Christmas Fun and Sale Madness!



I’m writing this on the 27th December, in that strange limbo-land between Christmas and New Year. Hope everyone survived/had fabulous fun/got through the last few days unscathed, depending on your view of the festive period.

I had a lovely time, starting on the 22nd with an afternoon making our own gin at a microdistillery in Bristol – a Christmas gift from last year that was about to expire! It was great fun – my gin was flavoured with Earl Grey, grapefruit and lemongrass, which resulted in a deliciously light, fresh taste. It went down very well as an aperitif on Christmas Eve!

Our Christmas included some blissful time spent at home, dinner with friends, drinks with our lovely neighbours and watching more films in two days than I’ve seen all year, including Darkest Hour, Peter Rabbit, The Greatest Showman and Paddington 2. Loved all of them! I now only have one more day off before I’m back to work at the weekend though and it’s going to be very, very busy because it’s SALE time!

I’ve spotted a few bargains from our home department already – if you need new bedding this three-piece duvet set from Cozee Home comes in lots of colours and prices start at just £16. Or if your towels are looking tatty, this six-piece towel collection from Northern Nights is also great value.

Now, if you’re a regular QVC viewer you may have heard me go on (and on and on) about how much I enjoy ironing (I know, it’s weird…). So when our buyers wanted a presenter to try out our New Year’s Day Today’s Special Value offer, they came straight to me, and I was very happy to oblige.

It’s a handheld garment steamer from Morphy Richards and it’s absolutely brilliant! It heats up in just 35 seconds, kills around 99.99% of bacteria so is great for freshening up clothes and eliminating odours, and has both an Eco setting to save water and a Turbo setting for those stubborn creases.

For me, this is going to be perfect for those moments when you take something out of the wardrobe to wear and it’s managed to get itself creased while in there… no need to go and set up the iron and ironing board, just grab your steamer and within seconds it’s ready to go.

Here’s a little video of me steaming my lovely new Marla Wynne chiffon blouse. I think this is a great buy – and it’s fun to use, even if you hate ironing!

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So with that, I’m signing off again until next year! Let me take this chance to wish you all a very happy New Year. I hope that 2019 brings you all you’ve dreamed of.

Love Jackie x


  1. bsmith December 27, 2018 at 6:41 pm -  Reply

    Hi Jackie this is weird I. was lying in bed the other night thinking my jackets needed freshening up and having to take them to the dry cleaners then wished qvc would sell something a steamer to solve the problem is that physic or what!!. Will definitely be getting it. Happy New year to you and your family hope it’s a healthy and happy one x

    • Evelyn January 1, 2019 at 9:35 am -  Reply

      Hi Jackie and a Happy New Year, I have watched you since you joined QVC. You are always very chatty which I like. However what has happened to your hair style? Originally it was lovely and, from my point if view, it now looks straggly. Are you just following fashion. I would live to see your original hairstyle which, in my humble opinion, was much more flattering and stylish.

    • Jackie Kabler January 2, 2019 at 9:37 am -  Reply

      Well I hope you managed to get one yesterday…it solid out so quickly! Happy new year!

  2. Susan December 28, 2018 at 10:08 am -  Reply

    Happy Christmas and happy new year Jackie! You’ve been fabulous to listen to this year as always. Don’t change! Good luck next year x

    • Jackie Kabler January 2, 2019 at 9:38 am -  Reply

      Hi Susan, so kind! Hope you have a wonderful 2019.

  3. Nikki December 30, 2018 at 9:54 am -  Reply

    Happy New Year to you Jackie. I hope 2019 brings many happy times for you and yours. All the best. XxX

    • Jackie Kabler January 2, 2019 at 9:38 am -  Reply

      And the same to you Nikki! Have a great one.

  4. Nicky b January 1, 2019 at 12:58 pm -  Reply

    Happy New Year Jackie, always love your presentations and blog. I’ve ordered the steamer as I’ve wanted one for a long time, in fact could have done with it last night to decrease my lovely jumpsuit for NYE. Looking forward to seeing what’s in store for 2019.
    Health and happiness, love Nicky xx

    • Jackie Kabler January 29, 2019 at 4:09 pm -  Reply

      So sorry Nicky, I only just saw this comment as we don’t get notified when we get comments on past blogs. Have a wonderful 2019!
      Love Jackie x

  5. Nicky b January 1, 2019 at 1:03 pm -  Reply

    Happy New Year Jackie, always live your presentations and blogs. I’ve just ordered the steamer as I’ve wanted one for a while, needed it last night really to decrease my jumpsuit for NYE. Looking forward to seeing what’s in store for 2019. Health and happiness to you. Love Nicky xx

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