I hope all’s well. I’ve enjoyed a few days off and enjoyed this lovely late September weather. My Mum stayed with us for a couple of days, although living down on the West Sussex coast she didn’t come for the weather, as she’s enjoyed plenty of sunshine this summer.
I’m back into action on Tuesday for The Lunchtime Show and on Wednesday I’m back with Andi Peters for two hours from 5pm for a Food Fest with plenty of mouth-watering Festive Food ideas. On Thursday I’m recording a new promo with Andi for our forthcoming series of shows, which is bound to be a lot of fun. You’ll be seeing the fruits of our labour soon.
Staying on a food note – I’ve been having fun developing a new flavour combination for Luxury UK chocolate experts Hotel Chocolat! Katy Pullinger, Will and myself were invited to come up with some suggestions and with the help of chocolatier Kiri Kalenko actually brought our creations to life! We now have to pitch our creations to the Hotel Chocolat hierarchy and I’ll report back in much greater detail in forthcoming blogs.
This weekend we have two great Today’s Special Values (TSVs) I’d like to mention. On Saturday 28th September we see Luxury French brand L’Occitane en Provence offer a choice of Men’s or Women’s four-piece Luxury Fragrance collections. We’ll see the launch of the new limited edition ‘Herbae’ fragrance for Women and for the first time in a TSV the Men’s eau de toilette ‘Cedrat’.
For the girls you’ll receive:-
Herbae Eau de toilette 50ml
Herbae Body Milk 250ml
Herbae Shower Gel 250ml
Herbae Hand Creme 30ml … all in a gift box !
For the boys:-
Cedrat Homme Cologne eau de toilette 75ml
Homme Cologne After Shave 30ml
Homme Cologne Cedrat Shower Gel 250ml
Homme Cologne Cedrat Spray Deoderant 130ml … in a gift box
I’ve not tried it yet but I’m told that the new Herbae is a green, fresh, floral fragrance of wild grasses mingling with explosive notes of bramble, wild rose and white nettle! Ooh la la! The Cedrat which I am familiar with, is a masculine blend of aquatic and citrus notes supported by woody spices! C’est bon!
Looks like a luxury self-purchase for the girls and a treat for the (difficult to buy for) men in their lives … and as you’ve been so good reading this far, from today you can order your selection(s) by clicking this link 🙂 Vous étes les bienvenus :))
On Sunday the innovative US cleaning giants Shark return to our screens with the returning and brilliant Shark DuoClean Lift-Away True Pet cordless vacuum. I’ve had a sample at home and I must say I’m really impressed – I’ll be totally honest when I first saw it I thought it might be a little cumbersome as it isn’t just a brilliant upright it can literally ‘lift-away’ to become a handheld unit for all sorts of cleaning tasks.
But… it isn’t at all cumbersome – it truly glides over hard or carpeted floors and has a simple swivel handle action to effortlessly steer. I loved the simple fingertip electronic button on the handle that lets you select hard floor or carpet and switches the ‘Boost’ on or off. It sticks to either task brilliantly staying in constant contact with either surface. It’s really quiet compared to other vacuums I’ve tried in the past and as well as being cordless it’s of course bagless. The powerful battery can be charged in three ways – I found removing it, by simply lifting it out by its built-in handle and placing it in its charging cradle (included) the best way for me.
As I always say on air – the best way to make a considered purchase is to try it at home with your own ‘dust/dirt/hair’ etc. For me, it’s a mix of garden debris and pet hair but for you it might be city dust and cat hair? Regular expert guest Phil Parker will once again be putting it through its paces throughout the day – stock permitting!
Lastly, the birthstone for September is Sapphire and whilst we usually think of Sapphires as Blue there are myriad colours to choose from and we have a wonderful selection currently in stock including shades of Blue, Pink, Green, Orange and more.
That’s all from me … until next time stay Fragrant and Spotlessly clean!