They survived!


Although I really enjoyed my recent holiday, there are a couple of things I worry about while I am away.

One, of course, is the cats, I miss them both terribly. The other is whether or not the bedding plants that I have lovingly decanted into various pots, containers and baskets, will survive.

Well, I’m pleased to report that – with one notable exception (a second terracotta face who now has very dry, frazzled lobelia ‘hair’, a bit like me before applying my Philip Kingsley Elasticizer) – they did and we’ve made a little picture show of some of them.

Thanks should go to our neighbour Sarah, who thoughtfully watered them, and also to Richard Jackson’s Root Booster and Flower Power.

Whilst on the subject of plants, I have a question. I thought that the colour of hydrangeas was determined by the type of soil in a particular area? So how come we have pink and blue hydrangeas, rather than either or? We also have white ones which, I must confess, are my favourites. They seem to do well in our garden so maybe I will get some green ones for next year.

Talking of plants and flowers, there is a botanical theme to our fabulous Elemis Today’s Special Value.

It will be on-air tomorrow, but it’s already available to order online and is proving popular. It’s another fantastic offer from Elemis, launching the brand new Peptide4 Night Recovery Cream-oil along with their infamous Pro-Collagen Marine Cream in a choice of Regular or Ultra Rich, their Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm, and three products from the Frangipani Monoi range.

You’re saving over £100 against Elemis prices and (best of all) it’s available in four Easy Payments. I’m on with Keeley tomorrow morning at 11am and again at 2pm – I hope you can join us.

We also have a beauty birthday on Sunday – 85 years of Gatineau! Join in with the celebrations as everything in our two-hour show is available in two or three Easy Payments.

You may have heard me mention that I was attending a charity event organised by our QVC guest, Linda Magistris, for her Good Grief Trust yesterday evening. Well done Linda – it was a good turnout and I’m sure a lot of money was raised. Although book sales were a little slow, I was very happy to be there to support the cause.

We went for dinner afterwards in Wimbledon Village with our daughter Sophie, as she had been at the tennis tournament during the day – watching not playing!

Take a look at the picture below.

It is actually of me aged 21 when I was in a floor show at a club in the West End. Loads of people on social media think it looks exactly like Sophie – even our new presenter ‘bossman’ said the same!

I had dug the picture out to feature on one of the guest posts I have been writing for the Alice in Theatreland blog tour, as the club I worked at, called The Stork Room, was the inspiration for the Ostrich Club in ‘Alice’.

There have also been some fabulous reviews of the book throughout the tour, which ends tomorrow, and I will be putting up the links to all of the bloggers who took part on my blog next week.

Someone you are all very familiar with, QVC guest Lorna Ko, has just finished reading it and tweeted some lovely comments including making reference to the word ‘eiderdown’, which she said transported her back to the 1970s – when the book is set. My response was: ‘We never had eiderdown days back then!’

Well, I must dash as I’m on-air for a two-hour Honora show this afternoon at 2pm, followed by Fashion on Friday.

While you’re in a fashion frame of mind, here’s next week’s Look of the Week – enjoy!

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Have a great weekend,
Julia xx


  1. SheMag July 9, 2017 at 11:27 am -  Reply

    Laughing out loud to see you have Crystal Palace lobelia in your garden! You’re such a superfan! Best to you and your lovely cats…we have an Elderly and I know what you mean, in fact we’re on holiday hiatus now just to be on the safe side. It’s not just you, see?! Best, SheMag

  2. martin forbes July 10, 2017 at 3:17 pm -  Reply

    julia are you on qvc working xmas on july yuesday 25th july hope you are well iam not bad.hope sophie dan cand chris are well iam not bad

    • Julia Roberts July 19, 2017 at 2:42 pm -  Reply

      Hi Martin
      I am not on Christmas in July as I rarely work Tuesday’s. Glad to hear you are ok – we’re all good thanks
      Julia x

  3. Julia Roberts July 11, 2017 at 2:59 pm -  Reply

    Hi Shemag
    I’m very impressed that you recognised it as Crystal Palace lobelia (I didn’t dare mention it) .
    Love to your elderly cat – long may they continue their journey with us
    Julia x

  4. Pamela Thom July 11, 2017 at 8:40 pm -  Reply

    Julia. You came back from holiday with a fantastic tan and I heard you say on air that it was thanks to Ultrasun. Can you please tell us what combination of products you used.

    Many Thanks

    • Julia Roberts July 19, 2017 at 2:44 pm -  Reply

      Hi Pamela
      I used the new formula SPF 30 with the built in tan accelerator for both face & body. I also used Ultrasun tan optimiser two weeks before holiday & as my after sun. I haven’t been this tanned in years!
      Julia x

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