Outside of QVC
Well if you read my blog last week you may remember that I said I had to keep it short due to Ivy being poorly. Well that Tuesday I’m afraid went down hill very quickly. I took her to the doctor’s that morning and we were given antibiotics for an ear infection but by that afternoon she was being sick and couldn’t keep anything down. The nurse told me to come back in and after getting a second opinion from the GP we were sent to Poole hospital.
At this point I still thought it was just a precaution and we would be sent home that evening, how wrong I was. She was admitted that evening and we stayed for five days while they helped her to fight a rather nasty lymph gland infection. The right hand side of her neck and up and around her ear had now swollen up massively. Anyone who has seen a poorly child knows how worrying it is so you know what it felt like to see Ivy with a cannula in her hand and an IV drip for a strong dose of antibiotics.
Fred and I of course stayed by her side all week, taking it in turns to stay the night and be with her during the day. My mum also came down to help with Tilda and also to give us a bit of a break from the hospital room for an hour or two. It’s been an exhausting and emotional week but we are so glad she is now on the mend and home with us. We still have to take her back in to have her antibiotics for a few more days but we are able to look after her at home which is so much better for her in terms of comfort and her things around her. I want to say another big thank you to our NHS (for the second time this year) for the care they gave Ivy at Poole Hospital, it really was first rate.
The staff, nurses and Doctors were so on the ball and very supportive and lovely even when they were at the end of their very long shifts. I’m glad I am able to share one happy picture from our hospital stay and that’s the one of us all ready to go home with a happy smiling Ivy. Tilda has also been a little trooper, the knock-on affect of her knowing her little sister was poorly in hospital has had her feeling pretty wobbly this week too. Thanks again to Poole hospital and love to the kids and parents who are still in there and around the country.
What I’ve been wearing!
Well this week funnily enough I’ve pretty much been living in T-shirts and tracksuit bottoms so not my finest fashion hour, but who cares when your kids are poorly eh? However I did go to work on Sunday night, as Ivy came home on the Saturday, it was hard to leave her I have to admit but Fred was on the case so I didn’t need to worry.
I had ordered a few new things the week before so it was a nice treat to have some new clothes for my first day back. I went with a rather lovely top from Marble which is very lightweight knitwear. It’s 100% viscose and has a lovely beaded embellishment on the front, along with a pretty pointelle detail. I chose the coral as it’s such a lovely bright colour for summer but we also have it in black and white. I teamed it with a fantastic pair of Betty & Co printed trousers. They are nicely tailored and have a light stretch to them which make them really comfortable. I love the big blousy flower print in these, they are fun and fashionable and a new favourite of mine.
As for the shoes, ooh boy do I love these. They are from Bronx and they are sooooooo cool! They have a rock chic edge with leather and studs and believe it or not they are actually very comfortable. I wasn’t sure if they would be or if they would even fit me with my big feet but the size 8 are actually perfect for me.
Something for the kids
Seeing as this week has all been about Ivy I thought I would bring you something for the kids. Did you know that we have a really pretty range of jewellery for children? It’s from D for Diamond and there are some really pretty age appropriate pieces for all ages. There are gifts that are perfect for celebrations like Christenings, naming ceremony or Birthdays and also Mother and Child gifts which would be lovely for first time mums.
For example the necklace pictured is two hearts that can be put on two different chains (obviously not for a baby but for when the child is bigger!). The watch would be a lovely first ‘big girls/boys watch’ we do it in Pink Blue and Lilac and it’s the perfect size for little wrists and all the numbers are marked clearly for learning to tell the time. It’s worth looking through the collection if you are looking for a special present for a little one in your life.
The Today’s Special Value from Sonic Cleanse is winging its way to you on Wednesday night and all day Thursday 28th June. If you have been after a sonic cleansing device or have been curious about them to see if they really do get right down into those pores then perhaps this will be the one for you. It’s a targeted device for deep cleansing and offers exfoliating, facial massage, T-zone cleansing and even a delicate eye area setting.
After the last week of hospital with Ivy, my skin had never looked worse, I looked so tired and grey in my skin that I was really happy to try this to wake up my face again. It didn’t disappoint, the vibrations were literally shaking the dirt out of my pores and sloughing away the dead skin cells. I used my Elemis cream cleanser with it and it’s like it got super-powered. My skin felt so soft afterwards and no dry patches.
Most importantly I looked sooooo clean!! I’ve been stroking my face and I haven’t yet added any serums or anything onto it as I’m enjoying the freshness of my skin. I do know though that when I do add my creams they are going to soak into my skin effortlessly as there are no dead cells blocking the way! It’s exactly what I needed this week and I will be carrying on with this routine for sure.
In the Kitchen
I’m sorry to say that I don’t have a recipe for you this week for obvious reasons. The only thing I have cooked this week is toast in the hospital communal kitchen!! So what I am bringing you for the kitchen is another Today’s Special Value alert. It’s a Panasonic 1000W Combi Microwave, Convection Oven and Grill. It’s a fantastic 27 Litre capacity and you will be able to do anything from the simplest baked potato to a full roast dinner.
It’s definitely worth tuning in for on Friday 29th June to see what you will be able to cook with it at home. You get a full instruction manual with 85 recipes plus Enamel Tray, Wire Rack and Glass Turn Table for all the different cooking settings. If you have been thinking about upgrading or replacing your microwave then it’s a must to watch on Friday.
That’s it from me this week. I hope you have all had a better week than we have had, thank you to all of you who messaged me on Social Media with well wishes for Ivy it was very much appreciated. If you want to stay in touch then pleased do follow me on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
Lots of love Katy x x