Oh my goodness, it was lovely to get in the pool on my journey back after a long weekend looking after people again in my latest writing retreat in Devon.
After having seven lovely people to stay for a rare weekend retreat, I was in need of a lovely swim. (Mind you if you want to see a proper frightful ‘do, hopefully you’ve got my newsletter this week with an exclusive picture of what my hair looked like mid-session at the hairdressers! LOL. I send out the newsletter every week so it tells you when my blog is posted. To get them, just go to the bottom of the page and click the word newsletter and fill it all in!)
I met friends as usual down in Devon during the retreat at the weekend, and had some downtime including treating myself to a stay in the hotel opposite so I have my own bathroom for a week 🙂 LOL But it was very hectic especially because I was trying to fit so much in after having had the family last week.
I found one of the top pictures of the family holiday as well, I just have to show you this one again because it was so lovely. The two little boys walking along together at the fairground! Aged 1 1/2 and two. So so sweet.
Loved spending time with my grandchildren. And I’m so glad I get to do it again this weekend because I’m babysitting for my son. So I get to give Kaleb his present – that I forgot when we all met up for a week’s holiday in Devon (see last week’s blog for details).
DF & MF
It’s ages since I’ve done a show with Marie Françoise, and it was delightful. Some wonderful Kipling bags on special offer on Monday night, just as we finished a bank holiday special event, and an hour full of laughs. I just love being on QVC with some of my favourite guests, it’s not like work!
And talking of favourite guests, I am very glad to see this amazing anti-aging supplement returning. Not only does Joanna Lumley swear by Imedeen, according to fab guest Emma (and the little report you see pop up on our telly box when she shows it), but it’s been around so long it’s one of the most studied in technical medical journals, it has more scientific proof of efficacy than any other supplement we know. 10 published studies in vitro and in vivo published in respected medical journals, which speaks volumes.
A four-month pack, and really worth looking at online because this is a superb offer. It’s one of the best value sets I think I’ve seen. If you’ve ever seen one at a ‘buy three get one free’ kind of price level, this offer is even better! One of the best things about it in tablet form is that there is absolutely no sugar content. Occasionally you see the collagen shots that for some people are a bit too sweet. And of course they work. On Thursday the seventh! Don’t miss it 🙂
A Tomato in hand…
How amazing is this! Look at the message as well, thanks very much Ann, for sharing it. Richard Jackson is plant food really does work wonders! I came home to one of my orchids growing two new shoots with little buds on, so I’m well pleased!
Congrats Beauty Award Winners
Caroline from Liz Earle was delighted this week as cleanse and polish regained its crown, and a couple of others won awards as well. Congratulations to everybody in all of the categories. Elemis moisturiser being the other big winner having retained its title for I think 12 or 13 years running! Check all the winners out online!
Funny – Omg omg what a klutz I am sometimes! So I was parking my electric vehicle so I could charge it, right outside my house by the pavement. And I put two very handy no parking cones in the road to protect my car. Then got in my car having unplugged it, and drove off. Straight over the cones. One of them just would not budge (see pic!) and I had to get lovely neighbours including Jason and Hazel and co to help me, partly with the use of sandbags from nearby road closed signs, to create a wedge over which I could drive which lifted up the car enough so with an almighty tug, he could pull it free! :-). Thank goodness for kind neighbours, I would not have been able to do it on my own.
Watch – but it was nowhere near as funny as this clip, that I shared on Facebook this week. Just the sort of thing I would do! Bless this lovely lady, her laugh is infectious! Wait till you find out what she did! (See it here).
Go here to get the latest Inside QVC podcast from Will, and the current one if you haven’t listened yet :-). Don’t forget there’s a massive back list to catch up on, too!
This week is the turn of Adele who represents the SBC beauty brand on QVC, telling us some insights into her return and what happens behind the scenes! Out Monday.
Vlog – a beautiful day in a beautiful location, the view outside our studios in Chiswick! (See it here.)
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Book of the Week – Well I am well and truly hooked by the Charles Holborn legal thriller series written by Simon Michael, set in the early 60s. The latest one, ‘corrupted,’ involves another Trickey court battle (done very very well because the author used to be a barrister!), And the Kray twins! Can’t wait to get back to these, they make me happy just thinking about reading them. Highly recommended.
I actually met a lady in Waitrose supermarket who asked me, having discussed it last time I saw her in there, how my own book was going and please will I continue and not stop because she loved the sound of it & wanted to read it. Bless her heart. Yes I must. Must must must must…
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 Wynne Layers reversible poncho, on fashion day! Then we have a fashion hour at 9 pm finishing the TSV if there’s any left, but also launching…
Saturday – the Philip Kingsley three steps to hair body & hydration. A really useful little kit featuring a smaller size of my favourite elasticiser! No wonder it keeps winning awards.
Sunday – plus already on sale, the Dyson a.m. 09 hot and cool quiet playlist tower fan with timer, on a super offer! Be one of the 1st to get it in by now. I hope to bring you the final hearing and in the 10 o’clock sure if it’s still available! I swear by it! In fact you might see a little video of me raving about it including the fact that you’ve got a remote control and a timer. This means if you wake up in the night and you’re hot, you can turn it on, and it will turn itself off after 15 minutes when you are cool again and fast asleep. How brilliant!
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 – Dannii Minogue faux leather straight leg trouser in different lengths as usual and a great price.
– extra – Pacific accents set of two sparkler LED Garden lights
– beauty – tbc
– main – Cozee Home baby fleece crewneck PJ‘s
Now back to the today’s special values for the rest of the week –
(Note: SBC was originally scheduled for Tuesday and popsonic for Monday but they have switched around. Below has been updated to show the change in schedule).
Monday – SBC nine-piece luxury gifting collection in three little bundles, split them how you like that I did mine like this! Really worth getting. With my favourite shower gel ever, the pink collagen one, so thick and really leaves my skin smooth afterwards.
Tuesday – popsonic compact mirror with lights and five times magnification
Wednesday – MF is back with a Kipling Premium Linzi multiway shoulder bag! It’s going to be a popular one at that price! (Okay so only I have seen the price but you will see it soon! Don’t miss it 🙂 and see the little piece above about being on recently with Mary Françoise Wolff!
Thursday – the wonderful Imedeen returns, see piece above for more detail.
It’s specially for 50+, those of us going through menopause or near it, with a four month supply, and a matching moneyback guarantee, plus it will be lovely to see Emma back!
Friday – Denim & Co are really on a roll at the moment as they are back with you another today’s special value this time with a rollneck, I mean mock neck jumper! It should be called a mock cowl or something, because it is a real neck, otherwise you wouldn’t be able to get your head through ha ha.
Friday 9 pm – going on sale very much earlier in the week, the three-piece procollagen date tonight collection from top beauty brand Elemis. They were also winners in the beauty awards –
Next week – being chief babysitter, and a quick Devon trip before going to Wales to help celebrate my daughter’s birthday!
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