A spring break and some unexpected sights…


Hope everyone is well and finally enjoying some milder weather. I’ve just come back from a week away in North Yorkshire – what a wonderful time we had! I’ve been to Yorkshire several times before but mainly for work and not for many years, so it was an absolute joy to be able to spend some quality time there. We visited Skipton, Arncliffe, Hawes, Grassington, Ripon and York; we drove and walked through some incredible countryside and I went for a glorious run along the Dales Way early one morning, which was just fantastic.

There were some rather unexpected sights too; we popped into a homeware store in Skipton only to see two nine-day-old lambs running around! The lady told us she was having to hand-rear them, so she just took them to work with her to make it easier. Completely adorable. If you follow me on Instagram (@officialjackiekabler) you will see a little video there of said lambs in said shop!

Another morning, we woke up to a blanket of snow, which we weren’t really expecting either, but which was absolutely beautiful. We went for a long walk in it; snow and sunshine were the perfect combination – it almost felt like being in the Alps.

While I was away my publisher also released details of my new book, The Murder List, which is coming out in June. It’s about a woman who receives a blank diary as a gift, but when she opens it she realises that it’s not blank after all, and that something very sinister is written in the pages…

I can’t believe this is my seventh book – I’m currently working on the eighth, with a December deadline, so I did some writing while we were away too. The Yorkshire Dales were the perfect writing retreat!

Anyway, back to work now and a busy few days coming up, with some rather nice Today’s Special Value offers. On Thursday, I’m looking forward to having a couple of shows with nailcare brand Orly, who bring us their 7-Piece Professional Treatment & Colour Collection. I’m a big fan of this range (I particularly like their Breathable nail polish collection), and this time we are getting three gorgeous colours, a topcoat, a base coat, the famous Cutique cuticle and stain remover, a cuticle pusher and remover tool, and a lovely cosmetics bag. Perfect for the new season, and at a fantastic price too.

On Friday it’s the turn of Skechers, with their Reggae Slim Sandals. These are sporty, flat, slingback sandals with memory foam foot beds and stretchy uppers. There will be six colours to choose from – great if you are heading off on a spring or summer break and need to be on your feet all day.

And on Friday night, I will be back with my buddy Ruth Langsford to launch her latest Today’s Special Value offer, a cropped version of her very popular relaxed jeans. As usual they will be available in Regular and Petite lengths, and there will be a choice of Indigo, Dark Indigo or a Light Wash. So join us on Friday night at 9 pm and again at midnight for some fashion and fun!

That’s it for now, have a great week.


Jackie x


13 Responses

  1. Glad you enjoyed your week away even the unexpected arrival of snow. Lots of things to look forward to and that you are back presenting. Have pre ordered Murder List can’t wait to read it. Always intrigued how people manage to get inspirations for different plots to keep us interested. Keep them coming Jackie I’m booked . XxxxSue

    1. Thank you, Susan! Yes, I definitely didn’t expect snow but we enjoyed it anyway. And thank you for the kind words, I hope you enjoy the new book.

  2. Hi glad you enjoyed your Yorkshire trip, Skipton is my home , glad you liked it , it is rather unique. I also know the lady with the lambs ! last time it was just the one little black one running around! how cute is that, not something you see everyday, even here.

    1. Hi Linda – Lucky you, what a gorgeous place to live! And the lambs were such an unexpected treat, it was wonderful!

    1. Thanks so much Susan! I really hope people enjoy it – I always get so nervous when a new one is coming out!

  3. Hi Jackie
    The lavender T-shirt you were wearing on Saturday 16th April – which brand is it? Can’t wait for your new book in June – I have read all the others and they were brilliant!! Sue x

    1. Hi Susan, it was a Denim & Co top, item number 192910 – not easy to find online because for some reason they have described it as a stripe top which it clearly is not! I thought it was perfect for a gardening show.
      Unfortunately there are no photos on the website yet but there is a video so you can watch that to see the different options.
      And thank you so much for the kind words – I am always so nervous when a new book is coming out!

  4. Glad you had a lovely time in Yorkshire. I have read all of your books and I am so pleased that you’re releasing a new book in June. I have pre-ordered my copy. Take care xx

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