I was hoping to bring you the after pictures of my new bathroom on today’s blog but as I sit here writing at 11am, they are not quite finished – more on that later with maybe a picture of work in progress – but I can definitely reveal what is inside the pink and blue boxes I posted a picture of last week.
I’m sure many of you already know and have possibly ordered but for those of you who don’t, here is what you get in this year’s Elemis Christmas TSV.
Firstly, there are two fragrance options; Exotic Blooms or Skin Nourishing. Exotic Blooms is quite heady and transports you to faraway holiday destinations while Skin Nourishing is a cleaner more ‘milky’ scent. The contents are almost the same in each box, the only difference being in the formulation of the shower product… it’s ‘nectar’ in the Exotic Blooms and ‘cream’ in the Skin Nourishing.
So, each box will have 30ml Pro Collagen Marine Cream, 50g Pro Collagen Cleansing Balm, 200ml Ginseng Toner, full-size shower product, full-size hand wash and full-size hand and nail cream.
As well as the beautiful gift box containing everything, there is a second gift box if you want to break it down into two presents. It’s worth £150 at QVC individual prices, plus six lots of P&P, but is priced at under £45 and is on 4 Easy Pay instalments.
It’s a fab deal, great for Christmas gifting or maybe as a treat for yourself. Perhaps, like me, you fancy a little reward after losing some weight, this would be perfect or … maybe some jewellery?
There is no Fashion on Friday today as it is The Magic of Jewellery all day today on QVC. Everything on air is on 3 Easy Pay instalments and we are featuring some of our biggest fine and fashion jewellery ranges.
The TSV is from Links of London, their only TSV of 2017 and is a beautiful necklace. I’ll be with you a little later than usual; at 7pm I have Aurora with Swarovski (there is a stunning watch in that show), 10pm with Butler & Wilson and then the finale of the day at 11pm.
This means that I won’t be able to see my daughter off at the airport tonight for her flight to Australia. She and two former school friends are going to spend two weeks with another school pal, Nicola, who is working out there for a couple of years. I can’t believe Sophie will have been twice and I’m yet to go – it is definitely on my bucket list. She is looking forward to some sunshine, although, to be fair, it hasn’t been too bad here, if a little cold.
On Monday, it was a lovely day, so I decided to go for a walk around nearby Virginia Water. It is so peaceful there and whilst walking a piece of the plot of my Christmas story that I had been struggling with, suddenly fell in to place.
I had feared that I wouldn’t be able to get the story out for this Christmas, as I haven’t done much writing lately with all the work we’ve been doing on the house, but I’ve now decided I can. I quickly emailed my usual team (Angela, my cover designer; Justine, my copy editor; and Yvonne, my formatter) and they were all up for it, so it’s all systems go.
I wrote 2,000 words on Tuesday, 1,500 on Wednesday and another 1,000 yesterday before work so hopefully I will meet my deadline and the ebook will be out week commencing 11th December. My team work quickly so I may even have a preliminary cover design to show you on next week’s blog. It’s called, Christmas at Carol’s.
Something else I will be missing tonight is the England friendly against Germany. It’s a shame really, as Gareth Southgate is starting Crystal Palace player, Loftus Cheek – I’m hoping he does well enough to be selected for Tuesday’s friendly against Brazil as I will definitely be watching that one.
So, back to our new bathroom. As I mentioned earlier, I had hoped to put some pictures of the finished project up with Elemis hand wash and shower products strategically placed but it has taken a little longer than expected due to the intricacy of the tiling.
They are doing a fab job and there is no point in rushing them so here is where they are up to at the moment and the finished picture will have to be on next week’s blog.
We are also having the tiles in our hallway laid this weekend, some under stairs storage cupboards fitted on Monday and the final landing and stairs carpets laid on Tuesday. No wonder I’m planning on retreating to the attic room to write!!
Just before I finish, I thought I would share this video, filmed on World Polio Day, with you. It was the day we planted the purple crocus corms at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park:
And one final thing – Hazel asked me to post a picture of Wilfie the cat as she used to have a black cat and loves them. Here he is, Hazel, looking suitably adorable.