We hadn’t been planning another holiday this year but as you know if you read my blog regularly it was Chris’s 60th birthday at the end of August. As it was a BIG birthday I wanted to get him something memorable for a present and he said he would like a holiday … fortunately he decided to take me as his ‘plus one’!
In case you haven’t heard of Porto Santo it is a small island close to Madeira, just over a three-hour flight from the UK. I first came across it in a holiday brochure several years ago but at the time they didn’t offer direct flights from the UK so it wasn’t really viable with two young children in tow. I hadn’t really given it much thought until I did an Ultrasun show in September with Abi Cleeve who had just come back from her holiday in, you guessed it, Porto Santo. Three days later I had booked it on her recommendation and I must say we were not disappointed.
We had mostly good weather, apart from one day of torrential rain, so I was able to get in plenty of swimming, walking and sunbathing (sshhh, don’t tell Ali Young). Actually, I knew I would be seeing her yesterday so I made sure I had Decleor body scrubbed and moisturised, Liz Earle face scrubbed and Decleor moisture masked, and Philip Kingsley Elasticized my hair … I am actually quite scared of Ali!!! I think I got away with it.
Normally when I am away I like to write but this time I just had a complete break, which meant I had to work on the synopsis to my new book when I got home so that I can send it out to agents next week. Only two people have read the book cover to cover and one was not a family member … both enjoyed it so I hope you will too when it eventually goes into print.
I needed a break before the Christmas rush began at QVC. We launched our festive season on Wednesday, a little early for some people I know, but there are only ten weekends until Christmas so maybe time to start thinking about ideas and hopefully we will be able to provide you with a few whilst entertaining you on the Saturday Night Show, which starts its run tomorrow night at 8pm.
This year Miceal and I are your hosts. We are doing three shows together (the first, the last and one in the middle somewhere) and alternating for the others. There will be some great products, lots of fun and a competition which you may have read about on Will’s blog. This week’s show will include the Philosophy TSV if it hasn’t already sold out.
I hope you like the promo we have been running for the show and if you haven’t seen it check it out below … it’s quite amusing, particularly as I am going to miss Palace v Chelsea tomorrow!
By the way, the dress I was wearing is a Ronni Nicole. I’m on with Ouida again this afternoon at 3pm and the dress may well feature as we currently have available stock.
So, a busy weekend ahead, the first in our Christmas season and, to put you in the festive spirit I thought I would share this jibjab that Lee Hobein did with you. I knew Craig and Debs could move a bit but very impressed with Charlie’s hip action (wink wink!)
Have a fab weekend