Family fun by the sea


Did summer really just fly by in front of our eyes? I can’t believe it. I feel like I blinked and the holidays were over. It’s already back to school for Tilda and I’m down to one little one at home during the day. I can’t believe Tilda is already into her second school year. I keep thinking of that Abba song ‘Slipping Through my Fingers’ that Meryl Streep sings in Mamma Mia and it makes my eyes fill up. They really do grow up so quickly.

Even though the summer holidays went fast, we did have a great summer, we spent the last two weeks of August in West Cork, Ireland, at my parent’s cottage. We have been coming here since we were kids, and my mum since she was a young girl too. It’s one of the most unspoilt places in the world in our opinion.

There’s nothing and everything to do there. You have to make the fun yourself! If you’re not happy going from glorious sunshine to sideways rain in the blink of an eye then it’s not the place for you. We spend our time here kicking about on the beach, picking mussels off the rocks, blackberries from the hedgerows, messing about in boats, eating toasties and cider in the pub and listening to the locals start a good old sing song on the pier complete with guitars and ‘squeeze box’. It’s wild and wonderful and we love it.

This year Fred and I did a really beautiful walk to where there is a beautiful old ruin. When we arrived the mist was down and you couldn’t even see it, but as if by magic the mist cleared almost instantly to reveal itself. It was like something from a movie or Game of Thrones! I was wearing my slouchy jumper by Anybody which I believe is sold out now but you can see more from the range here.

Fred and I also got the opportunity to go out for dinner, just the two of us. Definitely a perk of going away with the grandparents! My ‘date night’ outfit included my Label Lab Leather jacket, Amanda Wakeley backpack and gold Vionic trainers.

It was a great trip spending time with family and friends and I can’t wait for us to go back.

Back at QVC though, I want to tell you about a new range of zodiac watches from Pilgrim. Watches seem to be having a bit of a moment and these ones will no doubt be popular. Each style shows the constellation of each zodiac star sign with crystal markers. Having your star sign represented makes it so much more personal to you and to someone you are gifting it to as it shows you’ve really thought about them.

Pilgrim often bring us pieces like this within their jewellery range, we’ve seen constellations on earrings and pendants before so it’s really nice to have the watch design now too. You can see the watch featured in the Pilgrim show with myself and fabulous Helen Roysdotter this Sunday at 1pm!

I think that’s it from me this week, I’m saving the launch of Laithwaite’s wine for next week’s blog so make sure to check back next week.

As always let me know what you’ve been up to and keep up with me on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Hope you tune in this Sunday xxx



  1. Lisa bunney September 7, 2017 at 1:48 pm -  Reply

    Hi Katie Ur holiday picture are fab. So excited for the joules launch. I also been buying from the range for about five years for myself and my 2 sons. Love the quality. Can’t wait for Sunday. XXX

    • Katy Pullinger September 27, 2017 at 3:43 pm -  Reply

      Hope you weren’t too disappointed that the joules launch got postponed. It’s such a gorgeous range x

  2. Ghazala Ahmed September 7, 2017 at 11:06 pm -  Reply

    Beautiful girls.
    I know the feeling Katy my daughter has started nursery this wk and I can’t believe she is 3 already. It’s quite emotional thinking about how fast they grow up.

    • Katy Pullinger September 27, 2017 at 3:44 pm -  Reply

      It really is emotional isn’t it, you just want to freeze them in time x

  3. Denise September 8, 2017 at 7:07 pm -  Reply

    Hi Katy, you are so right about summer flying past so quickly.
    I’ve never been to Ireland but your time there sounds wonderful both for you and your girls. Incidentally Tilda look so like you she’s really your double!
    I like the look of the Pilgrim watches and with my birthday coming up might have to treat myself. Funnily enough I recently purchased a Pilgrim watch from a local department store. I wasn’t intending to but was paying for something else at the till and got chatting to the sales assistant about buying bits in the sales to put away for that event later in the year ( the one we don’t want to talk about yet) and showed me her Pilgrim watch which I absolutely loved so had to go downstairs and buy one for myself. I love it so will definitely look out for that on screen on Sunday.

    • Katy Pullinger September 27, 2017 at 3:45 pm -  Reply

      So glad to hear you’ve discovered and love Pilgrim, they have some wonderful Jewellery. Sorry for slow reply here, I’m a bit behind on getting in front of things if that makes sense!! You must get to Ireland one day, it’s so lovely x

  4. stacey September 9, 2017 at 7:19 am -  Reply

    Hi Katy what a beautiful family you have! so many memories bet your house is covered in photo frames as you take good photo’s! x

    • Katy Pullinger September 27, 2017 at 3:47 pm -  Reply

      Ahhh thank you for your lovely message, I do love photographs I always have. A while back I went through all our old family pictures and scanned them so i could make photo books for myself and my mum. I just love looking back at all those lovely memories x

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