Charlie Brook cairn terrier sleeping

My favourite children’s TV programmes!



Has summer returned? Glorious blue skies above me as I write my blog this afternoon! Well another week has passed by and I’m still off work with my bad back!

Contrails clouds and blue skies

I won’t ramble on about it too much (that was last week’s blog!) but let’s just say I was very ambitious when thinking I’d be back at work last Monday. The condition I’m told, is fairly bad but shouldn’t need surgical intervention and I should in time, make a good recovery.

I’m really having to discipline myself and not do anything. I don’t have a lot of choice, anyway, as the pain is so severe at times.

I really miss the tennis and REALLY miss walking my Cairns. I feel pretty guilty about it as they don’t really understand why I’m not taking them out. I can’t even throw a ball in the garden. However, they play together a lot and then relax and snooze until next time.

Charlie Brook cairn terrier sleeping

I’ve been watching loads of TV (plenty of QVC) and done lots of reading this last week between appointments. Come Dine With Me is fun and I haven’t watched Deal or No Deal for Years. Then there’s Countdown but I do prefer the 8 out of 10 Cats version which has me in stitches! But it really hurts to laugh so I need to be careful. Oops, I’m back on the subject of my back again!

Speaking of daytime TV – I remember as a little boy heading home after playgroup to watch Rainbow or Andy Pandy. I also remember a cartoon series called Jamie and his Magic Torch!

Then, of course, there was Play School! Which window shall we go through today?!

When I mention the old children’s TV shows to my children they look at me as though I’m not entirely on planet earth! However, there is one programme which I especially loved as a little boy. In fact I bought the DVD a few years ago. The Flumps! I’ve even found the opening titles on YouTube! Brilliant!

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Hope to see you on air soon and I’m on Twitter as well if you want to get in touch or see what’s happening off air as well as on. @mecharliebrook.

Take care

Charlie :-)


  1. Vivien Strange October 2, 2015 at 2:17 pm -  Reply

    Get well soon Charlie really miss you on air x

  2. Helen Johnson October 2, 2015 at 2:18 pm -  Reply

    Hi Charlie – I have missed seeing you on QVC and so sorry to hear you are suffering with back problems. I hope you will be well again soon. Take care and get plenty of rest.

    Kind regards

  3. Debby Slauenwhite October 3, 2015 at 12:18 pm -  Reply

    Afternoon Charlie.
    I’ve returned from OZ [ having had a few mishaps] and read your blog only to find you’ve hurt your back again. Ouch…Both Bella and I hope you start to feel better soon and your back on screen. I sent you a postcard but you won’t get it until you return.
    Get plenty of rest.
    Debby and BIG whoofs from Bella

  4. Charlie Brook October 12, 2015 at 6:18 pm -  Reply

    Hi Vivien and thanks for your kind words, I miss being on air :-(

    Back soon I hope.

    Best wishes


  5. Charlie Brook October 12, 2015 at 6:19 pm -  Reply

    Hello Helen, thanks for getting in touch.

    Lots of rest and plenty of good food is helping!

    Kind regards


  6. Charlie Brook October 12, 2015 at 6:21 pm -  Reply

    Hi Debby and WHOOFS! to little Bella!

    Welcome back home from Australia and I very much look forward to my post card. Thanks so much.

    All the best


  7. fiona carne October 13, 2015 at 10:32 pm -  Reply

    Hope you are feeling better, and I agree with you about pet insurance, I have a spaniel and border terrier both about one and a half. Such a worry when they run around, always a chance of accidents but you don’t want to spoil there fun. Happy birthday to your doggies, ahhhhh. I was born in 1973 so remember the Flumps thanks for the memories..

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