Post-Easter prep for an upcoming milestone birthday…



I can’t believe Easter has come and gone already! I worked for half of it, but did manage to have one night out on Easter Saturday when hubby and I met up with one of my sisters, her husband, our niece and her partner. We met in London and had a delicious Korean meal.

We took a snap of us three girls – in age terms we span three decades: twenties, thirties and forties. But realised we all have exactly the same big witchy chin – see the photo! We had such fun. I do love being with my family.

With my sister and niece

Now with April just starting I only have a few weeks of my forties left – the big five-oh is imminent.

I’ll be doing a huge giveaway on my blog to celebrate… stand by for that very soon!

I’m also continuing to test new anti-ageing skincare, in an effort to look as good as possible as I approach the big day. I’ve just started trying Niod, a relatively new range to QVC.

It stands for Non-Invasive Options In Dermal Science, and I love scientific brands so it appeals to me.

There’s no pretty packaging or lovely scents – they are pure, high-tech, anti-ageing products. It’s different in that it doesn’t just target the signs of ageing that are already there, it also encourages your skin to increase its defences against future damage. It certainly looks and feels very different to anything else I’ve tried, so I’m looking forward to seeing what it can do.

NIOD Group shot

At work we have a gorgeous new outdoor set – have you seen it yet? It’s going to be just fabulous to work in when we get some better weather.

However, I did my first outdoor show a couple of weeks ago when we did our big Garden Re-Leaf charity day for Green Fingers and it was… freezing!

I actually had two coats on: a Dennis Basso faux fur and a padded QVC gardening jacket on top of that.

And I was still shivering!

Our lovely floor managers kept us going with regular hot drinks though and we still had a lot of fun. The set is stunning – we have such talented set designers and builders here. I’m looking forward to being out there lots through the spring and summer.

On the new garden set

Stay warm this week – see you soon!
Love Jackie x


  1. Dawn Crighton April 1, 2016 at 12:29 am -  Reply

    I have just read your Cora Baxter novel. Its really, really good and although I guessed the killer before the end it did not detract from my enjoyment.

    • Jackie Kabler April 2, 2016 at 6:16 am -  Reply

      Hi Dawn,
      Well that’s very kind, thanks! I’m currently working on the second in the series which is scheduled for publication in October.
      Love Jackie x

  2. Caroline Parsons April 1, 2016 at 2:03 pm -  Reply

    I think all three of you are absolutely gorgeous!!!! Uber personality personified. I am 77 and would sell my soul to the devil if I could look like you. Very best wishes.

    • Jackie Kabler April 4, 2016 at 10:51 am -  Reply

      Hi Caroline,
      Well that’s very kind, thank you!
      Love Jackie x

  3. SheMag April 1, 2016 at 5:08 pm -  Reply

    Hi, Jackie! You and me both…I’m 50 tomorrow! I have NO IDEA how that happened…I must not have been paying attention! I too have just found Niod and I reckon it’s taken my skin back to my early 40s, if not earlier. Incredible stuff. Pleeeease use your muscle to get the copper/hyaluronic acid set back in stock! And happy birthday in advance!

    • Jackie Kabler April 4, 2016 at 10:52 am -  Reply

      Hi Shemag,
      Well a very happy birthday to you! It does creep up on you, doesn’t it! Yes, l’m liking Niod a lot, glad it’s working for you…I shall do some begging to get it back for us!
      Love Jackie x

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