On last week’s blog I posted the video of me applying the fabulous Philip Kingsley Elasticizer Beauty Product of the Month. If you’ve got yours, I wonder what you think of the fab new Rose and Lychee fragrance? I love it; floral and fruity fresh all in one! Anyway, I wasn’t able to fast forward and show you the end result of sitting with it on my hair for four hours, but I can this week. Look at the shine it gives my hair – amazing stuff. By the way, the curls were added by lovely Rachel, one of our amazing make-up artists who also took the photo! Nice one, Rachel.
I have an even bigger reason to smile today though. Yesterday was my latest appointment with my CML professor and… (a drum roll is in order here)… my numbers are only showing the tiniest increase in disease and so I’m allowed another three months medication-free. I’m especially delighted as that will of course include the wedding. You can imagine the width of my grin as I waltzed out of his office, but not without warning him first to keep his hands off Wilfried Zaha… my prof’s an Arsenal fan!
It’s been another busy week both at QVC and in my home life. The party I mentioned on last week’s blog was good and, despite overnight rain and grey clouds in the morning, it brightened up to a lovely sunny afternoon. It’s an annual party hosted by different residents on our lane and is a great opportunity to meet up with the neighbours, or in some cases, meet new neighbours. Imagine my surprise when I was chatting away to a lady called Jane and we realised that she had actually been a guest presenter on QVC about fifteen years ago! She said she thought I looked familiar – small world. It was also lovely that the hosts, Frazer and Tracy, invited both our children and their partners (and family in Sophie’s case). We all had a great time and were actually the last to leave. Talking of my daughter, Sophie, she took this selfie of herself and Reece posing in MY sun hat, which she rather took a fancy to. The annoying thing is that it suits her better than me, but she’s still not having it as I’ll be needing it in Mauritius.
Actually, I’ve just booked for Chris and I to stay on in Mauritius for an extra week for our honeymoon. We had been undecided what to do, but my BIG boss at QVC (yes you, Mike) said, as I had booked the time off and we were already there we should have a week on our own to get used to being Mr and Mrs – yes, Boss! We’re moving hotels but staying in the north, as it is apparently less windy than the south in the summer months. We will need the R & R after ten days with everybody wanting to ‘do’ stuff, when all I really want to do is swim and sit reading – that’s not really true, I’m looking forward to trying archery and some of the water sports.
You’ll be pleased and probably a little relieved to hear that I have finally made an appointment for next Tuesday with a wedding dress maker! I know it’s a bit last minute but sometimes it’s better that way! All our QVC guests keep asking me about it, particularly the fashion guests. Speaking of which, I wonder if you happened to catch this funny moment when I was on air with Glen Campbell on Wednesday.
Who’s seen West Side Story? pic.twitter.com/yXmwHj9Ep1
— QVC UK (@qvcuk) 10 July 2019
He had been talking about chinos and I kept thinking about Chino in West Side Story, which is my favourite movie soundtrack of all time. All of a sudden I burst into song, and that was before the good news about my CML results!! And yet another reason for me to smile… they are doing a remake of the film. I’m very, very excited about that. I know what you’re thinking about my ‘vocal’ – don’t give up your day job, or should that be ‘jobs’!
The deadline for this round of edits on my next book is Monday, so I’m going to have a busy weekend, particularly as we are going to watch Sophie and her stepdaughter, Amber in their dance show on Sunday. Oh well, who needs sleep?
I’m returning the favour, as Sophie came to my Radio Nottingham interview with me on Monday. As luck would have it, she works round the corner from Wogan House from where we did the live link-up. I was pleased my mum was able to listen and I gave her a few mentions, along with chatting about Little Girl Missing and of course QVC. It was also interesting to discover off air that Alan Clifford, who had invited me to guest on his show, is originally from Crystal Palace and is still a Palace fan.
Well that’s about it for me for this week as I have another two ‘dates’ with Glen Campbell on the QVC Style channel today – 3pm and 6pm. I did just want to give you a heads up, though, that the Elemis TSV for Sunday 21st goes on pre-sale this coming Monday, 15th. As usual, it is a cracking collection, including some of my Elemis favourites; Cleansing Micellar Water, Peptide4 Night Recovery Cream-Oil, a choice of Pro-Collagen Marine Cream and (perfect for my wedding) Frangipani Monoi Bath & Shower Milk and Oil-Rich Body Cream. It also features the Peptide4 Plumping Pillow Facial. More details on here next week.
Have a great weekend,