Holiday at Center Parcs


In the pool at Center Parcs Hiya,

I hope you're well. I've just had a great time away with the family at Center Parcs and I highly highly recommend it. I've lost count of the number of times we went down the rapids there… fantastic!

On arrival I was stopped in my tracks by the one and only Malcolm Harradine of QVC!

With Malcolm He was there giving a demonstration of various kitchen products, including silicone bakeware of course! We were both lost for words when we saw each other! I didn't have a camera to hand at the time so my son did the honours with his mobile phone!

Just one moment of panic during our stay – I dropped my camera in the outdoor pool! It was ok though as it was the Pentax waterproof camera I bought from QVC a few years ago.

However it was lost… couldn't see it anywhere. It was a bit of a panic as the best part of a year's worth of photos were on the memory card and I hadn't backed them up (I immediately learnt a lesson there!) Thankfully my son had his goggles and found the camera on the floor of the pool half an hour later. Relief! I now back up photos… regularly!

Continental watch I'm back on air next week with a couple of great shows. This Tuesday evening at 9pm I'm on with Liz Earle with a 2 hour special… but ahead of that on Monday I bring you a premiere watch show on QVC.

Continental Watches – the range was established in 1924 in Switzerland where the watches are still designed and made today. The collection boasts Swiss movements, high grade steel, Swarovski stones and beautiful leather. I met with our watch buyer and fell in love with the design pictured.

So, Swiss watches on Monday, Liz Earle on Tuesday… a great week ahead!

Take care and see you soon

Charlie x


  1. adrienne November 2, 2010 at 6:45 pm -  Reply

    Hi Charlie,have you ever tried center parcs at whinfell forest in the lake district? Its my favourite place to be,the whole family relaxes the moment we drive through check in and we inhale that familiar fir tree smell.
    Just have to say LOVE QVC – all the presenters are so friendly
    especially love the run up to christmas with all your gift shows.
    You all do a fantastic job.

  2. Ryan Price November 2, 2010 at 11:26 pm -  Reply

    Hi Charlie
    Just wanted to drop you a message as me, wife and baby daugher also just come back also from a week at center parcs longleat, we walked by you by ortega and i was sure it was you but my wife wasnt sure at the time so didnt want to say hello in case i was wrong, then we saw you in the rapids a few teims ago round and round when we were waching from the new viewing platform and then my wife was sure it was you too, anyways glad you enjoyed your time and nice to see we stay where the royalty stay he he.

  3. Jenny Longworth November 9, 2010 at 1:00 pm -  Reply

    Hi Charlie! Wish I’d been at Canter Parcs when you were there – ha ha! I had a great time a few years ago at Longleat! xx

  4. Caroline Jones November 9, 2010 at 10:37 pm -  Reply

    Hi Charlie,
    I’ve never been to Center Parcs but will try to get to one of them now I’ve read your recommendation. Glad you managed to rescue your photos! Am enjoying your 2 hour show tonight with Liz Earle – to say I’m addicted to her products is an understatement! Cleanse and Polish is a fantastic product that I can’t live without, and her perfume is absolutely gorgeous. Hope you’re having fun working with her.
    I’ll get back to the telly now so that I don’t miss any more bargains!
    Caroline x

  5. charlie brook November 12, 2010 at 5:19 pm -  Reply

    Hello! and thanks for replying to my blog. I always love to read your feedback – thank you x

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