Hello everyone! We made it through January! Gosh, that can be a rather damp squib of a month after Christmas but this year it was rather lovely and very busy. I really enjoyed our fabulous Beauty Weekend last Saturday and Sunday. We packed the weekend full of exciting goodies which I hope you enjoyed as much as we did! I’d love to hear what your highlights were if you were tuned in.
As I think I mentioned in my last blog my unofficial new years resolution was to spend more time with people I love. So far, so good! Last time I shared how I’d spent some time catching up with Tom Ogden. Last week my best friend of nearly 30 years, Mandy, and I shared a lovely day and evening together.
Living so close to London we are spoilt for choice of things to do yet rarely take full advantage of that luxury. We decided to take a trip to Camden for a nice, long lunch followed by a visit to Camden’s Roundhouse to see the utterly amazing Kingdom Choir. If you’re wondering why the name sounds familiar they are the choir who sang at Harry & Meghan’s wedding! I thought that was a truly magical moment. So uplifting and cheery!
One of my friends, Gershom Brown, is a member of the choir. We have been friends on Instagram for a few years now. He keeps me up to date with their tours and I update him on my daughter, Chrissie, as she is a singer and musician, too. This was the first time we met in person and I must say he is one of the nicest people I’ve ever met.
Karen Gibson MBE is the choir’s conductor and founder. After the Royal wedding performance she was described as ‘Britain’s Godmother of Gospel’. What a woman. Truly inspirational with so much heart and talent. If you ever get the chance to see them live you will be in for a real feelgood treat. We had a magical evening which rounded off our day out together perfectly. I wore my longline Helene Berman coat and got lots of compliments, which also made me feel happy!
It’s great when you can combine style with warmth. In fact, MarlaWynne has a fabulous jumper coming up as a Today’s Special Value on the 4th which will be perfect for transitioning from winter to spring in chic style! I’ll be on air at 5pm on Friday with the lovely Melissa Hardy so, if it hasn’t sold out by then, we’ll be showing it to you with lots of other great WynneLayers pieces. Unusually, for Marla, it’s in a rather striking striped design that’s absolutely timeless.
Finally, if you haven’t heard yet, we have a special code you can use for the whole of February on our Cozee Home range! Entering COZE3Z at the checkout will allow you three Easy Payments so that you can be cosied up as we head into what is usually the coldest month of the year. Anything to stop us turning up the thermostats when we don’t need to!
On that same theme, actually, I recently invested in another Dyson AM09 Hot & Cool fan as it’s far more economical than turning up the heat in the house. It’ll also be useful in the summer when we need to cool down. A considered purchase but a great investment which means I don’t have to keep moving my original one from room to room.
Here’s wishing you a fabulous February, my friends!
Love Catherine xx