A wonderful Easter break


Lovely to be back after a two week break off for Easter. I had the loveliest time off with the kids, and Fred was even able to take off the second week too so that we got even more family time together. The weather, that hadn’t looked that amazing at first turned out to be glorious and that just made it extra lovely.

Having a staycation in the truest sense of the word really is a great way to spend some time off. It’s funny isn’t it that we are often so eager to get away? When actually just being in your own home and space can be just as lovely. I got to enjoy our garden and also our local area. We did day trips to the Oceanarium, shopping trips to Southampton, and the all-important Lego store. We even had a day at Go Ape at Moors Valley, where we put on a harness and balanced on treetop rope bridges and flew down zip wires! So we really did pack it in!

During this break we had two Birthdays to celebrate too. Ivy turned 7 and Fred hit 51. Ivy’s, as you can imagine was child-filled chaos at a soft play party, so lots of noise and red faced little sweaty children who were all having the time of their life!!

For Fred’s Birthday, however, we were able to enjoy a bit more of an adult friendly event! We had best friends down to stay and we all headed to one of our all-time favourite restaurants, Shell Bay. It’s a waterside restaurant on the other side of the chain ferry from us at Studland. It’s the simplest of venues, they don’t need to go overboard on decor because the glass walls show an unbeatable view.

The seafood is knockout and the staff are all so so nice. It has a rustic outdoor area if you are just stopping by for simple outdoor food but if you manage to book in the restaurant and love fish then you HAVE to order the seabass it’s just beautiful and I have had it three times in a row! I can’t bear to choose anything else because I know I would get food envy if someone else had it.

The kids are able to run outside and play on the small bit of beach there and we can watch them while having a chilled glass of rose. It’s just perfect and if you’re down this way you should pop over and give it a try.

Today’s Special Value – Clinique Moisture Surge Replenishing Hydrating 4-Piece Collection

This is a fantastic opportunity to get one of the biggest brands in skincare at a brilliant price. Flood your skin with hydration with the Moisture Surge Overnight Mask. Use the gel formula Moisture Surge 100 Hour Auto Replenishing Hydrator to keep your skin supple all day. Target eyes with fragrance free cream/gel All About Eyes including mulberry root, wheat, olive and green tea. Then your lips aren’t left out either with the Moisture Surge Lip Hydro Plump Treatment.

This collection would normally cost you £99.70 bought separately from Clinique and our offer will save you £55.98 off that price!!

As someone who has a naturally dehydrated skin type I just love a collection like this that will give me the hydration it craves and in turn plump those fine lines and wrinkles. The mask is dreamy, it’s also the UK’s Number 1 Prestige Mask. It launches this Saturday night at 9pm and then all day Sunday, while stocks last. BUT it’s already available on pre-sell! So get yours now ahead of the shows, or wait to find out more during the live shows.

Today’s Special ValueMy Garden Stories Oslo Padded Large Garden Rocking Chair AVAILABLE NOW

I am so excited about this offer as I know how relaxing and comfortable this chair really is. I got to test one out and have some fun styling it up with some other fabulous QVC outdoor items. I think this chair is one of the coolest looking garden chairs ever. It could equally be fantastic in your home, particularly if you have a conservatory or large open kitchen living area. We have it in Pebble and Graphite (I have the pebble pictured here).

It’s made from a powder coated steel frame and a fat padded cushion which you won’t want to get up from!

Styled here with the pebble water feature

Fringed planter 

Solar lantern 

My Home Stories rug

BundleBerry galvanised trunks, perfect for my garden tools! All perfectly pulled together with a cup of tea in a BundleBerry mug!

I think we finally have a contender to the egg chair for favourite garden item of the year!! It will launch tonight at 9pm and on-air all day Saturday while stocks last. It is also already on pre-sell though so you can get yours now. Why wait?! If you would like to see the video of the styling transformation of my garden you can watch it here on my Instagram. The lovely summer gingham dress I am wearing here is from Monsoon.

This weekend we will have a lot of fun things happening on air with our gardening event too, so make sure to tune in. It will be very interactive, and I will be manning the QVC Facebook page at 10am on Saturday to chat with you guys and help answer any questions. So I hope that’s a few lovely treats that you might consider. If not, there are so many exciting things coming to QVC so watch this space.

I shall be back with another blog soon but until then you’ll find me on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Love from Katy xx

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