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.