It’s been an emotional couple of weeks for various reasons. A lovely friend tragically lost a loved one, which reminded me once again how short and precious life is, and how we should never miss an opportunity to tell those who are important to us that we love and value them. On a happier but no less emotional note, our friend and colleague Miceal Murphy finally came back to work after four long months away (he explains all in his latest blog). We were so worried about him while he was off and it’s wonderful to have him back – I missed him so much I frequently dreamed about him, one particularly weird dream featuring him returning to work with a massive bushy beard and insisting on going on air in a bright floral Kim & Co top. I kept him informed about these dreams via text message… sorry Miceal, and welcome back!
I also had my annual December meet up with my oldest friend Judith this week. We always try to do something a bit different for our pre-Christmas get-together…it was with her that I went ice-skating a few years ago and ended up in hospital after breaking my wrist and having to have surgery to insert wires to fix it the day before Christmas Eve! This year we decided to avoid dangerous activities and instead headed to east London for an evening “Jack the Ripper” walking tour. It was brilliant – our guide was really engaging and knowledgeable and it was fascinating and eerie hearing the stories and seeing the locations of the Whitechapel murders, with many of the buildings that were there in the 1800s still there today. Not very festive and definitely a little gruesome but SO interesting!
I also finally got to see the cover of my first novel with HarperCollins this week – it will be released in April next year and is a change of direction for me, in that it’s quite a dark, psychological suspense novel. I’m thrilled with the cover design, which I think is really striking but also quite sinister…what do you think?
Right, time for some sneaky peeks of upcoming Today’s Special Value offers for you. First, on Friday the 7th, a Lola Rose infinity scarf which comes in its own pouch and in seven colour choices. It’s light but super soft and cosy. I nabbed the “Hearts Blue” option to try, plus the matching bracelet we’ll also have available on the day to go with each colour option. Here’s a photo of me in both…I do love blue!
Next, Wednesday the 12th’s offering is from Radley in the very cute form of their Glitter Dog Silicone Strap watch. It’s been created especially for QVC and comes in Red (see my picture), Taupe, Navy, Purple, plus Blush and Teal (not pictured). The silicone strap is very soft and comfortable to wear with a little dangling charm attached, and the glitter dog on the face is just adorable!
And finally, Kipling fans will be getting excited on Thursday 13th when we’ll be getting the Sinala premium shoulder bag at an amazing price. It comes with the pom-pom monkey charm (my favourite style of Kipling monkey, so cute!) and in a choice of Grey (with a Chloe monkey… maybe I should get this for Chloe Everton for Christmas!), Aubergine (with Maria monkey), Black (not pictured), Red (both with Tibe monkey) and Navy (Ille monkey).
That little lot may help you out with your Christmas shopping! See you soon.
Love Jackie x