Hope everyone’s well and embracing the changing season! I quite like it, because it’s giving me an excuse to snuggle up in some of my favourite “Cozee” things… but more about that in a minute!
Work’s been really busy recently and will only get busier as Christmas approaches. My first QVC Christmas is going to be a memorable one I think! We had enormous fun filming our Christmas promos back in September, and you may have noticed the first of these already on your screens in the past week.
We filmed in a big old country house in Berkshire, complete with fake snow, Christmas trees and open fires, which was rather bizarre on what was a gorgeous sunny September day. The results were fabulous though.
And here’s a peep at the incredible spread (pictured left) our brilliant backstage kitchen people put together for the shoot, with Will Gowing and Andi Peters getting settled in – and yes, we did get to eat it. I absolutely LOVE my job!!
I think we all know someone who has been affected by breast cancer, and a friend of mine died from the disease almost exactly a year ago. She was only in her thirties and had a very small baby. So to get the opportunity to be part of a major fundraising event was fantastic, even more so when we managed to raise over £300,000 in just three hours.
We all dressed up for the show, and here’s a picture of the lovely Catherine Huntley and I (pictured left), who both plumped for black dresses! It was an emotional and wonderful evening and massive thanks to all of you who donated and shopped with us that night, you are all amazing!
The second major event (alright, not really major at all, but a big deal for me!) was that I have now finally moved out of the adapted cupboard that has been my dressing room since I joined QVC, and into a real dressing room, which I’m sharing with the gorgeous Claire Sutton.
I was thrilled to have my own dressing room (pictured below left) when I started at QVC (during my long career in news, dressing rooms were a rare thing) and I got quite fond of my little cupboard. But it’s even better to be in a lovely custom-built dressing room, with a window, telephone, TV and proper lighting! (pictured below right) I’m quite thrilled, and Claire is a lovely roommate.
And it’s quite possible that I am Cozee Home’s biggest fan! I have been obsessed with it ever since I started at QVC, and have now lost count of the number of sets of fleece bedding I have bought.
I have just put some back on my bed with the onset of the chillier nights, and I love it so much I actually struggle to get out of bed in the mornings. Here’s a picture of me (pictured above left) cuddled up in the Faux Mink and Fleece duvet set.
It’s honestly the warmest, cosiest bedding EVER, and if I was Queen I would issue a set to everyone in the country. It’s so soft, and it’s almost magical how there are no cold spots when you get into bed – it is instantly warm, and I have not needed an electric blanket or hot water bottle since I started using it, so it saves money too!
We have some fabulous things in our first anniversary shows on the 29th – here’s a sneak peak at something which is a cross between a blanket and a dressing gown (pictured above left) and is DIVINELY comfortable. It would make a brilliant Christmas present too. Don’t miss the shows; you’re going to love them!
That’s it for now, have a lovely week!
Love Jackie x