Be still my beating heart!


Hi everyone!

Oh my word! I was so not prepared for the emotional roller coaster I felt as my niece Louise gave birth to a beautiful baby boy last week. Little Joshua made his appearance a tad early on the 3rd July, disrupting all the best laid plans that we had in place to cover the happy occasion.

However all is forgiven, as this little one has truly tugged at my heart strings. I cannot begin to describe how I felt meeting him for the first time. This was totally not on the cards.

Of course I did expect to fall in love with him (after all, who can resist a newborn baby?), but this was something else and I have no explanation. I have probably become an utter bore to every poor unsuspecting individual who has the misfortune to spend more than 30 seconds in my company!

I will save you all the intricate details of how he is perfection personified and has a character to match (even though this judgement was made by my good self within the first few moments of his life, I do feel led to tell you that it is utterly accurate and completely unbiased!)! Check out the photos!

Little Sophie is going to be the perfect big sister, however apparently she asked her mum the other day when he’ll be going back to the hospital!

Anyway, massive congratulations to them. What a lovely little family! I have a feeling that Nottingham will have to feature a lot more often on my radar. Not always easy with my mad busy life, but this is an absolute must!

I was in tears handing him back to his mum last Friday, but she assured me she was going to tune in to my two hour gardening show Saturday morning with Richard Jackson. That way he can hear my voice and hopefully not become too estranged from me upon my departure. (Not 100% convinced that me talking about hydrangeas would have been quite what he was used to experiencing at 1 o’clock in the morning lol!)

Well folks, we have reached full blown summer, although weather-wise it doesn’t always look that way. Hopefully you are enjoying the wide selection of shows we are bringing you.

We have had some fabulous Today’s Special Values of late (I adored the L’Occitane one last Saturday!) and there’s always so much to look out for, not only on the web, but our Beauty channel too!

I did a Benefit show recently with the lovely Lisa Potter-Dixon and she is kindly sharing a load of hints and tips with us on getting some great looks. Check it out here!

I’m writing this blog from an Italian beach in baking 34 degree sunshine (please… no sympathy!), but I will back on your screens next weekend.

Looking forward to working with the effervescent Mally again next Saturday 23rd July at 6pm, followed by some fabulous Lola Rose jewellery at 8pm and accessories and Attitudes by Renee fashion at 9pm – that should be a fairly lively day!

Take care you lovely lot and catch up soon!

Anne xx


  1. Jill July 15, 2016 at 3:40 pm -  Reply

    Hi Anne
    Massive congratulations to you all, what a sweet little boy!! Who can resist baby photos you must be bursting with pride. Congrats to all X

  2. Anne Marie Mason July 16, 2016 at 5:01 pm -  Reply

    Aw, Congratulations to you all! x

  3. Christine July 16, 2016 at 9:26 pm -  Reply

    Hi Anne
    Congratulations he is gorgeous. Big sister looks over the moon.
    Take care. X

  4. Vivienne July 17, 2016 at 9:49 pm -  Reply

    I cannot stop smiling Anne, such a bonny baby.

  5. Susan July 19, 2016 at 6:00 pm -  Reply

    Congratulations Anne!! You look so radiant and glowing with him in your arms! Your sister would be so proud of her girl again. Maybe that is why you got so emotional. I’m sure Louise gets emotional at these times too. Sophie looks so gorgeous and happy looking! Hope you all get some more happy times soon. Look forward to your Italian update soon!!x

  6. Elizabeth Keenan July 24, 2016 at 12:08 pm -  Reply

    Oh Hi Anne what a gorgeous baby Joshua is, congratulations and a big surprise he arrived so early. You look so happy in the photo with him really lovely picture Anne.
    Sophie is gorgeous as well, that’s one of our granddaughters name also.
    We are off to Italy again in September cannot wait we just love Italy, counting down the weeks and days now until we go.
    Hope you had a nice rest in Italy as well.
    Much love
    Elizabeth X

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