Fashion Day finds, a great cleaning offer, and a bee family!


Gosh, this year is racing by! As I write this I’m very much looking forward to a one-night trip to Ireland to celebrate my mum’s BIG birthday (I’m not allowed to say which one, under pain of dire retribution, but all I can say is that she looks fifteen years younger!). It’s going to be a big family get together which will be fabulous, and I’m still deciding what to wear – photos in my next blog!

This week’s been busy too though, with Fashion Day at work, which I always love. The cold shoulder and off the shoulder trends are huge at the moment – it’s definitely all about the shoulder this summer, and I’ve been adoring the look. This is one of my picks, from C. Wonder – I’ve got this elbow-length sleeve top in the desert dune shade but I also have my eye on the French blue!

I’ve been busy outside work too. My new book, third in my murder mystery series, will be out in November, and this week I was invited to join a panel of crime authors at Brosgrove Festival in Worcestershire,  chatting about crime writing to a lovely audience. I love doing events like this, so thanks to all who came along!

And on a more practical note, I’ve been scrubbing showers and removing bird poo from garden furniture… all in a day’s work for a QVC presenter, because I did it to try out the Turbo Scrub Cordless Handheld Power Brush, which will be a Today’s Special Value offer on Tuesday 18th July.

It’s always interesting trying out new gadgets and this is so much fun to use – it rotates at 300rpm so saves a lot of elbow grease vs using a traditional scrubbing brush! I love that it comes with lots of attachments and it’s cordless too, and it was particularly good on the bird poo – we have that rattan-style garden furniture where the dirt gets really stuck in the weave, and this was so much easier than trying to wipe it out with a cloth. Here’s a little video…you can see it in action properly on your telly on Tuesday.

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And finally (ahhh, that phrase takes me back to my TV news days!), I was completely thrilled to discover we have a bumblebee nest in our garden! These lovely creatures are in serious decline in the UK and we need to protect them, and it’s been a joy watching them coming and going from the nest, which is in a flower bed underneath a big plant. I didn’t want to disturb them too much but here’s a seven second video!

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That’s it for now, see you soon!

Love Jackie x


  1. Malcolm Jacobus July 14, 2017 at 11:54 am -  Reply

    Happy birthday to your mum. ? xx

    • Jackie Kabler July 17, 2017 at 8:54 pm -  Reply

      Thanks Malcolm!

  2. Christina Cardle July 14, 2017 at 11:56 am -  Reply

    Thanks for those vids Jackie ?, enjoyed! Will be tuning in for that brush #gadget fanatic #sad lady ?, love the top as well. X

    • Jackie Kabler July 17, 2017 at 8:55 pm -  Reply

      Not sad at all Christina, I’m quite partial to a gadget myself! Hope you’re enjoying the summer.

  3. Julia July 15, 2017 at 4:21 pm -  Reply

    I have been looking at those scrubbing brushes for weeks hoping QVC would sell them. At last! QVC is always my 1st choice as I know I can try with 30day mbg and no worries. Hoorah can’t wait.

    • Jackie Kabler July 17, 2017 at 8:56 pm -  Reply

      Ahh, perfect timing then Julia! And yes the 30 day MBG is very handy. Hope you manage to get one of the brushes!

  4. Linda Warricker July 16, 2017 at 10:06 pm -  Reply

    Hi Jackie must say I’m on your second book The Deadline not quite worked it out yet I have few theories I’ll have to see if I’m right thoroughly enjoying your books I saw earlier on Amazon your new novel will be available in November I will definitely be purchasing Linda

    • Jackie Kabler July 17, 2017 at 8:57 pm -  Reply

      Hi Linda, yes the third in the series will be out in November, so glad you’re enjoying them, thank you!

  5. Josephine Jennings July 17, 2017 at 1:10 pm -  Reply

    Enjoy your mom’s special birthday. I will be watching for the scrubbing Bush.

    • Jackie Kabler July 19, 2017 at 9:43 pm -  Reply

      Thanks Josephine!

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