A weekend with friends in the South of France


In the South of FranceHi there, hope you are well.

I've had a great week, you haven't seen me much at QVC, I've been there but been behind the camera doing guest auditions and training which I am very involved in.

I did enjoy my holiday shop and travel solutions shows this week though, are you on holiday anywhere this year?


South of France


Talking of holidays, I was away last weekend. I went to the South of France for 3 days for the bank holiday weekend. Had a great time, the weather was not as good as hoped but I'm blessed to have great friends who live there so it was great to spend time with them, and as we were staying with Sue (I've mentioned her in several blogs), we were spoilt rotten! Hope you like the photos. 

Great friends Man's best friend








As I write this I am just getting ready to fly to Croatia for a week, a place I have never been so I'll be sure to write about it with some pictures next week. That's my last trip for a while, honest!!

Emma Hardie's Moringa Balm


Oh, whilst I'm away there is an Emma Hardie TSV. Have you tried her products? I'm a real fan of this range and in the TSV you get 2 moisturisers (1 daytime, 1 nighttime) and 100ml of the all conquering Moringa Balm. This is one of my all time favourites and to find the TEN ways I use it, listen to my Audioboo by clicking here.



Ok, it's time for my 3 things:

HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK: this has to be making an unplanned stop at a roadside cafe with my friends in France. Brilliant food, 80s videos on the TV and lots of laughs.

FAVOURITE PRODUCT OF THE WEEK: has to be Emma Hardie's Moringa Balm; full of natural, potent ingredients and very versatile – listen to my Audioboo!

HAPPY THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK: my time in France was spent with a mixture of friends, some of which I have known a couple of years and others over 20 years. Isn't it great that throughout life people move, paths divert and interests change but some friendships you just know are there for life! :)

What's your 3 things?!





  1. Sarah P May 20, 2013 at 10:45 am -  Reply

    Hello Mr Craig
    I have already done a reply to this blog but it seems to have disappeared – did it last week :-(
    Gorgeous french bulldog in picture – adorable!! Looks like you had a fab time as always and now just recently back from another holiday – lucky boy!!!
    SO my three things:
    Product: probable still Richard Jackson although the new elemis radiance balm is catching up!!
    Highlight: being moved to second floor from the fourth floor at work – making life so much easier at work as boss is on second floor so no more carrying heavy files up and down stairs 10 times a day – help the poor old knee as well.
    Thought: My friend has finished her chemo!!!! Hoorah – she has been inspirational throughout – you wouldn’t have known she was going through it!! Only radio to go – but a walk in the part compared to the chemo I am sure.
    Take care my lovely
    Sarah P

  2. Fiona May 22, 2013 at 11:11 am -  Reply

    My Dad is in hospital and yesterday aftenoon the gentleman in the bed opposite him walked to the toilet for the first time in a week. He was clapped and cheered when he returned :)
    Has to be L’Occitaine shea butter range – Dad is now surrounded by it in hospital!
    Find something every day to be happy about or smile about and then share that smile with others :)

  3. helen May 22, 2013 at 8:47 pm -  Reply

    Hi Craig
    Loved your blog , especially the audioboo on the moringa balm. I use this product and the Liz Earle c/p, both are in a class of their own. What I really love about QVC is the knowledge I have picked up over the years. For instance who thought cleaners were so important. I know my skin has thanked me for investing in it. People always remark that I have nice skin and its all down to the products I use on QVC. I think its great Craig that you are raising the profile for men through the beauty range.
    Heres my 3 things:
    Highlight: Being presented with a bunch of wilted dandylions by my grandson with a big kiss and hug thrown in.
    Product: Fab recliner chairs with sun visor and drinks tray (QVC) all I need now is the sun and a nice chilled glass of sangria !!
    Thought: That summer is upon us (hopefully !!?)
    Have a great week Craig,
    love and hugs
    Helen xxx

  4. Vivienne May 23, 2013 at 7:00 pm -  Reply

    Hi Craig
    Always read your blog, I like yourself am a fellow Virgo. What day of the week were you born?
    My 3 things are:
    My lovely Westie Bella.
    My 3 grandchildren and Daughter also a Virgo.
    Liz Earle cleanse and polish
    Waking up each morning especially if the sun is shining.
    Looking forward to your return from holidays.
    Love Vivienne

  5. Jill Weare May 26, 2013 at 8:46 pm -  Reply

    Hiya Craigy
    Wow you have more holidays than me!! Haha. How was Croatia?
    You’ve been missed on our screens, so glad to see you back and I’m looking forward to the Yankee TSV you’re presenting.
    My 3 things:
    Highlight of the week: my parents coming to stay last weekend. It was great to see them looking so well and happy. I count my blessings that they are still so happy healthy and funny in their 70’s. I hope I’m like that at their age. They were passing through on their way to Scotland for a few weeks.
    Fav product of the week: tried the new Elemis flash balm OMG just love it … It also smells divine.
    Thought of the week: my up and coming holibobs to Turkey. I am sooooo needing a break after a stressful few months at work. I have packed 4 books and intend to read them all haha :) I’m getting VERY excited now!
    Love and hugs
    Jill xxx

  6. SHARON HARVEY May 30, 2013 at 11:47 am -  Reply

    Hi Craig!
    Are you sure you work for a living??? hahaha Lucky lucky you having such fab holidays, no wonder you are always so refreshed and relaxed, but we MISS YOU on qvc, tho I managed to catch you and Stephen on Yankee Candles and ordered my TSV!!! First ever use of a melt warmer as im all about large jars but in for a penny……x
    Anyway my 3 things are :
    HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK : A fab weekend away ( our minimoon ) with Hubby and kids to Camber, Rye and Hastings this weekend. The sunshine was totally unexpected but fantastic for our weekend at the Beach, Harbour and Around the stunning Hastings Castle Ruins the scene of the 1066 Battle of Hastings. This is our first trip away after a horrible year ( as you know ) with me having Lumber Punctures and Fluid removed off the brain every 6 weeks. Was also our first trip since our wedding 6 months ago and what better way than to spend it with our beautiful boys :-) HAPPY HAPPY XXXX
    MY PRODUCT OF THE WEEK IS CHEEKY….. its Debbie Flints book Hawaiian Affair hahaha, I run her Beta group and have been helping her for months and she has become a fab pal and it doesn’t matter how many time I read it I LOVE IT!!!!
    MY HAPPY THOUGHT : I LOVE helping others, no matter how im feeling as i believe in the power of being kind and in Karma, and had a lovely surprise dedication in Debbie’s Book on Amazon this week which i wasn’t expecting…..Made me smile
    So Mr Craigy…..another fabulous week ahead, hopefully my Yankee Candle TSV will arrive just in time for my recuperation from my next Lumber and its onwards and upwards…..KEEP SMILING :-) I AM XXXX

  7. Craig Rowe June 9, 2013 at 11:42 am -  Reply

    hi sarah P, apologies for delay, just not sure where the time has gone these last couple of weeks!
    Sorry to hear your initial reply got lost in cyberspace, let me know if that happens again and I will look into it for you. Thanks for taking the time to do it all over again!!
    I know, it has been rather a run of holidays, I am indeed a lucky boy and in my latest blog that is about my Croatia holiday and as I write this I am in cornwall in the sunshine. I am so lucky and not a day goes by that I dont thank the powers that be for all these blessings :)
    I love your 3 things as always, must admit, not tried the Elemis balm, the reviews on it are amazing!
    Glad things at work have physically improved and logistics are going to be easier! And wonderful news about your friend, gosh what a journey its been. You are so blessed to have each other…
    Big hugs and chat to you soon

  8. Craig Rowe June 9, 2013 at 11:49 am -  Reply

    hi Fiona
    love your 3 things, really nice story about the gentleman getting better slowly but surely.
    glad both you & your dad love the Shea butter hand cream and as for your happy thought, well, its going into my positive thinking scrapbook!!
    Have a great week,

  9. Craig Rowe June 9, 2013 at 6:01 pm -  Reply

    HI Helen
    Lovely to hear from you and I do hope you are well :)
    Thank you so much for your kind words, I love using and trying different skincare ranges and I have always looked after my skin. Really glad to hear you enjoyed the Audioboo!!
    Your 3 things made me smile! Dandelions from a beloved grandson, a new sun chair and now at last, sunshine!!!
    Big hugs, chat soon,

  10. Craig Rowe June 9, 2013 at 6:09 pm -  Reply

    Hi Vivienne
    Great to hear from you :)
    Oh, we Virgoes are the best aren’t we, (but dont tell the other starsigns that!)
    I was born on the 22nd, the last day before it turns to Libra….
    I love your 3 things, pets, family and a happy thought to simply wake up each day. Isn’t it funny how its never about money or material things, its always the more emotional side of life..
    If you love C&P hope you can watch my Love Beauty show, thats the first thing in the hour!!
    Have a great week Vivienne, speak soon

  11. martin forbes June 10, 2013 at 4:30 pm -  Reply

    hi craig hope you are well and enjoyed your hols

  12. craig rowe June 10, 2013 at 5:33 pm -  Reply

    Hi Jill
    Hope you are well and thanks so much for writing to me (again)….
    Loved your 3 things and so glad to hear your parents are doing well and that you had a good weekend with them ;)
    Funny you should mention the Elemis balm, loads of people (including Sarah P on this blog) have been raving about it!
    Really hope you have a wonderful holiday in Turkey, I bet you have taken some amazing pics, cant wait to see them.
    Big hugs, chat soon (on here or on twitter!)

  13. craig rowe June 10, 2013 at 5:34 pm -  Reply

    Hello Sharon
    So lovely to hear from you as always! Thanks for watching the Yankee show with me & the wonderful Steven, he is so great isnt he? How are you getting on with the Melt Warmer? I must admit I am generally into my large jar candles but I am really enjoying using the melt warmer and great for when i just want a quick hours worth of Yankee!!
    Love your 3 things – and yes Debs and I chat about you and adore you too and I think its great how you have embarrassed the macrobiotic lifestyle so much. I have to be honest and say that I have bought Debs’ book but haven’t read any of it yet….
    Your mini-moon sounds lovely and wonderful you did it with your boys there too.
    Love your happy thought and yes I agree, its so good to help others. Good karma and makes you feel great.
    All the best with your ongoing treatments & big big hugs

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