Having said on last week’s blog that I was going to be co-hosting this morning’s Morning Show with Craig, there was a last minute change of plan, as he called in sick. He is the most recent member of the presenter team to fall foul of the coughs, sneezes and sore throat that are doing the rounds – four presenters are currently off sick!
Last weekend, Debs Flint called in sick – which is a first in all the years we’ve known each other (about twenty-seven I think)! She’s better now though, and I believe gracing your screens later this evening. ‘Him indoors’ has an annoying cough, but so far I have managed to avoid catching it – although the same can’t be said for Craig’s replacement this morning.
Jackie did well to soldier on with her cough – it’s really difficult having any kind of throat issues when you talk for a living.
I enjoy working with Jackie as we have a similar sense of humour and she really made me laugh this morning. On my drive in, I was listening to Steve Allen on LBC and he was talking about a poll in a national newspaper of the fifty most boring things.
I agreed with quite a few of them, but at number twenty-two it was shopping television. Thank you Steve Allen, for disagreeing with the poll, but it was Jackie Kabler’s reaction that made me laugh… she was outraged at such a suggestion.
We had loads of lovely tweets during the show also vehemently disagreeing with the poll results – maybe they just didn’t ask the right people!
I was on the Morning Show as there is no Fashion on Friday today due to the finale of Diamonique Week – I hope you’ve enjoyed all the sparkling new designs we’ve featured over the past few days. There will be more jewellery on offer next Thursday – all day in fact – as it is Jewellery Day.
Although my run of five days off starts tomorrow, I will be back for shows at 2pm, 4pm and 5pm.
And then Fashion on Friday is back next week and I have some news to share.
I know some of you can’t make it back in time for the show at 5pm so, from next week, it will be repeated at 7pm on a Friday evening on the QVC Style Channel. The first show will be Isaac Mizrahi Live, guested by the lovely Glen Campbell.
So finally we say goodbye to the troublesome Year of the Monkey. It’s a new moon tomorrow (28th) and that will herald the start of the Year of the Rooster in Chinese astrology. You can check on the internet for information but in my trusty old book it says:
“It is a year for looking onwards and upwards. The rooster is outspoken and candid but we shouldn’t be overly critical and should try to steer clear of disagreements.”
Apparently, in rooster years, clothes and jewellery hit the headlines, so my recommendation would be to keep abreast of all the new offerings on QVC… well, I would say that wouldn’t I?
Which reminds me, did you see this picture I tweeted of Antthony in his ‘Pied Piper’ suit on Wednesday’s Lunchtime Show – he is such a lovely person.
I will be tied to my computer for the next five days aiming for at least 10,000 words if I’m going to have my next novel ready for April publication – as always, check my website www.juliarobertsauthor.com for details of my writing.
Have a good weekend,