight, Kim returns to celebrate 22 years of Kim & Co on QVC, with a brand new TSV for…
…Thursday – The cosy lux sweater knit tunic top, for one of the lowest prices I have seen on a TSV from Kim & Co!
Friday – Lola Rose are back with a lovely semi-precious charm pendant and bracelet set, and I know I keep saying it, at a brilliant price!
And watch out towards midweek when Liz Earle big Christmas TSV goes on sale, featuring Basil and Bergamot, it’s a six-piece Face and Body collection, the beauty of botanicals. Time to stock up everyone!
Next week – A smashing week in Devon and catching up with old friends. Have a great week!