No it’s not the title of the new book I have started writing; we have finally discovered what happened to the Mother’s Day card that Daniel posted to me last Thursday that never arrived. Today the postman put a card through our door saying that they couldn’t deliver a ‘package’ until the excess postage was paid. Daniel had bought me a lovely big card and put a first class stamp on it not realising that bigger letters now require big letter stamps regardless of weight. At least it solves the puzzle and it is the thought that counts (and the lovely message he had written inside).
Talking of messages written inside the cards, I thought you would enjoy this one written by Sophie on behalf of the cats…it made me giggle! I had four cards in total even though I only have two children. The one from the cats and also one from Chris as I am ‘the mother of his children’. We always used to disagree as to whether or not we should send each other Mother and Father’s Day cards and after 37 years together he finally sees it my way – I guess it’s because my dad always bought a card for my mum.
I sent my mum some lovely Liz Earle goodies and reminded her to watch the 19th anniversary shows that were on Monday and Tuesday. I really enjoyed the hour Liz and I had together and if you missed the clips of the last nineteen years at QVC you can link to it from last week’s blog. We had a good laugh at the hairstyles but there is no denying the products have stood the test of time even though the packaging is so much prettier now.
Before the show Liz tweeted this picture of me from the 10th Anniversary party for her brand, so ten years ago. Claire Sutton and I were invited from QVC to the ‘do’ in London’s West End. I wonder how many of you remember the thread-through earrings I am wearing (which I still have and still occasionally wear) and also the gold football boot pendant… I must have a look for that!
Hopefully you enjoyed some of the special deals that our buyers and Liz’s team had put together for the occasion… I was given one of the notebooks but I’m not sure Liz got one! She also signed a copy of her new juice book for me which was phenomenally popular, selling out of the initial stock and all the advanced orders… hopefully we managed to secure some more AO’s for Charlie’s show later.
Anyway, back to Mother’s Day. Sophie had wanted to take me out to lunch to The Belvedere Arms, which I really like because of the selection of vegetarian options on the menu, but they had apparently been fully booked for weeks. So, undaunted, she and Chris bought some of the goodies that I would have ordered there, for example baked Camembert, and we had our own Belvedere Arms-style celebration chez nous.
It was all delicious and washed down by a glass of Santa Julia malbec. Mind you I had earned it as Sophie and I had a Mother and daughter gym session prior to lunch. It was a shame that Daniel couldn’t be with us but his Swansea team were playing Stoke … a very long round trip for them all.
Today I have Fashion on Friday with Together and then the penultimate Spotlight on Jewellery show featuring Lola Rose. Spotlight on Jewellery has been so popular that it is coming back for another series in the summer – watch this space for more information nearer the time. I then have three days off as I’m still using up this year’s holiday entitlement. It’s such a shame that I will be missing the L’Occitane TSV tomorrow particularly as I am currently a HUGE fan of the ‘Divine’ range, especially the cream and the eye serum.
However I needed to take the day off work as I have been invited to be the Guest of Honour at the British Polio Fellowship indoor games annual gala dinner. As an ambassador for the charity I was delighted to be asked to give a short speech and present the medals to the participants – I’ll post some pictures next week.
Finally, how disappointing was the solar eclipse if you live in the London area?! It just went very dark and quiet for a couple of hours but we couldn’t see anything because of the clouds. Last night I asked Sophie if she could remember where we were when the last eclipse took place. She replied, ‘On a beach somewhere.’… now that is a good title for a book!
Have a great weekend