I can’t believe that, as I sit writing this, January is almost over for another year… really? It seems to have whizzed by, as has the last week for me. I hope you all enjoyed the Beauty Weekend and have started experimenting with some of your new purchases. I tried the Becca London LTD illuminating fluid for the first time, mixed in with my Laura Geller Baked Liquid Radiance Foundation, and I must say I was very impressed.
It was lovely to meet so many new guests too and thank you to the guys from NIOD who were so thrilled with their success that I was the lucky recipient of a bouquet of flowers on Wednesday – great timing as we had just thrown Sophie’s flowers away. They were really pretty with white roses and freesias but also pink lilies. As we have cats I have had to put the lilies in a separate vase in Sophie’s bedroom (the cats are not allowed in there) as lilies can be poisonous for cats.
Speaking of cats, my friend Natalie bought me a funny calendar of cats doing yoga!!! I thought I had better share January’s pose with you before the month runs out.
From this week, on my blog, I am going to be doing a little section called Fashion Focus. It’s where I pick out something from our QVC Fashion ranges which is coming up in the next week to draw your attention to – a bit like ‘Julia’s Pic’ on the Fashion on Friday show. The first Fashion Focus is Biba, which is back on your screens on February 4th at 8pm.
I like this range and already own a couple of styles which will be featuring in the show. One is the ivory coloured spotty blouse, 156573, which lots of you have asked me about over the past few months and the other is the black pleated blouse with a red and gold pattern, 158340. Both are very comfortable but smart worn with skinny jeans or black leggings. Something I haven’t managed to get my hands on yet is 158338, the stud logo t-shirt so I may well be doing a bit of shopping too on Thursday evening. Everything in the show will be on advanced order but it is usually sent out pretty promptly and, as it’s always a busy show, you may want to check our website in advance.
Whilst on the subject of fashion, today’s Fashion on Friday is featuring Together and stay watching for the first of the new series of Spotlight on Jewellery. Unfortunately, the new Emozioni range didn’t arrive in time but there will be plenty else to whet your appetite.
Well, last week I posted the cover picture of ‘The Windsor’ magazine. At the time the February edition hadn’t been published but it is out now and if you’d like to read the article just follow this link which is actually to the Surrey Downs magazine where it will also feature.
I thought the journalist, Emily Horton, did a great job of linking her piece to the film about Joy Mangano, called Joy. I haven’t seen it yet but it is definitely on my must see list along with Spectre – maybe a couple of trips to the cinema during my upcoming days off. I will have to try to avoid going to Waitrose though as they give the magazine out free next to the checkouts in my local one.
I have a busy day today as I am going to the opening of the new British Polio offices in Watford before my shift at QVC. It is a ‘Royal’ opening so I will hopefully be able to pop a picture on here next week – I wonder if I will have to curtsey?
Have a fabulous weekend – I have about 10,000 words of my next book to write before I’m back on air next Thursday, if I’m going to make my May deadline.