If you're reading my blog before Valentine's Day, don't forget, it's on the 14th of Feb and if you're reading my blog after… I hope you remembered!
For some reason I always get the date of Valentine's Day mixed up with Pancake Day! To be fair, most weekends are Pancake Day for me and my family. Just love them!
It's been another busy week both at QVC and home. The puppies have really enjoyed chewing the bottom stair carpet.
After exhausting themselves they crashed out on my favourite sweater on the sofa! Despite the damage (they have many 'chewable' toys by the way) we utterly adore them. I often post the latest pictures of the pups and behind the scenes at QVC on twitter. It's great to interact with you on there and fun when you share your pet pictures too. I'm @mecharliebrook
I have a little work confession to share with you. My only defence; this hasn't happened in 13 years of being with QVC.
Last Tuesday I arrived at work well in time for my first on-air hour at 6 – the gardening show with Matthew Biggs. After preparing all my notes, checking in with a producer on a few other matters I thought I'd pop downstairs to see the gem buyers to catch up on Destination Gems. I had plenty of time, it was only 4.40 and I wasn't on air for at least an hour.
On my way to gems I bumped in to the Diamonique team and we got chatting. After a few minutes they said, 'So, you're on at 5, with Diamonique'. I glanced at them, I glanced at the time. It was nearly quarter to five.
I was in my jeans and T-shirt and not at all ready! 'You must be mistaken' I said 'I'm not on 'til 6!' They pulled out the schedule and there was my name, Charlie Brook, Diamonique, 5pm. You've never seen me move so quickly!
Never have I changed so quickly! Thankfully I was able to prep the show and go to air. Had I not bumped in the team, purely by chance… I can only imagine! My only excuse… No, I have no excuse! It hasn't happened in 13 years and I'm determined for it to not happen again!
On the subject of work we've a fabulous Destination Gems this Tuesday 12th Feb. This week, the destination is China. Look out for Peridot, Hubei turquoise and Pearl. We'll be discussing competitions and, of course, the 'reveal'.
Later in the week on Saturday night (16th Feb) at 12 midnight I'll be launching the new Today's Special Value. It's from HP and it's out of this world! In a sentence it's a touchscreen convertible laptop! The keyboard detaches! It also comes with some fabulous added value!
Ok, better dash, I need to look at my schedule to see when I'm next on air… I'll be sure to look at it very carefully!
Ps: Any work confessions?!