On Mother’s Day I have to admit I was really upset not to be in Birmingham. In all honesty the strength of my emotions caught me completely and utterly by surprise, so I confess I hibernated for the day, feeling a bit miserable. I feel lucky and very blessed to have three mothers in my life:
1) my Mum, Althea
2) my Sister-In-Law, Karen: my eldest brother, Tony’s wife. Karen is Mum to my two amazingly talented, smart and gorgeous nieces, Natalie and Nadine
3) my clever, spirited and irreverent Mother-in-Law, Stella
Austen and his brother had lunch with Stella. Tony fetched my Mum round to lunch at their house with Karen and the girls. I ordered Mum a bunch of flowers, they actually arrived on the Saturday and I cried when she left me the voicemail saying how beautiful she thought they were and that they were the most gorgeous flowers she’d ever had. Tony took a picture for me. I’d post a photo of my Mum and I on the net but she’s not keen of photos of her circulating so you’ll just have to conjure her up in your mind. Needless to say she’s beautiful, kind, funny, quiet, cheeky and I think I get my interest in news and current affairs from her. From when I was a little nipper, Mum’d get the Birmingham Mail delivered to the door every night, and I would read it after she’d finished with it. And we always watch the 6pm local news and the 10 O’Clock ITV News with Trevor McDonald. That must have influenced my decision to become a Journalist and Newsreader in later life. Funny that just as I’m typing this blog, she called me! We must be telepathic
Diet Chef returns to QVC!
I’m excited that another Diet Chef is on its way next week. I hope you can tune in to see what it’s all about. I lost 8 pounds on the plan and since I’ve come off it, I lost another 2lbs and have kept
the weight off. A superb way to kickstart a healthier lifestyle. Worth thinking about investing if you’re counting down to a holiday you’ve booked or you’re looking to book and want to shape up for going away!
My lovely friend Kerrie came for the day from her home in Reading to London to meet me for lunch on one of the sunny day earlier this week. She’s a TV presenter who oozes style and fashion effortlessly. She’s a model and has also reported from lots of designer’s shows at London Fashion Week and is a lovely, fun girl. Keep your eyes peeled as she might make an appearance on a TV screen near you! We ‘met’ on Twitter before Christmas and spent the afternoon sipping Mocktails – non-alcoholic cocktails. We both had an Angel’s Shame – which was made of Peach Puree, Ginger Beer and Manuka Honey. Totally delish!
Then we headed off to Shed at the National Theatre to see a terrific play, HOME. It’s already critically acclaimed, the newspapers are all raving about it. The play was a sell-out success last August so they’ve brought it back for another run! It’s the visualisation of the shocking stories and experiences that were collected from young homeless people in London. The young writer-director, Nadia Fall, then based the play around an East London shelter. I thought the performances were emotional and captivating, they included songs and even some beat-boxing. Big softies that we are, Kerrie & I were on the verge of tears quite a few times through it all. If you can get hold of tickets and take a day trip to London to see it, I would recommend it. It’s on until the end of April and there are afternoon matinees too.
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Where you’ll find me on QVC…
Monday 7th April
9am – Morning Show
11am – Diet Chef
12pm – Kim & Co
Saturday 12th April
4pm – Ronni Nicole
7pm – Trinny & Susannah
8pm – Accessories by Kipling
Don’t forget that when I’m not on-air at QVC, you can find me on Twitter (@TVMarv) or on my Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TVMarvQVC) page. I always love to hear from you about the brands you like on QVC, what you’ve bought from us or anything you want to tell me, so come over and say HELLO anytime!!