Last weekend was not quite the weather the forecasters had promised us, on the Saturday in my part of the country it was warm but cloudy. Sunday, however, was a different matter with wall to wall sunshine.
I took full advantage of it, spending the afternoon in the garden relaxing where I noticed that, although things seems to be a little late flowering this year, everything is laden with blossom. Our weeping cherry and apple tree are both full of frothy blooms, so I’m hoping for more yummy apples this year. Plus, the ceanothus and rhododendrons are already providing some much needed colour (pictured). Our neighbour popped round with some rhubarb he had grown, which I have blanched and frozen, so any rhubarb recipe ideas would be much appreciated.
Alison Young will be pleased to hear that I protected my skin while sitting in the sunshine with Ultrasun SPF50 on my face and Decleor SPF30 oil on my body. Speaking of Decleor, they have a Today’s Special Value on the second day of our Get Gorgeous event this weekend. I’m with Fiona at 5pm on Sunday, if you’re able to watch.
I’ve had a hectic week of copy-editing, starting with spending all of Monday proof reading – selfishly, I’m quite pleased it was tippling down with rain all day! I hope I’ve ironed out any spelling mistakes, after all that I need a good sit down. The Kindle version of the new book should be available to pre-order this weekend – check www.juliarobertsbooks.co.uk for more details, in the meantime, here is the back cover blurb to whet your appetite.
As I mentioned, it is Get Gorgeous this weekend featuring jewellery, beauty and fashion, all kicking off with this Lulu Guinness Today’s Special Value.
This leads me nicely into this week’s Focus on Fashion. Two of our newer brands are featuring over the next few days, Nick Verreos on Sunday at midday and 4pm and C. Wonder on Wednesday at midday and 7pm. I’ve selected a few of the new lines from NV for our slide show today.
Firstly, this Nick Verreos black and white sleeveless jumpsuit – I think it may have featured on Kathy’s Morning Style, as we only seem to have sizes large upwards available. I love the pattern of these tropical print trousers too. On our website it says they are ‘crop’ trousers, but they have a 27″ inseam, which is ankle length on me! I thought you might also like this printed top with the chiffon panel back, it comes in two colour options and the opaque bit at the back should come low enough to hide your bra strap. I also wanted to mention this Marla Wynne top because I think it’s lovely! It comes in a choice of three neutral shades – difficult to decide between them really!
On our third show of Spotlight on Jewellery for this series, Michelle Mone joins me for three of her beautiful Diamonique designs – there is a gorgeous new ring premiering tonight. Josie Stevens is back with a set of three from Gossip Watch, plus we have a selection of pieces from Pilgrim, a fairly new brand to us, and also some gold pieces with Jan Springer. Jan and I have a three hour gold show on Monday afternoon where everything will be on three easy payments – the same is true of the pieces featuring on tonight’s show.
So, time to announce the winner of the beautiful gold earrings featured on my blog last week… Congratulations to Muriel Bishop and thanks to over 800 of you for entering.
Sticking with earrings, this week’s prize is a pair of Bronzo Italia button earrings, worth approximately £34.
To enter, simply leave a comment with the answer to my question on here before midnight on Thursday 19th.
What is the capital city of Italy?
For more informations, find our standard terms and conditions online here, good luck.
I must dash now as I am doing my first QVC Facebook chat at 3pm – be nice if you could join me
On air this week:
5pm Fashion Friday with Logo
6pm Spotlight on Jewellery
2pm Lulu Guinness
6pm Get Gorgeous (with Keeley from Elemis)
4pm NV by Nick Verreos
5pm Get Gorgeous featuring Decleor (TSV)
3pm – 6pm Gold Fever
2pm Diamonique All That Glitters
4pm In the Salon with SBC (Wednesday’s Today’s Special Value)
6pm Aeropilates (final part of the mini series which starts Monday)
Hope you can join me for some of them xx