Sally Jacks' winning meal from ‘Come Dine With Me’ on ebay for Sam Shaw’s appeal.
Published on May 18, 2013
Burnley girl Sally Jacks is now up for auction for her winning meal on ‘Come Dine With Me’ for the Sam Shaw appeal in a UK first.
Following her winning appearance on Channel 4 show Come Dine with Me on Friday, May the 10th at 8pm on Channel 4, Sally Jacks, is now offering her services on eBay and to cook for the highest bidder. She plans to cook the winner from ebay her winning menu menu from the Channel 4 show.
Sally, a singer formerly with Bucks Fizz (with Mike Nolan and David Van Day), now appears regularly on cult TV shopping channel Bid TV. She has been searching for ways to help raise £250,000 needed to get 4 year old Lancashire lad, Sam Shaw, the cancer treatment he urgently needs.
Sam Shaw, from Hoddlesdon, has been fighting neuroblastoma, a rare and aggressive childhood cancer since early this year. It is a cancer that has already spread to his bones and bone marrow. The fundraising will give Sam the treatment he needs in the USA. The NHS and UK medical facilities are unable to offer this treatment.
Sam’s mother Christine said, “As a parent all you want is to protect your child and see them grow up healthy and happy. Sam’s diagnosis has left us feeling completely helpless in the face of this terrible disease. He faces 80 days of intense chemotherapy, followed by surgery, further high dose chemotherapy, stem cell rescue, and radiotherapy and then, we hope immunotherapy in America. We’re hoping Sally can cook up the much needed funds”
Sally Jacks said, “Sam’s story broke my heart and I offered to do anything possible to help the family raise their target. As auctioning myself after Come Dine with Me will be a UK first on eBay, I hope many others will join me and bid”. BID HERE
The auction is open on ebay and closes on May the 20th at 9pm. Donations are welcomed at https://www.justgiving.com/samshawappeal
Ideal World - Outdoor Living Event
Published on May 17, 2013
Hoping for a long, hot summer? With temperatures not yet soaring, now’s your chance to stay indoors, tune in to Ideal World and get set for a scorcher!
Yes, this weekend’s Outdoor Living Event promises you some great offers on everything you need for you, your family and your home. Watch out for:
• 9pm Friday – Zhuzh! Tan Accelerator Pick of the Day
• 9pm Saturday – Karcher Pick of the Day
• Plus - Greased Lightning, a customer-favourite car cleaner and Xhose, the lightweight hose which doesn’t kink!
What’s more, there will also be a great prize draw, giving shoppers the chance to win a TomTom XXL Sat Nav – to make your journeys easier this summer!
Tune in or log on to www.idealworld.tv
from 9pm Friday 17th May to 9pm Sunday 19th May.
Step Into Summer – Fashion Spectacular at Ideal WorldStarts 9pm Thursday, May 16th
Published on May 16, 2013
Looking forward to summer and all that it brings – barbecues, weddings, perhaps a holiday to sunnier shores? Struggling to find stylish fashions in the shops?
Never fear – Ideal World is here - to add the sunshine to your wardrobe with its 24-hour Step into Summer fashion spectacular.
Tune in to see your favourite presenters bring you brand new designs, stunning new prints and fresh new colours!
Ones to watch out for include:
• Updates from Reflections, Slinky, Moira C & More
• A new-style, Reversible Maxi Dress
• New Accessories from Kurt Muller
• Offers Exclusive to Ideal World
What’s more, there’s a not-to-be-missed competition giving shoppers the chance to win a new wardrobe worth over £325 and six shoppers will each receive £250 discount vouchers!
And the icing on the cake? P&P is free on orders over £50 and your new clothes will be delivered to you at home, so you can try them on in comfort.
Tune in or log on to www.idealworld.tv from 9pm Thursday, May 16th to 9pm Friday, May 17th – and look sensational all summer!
Tattered Lace Pick of the Day
Published on May 15, 2013
The Jewellery Channel PresentsSuperb Fresh Stock Featuring Turquoise
Published on May 14, 2013
Some of the most prized turquoise gems come from Sleeping Beauty area in Arizona (US) – jewellery connoisseurs will be delighted with the new collection at TJC.
Starting Wednesday 22 May, The Jewellery Channel
(TJC) website will be unveiling an outstanding fresh selection of items highlighting exquisite Sleeping Beauty turquoise.
It is widely known that the most beautiful turquoise comes from the Sleeping Beauty mines in Arizona, where these gems are named after the mountain they are mined from because it resembles a sleeping woman lying peacefully on her back with arms crossed.
Sleeping Beauty turquoise never fails to captivate with its intense sky-blue colour and clean, high grade quality (unlike other varieties, the gem has hardly any veining or webbing). It is further revered as one of the most prized forms of turquoise because it is generally structurally stable enough to be polished and used in jewellery without any artificial treatment needed (this is rare compared to many other types of turquoise).
While the Sleeping Beauty mining operation in Arizona currently produces enough of this brilliant gemstone to meet commercial demand, many of the most famous South Western turquoise mines in America have exhausted their supply and ceased operation. Therefore, this most prized of opaque gems will not be available forever, making it an important investment for any discerning jewellery collector.
In addition to its magnificent appearance, all turquoise is said to protect the wearer from negativity and harm, while Sleeping Beauty turquoise is also believed to endow people with a profound sense of inner peace.
The Jewellery Channel’s fresh upcoming collection featuring Sleeping Beauty turquoise promises a range of gorgeous items to suit every taste and budget.
Just some of the tantalising stock on offer at equally appealing prices includes the 1 carat Sleeping Beauty turquoise (1.00 Ct) ring with a setting of either 14K yellow gold overlay or platinum overlay sterling silver for only £9.99, and the lovely Sleeping Beauty turquoise (1.00 Ct) & diamond platinum overlay sterling silver pendant with chain for just £19.99.
Furthermore, jewellery fans will be charmed by the Sleeping Beauty turquoise (1.98 Ct), tanzanite & diamond platinum overlay sterling silver earrings for a mere £29.99, as well as the fabulous Sleeping Beauty turquoise ring (4 Ct) with a setting of either 14K yellow gold overlay or platinum overlay sterling silver for only £39.99.
On the pure luxury end of the scale, shoppers will continue to be impressed by the value for money on offer at TJC’s website as well as through on their popular TV shopping network. Examples include an outstanding pair of Sleeping Beauty turquoise (7.25 Ct), Kanchanaburi Blue sapphire & diamond platinum overlay sterling silver earrings for £59.99, the designer Karis Sleeping Beauty turquoise (8.25 Ct) gold bond brass bangle for only £79.99 and the exquisite Sleeping Beauty turquoise (10.50 Ct) 14K gold overlay sterling silver bracelet retailing for just £129.99.
Managing Director of The Jewellery Channel
, Colin Wagstaffe, commented on their upcoming offering: “Our latest collection featuring top quality Sleeping Beauty turquoise set into a wealth of stunning designs is sure to be another winner with avid jewellery fans. We are pleased to be offering our customers yet another exciting new range of items that cannot fail to impress, and without putting strain on the bank balance.”
QVC's first quarter sales increse
Published on May 14, 2013
QVC reported that revenue climbed 2 percent year on year to $1.97 billion during the first quarter that ended on March 31 and operating income rose 1 percent to $260 million. The shopping network's parent company, Liberty Interactive Corporation, recorded a revenue increase of 5 percent to $2.4 billion and net earnings were flat at $105 million.
QVC's U.S. revenue increased 5 percent to $1.3 billion in part due to stronger sales of electronics and beauty products. The average selling price per unit increased 6 percent to $60.51, while the number of units sold declined 1 percent in the quarter.
Online sales jumped 13 percent to $544 million and this channel grew to account for 42 percent of U.S. revenue compared with 39 percent one year ago. QVC's international revenue fell 2 percent to $677 million, but this was due in part to a stronger dollar against the yen and pound. In constant currency rates, QVC's international revenue rose 4 percent.
In Japan, where QVC's revenue grew 3 percent in local currency, returns as a percent of gross product revenue increased 97 basis points due primarily to higher return rates on jewelry, apparel and accessories. QVC Germany's revenue increased 1 percent in local currency, but jewelry sales declined and there were higher rates of returns for both electronics and jewelry. QVC UK's revenue grew 1 percent in local currency, however, jewellery sales fell. QVC Italy's revenue increased 90 percent in local currency with robust sales of the cooking and dining, beauty and apparel product categories. CNRS, QVC's joint venture in China, reported that revenue rose 39 percent in local currency.
''QVC's first quarter results were highlighted by strong revenue growth in the U.S. and solid international performance,'' said Mike George, QVC's president. ''We are seeing our customers embracing QVC as a destination that is centered around community
as much as it is around shopping.''
Greg Maffei, Liberty's president, added, ''QVC produced particularly strong results in the U.S., driven by solid operating performance and continued growth in ecommerce and mobile revenue. Our ecommerce companies showed marked improvement and returned to growth in adjusted OIBDA. We accelerated our repurchases of Liberty Interactive stock and bought $267 million worth of shares. Attributable to Liberty Ventures, post quarter close, we redeemed the 3.125 percent exchangeable debentures and issued new 30-year exchangeable debentures at an interest rate of 0.75 percent in a cash and tax neutral manner.''
Hunkydory Hobbies & Pastimes Pick of the Day on Ideal World!
Published on May 13, 2013
Join the #Craft Community!
Published on May 13, 2013
Love to craft? Enjoy sharing your work with others? Go crazy for a special offer?
Yes? Then #Craft Community is right up your street!
This special craft event at Create and Craft and Ideal World TV channels, wants to bring all you like-minded crafters together, by:
- bringing you great offers on TV + Facebook and Twitter
- encouraging you to upload YOUR work to Pinterest,
- make friends with fellow crafters
Sound like fun?
Join the #Craft Community by tuning in to Ideal World from 9pm Tuesday 14th May to 9pm Thursday 16th
May or to Create and Craft from 8am Wednesday 15th May to Midnight Thursday 16th
Postage Payback PromotionIdeal World and Create and Craft
Published on May 9, 2013
Love TV shopping, but hate forking out for postage costs?
Shop with Ideal World or Create and Craft this weekend and your P&P will be credited back to your account – to spend on something else later in the month!
This great offer runs on Create and Craft from 8am Friday to Midnight Sunday and on Ideal World from 9pm Friday to 9pm Sunday.
So, get shopping savvy and order during Postage Payback to be quids in!*Terms and conditions apply.