I’ve just been skimming back through the photographs on my phone – ones I’ve taken over the last few weeks, and it’s amazing how much we’ve managed to cram in. It’s been busy at work too as we get closer to Christmas and great to hear all your positive comments about the products you’ve been treating yourself to, the little insights into your world, and how much you’ve enjoyed the blog. I’ll have more updates to come on pre-Christmas TSVs and the many great value offers we have in the next few weeks, but before that, back to the photos!
Like so many of you, Colin and I had quite a few things planned pre-lockdown to celebrate various birthdays and anniversaries that were then cancelled or postponed indefinitely. However, we managed to reinstate quite a few of them earlier this year and like buses, they all seemed to turn up at the same time!
First up was our long-awaited night out at The Crazy Bear in Beaconsfield. This extraordinary hotel/restaurant is a favourite of ours and we’ve had a couple of great evenings there these past few years. This time we were staying over and were delighted with our black leather walled bedroom and this stunning copper bath – check out where the water comes from to fill the bath!
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We had a fabulous meal, retired to the bar for a nightcap and then enjoyed a terrific breakfast the following morning. It was great fun, and well worth the wait, so I’m going to keep my eyes peeled for their next wave of special offers!
We also enjoyed Colin’s daughter Vicky’s birthday last weekend when quite a few of the family were able to join us. I didn’t take that many photographs as I had to head into work quite early, but as it was Halloween I snapped this one of Corey in his outfit! I’m not sure he was too happy about the little green beard but it made us smile. 🙂 We bought Danni Minogue’s faux leather biker jacket for Vic, and not only was it a perfect fit but she loved it! I know you’re going to love her latest TSV – another great design and fit and pretty festive too!
I had a couple of days off last week and that gave Colin and I time to head to Canary Wharf and the Boisdale Club where he’d bought tickets for us to see The Pasadena Roof Orchestra while enjoying a lovely meal. Honestly, it was brilliant. The musicians were terrific and the lead singer’s voice sublime. Sheer escapism and well worth travelling into the City to see them. I wore a dress I’d bought three years before but never had an occasion to put it on! Maybe time for me to sort out my wardrobes!
Talking of which have you seen the new BBC1 programme starring Stacey Solomon? My friend Roz introduced me to it when I spent a couple of days in her beautiful home in Dorset. The show is called Sort Your Life Out, and families are given the chance to totally empty their homes – everything is taken to a warehouse and laid out in different categories– and then they have to get rid of 50% of all they own! You would be staggered how much some people can fit into their homes! In the meantime, Stacey and her team create better storage and more manageable living space for them. I thoroughly enjoyed it and I thought Stacey was marvellous with the families.
14th November was my sister Jenny’s 60th birthday and we were so glad to be able to get together to celebrate with her family and grandchildren. I offered to make her cake – a coffee sponge – and bought her a pair of diamond earrings that I’d had on one of our Luxury Jewellery hours at QVC. She loved them. I got there early so I could do her make-up for her and had planned to take loads of pictures of us all, but misplaced my phone and was too busy socialising to remember it! I snapped these few though and I’ll hold the memories forever.
Talking of make-up, Dr. Doris Dalton has surpassed herself with a terrific five-piece collection of make-up designed to benefit your skin while reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles! (244105) The Smooth Skin Solution includes her own patented ingredient “Smooth Assist” which is active in the primer, foundation and lip colour – all included in the collection. There will be eight shades to choose from and everything comes in a beautiful rose gold tin. It’s £45 and is available in 2 Easy Pay instalments so I hope you’ll be able to secure yours on Tuesday 16th November.
More excitement the following day when we bring you the brand new Orange Flower fragrance from Liz Earle! Their Botanical Scents of Winter collection includes three products including Cleanse & Polish all boasting this beautiful sweet orange and lavender scent plus any one of their fine 50ml Eau de Parfum range! It’s beautifully packaged and would make the most perfect gift, so have a look at item number 245770 to find out more.
With only five more weekends left before Christmas I hope we’re helping you cut through the lists of things to do and buy? I’ve made a good start but it may all grind to a halt in the next few weeks when the house becomes a building site! Where to store all the presents that’s going to be the dilemma? Where do you keep yours?
I do hope all is well with you, and that you’re making the best of the autumn colours and the relatively warm days? Thank you as always for keeping in touch, and I’ll look forward to hearing from you.
With my love,