How is everyone? I was on annual leave last week; we were supposed to be going away to Wales for the week but of course that wasn’t possible so instead we had a holiday at home. We tried to do a little special something each day, and fortunately the weather was mostly glorious which helped!
We had a lovely “hotel style” afternoon tea in the garden on one of the days; neat little sandwiches with the crusts cut off, and hubby made a cheesecake and scones. There may have been some bubbly too (well, there was!) in quiet celebration of the fact that my new book has somehow managed to stay at the top of the Amazon charts for a whole month, which has taken me somewhat by surprise and is a dream come true. Thank you so much to everyone who’s messaged me about it and said you’ve enjoyed reading it… you’re so kind.
I also treated myself to some new garden tools (I’m so rock and roll!). During a gardening show at work a couple of weeks back we featured some lovely shiny tools and I suddenly realised that all of mine at home were probably at least twenty years old. My spade was so blunt and rusty it could barely cut through paper! So I splashed out on the Radius Ergonomic Hand Tool Set, the weed burner (so much fun to use, although it’s currently on waitlist), and the Root Slayer (see photo – this is currently sold out but I think it’s coming back soon) which is the most AMAZING spade. We’re still slowly doing up our garden and went to the garden centre last week for the first time in two months to stock up on a few more plants, and the new tools made it a joy to put them in place.
If you’ve been spending some of this lockdown period getting your home more organised (SO many people seem to be sorting out cupboards and wardrobes!) then the upcoming Today’s Special Value offer from Lock & Lock might be of interest. It’ll be on air on Wednesday 3rd June and is a fifteen-piece assorted food storage container collection. I think these containers are brilliant: completely airtight, dishwasher, freezer and microwave safe and BPA free. This time there’ll be a choice of five colours (Clear, Blue, Berry, Lime and Turquoise) and they really do last for a really long time – fun fact, the hinges on them are tested three million times!
At work we’re still seeing most of our guests broadcasting from home and not in the studio with us but it was lovely to be reunited with my buddy Ruth Langsford recently, even if it was from a two metre distance! Does anyone else miss hugs like crazy? I can’t wait to be able to hug my friends again and see my family, but as long as everyone stays healthy that’s the most important thing. There are still so many tragic stories of lost loved ones… much love to you if you’re grieving right now, my heart goes out to you.
Take care and stay safe.
Love Jackie x