I have been away from home for a few days and completely forgot to tell the other half that I had a sample of this Sunday’s Bernini water fountain Today’s Special Value arriving. Imagine his face when this huge box turned up on our doorstep at 9.15 on Wednesday evening! I had a text from Sophie simply saying: ‘What’s in the box?’ I’ll show you what is in the box later in my blog.
Sophie may have been forgiven for thinking it was something for her new flat! Yes… finally! I mentioned last week that I had two exciting pieces of news to share, well one of them is that Sophie completed the purchase on her first home.
She had only exchanged last week, so I didn’t want to jinx it by mentioning it on here until everything was signed, sealed and delivered; particularly after losing out on the previous flat she had an accepted offer on because it transpired the lease had not been extended as stated. In fairness, the vendor did get a new lease, but then wanted Sophie to pay an extra £10,000 towards the cost of it – she declined.
To be honest, I think the flat she has bought today is a perfect starter home and probably better than the other one, so it all turned out right in the end.
Last Sunday we went shopping with her to buy a couple of essentials – a sofa and a bed! Well, I say a bed, but we have actually bought an ottoman base and she is going to have tomorrow’s Magniflex Today’s Special Value mattress. We already sleep on Magniflex so she was able to give it a try! It’s also ideal as it comes rolled up and her new home is a top floor flat.
I bought her the Lock & Lock Today’s Special Value on Tuesday (in fact, I bought two sets, one for us as well – you can never have too many Lock & Locks) and there is something else on the way – I’ll show you a picture on here next week. It’s all very exciting for her and I hope she and Milo (the cat) will be very happy there. Actually I’m pretty sure Milo will miss us more than she will – or at least miss Wilfie!
Speaking of Wilfie – Chris sent me this picture of him sitting on my old Dell computer, do you think he was missing me?
So, if you don’t mind I’m going to save my other bit of news for next week’s blog.
Let’s move on to Focus on Fashion. Now, normally I draw your attention to clothes but this week I am going rogue by highlighting the next Butler and Wilson Jewellery shows coming up on Tuesday and Wednesday next week. If you’ve been watching QVC a while, you will know that Simon Wilson and I love working together and I’m really looking forward to our two-hour show on Wednesday at 5pm. I’ve picked a few pieces out that I like – hope you do too. Also, look out for Lulu Guinness at 5pm on Thursday as part of our Celebrate Britain event.
Soooo … what was in the box? Well, here it is:
Chris put it together for me on Thursday, although that photo was taken prior to adding the water.
I’m really looking forward to some warm summer evenings to sit outside and enjoy the gentle splish-splash of the water, burning a Yankee Candle and sipping a glass of red wine. It will feature during the three-hour Gardening show I have with Richard Jackson on Sunday afternoon – I can’t wait, I love my garden.
By the way, the little white cherry bush in flower behind the fountain was a birthday present from my mum last year. It’s just seven weeks until I turn sixty – where is this year going?
So here are my hours for this week:
6pm IT cosmetics – very excited!
3pm – 6pm Richard Jackson’s garden
2pm Nails Inc
5pm – 7pm Butler & Wilson
5pm Lulu Guinness
6pm Eat Taste Love
I hope you can join me for some or all of them