Since I’ve become someone who can’t read or type without my glasses, it’s imperative I have a pair to hand at any given moment. I try and keep them on my desk, a pair on the bedside table, another pair in the kitchen, and an emergency pair in my car. You’d think it was an infallible system, but this morning I couldn’t find any!
It’s a bit like my Gayle Hayman Lip Lift. I tend to squirrel them away and have one in each of my handbags, another in my car and several in my coat pockets, yet there are days when I am completely bereft 🙂
It’s either old age, or trying to do too many things at one time – ‘spreading myself too thinly as my mum would say’ – but I know that many of us are guilty of that having read through my latest lovely blog responses. Thanks for taking the time out to get in touch, and I always look forward to catching up on all your news.
It was great to see the sun over the Bank Holiday weekend, and I hope you got the chance to enjoy those couple of very warm days. I had been to see my Mum and Joe just a few days before to help them a little in the garden, so it was a bonus that it stayed dry! I was up against it with my car, but had luckily been able to book it in with a local garage for its MOT. There was a slightly surreal moment when Joe took me back to pick it up and I was told it had failed as the hand brake was faulty. I was more than a little taken aback as I’d parked it on a slope when I’d left it, and there hadn’t been a problem then. It transpired the chap hadn’t realised that the handbrake was actually the small pedal on the floor next to the main brake, but once I’d pointed it out, the car was passed – phew!
I try very hard not to leave things until the last minute, especially if it means I may miss out on something, and so I was pleased to know that the Radley London Grosvenor Medium Multiway bag was available on pre-launch before it stormed onto the stage at midnight last night. So busy was it that the black leather option sold out prior to the launch, but the remaining five colours have proved to be equally popular.
My favourite was the tan, and I took it away with me last weekend where it’s ability to change from a grab handle to cross-body bag was really useful! Most of my handbags are far larger than this, but I think this is a really well thought out style, and may be the perfect one for you – not least because of the exceptional quality of the leather, but the really clever design. You only need pay £48.32 now with your P&P, and if you change your mind you’ve got your 30-day money back guarantee!
I did a fair bit of walking over the weekend, and was rewarded with the most fabulous views across the Hertfordshire/Warwickshire border. It was pretty heavy going on Saturday because of hurricane Hannah, but I still found these beautiful cowslips in amongst the grass. I remember way back to my childhood when my Nanny Timms told me what they were, and how much I loved the perfect bell shape and the stunning yellow colour. I’ve not seen ones with this hint of red in though – any ideas why that might be?
Talking of flowers, have a look at my orchids – aren’t they amazing? They definitely are the blooms that keep on giving! The pink one started life as a £5 single stem Tesco orchid, but thanks to Richard Jackson’s Flower Power this is its fourth year of flowering 🙂
I hope you managed to get your KitchenAid while it was a TSV? I have more baking to do this weekend, as we have two birthdays. My sister’s partner Linda on the 5th, and then Honey’s birthday on the 6th! Honey’s having a Rapunzel party, so the cake will be themed to match. I’m getting over to Lucy early and she will be doing the decoration this time. I remember picking Honey up from school before Christmas and asking her what she’d like to play when we got home. “Rapunzel nanny, and I will be Rapunzel because my hair is longer than yours”. “Of course” I said “and who will I be?” “You can be Pasqual” “Who’s he?” “A Lizard”… that figures! 🙂
We will of course have candles on the cake, but not the scented variety. Rylan though is back on Tuesday evening at 8pm in place of my Diamonique show. I had a great time with Rylan last time he was at QVC, and was really impressed with the mix of fragrances in his Luxenoa range which has now expanded into a homeware range! There are all kinds of beautiful things within his collection that will add a touch of class and personality and help you to accessorise your home. A little bird told me there may be some fragranced body products coming soon too! Watch this space.
We held our Great Beauty Event last Sunday which was a great success, and so I thought you should know that this event is still active online for the rest of this week with 4 Easy Pay instalment offers and in some cases free delivery! A few of my favourites are the IT Cosmetics Full Coverage SPF 50+ CC cream, Liz Earle’s Cleanse and Polish Duo, and if your eyelashes are looking a little sparse you should try Revitalash – all amazing offers so do have a look.
With my love,