Oh my word, I felt I must write and catch up with you all with the most important of questions…
How are you all doing?
That is said from my heart. I know we all live very different lives, some of you will be with your families juggling things, worrying about things and hopefully cuddling your loved ones, as I am.
Yet, for some of you it will be with the quiet stillness of your own company and mind. I hope you can connect somehow with someone, family or otherwise. I hope perhaps QVC can offer you some light-heartedness and familiarity
Throughout my many years of writing to you with all the chatter of my life, my family and QVC, I have felt supported and held by you. So, please let me do the same for you if you need it.
I guess that you, like me, are adjusting and accommodating and finding some acceptance of this strange, uncertain and frightening time that we are all experiencing – and yes, we ARE truly in it together, aren’t we? Not one person can be exempt from this.
I pray daily we will survive and stay well. I try daily to give my thanks and be grateful for all I have and that I am lucky to still to have.
Our compassionate nature is being tested. WE are being tested and I, for one, always want to see the good, the kind and the beauty within people. And oh my goodness, it’s flooding and shining from so many people, wouldn’t you agree?
There will be some positivity that we will take from this time of solitude, and it offers us a chance to reflect and reassess. If you find things get on top of you, pause and step away. I certainly find I am happier if I’m not too engulfed in the constancy of news and negativity, to stop comparing what I am and am not doing and to be kind to myself…
Luckily for me, I got the most coveted of birthday gifts last week and was treated to a smoked salmon breakfast. Oh, how loved I am.
As I type this, I’m sitting on the day bed in my bikini top. I still haven’t gone for the walk I’ve been trying all day to do with Gus, and I’m in and amongst the rubble as Dan is replacing our deck area.
There is washing draped on airers and it’s been out there for two days now – so clearly dry! Yet, it’s still out crisping up in the sunshine.
I’m eating chopped apples, peppers and a yummy bit of salty Roquefort on crackers. Oh, how I’m appreciating the sun and warmth today. A full day off and in all senses of the word, we say it often, but… it’s the little things.
Without a doubt, we are seeing many of those.
So far today, my little things are:
- Managing to head into Gypsy and have an online Compassion Practice, which was beautiful.
- Talking everything through with one of my gorgeous friends Linds with a cup of tea.
- Messaging friends and receiving back lovely heartfelt messages.
- Half-wiping some dust laden surfaces… yup, work in progress!
They are weeny things, I know, but a calmness surrounds me today, for which I am grateful.
I really could do with doing a proper, decent manicure. I think a loud colour will be in order. I need to find my neon Orly shade. That will perk proceedings up to no end!
I’ve noticed I’m choosing the colour yellow a lot. I wore a fabulous yellow dress on Sunday by Helene Berman, I did take it off once I got home, but I certainly am choosing vibrancy in my colours as a way to combat any gloominess.
Dry hands, haircuts and root re-growth seem to be hot topics of conversation at the moment!
I for one have hair cutting scissors at home and clipped the boys’ hair (I deserve a gold star I think, it was rather stressful!). Dan on the other hand, after a beer or three, zipped his all off himself, miraculously not ending up with no hair.
I’ve searched through all my secret stashes and luckily found some hand creams that I forgot I had! I need them with all the hand washing, not to mention cleaning normal stuff, as well as chandeliers and hot tubs (gosh, how fancy!). Mine are getting quite sore and wrinkly.
As I found some treasures, I thought I would like to put a little set of stuff together for a Competition for you. I will check in as to how I do this, but keep your eyes peeled…
Now, at QVC we are trying to look to bring you the right things to get you through this time – the amazing offers and, as ever, a smile.
So I want to ask you, what else would you like to see us present on air? I know things are set so far in advance but you never know, maybe things can be changed around or tweaked.
Sunday’s Today’s Special Value that will be launching at 9pm Saturday night will be an opportunity to try the Powerfit Vibrating Fitness Plate (402458).
These have been so successful at QVC. Joe is disappearing into the garage daily, where he has set up an at-home gym. He’s feeling good for it and it’s a great use of time and a great release of happy hormones for him.
The gardening shows on air are super and we will fill your screens this Easter weekend with some glorious plants. I know so many people are looking to get into their gardens and are desperate to plant up some things.
I wonder if we can grow actual bags of flour? And loo rolls?! What would you plant if it was a guaranteed crop? Real or otherwise…
I loved the idea of the Vegepod, which was on air the other weekend. Yes it’s pricey, but amazing. It comes with both the summer and winter cover, so you can harvest seeds, veggies, salad bits and whatever you fancy.
Even just a little yoghurt pot on the window sill with some salad in or tomatoes could give a sense of accomplishment. Remember, it’s those little things.
We shall be potting on our Olive trees into some not-so-little pots that Dan finally found after yonks of searching. A dose of Richard Jackson’s Flower Power will be boosting them.
I’m boosting myself with soooooo much, vitamin C, zinc, probiotics and 8Greens! If you want to and can order, then check out our selection of supplements, it could help and very well be the boost you need.
Take care, stay safe and keep wearing your smiles and and thank you’s from the bottom of our hearts to every single person helping us through all this… we are so very, very grateful.
Chat back to me, I’m here.
With my love,