My birthday gift to you

Today is my birthday, and as promised on my last blog, I have a birthday giveaway of ten of my favourite QVC beauty products… more on that later!

So, today I celebrate my 66th birthday, but that pales into insignificance against the celebrations last weekend for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and the wonderful milestone she has reached! I was very happy to decorate my home to show my appreciation for the dedication to duty she has exhibited over the past seventy years.

In my front window, I had a flag with Her Majesty’s portrait on it and I captured this great photo through the JM by Julien MacDonald mirror that we have above our fireplace in the lounge. Did anyone else see the man himself alongside another QVC favourite, Lulu, on the first night of the four-day weekend? We were watching with my daughter’s family who we had round for the day. I’d also strung bunting, blown up red, white, and blue balloons and dotted several flags around the garden where I’d spent the morning planting up my hanging baskets and containers.

I used Richard Jackson’s Root Booster to give them a flying start, as did Dennis, my helping hand in the garden when he planted up my veg trug, very neatly I might add!

This year I’m growing (or trying to grow) carrots, radishes, lettuce, spring onions, chillis, aubergine, tomatoes, and runner beans. Fingers crossed, with a bit of TLC and plenty of RJ’s Flower Power, I’m hoping for a bumper crop.

My dad always grew runner beans and sweet peas. From my childhood, I have memories of the two rows of canes supporting the growing plants stretching out across the bottom of our garden. What would have been his 102nd birthday coincides with Father’s Day this year on June 19th, so a bit of a double whammy for me. He’d have been pleased to see how well my sweet peas are doing again this year. I’ve already picked two lots to bring indoors for their fragrance and colour… they will always remind me of him.

After I’d finished gardening, I headed to the kitchen to make a broccoli and walnut cheesy quiche, cheese spelt scones and this Victoria Sandwich cake! I’m normally pretty good at cake baking, but this one was a little ‘overdone’ at the edges. The sponge was good though and the jam and buttercream were spot on, if I do say so myself! We were able to dine ‘al fresco’ with Sophie and family for the first time this year! Although I was working for the other three days of the Platinum Jubilee, I did manage to catch the concert, which I thought was superb. The highlight, though, had to be Her Majesty entertaining Paddington Bear to tea at Windsor Castle, which had me laughing out loud.

So, I mentioned at the beginning of my blog that I was doing a birthday giveaway based around my top ten beauty products from QVC. As you can imagine, I use many more than ten beauty products and some of my absolute favourites are missing from this list because they are out of stock currently at QVC – Elemis Pro Collagen Definition Facial Oil is a prime example. But I do use all of the following, and if you are the lucky winner, I hope you will enjoy using them too:

Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic duo – I’ve loved the original since the very early days of QVC but this is the Rose & Lavender if you haven’t yet tried it.

Elemis Overnight Matrix Moisturiser – my absolute ‘must have’ at the moment, and it comes with a cleansing balm in my prize.

Elemis White Flowers Eye & Lip Make-up Remover – no rubbing or scrubbing the delicate eye area and very effective.

L’Occitane Divine Cream Moisturiser – I use this as my day moisturiser over oils or serums and this comes with a bonus travel size in my giveaway.

L’Occitane Treat Your Feet – a foot cream that doesn’t smell minty! And it’s sandal season AND you get the extra rich foot balm too.

Ultrasun Tan Acccelerator 30 Face & Body – I use this on every holiday… need I say more?

Philip Kinglsey Elasticizer in Mango & Hibiscus in a full litre size – couldn’t be without it.

Gale Hayman Lip Lift duo – I’ve used this for almost 25 years and never found a better conditioning treatment for the lips.

Benefit Bad Gal Bang Mascara – in my opinion, the best mascara for length and definition

Laura Geller Tahitian Glow – my little secret for a bronzed, dewy-looking skin on face and body… I LOVE it!!

This little haul would be over £450 to buy currently from QVC, so it’s a lovely giveaway, especially for my birthday. And to be in with a chance of winning, simply answer this question.

I’ve been at QVC since it first aired in October 1993 but how old was I when I started?

a) 27
b) 32
c) 37

Leave your answer in a comment before midnight on June 19th to be in with a chance of winning… Good Luck!

Well, we do have Laura Geller Tahitian Glow as part of the competition prize, which leads me nicely into the fact that we have a Laura Geller Today’s Special Value tomorrow (launching 9pm tonight), which is already available on presell. It doesn’t feaure the Tahitian Glow BUT it does have; Balance & Brighten foundation in your choice of colour, Spackle tinted make-up primer in Bronze, Blusher in Rose Bronze, Italian marble lipstick in Bellisima (beautiful in Italian), and Kajal in Burnt Cocoa, which I love. It’s under £45, on 3 interest-free easy-pays and is zero P&P.

I’m not on for Fashion on Friday tonight as I’m off out with the family for dinner, but I’ll see you next Thursday.

Have a great weekend!
Much love,
Julia x

1,607 Responses

      1. Happy Birthday Julia! 🎂It’s my 70th on the 27th. Watched QVC from the beginning, I think you were 37 when you started.

    1. Hi, Julia
      You’re the same age as me – which makes it a little easier to work out that you were 37 when QVC began.

      Hope you enjoyed your birthday,
      Gill

    2. Happy belated birthday Julia you looked amazing on Thursday when you were on the kippling show. you were 37.a

    3. You were 37 when you started in 1993. I’m also a Nottingham girl born on June 10th, only I was born the same year as Liz Hurley. Happy Birthday Julia.

    4. Hi Julia, I think you were a young 37 when you started at QVC in 1993 🤩 Hope you had a wonderful birthday last week 💐
      Love the beauty birthday giveaway😍
      Mandy Cameron

    5. Hi Julia – 27 years. Watch you all this time. Have most of the products in your birthday gift. Here to another few years. Love the new presenters but they do not have you skill.

    6. Hi Julia, I was born in the same year as you so if my maths is correct you were 37. Happy belated birthday.

    7. I think 37 Julia
      I remember watching in the early days when my sons where babies
      Time has whipped by
      Happy birthday
      Love every single one of those products
      They are all total problem solvers xx

    8. Hi Julia, looks like you have had a great birthday. Hope you are enjoying your amazing garden rocker chair.
      Thank you for the opportunity to win this incredible prize.
      The answer to your question is (c) 37

    9. Hello Julia your age was 37 when you started and I was watching from the start happy birthday wishes.

    10. Hi Julia l think you were 27 years old when started on QVC and can l say you haven’t changed that much, l wish the years had been as kind to me as they have you. But it is obvious you take care of yourself. I wish you many many happy returns.xx

    11. How did I miss this? What a super giveaway!
      Belated very Happy Birthday wishes Julia 🥰
      Wow, I need to use all the products you use as you look fabulous! I know you must be a ‘56 year baby as I’m 10 years later, (I’m not wearing anywhere near as well as you!) Thoughts are with you on this poignant Father’s Day.
      Answer c) 37 – when you started at QVC in Oct 1993. Love your presenting.

    12. The answer is c) 37
      Happy happy happy birthday to you Julia. I can honestly say that watching your fashion presentations back in the late ’90s, was enjoyable and inspiring. With your trusty tape measure and always checking the stitching inside of garments, showed me that you understood the importance of honesty, trust and integrity. So, whilst watching your other presentations be it jewellery to gardening, your love for the work, the products, the viewers and the QVC team always shone through.

    13. Happy Belated birthday Julia. Answer is 37. I remember watching you back then and you still look the same😀

    14. Hi Julia, happy birthday! I watched the opening of QVC, my first purchase was the Averda 3 piece cleanser, toner and moisturiser. You were the first presenter, and still the best!!’

      Elaine

    15. 37 yearsJulia I’ve have been with you at qvc from the start You always tell us good points and any thing a bit awkward about the product ,thank you for being you x Happy Birthday

      1. The answer is c) 37
        Happy happy happy birthday to you Julia. I can honestly say that watching your fashion presentations back in the late ’90s, was enjoyable and inspiring. With your trusty tape measure and always checking the stitching inside of garments, showed me that you understood the importance of honesty, trust and integrity. So, whilst watching your other presentations be it jewellery to gardening, your love for the work, the products, the viewers and the QVC team always shone through.

  1. I think you might have been 37. The prize looks fantastic, and I’ll share it with my daughter, if I was lucky enough to win. Thanks for sharing your birthday with us, and have a great day.🎂🎉🍾

  2. Hi Julia happy birthday to you. Hope you enjoy every minute . We celebrated the queen’s jubilee too. Had my 86 year old mum round for a buffet lunch . Bunting and flags adorned the window. The whole weekend celebrations were brilliant .
    I think the answer is c) 37 . Thank you for the chance to win some qvc goodies luv jillT x

  3. Wow, Julia, what a fantastic prize package! Love all of those products. Hope the answer is (c).
    So glad you enjoyed the Jubilee and were able to celebrate with family. We did too, I loved every minute- especially the Queen and Paddington! Lots of love x

    1. Hi,
      If my maths are correct you were 37, and you haven’t changed . Your hair is longer though.
      Happy birthday 🎂

  4. c) 37
    Happy Birthday Julia. It’s also my Bro-in laws today & mine on Monday! What a lovely giveaway for someone.

  5. hi julia happy birthday answer is C) 37 fingers crossed for being picked i am also 66 on 21st june this year the prizes would be a lovely treat. Enjoy your day

  6. Happy birthday Julia. Have a lovely day and enjoy yourself.
    What a super giveaway competition,
    My answer is (c) 37C

    1. Julia I believe you were 37 when you started working for QVC 😊
      Wow! What an amazing beauty birthday giveaway 😍
      I hope you had a lovely birthday 💐

  7. c) 37

    Happy Birthday Julia! My birthday is 4th June so I had a terrific time spent mixing both the Jubilee celebrations with my own. Love your choice of top ten beauty products and would love to sample them too.

  8. Hi Julia glad you had a great Jubilee it was really good to see the queen enjoying things. You would have been 37 when you started qvc, hope you continue, one of my favourites by a mile. Love Loraine xx

  9. Happy Birthday Julia and very best wishes for the year ahead. Have a lovely day. You were 37 in 1993.

    Would love to win your very generous giveaway.

    love
    Jill

  10. Hi Julia. I believe you would have been 37 when you started at QVC although maths is not my strongest point !! I believe I started watching near the beginning and much to my husband’s joy – still do. Happy Birthday

  11. Hi Julia, Happy birthday 🥳 . I think you would have been 37 when you started at QVC. Have a lovely day, Anne x

  12. Hi Julia, Happy Birthday! It was mine yesterday, 64 and counting…
    I think that you were 37 when you started at QVC, I can remember you starting! Always fun and informative- the best!
    All the best,
    Rosemary x

  13. Many, many happy returns on your birthday Julia – hope you have a lovely day.
    🎂🥂
    The answer is:
    c) 37

    Best wishes,
    Louise. x

  14. Hi Julie happy birthday.
    Excellent blog as usual.
    You would have been 37 when you started.
    I would love any of the products in your birthday giveaway.
    Thank you.

  15. Happy Birthday Julia, you would have been 37 when you started at QVC. Mmmm cheese spelt scones, i recently made a blueberry loaf with spelt flour it was lovely. Do you just replace the flour weight like for like for the scones?
    Enjoy the rest of your day and have a lovely evening.

  16. Still a satisfied customer since day one.
    QVC still the best on line shopping channel.
    10 June is also a significant day..I would have been married 59 years. How time flies.

  17. Hello Julia, a very happy birthday to you. You look marvellous for 66! You were 37 when you started at QVC.

  18. Hi Julia, sending you lots of birthday wishes ,hope you have a lovely birthday weekend 😍, may I say you don’t look anywhere near 66 & like a fine wine you only get better with age 😍
    You where 37 when you started with QVC

  19. Hi Julia , I would like to wish you a very Happy Birthday and l hope you have a lovely day. Your house looked really lovely trimmed up for our lovely Queens jubilee. I think you were 37 years old when you started working on qvc .

  20. Happy Birthday Julia have a wonderful day and a lovely time with your family. I think the answer is 37 years old and still looking good too. Love your decorating for the jubilee too, I loved watching it on the tv and like you enjoyed the piece with Paddington. Lots of love Karen xx

  21. I’ve been with qvc since the very beginning and you were 27. When gold was £10 an ounce and my first purchase was diamonique stud earrings in 14 carrot gold. And then came liz earl and cleanse and polish and I learned to cleanse tone and moisturise. Hey ho how things have changed. Enjoy your day!!!

  22. Hi Julia, your age would have been 37 years old when you started with QVC. I have watched from the beginning, I remember all of the presenters when you all started. Many Happy Returns, have a lovely time.

  23. Decorations for the jubilee look great,as does the cake. I think your were 37 when you started on QVC. Have a good weekend

  24. Happy Birthday Julia, I have been watching QVC since the launch in 1993 and still enjoy watching the shows and the diverse range of products on offer, enjoy your very special day with family & friend’s. xxx
    The answer to your competition is 37

  25. well I must be old Julia as my brain couldn’t work it our but hopefully the answer is
    c 37
    many Happy Returns .
    I have been with you from the start too and one of my favs is Elemis Pro def oil too.

  26. Hi Julia

    Happy Birthday. Hope you have a lovely day. Glad you enjoyed the Jubilee celebrations, wasn’t it all wonderful and great to have something to celebrate after the last two years. Enjoy your evening out with your family.

    The answer to your giveaway question is (c) 37 xx

  27. C 37
    I love watching you Julia. You are so honest about the products and always good when doing fashion

  28. You would have been 37 . This is an amazing birthday giveaway with some wonderful products as you would expect from qvc much love xx

  29. Happy Birthday! I am just behind you, and I think Catherine Huntley makes up the trio. QVC was so lucky to have you on the team at 37, after an already rich TV career. I have been gratefully learning from you, enjoying the shows, using many of the products you’ve launched, and enjoying your blogs, stories, recipes and novels. You are a cornerstone of the QVC community, and a comforting constant in a complex world. Brava, Julia!

  30. Happy Birthday – I have watched from the start and you look even better now than you did then. xx

  31. Happy Birthday – I have watched from the start and you look even better now than you did then. xx

    Answer is 37

  32. Julia, I believe you were 37 years of age when you started at QVC and I have thoroughly enjoyed watching you during that time.

  33. Happy birthday Julia! Hope you have a lovely celebration. The answer to the competition question is (c) 37.

  34. Happy Birthday Julia – lovely blog again always enjoy reading them – the answer to the competition question is 37.

  35. Hi, I think you must have been b) 32. I have been watching and buying since 1995, I would say that I like your hair longer than when you started. But loved the orange suit you wore then, the colour really suited you.
    I have had some fantastic products, mostly cosmetics and clothes and I still have and wear a lace blouse and cami from Kim when she started. Hope you have a lovely birthday.

    1. Hi Julia, you would have been 37yrs old. I remember watching you then, doesn’t seem 5 mins ago!

  36. Hi Julia, Wishing you a very happy birthday! I think you would of been 37 when you started and QVC first aired!! 🤞🏻 xxx

  37. Hello. The answer is c) 37. Happy birthday and hoping the year ahead is full of all the love, joy and success you very much deserve. I have been watching you on QVC since the start of your wonderful journey.
    What am amazing prize to win.. so generous of you.
    Have a great day.
    Best wishes,
    Lisa

  38. I started watching QVC in 1993 and soon became a customer and still am. You were 37 years old just 4 years old than me.

  39. JUlia you look great, would never have thought that you were 66, have a great birthday, I think the answer to your competition is c)37.

  40. 💃💃 I’m no mathematician but I say 27 years old HAPPY BIRTHDAY Julia 🥂 🙏

    Have to say the favourite saying “ You don’t look a day over FABULOUS “

  41. Hi Julia,

    Happy birthday 🥳

    You would have been 37 when your started QVC in 1993.

    Have a lovely birthday

  42. Hi Julia, the answer is c) 37 years old. It was great to meet you at Simon Butler’s shop for a few years ago and I have been with QVC for about 20 years, buying all different products, which I love.

    Happy Birthday to you!

    Best wishes from Marlene

  43. Hi Julia,
    You were 37 when you started at QVC.
    Hope you have a lovely birthday!
    With very best wishes,
    Penny

  44. Hi Julia, I have been a very regular QVC customer since it started. I read your blog every week when it is there and love it. I have never left a comment before but I thought I would give this competition a go. So here goes. I think the answer is… C)37. Fingers crossed. Thanks. Christine x

  45. My answer would be 37 and if I can look half as beautiful as you when I’m in my 60, I will be over the moon. Happy birthday hope you have many more birthdays at QVC. My favourite presenter xx

  46. A very happy birthday 🎉🎊🎂 hope you have a lovely day xx
    C is the answer and you still look the same ❤️
    Were have the years gone, been with qvc from the start.

  47. hi Julia ,have a lovely birthday.
    I hope I look as amazing as you do at 66 .xx
    The answer is 37 .

  48. Happy Birthday Julia! Wishing you a very happy day 🎂🍾🎉

    You were 37 when you started at QVC.

  49. Happy Birthday Julia I think you were 37 when you first started at QVC great prize by the way

  50. Answer is C 37, well Julia what a career move this has turned out to be, have enjoyed watching you over the years, always truthful about products too x

  51. Hi Julia
    It is good to see you looking so well. You were born in 1956 so were aged 37 when you joined QVC.

  52. Happy Birthday Julia! It’s very obvious that you use all that great skincare because you don’t look anywhere near your age. Still beautiful 🤩
    In answer to the question, it’s C-37.
    Enjoy your birthday dinner 😁
    Love and light,
    Lisa X

  53. Lovely Julia, you really, really do not look your age!! When you come on to present, it’s going to be a lively show with good advice and tips gleaned from years of experience but delivered in a fun way. You work well with the other presenters and/or brand ambassadors, too, so I know the programme will be entertaining and educational as you like to throw in some extra little quirky facts, as well as expertly showcasing some of the most amazing products. What happened to the days when you used to get out your tape measure?

    The answer to the question how old you were when you first started at QVC is?
    c) 37

  54. Happy Birthday! You’re about 6 months older than me- still had to use my fingers to do the sum. I started watching QVC in 1995, the answer is c.

  55. You were 37! and I remember it very well and also thinking ‘ This will never catch on’ How wrong can I be !! xx

  56. C. 37
    I’ve been watching QVC since 1994 – and you’re still my favourite presenter.
    Happy Birthday 🥳

  57. 37
    Happy Birthday, I beat you by one day getting my Bus Pass on the 9th!!!
    Hope you have/had a good time celebrating.

  58. Answer is C you were 37.
    You also do not and I repeat do not look like your 66, I had to read it twice to check lol.
    Much love on your birthday xxx

  59. Happy birthday 🎈🎂
    I think you were 37 yrs old when you first started at QVC – you haven’t really changed in all these years!
    Hope you have a great day!

  60. Julia you was 37 when you aired on QVC Uk in 1993. You found your niche in explaining everything precisely and I remember the days you would have a ruler and give us the measurements that way.

  61. Aww Julia how I remember the early days and you would of been c) 37
    I still remember the Liz Earle in the pink n white packaging which is what I first bought from QVC and I still use it today along with Elemis 😊 Take care and I hope you have a lovely Birthday 🥳 🎂 xxx

  62. C…37. Can’t believe where the years have gone.You look amazing! Wishing you a very happy birthday.

  63. You were 37 when you started on QVC.
    You are one of my favourite presenters, you are not over jolly or talk too fast,
    Well done!

  64. Hi Julia. I think you were 37 when you started at QVC. You are one of my favourite presenters as you always “tell it how it is”! And I have enjoyed reading all your books. HAPPY BIRTHDAY

  65. Hi Julia
    Wishing you a very happy birthday.
    Lovely to see you looking so well.
    The answer to your question is a) 37.
    You was 37 went you first started at QVC
    Many happy returns and many years presenting
    Love Tracey xxx

  66. First of all Happy Birthday Julia. I know you were 37 years old when you first started at QVC because my Husband and I are roughly the same age as you.

    My Hubby is also a Gemini and as you would say he is “Star”.

  67. Your house looks beautiful and sounds like you had a busy time with celebrations and work. I hope you are having a fantastic birthday and enjoy your family dinner which is something we have all missed doing over the last couple of years. My answer to the question is C) 37

  68. Hi Julia……answer is ……….C, 37 yrs
    You certainly don’t look your age. I’ve been watching you from the beginning …. Keep up the good work.
    Happy Birthday☺🎊🎉🎁

  69. Happy 66th Birthday Julia!
    Wishing you a very special day & a wonderful dinner celebrating with family 😊🎉💕

    How time flies! My entry to your fantastic competition (& who wouldn’t want to enter!) is c) 37

    Have a fabulous birthday! 🥳

  70. Hi Julia,
    Happy Birthday!
    Like you I am a June baby, and my birthday is on Sunday the 12th. I think you must have been 37 when you started at QVC. I love reading your blogs, and I must say I think you look fantastic. I am slightly younger than you, but not by much!
    Keep up the good work, you really are an inspiration.

  71. Happy Birthday Julia hope you’ve been spoilt !! answer to your question is you were 37 when you started at QVC

  72. Happy birthday hope you have a lovely day you deserve to I’m karen from mablethorpe answer is c 37 and I was watching from day 1 xx

  73. hi Julia I think you were 37 when you joined QVC. You certainly are a good advert for all your favourite beauty products. You must have so much energy I feel exhausted reading about all you do on the first day of the jubilee celebrations.
    I hope you have a lovely birthday and don’t even think about leaving qvc. Love Marie x

  74. You were 37, Julia, and you look even better now than you did then. So your fave products must work, undoing all the damage from supporting Crystal Palace…who am I to talk, a Newcastle fan?! Happy birthday to you and many, many more. Best, SheMag

  75. Hi Julia
    Happy birthday I hope you have a fab day
    I remember watching you right from the first ever shows .you remain the same however even after so many changes over the years on qvc .May we continue to see you over many more years to come ..and you have not aged hardley at all .oops sorry going on a bit ..you were 37 when first you started on qvc where have the last29 years gone ? X

  76. You would have been 37 years old, plus working there for 29 years equals 66 years.
    A very happy birthday, I have watching you since 2006 six when I discovered QVC , now its channel I watch the most. X

  77. Hi Happy Birthday.
    I think you would have been 37 years young when you started at QVC.
    Well done, you must love your job.
    Andrea.

  78. Happy birthday! You look fantastic ! The answer to your question is c)37, I remember watching you present the 1st show.

  79. Answer is C Julia..37, and I’ve been watching you since that day and you haven’t changed a bit!( you could get away with 20 years younger) I’ve chatted to you before on facebook and when you did your quizes in lockdown. Its my 52nd birthday next Friday ( 17th) so we are both Gemini ladies lol!! I hope you have a fabulous birthday Julia🎉🎉🎈🎈🎊🎊🎊🎁🎁… and I hope that although you will be 67 next year you won’t be retiring from QVC for a while… it wouldn’t be the same without you!!! Lots of love xxxxxx

  80. Hi Julia, happy birthday, hope you had a wonderful time, I think you would have been 37 when you first appeared on QVC
    Doesn’t seem that long xx

  81. Happy Birthday Julia.Hope you are being spoilt on your special day.x You will have been 37 when you joined QVC in 1993.x

  82. Happy Birthday Julia, have a lovely meal with the family.
    I think you were 37 when you stated at QVC if my maths is correct. You certainly don’t look 66.
    Annx

  83. Happy birthday Julia. I wonder how many of your delicious cakes you have made since you first aired on QVC at the age of 37?

  84. Hi Julia
    Happy Birthday! Wishing you an enjoyable day and many more!
    Answer to the competition.

    You were 37 when you started with QVC in 1993.

    Gosh how time flies when you’re having fun!

  85. Hi Julia
    You were C. 37

    Where does the time go?
    You certainly don’t look your age and always seem full of energy and positive vibes.
    QVC products are the secret then? I must tell my husband that when he wonders why I always have a steady stream of parcels to the door 😊

  86. Love reading your blog, don’t normally send or make comments, I prefer just to be on the sidelines! But today I thought why not give it ago so here goes. Thank you 😊 xx

  87. Hi and a very Happy Birthday Julia. Have a lovely day. Some of my favourites there too.

    Answer is C) 37

    Dee

  88. Hi Julia in 1993 you were 37.
    You’ve had such a tough time healthwise and yet you are always so positive.
    Keep well and have a lovely birthday. x

  89. Happy Birthday Julia! Can’t believe you’ve been on QVC since you were 37.
    Wishing you the BEST of birthdays!

  90. Hi Julia
    You were C. 37 when you statred as QVC

    You certainly don’t look your age, I enjoy when you do shows as you are always so positive and full of good vibes.
    Must be all those gorgeous QVC products…

  91. 37 is the answer Julia
    Hope I win , because I love most of those products and would love to try the remainder ! X

  92. Happy 66th birthday Julia…and congratulations on now being able to claim your pension!!
    Your age when you joined QVC was C) 37
    (I was 38 on the 2nd of October) the day before it started on the 3rd.
    Enjoy your celebrations x

  93. You were 37 Julia, as I was, unfortunately though you still look 37 I look every one of my 66 years! Happy birthday, you are an inspiration x Claire.

  94. Hi Julia, you would have been 37 when you started at QVC, bet it doesn’t seem that long ago, my husband Gary & I were lucky enough to meet at The Mayfair Hotel on QVC’s 20th anniversary I cannot believe that is 9 years ago & you certainly don’t seem to age!! What’s your secret, ha,ha all the amazing beauty products at QVC

    Lots of love Sue

  95. Hi Julia, Happy birthday.
    I think you were 37.
    Hope you are enjoying your birthday but don’t go retiring just yet. Lol.
    Love Sylvia

  96. Happy Birthday Julia – the answer to your competition is C) 37
    Can I just say you are looking really good for your age a real inspiration and an example of how important it is to use good skincare- really it’s about our mental health and wellness

  97. Happy Birthday Julia – the answer to your competition is C) 37
    Can I just say you are looking really good for your age- a real inspiration and an example of how important good skincare can boost our mental health and wellbeing

  98. Hi Julia, the answer is c) 37
    Happy Birthday! Wow- what a prize. I love everything in the very generous bundle so I will keep my fingers & toes crossed!
    My Dad also grew runner beans in the 70s when I was a child & I used to pretend it was “my jungle” I still love the smell of fresh beans to this day & I am sure that I love vibrant orangey/red geraniums because the colour is similar to the flowers on the beans.
    Cake looks scrummy- I much prefer traditional cakes like sponges, drizzle cakes rather than the rather OTT cakes that are on trend at the moment piled with chocolates & sweets- far too sweet & sicky for me.
    We have been growing vegetables as well as flowers since lockdown actually. Hubby took advantage of furlough & used his DIY skills to make a few vegetable trugs like yours to grow radishes, lettuces, Welsh onions & cauliflowers. He also made a beautiful dragon fly which adorns our arbour seat at the bottom of the garden, obelisks for my Raymond Evison clematis & seedling trays all from surplus wood at work which was put out for the skip! (he did ask permission before taking it) We are currently on “naturewatch” as we have discovered a pair woodpeckers in our hawthorn tree in the back garden & a family of robins visiting our maple in the front garden. I hope you have a lovely birthday with your family & friends & enjoy your weekend.
    Love from Mandy x

  99. Happy Birthday Julia – the answer to your competition is C) 37
    Can I just say you are looking really good for your age- a real inspiration and an example of how good skincare can boost our mental health and wellbeing

  100. Happy Birthday Julia – the answer to your competition is C) 37
    Can I just say you are looking really good -a real inspiration and an example of how good skincare can boost our mental health and wellbeing

  101. Happy birthday. So I’ve been watching since the beginning and you would have been answer c, 37. Would love to win the prize. Have used many of the products over the years, but the overnight matrix is one that I’ve been hoping to for awhile. It looks a great collection. So I’ve got my fingers crossed. X

  102. Hi Julia
    My answer would be c. 37
    Happy Birthday, hope you had a lovely day.
    Love reading your blogs and tuning into QVC. Think my Mum and I have tuned in since the start, just really enjoy the shows
    You takecare
    Toni

  103. Happy Birthday Julia have a great day. The answer is 37, I live shopping at qvc and luv all these products wud luv to win.xx

  104. Happy belated birthday 🥳 Julia, we see almost the same age. I reckon the answer is c) 37 xx

  105. You have been at QVC for 27 years and I have enjoyed watching you for the same amount of years. You have always been extremely professional, but have brought humour into some of your presentations. You are also very glamorous and do not look 66. 🥰xx

  106. You were 27 and how wonderful is that dedication to a job you clearly love and are wonderful at, they are lucky to have you

  107. Hi Julia Very good wishes to you happy days. Lovely to read your blogs ….
    Answer must be (c) – 37.
    All gone by far too quickly.

    BTW…..Judy Garland would have been 100 today 10th June…..Another great dancer.
    Love Patricia (Spalding Lincs).

  108. Hi Julia. Happy birthday, hope you had a wonderful day. We are at my sisters today having a pre-birthday celebration for my 64th birthday which is on Monday. Have watched you since the launch of QVC UK, and I don’t know about you, but I am enjoying the freedom of my 60’s. I no longer care about the small stuff, or worry if others like me or not, as I am comfortable in my own skin, and know and value my family and true friends..

    The answer to your competition question is 37.

  109. Hi Julia, many happy returns! I hope you have had a lovely day.
    The answer to your question is c) 37
    You look amazing and are a wonderful advertisement for the fantastic brands you sell on QVC!
    Love and best wishes from Anne X

  110. Although you’ve had your health issues you have aged very well I have been with QVC with you all theses years My anniversary falls a on the same day as QVC was launched and I will have been married 56 years this time

  111. Hi Julia, the answer is c)37 .
    A big Happy birthday to you and I hope you enjoyed your family dinner.I am also a Gemini, my birthday was on the 8th and I went out for a lovely afternoon tea.
    As usual I enjoyed reading your blog and look forward to next weeks.
    Love Angela Dunne

  112. Happy Birthday Julia!! Hope you’ve enjoyed celebrating🍾. The answer to your question is 37. Wow what an amazing give away. Fingers crossed🤞 I’m the lucky one. 😉

  113. A very happy birthday to you, Julia!! 🎈🥳🎁🎂🍾💃🥳🎈 For the giveaway, the answer is C – 37. 🤞🙏🤞

  114. Hi Julia .. a very happy birthday from a fellow Gemini. what a fantastic prize to giveaway .. my answer is c . 37

  115. Hi Julia,
    The answer is (c) 37

    You’re a very young looking 66 year old. Loved your blog above and all your bunting for Queen’s Jubilee

  116. Answer – c) 37
    What a fantastic prize – would love to win it.
    Happy Birthday Julia 🥂🎉🍾
    I’ve been a customer since the early days – where have the years gone!

  117. you were 37 julia you looked fab then , and your looking even better now it must be all those fantastic products . I,m a year younger than you and your my role model love watching you xxx

  118. I think you were 37 when you started. Happy birthday Julia, I don’t think you look anywhere near old enough to be 66!!! Looking good!!! xx

  119. C 37
    Been watching you and enjoying every minute on the journey of Presenter and customer and getting to know quite a lot about you along the way. May I say it’s been a pleasure and wish you the happiest of Birthdays and many more days on QVC. It just wouldn’t be the same without you.

  120. Wow! Congrats on being with QVC since it started!
    You must have been (c) 37 years old back then 🙂

  121. Happy Birthday Julia
    Lovely blog as always
    You were 37 when you first appeared on QVC and I’ve been watching (and buying) since the start!
    Congratulations