I hope all’s as well as can be expected … over the years I have started my blog with these sincere words and in these uncertain times they take on even more poignancy and sincerity.
We continue to be inspired by the incredible efforts of our brave and dedicated NHS and emergency heroes who continue to work so hard for the rest of us. I felt the emotion in the studio when QVC staff joined the nation in an applause of thanks and appreciation led by Jilly.
Last Thursday, I was at home for the second event and joined in with our neighbours on our respective doorsteps with pots and pans to show our appreciation. I don’t know if any NHS heroes heard us but it was symbolic and certainly raised morale and emotion in those that did.
My mum never thought she would hear herself say the words “thank goodness for technology”. But using her smartphone, she has been able to both speak to and see her sons, grandchildren and great grandchildren and this has been so beneficial to both her wellbeing and ours too. Mum loves to sprinkle blueberries onto her cereal each morning and I couldn’t resist ordering her a blueberry bush that I presented whilst on with Michael Perry – she should be receiving it any day now and I know it will put a huge smile on her face and eventually berries on her cereal 🙂 – it’s a good point to remember that you can order an item for a loved one or friend and have it delivered directly to them for a birthday, anniversary or simply as a nice surprise.
Easter weekend promises to be another warm one and I count myself fortunate to be able to enjoy my garden – our gardening shows are always so popular and we’ve plenty for you enjoy over the whole weekend. If you do venture out into the sun for your daily walk or gardening, please make sure you protect yourselves. I’ve had a couple of issues with sun damage myself and so I always slap on my Ultrasun SPF 50 and wear a Ppnama hat, that I try unsuccessfully to convince myself makes me look debonair!
I think Toby and Ellie have enjoyed having the extra company as you can see from this short video – I wish I had half Ellie’s energy !
Looking at her shaggy coat reminds me that it’s been several weeks now since I had my hair cut – Ali and Jack think my burgeoning bouffant is hilarious – as I look like “Nanny” – perhaps it’s time to reach for the pudding basin!
Talking of haircuts reminded me to share this picture I took a while back, whilst having my haircut – look carefully at what looks like my beautiful pedicure? This picture certainly messes with your brain doesn’t it!
Although sadly, I won’t be presenting any gardening shows this weekend, I’m delighted to say that on Saturday I will be hoping to bring you lots of laughs and certainly plenty of tasty treats with my pal Andi Peters between 7pm and 9pm for an extra Andi Peters Food Fest.
As I say on-air please don’t feel you have to be buying to enjoy our shows – it’s lovely to have your company and feel a part of the show – we love it when you tweet us @andipeters @dalefranklintv @qvcuk during the show and we try to read out as many as possible…
Well that’s all from me at the moment, but please try and keep smiling, stay safe and well during these most testing of times and let’s all keep up calling friends and relatives, especially those living alone…
Until next time… I send my love and best wishes to you all.