Happiness is…? (finish the sentence!)


Pipa wearing a long brown wig Pipa's newly decorated downstairs loo Happiness this week has been decorating the downstairs loo (photos right) on a whim… it's  now white, red and orange and I even attempted a 'mural' on one wall!!!

And happiness has also been wearing a wig (photo left), I wore it on air on Tuesday night, it was hilarious! I didn’t look like myself at all… my Pipa's mural husband loved it, so I'm not sure whether or not to worry about that, tee hee. But sure as eggs, I don’t have the patience to grow it!!

Oh happiness was also getting home on Monday night for an important meeting after being stuck in traffic FOR AGES!!!! And chatting with other QVC viewers on my Facebook page about random things like marmite, wigs, name changes - all sorts!

Happiness was also seeing my friend and her new baby finally home after a very tricky start and weeks in intensive care…

… and obviously, happiness is also having the children home all day for the school holidays - we’re having a blast!! (and I’m loving not having to get up and out of the house for the school run!!… I think that’s ok to be happy about, don’t you??)

Pipa x


  1. sharon brown August 7, 2009 at 6:37 pm -  Reply

    hi pipa, loved ur hair, i actually think u look like Jane Mcdonald!!!!!
    do u have a facebook cant seem to find u??
    love sharon

  2. susan cook August 7, 2009 at 11:00 pm -  Reply

    You look amazing with long hair and should persevere and let it grow. I am not suprised that your husbann liked it.

  3. sylvia August 8, 2009 at 6:45 pm -  Reply

    Hi Pippa
    You should definately grow your hair.You look years younger with long hair,and you suit the colour better as well.

  4. Lynn August 10, 2009 at 12:17 pm -  Reply

    Hi Pippa
    love the hair, really suits you.
    I also cant seem to find you on facebook. do you have a link?

  5. ld August 10, 2009 at 1:57 pm -  Reply

    Hi Pippa
    you look amazing with the long hair. i have been trying to find you on facebook but not having much joy. do you have a link for it.

  6. Pipa August 10, 2009 at 4:25 pm -  Reply

    Hello ladies – yes my facebook was pipa vanderburg but is now pipa gordon – one of the two anyway!!! I am definitely there – so do a little more searching and you will find me I promise!! I often chat a bit if you catch me when I’m by the computer too – so maybe we’ll get to say hi one day!

  7. Margaret August 11, 2009 at 12:53 am -  Reply

    Hi Pipa, love the long hair it really suits you makes you look about 20 years old , not that Im saying you dont look young colour is nice on you too.Go on give it a go and aim for it at least to your shoulders we all need a change now and then , had mine chopped off a couple of months ago it was down to my waist but I should have done it sooner cant believe how easy it is to cope with now, started with a shoulder length bob now gone shorter and got the short bob I had in the sixties , how things come around again just wish I had the figure I had then oh well nobodys perfect , can always blame my tum on bearing children. Best wishes , Margaret.xx

  8. Pipa August 11, 2009 at 1:40 pm -  Reply

    Hiya Margaret – I have to say, like you, I find short hair so very manageable. I did try to grow it about 6 months ago – I lasted all of 8 weeks and the feel of it around my ears drove me insane so I ended up chopping it off with nail scissors in my dressing room (as I am often found doing, much to my hairdresser’s disdain!!)

  9. claire August 12, 2009 at 2:08 pm -  Reply

    Hi pipa, you look gorgeous with long hair or short hair & any colour hair!! There isn’t many that can carry short hair off as well as you!!
    …Claire x

  10. Kristina Moore August 13, 2009 at 8:13 pm -  Reply

    Hello Pippa, I think you look great with long hair and really short hair. Happiness is – a really short hair cut that dries in minutes! – a large Scilly mug of steaming tea on a grey wet day
    – a good film on telly (black and white of course)!
    Hope all is well with you and your family. You looked great on telly today I have to say.

  11. Debra August 23, 2009 at 7:35 pm -  Reply

    Hi Pipa, Happiness is…my youngest moving out. Bless him he has his own flat, now I can watch as much Qvc as I like. No more car shows, sport on all afternoon or those awful fishing programmes. Yippee!
    Pipa short hair, long hair, dyed, multi coloured or bald you would still look stunning. Debra

  12. Susan Burke October 21, 2009 at 12:26 pm -  Reply

    Pipa: Can you tell me if the gray, sleeveless, very tailored stand-up collar blouse you were wearing for the Attitudes with Renee show several days ago is carried by QVC? I did not see it in the Attitudes collection. Thanks. SusanB.

  13. mrs June Davies May 16, 2010 at 8:35 pm -  Reply

    Pipa,you are my fav presenter,i never fail to smile or laugh when you are on,you are a ray of sunshine and so down to earth.x

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