First… Just to warn you there’s a lovely competition below, to win a supersize Nourishing Night Treatment duo from AD Skin Synergy! Do take part.
NIOD offer – and also here’s another early heads-up, there’s a super new NIOD TSV which launches Tuesday midnight – one of the parts is called ‘mastic mud’ – yes really. It’s a clarifying mask and this is what it looked like when I put some on this week. My skin was very clear afterward though – I liked it!
Had a super catch up with my top fitness guest Bruce from Bodyblade, when he was over for our visit last weekend. It’s always so nice to chat with him, and he gave me some guidelines about my ‘carpel tunnel’. You may have seen my hand with osteopath’s tape on it on air the last couple of Saturday’s?
Well it’s that. Theoretically. But according to Bruce it might not be that. Turns out there’s a little weak point just under the collar-bone called the T.O.S. which similarly pinches nerves and tendons, and if you do a stretch where you pull your head away from the right shoulder whilst holding your right hand behind your back, it might help. Who knew. We talked about the big bodyblade picnic he’s going too soon.
Anyway, we had a stroll through the grounds of Chiswick Park afterwards and it was lovely weather. It always makes me happy to be out there in between shows – especially when it’s such nice weather. More about what ails me on this week’s newsletter update – find out what caused my little ‘problem’ by clicking on my newsletter post here. He also said that lying down with my feet above my chest may help and so did lying on my back in my bedroom – with my feet on the bed – hehe! This is the ‘view of my room’
This week’s Newsletter also features a very well-known celeb showing her ‘awful mummy tummy’ in an untouched pic – go here to read it along with the latest vlogs from the beautiful Devon Countryside. (do subscribe for regular email updates and be the first to find out the news.) There are always updates on my official Facebook page too – including vlogs and posts about my shows and one time only’s etc. Also ‘like’ the page if you are on it, to get the updates first. (And my early bird order links can be seen here – if you can’t find them elsewhere.
Medical Detection Dogs have a big week too – with Dr. Clare appearing on the BBC to announce that they are now looking into the clever canines helping to detect Parkinson’s Disease. More here. And don’t forget to come along to my concert in Devon, on September 16th at The Plough Arts Centre, which is helping to raise funds too – lovely 40s and 50s classics and show songs, it’ll be a great night.
Love Little luna had a trip down to daughter’s again at the weekend for lunch and got some doggy therapy time. I always miss mine a lot when I’m away in London working, and my ‘grand-dogs’ are good substitutes for grandchildren. Give it time…!
Book of the Week It’s a very exciting one – my mentor and tutor Julie Cohen – master of show not tell – has her new book ‘Together’ out this week in hardback and e-book and I’m delighted to feature it. Can’t wait to hear the audiobook read by a Game of Thrones actor. It’s got a clever structure which lots of book clubs will be talking about, I’m sure. Go here to read more about it and see how to get a free sample
Old books scoop for our guest house. At Retreats For You, we have a bit of a vintage theme so I was delighted to pick these books up at Hatherleigh market this week, where I always go with my pal Alix. She spotted these and I bought them for decoration but one of them is 1927 – I wonder how much they are worth – any ideas?
Tea for Three and of course we had to have a cuppa when our other writing pal Carolyn came down to stay. We all met at the Posara writing course at the Watermill in Tuscany nearly eight years ago – eight!
Around the time when I came back to QVC. Anyway, they are game birds, just like me – check out the pic of us all larking around in the Belstone village stocks! Hehe! Shame we didn’t have any cream pies!
Facebook Funny – for once and for all – itssss aaaaa hoooooaaaaaxxxx! I had over 100 PMs from people thinking they are the first to tell me not to accept a friend request from this name – but as usual it’s a hoax. Simple solution? Just google the title with the word hoax – most of them are. Please do it BEFORE you share it with me via pm in future pls? It drove me mad this week!
Blooper This week’s blooper, to tie in with my recommendation for something to watch below, is some outtakes from top show Outlander! Funny! X
Watch – Outlander Yes I know it’s coming back in September not now, but the first two series are now on catch up on More 4! I have to say it’s one of the best if not THE best serial I’ve ever seen. If you binge watch seasons one and two, you’ll be ready for the amazing season three, featuring Jamie Fraser, the unbelievably hunky 18th century Highlander, and the time travelling doctor Clare Randall who … actually just watch it! And/or read Diana Gabaldon’s massive novels which the serial brings to life – very well read by Davina Porter on audible. Here’s a little taster, but do go and watch it on catch up on More 4…
This week on QVC –
Today’s (Friday 14th) Today’s Special Value (TSV) deal is from L’Occitane, here’s your link for the five-piece bath and body collection with a great saving.
Tonight (Fri midnight) join me for the launch of the brand new Dyson quiet cordless animal vac – it’s a V7 this time – which means it’ll be even quieter dirt collection, and then the best ever emptying – if your current vac is hard to empty, this one opens the whole chamber with its hygienic dirt collector mechanism. Plus 50% quieter, and up to 30 mins vacuuming. Join me midnight for the one day only price.
Sunday sees my ‘telly hubby’ Lee Hohbein back with the super Amazon Fire tablet, with extras.
And also on Sunday one of my favourite TV guys, Axel Ruth is with me for a lovely 4pm hour of his powerful and affordable skincare range, Flora Mare, more here – including one of the top items, the superb hand cream duo which has 20 five-star reviews – all of them!
Other highlights – Vercella vita medium control cami duo Monday, a power scrubber Tuesday, The big NIOD TSV for more radiant skin is Wednesday – but watch out for the Early bird order link going up on my Facebook post and website – click here to see it on Monday.
Lock n Lock features in Thursday’s deal, something we use ALL the time at our retreat in Devon, putting food in the fridge for maximum storage space, and airtight food storage.
And Friday is a new Nina Leonard Trapeze dress with pockets and a hi-lo hem – yay!
Next week – a nitty-gritty tour around the best bits about my new kitchen – including some surprises!
To celebrate QVC’s upcoming Beauty Day, I’m giving one person the chance to win a duo of the lovely AD Skin Synergy facial oil worth approx. £96.
All you need to do is post a comment below and if you like, say why you would like to win it. Competition close at noon on Thursday 20th July and winner will be contacted by e-mail and announced in next week’s blog. Full T&Cs here.
MY NOVELS, SHORT STORIES AND WEIGHT LOSS BOOKS – just go to my website for all the info on my writer page – it’s here.
My paperbacks – all online –
Don’t forget that my new TTFLs book is now out– go here to see it! And stand by for lots of inspirational messages on my Facebook groups too!