Another year older, another year wiser…


Since my last blog, I've celebrated my birthday. Having received a toaster for my last birthday it was with a touch of concern that my usually thoughtful, romantic husband may indeed have gone for good…

What this year I wondered? A kettle maybe? So, I'm delighted to report he did SO well! I have a vintage mannequin being made for me covered in animal print – DELICIOUS! I appreciate it's not to everyone's taste, yet it's so very me. It was very clever and brave of Dan, so there's hope if you too have received a dodgy gift.

As my birthday approached we had our usual guessing game-style conversations, which took me back to a dinner that we shared before my 40th…

Bearing in mind it was a biggie, I was throwing a party and the most incredible present in the whole wide world for me would be a …gypsy caravan. Now Dan knows this, I know this, my family and probably all my friends know this, so somehow I just knew Dan would make my dream come true!

However, during dinner that evening he plucked up the courage to tell me it was SO not going to happen! I was utterly devastated and cried. (I must of course tell you Dan organised our fabulous secret trip to Venice, so I did live a dream without a doubt.)

I know I sound like such a spoilt child and actually I don't even know where the dream came from. All I know is one day, come what may, I'm determined to live my dream and own my own!

I just wondered on the off chance, do any of you have a gypsy caravan you'd let go to a kind and loving owner? Thought not, but hey worth a try.

Do you have something a little different on your wish list? It'd be fabulous to hear from you.

Love and gypsy kisses!

Claire X


  1. Magda Chetty April 2, 2009 at 9:02 pm -  Reply

    Hi Claire
    Happy birthday. I can not believe you are over 40, I thought you are about 32, 35max. You look great girl.
    You are not going to believe this, when I moved to Mallorca I meet this English lady who worked with her husband(from Cuba)as a great duble act in the hotels in Mallorca and they lived in A GYPSY CARAVAN. They sold it 3 years ago and bought a house, if only I knew you wanted one. They had it on a large land and we spend some great time in it.
    Glad you got what you wanted this birthday, how is the house move going??
    My best birthday present ever was when I had my 50th 2 years ago, my husband invited all my friends from London and some of the people I worked with to come to Mallorca and arrange a great party for me, I had the time of my life, as some of my friends i have”t seen for 5 and 6 years, but I cried for days when they all left.
    ON my wish list Iwould love to have one of everything Simon Wilson got in his shop, mad ha.

  2. Lorraine April 3, 2009 at 11:25 am -  Reply

    In the garden center near where I live they have a Gypsy Caravan for sale.
    Email if you want the details – we are in Oxfordshire.
    Lots of Love Lorraine x

  3. claire sutton April 4, 2009 at 4:05 pm -  Reply

    Magda, how lovely to have enjoyed all your special people for that special birthday i hope the camera was ever present!!!Re the age bit….THANKYOU!!!i expect the higher you climb up the 40 s tree the more sudden the drop, so i ll keep layering it on!!!If only id known about the caravan, mind you if they bought a house with the proceeds how much must the price have been. Mind you i know they are an expensive dream to have, i get upset if i read an article written about them as it will make them more coveted and pricey….i know what you mean about Simons shop…heavenly! Lots of love Claire x

  4. Lorraine April 7, 2009 at 9:41 am -  Reply

    Lovely Claire,
    I have emailed you at QVC with details of the Gypsy Caravan. Keep me posted.
    Lots of love
    Lorraine x

  5. Trudie April 10, 2009 at 12:53 am -  Reply

    A large adventure park near me, on the south coast are selling their Gypsy caravans . They are lovely and beautifully decorated.

  6. Claire sutton April 11, 2009 at 6:53 pm -  Reply

    Lorraine, DEVASTATION!!!its not for sale…boo hoo.Lots of people had asked about it the lady told me, but no luck this time, sadly.I was living the dream in my head, but i will carry on hoping! Thankyou for the thoughts, Love Claire x

  7. Claire sutton April 11, 2009 at 6:55 pm -  Reply

    Trudie, will you e mail me at qvc with more details? Thankyou so much
    Claire x

  8. mrs sandra caroline paul April 14, 2009 at 8:08 am -  Reply

    i had a friend who went to ireland for two weeks holliday.
    they spent it in a Gypsy caravan, complete with a horse which pulled it around to wherever they wanted to go,
    it always amazed me why? they lived in such a beautiful big 6 bedroomed house, would the 4 of them want to be cramped up together, but they really enjoyed it!

  9. claire sutton April 20, 2009 at 11:34 am -  Reply

    Sandra, 2 weeks!!! im thinking more a static, grown ups retreat, good book, g and t and my hideaway….not sure i could share it, well maybe a little!
    Claire x

  10. Steven April 20, 2009 at 9:41 pm -  Reply

    Hi Claire just wanted to say belated Happy Birthday and to also say that I am a massive fan of yourself and love your shows

  11. VIOLET SCHOFIELD April 21, 2009 at 12:21 am -  Reply

    so sweet Claire ..I hope your dream comes true very soon….violet

  12. Vince Williams June 16, 2009 at 1:35 pm -  Reply

    Hi Claire,
    It’s Vince Williams I found you! hope you are well and would love to hear from you my email is
    Would love to catch up
    Vince x

  13. claire sutton July 20, 2009 at 11:56 am -  Reply

    Not THE Vince?! With twinkle toes?! How’s everything Lisa, children, work etc.
    I have a luscious OPI show to do but speak soon. xxx

  14. Lily August 25, 2009 at 5:13 am -  Reply

    Hi Clare i hope you had a lovely have a beautiful family and you all look so happy..
    Clare where do you get your beautiful dresses?
    Lily x

  15. Rosemary Beattie April 17, 2011 at 1:50 pm -  Reply

    Dear Claire
    Great presenting. Ilove your nail varnish you are wearing today what colour is it and can I get it at QVC
    Your my favourite
    Rosemary Beattie

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