Today is the start of the Chinese New Year moving out of the Year of the Snake into the Year of the Horse…the wooden horse to be precise. If you have read my book you will know from chapter 60 that I am interested in Chinese astrology and that I am a Fire Monkey. My partner Chris is a Wooden Horse though so this is his year and I hope it will bring him everything he desires.
We were talking about Chinese astrology during the Cherry Blossom jewellery show on Wednesday night as we had some stunning gold, diamond and jade pendants depicting the different animals. If you missed the show you can check out the range on our website.
During the show I mentioned my friend Denise, who is an aficianado of Feng Shui and who I had met for lunch on Monday. She was amused when one of her work colleagues at Talkback tweeted to say she had been mentioned…Denise thought it may have been about my red purse, but in truth I can’t remember!
And yes you did hear me correctly, I now have a red purse rather than a green one.
There are different schools of thought in Feng Shui and Denise believes that a red purse is more auspicious for money security. She treated me to one for my birthday but Chris replaced it at Christmas with the Ted Baker-style purse that I am so fond of…Denise approved and promised to give me some new I Ching coins to put in it.
I had met up with her after my latest visit to the hospital on Monday morning. My WBC and RBC were fine but most importantly my haemoglobin was within normal levels for the first time since my diagnosis so no wonder I am feeling less tired these days. My next big test is in March.
After my shows on Tuesday I caught the train to Selhurst Park to watch Palace play Hull. Chris continued with his ‘lucky mascot’ status as we won 1 – 0 but we weren’t so lucky with the weather. As I mentioned last week our seats are just at the point where the roof stops so although our heads and bodies were ok encased in coats, our legs were getting wet. We happened to have a plastic Waitrose bag with us which I ripped open to put across our legs like a blanket to keep us dry. It did the trick and I’m sure it would have worked with any other brand of supermarket bag!
Last night my daughter Sophie and I went to watch the first airing of a short film called ‘The Journey’ which is about polio and post polio syndrome. There are a few changes that need making but it’s a good idea to raise awareness of PPS in this the 75th anniversary year of the British Polio Fellowship. It was a chance to catch up with some of the lovely people who came to the gala in the summer, and I’m pleased to say I met a few new people who are QVC fans.
Just heading in to work now to film a welcome to QVC video for newcomers to the company before going on air for my regular Fashion on Friday. Today it is Yong Kim and I am absolutely LOVING the TSV, particularly the black/white option…hope you get yours.
I’m off after today until next Thursday, hope to see you then.