The first time in I don’t know how long, I went out to a non-family event. A bit of a QVC “do”, a get-together in a (very loud!) wine bar in the city after work last Thursday. How many QVC guest presenters and presenters can you spot?*
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Craigy dude was there and never lets me down! Watch this ha ha. Jemma Forte who brings us fabulous Molton Brown products (see below) got in on the action as well. 🙂 It was a mixture of behind-the-scenes crew, camera guys, tech people, and front of house peeps. Not a huge group but nevertheless enjoyable, despite the age old problem of needing to shout and shout to make yourself heard! Let’s face it, I was born in an old granny who likes tea rooms!
We are all now looking at how to organise a boat party (this one did not quite come off, hence it was in the wine bar in the end.) Possibly in the spring if we can get enough QVC people interested… Watch this space, eh? 🙂
I must say it feels quite weird to be going out and about, mixing groups of people again. Nice, but still weird! Have you been out since things opened up again or are you still sheltering indoors safely?
Out with Litty
Regulars will remember that Litty is one of my writing friends. Whenever we get together she is very complimentary and extremely encouraging. She is now writing scripts, which is such an achievement! We put the world to rights and sat there for hours 🙂 great fun. I came home full of enthusiasm for getting on with my own novel, French Or Dutch!
Out with niece Becky
Becky was back from working on a film down on the south-west coast, and I must admit I was very glad to see her because it means I don’t have to look after my sister’s cats anymore! 🙂 We go to Fegu, a nice restaurant in Banstead where they do a delicious brunch.
‘Out out’ fashions – I got Gok!
As you may have realised, I did 11 days on the trot last week. I was supposed to have a break in the middle and we were very short of presenters, so I did a couple of hours. Just before that QVC get together, actually… One of the rearranged days meant I did not do the Ruth Langsford two hour show, instead I was in earlier and did my very first Gok Wan Wuli:Luu show. Great fun it was too! He asked for a chair and then channeled his inner Karen Carpenter! Actually if you look at some of the “Recently On Air’ items, you may see what I mean! Go here to shop his whole range, including several that are really good for those evening occasions when you go out, out, plus loads that are great for just being “in, in!”
I also met a couple of people talking about the Patrons club that have agreed to help out here in Surrey. It was very manic this week for sure!
Gifting tip off
Usually certain product lines sell out quite early, sometimes in October, despite being aimed at Christmas. So snap up this one – our super little gingerbread man “Can’t Catch Me” hand cream sets from L’Occitane. Four 10ml’s in each of the cute little tins. Super stocking fillers! I won’t tell you how many I bought, but at about £10 each it’s a super deal. 🙂 Get yours here.
A super tribute to Prince Philip was on this week, with personal contributions from the royal family. It was on Wednesday night, I’m sure you can see it on catch-up. I will be watching it when my feet touch the ground. 🙂 And how exciting is Vigil at the moment! Can’t wait for the final episode of this Suranne Jones submarine based cop drama, to see who done it!
It’s not too late to listen to the one about Elemis with Keeley, hot on the tail of their sell-out Today’s Special Value bundle! All our stock had gone by end of the 9am show so well done if you got yours! We also had the men’s gift sets in gift boxes – I bought three as early Christmas presents, getting very organised this month! And don’t forget Alison Cork tells us all about her new range and her impressive fitness regime, she looks amazing, check out her social media! Next week, Will chats to fashion expert, Miranda Holder. You can listen to all the podcasts here.
Well, kind of a Charlie Brook funny, as he launched the new Centigrade TSV gilet and did not have enough models, so this was the result! An impromptu catwalk display featuring yours truly! Funny. 🙂 Go see our Centigrade coats and jackets here. I also got to do a very quick co-presenting stint with him in a Diamonique show – selling my lovely bee jewellery. I love it! Go here.
Book – Apples Never Fall
Finished this book this week and it is outstanding. The narration is excellent and the story is brilliant, so get it while you can, one of Liane Moriarty’s finest! Thank goodness for audiobooks because I did something to my eye this week, and reading is quite difficult, hence a shorter than normal blog! I ended up in A&E! Same as a couple of weeks ago, it took hours. I hope it doesn’t become a habit. More news next week…
QVC top deals for the next seven days
It’s a fabulous Christmas preview event weekend!
Friday (today) – go here to see and buy what’s left of the Festive pre-lit musical swirling little water spinner and loads of other Christmassy item through the day, including Hotel Chocolat show at 10pm with me. Just before then at night, I launch the new…
Saturday – …Bose TV speaker with Bluetooth connectivity, a more affordable one. Looking forward to it.
Sunday – it is the L’Occitane four-piece Unique to You fragrance collection. We are starting early with our huge collections ideal for Christmas presents, tune in if you can. And join me at 9pm if you can when I will feature L’Occitane but also the new Monsoon top for Monday!
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!
Moda in Pelle Lizeth knee high boot
Auraglow set of two Hollywood Mirror Lights
Prai two-piece Ageless Night Treatment collection
Tarte five-piece Sea Colour collection with bag
Neom Home Mist and Candle Essentials Duo
Shay & Blue five-piece Fragrance Layering Collection
Kim & Co Soft Touch long-sleeved cowl neck tunic
Centigrade coatigan with striped contrast lining and patch pockets
Your Zooki Turmeric four-week supply
And here are the new Big Deals launching on Sunday 26th at midnight:
Skechers Mens Renten Palco slipper
Philosophy 12-piece Mini Bath & Body collection
Cozee Home Metallic Dot Velvetsoft four-piece duvet set
Molton Brown four-piece Hand Wash collection with gift box
Now back to the Today’s Special Values for the rest of the week:
Monday – pretty Monsoon 3/4 sleeve print top with button detail, super affordable!
Tuesday – already available online and it’s going to be a blockbuster – the massive brand Clinique join us with the famous lines and the Signature Three-Step Skincare Collection!
Wednesday – JM by Julien Macdonald is here and it’s the set of two Lotus Flower Tealight holders in the gift box, ideal price for presents!
Thursday – you know it’s autumn winter when Emu returns! This sheepskin-based range bring us the water-resistant suede boot design called Merak. Toasty warm for the cooler nights as they draw in!
Friday – and Cozee Home are back on Friday with a hooded fluffy lounger. Not sure what to get somebody – maybe this!
Friday 9pm – a little hint about next weekend’s brilliant Christmas day, and it’s one of the best fake tree offers ever. Santa’s Best return with the 16 function pre-lit frosted dewdrop Christmas tree with remote control and different options and different heights. They always sell out early!
Plus going on sale probably mid-week, it’s the eagerly awaited big Christmas Molton Brown bundle, with 11 pieces – yes 11 pieces – the Ultimate Luxury collection!!
Next week – back in Devon for a writing retreat (first one in ages!) at the start of my two weeks off. Btw, join me on my Facebook page on the Thursday evenings for the live chat from my Devon kitchen! (Probably!) #thursdaybantz x
* You should be able to see Craig, my fellow presenter, as well as Lee Hohbein and James Murden from tech, Jemma Forte plus Cait from Yankee Candle! At least!