Brrrrrr! I’ve just got in from a run in the woods and I’m freezing! I’ve been really enjoying my running recently though – I think I actually prefer running in winter in some ways, as I don’t need to carry lots of water with me, and I don’t overheat! The woods near me in Gloucestershire – part of the Cotswold Way – are beautiful all year round but I do love them right now, with the leaves crunchy underfoot and the trees looking like beautiful stark sculptures.
Here are a couple of photos I took on an early morning run the other day… I especially like it there at that time, when it’s just me, the rabbits and squirrels and the occasional dog walker.
So – if you’re a celebrator of Christmas, how’s the shopping going? Started yet? I hope QVC is helping, and we have some great offers coming up in the next week or so. On Friday 30th we have a handbag and wallet duo from Orla Kiely, with four prints to choose from and a great Today’s Special Value price. Could be two gifts, maybe?
Then Sunday 2nd December is Beauty Day, with a glorious selection of beauty treats on air throughout the day. I love a bit of leopard print so the Lip Lift duo from Gale Hayman caught my eye – I often wear this to protect my lips while running and I like it even more when it comes as a duo, in limited edition leopard print packaging and when you can pay in four interest free instalments! It’s available to buy on the website now… one for you, one for a friend? Nice stocking fillers!
For a more practical present, the Today’s Special Value offer on Tuesday 4th will be an outdoor security camera from Ring. Because it’s Ring, of course, this is no ordinary security camera. First, it comes with a solar panel to minimise use of the rechargeable battery – just a few hours of sunlight a day will keep it topped up.
Then it has a motion sensor, to detect anyone on your property, and then – the Ring magic! – if movement IS detected, you will get an immediate alert on your mobile device (phone, tablet, even PC) which will then allow you to see, hear and speak to whoever is lurking! There are also built-in spotlights, HD video recording and night vision, plus a piercing 110-decibel alarm to help scare away any suspicious strangers.
OK, so it’s not the most glamorous gift, but it’s a present that brings peace of mind, especially for someone who lives alone or in an area with a higher crime rate.
Right, I’m off to make a hot cuppa! Stay warm…