Troweling it on…not the make up this time! Plus a sneak peek at our Skechers offer


Hi everyone! I hope you’re all enjoying the summer?

It’s been a pretty busy one at Chez Huntley with continuing building work on the project without end! For my latest trick I have been trying my hand at bricklaying. I really quite like it! Here’s a pic of me helping out with some brickwork before becoming quite filthy.

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It’s a pretty messy job but very enjoyable. With many of the major jobs I have undertaken whilst working on my home there wasn’t much to show for it, such as knocking down walls, installing insulation and lagging pipes. Laying bricks gives instant gratification.

Spreading the mortar was the really fun part..a bit like icing a cake, really. Less yummy though, I would suspect. Next on the list will be installing splashbacks in the kitchen so I will let you know how I get with that!

Those of you with an eye for detail may have noticed I’m wearing Skechers whilst working on the bricks. As they are so comfy, I have worn them for jobs around the house which don’t require my steel toe cap boots. The only downside is that I’ve managed to get expanding foam over them and they’re now solely for use whilst I’m working on the house!

The good news is I have a great new pair that I’ve been trialling ahead of the next Today’s Special Value launch which is midnight on Wednesday the 31st August and featuring all day on the 1st of September.

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Needless to say, it’ll be great value but let’s talk about what’s on offer. The Go Walk style is Skechers number 1 best-selling shoe worldwide. The Today’s Special Value offer is brand new to the market for autumn/winter 2016. It’s called GoFLex Walk and features the new articulated outsole unit, adding premium and interesting elements that we, the QVC customers, won’t have seen before to the much-loved GOwalk styling. It’s ultra-light weight, easy to wear slip on, stylish and with flexible upper.
A wide range of key colours are available to choose from with more muted tones for easy outfit building and a pop of bright turquoise or pink – perfect for summer. The black and neutral tones are perfect for casual outfits, walking or shopping whilst the bright pops add fun and a splash of colour to a pair of black jeans and tee combo.

Have I mentioned comfort? These come with the goga mat insole for comfort throughout the day and are lightweight and flexible as well as easy to take off and on. I now have several pairs and my mum is also a huge fan, especially of the goga mat insole. Supremely comfy!

I’ve been raving, almost non-stop, about my Freddie Fitbit which encourages me to be more healthy and take more steps. One of my favourite forms of exercise is walking and these have been a joy to help me get my steps up. I highly recommend them!

Thanks for taking the time to read. I’d love to know if you’re a big Skechers fan, too, and what you love about them.

Love Catherine x


  1. Sobia raja August 26, 2016 at 2:31 pm -  Reply

    Hi Catherine, I would like to know how did you lose the weight please, thank you, you look great…

  2. theresa August 26, 2016 at 3:31 pm -  Reply

    I buy skechers go walks, trainers and boots for my 12yr old grandaughter as well as trainers and go walks.for myself at 65. These past 10 months they have been a god send for my grandaughter due to not being so mobile and needed comfort for physio even got complement from her physio. Look forward to seeing next tsv, good luck with your house take care x

  3. SheMag August 26, 2016 at 10:54 pm -  Reply

    Laying bricks before getting quite filthy? You’ll have all the QVC male customers in quite a state, Ms Huntley! You’re looking fab but most of all, you look so joyful in all these pictures! You make people smile, I hope you know it!

  4. Victoria August 27, 2016 at 8:56 am -  Reply

    Hi Catherine, Yes, I love Skechers too. Love the pics, you look really fit and healthy and I love your dark hair.

  5. julie cattell August 27, 2016 at 11:45 pm -  Reply

    Hi Catherine I love sketches thay are so comfortable great for walking lve got six pairs had four pairs from qvc your quality and price are hard to beat looking forward too buying my next pair on Wednesday x

  6. Dee T August 28, 2016 at 7:37 pm -  Reply

    Hi Catherine, your blogs always make me smile. Good luck with the on-going house projects…they never seem to end, do they??!! I love Skechers and am already trying to justify getting another pair – loving the pink ones you have on! Dx

  7. Jean Pugh August 29, 2016 at 10:32 am -  Reply

    Hi Catherine,

    Still busy with the building work. I think you are marvellous having done all you have. Will you be having a DIY show of your own, or maybe you could do a book/video.

    Oh not Sketchers TSV, may have to sit on my hands , but then maybe not. I love Sketchers, the different designs , colours,, comfort you name it they have it. The Go-Walk 3 are so comfortable, like walking on air. I have so many different pairs of their shoes, slip on’s and trainers.

    My Daughter and her husband are great fans as well. I got my husband a pair the other day, and he is so fussy about shoes, but he finds them so comfortable

    Hope your gorgeous Cat’s are well and have settled into your new home.

    Love Jean XX

  8. Jill August 29, 2016 at 2:27 pm -  Reply

    Hi Catherine good luck with the house hard work but well worth it. Can you tell me if these Sketchers are true to size? Big or Small fitting, as I find they vary so much wish they didn’t as it costs so much in postage to return the shoes that don’t fit.

  9. janice white August 29, 2016 at 4:38 pm -  Reply

    Hi Catherine,i love Sketchers .I now have 5 pairs probably 6 before the end of the week.just want to say you look great. Janicex

  10. Hilary August 29, 2016 at 10:15 pm -  Reply

    Big Skechers fan here, too :) I don’t dare count how many pairs! But I am loving that Hot Pink colour … hmmm, always space for one more pair :)

  11. Catherine Huntley August 31, 2016 at 11:23 am -  Reply

    Wow, so good to hear from all of you! I love reading your comments. I just wish I had a bit more time to reply individually but I have a very busy day ahead with two cats pestering me for food (I bet they’ve already been fed by my children, too, the cheeky wotsits) and a few jobs I need to get done before going over to see my dear mum before work this evening.

    Just a quick mention on sizing for Jill..I tend to vary between 6-7 in shoes but I found a 6 to be perfect in these so I’d say if you’re a half size go down rather than up. Also, in this style, the upper is flexible so gives a roomier fee. I hope this helps, my lovely.

    Have a wonderful day all! Thanks again for taking the time to write in.

    Love Catherine xx

  12. Catherine Huntley August 31, 2016 at 11:27 am -  Reply

    Ooh Sobia! I’m sorry, I’ve just realised I didn’t answer your question regarding weight loss. I used Christianne Wolff’s Body Rescue Plan. If you go back through some of my blogs you’ll find some relating specifically to that. It’s been two years since I discovered the plan and I still live by it and keep the weight off. I love it because you can actually eat a lot on it and have days off, too.

    Anyway, have a look back and you’ll find lots of info. We hope to have Christianne back soon with her latest book so watch this space, too.

    Love Catherine x

  13. Jacqui Lynn September 5, 2016 at 11:49 pm -  Reply

    Hi Catherine
    It looks like you could have a career in the building trade if you felt like it! And I think your hair looks fabulous dark xx

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