Well, what can I say! Ziggy the puppy is having a crash course in squeaky toys and loves his mini space hopper! Go here to my vlog of the week and watch him play. Awwwww.
(And ‘Like’ the page to see more updates going forward!) He greets me with a wag each time I come in and gives great cuddles, he still has that puppy smell too, awwww! My kids’ first dog Holly had eight puppies (we kept one, Patch, as regulars will recall, who went on to have two small litters) and my mum bred pedigree poodles, so I’m very at home with a dog! One day, when I’m in one place, I’d like to do so. But no more in Devon for now!! More dog vlogs next week, or on my social media! And go here to see our little selection of animal products and pet beds et cetera. Although Ziggy was very at home on the Cozee Home rug that I’m launching!
Big week ahead
I must just point you towards the highlights below, since QVC has some awesome deals coming up. The Elemis Peptide4 24/7 bundle goes on presell on Tuesday (11th). The huge Dyson V10 BEST EVER OFFER happens on Saturday (8th) launching tonight at 9pm. You will not believe the price we are offering! Tune in at 9pm to see it!
Blake’s big outburst
Had a lovely time getting my baby girl, two-year-old Blake, from nursery again on Monday before work. We had fun in the park where she insisted, as usual, that I sit on the swing and swing along next to her. 🙂
She helped me choose her supper and enjoyed some chicken, mixed veg and mash. My son’s girl is starting to put more words together now, so when she’d eaten all her favourite bits, she exclaimed, ‘Nan-Nan! More… mash!’ So cute. Very clever little girl. So nice to spend time with her. And eat the rest of the mash…!
Chiswick outdoor meeting pods
Some of the best things about where QVC is located are the less orthodox aspects of Chiswick Park. If you want to get a breath of fresh(er) air and be nearer to nature, next to the birds, trees and mini waterfall, you can go sit in an outdoor pod! Cool, eh? Still need your coat in this weather, but what a nice idea. Plus lots of wildlife – like in the top pic if you’re reading this on our website (as opposed to the email, which you can subscribe for.)
Book of the week
I’m still reading Sweet Sorrow on audio at the moment, but this week I bought myself a book from top author Miranda Dickinson. Searching for a Silver Lining teams up two unlikely friends, one a former singing star, on an incredible journey to find lost friends, uncover secrets from the glamorous 1950s and put right a 60-year-old wrong… looks fab! I’ll be doing far more train journeys and getting more steps in, so the audiobook, as usual, will be perfect!
Like box sets? Here’s a catch up TV suggestion for you this week, prompted by my brother Glenn binge-watching it when he was poorly before Xmas, but also by meeting one of the UK’s top TV and film editors last week. Nick Arthurs did a retreat with us down in Devon while writing his own script and I thoroughly enjoyed our chats about TV and film plus his work on some huge productions. His IMDB record is impressive. One series he is responsible for is The Witcher.
“A monster-hunter makes his way in a world where people can be more wicked than beasts.” Perfect to fill that Game of Thrones-shaped gap. Looking forward to watching it! Netflix have some great shows and the next time I get chance, it will be this one.
P.S. Hi to Donna, Nick’s sis-in-law who is apparently a big QVC fan!
Saturday night bit of a do
Have been super busy of late as the big dinner I organised was last Saturday in Tavistock. We were oversubscribed, the speakers were wonderful, (thank you MPs Selaine, Geoffrey and Alison the PCC) and the food was lovely. Jennie, my pal, helped out with the raffle and pal Barry MC’d for me. We were running out of time so I announced that the Q&A would be a ‘two-minute challenge’! And everyone had a great time!
Our new jewellery guest Hannah kept Charlie on his toes last week!
Will’s next big listen will feature our lovely pal and Kipling guest Marie-Francoise Wolff! Go here to see all the latest ones and note the new look to our blog pages!! Love finding out about our regular guests’ backgrounds.
This week’s highlights on QVC
Friday (7th) go here to see and buy Today’s Special Value, the super-soft Cozee Home Aurora shaggy rug. Ziggy loves it!!
Saturday – Dyson return with the unbeatable (I think) V10 Animal Cordless – available in SIX interest-free instalments! If you’ve always wanted one, this is going to be so affordable, do not miss it 🙂
Sunday – Gatineau are back with a four-piece Melatogenine MorphoBiotique collection – I’m sorry to miss it because I will be at the conference and not on ’til later! And Sunday night at 9pm and midnight, I have Monday’s Mr Max deal – printed straight leg stretch trousers, in different lengths.
Big Deals old and new
Vionic orthotic Remi Delmar lace up trainers with FMT technology
Liz Earle The Power of 3 Superskin Regime
Skullcandy Indy Truly Wireless
Kim & Co croc pleather bomber jacket with pockets
Michele Hope swing hemline shirt with pockets
Prai three-piece 24K Gold Wrinkle Repair Collection
Thermapulse Relief Wrap
8Greens effervescent drink tablets
Plus on Monday, the Elemis deal goes on sale… see above! A great big bundle of day and night treatments from their Peptide4 range. Amazing value to revamp your skin. On all day on 16th – if it lasts!
Tuesday – K by Kelly Hoppen bedding gives us the chance to get another high-end six-piece duvet set from the famous designer.
Wednesday – SBC feature Propolis in a massive value four-piece set.
Thursday – Marie-Francoise brings us the all-day deal from Kipling – the Adila large triple compartment multiway bag.
Friday – and in a week’s time on Valentine’s Day, Wet and Forget is back in a sniper nozzle format, ready to spray via attaching a hose. So good!
Friday 9pm – Ruth Langsford’s jersey shirt is here – very smart!
Next week – a big conference weekend down in Devon for me and how I’ve been tackling the train instead of the car. I’m getting so much done!! Have a great week!