Well what a birthday week it has been, and I do mean week! I ended up having four celebrations, basically outdoor lunches each time, for my 59th on Monday. Thank you to everybody who sent me some lovely cards, including these, sent to QVC.
I had some time with my friend Gill, a lovely catch up with my former sis in law Niki as well as mum and sister Linda, then finally a very nice lunch with brother Glenn and co on the actual day. But the best of all has to be getting together with the bubble, including Blake my oldest granddaughter.
Brad my son treated me to lunch on Sunday and they bought me some lovely stuff – even if the balloon they brought popped just as we sat down! Blake made me the most delightful bee ornaments, check these out! Thank you to mummy Kari as well because I’m sure you had more than a little to do with them! See also the top photo! As you know, Blake is not a social media baby, so I hid her behind the plate!
I had tons of flowers and vouchers for massages et cetera, and… my new Shark handheld cordless kitchen vacuum cleaner and some huge pots for my balcony! Very happy bunny.
This weekend is my daughter’s turn to take me for lunch, they are at Centre Parcs this week and I’m looking forward to seeing them around the Bristol area next Saturday just before they go back to Wales!
Bye bye vaccine centre!
This week was my last shift at the Epsom grandstand as they are moving it to Sandown once the racing season begins with my side, the GP hub, going to Leatherhead hospital. They are changing the requirements so it will be quite difficult to do some more although I will try if I can. On the last day my mum’s partner once again cooked a lovely fruitcake, which some of the wonderful nurses and doctors, pictured here, enjoyed! It was a great experience and I’m really glad I did it. Here is the last video from my final day.
I made myself a smashing kedgeree this week, this is the meal of the week – and it was very nice even if I say so myself. Gusto Gastro! I saved enough for the next day too!
I talked about these on here this week: the lovely set of four colour changing, glass solar lights, which Gabriel presents from her back garden at night! I’m not sure if they sold out but go here to check out our whole solar range. I left them charging before turning them on for two whole days. They created a wonderful light display from dusk – some were still alight by 3am! Very good value 😊
My balcony is getting there. Now I have my nice pots, I just need to sort out the rest of the plants! I have 72 plug plants waiting to be planted! Eek! 😊 oh well, at least I can put some in the flower beds around the gardens, even if I have enough for the balcony 😊
Well it has to be In Pursuit of Love, doesn’t it! The new BBC series starring Lily James looks fabulous. I will report back on it next week, still ploughing through the final season of Line of Duty as we speak.
However, have a look at this video from Katy Pullinger as this week’s ‘watch’. She made another wonderful video reel, charting her behind-the-scenes day on the shoot for her new regular Wednesday morning fashion slot – she is taking over from Kathy Tayler. Katy is also in this week’s Inside QVC podcast! You can listen to them all here. If anyone is perfect for this job, Katy is! So stylish!
By the way, I promised I would mention for Kathryn G as well, her new jewellery focus, which she is going to be doing not only on her blog but her Instagram as well! I had mine last week, but Kathryn is going to be a regular slot! Well, we do have some amazing jewellery.
Standby, incidentally, on the last Tuesday in May, for the return of my Diamonique bee jewellery! Meanwhile, if you search the word ‘bee’ on our website you can see what comes up here.
An unusual one this week. I find myself buying a certain book as a gift for the third time, this time for my two-year-old nephew (okay, great nephew), Wilfy, whose birthday was also this week. It is Captain Sir Tom Moore’s children’s book: One Hundred Steps. It’s not only about the end of his life when he completed the famous charity walk around his garden, but it’s about the beginning when he was a child, as well as his time in the war. Written in a really easy to understand way, it also has great illustrations. Lovely! By the way, his adult stuff is really good as well, including his ‘life lessons’ – highly recommended!
QVC Top Deals for the next seven days
Friday (today) – go here to see and buy what’s left of the super rocking chair I launched last night at midnight.
Saturday – already on sale, the Benefit Mascara Masters trio 244169, featuring the top sellers at a ridiculously low price given how much they normally are each! It’s in a nice little gift box too.
Go here to see and buy them early.
Sunday – our king of tech, Lee Hohbein Has been excitedly posting about the new Amazon Echo Show 5 offer, which comes with a TP Link Smart Plug and is at a brilliant low price!
Big Deals are available on air for usually a week, they may be longer online if stocks last. New ones every Sunday night!
Marc Fisher leather strappy sandals with blocked heels and buckle fastenings
Tili metallic make-up organiser with a two-tiered design
Luxform set of two triple function solar stake lights
Perricone three-piece calming collection
Skinsense five-piece Hydranet collection with a cosmetic bag
Bell & Howell set of four double sided Alien Tapee
Nina Leonard 3/4 length sleeve crochet knit cardigan with a V-neckline and coconut button fastenings
And here are the new Big Deals launching on Sunday 16th at midnight:
Attitudes by Renee jersey sleeveless maxi dress and solid jersey cardigan set
M.Asam four-piece 24h Hour Concentrated Retinol collection
Home Reflections Intricate Border Indoor & Outdoor Reversible Rug
Mia Tui five-piece set of packing cubes with a laundry bag
Now back to the Today’s Special Values for the rest of the week:
Monday – another Nails Inc Today’s Special Value and it’s all about pink! Don’t miss it. It features a deep burgundy shade not dissimilar to the one I always wear.
Tuesday – a printed jersey painter shirt from the brilliant Gok Wan is already on sale – go here to see and buy it early.
Wednesday – silent night return with an anti-allergen mattress topper with a ‘down touch!’
Thursday – Skechers are back with the on the go 600 Slider Sandal at a very affordable price
Friday – we bring you the California Innovation set of five foldable insulated market totes.
Friday 9pm – and going on sale mid-week is the best vacuum cleaner I have ever known, the Dyson V 11 Animal, at an incredible price! You’ll never need an upright again!
Next week – a belated birthday singalong in my Thursday night Facebook live ‘bantz’, a super trip to see my daughter for a belated birthday lunch with two-year-old Phoebe of course! Plus, I’m back in Devon running a retreat for the first time in over a year! Follow me on social media, links below, for some of my Devon country walks!