Hasn't it been fabulous to see the sun over the past week or so? I think it's been making us all feel a bit more light-hearted, which has spilled over into the QVC presenters' dressing rooms, particularly when it comes to my lovely colleague Chloe Everton and me!
If you follow us on Twitter, you'll know we've been having a bit of a fun dressing room war recently – if not, let me fill you in…
Immaculate, that is, until the naughty Miss Everton thought it would be hilarious to mess up the room while I was on air, as you can see in the picture above (click on the pics to enlarge). And not just once, but three times. Grrrrr!
Of course, revenge had to be taken. Chloe is a massive Manchester United fan, and hence not very fond of Manchester City and certain other teams…
So I found a load of anti-Man United stuff on the internet and "decorated" her dressing room while she was away for the weekend, including "amending" her photo on the wall (see picture above left!). Childish, but funny!
After that, things started hotting up. I came in a week or so later, opened my wardrobe and found it totally STUFFED with the paper padding you find inside new handbags.
It took four bin bags to empty it all out, the little minx! I think she'd had a bag show earlier in the day and borrowed the paper out of every single bag. Again, grrrrrr!
And then, while I was still plotting my latest revenge, Miss Everton struck again. I came off air to find EVERYTHING from the presenter lounge crammed into my dressing room – ironing board, chairs, bin, lamp, the lot – pictured below left!
So, now it's my turn. As I said, all very childish but it keeps us amused. I'll keep you posted on what happens next…!
I have been doing some work this week too though, honestly. On Sunday 23rd we will have the most FANTASTIC Gatineau Today's Special Value offer, so I headed off to the Gatineau Training School in beautiful Windsor to try out the products, and was treated to a fabulous facial while I was there.
Yes, I look a bit like a mummy in some of these shots, but the results were amazing – my skin was glowing. Don't miss the Gatineau shows on Sunday if your skin could do with a springtime boost, you're in for a real treat.
Actually, that wasn't really like work at all, was it? I feel so lucky that my job now includes days like that – I certainly never had such treats in my 20 years in news!
I was chatting with some friends this week about technology and how it's changed our jobs over the years, and was reminded of my early days as a newspaper reporter when mobile phones were in their infancy and a mere reporter certainly didn't have one.
I remember covering court cases and then racing the other journalists to the nearest pay phone to call in my copy, pockets jangling with change to feed the phone with. How times have changed. We didn't have Internet in the newsroom either in my early days as a journalist, and found stories and information by actually phoning people and talking to them – again, how times change!
In other news, many of you will know (particularly after a disastrous kitchen show I presented over Christmas) that I really don't cook. I am, quite possibly, the worst cook in the world. But I'm trying to improve, so last week I bought the cook essentials Soup and Smoothie Maker. I'm going to try it out later this week, so I'll let you know how I get on in my next blog – brace yourselves….
As always, I love to hear from you about anything I blog about (or anything at all really!) so please do get in touch either by leaving a comment below or by contacting me on Twitter (@jackiekabler). Have a lovely week!
Love Jackie x