Well what a tasty loaf that was! Last weekend after my week in Devon, as mentioned, I winged my way to West Wales. Had the most lovely almost-24 hours, with my two gorgeous Welsh grandchildren and my delightful daughter and her hubby.
Alix my lovely original mate in Devon had specially cooked a delicious loaf to take with me and very nice it was too. Spent time on the floor with the children; they are really starting to play with each other, now Jasper is nearly one. Like in this pic, with phoebe’s farm set. She makes the noises and he sits fascinated!
She adores him and is very patient, he loves her to bits and follows her around, or when she comes back in from school, he waits with his arms open, bless him! At one point she tried to get him on the little space hopper-type bouncer! Very funny it was too. Then she decided to hop off down the corridor and he was in hot pursuit.
Phoebe is so clever and articulate on the one hand, and then does the silliest things on the other – like when Nick made some poppadoms and she decided the one with a hole looked better on her face than on the plate! Well she is only four!
Her little brother however, is one on the 12th! One! Already! Then the weekend after that they will be down to see me. Lolly wanted me to buy Jasper his own Tonies box (remember those from a couple of Christmases ago on QVC? Little storytelling characters you place on top of a speaker box and each magically tells a different story!) Can’t believe he is already one!! So lovely to have baby cuddles and to see my gorgeous daughter who seems very happy at the moment which is such a treat to see. So glad I went, even though it was a long drive. They are always worth it.
Catching up with Caitlynne
What a lovely time I had also catching up with lots of mates in Devon, as you would have read last week. I didn’t get pictures of everything and half of the meetings were reported in last week’s blog. But on Friday I also added a coffee with Caitlynne, followed by collecting the bread and seeing Alix. We had a little wander through Okehampton as well, which was really nice. Not sure yet, but maybe this Saturday night when the upcoming conference in Taunton ends, if I decide to go back to my house in Devon briefly, I may even get to go to the cinema with Caitlynne! It’s been ages since I went to see a film at the cinema so fingers crossed!
Thanks to David
A Facebook friend called David Hannah came down from Scotland to see his mates and I managed finally to meet up with him round the corner from QVC, to say thank you for helping me during lockdown with my live singalongs! David was the kind person who recorded all of the songs that I sang, across 100 nights of kitchen karaoke! Don’t forget from the 26th of March over on my Facebook page, hopefully Fraser will be posting each video, three years on, every night for 100 nights! Follow me on Facebook to see some.
Had another super ‘menopause your way’ show this week, featuring some more super products and amazing guests including Denise Waterman with her pelvic floor exerciser – you can imagine some of the conversations, we all had a right laugh! If you don’t want to miss these chat-show type hours, sign up on the TV Guide on the app or on the website, for email alerts. Great new brand, ‘mighty green,’ sold out on their debut, of some of their soothing balms. Hopefully they will be back in stock soon. It was also interesting to hear Jack, from your Zooki, owning up that his mum and sister never really spoke to him at all about menopause, but his company had done a special presentation to get the conversation going. I said welcome to our world!. Well I had to get him involved in the hour somehow, given he was there with the supplements TSV deal! Some really watchable content, well done behind-the-scenes team and thank you to my lovely guests! I’m also doing the one on Monday at 4 pm – really looking forward to it!
Watch – The Apprentice has kept me pretty hooked, watching the latest one as I write! Some real numpties this time round, aren’t there! But the film I watched this week which really made me smile, was the latest from Simon Pegg, called ‘Man Up’. A touch of the Phoebe Waller-Bridge magic about it – in fact she has a cameo in it. A blind date goes hilariously wrong, when a singleton in search of a soulmate meets the wrong person under the clock at Waterloo station carrying the same self-help book… but it’s all about the funny scenarios, characters, and some really witty one-liners. Try and watch it if you can, one of the top films this week on Netflix!
Funny – this made me smile. Not that I’ve ever had a wig quite this long, but if you watched ‘The Ring’ back in the day, this would scare the life out of you if your kid got hold of it!
Go here to get the latest Inside QVC podcast from Will, and the current one if you haven’t listened yet :-).
From Monday the 6th, listen to Wales interview with Nikki Gewirtz MBE formally of Lola rose jewellery, and Anna Green, our other regular guest. They talk about the new brand ‘Nikki and Me,’ replacing Lola Rose (which has by agreement become a far Eastern based watch brand). They also talk dogs, giving back, and the importance of community. I do love a chitchat!
Don’t forget there’s a massive back list to catch up on, too!
Vlog – Best video blog I did this week (here) was my Facebook live on Thursday with a reveal of the big ninja today’s special value coming soon.
Book of the Week
Well I have found myself another series! Based around a feisty, single, female British detective with Asian heritage, Elly Griffiths brings us another super crime novel character and her entourage. Harbinder Kaur and her sidekick Neil, are based on the south coast, in a contemporary setting, dealing with grisly murders and mysteries. Very much enjoyed the first one, ‘The Stranger Diaries’, and I am now on ‘The Postscript Murders’ (the latter has a little feel of ‘The Thursday Murder Club’ about it!.) Should keep me amused for some long journeys coming up! And the newsletter exclusive information this week reveals which famous author I will be going to interview on Tuesday…
QVC TOP DEALS FOR THE NEXT SEVEN DAYS
Friday (today) – go to qvcuk.com and search ‘today’s special value’ to see and buy what’s left of the clinique three-step regime in a super priced collection. Lots of beauty shows throughout the day as well, plus some brilliant gardening from 10 am till 1 pm too!
Saturday – it’s the Shark plug in upright with anti hair wrap, a vacuum which has lift-away canister for more portability. Model NZ 690UKT.
Sunday – Thompson and Morgan will be bringing a brilliant ‘dahlia dinner plate‘ collection, with 100 g of incredibloom plant feed. It’s a massive gardening day, from midnight right through till 9 pm! When I will be launching the SBC tsv!!
Big deals ending Sunday night
Go to this section of our website each week to discover the current ones which often end on Sunday nights – if there are any stocks left!
Big deals are available on air for usually a week, they may be longer online if stocks last. Occasionally they last a couple of weeks but there are new ones every Sunday night so come back again and see them on the link above.
Next week should include:
– style – Aimee Kestenberg hi riser cross body bag
– extra – dynamo Cyclone cane
– beauty – Shay & Blue 5 pc Woods collection
Now back to the today’s special values for the rest of the week –
Monday – time for SBC. The four piece Lotus flower and rose & Jasmine soothing collection. Such a lot of product for quite a low price! It features the intimate wash and moisturiser, along with the rose body milk and moisturising gel. Lots of SBC shows through the day and into the night. Very appropriately we will also be featuring a ‘menopause your way’ show at 4 o’clock, and I get to present that one as well! Lucky me!
Tuesday – ready for spring, with a wet and forget rapid 2 L bottle with sniper nozzle to help remove moss, mould, lichen and algae from your foot paths or decking et cetera.
Wednesday – fresh from the success of their big deal special, Prai return with a three-piece offer featuring the 24K gold wrinkle repair collection.
Thursday – a focus on fashion with a smart doubleknit blazer, from Wynne Layers.
Friday – Percy and Reed are back with a three-piece super-size haircare collection, very affordable!
Friday 9 pm – Ruth Langsford brings us a button through faux leather jacket at a very affordable price
Also going on sale mid week, the Elemis three-piece pro collagen skincare collection, another bumper bundle from Keeley and co!
Next week – I go to interview a very special guest, then organise a big dinner the day after in London with a top speaker! Two things my newsletter subscribers will already know about, along with a picture of the upcoming Elemis today’s special value, they are the exclusives this week. If you would like to be included and get the exclusive pictures/videos/info in your inbox via email, just subscribe by pressing on the newsletter button at the bottom of this page.
A very busy week ahead, including the Southwest conference for my association, in Taunton over the weekend. Have fun and speak next week, see you on QVC on Sunday night!
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