A few weeks ago, we were asked to select some pieces of jewellery from QVC’s vast inventory to wear on-air, and those pieces arrived in my dressing room today.
I had forgotten what I had selected, but clearly I must have been in a romantic frame of mind as three of the four pieces were heart themed.
I’ve already had loads of comments about the Fiorelli heart necklace, which has matching earrings, and I thought they combined nicely with the Folli Follie bracelet that I’m wearing in the photo above. Any, or all, of them would be meaningful Valentine’s Day jewellery gifts.
Years ago, before I started at QVC I think, my other half – Chris – bought me the ruby and diamond ring as a Valentine’s present, and I’ve worn it every day since. I guess, as we’re not married, it’s almost like a dedication ring.
Well, we’re not married but we are celebrating 40 years of living together next Friday 19th January and, as a celebration, we are going away on holiday; which I alluded to on last week’s blog. The first three days we will be in New York with our son and then Chris and I go on to Antigua for a week.
Apparently, New York is freezing cold and there is a possibility of snow on Tuesday when we arrive. I’m definitely going to need my down-filled Centigrade coat, Emu Australia boots, and possibly my winter tracks too.
The other two haven’t been to New York before and I haven’t visited in over 40 years, so we are all really looking forward to it.
Top of my list is Central Park, but we’re also planning to visit the Statue of Liberty and walk the Highline, plus we’ve booked to see a Broadway show. A Bronx Tale has been described as a cross between Jersey Boys and West Side Story, the latter of which is one of my all time favourite musicals.
We watched it last night to get us in the mood for New York and I must confess that I still cried at all the relevant bits! I love almost all the songs and am virtually word perfect, but A Boy Like That still tops the lot for me. Jackie Kabler, who has been to New York lots of times, also recommended we visit an Irish bar called The Dead Rabbit, reputedly one of the top 10 Irish bars in the world.
I’ll try and do a blog next week with some pictures, assuming my hands are not too cold to hold a camera, but I’m not promising as Chris and I will be mid-flight to Antigua – my Ultrasun is already packed!
Many, many thanks for all the birthday wishes for my daughter, Sophie. We had a lovely weekend with her friend, Karen, staying and enjoyed dinner out on Saturday night along with several games of Sorry and Heads Up!
Even the chocolate birthday cake – I hastily threw together on Saturday morning before work – stood up to the taste test. We managed to save some for her actual birthday on Monday, after I had cooked her favourite dinner of spinach, walnut and cottage cheese lasagne.
Talking of recipes, I made up a recipe for tomato soup earlier in the week and it was surprisingly good so I’ll post it on here, with a picture, next time I make it.
Although I won’t be here at QVC for a couple of weeks, I wanted to draw your attention to some fab Today’s Special Values we have coming starting with the five-piece supersize collection from Decleor all day tomorrow.
There’s also a Kipling crossbody bag, which would have been ideal to take on holiday and next Saturday a first Today’s Special Value from Ruth Langsford. They are straight leg jeans at a great price, and I believe they also come in a petite length as well as the regular.
My final two hours before my holiday are also dedicated to fashion – Fashion on Friday today is a two hour extravaganza of New Season Fashion so hopefully you can join me for that.