Long time no blog!


Hi everyone!

It's been such a busy time this end! I've just had a week off but it's been massively busy. Both of my young uns had leavers balls to attend and that meant lots of preparations, shopping, excitement and a few privately shed tears on my part at the realisation that they really are growing up now!!


I also managed to squeeze in a night out with Dawn Bibby & Paula Pascal plus some other great chums last week. We had a gorgeous dinner and then went on to dance the night away but I tell you what, I couldn't do that all the time, I was exhausted the next day! Tired but happy.

QVC 1The Freesat Awards were also held last week. I attended with several members of our broadcasting team as we were up for 'Best Shopping Channel'. Comedian Ed Byrne (from Mock the Week) was the MC for the evening and was just brilliant. We were all on the edge of our seats as they got to our category and then we were leaping out of them as they announced us the winners! Thank you to all of our fab customers, without you it couldn't have happened!

So it has been a very busy but wonderful week! I must say I am really looking forward to returning to work, too. I miss it if I'm gone for too long. I have been really enjoying playing on my new netbook (563699) from HP. I really love my Samsung 13 inch laptop but wanted something just a bit more compact that I could take with me wherever I go for emails, facebook, twitter, photos, music and so on. I have to say it's brilliant! It's also featuring in wednesday's morning show this week..and best of all it's on maximum easy payments! It also has a 1 year parts and labour warranty. I'd love to know what you think of it if you have one, too.

040My only real problem with it is getting my gorgeous Dinkycat off it! For some reason he just loves its glossy feel and likes to sleep bang smack on top of it! You can see how compact it is next to him, too!

Now if only it cleaned out the cat litter tray it'd be the bestest ever ever multiperforming netbook but to be fair it's pretty much there, especially the price! It's out lowest priced netbook to date on QVC.

I look forward to seeing you this week. I hope you're having a great summer!

Lots of love from all at Chez Huntley xx


  1. john clinton July 6, 2010 at 7:21 pm -  Reply

    hi catherine thats a great shot of the dinkycat

  2. Susan July 7, 2010 at 5:48 pm -  Reply

    Hi Catherine,
    What a lovely photo of Mr Dinkycat on the laptop!! How adorable! And what a stunning photo of you at the awards ceremony!! How lucky to go to these events! How proud you must be of your ‘little ones’ too. Well done.
    Take care,

  3. ANGELA BRADLEY July 7, 2010 at 11:45 pm -  Reply

    Hi Catherine
    good to see you back , we missed you , especially on Kipling TSV day — Bobbie May couldn`t
    believe that you missed all the new bags! Did you catch any of the shows at home?i
    Love your pic of your cat claiming the HP netbook . I have it too and agree with you , it is great.
    I bought it on the previous airing when it was the TSV and use it all the time.
    Good size screen and good sound quality too for its size , very light and portable, maybe tempting fate but I have had no problems with it at all..
    I know you are an Easiyo fan , but have you tried the new mousse mix yet ? There are 4 flavours available on QVC , my favourite is lemon , but my daughter prefers the strawberry. Have also tried Chocolate and Vanilla which is a great alternative to cream as a topping.
    best wishes

  4. Collette Harper July 9, 2010 at 1:55 am -  Reply

    I know you are now very proud of your nails and I am trying desperately hard to get mine in good shape. They are always splitting and breaking low down. I tried the 14day intensive treatment of Leighton Denny – didnt work. Next Pro strong treatment – didnt work. Then OPI treatment nail envy and avoplex but the nail envy went very tacky and it wouldnt go on properly. So now I am tring Nails Inc Caviar treatment. Cant see that it is doing much. Can you tell me how you got yours to look so healthy and beautiful
    Collette Harper 64 Henley Avenue Cheadle Hulme Cheshire SK8 6DE

  5. Nick Young July 9, 2010 at 10:08 am -  Reply

    Hi Catherine,
    Seems you have been having quite a busy time of it recently even when not at work! Also I undertand that you have been poorly recently, hope you are feeling much better now. Anyway what I wanted to ask is when are you going to fix your Twitter as we all miss you 🙂 I have been on jury service for the last 12 weeks so have not been on it at all and have missed all your little gems of wisdom so come back soon!
    Take care
    Nick x

  6. Angela Bradley July 11, 2010 at 1:24 pm -  Reply

    Hi Catherine
    good to see you back on air , hope you enjoyed your break but you were missed, especially on Kipling TSV day –did you see any of the shows, Bobbie May could not believe you were not there with Marie.
    Your cat certainly seems at home on top of the netbook. I bought that one on its first appearance and love it too — it`s so handy to be able to be online anywhere in the house , not tied to the desktop computer ( also from QVC — a Dell) . I have been very happy with it.
    Know you are an Easiyo fan too –have you tried the mousse mix? –there are 4 flavours in stock –usually , my fav has to be the lemon , though the vanilla is great instead of cream , for a topping on puddings.
    best wishes

  7. Catherine Huntley July 30, 2010 at 10:54 am -  Reply

    Hi John,
    Thanks! Our little Dinky is such a character, bless him!
    See you on twitter!
    Catherine x

  8. Catherine Huntley July 30, 2010 at 10:56 am -  Reply

    Hi Susan,
    Thanks for your kind comments. It has been a very busy year so far…ironically so much has been going on that I’d love to blog about but it’s been that busy I haven’t had the time!!
    Lots of love to you,
    Catherine x

  9. Catherine Huntley July 30, 2010 at 11:02 am -  Reply

    Hello my dear Angela,
    Sadly I did miss out on the Kipling shows..I’ve been doing so much during my time off. Been taking trips to Brighton and London, having girlie days with my daughter and meals out with my son plus treating my mum to days out. It’s probably good I wasn’t watching though as I’d have been spending, for sure!!
    How nice to hear you have the same netbook and love it, too! I’ve been taking it everywhere with me. It’s so handy as you say.
    I haven’t tried easy yo mousse as yet but it sounds yummy..am going to buy the coffee filters you kindly told me about for making my cheese, too.
    Give all my love to Bobbie May and have a big hug, yourself and no doubt we’ll chat again soon. It always makes me smile to hear from you.
    Love Catherine x

  10. Catherine Huntley July 30, 2010 at 11:07 am -  Reply

    Hi Collette,
    Thanks for writing in and for your generous comments about my nails. I’m so sorry to hear that you’ve had a lot of trouble finding something to work with yours.
    The one thing I find that really acts as a protective coat of armour for my nails may be of some help to you. It’s not a strengthener or treatment but it is like a shiled on top of your nails and adds a thickness on top of the nail which could prevent breakages and splits. It’s called Seche Vite top coat and you apply it thickly to the nail. It is a bit like having a gel overlay. I can’t promise it will be right for you but the beauty is you can give it a try and it may help. I’d love to hear how you get on so please feel free to write in and tell me.
    Good luck with it and I hope we chat soon.
    Love Catherine x

  11. Catherine Huntley July 30, 2010 at 11:16 am -  Reply

    Hi Nick,
    Nice to be missed! You are kind. I hope jury service was ok for you. I had to do it a while back but it was only a week or so. I found it very interesting.
    I’m pleased to say I am tweeting when possible again. Life’s been hectic and interesting of late but I hope to catch up with myself asap.
    Thanks again for your constant kindness, Nick. You’re fab!
    Catherine x

  12. Catherine Huntley July 30, 2010 at 11:18 am -  Reply

    Hey Angela!
    Seems your comment was posted twice, hee hee! Lovely keeping touch with you xx

  13. brenda ball November 2, 2010 at 2:09 pm -  Reply


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