Well, it’s time for me to say a very happy Christmas to you, and as I write, I’m still sitting at QVC late after my shift, still writing out Christmas cards! One day, I will get my act together… It’s not this year! Hopefully by the time you read this you will have everything under control and sorted out.
I celebrated the week with a couple of little meet-ups, including seeing my very good friend Gill, and we exchanged presents in a very hurried, ventilated trip at Costa Coffee in Surbiton! We vowed to do some lovely trips to unusual places in 2022.
I did not end up going to the theatre last week, as I mentioned I think, but I have planned some lovely stuff between Christmas and New Year, see below. Also enjoyed seeing my son for a spot of last minute shopping before they went to his in-laws for Christmas this year. And Lolly Pop arrives late on the 23rd for ours in Surrey!
Kaleb and me
My little grandson is so funny, obviously I can’t show you him on social media, because he is not a social media baby. But it was so lovely to see him and he was making little “agoo” noises. He is still utterly surprised by everything including his own selfie when you try to video him! I do hope he has the most wonderful first Christmas, not that he will remember it, and I will really look forward to next year when he’s with me!
Dropped off some presents with my sister-in-law Amanda and saw little Evie and Beau as well. So nice to see my lovely Daisy dog, or should I say Amanda’s Daisy dog! She is well at home and very happy and of course kept company by the little puppy called Beau. I didn’t really do house visits as such, no cups of tea and all flying trips, for obvious reasons. But it was lovely to have a little walk in the fresh air with my doggie.
Tried a new style this week, using the Dyson Corrale straightener. I really like it. A bit more trendy than the curly whirly, don’t you think?! We have some super hair styling products so if you want to get yours in good nick for the New Year, go here to our hair styling tools, and go here for all of our wonderful Philip Kingsley products, which I was using on that day!
It has to be The Matrix, doesn’t it? The fourth movie, Resurrection, is out in the cinema and I’ve booked myself a little film fest on 28th, the day after the kids go back and I get my place back to myself again. I may feel like locking myself away and not having to do anything other than soak up some brilliant movies! The Kingsman is also out the same day, so I’ve booked both of them! I will report back next week.
Meanwhile, as far as Christmas TV goes, how about the documentary about the late Prince Philip on ITV last week, or maybe yet another Christmas film! But your turn, if you have any recommendations, just leave me a comment below.
Just quickly to mention, make sure you listen to Alex Kramer’s podcast with Will – she has done so much! A really interesting, diverse, chequered history is revealed, you learn so much about your friends and colleagues when you listen to these! And well done well for making it to over 100 episodes. Looking forward to 2022! The new one will be with Kate Stephens, CEO of Smartworks, a charity set up to help women build their confidence, get the job and transform their lives.
Misty woods last week in Banstead! What’s it been like where you are? Fingers crossed it’s not too chilly over Christmas! Don’t forget to follow me on my social media to see all the updates and behind-the-scenes videos. 🙂
Book of the week – Will by Will Smith
If you get some Christmas money and want a brilliant book to read, I highly recommend Will, the autobiography by this famous rapper/movie star/all round good guy. I’m absolutely loving the audiobook where he includes some of his music and clips from his TV show the fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
Don’t be fooled into thinking this is just a smooth sailing journey for this mega star. He had a lot of downs, especially in the early days. It’s peppered with self-help observations too, and is a really, really good book for anyone who is feeling a little bit low, I think. I have bought it for a couple of friends, my son loves it, and I’ve been telling people about it – always the sign of a good book! Really funny as well in places. Highly recommended! And a strong contender for my book of the year!
QVC top deals for the next seven days
Friday (today) – go here to see and buy what’s left of the super new twist shaggy rug called Juno from Cozee Home. Plus we go off air at 2pm today, as usual, Christmas Eve. This time it’s until 11am on Boxing Day this year. You will see lots of other hours repeated as QVC copes with being a bit low on staff due to Covid, where needed.
Saturday – Happy Christmas! Tune in to see various hours repeated and the Cook’s Essentials 2.8 L touchscreen air fryer just for Christmas day!
Sunday – it’s time for MarlaWynne as usual on Boxing Day with a luxe jersey longline tunic with pockets and side slits. Look out for lots of end of year sale shows as well!
Big Deals are available on air for usually a week, they may be longer online if stocks last. New ones every Sunday night! Subject to change!
Hairfix two-piece Follicle Treatment & Volumising collection
Set of five reading glasses including one pair of anti-blue light readers
Cozee Home lavender weighted Hot & Cold shoulder wrap
Zwilling Fresh & Save 14-piece Vacuum Food Storage System
Elemis five-piece Indulgent Face & Body collection
Carole Hochman honeycomb fleece cowl neck lounger
And here are the new Big Deals launching on Sunday 26th at midnight:
WULI:LUU by Gok Wan Suedette Jacket
Gale Hayman Ultimate Lip Lift five-piece collection
Cozee Home Becca Ribbed Velvetsoft & Fleece four-piece duvet set
Skinsense four-piece Anti-Ageing Flawless Complexion Collection
Now back to the Today’s Special Values for the rest of the week:
Monday – a sale day with the Ruth Langsford contrast placket print tunic top – quite a typical look from Ruth I think and a great price.
Tuesday – more year end sale hours, and a health and fitness TSV! The Ab Booster Plus multi-workout home gym is here well under £100!
Wednesday – Harry Slatkin returns with his Homeworx set of three faceted three-wick candles, time to spend that Christmas money!
Thursday – on sale early, YourZooki are back this time with a Marine Collagen beauty and health supplement six-week supply, also on Auto Delivery, get your skin sorted for spring from the inside out!
Friday – Skechers bring us a pair of trainers to do all that exercise in, the Skech-Air Dynamight design.
Friday 9pm – going on sale early, Richard Jackson’s 14kg Vitality Mix bird food.
And also going on sale mid-week the Sealy Response Gel 1400 pillow top mattress and divan on five Easy Payments as well! Refreshing your home with a very special mini home event all day on Sunday, 2nd January. More next week.
Next week – some pictures from Christmas, and my review of the year!
May I take this opportunity to say have the most amazing time, if you can, and you’re not struck down with anything. Fingers crossed most of us will be able to enjoy it. And I’m looking forward to all the new products we have to offer in the New Year, including a Twist and Shape exercise machine, which sounds like fun! Time to get sorted for my 60th in May I think! LOL. And thank you for all my lovely Christmas cards that were sent through to QVC. It made quite the display in my dressing room! Can you spot yours?