Firstly, I hope you enjoyed the Butler & Wilson 20th Anniversary shows as much as I did. There was a slight change to the plan as Charlie was unable to come in to QVC on Monday. I was happy to step into his shoes and do both the shows on Monday, which meant that in the end I did three out of the four anniversary shows with Simon. It gave me the chance to see the lovely montage of old clips from the past twenty years of shows, an extra time. If you missed it you can view it here.
There were certainly some interesting hairstyles down the years and I don’t just mean me!! We were trying to remember when the beautiful Ali joined our team.The best guess was approximately ten years ago although she has of course had two short breaks for the births of her two gorgeous children.
Those of you who’ve been with B&W throughout will probably recall that one of our fitness guests, Caroline Sandry, used to be our regular model before Ali and another stunner, Rene. This photo of Simon, Ali and I outside his shop on South Molton street, on Vogue’s Night Out five years ago, is my favourite photo with him of all time.
As well as being Simon’s anniversary with us it was also his birthday last Sunday. Ali made these lovely little biscuits, themed to things important in Simon’s life … clever girl. Something tells me they will never be eaten!!
Simon very generously gave me the beautiful flowers that QVC presented him with as he said it was my 20th anniversary too.
Someone else celebrating a birthday this month is my other half Chris. His birthday is on Sunday and we were hoping to go down to Bath to watch a football tournament that our son, Daniel’s, young Swans are playing in. Unfortunately, our neighbour, who usually feeds our cats while we are away, already had plans for this weekend so I don’t think we will be able to go.
Maybe it’s a good thing as I really need to get on with some more writing for the sequel of ‘Life’s a Beach and Then…’. I’m on around 45,000 words, so just another 30,000 or so in the next three weeks!!
Incidentally, the QVC stock of signed copies of my book, 705211, is almost sold out but they will be ordering some more soon. Thanks to everyone who has bought it and left lovely comments on here, and also for helping me raise money for the charity Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, soon to be changing their name to Bloodwise.
Must dash as I am unexpectedly doing the 2pm Honora show today with Ralph Rossini and do remember to join me for the last in the current series of Spotlight on Jewellery at 6pm, as well as Fashion on Friday at 5pm … busy, busy , busy!!
Have a fab Bank Holiday weekend and let’s hope for some better weather than of late. This picture was taken on Wednesday just before the lane outside my house turned into a river. Surely this must be one of the wettest Augusts on record.