Charlie Brook as a child

Childhood treasures and a Laura Geller offer.



I hope you’ve had a good week so far :- )

I’m sure I’m in the absolute minority but wow, the heat last weekend was way too much for me! My Cairns weren’t fans either so we settled for early morning or evening walks when the weather is a bit cooler. I don’t know why but I’ve never got on with the heat. I love summer and the long balmy days of sunshine but as soon as we head above twenty degrees I start to grumble! Like I say, I know I’m in the minority.

Cairn terrier on the bed
In fact, my Cairns have had a particularly well behaved week. Fate tempted! They have recently got into the habit though of abandoning their own bed and residing on one of ours upstairs for a morning or afternoon nap!

One of the running themes of my recent blogs has been the cupboard under the stairs. Well a few boxes still remain unopened and under the stairs they’ll stay until I get the time and patience to open them. I did however come across this little tin of treasures from more then 30 years ago when I was a little boy.

Charlie Brook tin of memories

Inside among all sorts of bits and pieces I found: Charlie Brown, a little Gnome in a bottle, and the tiny Mole with long arms that went to school with me on a number of occasions!

Charlie Brook children's toys

I also found another photo of me! This time without the ice cream but still plenty of blonde curly hair! I’m not sure when my hair turned so dark? Mid to late teens perhaps and now it’s going grey! Should I dye it? I’ve toyed with the idea before but I don’t think I can be bothered, what do you think? Previously nearly everyone said no, don’t do it!

Charlie Brook as a child

I’ve enjoyed some wonderful shows over the last few days including a spot of beauty. Our beauty Pick of the Month is from Laura Geller and is available with free P&P. The value is incredible and it’s now the range which I often turn to when I go on air.

210953 Laura Geller offer on QVC UK

You can catch a recent presentation here.

Well, I’ve a few days off now and plan to tackle some of the garden as well as head out for some walks and catch up on a spot of Casualty on the iPlayer. It’s my favourite TV show, right now, but I wish they’d bring back Nick Jordan.

Take care, have a great week and I’ll see you soon.

Charlie :-)

Tweet me @mecharliebrook


  1. lorraine t May 11, 2016 at 7:13 pm -  Reply

    Hi Charlie -plse grow old gracefully-just like Dale-my hubby is not going near the hair dye and i like the sliver speckles in his hair. I have just been the see Heartbeat-The theatre tour it was great!

  2. lisa jorgeson May 11, 2016 at 10:42 pm -  Reply

    I’m with you regarding the heat!!! Way too hot for me and my dogs. I have 2 Burnese mountain dogs,a leonberger and a ciobanesc de bucovina!!! All giant hairy bears!!! I take them out first thing then later at night when cooler. Mind you rain, wind, cold they love it and been a good dog owner they go out every day regardless we just re jig things to accommodate the heat!!!! Just thought id let you know your not alone not loving the heat!!!x

  3. Mary Rottier May 12, 2016 at 3:06 am -  Reply

    Don’t dye your hair Charlie because once you start you have to carry on, I was in the hairdressers the ather day and someone sitting waiting to get her hair done asked me what dye I used and I said I don’t dye my hair it is my own colour and I am 75 years young so don’t start. You look great. Great and great .

  4. Debby Slauenwhite May 12, 2016 at 10:22 am -  Reply

    Morning Charlie.
    As you know I LOVE heat [ and no your not in the minority ] most of my friends have been complaining about the heat. Bella loves the sun but not the heat.
    DON’T DO IT [ dye your hair that is ]. Grow old disgracefully…..that’s what I say. Mind you I don’t have many grey hairs being blonde [ or not that I’ve noticed ].
    Enjoy the time off. I’m sure it’ll cool down yet again.
    Take care.
    Debby and BIG whoofs from Bella

  5. dee May 13, 2016 at 2:19 pm -  Reply

    don’t dye it! Ralph from honora is one of the most popular guests you have!

  6. fiona carne May 17, 2016 at 1:07 pm -  Reply

    Charlie you are so not in the minority,love sunshine hate heat,i have two dogs,a sprocker spaniel and a border terrier, copper and Hamish,the trouble is Hamish the border terrier likes sitting in the sun for too long and I worry about him getting burnt,but he won’t come in and I end up chasing him around the garden very naughty:-):-)love them

  7. charlie brook May 19, 2016 at 12:55 pm -  Reply

    Hi Lorraine, thanks for your message.

    The tour sounds fabulous and the hair dye will remain in the bottle!

    All the best


  8. charlie brook May 19, 2016 at 12:56 pm -  Reply

    Hi Lisa, I’m so glad I’m not alone! Phew! Your dogs sound amazing! Perhaps tweet me a picture of you can!

    All the best


  9. charlie brook May 19, 2016 at 12:57 pm -  Reply

    Hello Mary and thank you for the advice… I’m not putting colour anywhere near my hair!

    All the best


  10. charlie brook May 19, 2016 at 12:58 pm -  Reply

    Hello Debby and whoofs to Bella!

    I will remain disgraceful! Ha ha!

    No dye for the hair!

    All the best


  11. charlie brook May 19, 2016 at 12:59 pm -  Reply

    Hello Dee, thanks for the message and Ralph, I’m sure, will be delighted!

    All the best


  12. chantel briody September 16, 2016 at 11:06 am -  Reply

    Hi Charlie I’ve been watching qvc on my hospital TV. I was admitted in June and came out in august. Horrid bone infection. Anyway please don’t dye your hair it will suit you without a dye. Before I go what’s happened to travelon has it left our screens? Love chantel

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