17 years of marriage and someone in the family turns 14, plus a Pilgrim competition!

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maddies-presentLovely celebrations and appreciation of each other was the name of the game and it was such a surprise to open this from Maddie, she had made this as a gift for us… how sweet.

Joe turned 14 and it is lovely to watch him growing and maturing, he seems to be the shock at the moment for all who see him, the classic line of “Oh my goodness is that really Joe, goodness he’s changed, he’s taller, more handsome” (insert any adjective of choice!) He has grown so much that a new and bigger bed was the order of the day, though the couple of hours it took Maddie and I to set up all the slats blowing-out-candlesmeant it almost was given up on, but no, we persevered and the bed was made.

We have just enjoyed a treat of an inset day from school, having three children and three different schools means to have all three off on a Friday together, plus no work for me , meant a seize the day moment so off we tootled to Centre Parcs for my most favourite of things… Family Time. Time outdoors, cycling everywhere, swimming and archery with all my troupe makes me my most happy and content.

Ankle update is good… I swam and cycled with no issues, though quite shocking to see the changes in one’s body after no and I mean no exercise since early July. That said viewing the the variety of bodies at the pool meant that old phrase, everyone is different was certainly flying around in my head! There were all sorts of shapes and sizes and plenty with much adornment (each to their own) we were trying to explain to Tom that to stand behind someone counting their tattoos whilst peering as closely as he could to see them was not quite the done thing!!! He is funny as his filters are not in place lets just say…!!! so far we have suffered no ill effects from his observations, but there’s always a first time.

Anyway back to bodies…. I need to work on mine, it’s gutting as I was in pretty good shape before my ankle injury, pretty fit and sort of toned..ish. Now sadly I cannot claim either …swimming is going to have to be the way to go, but do you know the old hair washing malarky I just can’t bear the thought of having to deal with that and the chlorine, and the getting undressed to swim in chilly weather ooo mutter mutter moan moan!! You’d never know I swam competitively back in my youth would you? Perhaps it was the endless training sessions in the cold pool at Rochdale with just a packet of salt ’n’ shake crisps as a reward from the machine that has seriously lessened my excitement at the thought!
So as Autumn envelops us, beautiful colours emerge and these sun-filled days we’ve been having are quite delightful, albeit a trifle chilly…..I really feel the chill and am constantly asking the kids if they need another layer when we leave the house and cannot understand when they say no!!

This time of year has meant appointments galore with Tom, so I’m pleased to report all is well health-wise and we have started the next steps re his future after school. Hard to believe as it seems only a moment ago that he was starting school …. still I shall appreciate all that is to come this year as things are a changing no doubt at all, and to write the word PROM in the diary is a little scary I can tell you.

Autumn means fab new dramas which I’ve been loving on TV and both Poldark and Victoria have had me hooked, in fact I’m a bit bereft that Victoria is over but I have rather a long list of films I have to see. Girl on the Train being the absolute top of the list. I completely loved the audio book which made my car journeys a breeze. I realised how important it is to lose oneself in a book, something I did constantly when I was younger and I was often found curled up in a cupboard with a book, devouring the pages ferociously. A transference of a book to a film though can often leave me wanting. Something recently I saw was Still Alice, now the book had a profound effect upon me, at the time of reading it two of my closest girlfriends were each coping with the loss of a parent, I say loss because before the physical loss of their beloved mum and dad they were living with the loss of them as a person and as a parent.. It was so hard to see and so very very painful for each of them.

I sat with some girlfriends to watch the Oscar award winner Julianne Moore in Still Alice, yes it was fantastic, yes it provoked much discussion and conversations that reached far into the next days and weeks … but, I didn’t shed a tear and I sobbed throughout the book. How can that be? The power of words are indeed just that …powerful… I am hoping The Girl on the Train lives up to my expectations. I wonder have any of you seen it yet?

Autumn means a newness at QVC too, with our QVC Find On Facebook live at 7 pm each evening as of now! One of the presenters will be showing you a special piece of jewellery which you can of course buy but also comment upon, we hope you love it. Also on QVC Style at 4pm each weekday for 10 weeks we shall have “live” hours bringing you favourite fashion and inspirational and helpful shows to assist you with feeling fashionably fabulous…my first for both is on Friday the 14th.

Talking of newness….I though a little heads up for my Pilgrim show on Sunday 23rd at 3pm wouldn’t go amiss. I wore one of the watches from this gorgeous brand some months ago and had so many questions about it so I thought I would give you a proper look ahead of the show this time AND I have the loveliest choker as a prize for you to win just by answering a simple question (more about that below).

Pilgrim is such a lovely brand with its minimalistic classy Scandinavian design. Creators Annette and Thomas have brilliantly captured their unique and innovative energy into a very special range of jewellery providing an unusual look that I for one am always searching for.

Woman wearing a watchNow due to the huge success of the previous Pilgrim watch, a new version has been designed. Why choose it? Well, not only is it beautiful and especially designed for QVC, the Jewellery team have chosen it as October’s icon piece which shows its importance in the world of fashion and current jewellery trends.

But I think we should start a campaign to wear watches again! In this world of phones being attached to our persons, let’s extricate ourselves from them and actually look at our wrist to tell the time instead of a quick glance at the phone which turns into whilst I’m here I’ll just see if anyone has messaged me, ooo I’ll just have a quick peek at what’s going on in the world of twitter and whilst I’m here , who’s doing/saying what on facebook, instagram, snapchat or any of the other social media hooks.

Whilst I don’t have half of those things in my life it’s a constant battle to get the children to put down their phones. I want them to put them down, I want more for them than social media can offer, I want them and us to simply look at the wrist to tell the time and that way there’s one less “hit” on social media each time… so, who’s with me?????? !!!

OK rant over. The other reason is, well look at it ..it’s simply gorgeous! Skinny strapped and a large face and adjustability too, which unlike the building of Joe’s new bed requires no instruction or links to be removed!! So you can get a perfect and bespoke fit, oh and did I mention the crystal addition? You all know I love a sparkle or two!! Plus it has a simple slim line design so it doesn’t catch on cuffs and clothes, practical as well as beautiful.

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pilgrim-prizeNow for the important part, to win this beautiful choker from Pilgrim, you may have seen me sporting it in a peachy colour on QVC this week. Yours is this stunning grey slice of agate.

The total value is £40 and all you need do to be in with a chance of winning is to answer the following question:

What’s my most favourite of things?

The answer is in this blog, and without a doubt is a familiar phrase used in most of my blogs!

Just post your answer in the comments below and make sure to leave an email address (don’t worry, this won’t be made public). The competition closes at noon on Friday 21st October and a winner will be drawn at random from all the correct entries. That winner will also be announced live on my 3pm show on Sunday 23rd, so all that’s left is for you to enter!!!

Full terms and conditions can be found here.

I wish you all lots of luck and I hope that you will join me on Sunday at 3pm for more special jewellery from Pilgrim.

298 Comments

  1. Bernadette Skinner October 14, 2016 at 11:59 am -  Reply

    Autumn – good to hear alls good with Tom!

  2. Lesley Elmes October 14, 2016 at 1:29 pm -  Reply

    One of your favourite things is ‘family time’ .

  3. PAMELA BLACKWOOD October 14, 2016 at 1:29 pm -  Reply

    The answer is Family Time Claire

  4. PAM SEDDON October 14, 2016 at 1:32 pm -  Reply

    Your love FAMILY TIME and you have a lovely family.

  5. Lyn Nurdin October 14, 2016 at 1:42 pm -  Reply

    Answer is…Family Time

  6. Lorraine Bell October 14, 2016 at 1:43 pm -  Reply

    Your most favourite thing is :- Family Time

  7. carol williams October 14, 2016 at 2:06 pm -  Reply

    Family Time is your most favourite of things. Please enter me into the competition to win this beautiful necklace

  8. Jill jennings October 14, 2016 at 2:36 pm -  Reply

    Hi claire,time does fly they grow so quickly such lovely children the answer to the competition is Family Time.

  9. Jill jennings October 14, 2016 at 2:38 pm -  Reply

    Hi claire,time does fly they grow so quickly such lovely children the answer to the competition is Family Time. Happy anniversary to you both.x

  10. Diane October 14, 2016 at 2:47 pm -  Reply

    Hi Claire the answer is family time, just as it should be.
    I like the tattoo story like Tom my Daughter [I’ve sent you a pic before on the motorbike!] has no “filter”- great isn’t it…

  11. Beryl edwards October 14, 2016 at 2:57 pm -  Reply

    Hi Claire the answer is family time I love it too.

  12. Jill Cope October 14, 2016 at 3:05 pm -  Reply

    Family time.

  13. Sandra catherwood October 14, 2016 at 3:07 pm -  Reply

    Family time is your most favourite time

  14. jewels October 14, 2016 at 3:21 pm -  Reply

    Hi Claire, your favourite thing is ….Family Time and as it happens mine too! I love the choker, grey is the colour of the minute for me so would look great with my wardrobe. Hope I’m lucky.

  15. laurie October 14, 2016 at 4:01 pm -  Reply

    FAMILY TIME! XX

  16. Jane October 14, 2016 at 4:18 pm -  Reply

    Family Time thanks

  17. Penny October 14, 2016 at 4:53 pm -  Reply

    Family Time

  18. Katie Douglass October 14, 2016 at 5:00 pm -  Reply

    The answer is Family Time

  19. Nicola Adams October 14, 2016 at 5:07 pm -  Reply

    Hi Claire,
    Your most favourite of things is family time.

  20. Joyce McCulloch October 14, 2016 at 5:17 pm -  Reply

    Family time

  21. Annette Donnelly October 14, 2016 at 5:24 pm -  Reply

    Your most favourite thing is Family Time xx

  22. Hester Tulloch October 14, 2016 at 5:33 pm -  Reply

    That would be time spent with your family Claire

  23. Mandy October 14, 2016 at 5:48 pm -  Reply

    The answer is Family Time. I LOVE Pilgrim so fingers crossed very tightly lol.
    I’m liking your new “less is more” make up Claire, suits you chick!
    Love Mandy xx

  24. Lisa De Redder October 14, 2016 at 6:32 pm -  Reply

    Family time and mine too life passes by so quick xx

  25. Judith Lennon October 14, 2016 at 6:57 pm -  Reply

    Family time!

  26. Deborah Edmondson October 14, 2016 at 7:16 pm -  Reply

    Family time is my favourite too

  27. Margaret Dickson October 14, 2016 at 7:34 pm -  Reply

    ‘Family Time’ is most important & precious to you . I can’t think of anyone who would disagree. xxx

  28. Gillian Burnett October 14, 2016 at 7:49 pm -  Reply

    Family time. Precious time too xx

  29. Karen whelan October 14, 2016 at 7:57 pm -  Reply

    Family time

  30. marilyn jones October 14, 2016 at 8:05 pm -  Reply

    Family time Claire is your most favourite thing, especially outdoors.
    l struggled with that as a mainly single disabled parent with three
    children.They are all grown up now.How I treasure the memories
    of the walks and the beaches that made their Cornish childhood.
    l will always be disabled but one day I hope to do it all over again
    on my own yes, but with fingers crossed ,grandchildren
    god bless

  31. Debbie McLean October 14, 2016 at 8:14 pm -  Reply

    Family time!!
    money isn’t everything or things! I would give anything to have my family all alive and back together again.
    So nice to see you Claire talking so lovingly about your family and how happy you all are.

  32. Nadia Ansary Clark October 14, 2016 at 8:47 pm -  Reply

    Family Time

  33. Denise October 14, 2016 at 8:54 pm -  Reply

    Hi Claire, your favourite thing is Family time.
    What a lovely and thoughtful Anniversary gift from the children.
    I hope you enjoy Girl on the Train. I haven’t seen it but intend to get round to it. Haven’t read the book either – well my daughter in law passed it on to me. I read about 3 chapters but couldn’t really get into it. I may have been better with the audio book?
    I have also been loving Victoria and Poldark both great dramas for these dark Autumnal evenings!
    Best wishes
    Denise x

  34. Jenny ruscoe October 14, 2016 at 9:13 pm -  Reply

    Hi Claire, your most favourite thing is FAMILY TIME xx

  35. Teresa Penman October 14, 2016 at 9:39 pm -  Reply

    Family time is your favourite time claire. Thanks for the competition heads up. Hope it brings me good luck. X

  36. Katie October 14, 2016 at 10:06 pm -  Reply

    Your favourite thing to is family time.

    Lovely blog Claire thank you.

  37. melanie October 14, 2016 at 10:11 pm -  Reply

    Family Time. One of the best things you can do in life is have family time no matter how old they are

  38. Leigh Ann paterson October 14, 2016 at 10:43 pm -  Reply

    Family time! Always worth leaving the washing, housework and ironing for!

  39. Beryl Anderson October 14, 2016 at 10:46 pm -  Reply

    Family Time; You are a lovely Mother Claire.

  40. Alison Peacock October 14, 2016 at 11:01 pm -  Reply

    Family Time

  41. Jules October 14, 2016 at 11:11 pm -  Reply

    Like me, your favourite thing is Family Time. Good luck everyone x

  42. Helen loube October 14, 2016 at 11:25 pm -  Reply

    Family Time is your most favourite of things

  43. Elizabeth October 14, 2016 at 11:37 pm -  Reply

    Family Time.

  44. Patricia October 14, 2016 at 11:40 pm -  Reply

    I agree about wearing a watch. The answer is Family Time

  45. Denise Thomson October 15, 2016 at 12:23 am -  Reply

    Family time x

  46. Margaret Calvert October 15, 2016 at 1:07 am -  Reply

    Its got to be Family Time, which is what I value the most too 🙂

  47. Jean Harris no October 15, 2016 at 6:56 am -  Reply

    Family time.

  48. Jane Willis October 15, 2016 at 7:01 am -  Reply

    Family time

  49. Lynn emmitt October 15, 2016 at 8:11 am -  Reply

    Family time.xx

  50. Tracey Davies October 15, 2016 at 8:25 am -  Reply

    The answer is Family Time

  51. barbara michael October 15, 2016 at 8:29 am -  Reply

    Answer is Family Time.

  52. Ally October 15, 2016 at 8:42 am -  Reply

    Hey Claire – the answer is “Family Time”.
    It’s definitely something we all enjoy!
    Ally

  53. Eileen October 15, 2016 at 8:49 am -  Reply

    Hi Claire Family Time is your answer and what a great family you have takecare xx

  54. Julie October 15, 2016 at 9:31 am -  Reply

    The answer is family time, which happens to be mine too. What a blessing our families are & we should cherish every moment with them. X

  55. Janet October 15, 2016 at 9:34 am -  Reply

    Hi Claire , Family Time one of my favourites too, xxx

  56. Lynn Sword October 15, 2016 at 10:28 am -  Reply

    Family time Claire! X

  57. Pat Whittaker October 15, 2016 at 10:56 am -  Reply

    Hi Claire, Your most favourite thing is ‘Family Time’.

  58. Valerie Beattie October 15, 2016 at 10:57 am -  Reply

    FAMILY TIME ❤️

  59. Frances Saxby October 15, 2016 at 12:04 pm -  Reply

    Answer family time.
    A very special time as my family are just leave g home to start their next exciting chapter .

  60. Janice brown October 15, 2016 at 12:23 pm -  Reply

    The answer is family time and I completley agree with you make the most of all of it

  61. Susan Dyer October 15, 2016 at 12:39 pm -  Reply

    Hi Claire, a great post. The answer to your question is, Family Time. What a stunning piece of jewellery. Glad your ankle is improving x

  62. Julie October 15, 2016 at 12:41 pm -  Reply

    Family Time! x

  63. Christine Seddon October 15, 2016 at 12:45 pm -  Reply

    Family time x

  64. Natasha October 15, 2016 at 12:49 pm -  Reply

    The answer is Family Time.

  65. Linda Spevick October 15, 2016 at 1:01 pm -  Reply

    Family Time..

  66. Karen Rix October 15, 2016 at 1:18 pm -  Reply

    Lots of family time.X

  67. Delyth Earp October 15, 2016 at 1:34 pm -  Reply

    Family Time

  68. Linda Dunn October 15, 2016 at 2:24 pm -  Reply

    Hi Claire, Family Time is your favourite. lv linda Dunn

  69. james fisher October 15, 2016 at 2:26 pm -  Reply

    family time

  70. Cathy October 15, 2016 at 2:43 pm -  Reply

    FAMILY TIME

  71. jennifer cann October 15, 2016 at 2:58 pm -  Reply

    i think it is family time

  72. GILL CORBITT October 15, 2016 at 3:39 pm -  Reply

    FAMILY TIME

  73. Kim vernon October 15, 2016 at 3:57 pm -  Reply

    Family time

  74. Patricia Burns October 15, 2016 at 4:12 pm -  Reply

    Family Time

  75. Stephanie martin October 15, 2016 at 4:33 pm -  Reply

    Family Time

  76. Anna nowak October 15, 2016 at 4:42 pm -  Reply

    Hey, Family time! Xx

  77. liz hardman October 15, 2016 at 4:56 pm -  Reply

    Family Time is the answer

  78. liz hardman October 15, 2016 at 4:56 pm -  Reply

    Family Time is the answer

  79. susanne perry October 15, 2016 at 5:03 pm -  Reply

    Powerful words FAMILY TIME always lives up to my expectations.

  80. AnneMarie Masters October 15, 2016 at 5:22 pm -  Reply

    Family Time. Xx

  81. AMANDA PORTER October 15, 2016 at 5:37 pm -  Reply

    Hi Claire, Your most favourite thing is family time, as is mine. There is nothing more pleasing or worthwhile. xx

  82. Fran Whitehead October 15, 2016 at 6:01 pm -  Reply

    Spending time with your lovely family.

  83. Jane Parker October 15, 2016 at 6:08 pm -  Reply

    Family time. Wonderful!

  84. Linda October 15, 2016 at 6:10 pm -  Reply

    Family Time is the answer and I totally agree with you.
    Linda

  85. Anna Birch October 15, 2016 at 6:43 pm -  Reply

    Answer is – Family Time

  86. Alisonboswell October 15, 2016 at 7:00 pm -  Reply

    Family time.

  87. Kim October 15, 2016 at 7:03 pm -  Reply

    Family time- just like mine

  88. Noreenhalstead October 15, 2016 at 7:12 pm -  Reply

    It may be family time the answer

  89. sue lee October 15, 2016 at 8:09 pm -  Reply

    Family time is the answer!!

  90. Lynda Moore October 15, 2016 at 8:35 pm -  Reply

    Family time, important !

  91. Wendy Collard October 15, 2016 at 8:47 pm -  Reply

    Family Time 🙂 x

  92. Janet October 15, 2016 at 8:57 pm -  Reply

    Family time.

  93. Pat Lawrence October 15, 2016 at 9:03 pm -  Reply

    Lovely Family Time.

  94. CAROL PATTRICK October 15, 2016 at 9:12 pm -  Reply

    FAMILY TIME

  95. Hazel Snowden October 15, 2016 at 9:33 pm -  Reply

    So nice to hear of your very busy life. Your favourite thing is FAMILY TIME.

  96. fiona carne October 15, 2016 at 9:41 pm -  Reply

    I think the answer is family,i know how you feel my children are,22,21,20 and 18 so I hardly see them,so family time is so important,your children are so beautiful and I know how stressful school can be,take a breath and have a glass of wine, I always like watching you on qvc

  97. Angelina October 15, 2016 at 9:45 pm -  Reply

    Family time x

  98. Lynsey October 15, 2016 at 10:16 pm -  Reply

    Family time! Xxx

  99. Anne Wilson October 15, 2016 at 10:25 pm -  Reply

    Family time.

  100. lisa jorgeson October 15, 2016 at 11:07 pm -  Reply

    Family time.x

  101. Jelena October 15, 2016 at 11:40 pm -  Reply

    Family Time!

  102. Gayle Bond October 15, 2016 at 11:47 pm -  Reply

    The answer is the most important time of all – ‘family time’

  103. sharon buchalter October 15, 2016 at 11:57 pm -  Reply

    family time

  104. Jean Taylor October 16, 2016 at 1:04 am -  Reply

    Family Time

  105. adele taylor October 16, 2016 at 1:14 am -  Reply

    Answer is…Family Time

  106. JOYCE MULDOON October 16, 2016 at 1:39 am -  Reply

    FAMILY TIME IS YOUR FAVOURITE PASSTIME INVALUEABLE TO US ALL XX

  107. Maria October 16, 2016 at 6:51 am -  Reply

    Your most favourite of things is Family Time

  108. jo tometzki October 16, 2016 at 8:58 am -  Reply

    family time:)

  109. Helen Hooton October 16, 2016 at 9:28 am -  Reply

    Hi! The answer to the question is Family Time – I have my fingers crossed!

  110. Deborah Thompson October 16, 2016 at 9:38 am -  Reply

    Hi Claire , the answer is family time , my favourite too!

  111. CAROL LUTHER October 16, 2016 at 10:27 am -  Reply

    Family time x

  112. Christine October 16, 2016 at 11:41 am -  Reply

    Family Time.

  113. Deirdre Nelson October 16, 2016 at 12:11 pm -  Reply

    The answer is family time.

  114. Margaret October 16, 2016 at 1:24 pm -  Reply

    The answer is family time

  115. Lorraine McElhatton October 16, 2016 at 1:31 pm -  Reply

    Family time

  116. Lisa Wolf October 16, 2016 at 2:04 pm -  Reply

    Family time.

  117. Linda Martin October 16, 2016 at 3:36 pm -  Reply

    The answer is : family time

  118. JanB Wales October 16, 2016 at 3:37 pm -  Reply

    Family time! X

  119. ELAINE GREEN October 16, 2016 at 4:02 pm -  Reply

    Answer is Family Time

  120. carole forster October 16, 2016 at 4:29 pm -  Reply

    family time

  121. Val stewart October 16, 2016 at 6:08 pm -  Reply

    It’s Family Time for me too…

  122. Jacqui James October 16, 2016 at 6:58 pm -  Reply

    The answer is family time x

  123. tracy cooke October 16, 2016 at 8:00 pm -  Reply

    Its family time. x

  124. Helen October 16, 2016 at 8:02 pm -  Reply

    Family time ❤️

  125. Linda October 16, 2016 at 8:04 pm -  Reply

    Many congrats to you & your family. I remember when I joined qvc about 10 yrs ago or so, you mentioned how you inadvertently put in the wrong petrol into your car !!

  126. Sharon jones October 16, 2016 at 8:05 pm -  Reply

    Family time and it’s my favourite too

  127. Andrea Parry October 16, 2016 at 8:05 pm -  Reply

    Happy Anniversary Claire. The answer is Family time.

  128. Jane October 16, 2016 at 8:06 pm -  Reply

    Family time is the answer Claire.X

  129. Vera wormall October 16, 2016 at 8:06 pm -  Reply

    family time is your favourite thing

  130. Jackie October 16, 2016 at 8:07 pm -  Reply

    Family time

  131. victoria nevin October 16, 2016 at 8:07 pm -  Reply

    Family time

  132. Christine October 16, 2016 at 8:07 pm -  Reply

    Family time which is most important.

  133. Laura Harris October 16, 2016 at 8:09 pm -  Reply

    Family time! (Mine too!)

  134. Ursula October 16, 2016 at 8:10 pm -  Reply

    The answer is FAMILY TIME…so important x

  135. Cassandra October 16, 2016 at 8:11 pm -  Reply

    Family time is your most favourite thing. Same as mine. My kids are 5 and 7 and growing so quickly xx

  136. roseann October 16, 2016 at 8:11 pm -  Reply

    Favourite things vs is family time

  137. Dawn constantinou October 16, 2016 at 8:12 pm -  Reply

    The answer is family time x

  138. Kathryn Downing October 16, 2016 at 8:13 pm -  Reply

    FAMILY TIME ❤️

  139. Sandra Coyle October 16, 2016 at 8:15 pm -  Reply

    Family time x

  140. Julie October 16, 2016 at 8:15 pm -  Reply

    Family time! A lovely thing to have in the busy world we live in! x

  141. Julie Bennington October 16, 2016 at 8:16 pm -  Reply

    FAMILY TIME!

  142. Alice MacMaster October 16, 2016 at 8:16 pm -  Reply

    Your favourite thing is family time. X

  143. DIANE Cole October 16, 2016 at 8:17 pm -  Reply

    Family time x

  144. Paula Sheppard October 16, 2016 at 8:18 pm -  Reply

    family time

  145. Paula Sheppard October 16, 2016 at 8:18 pm -  Reply

    Family time is a favourite

  146. Jane Lynch October 16, 2016 at 8:19 pm -  Reply

    Family Time x

  147. Denise Jenkins October 16, 2016 at 8:19 pm -  Reply

    Just like me . . . FAMILY TIME.

  148. Caroline Payne October 16, 2016 at 8:20 pm -  Reply

    Family time is your most favourite of things.

  149. Sue taylor October 16, 2016 at 8:20 pm -  Reply

    Family time.

  150. Jane garnier October 16, 2016 at 8:21 pm -  Reply

    It’s family time Claire.☺

  151. June October 16, 2016 at 8:21 pm -  Reply

    Family time Claire xx

  152. Sue McLeod October 16, 2016 at 8:22 pm -  Reply

    Family Time , my favourite thing too, though it gets more difficult to achieve, as they get older and busier.

  153. Lynn senior October 16, 2016 at 8:26 pm -  Reply

    Family time is your favourite thing.
    I have seen the film Girl on a train and loved it(haven’t read the book)..loved your blog Claire.

  154. Julie Richardson October 16, 2016 at 8:26 pm -  Reply

    Family time xx

  155. Lesley McFadyen October 16, 2016 at 8:27 pm -  Reply

    Family Time is one of your favourite things Claire x

  156. angela wright October 16, 2016 at 8:28 pm -  Reply

    Family Time

  157. Gillean McDougall October 16, 2016 at 8:29 pm -  Reply

    Family time, Claire! I love hearing your news. All the best from Glasgow xx

  158. Susan Harris October 16, 2016 at 8:32 pm -  Reply

    The answer to the Pilgrim competition is-Family time. I too believe that this is true, especially since my mum has just been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease.

  159. Tracey bantock October 16, 2016 at 8:32 pm -  Reply

    Family time is your most favourite thing – and precious time that certainly is x

  160. Joanne Parker October 16, 2016 at 8:34 pm -  Reply

    Family Time ❤️

  161. Christine Stevenson October 16, 2016 at 8:36 pm -  Reply

    Family time – precious!

  162. Jacqueline October 16, 2016 at 8:37 pm -  Reply

    Glad you had a great time with your family your such a lovely lady and deserve it all

  163. Morag Green October 16, 2016 at 8:38 pm -  Reply

    Family Time. The same as mine

  164. KATH HULME October 16, 2016 at 8:39 pm -  Reply

    Family Time Claire most important to spend Quality time with your family xx

  165. Sarah October 16, 2016 at 8:40 pm -  Reply

    Claire it is FAMILY TIME…hope it was fab

  166. Julie Playford October 16, 2016 at 8:47 pm -  Reply

    Family time. thanks

  167. Sandra October 16, 2016 at 8:51 pm -  Reply

    Congratulations to you both,we also have a big anniversary coming up next week 30 years where does the time go, so scarey, on the other hand a great tribute to marriage. I saw the girl on the train last week as soon as I heard it was out I wanted to see it and it didn’t dissapoint, iv never read the book but I think I might now
    Love Sandra X

  168. Alison October 16, 2016 at 8:51 pm -  Reply

    HI, THE ANSWER TO YOUR QUESTION PIPPA IS FAMILY TIME XX

  169. Nichola October 16, 2016 at 8:53 pm -  Reply

    Hi Claire, I went to see girl on the train on Thursday as I had already read the book. I thought the film was good, regards, Nichola.

  170. Sally Gannon October 16, 2016 at 8:55 pm -  Reply

    Family time!! I cant believe your littlies are so grown up……seems like yesterday they were babies!

  171. Alison October 16, 2016 at 8:55 pm -  Reply

    SORRY CLARE HAVING A MOMENT, MEANT TO SAY THE ANSWER TO YOUR QUESTION IS FAMILY TIME XX

  172. Jo Hames October 16, 2016 at 8:57 pm -  Reply

    Family time Claire. It’s always the best and should always be treasured xx

  173. Michelle Killick October 16, 2016 at 9:00 pm -  Reply

    Your most favorite of things is Family.

  174. Susie Madden October 16, 2016 at 9:03 pm -  Reply

    Family time………of course

  175. chloe October 16, 2016 at 9:05 pm -  Reply

    Family time x

  176. Hellen Walker October 16, 2016 at 9:07 pm -  Reply

    Family time is your favourite thing.

  177. Dawn Kennard October 16, 2016 at 9:09 pm -  Reply

    Hi Claire, the answer is Family Time xxx

  178. Sian Jones October 16, 2016 at 9:15 pm -  Reply

    Family time

  179. Heather October 16, 2016 at 9:18 pm -  Reply

    Answer: Family time.

  180. Frances Button October 16, 2016 at 9:24 pm -  Reply

    Your favourite time is Family time, mine as well.

  181. suzanne thurlow October 16, 2016 at 9:31 pm -  Reply

    Family Time

  182. SheMag October 16, 2016 at 9:33 pm -  Reply

    Family time, quite right too!

  183. Gillian Graham October 16, 2016 at 9:34 pm -  Reply

    The answer is family time

  184. Maria Crouch October 16, 2016 at 9:34 pm -  Reply

    Family time

  185. Wendy Taylor October 16, 2016 at 9:42 pm -  Reply

    Your blog is always interesting , love hearing what you and your family are doing. Congratulations on your 17th anniversary.

  186. Lisa Coughlan October 16, 2016 at 9:54 pm -  Reply

    Hi Claire Happy 17th Anniversary To You And Your Husband You Both Have A Beautiful Family Your Both Very Blessed. Your Family Are Sure Getting Big Glad Tom Is Doing Well, The Answer Is Family Time, It Is A Very Special Time. Take Care God Bless From A QVC Viewer. XX

  187. Lynda matthews October 16, 2016 at 9:56 pm -  Reply

    Family time

  188. Sarah Young October 16, 2016 at 10:05 pm -  Reply

    Family Time

  189. Bridget Read October 16, 2016 at 10:08 pm -  Reply

    The answer is FAMILY TIME

  190. Rachel Stevenson October 16, 2016 at 10:12 pm -  Reply

    Family Time x

  191. Kat herbert October 16, 2016 at 10:14 pm -  Reply

    Your favourite thing is the exact same as mine. FAMILY TIME .
    I hope you always have this xx

  192. Jane October 16, 2016 at 10:15 pm -  Reply

    Family time is that answer

  193. Kelly October 16, 2016 at 10:30 pm -  Reply

    Family time x

  194. Margaret October 16, 2016 at 10:31 pm -  Reply

    Just like me Claire it is Family time xx

  195. Linda Bedel October 16, 2016 at 10:32 pm -  Reply

    Family time xxx

  196. Catherine October 16, 2016 at 10:36 pm -  Reply

    FAMILY TIME

  197. Sheila Caldwell October 16, 2016 at 10:46 pm -  Reply

    Your favorite thing is family time.

  198. Ann Anderson October 16, 2016 at 10:49 pm -  Reply

    Family time

  199. Jenny longworth October 16, 2016 at 10:53 pm -  Reply

    Family time/Autumn xxxxxxxx 🙂

  200. Deborah Ward October 16, 2016 at 11:07 pm -  Reply

    Family time x

  201. Simone October 16, 2016 at 11:38 pm -  Reply

    Family Time

  202. Julie williams October 16, 2016 at 11:43 pm -  Reply

    The answer is family time x

  203. mila October 17, 2016 at 12:04 am -  Reply

    time with family. I always wear a watch, always have and it’s easier than using the phone all the time, Plus a lot of them also double as a bit of a fashion statement

  204. Caroline Streeton October 17, 2016 at 12:12 am -  Reply

    Family time !!

  205. Eleanor alexander October 17, 2016 at 12:32 am -  Reply

    Hi Family Time is your favorite time. .

  206. Anne Clements October 17, 2016 at 3:05 am -  Reply

    Family time.xx

  207. Toni October 17, 2016 at 5:42 am -  Reply

    Family time with all of your troupe. 🙂

  208. Lesley Davies October 17, 2016 at 5:47 am -  Reply

    Family time is the answer hopefully. Xxx

  209. Caroline Cranfield October 17, 2016 at 6:01 am -  Reply

    The answer is family time!xx

  210. Lauren Finnie October 17, 2016 at 6:19 am -  Reply

    Family time (me too)

  211. Deborah October 17, 2016 at 6:20 am -  Reply

    Family time, so important to many as in the blink of an eye they’ve grown & gone xx

  212. lisa h October 17, 2016 at 7:32 am -  Reply

    Family Time xx

  213. Jeanie October 17, 2016 at 7:38 am -  Reply

    Family time x

  214. Norma smith October 17, 2016 at 7:39 am -  Reply

    Family Time

  215. Bridget Foster October 17, 2016 at 7:52 am -  Reply

    FAMILY TIME

  216. Janet Haywood October 17, 2016 at 8:33 am -  Reply

    Family time

  217. Stephanie October 17, 2016 at 9:13 am -  Reply

    Family time please enter me into the competition

  218. Janet Stephens October 17, 2016 at 9:36 am -  Reply

    Family time of course x

  219. Patricia Wilson October 17, 2016 at 9:54 am -  Reply

    family time

  220. Catherine Coleclough October 17, 2016 at 10:13 am -  Reply

    Lovely blog! Answers- family time

  221. Angela Lindsay October 17, 2016 at 11:47 am -  Reply

    Family Time

  222. Eng Winter October 17, 2016 at 11:50 am -  Reply

    hello Claire, Family Time is your favourite time. this is the time where most family misses these days and it is so refreshing to read your blog.

  223. Eileen Sumner October 17, 2016 at 11:56 am -  Reply

    Family Time

  224. June Bond October 17, 2016 at 2:47 pm -  Reply

    Family Time

  225. Eleanor Robinson October 17, 2016 at 2:56 pm -  Reply

    Family time.

  226. Helen Brunton October 17, 2016 at 3:24 pm -  Reply

    Family time x

  227. Margaret Connolly October 17, 2016 at 4:26 pm -  Reply

    Family Time is your favourite time

  228. Margaret Connolly October 17, 2016 at 4:27 pm -  Reply

    Family time is your most important time

  229. SUE ARCHER October 17, 2016 at 4:54 pm -  Reply

    Family time

  230. Judith Brown October 17, 2016 at 6:15 pm -  Reply

    FAMILY TIME. As is mine, so precious, in fact ,we have, today, returned from Center Parcs, 12 of us ranging in age from my Mother (87) to the youngest, our Granddaughter, (8 ) and a great time was had by all. We were actually celebrating my sister’s 60th birthday!! The experience of swimming outside at night was wonderful, as were”the rapids!!” The Spa, experienced by the 6 female members of the party, I could to on but the most important thing was all being together and, as my Son says, “making memories.”

  231. Gillian Bews October 17, 2016 at 6:23 pm -  Reply

    Happy Anniversary. Answer Family Time

  232. Christine October 17, 2016 at 7:18 pm -  Reply

    Hi Claire I know how you feel not doing exercise, going back on my pliates machine because of scatica.
    Answer family time.
    Take care x

  233. aine Ingram October 17, 2016 at 7:38 pm -  Reply

    family time

  234. Helen Grant October 17, 2016 at 7:54 pm -  Reply

    Family Time YEAH! me too

  235. Bernie Moore October 17, 2016 at 8:06 pm -  Reply

    Family Time

  236. Pam Young October 17, 2016 at 8:25 pm -  Reply

    Family Time

  237. Sarah furness October 17, 2016 at 8:32 pm -  Reply

    Family Time ! X

  238. Allison Rapley October 17, 2016 at 10:08 pm -  Reply

    Your faveroute time, is family time. Like all parents a few and far between time.

  239. Sue Nevols October 17, 2016 at 10:18 pm -  Reply

    Hi Claire, answer is “family time” fingers crossed!! Xx

  240. Linda Braddock October 17, 2016 at 10:37 pm -  Reply

    Family Time

  241. Debra Boardman October 17, 2016 at 10:37 pm -  Reply

    Family Time

  242. Farhana ahmec October 17, 2016 at 10:46 pm -  Reply

    Centre Parcs – family time

  243. emma October 17, 2016 at 11:26 pm -  Reply

    your most favourite thing is : family time

  244. Lorraine October 17, 2016 at 11:57 pm -  Reply

    Hi Claire
    Family time is your most favourite of things.
    Love Lorraine XxX

  245. Lisa ONeill October 18, 2016 at 6:53 am -  Reply

    Favourite time is Family Time

  246. Phyllis Mullan October 18, 2016 at 9:40 am -  Reply

    Family Time ( which is my favourite time too)

  247. Phyllis Mullan October 18, 2016 at 9:41 am -  Reply

    Family time – This is my favourite time also.

  248. Helen vickerstaffe October 18, 2016 at 10:43 am -  Reply

    Family Time x

  249. theresa October 18, 2016 at 11:05 am -  Reply

    Family Time is your favorite thing. I try to see my son, daughter in law as much as I can each week to me its important, I also have a grandma grandaughter day every other saturday which I looked forward to seeing the world through the eyes of a 12yr old, and in school holidays we have more days together. Claire I know the baths where you used to swim but you would not know it now as it had gone through lots of change also the centre of the town. You keep enjoying family times and happy anniversary to you both x

  250. clare knight October 18, 2016 at 12:15 pm -  Reply

    your favourite time is family time

  251. Susan Podmore October 18, 2016 at 2:49 pm -  Reply

    FAMILY TIME!! And savouring every moment as they grow up so fast ,love to you and your family xx

  252. Lorna October 18, 2016 at 2:51 pm -  Reply

    Family time !!!!

  253. Clare Toohey October 18, 2016 at 3:12 pm -  Reply

    Hello Claire, Lovely blog post.. Your absolute favourite thing is `Family Time` quite rightly, and it`s mine too 🙂 I would love to win this beautiful necklace.. thank you for giving me the opportunity. xx

  254. anne bell October 18, 2016 at 7:23 pm -  Reply

    your favourite time would family time.

  255. julie watts October 18, 2016 at 8:18 pm -  Reply

    The answer to your most favourite thing is Family time x
    congratulations on your 17th anniversary and Joe’s 14th birthday

  256. Pat October 18, 2016 at 8:32 pm -  Reply

    Family time x

  257. Brian paton October 18, 2016 at 10:13 pm -  Reply

    Family time is the answer.

  258. Brian October 18, 2016 at 10:15 pm -  Reply

    Family time us your favourite.

  259. Terry October 18, 2016 at 10:16 pm -  Reply

    Answer is family time x

  260. Janine Hammond October 19, 2016 at 12:08 am -  Reply

    The answer is Family Time. The choker looks amazing. Love the watch too!

  261. steph eddleston October 19, 2016 at 1:00 am -  Reply

    family time

  262. carol Gamble October 19, 2016 at 2:17 pm -  Reply

    Family time.

  263. Mandyajennings October 19, 2016 at 4:54 pm -  Reply

    Family time xxx

  264. Jane Duff October 19, 2016 at 9:19 pm -  Reply

    Your most favourite thing is family time

  265. Sue October 20, 2016 at 6:03 am -  Reply

    Family time. Mine too. My Son and his family live some 100 miles away and when we are together I just want to stop the clock the Grand children are growing so fast so you have to just enjoy every minute.

  266. Jane fielding October 20, 2016 at 12:34 pm -  Reply

    Family time.

  267. Kate October 20, 2016 at 2:18 pm -  Reply

    Family time

  268. Catherine Thompson October 20, 2016 at 4:26 pm -  Reply

    Family Time.

  269. Sian October 20, 2016 at 7:26 pm -  Reply

    It’s family time Claire!

  270. almerinda grace October 20, 2016 at 8:48 pm -  Reply

    The answer is: Family Time xx

  271. Vas October 20, 2016 at 8:49 pm -  Reply

    Family time.

  272. Aileen Miller October 20, 2016 at 10:52 pm -  Reply

    Yours is the same as mine Claire FAMILY TIME!

  273. maxine conroy October 21, 2016 at 11:23 am -  Reply

    Hi Claire the your favourite time is “family time” as is mine!

  274. Victoria October 21, 2016 at 8:33 pm -  Reply

    Family time, the same as my Son who is 8 xx

  275. Pauline Gibson October 21, 2016 at 8:42 pm -  Reply

    FAMILY TIME

  276. Denise Pilcher October 22, 2016 at 8:41 am -  Reply

    Just like me – Family Time

  277. cindy October 22, 2016 at 2:23 pm -  Reply

    Family time honey bun!

    Love Cindy xx

  278. Teresa Nicholas October 22, 2016 at 5:44 pm -  Reply

    Hello your favorite thing is Family Time.

  279. Teresa Nicholas October 22, 2016 at 5:46 pm -  Reply

    Hello Family Time is your favorite.

  280. Doreen October 23, 2016 at 12:42 am -  Reply

    Family Time!

  281. Krystyna Johnston October 23, 2016 at 1:24 pm -  Reply

    Without a shadow of doubt “Family time” is your favourite time. More precious than words. Wishing you and your family all that’s good in life.

  282. vicky rowlands October 23, 2016 at 3:48 pm -  Reply

    Answer is Family Time Claire like me lol xxx

  283. Johanna October 23, 2016 at 5:53 pm -  Reply

    Claire, your favourite thing is family time.

  284. martin forbes October 24, 2016 at 1:55 pm -  Reply

    hope you and family are well claire iam nae bad in aberdeen nae bad means not bad

  285. Janet cullen October 25, 2016 at 6:54 pm -  Reply

    It’s family time

  286. Linda October 26, 2016 at 12:22 pm -  Reply

    Answer: FAMILY TIME

  287. Linda October 26, 2016 at 12:22 pm -  Reply

    FAMILY TIME

  288. Sallyann Instan October 27, 2016 at 10:56 pm -  Reply

    Answer is family time which is priceless in my book Claire.

  289. Elaine Rogers October 28, 2016 at 8:26 pm -  Reply

    Family Time.

  290. Elaine Rogers October 28, 2016 at 8:27 pm -  Reply

    Family Time

  291. terry lello November 4, 2016 at 7:35 pm -  Reply

    the answer is family time

  292. Lisa wolf November 11, 2016 at 1:33 pm -  Reply

    Family time. The best thing ever for sure. One of life’s greatest joys. Very special.

  293. Tricia Appleton November 13, 2016 at 9:24 pm -  Reply

    Family Time

  294. Tricia Appleton November 13, 2016 at 9:25 pm -  Reply

    Family Time .

  295. Teresa Karasavvas November 14, 2016 at 1:59 pm -  Reply

    Great blog Claire as always. Your favourite thing is FAMILY TIME.

  296. Lesley knowlson November 19, 2016 at 4:59 pm -  Reply

    Family time

  297. Hefina January 14, 2017 at 11:45 am -  Reply

    Dear Clare
    its family time x

  298. Jo Carnell February 16, 2017 at 12:05 am -  Reply

    Answer is Family Time !!!

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