Hello and thanks for joining me for another blog.
I’m currently sitting in my living room with the sun streaming through the windows, which certainly makes a nice change. My walk with Monty dog this morning was beautifully bright and peaceful and it was lovely not to be battling the wind that seems to have been pretty constant lately. I took the photo at the top this morning on said walk. This particular walk has quite a few of these huge oak trees either side of the path and in the fields nearby and I just love them. There’s something wonderful about huge old trees like that, they have me imagining what they’ve “seen” over the years. I hope you’ve managed to see some sunshine, although I see the weather forecast is predicting snow soon!
Not much else has been going on since I last blogged, it been a pretty quiet couple of weeks where we’ve been getting chores done and planning how we’re going to get on with the bathroom renovation. I also finally tidied the garden a little. I’ve really neglected it this winter but with our clay soil, it isn’t great to stand on it too much in the wet weather. Well, that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it! I’m looking at all our gardening offers at QVC and getting very tempted. I really want to get things shop shape outside this year after all the work I put into it last year.
Now, I want to give you a little heads up about an event that is happening on Saturday 7th March… JEWELLERY DAY! Yay! If you don’t know already, I have a background in jewellery and have a qualification from the Gemological Institute of America. With my dad being a jeweller, I’ve pretty much loved it all my life.
I think if I had any kind of artistic skill, I’d have been tempted to follow him into the trade but alas, my brother got the artist gene and I can barely draw a stick man! I’m going to show off his talent now and share a photo of my wedding day… he made my tiara and necklace that you can see in the photo. I showed him a photo of the dress and he made the tiara to match! I am always in awe of how skilled he is. How lucky am I?!
Anyway, if you’re like me and you love all kinds of jewellery, then you need to be watching on the 7th. I’ll be at QVC on the day and I have a couple of really exciting things to be showing you. Firstly, the Today’s Special Value will be from Lola Rose. It will be a heart pendant, which I know will be very popular. I love that Lola Rose do semi-precious stones in a different way; they design jewellery that would normally be in beads or glass and make them in gemstones of all types and colours, some totally natural and some dyed to bring you fantastical colours. I’m looking forward to bringing you one of the Lola Rose shows on the day.
I will also be bringing you a show of some brand new amber jewellery that we have at QVC. Amber is a fascinating stone as it is one of the very very few stones that we call ‘organic’, meaning it has come from a living thing. In this case, that living thing is a tree. It’s amazing to think that such beauty can come from tree sap, isn’t it? It can also be hundreds of thousands of years old. I think of it as beautiful fossils and amber from some specific locations is believed to have travelled to its point of discovery via glaciers in ages long past. I have seen some photos of the jewellery so far and it is really pretty. Amber jewellery is often quite chunky, but we have some lovely delicate pieces for you too, so if you love it then please do tune in on the day. I’m really excited to have a look at it all with you.
The whole of jewellery day will contain a real mix of different types of jewellery, so whatever you like it’ll be worth watching. I’m very excited to be part of it this time as I missed out on the last one.
Let me know which QVC jewellery shows you love the most, I’d love to know. In the meantime, I’ll leave you with this photo of Monty as I sit here and type.
The look on his face says “Mum, hurry up. I’m bored and I want to play!” If you’ve ever known a Flat Coated Retriever, you’ll know they don’t like to sit still for too long!
Take care in the snow if it comes,