Lovely People to Work With


I know you are all busy, so this will be a short(ish) blog. As we approach the big day, I’m sure a few of you will have been attending parties with work colleagues. Although I missed the official QVC Christmas Party, we did have our Presenter Christmas Lunch yesterday and it was a really good turnout. It was in a pub in Chiswick, about a twenty minute walk from our QVC building, but Debs Flint, Ali K and I grabbed an Uber to get there as we were running a little late. It gave us the chance to have a photo taken with this Santa, who is welcoming everyone to Chiswick Park this Christmas! He looks even more spectacular when he is lit up after dark.

I’m sure you will recognise most of the faces in this picture – there was also a Presenter Lunch on Tuesday so not everyone was there yesterday – plus the people who are responsible for keeping us Presenters in order… Mike, Sean and Kealan. There was also an extra four-legged guest in the shape of Chloe Everton’s dog, Teddy, who is the most adorable and well-behaved little chap!! We are seriously thinking of getting a dog next year… or maybe I’ll just adopt Teddy!

We have a Secret Santa tradition and it’s always great fun. Yesterday, mine was this reindeer hat, which I promised to wear on the walk back to the QVC studios. I’m so glad I did – it made people smile and one or two even wished me a Merry Christmas. Well done for buying it Kathy Taylor… okay, it was a ‘not so Secret Santa’!

I wonder if any of you spotted on my social media platforms that my Christmas novella from last year, Christmas at Carol’s, was available for free download earlier this week. If you did download it, I hope you enjoy it and the next part of Carol’s story is now available if it has whet your appetite. Also, did you know that you can now ‘gift’ Kindle books so if you have bought a tablet from us, like the Amazon Fire last weekend, you can download books you think they would like, to get them started.

Well, I’m working today and tomorrow but then I am off until Saturday 29th, although I will be writing a round-up of the year blog next week! QVC is live until 2pm on Christmas Eve and then we will run pre-recorded shows over Christmas Day, including the stunning tanzanite and diamond TSV ring, which you may have seen me wearing on air. It is 1.30 carats of AAA tanzanite and a quarter carat of diamonds, all set in 18 carat gold. It’s a good price too at just under £750, down from £1,400, if maybe you’ve been looking for that special piece of jewellery to add to your collection.

Look out for some bargains in our sale too, which starts on Boxing Day for two days and continues on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd January 2019! We have also started a new voucher promotion, as lots of you have been enjoying the reward for shopping with us.

I promised to keep this blog short so I’m going to sign off now, but not before I share a pic of our Christmas tree this year which makes me look rather short – and no, I didn’t put the star on top, I left that to someone much taller than me.

I hope that wherever you are and whether you are spending Christmas in company or alone, it will be a good one.

Much love,
Julia xx


  1. Teresa L December 21, 2018 at 7:58 pm -  Reply

    Happy Christmas Julia hope you and your family have a lovely time and a very happy and prosperous New Year.
    Love from Teresa L xx

    • Julia Roberts December 31, 2018 at 4:55 pm -  Reply

      Hi Teresa
      We had a lovely Christmas thank you. I hope you did too and wishing you good things for 2019
      Julia x

  2. samantha December 21, 2018 at 11:54 pm -  Reply

    hi julia wishing you and your family a merry christmas and a happy new year, we will be having a very quiet christmas this year as my dad died just recently and so this will be the first year without him, we haven’t put up any christmas tree or decorations, just doesn’t seem right, so it will be a difficult time for us this year, glad your thinking of having a dog, and another cat would also be great, they give you unconditional love, we have four cats, used to have a dog as well but he died aged 19 and we just adore our fur babies, love samantha x

    • Julia Roberts December 31, 2018 at 5:01 pm -  Reply

      Hi Samantha
      I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. We lost my dad a month before Christmas 11 years ago so I know how difficult the first Christmas without them is. We did put up a tree and decorations as we felt it would have been what Dad wanted but it was a very subdued time with lots of disappearing to our rooms for private moments. I hope things will be easier for you and your family soon.
      Much love
      Julia x

  3. Wendy Helm December 26, 2018 at 2:51 pm -  Reply

    I Julia a request I have made your Christmas cake for the last 3 years running its the best recipe I have ever had. Much to my annoyance my husband has just shredded my only copy of the recipe I am devastated.
    Is there any chance of you providing me with a further copy of it. Keeping my fingers crossed. Hope you had a good Christmas.xx

    • Julia Roberts December 31, 2018 at 5:05 pm -  Reply

      Hi Wendy
      I’m so pleased to hear you’ve had such success with my Christmas cake recipe in previous years – ours was lovely again this year.
      It would be a bit weird to put the recipe on my blog now but if you request it around the time you want to make it for next Christmas I’ll do it then
      Julia x

  4. martin forbes December 27, 2018 at 6:02 pm -  Reply

    Hi julia hope you had god xmas i had agood one as well just my mum my dad my aunt mums sister and myself for lunch glad it is over for another just to get new year over with now hope daniel sophie and chris had agood xmas also .
    Glad you got my xmas card i got yours last saturday 22nd december happy new year all the best for 2019

    • Julia Roberts December 31, 2018 at 5:07 pm -  Reply

      Hi Martin
      I’m pleased to hear you had a good Christmas – we did too thanks. Also glad you got my card ok.
      Wishing you all the best in 2019
      Julia x

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