The way my QVC shifts work means that every other weekend I have a break of several days, and Olley and I like to make the most of my time off by going somewhere we haven’t been before. We had been planning to take our motor home to the coast of Pembrokeshire, as far west as you can go in Wales. I was hoping to take the boat to the island of Skomer to see the puffins before they all head out to sea until next spring. The Skomer birds have been in the news lately as they are thriving and increasing in numbers while elsewhere in Europe they have been doing the opposite. I’d have loved to post some photos of the comical looking creatures for you to enjoy, but, in the end, we didn’t go. The predicted break in the heatwave we’ve enjoyed/endured over the past weeks meant that, as we’d booked a campsite in a field in the middle of nowhere, we would have been mostly stuck in the ‘van while high winds and rain raged around us.
So we changed our plans, and went to Cirencester instead! Not quite as wild and woolly, and no puffins in sight, but we still had a lovely time exploring somewhere neither of us has been to before. We walked around Cirencester Park and got soaked in some squally showers but enjoyed enough sunshine to sit outside over a coffee admiring the varied buildings and majestic church in the town’s market place. There was a Farmers’ Market on Saturday morning, and we bought a couple of tasty pasties and possibly the best doughnut I’ve ever eaten to enjoy for an indulgent tea back at the motor home, while listening to the rain hammering down onto the roof. At least I didn’t have to worry about whether my garden would survive a weekend without me watering it!
I expect the rain might have done a good job of cleaning the conservatory windows at home too, had it been needed, but the Wolf Blaster had already helped me with that job. This is a power washer with an extra long extension for cleaning guttering, unblocking drains and high windows. Our conservatory roof was very dusty and covered in sap and bits of dried up leaves from the trees above.
The Wolf Blaster is our Big Deal on QVC Extra next week (from midnight Monday morning for seven days or until it’s sold out). Having borrowed the sample Simon Biagi was given to test, I’m definitely going to buy it next week, as sadly he wants his back! It’s a brilliantly powerful power washer which will tackle all those jobs like cleaning patios, decking and garden furniture. But with the sky reacher lance and drain cleaner, it will mean that I can also manage jobs that I normally have to pay someone to do. And it’s fun to use, and so incredibly satisfying when you see how well it cleans. Check out my before and after photos, and try to catch it on QVC Extra next week. Or, of course, take a look on our website – it will be item number 517536.
Finally, I’d just like to highlight one of this week’s Today’s Special Value offers. On Thursday we welcome Adele O’Donoghue back with a special kit from SBC featuring their all time favourite range and a brand new product. The four piece Supersize Collagen Heroes Skincare collection will also be available with an extra delivery at the same amazing price in 90 days time by ordering the Auto Delivery option instead.
The collection includes:
– A full litre of the much loved Collagen Skincare gel, a dynamic multi-tasker for your face and body which can be used as a primer, moisturiser and mask or simply to upgrade your existing face and body regime to contain marine collagen. It’s beautifully cool to use all over after a shower, perfect for the hot weather
– Another full litre, this time of the Collagen Bath and Shower cream, which is deeply hydrating and conditioning for the skin. It contains passion flower and kukui seed extracts to help leave the skin soft and supple
– There’s also a 70ml supersize of the Collagen Hydra Serum, which tackles more advanced signs of ageing.
– Finally, we will be launching a brand new product in the collection – the Illuminating Collagen Eye Cream (30ml) which contains EPS Seafill and also tiny particles of mica which will bring a brighter and more youthful look to the skin around the eyes.
Incredibly, the TSV price will be only a few pounds more than the normal price of the Collagen gel alone, and we’re hoping for Easy Pay instalments too, to help spread the cost. Skincare products containing marine collagen are normally on the pricey side, so if you enjoy using good quality products on your face and body, I wouldn’t miss this SBC opportunity.
This coming weekend I won’t be gallivanting around the country – I’ll be at home on Saturday, hopefully in the garden, with my family. Billy and Mel are coming up from Bristol, and Bex, Dan and baby Zoe are joining us too – we’ll miss Charlie and Maddie who are busy elsewhere, but Olley and I will be enjoying being grandparents.
On Sunday, though, I’ll be in the QVC garden. From 9am to 11am and also from midday until 2pm I’ll be bringing you all that is fabulous to help you make the most of your garden. I hope you’ll be able to join me.
See you then!