Loved wearing this Michele Hope top this week. (Item number 187042) Beautiful green sequins. So many people complimented me on it. Charlie Farley was particularly complimentary, though you never know when he’s taking the Mick ha ha. Completed with the MarlaWynne trousers with faux leather strips down the sides, and a nice pair of Vionic black boots.
But, what if you want sparkly?! My goodness, we have some wonderful choices, including lots of Frank Usher and Quacker Factory. In fact, Glenn Campbell will be bringing us a super “casual sparkle” show at the end of next week (around the 18th) but go here if you would like to shop some of the best Christmas jumpers and tops in advance of the big day. And don’t forget, all delivered in time for Christmas (you can order ’til the 20th this year.)
Incidentally, in that picture, I was presenting a footwear show, where there were some super slipper offers, check out the Skechers range online, as they always make good gifts.
Happy grandbaby time
So, I managed to have my early Christmas with my son Brad, his wife Kari and little blonde cutie Blake, nearly three-years-old. (My bubble.) Plus, we had a lovely surprise, as Lauren joined us for a walk in the woods in time to see Brad before he went. I always split my time with my children, and happily this Christmas as it’s Brad’s turn to go to his wife’s family for Christmas day. Lolly and co will be down for all five of the festive days and I’m off work between the 20th and the 27th, so I can’t wait.
What will your routine be? I know it’s all different this year for most of us. I think we will all make the best of it anyway.
Blake loved her Barbie truck and spent quite a while looking through the tiny little accessories that came with it, putting the stickers on it, and playing holidays with dollies who fitted in the truck, supplemented with my “grandbabies collection” of small cuddly toys. It was a treat to see (regulars will know they are not social media babies, hence fewer photos.). Blake is nine months older, so little adorable redhead Phoebe isn’t quite on the same level, but they’re not far off. Some wonderful family times are ahead of us all, for sure!
Early Christmas dinner
I was very impressed with my son Brad this time actually. He did quite a lot of the food and was pretty good at it! 🙂 Our early Christmas lunch was scrumptious. A good rehearsal for the real thing on the big day! LOL.
Here is the next in the line of the photos in my “best family Christmas trees” gallery – the one that my sister puts up each year. Our flats have very high ceilings and her tree is a stonker! How beautiful is this! Another one next week, and mine the week after that.
Presenters are all given some lovely jewellery to wear, and this is the bracelet I’ve been wearing most of the time. A lovely Annie Haak! I take a little photograph of the item usually, with the item number when I first get it – so hopefully I remember what it is, if someone asks. 🙂 But if you want to know what a presenter is wearing, you should always be able to ask QVC via social media, as they should be keeping a record. 🙂 (And don’t forget, you can opt out to an operator if you use the Q Cut line; we will have more operators back again next year I’m sure). On the topic of jewellery, I’ve heard that my bee jewellery should be in stock again towards the end of January, I will keep you informed!
I can honestly say I have watched some fabulous films this week. Continuing with the regular must-watch list, I added “The Holiday” and “It’s a Wonderful Life”, but I have particularly been enjoying some of the Hallmark-type schmaltzy Christmas movies again this week. I liked “The Mistletoe Promise” – two people who hate Christmas make a pact to be each other’s plus ones to get through the Christmas period. I think you can guess what happens, but it was very enjoyable and a more unusual plot than the run-of-the-mill ones. Mind you, I have enjoyed those as well. Find it online!
“The Man Who Invented Christmas” was also a very entertaining movie. Starring Dan Stevens (from Downton Abbey and Beauty and the Beast) as Charles Dickens, as he struggles to write A Christmas Carol. Loved it 🙂 8 out of 10. “Christmas Eve”, a 2016 movie featuring Patrick Stewart and an array of people stuck in a lift during a power cut, lighthearted and, well, ok. I’ve also started watching a sci-fi one called Displacement, I will continue it when I am not so tired, as I think it’s one I need to concentrate on. 🙂 Do let me know if you have any recommendations.
Did you catch Katy showing off her comedy skills?
Ooooh, a super in-depth ‘Inside QVC’ chat with top make-up artist Gary Cockerill and our Will Gowing. Why not listen to some of these super interviews with QVC guests and presenters whilst you are wrapping up presents! 🙂
Next week it will be Charlie Bears brand founders Charlotte and William Morris!
Here’s the video I posted on my Facebook page this week when I walked past Carshalton ponds. Sweet!
Follow my social media for regular updates in between Friday blogs. Don’t forget, every Thursday night I have a little catch-up chat with everybody on my own Facebook live on my Facebook page. Search it and why not join me. Plus, not long now ’til I have the big “Karaoke Christmas sing-a-long” on Thursday the 17th!
Book of the week
This week, I noticed that one of the Romantic Novelist Association writers got a mention, because her book had been made into a movie and was showing online somewhere. I did have a quick look but couldn’t find it. But well done Tilly Tennant for A Very Vintage Christmas. The book sounds great! Hope the Movies24 film is as good!
QVC top deals for the next seven days
Friday (today) – go here to see and buy what’s left of the Molton Brown five-piece Top to Toe Luxury collection! On sale early!
Saturday – time to get security-conscious if you’re looking for a substantial gift, with the Blink wireless camera set!
Sunday – join me on Saturday at 9pm and at midnight when I launch the Signature Scent Face, Hand and Body Liz Earle Today’s Special Value. It will absolutely fly. It features a full-size Liz Earle choice of fragrance, which is normally well over £50 on its own! Plus other face, hand and body items. Just wait ’til you see the price! It also is on sale now here, so don’t leave it ’til Sunday evening because I don’t think it will last. Get number 15 if you want to find out what I smell like, because it’s my absolute favourite of all time!
Also the Big Deals end every Sunday night, here are the current ones…
Australian Bodycare three-piece Tea Tree Skinwash Original and Fragrance one litre collection
Cuddl Duds soft Sherpa edge to edge cardigan robe
Kim & Co printed brushed Venechia hi-lo hemline
Cozee Home plain and textured pack of two Velvetspft throws
Laura Geller five-piece Make-Up collection
Diamonique 4ct 100 facet earrings in velvet trinket box
Philosophy Grace fragrance and Grace gift collection
And here are the new Big Deals launching on Sunday 13th at midnight and lasting only one week:
Kim & Co printed brushed Venechia hi-lo hemline
Hairfix two-piece Follicle Treatment & Volumising collection
Ab Booster plus Multi-Workout Home Gym
Cozee Home stripe texture Velvetsoft four-piece duvet set
Now back to the Today’s Special Values for the rest of the week:
Monday – it’s all about the beauty again with another super Tili TSV, the seven-piece Skincare collection, it’s a selection of some of your most-loved products from big brands like Gatineau’s Floracil Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover, Judith Williams’ Retinol Science Purifying Toner, Prai 24K Gold Wrinkle Repair Creme and Elemis’ Peptide4 Eye Cream!
Tuesday – Lola Rose return with a set of three bangle bar bracelets, really good if you’re looking for smaller gifts because of what the price works out at per piece.
Wednesday – Mally’s five-piece cosmetics collection is the Today’s Special Value for a super price!
Thursday – sorting out your hair once more with the Revamp Pro Gloss Perfect Finish hot brush!
Friday – and it’s the Skechers Fashion Fit lace up trainers TSV that Vonda was talking about when we did our footwear show.
Friday 9pm – give the gift of gorgeous skin with the final Elemis TSV – the three-piece 30th Anniversary Pro-Collagen collection, including Pro-Collagen Neroli Cleansing Balm, Pro-Collagen Marine Cream and Pro-Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream. I will be doing it at midnight on Friday! I wonder how long it will last through Saturday. 🙂
Next week – catching up with my best mate from when I was teenager, Gill Sandford, one of my oldest BFFs! And some more Christmassy photos as I reveal my shots of the huge Christmas decorations in Chiswick Park where QVC is based! Beautiful!
Stay safe and enjoy yourself, and remember you can shop till the 20th with QVC.