A marvellous time in the mountains!

Hi everyone,

I’m keeping this blog short as I’ve just got back from a trip to the US and am frantically trying to get the washing and ironing done, the lawn mowed and a hundred other things sorted before I’m back to work tomorrow with a 3am wake up call! Oh, what a fabulous holiday it was though.

We went to Utah to visit my niece who is now living there with her husband, and although it was a brief stay of just a week, we packed so much in. A night in a cabin in the beautiful Wasatch Mountains, where we barbecued and went running at 10,000 feet; phew, hard work, I was breathless, that altitude is hard on the lungs! (It was also in bear country – luckily we didn’t run into any bears but we did see some very cute chipmunks).

A couple of days in Salt Lake City, where we wandered the beautiful Red Butte Gardens and got to see inside the Capitol building. And then a few days in the stunning Zion National Park in south west Utah, where we marvelled at the red cliffs, rivers and canyons – some of the most incredible scenery I’ve ever had the pleasure of running, walking and driving through. I could talk about it all day but instead here are a few photos to give you a flavour.

Back to work now though, but staying with the outdoors theme, hiking boots are having a real fashion moment and Skechers are bringing us a great Today’s Special Value offer on Saturday 19th. The Glacial Ultra Suede Lace-Up Boot comes in six colours (Black, Chestnut, Navy, Chocolate, Taupe and Burgundy) and of course you don’t have to find a mountain to climb in these, they will look great with jeans or leggings and are super comfortable and practical for those cooler days. Great price too.

Also – and something so many of you have been waiting for – the big festive Liz Earle Today’s Special Value offer hits our screens on Sunday 20th (but you can get in early and order it HERE now)The Bergamot and Basil Face & Body Six Piece Beauty of Botanicals set features the new limited edition Bergamot and Basil fragrance in the form of the iconic Cleanse & Polish cleanser and, very excitingly,  because it has NEVER changed fragrance before in its entire history, the Instant Boost Skin Tonic! There’s also a body cream and a hand cream, plus an original Cleanse & Polish, skin repair moisturiser, two muslin cloths  and a gorgeous gift box. All available on four interest-free instalments and just £1.95 P&P.

I’ve already seen people chatting about it on social media and talking about buying more than one set for Christmas gifts – makes sense!

Right, back to the ironing… see you soon!

Love Jackie x

6 Responses

  1. Looks fantastic! I went on hols to Canada a few years back and went through the Rockies. We were trying to spot bears and one man in our party thought he had seen one. Turned out it was a large dog. He was teased so much every time we saw another dog we yelled “ hey, Dave look a bear!” Happy days!

    1. Haha, love that Anne! I’d love to go to Canada on hols – I did spend ten days there once in my news reporter days but didn’t see anything except a prairie and the inside of a Landrover. One day!

  2. Hi Jackie, thank you for your lovely blog. You and your husband look great together. Your holiday photo looks fab, reminds me of my trip to America for my 60th Birthday. God bless you Antoinette.

    1. Thanks Annette! Sounds like a perfect 60th birthday present – I think I like experiences more than presents these days. Thanks for getting in touch.

  3. Hi Jackie looks fabulous we actually lived in Florida for a few years and got to see much of the usa but never got to Utah we did visit the Grand Canyon and that looks very similar // Thank you for sharing your lovely holiday with us all hope your marathon went well yesterday I think that is the one my nephew was running anyway have a nice rest today love Pam xx

    1. Hi Pam, I’ve never seen the Grand Canyon but yes I think you’re right in that it has a similar feel. Utah was just stunningly beautiful. And yes the race went well, thank you!

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