Five More Sleeps


I know lots of you will be counting the sleeps to Christmas but I am excitedly counting the sleeps to the publication of my second novel, the first paperback copy of which arrived yesterday. More of that later and also a way to get information about all my ‘bookie’ things if you’re interested rather than having too much on here.

I’ve had a really enjoyable on air week at QVC with lots of my favourite shows. Last weekend I was on with Simon Wilson for a Butler & Wilson jewellery show which was followed by my first show for Radley. I thought the guest Katie was fab, really natural, and it turns out she and her mum are long-time QVC fans. She was so pleased to be introduced to Simon as their shows were back to back.

Sunday of course was the Elemis Christmas TSV with Keeley. Most of you should have received it by now if you ordered – I hope you all like the new scent, Sweet Orchid, as much as I do?
Although I wasn’t on with Biba on Monday I did order a top from the new collection which I wore during my Clarks show – I really loved the Today’s Special Value offer Enfield boots (157175). Mines are brown but I’m going to order them in black as well if we still have my size.

This week has also been the Liz Earle mini series. It’s always a pleasure to work with Caroline Archer but on our show on Wednesday we were joined by Abigail James whose impression of a puffer fish had me in stitches. Caroline was trying to squeeze information out of me about the new book but my lips were sealed. I was however able to show her the first paperback copy of it when I saw her in the guest lounge yesterday – bless her, she was so excited.

Julia 2
For Caroline, and those of you who are interested in my ‘bookie’ stuff, I now have a webpage I am really pleased with the way it looks but I can’t take the credit for it. My other half, Chris, has been hard at work for the last couple of weeks, with a bit of help from our daughter, Sophie. There are links to videos, newspaper articles, my books, this blog and also a picture gallery and there is a feature called my week which, as the name suggests, I will update weekly. This week I put the recipe for these veggie Stuffed Peppers on it if you want to head over for a look. There is also a section for you to message me. Really proud of all the work Chris has put into it particularly as he has never done anything like it before.



One or two of you have been asking after Poppy after the pictures I posted of Wilfie and Milo last week. She is doing really well for her age despite her deafness and still looks so pretty. She is funny with her food though. I buy her really tasty treats which she will wolf down for a couple of days and then suddenly stop eating it as though it’s poisoned. A particular favourite of hers is tuna and shrimp. Each tin has mostly tuna with two whole shrimps, which are supposed to be the delicacy. Poppy picks around the ‘poison’ shrimps! At least Wilfie and Milo get to enjoy them.

‘Fashion on Friday’ is back today at 5pm with Centigrade. I’ll be needing my red Centigrade coat this weekend as Sophie and I are going to visit Daniel in Swansea and the weather forecast has temperatures plummeting with some snow possible brrrrr! At 6pm I have L’Occitane His & Hers Gift Ideas – I’m still enjoying the Divine Cream from this range.

As it is my weekend off, I will be missing the fabulous Laura Geller Today’s Special Value offer which launches at midnight tonight. It promises to be very popular so, if you are a fan, you might want to order early although hopefully there is plenty of stock to go round.

LG collection

It will be a poignant weekend for me. We lost my dad eight years ago, six days before Daniel’s 21st birthday. The other evening as I was climbing into my car after work there was a white feather lying on the seat… I still miss him dreadfully. On that note, my heart goes out to all the families affected by the events in Paris last week.

Be kind to each other
Much love
Julia x


  1. TINA S November 20, 2015 at 11:23 pm -  Reply

    Hi Julia,
    Hope you enjoy your visit this weekend and Daniel has a fab birthday. Sorry you won’t have time to meet up after all at Morgans. I was looking forward to it but never mind.
    Hope the weather improves for you.
    Take care, Tina.

    • Julia Roberts November 24, 2015 at 1:00 pm -  Reply

      Hi Tina
      Yes sorry I couldn’t make Morgan’s. Sophie went with me to see her brother and we went to watch his u11’s play at Fairwood and then had lunch together before she drove home Snday night.
      The weather was lovely and bright – just as well as it’s pretty exposed at the Swansea training ground.
      I might try and get down on the weekend of the 5/6th Dec but not sure yet.
      Julia x

  2. martin forbes November 22, 2015 at 3:59 pm -  Reply

    hi julia hope daniel is settling in okay at swansea and enjoying your weekend off i am alos enjoting my last 1week holiday this year being lazy and doing nothing february next year my first 2weks hols still to come .by the way i got 500 pounds worth of vouchers from my franchise boss of mcdonalds for my 20 years service which i have some spent already alovely watch from john lewis cds and books and dvd s .iwwas also in friday gone in aberdeen to abrilliant tribute show to johnny cash called clive johnn very good full .i see wednesday is qvc xmas shop finale day.

    • Julia Roberts November 24, 2015 at 1:04 pm -  Reply

      Hi Martin
      Daniel is pretty settled in at Swansea now – he’s been there for ten months – it seems to have sped by! It’s a shame that we can’t be with him for his 29th birthday on Friday – seems unbelievable that he and I will both be celebrating birthdays with an 0 on the end next year!
      Congratulations on your 20 years service, that’s fantastic! And how lovely to receive £500 vouchers to spend as you choose.
      Enjoy the Christmas Shop Finale tomorrow
      Julia x

  3. martin forbes November 22, 2015 at 4:00 pm -  Reply

    hope sophie got her flat

  4. martin forbes November 22, 2015 at 4:11 pm -  Reply

    hi julia i noticed mens fashion on saturday morning gone with chloe will there be afull hour soon first time men’s fashion i would say on qvc last about 10 yeras ago hard to believe daniel is 27

  5. Marian Bolton November 23, 2015 at 5:45 pm -  Reply

    Hi Julia
    Only two more sleeps now !! Can’t come soon enough especially as it involves finding out more about Harry’s dad. I have a feeling I may need the tissues again!
    I had a look on your ‘bookies’ webpage, it’s great. Well done Chris. My Chris is also good at that sort of thing, well I guess your Chris has now redeemed himself from breaking your Vitamix jug!!
    I absolutely love the Elemis sweet orchid. It really reminds me of sweet peas which are one of my favourite flower fragrances.
    Lovely to hear Poppy is ok You should try that raw food I mentioned. Casper was exactly the same with his food. I was always throwing his food away and stressing about trying to find him something different. But not any more, he loves the raw stuff and hasn’t got fed up with it after about two months of feeding. It’s not as messy as it sounds and there’s no smell from it.
    I hope your weekend went well and there was plenty of joy as well as the poignant moments.
    Marian xx

    • Julia Roberts November 24, 2015 at 1:09 pm -  Reply

      Hi Marian
      Only one more sleep now! I couldn’t possibly comment on needing your hankie (but yes, you might).
      Chris is really chuffed with himself – it’s not really his thing so he has had to learn on the job so to speak! I’ve now got a replacement Vitamix jug and tamper stick – let’s hope he follows instructions this time!
      Funny you should mention sweet peas – you’ll see why when you read the book!
      We had a lovely weekend – a little spoilt by the train journey back – no wonder I normally drive!
      Speak soon
      Julia x

  6. sue lee November 23, 2015 at 7:40 pm -  Reply

    I am SO looking forward to reading your next book. I’m in awe just how much you pack into your life!! You & I are so very lucky to have the love & support of our long term partners in whatever we do. Getting Kindle warmed up for read off!! Sue xx

    • Julia Roberts December 1, 2015 at 11:25 pm -  Reply

      Hi Sue
      Gosh it really has been crazy busy lately so apologies for the late reply. Have you started reading yet?
      I must say I would struggle without Chris’s support & I never underestimate it.
      Let me know how you get on
      Julia x

  7. Jean Pugh November 24, 2015 at 8:14 am -  Reply

    Hi Julia,
    Nearly finished your first novel,only a few more chapters to go, should finish it tonight, I am loving the story, a book you don’t want to put down. Looking forward to reading If he really loved me. Will this one be for sale on QVC or just at Amazon.

    You have been busy again. Where does all that energy come from.

    Lovely to see a photograph of Poppy, bless her.

    Had a quick look at your webpage, really interesting.

    I will do a review of your book in a couple of days. Would you like it messaged on your webpage.

    Take care.

    Love Jean X

    • Julia Roberts December 1, 2015 at 11:31 pm -  Reply

      Hello Jean,
      so pleased you are enjoying LABAT – it seems ages ago since I published that and yet it was only May!
      I’m glad you had a look at my webpage – so proud of Chris and all his hard work.
      The new book will not be available on QVC but if you would like a signed copy check the latest info on my webpage – it tells you how you can order through a book shop.
      I would really appreciate a review when you get a moment.
      Poppy says hi
      Julia x

  8. lizzie November 26, 2015 at 12:26 am -  Reply

    Congratulations Julia! You’ve done it again! I bought the new book on Kindle and started to read it this evening, am now on chapter 28 and it’s 12.30am! I can’t put it down. So exciting with your usual twists to the story. Must finish it tomorrow. Well done

  9. lizzie November 26, 2015 at 11:35 pm -  Reply

    BRILLIANT!! Have just finished “If he really loved me”……can’t wait for the next one. What a talented lady you are.

    • Julia Roberts December 1, 2015 at 11:34 pm -  Reply

      Hi Lizzie
      What amazing feedback, I’m so pleased you enjoyed it – you read it so quickly – wish I could write them that fast!
      Can I ask a favour? Would you be able to do an Amazon review if you get a moment?
      I gave a big smile on my face
      Julia x

  10. Julie thorogood December 13, 2015 at 10:06 am -  Reply

    Hi Julia. Just finished reading ‘If he really loved me’. Loved it. Can’t wait for the final part of the trilogy. We’ll done you! XX

  11. Pauline Howells December 18, 2015 at 4:41 pm -  Reply

    Hi Julia. Really loved your first book and just about to start If He Loves me. Your a a wonderful writer and I will look forward to completing the trilogy when it comes out. Hoping health wise you are like me in remission (I see my haemotologist on 4th January so hope it’s a good start to 2016) God Bless you and your family and all good wishes for Christmas x

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