Well, i’ve just got back into my hotel room, and even though i’m running on pure adrenalin (only had a couple of hours sleep!) I wanted to update you on my travels before I crawled back into bed for a few hours extra kip!
It’s been a busy month for me on the whole – I was in Seattle for the CHA board meeting at the beginning of the month, then Cleveland for meetings, then I was over in Germany for HSE shows, nipped over to France last weekend, and now here I am in Tampa (Florida) for a couple of airings at HSN then i’m flying over to Houston to spend a day at the quilt show before heading home in time for the NEC. Phew – i’ll probably meet myself coming back one of these days!!!
So we flew yesterday morning from Newcastle – here’s Simon (my hubby) sitting in the lounge in Newcastle airport – bless him, he’s flown straight to Houston for the show, and even though he could have taken a direct flight from Amsterdam, he chose to fly with me to Atlanta, we both went our separate ways – so not only did he have an extra 5 hours journey than he needed, but he had to put up with me on the plane jabbering on for hours (you know I like to talk!) then snoozing on his shoulder for goodness knows how long!
Anyway, I landed about 9pm last night (which is like 2am according to my body clock!) and headed straight to the studio’s to set up, then I got back to the hotel for a couple of hours kip. Up at 2am for a quick shower and hairwash then over to the Studio’s for hair and makeup at 3. It’s such a treat having someone spend ages making you look pretty (even if it is in the middle of the night and you’re half asleep!)
I was on air for 9 minutes at 5:45 with the Top Score and Enveloper kit – it’s such a great holiday gift so it’s really perfect this time of year. It was a great airing and I really enjoyed working with the host. Sometimes they upload the video a couple of days later to the product – you can see it on HSN’s website here: http://crafts-sewing.hsn.com/crafters-companion-topscore-and-enveloper-boards_p-1810149_xp.aspx?webm_id=0&web_id=1810149&ocm=hpr and even if they don’t upload it, you can see the one from last time!
Here’s a pic of the studio just as I was about to go on air...
And it was great to see some familiar faces – people I haven’t caught up with in a while. Here’s us just after we came off air – that’s Beth in the middle – she’s the Xyron demonstrator (you might have seen her on Ideal World before – she came over once last year) and then that’s Donna on the end – she’s the 3birds demonstrator on HSN – the girls are so much fun to hang out with – we’re all going to meet for dinner tonight (really early though, because we’ve all got to be up early again for airings on Sunday morning!)
Anyway, enough from me – im going to crawl into bed for a few hours kip and then i’ve got a busy day of work lined up catching up from all the time i’ve missed out of the office! No rest for the wicked!