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It struck me this morning as really strange to know that while we here in the UK are welcoming the autumn equinox, in Sydney Australia, it’s the first day of spring. A stark reminder of just how far away my brother Peter will be when he returns there on Friday – the different seasons make it feel like a different world… I’m not going to be melancholy though because this impromptu visit from Peter and his wife Sarah has been lovely.

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Peter, Jenny and I, 14 years ago. :)

The main focus of their trip was to see Sarah’s parents who sadly are very frail, and needed help to ‘put their house in order’, but they’ve tried really hard to get to see not just my mum, but my sister Jenny, their son James and Colin and I.

I wanted to thank you so much for all the tweets you sent when I posted up a photo saying Peter had arrived – it seems like only yesterday! He and Sarah were amazed at how warm it was, and to be fair the sunshine has pretty much stayed with them their entire visit. Of course it was summer in Australia the last time Colin and I saw them in February 2012, six months after I’d finished my chemo. I had very little hair and was wearing my brunette wig, and they’d never met Colin, so I remember walking through arrivals in Sydney where they looked straight past us, not realizing who we were at all! :)

However, it’s been 14 years since Peter was last in the UK, and this photo of the three of us was taken then. Here’s the comparative one taken this visit – I think we’ve all aged fairly well considering! :)

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A week really isn’t a very long time, especially when you have umpteen things to sort out and are struggling with jet lag, but they came to us for the day on Tuesday, and not only managed to stay awake, but were great company! :) It was lovely to be able to show them our home and to know that the next time we speak, he will be able to visualize where I am. He loved the garden with all my pots and QVC lights and lanterns, and so I gave him a heads up on the TSV from Bethlehem Lights on the 14th October – it may well be an early Christmas present for him!

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Colin and I then took them to our local pub on the village green for lunch, as when I’d asked Peter what their preference was, and he’d said warm beer and scampi! Both things you don’t get in Oz. The food was fab, the beer was warm -although Sarah opted for a glass of red – and the time together priceless. We had hoped for a big family get together that evening with Lucy, Sam, Jack, Jenny, mum and my nieces Emily and Verity, but sadly work commitments, illness, and general fatigue changed all that, and it was just Jack, Jenny and I who spent Tuesday evening with Peter. Colin had band rehearsal, Sarah needed to head back to her parents, and so after Jack left it was just us siblings. There was a fair bit of reminiscing, and a bittersweet realisation that life is indeed moving on so much faster now we’re older.

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Colin and I would love to get back to Oz in the next few years, and Jenny who’s never been is keen to visit too. I have a feeling we may well all be together again sooner rather than later, and that is a great comfort. I’ve taken Thursday off work to see them one more time before they return, so I’m afraid I won’t be with you for the Diamonique hour at 9pm. The regular show is actually taking a wee break as we head towards the end of the year, but I do want to let you know about a fabulous three hour Diamonique Christmas Spectacular starting at 5pm on Thursday the 27th October. It’s been months in the planning and if you want to buy something truly special for someone truly special, please make a note in your diary.

I’ll be letting you know more via the blog and twitter @alikqvc, so do keep in touch! Sometimes it’s not the distance that keeps folk apart, but just life generally. I managed to squeeze in a lovely lunch with Kathy Tayler this week, and although the weather was a little unpredictable, we somewhat predictably were the last to leave the restaurant! We hardly ever see each other although we live just 15 minutes away, so this was really special.

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I had a wonderful day with Honey too, having met her with her childminder at the library and then taken her shopping. Honey loves jewellery – clearly a passion she’s inherited from me! I’m certain she’d approve of the Lola Rose TSV that we have for you on Friday the 7th October too! Nikki Gewirtz will be joining me at midnight having designed this beautiful Lola tumble bead bracelet with the slider clasp.

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There is a stunning Rainbow Quartzite option as well as scarlet agate and five others colours too. The design team decided it was the epitome of Lola Rose, and so suggested it be called ‘Nikki’ after Ms. Gerwitz! There will also be this matching necklace in the same stones and colour options.

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We’ve been truly spoiled because after speaking with our buyers, we have one of the necklaces and a TSV bracelet to give away as a competition prize!

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The total value is just shy of £89 and all you need do to get in with a chance of winning is to guess the name of the necklace! Is it:

a) Layla
b) Hannah
c) Scarlett

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 Monday 10th October and a winner will be drawn at random from all the correct entries. Full terms and conditions can be found here Good luck!

We may be moving into the Autumn, but there are always plenty of things to warm the cockles at QVC :) Take care, have a great week, and I will look forward to reading your guesses and catching up on all your news. I promise as always, I will write back to you.

With my love,
Ali xxx

458 Comments

  1. C Quinn September 29, 2016 at 6:07 pm -  Reply

    Wow looking forward to the TSV. My guess is Hannah

    • Margaret Wright October 7, 2016 at 12:25 am -  Reply

      The answer is B. Hannah

    • S Home October 7, 2016 at 12:40 am -  Reply

      It is answer B Hannah

  2. Neala September 29, 2016 at 6:12 pm -  Reply

    Layla is my guess for the TSV for the Lola Rose

  3. Christine milnes September 29, 2016 at 6:17 pm -  Reply

    Ans c Scarlett

  4. Helen Grant September 29, 2016 at 6:27 pm -  Reply

    hi Ali, I guess the name of necklace to be B Hannah

  5. Christine September 29, 2016 at 7:25 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali answer C

  6. Gill September 29, 2016 at 8:01 pm -  Reply

    Scarlett maybe?

  7. Fiona September 29, 2016 at 8:46 pm -  Reply

    A) Layla sounds the most modern fx

  8. Janet Smith September 29, 2016 at 9:00 pm -  Reply

    I think the name of the necklace is Scarlett.

  9. Debbie September 29, 2016 at 9:22 pm -  Reply

    Necklace name: B) Hannah

  10. Sue Smith September 29, 2016 at 9:29 pm -  Reply

    The answer I think s Hannah

  11. Elizabeth Majek September 29, 2016 at 9:46 pm -  Reply

    The necklace is called “Layla”.

  12. Anita September 29, 2016 at 10:27 pm -  Reply

    C….. Scarlett.

  13. Karen Docherty September 29, 2016 at 11:05 pm -  Reply

    C) Scarlet

    • Karen Docherty October 7, 2016 at 1:12 am -  Reply

      Hannah is my answer for the name of the necklace thank you, good luck everyone :) x

  14. megan jacobs September 29, 2016 at 11:08 pm -  Reply

    Hi, my guess is Layla

  15. Donna Quick September 29, 2016 at 11:58 pm -  Reply

    I think it’s called Layla x

  16. Jennifer Eady September 30, 2016 at 5:09 am -  Reply

    Hi, Ali.
    I think the Lola Rose necklace is called Scarlett. I hope I am right!
    What a lovely time you have had with your wonderful very close family and little Honey is absolutely gorgeous.
    Much love, Jenny

  17. Carol Whitmore September 30, 2016 at 6:44 am -  Reply

    I think Layla sounds like a nice name for such a lovely necklace

  18. Stephanie September 30, 2016 at 8:05 am -  Reply

    i think the set looks like a Layla

  19. Nadia Ansary Clark September 30, 2016 at 8:09 am -  Reply

    I would guess B. Hannah

  20. barbara michael September 30, 2016 at 8:24 am -  Reply

    Answer is Scarlett.

  21. Leigh September 30, 2016 at 8:30 am -  Reply

    c) Scarlett

  22. Ann Davidson September 30, 2016 at 9:22 am -  Reply

    My guess is

    A. Layla

  23. Jan September 30, 2016 at 10:17 am -  Reply

    I think it might be “Layla”, well I hops so as it’s absolutely gorgeous!

  24. jackie September 30, 2016 at 10:32 am -  Reply

    answer is c)scarlett

  25. Margo Moran September 30, 2016 at 11:00 am -  Reply

    Hannah is my choice

  26. Fiona Brackenridge September 30, 2016 at 11:09 am -  Reply

    I think it is called Layla

  27. jacqueline rodgerson September 30, 2016 at 11:23 am -  Reply

    Answer suggestion: Hannah. Looks stunning as with all Lola Rose and there will be such a choice of colours. Looking forward to it!

  28. Michelle Gould September 30, 2016 at 12:04 pm -  Reply

    a) Layla – suits this necklace best.

  29. Sandra catherwood September 30, 2016 at 12:24 pm -  Reply

    Answer C Scarlett

  30. AMANDA PORTER September 30, 2016 at 12:35 pm -  Reply

    My guess is Scarlet. Thank you,

  31. Marie September 30, 2016 at 12:40 pm -  Reply

    I think its called Layla

  32. Jeanetta Lumsden September 30, 2016 at 1:27 pm -  Reply

    I would say it is (Layla) a beautiful name X

  33. Lorraine Bell September 30, 2016 at 1:30 pm -  Reply

    Answer B. Hannah

  34. Janet Loveridge September 30, 2016 at 1:31 pm -  Reply

    The name is Scarlett.

  35. Linda Braddock September 30, 2016 at 1:37 pm -  Reply

    Answer c Scarlett

  36. rachel B September 30, 2016 at 2:09 pm -  Reply

    Hannah :-)

  37. Caroline kenney September 30, 2016 at 2:13 pm -  Reply

    Layla after my gorgeous grandaughter xx

  38. Carol Tofts September 30, 2016 at 2:19 pm -  Reply

    Answer – b) Hannah.
    so looking forward to the day -

  39. Deborah Hick September 30, 2016 at 2:36 pm -  Reply

    necklace is b : Hannah stunning

  40. Leigh September 30, 2016 at 2:37 pm -  Reply

    Scarlett :)

  41. Nazma Leyson September 30, 2016 at 2:54 pm -  Reply

    I think it’s A) Layla

  42. Androulla christodoulou September 30, 2016 at 3:13 pm -  Reply

    I think it’s hannah

  43. Bernadette September 30, 2016 at 3:23 pm -  Reply

    Scarlett is my choice .

  44. Sue Wilson September 30, 2016 at 3:45 pm -  Reply

    I guess c) scarlet

  45. Deborah Ryall September 30, 2016 at 3:54 pm -  Reply

    I think its A: Layla

  46. megan jacobs September 30, 2016 at 3:59 pm -  Reply

    I guess Hannah

  47. Jill Bennett September 30, 2016 at 4:14 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali My answer is a) Layla. You’ve just got to love Lola Rose its the best. :-) x

  48. Pamela Wright September 30, 2016 at 4:16 pm -  Reply

    I hope the name of the Lola Rose jewellery is Scarlett.

  49. Jodi Bodell September 30, 2016 at 4:16 pm -  Reply

    I’ll take a guess at Layla :)

  50. jennifer cann September 30, 2016 at 4:20 pm -  Reply

    the answer is Hannah

  51. Kim Gill September 30, 2016 at 4:22 pm -  Reply

    I’d say “Layla.”

  52. Shirley September 30, 2016 at 4:24 pm -  Reply

    I think it is b) Hannah.Gorgeous choice of stones would not know which to choose.

  53. Jacky Carter September 30, 2016 at 4:26 pm -  Reply

    Answer is B Hannah, lovely set x

  54. Daisy September 30, 2016 at 4:32 pm -  Reply

    My guess is Hannah

  55. Denise Thomson September 30, 2016 at 4:33 pm -  Reply

    I think it is Layla.

  56. chris howells September 30, 2016 at 4:40 pm -  Reply

    C ~ Scarlett

  57. Sarah Drury September 30, 2016 at 4:41 pm -  Reply

    Going for Layla

  58. Norma Fox September 30, 2016 at 4:50 pm -  Reply

    Layla is my guess for the necklace (a).

  59. Elizabeth Wood September 30, 2016 at 4:50 pm -  Reply

    I think the answer is C) Scarlett

  60. lisa jorgeson September 30, 2016 at 5:10 pm -  Reply

    Just a guess!!! Scarlett? Regardless to the name gorgeous bracelet and necklace.x

  61. Mrs J Evans September 30, 2016 at 5:10 pm -  Reply

    My answer is Scarlett.

  62. anne bell September 30, 2016 at 5:10 pm -  Reply

    I think it is scarlett.

  63. Lucy pealing September 30, 2016 at 5:10 pm -  Reply

    Answer scarlett

  64. Ella walecka September 30, 2016 at 5:47 pm -  Reply

    I think the necklace is called layla

  65. Janine September 30, 2016 at 6:02 pm -  Reply

    The name is Hannah

  66. Janet martins September 30, 2016 at 6:34 pm -  Reply

    b) Hannah, love Lola Rose:-)

  67. Sophie September 30, 2016 at 6:36 pm -  Reply

    B: Hannah. TSV looks lovely!

  68. Lynn September 30, 2016 at 6:59 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali. I think the name is Hannah. Lola is always beautiful and my go to jewellery. Thank you for the opportunity. Take care Lynn

  69. June Moxon September 30, 2016 at 7:20 pm -  Reply

    HinAlison loved reading the blog thanks for sharing my guess is Scarlet xx

  70. Emma Madden September 30, 2016 at 7:54 pm -  Reply

    I think its Layla.

  71. Sarah furness September 30, 2016 at 7:58 pm -  Reply

    Hope I’ve got this right, c) Scarlett yet another lovely piece.

  72. Hazel Campbell September 30, 2016 at 8:21 pm -  Reply

    My guess is Hannah

  73. Maureen September 30, 2016 at 8:23 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali, I hope the name of the jewelery is Layla.

  74. Elaine sallis September 30, 2016 at 8:24 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali my guess is Layla.

  75. Chris N September 30, 2016 at 8:35 pm -  Reply

    a) Layla is my choice of name for this lovely necklace.

  76. Fran Whitehead September 30, 2016 at 8:45 pm -  Reply

    I like the sound of Layla.

  77. Alison McArthur September 30, 2016 at 8:53 pm -  Reply

    My answer is a lala x

  78. Gillian Burnett September 30, 2016 at 8:58 pm -  Reply

    My guess is Layla xx

  79. Dorothy pate September 30, 2016 at 9:04 pm -  Reply

    I would say,Scarlett, because of the beautiful red ribbons. Wonderful set,loving the colours.xx

  80. Julie September 30, 2016 at 9:16 pm -  Reply

    My guess is a) Layla

  81. Mrs G September 30, 2016 at 9:30 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali lovely pics of you and your family.
    Answer could be Scarlett

  82. Keryn Murphy September 30, 2016 at 9:48 pm -  Reply

    I think the necklace is called Hannah…… lovely reading your blog as always

  83. Tanya McMean September 30, 2016 at 10:06 pm -  Reply

    Hi , I have to pick Layla being as my beautiful granddaughter is called Laila x

  84. Jenny ruscoe September 30, 2016 at 10:06 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison, my guess for the name of the necklace, is c) Scarlett xx

  85. Lisa Creighton September 30, 2016 at 10:45 pm -  Reply

    C -scarlet

  86. Maureen September 30, 2016 at 10:48 pm -  Reply

    I think the beautiful necklace is named Hannah.

  87. Jean bell September 30, 2016 at 10:58 pm -  Reply

    I think scarlett is the name.option c best wishes. Jean

  88. Jane Archer September 30, 2016 at 11:07 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali, my guess is Layla.

  89. Wenna Clark September 30, 2016 at 11:38 pm -  Reply

    The answer is Layla

  90. fiona carne September 30, 2016 at 11:57 pm -  Reply

    I have no idea so guess a layla,i never win anything anyway,but you never know in it to win it,

  91. Vivien Mcnally October 1, 2016 at 12:13 am -  Reply

    I think the name is Hannah
    X

  92. Vivien Mcnally October 1, 2016 at 12:13 am -  Reply

    I think the name is Hannah

  93. Christine Auchterlonie October 1, 2016 at 12:29 am -  Reply

    Well Ali …..I’m so pleased to have read your very interesting blog….life is full of saying hello and goodbye to people we love and care for ……so emotional and yet when we think back events are full of happy memories and of happy times shared …. Some nice photographs too…. I also laughed at Honey and the “hat” my oldest granddaughter was always dressing up she loved to get my wedding dress out and doing the makeup and holding a bunch of artificial flowers ….she always made me laugh….. I did miss you on the Thursday show but looking forward to the Lola rose TSV… There has been so much to tempt us lately Mally,Molton Brown some great TSV’s …. Have had to sit on my hands!!!! going to a Macmillan coffee morning tomorrow with Fiona and my granddaughters …. In the local church Hall…I hope all is well with you and yours with love Till next time …Chris x

    • Alison Keenan October 17, 2016 at 7:38 pm -  Reply

      Hi there Chris, and thanks for your lovely comment. How did the Macmillan coffee morning go? Did you have to bake anything to take? Lucy had one up in Swindon, but I was working so not able to make it – I think it’s a great idea though and for a great charity. Honey like your eldest grandaughter is very much a little girl – I’m looking forward to letting her play with all my jewellery and do some dressing up! I hope you’ve had a good weekend, and have been able to enjoy the last of the sunshine. Love Ali xx

  94. Susan Buss October 1, 2016 at 12:54 am -  Reply

    b) Hannah :)

  95. Louise Wookey October 1, 2016 at 12:55 am -  Reply

    What absolutely beautiful colours in the rainbow quartzite! My guess is a) Layla.

  96. Suzanne October 1, 2016 at 1:04 am -  Reply

    Hello Alison, Lovely photographs, I think it is Layla

  97. Fiona Challen October 1, 2016 at 1:29 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali, I think it’s B. Hannah. Loking forward to it! Thanks :-)

  98. ADELE TAYLOR October 1, 2016 at 1:36 am -  Reply

    a) Layla is my guess Ali!!

  99. June Walker October 1, 2016 at 6:41 am -  Reply

    I think the name will be Layla

  100. joanne October 1, 2016 at 7:22 am -  Reply

    I think its called Layla.

  101. Kerri mayer October 1, 2016 at 8:12 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali. I think layla for the necklace xx

  102. Alison October 1, 2016 at 9:10 am -  Reply

    Hi Alison I think its a) Layla…. I love reading your blog, makes me very reflective…in a good way :-) xxx

  103. Melanie Gwyther October 1, 2016 at 10:07 am -  Reply

    My guess would be c) Scarlett.

  104. Elizabeth October 1, 2016 at 10:25 am -  Reply

    I think it is (B) Hannah.

  105. Sharon Rees October 1, 2016 at 10:49 am -  Reply

    My guess is C Scarlett

  106. Heather October 1, 2016 at 11:30 am -  Reply

    Beautiful set, as is all Lola Rose. My guess for the name of the necklace is Hannah.

  107. Gail Quick October 1, 2016 at 1:08 pm -  Reply

    I Would Say Layla.
    I Love That Name xx

  108. Cathy October 1, 2016 at 2:01 pm -  Reply

    Answer C) Scarlett

  109. Margaret Harty October 1, 2016 at 2:07 pm -  Reply

    I think the name is Layla.

  110. Melissa Richardson October 1, 2016 at 2:36 pm -  Reply

    Layla??? Hope so

  111. Yvonne mary October 1, 2016 at 2:52 pm -  Reply

    I think that the answer is c. Scarlett

  112. Josephine Jennings October 1, 2016 at 3:33 pm -  Reply

    I believe the name is Layla

  113. Ann Rickerby October 1, 2016 at 3:47 pm -  Reply

    My guess is Layla xx

  114. Ann Rickerby October 1, 2016 at 3:48 pm -  Reply

    My guess is Layla x

  115. jean Woodhouse October 1, 2016 at 4:58 pm -  Reply

    I think the answer is A Layla a lovely name for a lovely necklace.

  116. Norma Roberts October 1, 2016 at 5:15 pm -  Reply

    (A) Layla would be my choice

  117. Heather Robertson October 1, 2016 at 5:25 pm -  Reply

    Layla is my guess. Loving the look of the tsv and looking forward to seeing it !

  118. Sally Ketley October 1, 2016 at 6:59 pm -  Reply

    I think the name of the necklace must be called Hannah because Nikki and Hannah make a great team.

  119. Heather October 1, 2016 at 7:03 pm -  Reply

    Stunning Lola Rose. My guess is c) Scarett

  120. Kath Skinner October 1, 2016 at 8:32 pm -  Reply

    Answer Scarlett?? Love reading your blog Ali, what a fabulous time you’ve had with your brother & sister in law, it’s obvious they mean the world to you. Hope it won’t be too long before you see them again ❤️

  121. Mandy October 1, 2016 at 8:40 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali,
    I think the answer is B; Hannah, fingers crossed as I love Lola Rose & can’t wait for the TSV on Friday!
    Love from Mandy xx

  122. Carol Luther October 1, 2016 at 8:48 pm -  Reply

    I think it is called Scarlett

  123. Susan Hunter October 1, 2016 at 8:51 pm -  Reply

    Answer C Scarlett

  124. Denise Lamb October 1, 2016 at 9:04 pm -  Reply

    I think it is A) Layla.

  125. June Haws October 1, 2016 at 9:24 pm -  Reply

    I think it could be Layla, hope so!!!

  126. Lynda Moore October 1, 2016 at 9:39 pm -  Reply

    I think the name is B) Hannah. Will be watching !

  127. Amanda Yeates October 1, 2016 at 10:08 pm -  Reply

    I think it could be Hannah, I want it anyway :-)

  128. Elaine Feeney October 1, 2016 at 10:09 pm -  Reply

    I think Layla – such a pretty name for a stunning set

  129. Jennifer October 1, 2016 at 10:58 pm -  Reply

    hopefully Hannah! thx

  130. Penny October 1, 2016 at 11:31 pm -  Reply

    The answer is b) Hannah.

  131. Jodi Houghton October 1, 2016 at 11:40 pm -  Reply

    I think it is Hannah.

  132. Natasha October 1, 2016 at 11:46 pm -  Reply

    Answer is a) Layla

  133. Gail Hay October 1, 2016 at 11:51 pm -  Reply

    Layla. What a beautiful set.

  134. Kate MacRae October 2, 2016 at 12:25 am -  Reply

    Hannah is the name of the necklace.

  135. Carol Morris October 2, 2016 at 6:04 am -  Reply

    My guess is Scarlett.

  136. Deborah Thompson October 2, 2016 at 8:55 am -  Reply

    My guess is answer c ) Scarlett

  137. Bobbie October 2, 2016 at 9:31 am -  Reply

    I would go for Layla – it looks stunning.

  138. Ali October 2, 2016 at 10:53 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali, necklace looks like a: Layla xx

  139. Shirley Symonds October 2, 2016 at 11:16 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali great blog as usual the answer is C Scarlett

  140. S j October 2, 2016 at 11:22 am -  Reply

    Love Lola Rose!
    Layla is my guess.

  141. Carolyn October 2, 2016 at 11:35 am -  Reply

    My guess is b)..Hannah

  142. Caroline October 2, 2016 at 12:51 pm -  Reply

    Hi I think the answer is b) Hannah

  143. Lynn October 2, 2016 at 3:34 pm -  Reply

    I think it will be called Hannah hope so I adore lola rose items

  144. Annette Donnelly October 2, 2016 at 4:15 pm -  Reply

    I guess b) Hannah

  145. Eleni October 2, 2016 at 4:59 pm -  Reply

    I’d say it looks like a Layla.

  146. Lucy Little October 2, 2016 at 5:15 pm -  Reply

    My guess is c] scarlett

  147. Nicola Adams October 2, 2016 at 5:34 pm -  Reply

    I think the necklace is called Hannah,

  148. Anne October 2, 2016 at 6:05 pm -  Reply

    Necklace is called b) Hannah

  149. Amanda October 2, 2016 at 6:18 pm -  Reply

    I think it is LAYLA

  150. Fiona October 2, 2016 at 6:30 pm -  Reply

    My guess is c) Scarlett

  151. carol williams October 2, 2016 at 7:11 pm -  Reply

    Hi I think the answer is Hannah — please please let me win!!!!!

  152. lorraine taylor October 2, 2016 at 7:44 pm -  Reply

    my guess is hannah xx

  153. Jelena October 2, 2016 at 9:00 pm -  Reply

    - B) Hannah -

  154. Judy Austin October 2, 2016 at 9:19 pm -  Reply

    My answer is Scarlett.

  155. Joanna Downey October 2, 2016 at 9:23 pm -  Reply

    Hello Ali, I didn’t expect to see another blog from you so soon and I did find it a bittersweet read. It seems odd that my two girls live so far apart, a 90 minute slog along the M5 when they used to sleep in rooms next to each other, so to have a sibling on the other side of the world must be difficult and as you wrote life gathers pace as we get older. You’re a good looking trio and you share the same smile. My sister and I went to the dress rehearsal of The Tempest by Birmingham Royal Ballet last week, she’s a friend of the company and gets invited to previews. We had a lovely evening and it was so nice to have time together especially as she’s had an awful few months dealing with Gary’s treatment. Autumn is indeed with us and even though I don’t relish the idea of saying goodbye to the summer I do enjoy the change of season with new plants for the garden and a different colour scheme in my wardrobe. The Lola Rose set is very pretty and I think the new name is Layla. Love from Jo x

    • Alison Keenan October 17, 2016 at 7:43 pm -  Reply

      Dear Jo, thank you for your kind and intuitive comment. Yes, it is difficult when life separates us, and as for you, the memories of all being together stay strong. I wish my own children saw more of each other, but life always seems to get in the way! I’ve only ever been to one ballet and that was The Nutcracker when I was seven! The Tempest sounds fabulous and I am glad it was a welcome distraction for your sister who I have no doubt is really struggling with everything. I’m glad she has you though, and that you are able to spend time together. Honey made me a little picture with the autumn leaves stuck to it – reminded me of collecting leaves with my children when they were little. Take care and enjoy the week and thanks for entering the competition. Love Ali xx

  156. Gerry Wilkinson October 2, 2016 at 10:30 pm -  Reply

    Beautiful colours. I think it should be Layla.

  157. Ros C October 2, 2016 at 10:39 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali

    The answer is (B) HANNAH

  158. Linda C October 2, 2016 at 10:42 pm -  Reply

    My choice is Scarlett !

  159. Deirdre Edwards October 3, 2016 at 7:56 am -  Reply

    I think A. Layla

  160. debbie hutchinson October 3, 2016 at 10:59 am -  Reply

    C, I think is a fab name

  161. Jill Rycroft October 3, 2016 at 11:58 am -  Reply

    I’ll go for Layla please.

  162. Jean Daly October 3, 2016 at 2:01 pm -  Reply

    I think it is called Layla

  163. Linda Reith October 3, 2016 at 2:02 pm -  Reply

    Answer Layla I adore Lola Rose

  164. Susan Potter October 3, 2016 at 2:18 pm -  Reply

    My guess is a) Layla ☺

  165. Sharon Hingley October 3, 2016 at 2:29 pm -  Reply

    I’m going for Hannah, it is a beautiful set.

  166. Ann Bell October 3, 2016 at 2:39 pm -  Reply

    I thank it maybe Scarlett.

  167. Liz Williams October 3, 2016 at 2:42 pm -  Reply

    I think Layla. Beautiful colours.

  168. Karen millar October 3, 2016 at 2:42 pm -  Reply

    My answer is A

  169. Ann Colbert October 3, 2016 at 3:00 pm -  Reply

    My guess for Lola Rose is b) Hannah

  170. Pamela Ashby October 3, 2016 at 3:18 pm -  Reply

    My quess – Hannah

  171. Angela Wragg October 3, 2016 at 3:36 pm -  Reply

    My answer is Scarlett

  172. Carole October 3, 2016 at 3:57 pm -  Reply

    A) Layla, love the Rainbow colour

  173. Wendy October 3, 2016 at 4:02 pm -  Reply

    Answer A) LAYLA ….. the colours would remind me of summer when it’s cold and miserable outside (if I was lucky enough to win it).

  174. Dawn Ward October 3, 2016 at 4:03 pm -  Reply

    B: Hannah – love it by the way.

  175. Jane williams October 3, 2016 at 4:07 pm -  Reply

    I think the name would be layla.The stones look lovely.

  176. Lisa De Redder October 3, 2016 at 4:13 pm -  Reply

    I think the necklace is called Scarlett xx

  177. Bridget Read October 3, 2016 at 4:56 pm -  Reply

    My guess is Leyland.

  178. Bridget Read October 3, 2016 at 4:57 pm -  Reply

    My guess is layla.

  179. Nicola Donnelly October 3, 2016 at 5:02 pm -  Reply

    Answer A:Layla

  180. Adele Grossi October 3, 2016 at 5:09 pm -  Reply

    A. Layla Beautiful as always

  181. Mrs Wendy Banks October 3, 2016 at 5:54 pm -  Reply

    I think the answer is B hannah

  182. Jacqueline Taylor October 3, 2016 at 6:48 pm -  Reply

    b) Hannah is the name of this lovely necklace.

  183. Shirley kerr October 3, 2016 at 7:42 pm -  Reply

    Hannah is my guess Ali xx

  184. Mary Morphy October 3, 2016 at 8:38 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali. Where has the time gone this past couple of weeks..seems like ages since i wrote. I have so enjoyed reading about your reunion with your brother and the goings on in your life..you certainly pack it in!! Honey is changing with every photo and reminds me regularly of how mine both were..special memories. There has been so much going on over the last few weeks but nothing specific..just lots of stuff..looking after mum, work is particularly bonkers at the mo and general family life. John is busy in the Alehouse but we had a quiet week last week but that is how it goes sometimes.
    My disco knee injury from my birthday is still incredibly painful and i finally had my first physio last week…if its no better in three weeks i will have a scan..to be honest i am a little frustrated as it has been 6 months since i did it and its no better. My Memory Ealk at Leeds Castle on Saturday didnt help..up and down.hills in the rain was a bit slippery but i did that walk to raise money for the Alzeimers Society and have raised over £200..i am delighted.
    Half term in three weeks..looking forward to three days in London with my twin and daughter..lots of tourist tings planned including a rib boat ride on the Thames, open top bus tour and lots of shopping!!
    Finally i think the bracelt is called Scarlett.
    Have a great week. Love Mary x

    • Alison Keenan October 17, 2016 at 7:46 pm -  Reply

      Hi Mary, and I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to reply to you! I can’t believe we’re half way through October already. I’m sorry that you’re still suffering with your knee. These things can take an age to sort themselves, but I think you’ll find the physio helps. Walking up hill and down dale may have delayed the recovery, but very well done to you in raising so much money = and in the rain too! So glad you’ve got three days planned for next week – I’m sure you and your twin and neice will have a ball. Thanks so much for writing and for taking part in the competition, love Ali xx

  185. Janice brown October 3, 2016 at 8:49 pm -  Reply

    I think it is called Layla and I would love to win it

  186. Pauline B October 3, 2016 at 9:54 pm -  Reply

    My guess is Scarlett.

  187. Michelle Evans October 3, 2016 at 10:19 pm -  Reply

    My guess would be Layla. Hope I’m right x

  188. Yvette October 3, 2016 at 10:19 pm -  Reply

    Scarlett :-)

  189. Julie Griffiths October 3, 2016 at 10:21 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali
    Answer C – SCARLETT.

  190. Katherine chase October 3, 2016 at 10:32 pm -  Reply

    Hello can I please guess B Hannah for the name of the necklace. Thank you the necklace looks lovely I can not wait for Friday.

  191. Maureen davis October 4, 2016 at 12:20 am -  Reply

    Hope it’s Layla!

  192. Annette Pope October 4, 2016 at 6:10 am -  Reply

    I think the name will be Layla

  193. Carol sibbit October 4, 2016 at 6:41 am -  Reply

    I think the necklace is called Hannah. Xx

  194. Eileen M Nagarkar October 4, 2016 at 8:07 am -  Reply

    I think it’s Layla.

  195. Delia Black October 4, 2016 at 8:31 am -  Reply

    Scarlett I think :) The name always reminds me of Vivien Leigh in ‘Gone with the Wind’ and she’d have looked wonderful wearing this striking necklace :)

  196. Susannah Haigh October 4, 2016 at 10:09 am -  Reply

    I think SCARLETT

  197. Jemma October 4, 2016 at 11:37 am -  Reply

    Ooh my guess is Layla – the set just looks like a Layla!!

  198. Anne October 4, 2016 at 11:49 am -  Reply

    I think it’s B) Hannah. x

  199. Deborah Stapleton October 4, 2016 at 2:06 pm -  Reply

    Beautiful colours just right to brighten up autumn/winter days think it will be called Layla

  200. Sara Cahif October 4, 2016 at 4:20 pm -  Reply

    Necklace is B)Hannah

  201. Mary Fay October 4, 2016 at 4:27 pm -  Reply

    I think its called Scarlett

  202. Hilary Patterson October 4, 2016 at 5:37 pm -  Reply

    I would guess Scarlett

  203. Clair October 4, 2016 at 7:13 pm -  Reply

    I’m going with Layla

  204. Elaine Solanki October 4, 2016 at 7:14 pm -  Reply

    b)Hannah. Ps,thanks Ali, for hopefully ,the chance to win this gorgeous set.xxx

  205. Pamela Barker October 4, 2016 at 7:20 pm -  Reply

    Hi it’s a stunning piece Suggestion for answer. Layla

  206. Judith Lennon October 4, 2016 at 8:49 pm -  Reply

    HI Ali
    Love Lola Rose. I think Hannah for the competition xx

  207. Fiona October 4, 2016 at 9:21 pm -  Reply

    B – Hannah.

    So pleased you enjoyed your time with your brother:) x

  208. Julie williams October 4, 2016 at 10:53 pm -  Reply

    My answer is a) layla

  209. Jo Carnell October 4, 2016 at 11:41 pm -  Reply

    Answer……C……Scarlett

  210. Janine Hammond October 5, 2016 at 1:22 am -  Reply

    B) Hannah
    I Love La Rose

  211. Susan Tubby October 5, 2016 at 7:04 am -  Reply

    I hope the answer is C) Scarlett

  212. Lynn campbell October 5, 2016 at 9:15 am -  Reply

    Scarlett . x

  213. ANGELA HAWKES October 5, 2016 at 9:35 am -  Reply

    answer is scarlett

  214. Olwynlawrence October 5, 2016 at 9:59 am -  Reply

    I think it is Layla
    Very nice

  215. Olwynlawrence October 5, 2016 at 10:02 am -  Reply

    I think it is Layla
    Very nic

  216. Patricia Daly October 5, 2016 at 2:51 pm -  Reply

    I think it’s Scarlett Judging by the look of it Lovely

  217. Val stewart October 5, 2016 at 3:01 pm -  Reply

    My guess is Layla. Love the colours.

  218. Clare knight October 5, 2016 at 5:34 pm -  Reply

    Very pretty I think it’s C Scarlett

  219. Kelly Keys October 5, 2016 at 7:31 pm -  Reply

    I think its Hannah. Beautiful pieces. x

  220. Jane b October 5, 2016 at 7:41 pm -  Reply

    B Hannah great competition thank you,

  221. Tracey larmour October 5, 2016 at 8:40 pm -  Reply

    I think Layla

  222. Maureen Coulter October 6, 2016 at 12:53 am -  Reply

    My answer is Hannah. Thank you

  223. Angela Gunton October 6, 2016 at 7:36 am -  Reply

    My guess is Layla – Good Luck everyone :)

  224. Sandra barron October 6, 2016 at 10:14 am -  Reply

    Scarlett fingers crossed.

  225. Sally Greenway October 6, 2016 at 11:01 am -  Reply

    My guess is Hannah, the name of my sister-in law x

  226. Angela Hedley October 6, 2016 at 12:05 pm -  Reply

    I think necklace is called Hannah

  227. Jill October 6, 2016 at 12:53 pm -  Reply

    Hannah is my guess as my beautiful daughter is called Hannah. Hope i’m lucky love reading your blog again, just recovering in bed from an op last week so enjoying catching up. Love to you Ally xxx

    • Alison Keenan October 17, 2016 at 7:47 pm -  Reply

      Hi there Jill, and thanks for entering the competition. All the correct guesses were gathered up and a winner was drawn on Monday! New blog tomorrow, so make sure you check it out. I hope you are feeling stronger after your op, love Ali x

  228. Sue October 6, 2016 at 3:25 pm -  Reply

    Layla is my guess

  229. Elaine Dooley October 6, 2016 at 3:39 pm -  Reply

    The answer is C) Scarlett

  230. Lesley Collings October 6, 2016 at 3:42 pm -  Reply

    Answer is A, Layra – I hope x

  231. Helen S October 6, 2016 at 3:46 pm -  Reply

    I think the answer is Scarlett!

  232. Fran Wilkinson October 6, 2016 at 3:53 pm -  Reply

    I would say Layla …..

  233. Caroline Hooper October 6, 2016 at 4:13 pm -  Reply

    My guess is Layla – what a lovely collection it is! Really looking forward to seeing the TSV now! :)

  234. Sue October 6, 2016 at 4:18 pm -  Reply

    My answer is Hannah. Thanks

  235. Helen S October 6, 2016 at 4:58 pm -  Reply

    My guess would be Scarlett! Lovely pieces!

  236. Anna Bratley October 6, 2016 at 5:01 pm -  Reply

    Hannah is the answer. I would love to win this as was made redundant a year ago and am struggling to find a job so my Lola purchases have declined.
    PLEASE PICK ME!!!!!!!!

    • Alison Keenan October 17, 2016 at 7:49 pm -  Reply

      Anna, thank you so much for your guesses, and I will be announcing the winner in my next blog which is to be published tomorrow! I hope that things will improve for you and that you will find work soon. xxx

  237. Anna Bratley October 6, 2016 at 5:04 pm -  Reply

    My answer is HANNAH PLEASE PICK ME.
    Would love to win these x

  238. Anne Bratley October 6, 2016 at 5:06 pm -  Reply

    Hi there. Please enter me into your competition, the name is (b) Hannah. My daughter’s name is Anna and when she was very young she used to pronounce it Hannah. I love the lola rose range and would be so pleased to win. Enjoyed your blog it’s lovely to see family reunions.

  239. Anna Bratley October 6, 2016 at 5:13 pm -  Reply

    Love Lola Rose
    Answer is B) Hannah
    Hope I can win this brilliant prize xxx

  240. Lynn Kelly October 6, 2016 at 5:37 pm -  Reply

    My guess is b) Hannah. Looks lovely and just amazing colours

  241. Alison McDonald October 6, 2016 at 5:43 pm -  Reply

    HI, MY GUESS IS HANNAH AND WISHING EVERYONE GOOD LUCK X

  242. Angie October 6, 2016 at 5:47 pm -  Reply

    Think it’s Hannah Ali, fingers crossed

  243. Sarah Hill October 6, 2016 at 6:02 pm -  Reply

    Hi, it’s called Hannah and looks beautiful. Keeping my fingers crossed that I get lucky!

  244. Helen October 6, 2016 at 6:04 pm -  Reply

    My guess is Hannah.

  245. layal October 6, 2016 at 6:13 pm -  Reply

    lush Lola hope lush layla

  246. Alisonboswell October 6, 2016 at 6:32 pm -  Reply

    My answer is hannah

  247. Camelia Newell October 6, 2016 at 6:45 pm -  Reply

    Hi. I think the answer is b) Hannah

  248. Lynn Radford October 6, 2016 at 6:55 pm -  Reply

    I think the name of the Lola Rose necklace is Layla

  249. Hester Tulloch October 6, 2016 at 7:05 pm -  Reply

    My guess is Scarlett

  250. Jill wright October 6, 2016 at 7:32 pm -  Reply

    It’s lovely! I think b) Hannah

  251. Vicki Farrington Smith October 6, 2016 at 7:56 pm -  Reply

    I think the answer is Hannah.

  252. Pam Catchpole October 6, 2016 at 8:57 pm -  Reply

    I think it is Layla. The colours are very pretty.

  253. Su October 6, 2016 at 9:05 pm -  Reply

    Hi, Hannah is my answer.

  254. Rose Edgar October 6, 2016 at 9:07 pm -  Reply

    I am guessing it’s a Layla x

  255. Moira Buchanan October 6, 2016 at 9:38 pm -  Reply

    It’s B) Hannah

  256. Colette October 6, 2016 at 9:39 pm -  Reply

    I think the necklace will be called Hannah

  257. Salma Iqbal October 6, 2016 at 9:40 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali, answer is b) Hannah!

    Fingers crossed!
    Salma :)

  258. Helen Goodwin October 6, 2016 at 9:42 pm -  Reply

    Layla is the necklace.

  259. Breda Breen October 6, 2016 at 9:50 pm -  Reply

    I think a Layla suits this lovely jewellery item

  260. Sian October 6, 2016 at 10:01 pm -  Reply

    Hi, The answer is b, Hannah – I’m crossing my fingers, it’s gorgeous!

  261. shona mcleman October 6, 2016 at 10:05 pm -  Reply

    My guess is Layla

  262. Jane Dudfield October 6, 2016 at 10:10 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alli, my guess is Hannah

  263. Kirsten joiner October 6, 2016 at 10:20 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali my guess is this beautiful necklace is called c.Scarlett x

  264. Angela Wall October 6, 2016 at 10:28 pm -  Reply

    My guess is
    B) Hannah love Lola Rose

  265. suzi October 6, 2016 at 10:32 pm -  Reply

    I am guessing Layla

  266. Claire October 6, 2016 at 10:41 pm -  Reply

    A. Layla . I hope

  267. ELAINE GREEN October 6, 2016 at 11:05 pm -  Reply

    My guess is c scarlett

  268. Judy Davis October 6, 2016 at 11:07 pm -  Reply

    I think the answer is Layla

  269. Susan Halliday October 6, 2016 at 11:08 pm -  Reply

    I think it is Kayla.

  270. Rebecca Walker October 6, 2016 at 11:10 pm -  Reply

    The answer is HANNAH

  271. Jane Whitehead October 6, 2016 at 11:33 pm -  Reply

    My guess is Scarlett

  272. ADELE TAYLOR October 7, 2016 at 12:19 am -  Reply

    b) Hannah XOXO

  273. Mary Pollard October 7, 2016 at 12:20 am -  Reply

    That would be the Hannah. Gorgeous. Good luck to all.

  274. Joy October 7, 2016 at 12:20 am -  Reply

    A beautiful set! Lola Rose is one of my absolute favourite brands at QVC. My guess would be Hannah on the necklace ☺️

  275. Donna Stenner October 7, 2016 at 12:21 am -  Reply

    This is totally stunning, my guess is Hannah. Love this, such beautiful colours.

  276. TAYLOR October 7, 2016 at 12:21 am -  Reply

    I think its b) Hannah !!! (Beautiful !!!)

  277. Jenny Brown October 7, 2016 at 12:21 am -  Reply

    The answer is Hannah – good luck everyone

  278. Frances Daniels October 7, 2016 at 12:22 am -  Reply

    My guess is B Hannah

  279. Mandy chan October 7, 2016 at 12:22 am -  Reply

    answer is B

  280. Anne Claxton October 7, 2016 at 12:22 am -  Reply

    My answer is Hannah. Thanks for a chance to win a set! A wonderful prize!!

  281. Frances Daniels October 7, 2016 at 12:23 am -  Reply

    My answer is B Hannah

  282. Anne Marie Mason October 7, 2016 at 12:23 am -  Reply

    Hi, the answer is B) Hannah. x

  283. Teresa Cook October 7, 2016 at 12:24 am -  Reply

    The necklace is called Hannah ( easy to remember as its my daughters name ).

  284. Kala Patel October 7, 2016 at 12:24 am -  Reply

    My answer is (B) Hannah. Thanks very much

  285. adele taylor October 7, 2016 at 12:24 am -  Reply

    b: Hannah XOXO

  286. Lesley Duffy October 7, 2016 at 12:24 am -  Reply

    My guess is Layla. :)

  287. Sue B Gray October 7, 2016 at 12:25 am -  Reply

    The answer is Hannah.

  288. Lynn Taylor October 7, 2016 at 12:26 am -  Reply

    The answer is Hannah .

  289. Julie Bromfield October 7, 2016 at 12:26 am -  Reply

    The answer is B, Hannah

  290. Jayne Mauger October 7, 2016 at 12:27 am -  Reply

    The necklace name is Hannah. Perfect Lola Rose again.

  291. Jan Pyke October 7, 2016 at 12:27 am -  Reply

    It’s a Hannah necklace. I’ve just purchased it and the matching Nikki bracelet, in Scarlet Agate. Fabulous! Hope I’m lucky tho’ and if I am, a family member will benefit! Thank you very much.

  292. Jackie Williams October 7, 2016 at 12:28 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali my guess is Hannah and if I win could I please have forest Green. Many thanks x

  293. Eileen Purvis October 7, 2016 at 12:29 am -  Reply

    Hannah
    Good luck everyone xx

  294. Catherine Thompson October 7, 2016 at 12:30 am -  Reply

    Answer. My guess is Hannah .

  295. Pauline Finlay October 7, 2016 at 12:30 am -  Reply

    Answer b) Hannah

  296. Dawn Cowley October 7, 2016 at 12:30 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali, the answer is b) Hannah for the Lola Rose competition.

  297. Louise G October 7, 2016 at 12:31 am -  Reply

    Answer b, Hannah.
    Thanks for the chance to win. :)

  298. JENNIFER FORMAN October 7, 2016 at 12:31 am -  Reply

    What a great start to QVC Christmas 2016!!
    HANNAH is devine and so special ~ my competition answer is (b) HANNAH

  299. Cath OHara October 7, 2016 at 12:32 am -  Reply

    My answer is Hannah.

  300. Pauline Finlay October 7, 2016 at 12:32 am -  Reply

    Looks like a great tsv

  301. Mary October 7, 2016 at 12:33 am -  Reply

    I think the name is Hannah

  302. Elaine Martin October 7, 2016 at 12:35 am -  Reply

    Hi Alison, my guess is B) Hannah. Thank you for bringing us such a great competition & good luck to all entrants ☺️

  303. Lynne Hambleton October 7, 2016 at 12:36 am -  Reply

    The name is Hannah. Alison you look so well, you deserve it. X

  304. Molly Dawson October 7, 2016 at 12:40 am -  Reply

    Hi Alison the answer is HANNAH

  305. Jill Perkin October 7, 2016 at 12:43 am -  Reply

    My answer is B) Hannah Beautiful necklace.

  306. MARIE SMITH October 7, 2016 at 12:48 am -  Reply

    My answer to the name of the Lola Rose matching necklace to the TSV is HANNAH. Good Luck to everyone Thank you QVC for a lovely prize!

  307. Karen Muir October 7, 2016 at 1:01 am -  Reply

    The name of the necklace is b) Hannah.

  308. Christine Cordy October 7, 2016 at 1:30 am -  Reply

    B) -Hannah X

  309. Teresa Osborne October 7, 2016 at 1:34 am -  Reply

    Hannah I think.

  310. sophie October 7, 2016 at 2:27 am -  Reply

    Such an absolutely stunning necklace must be called Hannah, so my guess is B: Hannah.

  311. Rosie Ingleton October 7, 2016 at 2:33 am -  Reply

    My guess is Layla.

  312. Eileen Mitchell October 7, 2016 at 2:36 am -  Reply

    B – Hannah

    Looks beautiful ❤️

  313. Denise October 7, 2016 at 3:27 am -  Reply

    The stunning necklace is called Hannah. Thank you.

  314. Mary Finn October 7, 2016 at 4:26 am -  Reply

    The answer is Hannah

  315. Fran Whitehead October 7, 2016 at 4:54 am -  Reply

    The answer is Hannah.

  316. sue hawkins October 7, 2016 at 5:23 am -  Reply

    The necklace is called hannah. I love Lola rose and have been collecting her pieces for nearly 10 years now x

  317. Alyson Walker October 7, 2016 at 5:39 am -  Reply

    I think it is Hannah

  318. Fi October 7, 2016 at 6:35 am -  Reply

    Hannah – tis a bit easier at this time of day :-) x

  319. Chris walker October 7, 2016 at 7:20 am -  Reply

    Hannah my daughter’s name. xx

  320. Denise Thomson October 7, 2016 at 7:21 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali, thanks for allowing us a second guess – Is it Hannah?

  321. patricia clarke October 7, 2016 at 7:22 am -  Reply

    Answer is Hannah

  322. Frances Saxby October 7, 2016 at 7:24 am -  Reply

    Answer I think it is b Hannah. What a lovely tsv .

  323. Patricia O Flanagan October 7, 2016 at 7:24 am -  Reply

    The necklace is called Hannah.

  324. Jane Banks October 7, 2016 at 7:24 am -  Reply

    I think the answer is Hannah

  325. Tina koza October 7, 2016 at 7:25 am -  Reply

    b) Hannah, beautiful colours

  326. Pauline Bradley October 7, 2016 at 7:28 am -  Reply

    Answer is Hannah and it’s lovely

  327. Susan pritchett October 7, 2016 at 7:32 am -  Reply

    Lola rose yummy B Hanna.So pleased you got to see your brother.

  328. Brenda Watson October 7, 2016 at 7:37 am -  Reply

    Necklace name is Hannah xx

  329. Elaine munn October 7, 2016 at 7:44 am -  Reply

    Answer b. Hannah

  330. Denise burton October 7, 2016 at 8:02 am -  Reply

    My answer is Layla

  331. Sue October 7, 2016 at 8:20 am -  Reply

    Hi. My guess is Hannah. Its beautiful! Thank you x

  332. Diane Bach October 7, 2016 at 8:22 am -  Reply

    Love Lola Rose the necklace is called Hannah

  333. Susan Johnson October 7, 2016 at 8:22 am -  Reply

    I think the answer is Hannah .I’d liove to Winn it would cover me up as I’m full of cold & have brokeny toe si I’ll be watching all day Friday

    • Alison Keenan October 17, 2016 at 7:54 pm -  Reply

      Hi Susan I do hope your cold is now better and your broken toe is healing? Competition winner will be announced in tomorrow’s blog! Be lucky xx

  334. Wendy Baker October 7, 2016 at 8:22 am -  Reply

    Matching necklace name Hannah

  335. Suzanne curtid October 7, 2016 at 8:22 am -  Reply

    The answer is Hannah

  336. Helen Revell October 7, 2016 at 8:23 am -  Reply

    My guess is Hannah.

  337. Julie Holmes October 7, 2016 at 8:24 am -  Reply

    Hi, My answer is c) Scarlett. Thank you.

  338. Angela October 7, 2016 at 8:24 am -  Reply

    What a fab tsv + amazing competition. The answer is Hannah. Good luck to everyone! Xx

  339. Noreenhalstead October 7, 2016 at 8:24 am -  Reply

    The answer is b hannah

  340. fiona mcculloch October 7, 2016 at 8:25 am -  Reply

    ooo Hannah xxx

  341. Angela Lenihan October 7, 2016 at 8:25 am -  Reply

    My guess is Hannah.

  342. Helen Hooton October 7, 2016 at 8:29 am -  Reply

    The necklace is called Hannah.
    Fingers crossed!

  343. Linda McCorkindale October 7, 2016 at 8:31 am -  Reply

    The answer is Hannah. Another beautiful piece from the Lola Rose range. Good Luck

  344. Chris Fish October 7, 2016 at 8:31 am -  Reply

    Answer : b) Hannah.
    Thanks xxx

  345. Stacy Davies October 7, 2016 at 8:32 am -  Reply

    b) Hannah
    Looks beautiful and the rainbow colour looks amazing!

  346. Jennifer Watkins October 7, 2016 at 8:34 am -  Reply

    B … Hannah
    Is the name of the necklace :-)

  347. Melanie Gwyther October 7, 2016 at 8:46 am -  Reply

    Answer – Nikki

  348. JANET ROSBOTTOM October 7, 2016 at 8:53 am -  Reply

    My answer is Hannah. Good Luck to everyone

  349. Ann Rickerby October 7, 2016 at 9:00 am -  Reply

    My guess is Hannah here hoping x

  350. karen williamson October 7, 2016 at 9:05 am -  Reply

    My answer is Hannah which is my daughters middle name.

    Thank You

    Karen Williamson

  351. Lesley Flack October 7, 2016 at 9:06 am -  Reply

    I think the name is Hannah

  352. Tina Parish October 7, 2016 at 9:10 am -  Reply

    The answer for the necklace is Hannah.I love lolarose.

  353. Jennifer Gillings October 7, 2016 at 10:30 am -  Reply

    Answer is Hannah.

  354. Jane Whitehead October 7, 2016 at 10:44 am -  Reply

    It’s A) Hannah

  355. Maria October 7, 2016 at 11:01 am -  Reply

    I think it’s Hannah

  356. Lyn Nurdin October 7, 2016 at 11:01 am -  Reply

    My guess is Hannah

  357. alison kehoe October 7, 2016 at 11:21 am -  Reply

    The answer is Hannah. I would love to own these.

  358. Susan Meredith October 7, 2016 at 11:27 am -  Reply

    The answer is b Hannah.

  359. Kirsten joiner October 7, 2016 at 11:42 am -  Reply

    Hi I think the necklace is called Hannah thank you

  360. Rosie Ingleton October 7, 2016 at 12:07 pm -  Reply

    Loving the Lola Rose tsv. My answer is (b) Hannah.

  361. karen somerville October 7, 2016 at 12:23 pm -  Reply

    answer hannah .alison beautiful family and you always look good ! miss your thursday show .love love it

  362. Kay Lamberton October 7, 2016 at 1:10 pm -  Reply

    Answer is B) Hannah

  363. Jenny Holden October 7, 2016 at 1:44 pm -  Reply

    I say the necklace is Hannah answer B

  364. Jacqueline Webber October 7, 2016 at 1:45 pm -  Reply

    Is it Layla, it looks beautiful in the picture.

  365. Jane williams October 7, 2016 at 2:05 pm -  Reply

    It might be Hannah beautiful set.
    Jane

  366. Lorraine Morley October 7, 2016 at 2:20 pm -  Reply

    My answer is b) Hannah thanks

  367. Linda October 7, 2016 at 2:48 pm -  Reply

    Hannah is the name of the Lola Rose necklace.

  368. Ann Newbould October 7, 2016 at 3:24 pm -  Reply

    My answer is b Hannah. Thank you

  369. Lynn Appleton October 7, 2016 at 3:44 pm -  Reply

    My guess is Hannah

  370. Hannah October 7, 2016 at 3:47 pm -  Reply

    Lovley necklace something for every one..

  371. Hannah October 7, 2016 at 3:49 pm -  Reply

    Lovley aray of colours something for everyone.

  372. Julie L October 7, 2016 at 4:40 pm -  Reply

    My answer is Hannah.

  373. Caroline Hawthorne October 7, 2016 at 4:58 pm -  Reply

    I think the answer is b) Hannah

  374. Christina Thomas October 7, 2016 at 4:58 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali, hope you are well. I think the name of the necklace that matches the TSV is Hannah.

  375. karen October 7, 2016 at 5:29 pm -  Reply

    answer c) scarlett

  376. karen October 7, 2016 at 5:30 pm -  Reply

    Answer is c) Scarlett

  377. Linda Finch,, October 7, 2016 at 5:33 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali , so glad you had a wonderful time with your brother even though it wasn’t long enough ,as you say we are so busy with our own lives we don’t realise that the time is flying by. Hopefully as you say it may be sooner rather than later when you see him again .you say Colin had rehearsals so does that meen we can look forward to a cd maybe! !hope so ,Honey is sure taking after her nannie with the jewellery she knows a good thing when she sees it .we have decided to have a few days away me and the hubby just going to Eastbourne for a few days, then back home for 2 days then off to weston super mare for my friend’s surprise 50th birthday ,everything at once ha ha ,well love to you both Linda F xx

    • Alison Keenan October 17, 2016 at 7:52 pm -  Reply

      Hi there Linda, and thank you for your kind comment and so glad you enjoyed the photos. Colin is currently playing with two other bands but we have the first Sonny Walters gig in over a year this Thursday the 20th! Hopefully a new album in the new year. I hope you and your husband enjoyed Eastbourne, and will also love Weston Super mare. We stayed not far from there when I was 10 years old and went to the cinema to see Oliver :) Enjoy the 50th birthday, and the rest of the week. Love Ali xx

  378. Helena T October 7, 2016 at 6:59 pm -  Reply

    Necklace is called Hannah and goes beautifully with the stunning TSV bracelet

  379. Fiona Watson October 7, 2016 at 7:18 pm -  Reply

    My guess is Hannah. Thank you.

  380. Wendy Morris October 7, 2016 at 7:27 pm -  Reply

    Answer b) Hannah

  381. Michelle Gill October 7, 2016 at 8:10 pm -  Reply

    My guess is Scarlett

  382. Anna Bratley October 7, 2016 at 8:18 pm -  Reply

    B) Hannah
    Absolutely love Lola Rose, would love to win this set x

  383. Shona October 7, 2016 at 9:10 pm -  Reply

    I think the name is b) Hannah

  384. Christine Seddon October 7, 2016 at 9:57 pm -  Reply

    My guess Layla

  385. Clare Smith October 7, 2016 at 10:43 pm -  Reply

    Hi, I think it’s B- Hannah x

  386. Susanna October 7, 2016 at 11:09 pm -  Reply

    The answer is b) Hannah

  387. Sallyann Instan October 7, 2016 at 11:14 pm -  Reply

    Answer is (b) Hannah.

  388. Louise Jones October 7, 2016 at 11:34 pm -  Reply

    More fabulous Lola Rose to temp me! My guess is b Hannah. Fingers crossed.

  389. Dawn Johnston October 8, 2016 at 12:01 am -  Reply

    Hey Ali ,
    Thanks to all who made this competition possible :o) I think the answer is B , Hannah. I truly love my Lola Rose pieces – I have had a life long love affair with colour and love jewellery so not too difficult to see why I enjoy Lola Rose so much ( I really envy Nikki working with all the stones to come up with new colour combos , she does do such a good job though ! ) How about a competition to suggest a colour combo for Nikki and the winner could have the piece named after them ? Might be nice for a special anniversary or similar ? Thanks and KInd Regards , Dawn xxx.

    • Alison Keenan October 17, 2016 at 7:56 pm -  Reply

      Dear Dawn, loving your idea of a piece of jewellery created by Nikki but to your specifications! I think that’s something for the suggestion box! So glad you enjoy the jewellery – it’s incredible how the range has grown, and just how much is currently available. Ali xx

  390. Lesley Mitchell October 8, 2016 at 2:04 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali I’m really hoping it’s Hannah x

  391. Karen warner October 8, 2016 at 7:31 am -  Reply

    I believe the necklace is named Hannah. Great colours.

  392. Chrissie Purnell October 8, 2016 at 10:58 am -  Reply

    My answer is Hannah – lovely!

  393. Renata Regulska October 8, 2016 at 2:37 pm -  Reply

    My answer is: B) Hannah
    Such a beautiful necklace :-)

  394. Victoria October 8, 2016 at 3:33 pm -  Reply

    The answer is Hannah

  395. Sue Huskisson October 8, 2016 at 6:15 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali. What a lovely happy photo of you and your brother and sister! None of you look much older than on the one you were recreating!! I don’t have any sisters myself and my only brother died of a heart attack in 1989 at the age of 47 so it’s so lovely to share your photos —- thankyou.
    I think the answer to your competition is Hannah. Love my Lola Rose pieces and will cross my fingers that my answer is right and I get chosen!
    How Honey is growing! She looks adorable and quite funny in her antics. Our Charlie came to visit us last Monday. He’s into everything now and took great delight playing with my makeup and brushes! Who says makeup is just for girls? He knew exactly what to do and he’s not two yet! They are so funny aren’t they?
    Bye for now Ali and look forward to your next blog. Love Sue xx

    • Alison Keenan October 17, 2016 at 8:07 pm -  Reply

      Dear Sue, thanks for writing to me, and I’m glad you enjoy the photos although I was very sorry to hear you lost your brother when he was so young… how terribly sad for you. I wonder does Charlie remind you of him at all? He sounds such a delight, and it’s great to watch them play. My Sam used to love the hoover, and was always cleaning! Sadly he grew out of it as a teenager, but now he has his own home he’s very tidy :) New blog coming tomorrow, and I’m just very sorry that it’s taken me so long to get back to you. The week’s have run away with me – lots going on behind the scenes! Love Ali xx

  396. Sue roberts October 8, 2016 at 9:14 pm -  Reply

    Love love Lola rose / answer to completion is HANNER X

  397. Sue roberts October 8, 2016 at 9:16 pm -  Reply

    Love love Lola rose , answer to question is Hannah xxx

  398. Sofija Ristic October 9, 2016 at 3:24 pm -  Reply

    B Hannah. Thank you

  399. Vas October 9, 2016 at 5:39 pm -  Reply

    I think it’s b) Hannah.

  400. Paula Ayres October 9, 2016 at 5:54 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali. The answer is Hannah

  401. Yazz October 9, 2016 at 5:56 pm -  Reply

    I think the necklace is called Hannah which is my middle name

  402. Missy G October 9, 2016 at 5:58 pm -  Reply

    Hello Alison! My Lola guess is.. b) Hannah :-)

  403. Elizabeth Keenan October 9, 2016 at 5:59 pm -  Reply

    Hiya Ali
    Gorgeous jewellery, having a wee guess, thinking it might be (a) Layla
    Elizabeth X

  404. Mr George Swann October 9, 2016 at 6:00 pm -  Reply

    a) Layla – Yes, as a frustrated & confused bloke I am despite for an ideal additional gift for my discerning fiancé to go along with the engagement ring that took me two years pluck-up courage to present to her. Lola Rose seems a match of perfection.

    • Alison Keenan October 17, 2016 at 8:08 pm -  Reply

      Geroge I am sure your discerning fiance was thrilled with her engagement ring! We’ll be announcing the winner of the competition in my new blog which is to be posted tomorrow! Good luck! x

  405. Carol Northern October 9, 2016 at 6:02 pm -  Reply

    The answer is Hannah. X

  406. colleen lindsay October 9, 2016 at 6:02 pm -  Reply

    I think it looks like an Hannah xx

  407. Marie Rodgers October 9, 2016 at 6:06 pm -  Reply

    I think the name is layla

  408. Rhoda Treagust October 9, 2016 at 6:07 pm -  Reply

    My answer is Scarlet

  409. nadine October 9, 2016 at 6:17 pm -  Reply

    my guess is Layla.x

  410. Jackie Jones October 9, 2016 at 6:20 pm -  Reply

    The beautiful necklace is called Hannah. Enjoy the special moments with your brother.

  411. Lynfa October 9, 2016 at 6:23 pm -  Reply

    I think it’s called Layla. Loved loved this weekend’s Christmas events.

  412. Jayne mudge October 9, 2016 at 6:47 pm -  Reply

    The answer is Hannah as it is nikki ‘so middle name.

  413. Susan M October 9, 2016 at 6:48 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali name of necklace is Hannah

  414. Sue S October 9, 2016 at 6:51 pm -  Reply

    I think it is Scarlett x

  415. Anne Kelly October 9, 2016 at 6:52 pm -  Reply

    My answer is b) Hannah.

  416. Lavinia Blank October 9, 2016 at 6:53 pm -  Reply

    Scarlet, that’s my thought’s x

  417. Jan Treasure October 9, 2016 at 6:54 pm -  Reply

    I think it is Layla.

  418. Anita bates October 9, 2016 at 6:55 pm -  Reply

    My guess is Layla good luck everybody.

  419. MICHELLE TRACEY October 9, 2016 at 6:55 pm -  Reply

    my guess is LAYLA.

  420. Rosemary turner October 9, 2016 at 6:57 pm -  Reply

    Answer is Scarlet.for Lola rose comp.

  421. Karen shaw October 9, 2016 at 6:58 pm -  Reply

    I think it is called Hannah

  422. susan gornall October 9, 2016 at 6:58 pm -  Reply

    answer b Hannah lovely lola rose

  423. susan gornall October 9, 2016 at 7:01 pm -  Reply

    Beautiful lola rose what a varied collection .well done Nikki

  424. Andrea Egan October 9, 2016 at 7:01 pm -  Reply

    I think the answer is Scarlett

  425. Tracy Smith October 9, 2016 at 7:01 pm -  Reply

    My guess is Scarlett – thank you,

  426. Sue Lambert October 9, 2016 at 7:02 pm -  Reply

    My Guess is Layla for the Lola Rose necklace,l hope l am right. Love the colours.

  427. Jackie Gilbert October 9, 2016 at 7:03 pm -  Reply

    Necklace is Hannah.

  428. Margaret Anderson October 9, 2016 at 7:05 pm -  Reply

    Scarlet !!!

  429. Janice Rosmann October 9, 2016 at 7:06 pm -  Reply

    HI ALISON
    LOVEE READINGYOUR BLOGS. U ARE MY FAVOURITE PRESENTER! I GUESS HANNAH. LOVE JANX

  430. Hilda Ruddy October 9, 2016 at 7:07 pm -  Reply

    My guess is Scarlett

  431. Diane Greenlynch October 9, 2016 at 7:13 pm -  Reply

    Hi, the necklace is called ‘Hannah’.

  432. Linda October 9, 2016 at 7:22 pm -  Reply

    I think the name of the necklace is “Hannah”.

  433. Deborah Abbott October 9, 2016 at 8:06 pm -  Reply

    the name is b Hannah.

  434. VAL October 9, 2016 at 8:36 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali – I think it’s Hannah (Nikki’s middle name) xx

  435. carole eydman October 9, 2016 at 9:39 pm -  Reply

    I think the answer is Scarlett

  436. Angela Stones October 9, 2016 at 10:04 pm -  Reply

    My answer is Scarlett, fingers crossed

  437. Cynthia October 9, 2016 at 10:45 pm -  Reply

    My answer is b Hannah

  438. Cynthia October 9, 2016 at 10:48 pm -  Reply

    I think the answer is Hannah

  439. Martina Sheils October 9, 2016 at 10:57 pm -  Reply

    B. Hannah is my guess.
    Thank you for another fabulous competition and prize. Xx

  440. Angela Butcher October 10, 2016 at 3:58 am -  Reply

    My guess for the lovely necklace is Hannah

  441. Marie Rochford October 10, 2016 at 6:01 am -  Reply

    Layla as sounds like the right name

  442. Christine Zammit October 10, 2016 at 11:10 am -  Reply

    My guess is Hannah.

  443. Jilly October 13, 2016 at 9:33 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali just a quick note to say delighted you had a wonderful time with your brother. Special memories there. Loved to see Honey too. So great having your updates on the little darling.
    I am being quick tonight as I am watching the Poppy collection show and just wanted to say how very super it is. I had no idea of the network that was done so to learn about the huge support is excellent. Thank you so much for bringing this to us. You also look delightful – your hair like super with the sticky out bits ( not sure how one really describes it but sure you will know what I mean) just a lovely show. Well done and catch up soon love Jilly and Annie xx

    • Alison Keenan October 17, 2016 at 8:11 pm -  Reply

      Dear Jilly as always, lovely to hear from you, and thanks for your kind words bout the Poppy collection show. It was an absolute pleasure to work with Marcus, and I too learned a great deal more about the work the Royal British Legion carry out and have passed their details on to several viewers who enquired, as members of their families were struggling. Glad you liked the photos of my brother – hopefully it won’t be too much longer before we can take some new ones. Love Ali – and love to Annie too!

  444. sue lee October 17, 2016 at 7:53 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali, as always lovely to read your warm, thoughtful blog. The answer is Layla. X

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