Hasn’t time flown!


Pipa with her childrenHi all!

Thanks so much for your tweets and Facebook messages welcoming me back! Can you believe that five months have gone so quickly? I’m currently this evening dusting off my QVC pass ready to head back to London (not quite Dick Whittington style but you know what I mean!)

The time has absolutely flown by and it’s been great to be at home and enjoy being Mum whilst settling in a new area and making lots of new fabulous friends.

If you’ve followed my personal blog you’ll know I’ve not put my feet up for a second. Well, I have but it's also been a whirlwind of adventure, home-grown veg, animals, mud, more mud and various other things in between! For those of you who haven’t let me try to fill you in…

BubblesAugust - we moved house from Surrey to Warwickshire, embracing a complete lifestyle change – well, sort of, I suppose there’s a limit of lifestyle change when you’re in the same climate but you know what I mean! Got four chickens to add to my menagerie of semi-madness and discovered a huge beautiful blue sky!




September – the children started their new school (the French outfits were just for French Day!), I launched a new website and a new online magazine.

Dressing up Pipa and the Birthday cake










– was meant to be writing furiously before the Christmas onslaught began but ended up thoroughly enjoying the sunshine, my Mum visiting for a while and Myles also turned 10 (can you believe it?).

I was rather proud of my birthday cake a la Minecraft TNT (you have to have kids of that age to fully appreciate this one, it's an extremely popular game!) Oh and we discovered the roller disco on a Saturday night too which has now become a firm family favourite!

November – was dragged (I lie, I took no persuading in the slightest!!) by Bev Cressman (QVC Guest) into performing alongside her and some other equally mad women in the local variety show in fishnets, bow ties and top hats – and there was I thinking I had hung up my heels to don my wellies for five months! My daughter turned nine (again, shock horror – yes that's her dancing in the pic with us!) so we went off to Cadbury World (I can highly recommend!!) and I visited my old uni home in Wales for a special '21 years later' anniversary.

Variety Show House









PavlovaDecember – having taken on the role of class rep (in with both feet and all that), I accidentally also ended up on the Parents Association and so juggled Christmas fayres, tombolas, Christmas rehearsals etc.

Had a fab time all round and then threw a rather impromptu New Year bash which totally overshadowed Christmas. Once again the KitchenAid came into it's own coupled with my ever flowing supply of eggs providing us with quite a few pavlovas over the festive season! New Year was chilli, charades and champagne and I have to say, the best one I've had in years!!



January – so here we are starting all over again. I've said it on my blog already, 2014 even LOOKS good when you look at the numbers so I'm really optimistic for all it has to hold. I'm back on air, not as much as previously, but I'm here and I'm online and I've also got my personal blog The Spaghetti Wombers so I really look forward to catching up with you somewhere!

Very best wishes

Pipa x

PS) My first show back is Monday 27th January at 1pm for Fabulous at 40 – I hope you can join me!



  1. Beth Morton January 24, 2014 at 2:38 pm -  Reply

    Welcome back Pipa!
    I am so glad everything’s gone well for you – I don’t know how you do it all!
    Looking forward to seeing on-screen next Monday and last but not least, keep up all the good work: your optimism and enthusiasm for life is wonderful!
    Beth XXX.

  2. Mary January 24, 2014 at 10:09 pm -  Reply

    Pippa, great to have you back..I think your totally bonkers (nice bonkers though) which makes watching you so entertaining. So glad your move has been good for you..hair looks good, I grew mine about the same time as you started yours and its now getting into shape nicely. Hope everything goes well on your first show back. Birthday cake looks great. My daughter is 14 on Sunday and on a sleepover tonight so I have made her a pug face cake..she’s pug made but we don’t have one…yet!!!! Best wishes Mary.x

  3. Debbie January 24, 2014 at 10:43 pm -  Reply

    hi pippa wooh hoo youre comming back YAAY , you have been sorely missed cant wait for youre bubbly fizzy enthusiactic beautiful personality to fill the living room once again i am sure thousands of other veiwers will feel the same, my goodness you really have been soooo busy i dont know where you get youre on going energy!!! you make my day when you are on air if i am having a down day just hearing youre great stories and comments cheer me up ( love it when you digress) as always you look fab& Gorgeous love youre hair long,so good luck for youre first shows back lots of love&luck & happiness always.

  4. Sarahconnor@f2s.com January 25, 2014 at 6:32 pm -  Reply

    Welcome back Pip……..too long away but sounds like loads achieved

  5. sue phelps January 25, 2014 at 11:55 pm -  Reply

    So glad I read this as I wondered what had happened to you. Welcome to the Midlands and glad you will be back on qvc

  6. Karen J January 26, 2014 at 12:03 am -  Reply

    Welcome back Pipa! I was just thinking about you earlier today and was pleased thinking you will be back soon. I thought you were back next month. I’m glad all is working out so well for you and delighted to know you are now back and look forward to seeing you back on my screen.

  7. Karen January 26, 2014 at 5:16 am -  Reply

    Welcome back Pipa, you’ve been greatly missed. I love the normal barminess of you, if you know what I mean! Your entry on here gives us a fab insight as always and I’m an avid reader of your blog and online mag. Love it all and your super personality shines through everything; so I’m looking forward to tuning in to support you on Monday. Not that you need support, give it a minute and you’ll feel like you’ve never been away. Just be yourself, that’s why we watch you.
    Best wishes
    Karen x

  8. susan January 26, 2014 at 3:36 pm -  Reply

    Welcome back pipa! So pleased you have really enjoyed your time away and I hope you are well. You sound it. You look wonderful and glowing so it’s obviously agreed with you! Ps pavlova looks amazing! Delish!!x

  9. Happyshopper January 26, 2014 at 8:10 pm -  Reply

    Hi Pippa
    Fantastic to see your much awaited return to our screens, will be watching at One, Great to see you back -Fab at 40! see you there.
    Take care

  10. janet gwynn January 26, 2014 at 10:33 pm -  Reply

    Good luck for tomorrow Pipa, I am really looking forward to seeing you again. You are always a hoot and I know you are honest in what you say. You make me smile every time you are on. Have fun and welcome back. Janet

  11. Marcia January 27, 2014 at 9:47 am -  Reply

    Great to see you back – although it sounds like you have had a fabulous time settling into your new home and the surroundings of Warwickshire (a beautiful place)

  12. Julia January 27, 2014 at 1:48 pm -  Reply

    Hi Pipa Soooo glad you are back. You look anmazing. Love the new hair -it really suits you. You look even more beautiful and sophisticated. Your beauty from within shows on the outside. Looking forward to watching you on more shows.

  13. jackie mclean January 27, 2014 at 2:03 pm -  Reply

    Welcome back pippa it was great to see you back on screen

  14. Pauline Howells January 27, 2014 at 3:13 pm -  Reply

    Just switched on to see Diane Gilman (already ordered her jeans) and was so pleased to see you back. You are one of my favourite presenters and you have been really missed. Welcome back !!

  15. Caz January 27, 2014 at 3:15 pm -  Reply

    Great to see you back on QVC – you have been missed. Sounds like you and your lovely children have settled in your new home and enjoying your bew life. Welcome back – lovely to see your smiley, bubbly face.

  16. Iris Melrose January 27, 2014 at 3:54 pm -  Reply

    I am so glad Pippa is back, I love her energy, happy disposition and makes whatever she sells interesting.
    She is so welcome back into my home, was thrilled today when I saw her on the TV.

  17. Jill Rowley January 27, 2014 at 4:09 pm -  Reply

    Good to see you back Pippa, you are so calm and natural on TV and I enjoy the programmes that you present. Hope you enjoy your life in Warwickshire I was born and bread in Warwicksire although I now live in Staffordshire since I married … Good Luck and best wishes for the future
    +++ Jill

  18. Sally patmore January 27, 2014 at 4:12 pm -  Reply

    It’s great to see you back, you have been missed. Obviously your new home suits you as you look so well. Hair looks great too.

  19. Lysanne Watt January 27, 2014 at 4:42 pm -  Reply

    Awe, just switched to QVC – and what a lovely surprise to see you have returned! A welcome voice and face ….. great to have you back! :))

  20. Julie January 27, 2014 at 7:22 pm -  Reply

    Have really missed you and been a long time fan of Spaghetti Wombers. You sold me on the Sarah McNamara range and I bought more goodies after swearing only this morning that enough was enough! Ha, ha, when can enough ever really be enough? Lovely to see you back and I must say you look and sound rejuvenated. Have you achieved the ever elusive balance in life? Either way, you put a sparkle into the day. I love your enthusiasm and zest for everything!

  21. Sara Andrews January 27, 2014 at 9:07 pm -  Reply

    You look amazing Pipa! Welcome back to our screens xx

  22. Christine Margaret Hindle. January 28, 2014 at 1:32 pm -  Reply

    Hi Pippa! I have been on your website wondering how you were and thinking that you MUST come back to QVC I enjoyed your very bubbly personality and now that I know you are returning next Monday I will surely watch the programme. Glad that you are happy in your new surroundings at Home. Love to you and welcome back to QVC.

  23. Gina January 28, 2014 at 2:53 pm -  Reply

    Hi pipa, soo glad your back, missed you loads, you look fabulous and more gorg than ever. :) xx

  24. Pipa Gordon January 29, 2014 at 2:16 pm -  Reply

    Hi all, thanks for your equally enthusiastic responses to my return, I’ve been really quite overwhelmed by everyone here, on Twitter and Facebook, I’m very lucky! Karen and Mary, I take it as a HUGE compliment that you call me nice bonkers and normal barmy …those were all words we used to use to describe my grandmother when she was alive, I have to admit, I like a bit of barmy and bonkers in my life too!!
    So week 1 is done …someone asked if I had a nanny? No, I’m commuting as it’s only 2 days per week so with a bit of help with school runs and a touch of babysitting, it’s perfectly manageable. It’s two hours each way which is generally ok providing no hiccups on the M40!!
    Look forward to seeing you all soon and thanks again so much for your kind and generous comments, you’re all fab …and possibly slightly bonkers too!!
    Take care
    Pipa xxx

  25. Mrs Anita Belding January 29, 2014 at 3:52 pm -  Reply

    Hi Pipa
    Lovely to see you back on screen, The move was a good one as you all look so happy , its good to “go” for it and make a change.Its a lovely part of the world, all the best and every happiness in you new home, glad your still at QVC you are a really good presenter bye for now lovely lady x

  26. Trudie McDonald February 1, 2014 at 12:32 pm -  Reply

    Sounds as if you have a wonderful life, your children must be the happiest little bunnies in the world. Best of luck with the return to work, it must be so much nicer knowing that when you go home it is in the beautiful countryside. Be happy> xxx

  27. carol February 1, 2014 at 11:45 pm -  Reply

    Hi Pipa,
    Welcome back. So lovely to have you back at QVC. You have been missed ! Thank you for sharing your family life and all your adventures with us. Your children are lucky to have such a stimulating and fun mum like you.
    Stay happy,
    Love, Carol

  28. Rose February 3, 2014 at 4:12 pm -  Reply

    Wow Pippa
    How great to see you back on air!!!!
    You have been missed,so glad to hear you and your children have settled in to your new home and lifestyle.
    I have missed your bubbly smile and am loving your hair!
    lots of love
    Rose xxxxx

  29. cathy brown February 14, 2014 at 5:02 pm -  Reply

    so pleased to see you back Pippa and glad everything is going okay, much preferred your hair a little shorter, you were always so individual but you are still looking great,all the best

  30. denise February 15, 2014 at 6:36 pm -  Reply

    Hi pipa, lovely to see you back. you look so well.your hair is amazing it really suits you like that.could i please ask which skincare products you use on your skin , as it is amzing, you look so fresh young, please tell me you secrets.your wonderful xx

  31. annie February 18, 2014 at 2:43 pm -  Reply

    pleased you are back pippa,you look amazing,i missed your programme with will but like that you are back.

  32. Gaynor Dyer February 19, 2014 at 8:54 pm -  Reply

    Hi Pippa, you wore a ring on your middle finger of your right hand on Wednesday when you presented the No No. Can you tell me where you got it.

  33. Kim Hancock March 3, 2014 at 1:45 pm -  Reply

    Hi Pipa
    Great to see you back on QVC, you look absolutely super!!

  34. mandy.wright March 4, 2014 at 12:17 am -  Reply

    So glad your back it’s lovely to see your familiar face amid all these new ones. I’m glad things are going well for you since your move sounds great.

  35. Amanda Messer March 5, 2014 at 8:06 pm -  Reply

    Welcome back Pippa I cant believe how quickly 5 months has gone. I saw you back last week and you look amazing. Good luck with all your ventures.

  36. Christine Randles March 8, 2014 at 8:21 pm -  Reply

    Hi Pip, great to see you back you make me laugh !!!!!! you are a beautiful lady inside & out, and i know you will go far in this world hope you and your children will be happy in your new home, Now about your failed strawberry’s & the slugs, grow them in a hanging basket, i grew some in a hanging basket 1 summer just for the birds and they loved them and they come back year after year i mean the strawberry’s.

  37. Ju Sme March 9, 2014 at 7:18 am -  Reply

    Pipa…So pleased you’re back on QVC … you’re a breath of fresh air. Got to say though, I don’t like the longer hair style…Sorry !
    I used to love your constant hairstyle changes and was always envious. You have such a fabulous personality and lovely face but that style makes you look too ‘ordinary’ … but of course that’s only my humble opinion :-)

  38. Pipa Gordon March 14, 2014 at 8:55 pm -  Reply

    lol Ju, if only!! I used to wish desperately that I could be “normal” ….I’ve learned that I have no chance, no matter what my hair is doing ….but equally that there’s not really any such thing. Saying that, I’m really enjoying my hair being long, it’s so easy to manage …although I’ve had to learn to blow dry which has been amusing!!!!
    Glad you are all well and thank you so much for such warm and welcoming comments. I never take for granted the job I have or the very unique honour it is to join in with so many lives on such a regular basis, it’s like being back on the radio but with more make up on :) xx

  39. annie April 6, 2014 at 3:43 pm -  Reply

    Loveley to see you back,Pipa can you setel a disbute I say your husband is in a group but my daughter is telling me I am wrong,and also you sing to,again my daughter disagres. Love you new hair style and wecome to the west midlands,x

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