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Auction room action with CatherineCrikey! It wasn't until I looked at my last blog date that I realised almost two weeks have flown by! But what a fortnight eh? :) With your help we had another monumental Be Aware, Show you Care night on the 16th October, and managed to raise well over £320k for Breast Cancer Care!

To all those of you who watched, tweeted, blogged, called in, and bought the products – an almighty, great THANK YOU!  If you did watch, you will have known that we sold out of all 4,000 'I Hope' pendants and, having read through all your lovely comments, I think I know who some of you are!


Before makeoverI was absolutely overwhelmed and, as you probably gathered, rather emotional too. I was doing pretty well right up until the point Charlie asked me about Ali's Army and then, in spite of myself, my mind took me back to my little cottage, where I often sat in the wee small hours replying to you, as I felt too ill to sleep…

You really were my life line and so, although I was tearful, I am very glad I managed to let everyone else know just how important you all are to me :)

There's always such a build up to this very special day and an incredible number of people involved, but this year perhaps more than most, it touched more of us than ever before. Working with Charlie and Deb was a real treat, and I think they did a brilliant job of moving through those three hours – as did Craig in the auction room! 

After makeover Fab updo courtesy of June
I felt spoiled rotten with my makeover – check out the before and after – that was thanks to June, my make-up artist, who also created the masterpiece that was my updo! :) Thanks also to you for all your incredibly kind compliments about the dress! It was from Phase Eight and is also available in Navy Blue – it was thanks to my friend, Jo, for convincing me that the red looked best…I always tend to err on the side of caution!

Craig doing his stuffIt was great to meet the three catwalk models from the Fashion Show this year and we had a good old chin wag in the studio. A real treat too, being seated with Shane Lynch and his wife Sheena for the Boyzone Auction. All in all an incredible day and night:  one that brought us all closer together and raised a huge sum of money for a wonderful charity who give practical and emotional support to all those struggling with this particular cancer… 

 

Nails Inc prizeSomething you may want, and could win, are these! The latest nail effects from Nails Inc! £68 of value, and possibly yours if you answer the question below, and enter the draw! I will be lovingly lacquering my nails with them in the final of three 'Nail the Effect' shows this Sunday 27th at 11pm!  Exciting! Perfect for party feet and hands this Christmas :)

And talking of Christmas, what do you think of the Christmas promo featuring all the presenters that you will have first seen on your screens last week? I do hope it made you smile, because most of us were in stitches making it at some point or another :)

Christmas photo shoot Tanya and Cordelia Miceal
SnookeredHere's a few behind the scenes shots, that were embargoed until now!  How incredible was that snow?!

Here I am (far left), still sporting a tan, and trying to get my head around the look of cold, but the feel of summer! :D Loads of us there and check out our models, Tanya and Cordelia, risking life and limb on the icy steps! The lovely Miceal was one of the other presenters filming that day and we had great fun exploring the house and taking photos wherever we could.

Cheeky game of snooker when no one was looking too! The icing on the Christmas cake for me though, was meeting Flavia and Vincent from Strictly, who were there to entertain us with a fabulous tango!  They danced to 'All I want for Chrismas is You' and it was stunning!

The room was really small, and so they were incredibly close to us and the furniture, but whirled around without knocking into anything!  I am such a HUGE fan of Strictly Come Dancing and have already bought Flavia and Vincent's DVD in the hope that Colin and I can maybe build on our earlier Strictly experience :) Of course we met up again on BCC night, when they danced us out at the end of the show. Dream on, Keenan…maybe one year, eh? :)

But back to the competition, and your chance to win these six fab nail effects from Nails Inc (pictured above), the incredibly successful British nail brand launched in 1999. My question to you is: Which young British entrepreneur launched the company?

Was it:

a) Jenny Blue
b) Thea Green
c) Christian Grey

Just write your answer in the comment box below before the end of Sunday 3rd November and we will do the draw and announce the winner in my next blog! Be sure to leave your email address in the email box (it won't be made public) so that we can write you for your address if you're our lucky winner. You can find the full terms and conditions here.

It feels like I've been away for a long time having taken a couple of days leave, but I will be back with you this Sunday – not only Nails Inc at 11pm but Yankee Candle before that at 10pm. I'll look forward to your company as always, and your comments if you find time to write. I promise to be a little less tardy with my replies this week – laptop lurgy! :)

Take care, and thanks as always for keeping in touch.

With my love, Ali xx

422 Comments

  1. Karen Marks October 25, 2013 at 3:07 pm -  Reply

    Thea green

  2. Julia October 25, 2013 at 3:11 pm -  Reply

    B: THEA GREEN
    Launched Nails Inc

  3. Amber Bruce October 25, 2013 at 4:15 pm -  Reply

    Thea Green

  4. christine brown October 25, 2013 at 4:39 pm -  Reply

    Thea Green

  5. susan willingham October 25, 2013 at 4:43 pm -  Reply

    Thea Green

  6. Lesley October 25, 2013 at 4:47 pm -  Reply

    You looked beautiful as always Ali…and made me cry! However I had a wonderful parcel to look forward to and am now proudly wearing my *I hope* necklace. I really do love it.
    The answer is Thea Green can you fling me in the draw please.
    Lx

  7. Carole Titley October 25, 2013 at 4:51 pm -  Reply

    Thea Green

  8. TINA LEES October 25, 2013 at 5:18 pm -  Reply

    hi alison. so pleased to see u looking so well. u r my insperation as i have gone through every moment with u, as i was diagnosed at the same time as yourself. answer- c- christian grey

  9. TINA LEES October 25, 2013 at 5:20 pm -  Reply

    sorry just ewent off.lots of luv tina.xxxx

  10. Lesley Cooper October 25, 2013 at 5:50 pm -  Reply

    B – Thea Green

  11. Susan Kallar October 25, 2013 at 5:56 pm -  Reply

    Thea Green

  12. Mrs Wendy banks October 25, 2013 at 6:56 pm -  Reply

    B Thea green

  13. karen james October 25, 2013 at 7:35 pm -  Reply

    B. Thea Green

  14. Elaine sallis October 25, 2013 at 8:03 pm -  Reply

    Hi ali
    What a great blog and how lovely that you mention ails army. We have had a rough week this week as there has been a sudden death in the family. A nephew of my husbands found dead at home at the age of 43.
    On a lighter note I was trying to find the bar code on an item to scan it in the supermarket. Poppy looked at me and said close your mouth granny you are not a cod fish. Needless to say we brightened the day of all around us.
    Love Elaine xxxx

  15. Pauline Day October 25, 2013 at 8:10 pm -  Reply

    The answer is b.

  16. Karen Stevenson October 25, 2013 at 8:13 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali
    Always love reading your blogs you are such a strong positive person I got your I hope pendant as it’s true whatever happens in life there is always hope that has always been my moto,through many a difficult time.
    I would live to enter nails inc competition
    Answer is b Thea Green
    Kind regards
    Karen Stevenson

  17. Cheryl October 25, 2013 at 8:19 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali
    You looked amazing as always! Lovely evening and for a cause that is so close to our hearts. I loved the montage of Amica, a truly beautiful person and such a sad loss which brings home just how lucky you and I are and Charlie did such a moving and obviously heartfelt speech about her.
    Love and best wishes
    Cheryl
    ps
    B: Thea Green

  18. Naomi October 25, 2013 at 8:30 pm -  Reply

    B. Thea green!

  19. karen brooke October 25, 2013 at 8:44 pm -  Reply

    b thea green

  20. Norma Smithson October 25, 2013 at 8:48 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali
    So glad the special night for the Cancer Charity went so well, and yes you did look gorgeous, don’t ever shy away from red, it really suited you. Where does the time go, a rude awakening when I looked at the calender and it was only eight weeks to Christmas, scary isn’t it, so much to do, presents to buy and wrap. We have both been under the weather the last ten days, both of us have had lung infections, on the anti biotics so should soon be back to normal, that’s one thing I notice as we get older is that it takes longer to recover. I agree Flavia and Vincent are really special, their Argentine Tango is breath taking and I could watch it for hours. Hope Colin and the children are all keeping well and getting on with their lives, and it goes without saying Ali, that I hope you continue to keep well, even though it is a pain to have to keep going back to hospital, but they are just looking after you and we are grateful for that. Nearly ready for bed so I’ll close now sending lot’s of love God bless Norma xx

  21. Michelle Burt October 25, 2013 at 9:48 pm -  Reply

    The answer is b)Thea Green

  22. Lesley Wedgner October 25, 2013 at 10:09 pm -  Reply

    Thea Green

  23. elaine massey October 25, 2013 at 10:10 pm -  Reply

    The answer is b Thea Green

  24. Tracy Temple October 25, 2013 at 10:23 pm -  Reply

    b) Thea Green

  25. janice reeves October 25, 2013 at 10:49 pm -  Reply

    Hello Ali Great to hear from you again, but time does fly and two weeks does seem to go by so fast these days, the founder of Nails inc is Thea Green , I love all the products on QVC and really look forward to the presenters blogs, also love Morning Style with Kathy she is so good at coming across to all of us women who need some direction with our wardrobe, lots of love Janicexxx

  26. Carol Woods October 25, 2013 at 11:49 pm -  Reply

    Thea Green i

  27. Jacqueline Gleave October 26, 2013 at 7:20 am -  Reply

    B thea green

  28. Linda October 26, 2013 at 8:15 am -  Reply

    b. Thea Green started Nails Inc.

  29. Christine Cairns October 26, 2013 at 10:45 am -  Reply

    Competition answer: b) Thea Green
    Best wishes Ali xx

  30. glenis harrison October 26, 2013 at 11:34 am -  Reply

    hi, the answer is Christian Grey !

  31. glenis harrison October 26, 2013 at 11:36 am -  Reply

    Hi, the answer to your question is B, Thea Green

  32. Polly October 26, 2013 at 4:02 pm -  Reply

    well done Ali – you are living proof that you can LIVE beautifully with cancer. I have received my pendant and it is lovely and has been much admired. It is very subtle but the message is there if you look closely. I like too that it can be worn by anyone who has either hope or a worry…
    Talking to my friend Jane about ideas for Christmas we both agree that curling up in front of the box watching QVC can solve all our present dilemmas so well done and keep up the good work. With all good wishes to you and those you love

  33. Fiona Dent October 26, 2013 at 4:25 pm -  Reply

    b) Thea Green

  34. Lisa Wolf October 26, 2013 at 5:02 pm -  Reply

    Dear Alison
    The answer to win the nails inc competition is b) Thea Green.
    Best Wishes
    Lisa

  35. Kiniz Bishop October 26, 2013 at 5:59 pm -  Reply

    Thea Green is the founder of Nails Inc

  36. Lesley Wedgner October 26, 2013 at 6:21 pm -  Reply

    Answer B Thea Green

  37. Judith Lennon October 26, 2013 at 6:28 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali
    Such an interesting blog again. What a fabulous amount that was raised for Breast Cancer Care. More and more people are being diagnosed with this dreadful disease and so much can be done with the generosity of so many people, as was shown on the night of the show. I also loved your red dress and you looked a real star. Regarding your last comment to me regarding my surname!! Well my family are not related to the other Lennon from Liverpool but my husband has the other Lennon’s Christian name!! You can imagine my father’s face when I told him about my boyfriends name. That lovely man has been my husband for 44 years. He can’t sing well, hasn’t got loads of money and has no albums to his credit but we have two lovely grown up children and two beautiful granddaughters. The name has given us many laughs over the years and no doubt will continue to over the years to come. Off now to make sure everything in my garden is secure to face the forthcoming gales we are expecting. What a thought – the good side we get an extra hour in bed tomorrow!!!
    Take care and as always hugs and love to you
    Judith xx

  38. Sarah Brook October 26, 2013 at 8:19 pm -  Reply

    The answer to the nails inc competition is b)Thea Green

  39. Linda Richards October 26, 2013 at 8:23 pm -  Reply

    B Thea Green

  40. meg welsh October 26, 2013 at 8:53 pm -  Reply

    my answere is b) Thea Green,thank you Meg,

  41. Deborah Ryall October 26, 2013 at 10:23 pm -  Reply

    b) Thea Green

  42. Ash October 26, 2013 at 11:24 pm -  Reply

    B) Thea Green
    Love you!
    Xx

  43. Kim McCauley October 26, 2013 at 11:56 pm -  Reply

    B) Thea Green

  44. MRS ANGELA LONG October 27, 2013 at 12:13 am -  Reply

    Hi the answer is
    B. Thea Green

  45. Linda Standage October 27, 2013 at 12:18 am -  Reply

    B. Thea Green

  46. Natasha October 27, 2013 at 1:47 am -  Reply

    Thea Green

  47. pauline bradley October 27, 2013 at 6:41 am -  Reply

    b thea green

  48. Jennifer Shanks October 27, 2013 at 9:29 am -  Reply

    Nails Inc answer
    B. Thea Green

  49. Vivien Strange October 27, 2013 at 11:23 am -  Reply

    Thea Green

  50. Sue Williams October 27, 2013 at 2:02 pm -  Reply

    (b) Thea Green

  51. Jilly October 27, 2013 at 2:20 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali
    lovely to get your catch up again – it does seem such a while since we “saw” you but hope that you have had a lovely few days rest. Super to have the pictures above and to see you getting ready to look like Gladys Glam on the BCC evening. I thought the red dress looked like a Phase Eight so was delighted to read that it was. Clever of Jo to point you in the direction of red as it is stunning and you will feel very special each time you wear it. Sometimes it does us good to go for something totally different to what we would normally wear.
    The Christmas promo is such fun to watch and the snow very relistic – it all looks so pretty and festive. It is still rather hard to believe that Christmas is coming sooner rather than later and another year will come to an end. We need to get our skates on in our house – last year this time Annie had most of her presents bought and wrapped as she wanted it all done before the chemo started. We just said the other day that we need to make a start but then said “plenty of time”!!! My husband and I are going to the Lakes for a few days so I may do some looking there. I have bought my new Bethlehem wreath for the front door though. We have had one for years with the lights on a timmer and it has been really fantastic but we thought last year that it needed replacing and I snapped at the chance when it was on offer a few weeks ago. The garland will go on one of the fireplaces and I am sure will look pretty there.
    Just wondering while I write how little Alfie is doing as I seem to remember Janet saying he is due to see the specialist in October. We just send our love to him and the family also to Jan and hope that she has some good news after her treatment.
    Looking forward to more updates from you Ali and to having you back in our living rooms!!!
    Oh and I think the answer is B. Love Jilly xx

  52. heather yates October 27, 2013 at 2:22 pm -  Reply

    B thea green

  53. Laura Ryan October 27, 2013 at 2:59 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali,
    Nails Inc was launched by b) Thea Green
    Looking forward to seeing the new kits with you tonight.
    Love Laura. xx

  54. Rachel Cotton October 27, 2013 at 3:11 pm -  Reply

    Answer. B.THEA GREEN

  55. Jacqueline ferri October 27, 2013 at 3:32 pm -  Reply

    Hi
    The answer is (B) Thea Green

  56. Judy Bown October 27, 2013 at 5:36 pm -  Reply

    Thea Green

  57. edna munro October 27, 2013 at 6:19 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali,
    The BCC event was,as always fantastic.You all worked so hard and manage to look cool and focused throughout.On top of that, you all looked amazing in your superb outfits,and I agree that the red was great on you though to be honest,I am sure the navy would have also suited.The funds raised were amazing yet again!Together with the Christmas events leading up to the festive season ,the BCC night must be my favourite night’s viewing on QVC.So lucky to see Flavia and Vincent in the studio.Saw them last year on stage for Midnight Tango.To see them dance live,is incredible.I miss seeing them on strictly this year.My daughter has managed to secure tickets for Dolly Parton in June.She was on my shortlist of 5 ‘Must Sees’I am so looking forward to it,though I must say there seem to be very few tickets left and we bought them on the first day of sale.
    Do take care ,Ali,
    Much love,
    Edna

  58. Deborah Stubbs October 27, 2013 at 6:54 pm -  Reply

    The answer is: b) Thea Green

  59. Judith Drury October 27, 2013 at 9:26 pm -  Reply

    Thea Green

  60. Alpa October 27, 2013 at 10:38 pm -  Reply

    My Dear Ali,
    How lovely of you to mention Ali’s Army on the BCC night. I hope you know how important you are to us. It seems like we both had our MRI scans on the same day. I’m sorry that they think your implant may have ruptured and very much hope that it has not. I don’t mind the banging (which drowned out the classical music in my headphones) or lying absolutely still but I do get claustrophobic! I forgot how cold it is and although I was kindly offered a blanket, for some bizarre reason I thought it might make me more claustrophobic! They were very good with me though. Although it’s very unlikely anything will show up on the scan, I am hopeful that I will be able to see a doctor somewhere who can do the specific scans that need to be done.
    Una, so good to hear from you. Your Meli sounds like such a little character and what a lovely name. I am feeling a bit more positive thanks. I will google holistic therapy and let you know if I find anything. I also wish that people around me had a different attitude, but after so long it’s hard to see it happening. No one ever asked anything and when I told them, they didn’t want to know. I find the denial of the reality of my life very damaging. I think you are right that when ‘yuppie flu’ was used, it didn’t do ME any favours. Here, the psychiatric stranglehold and misinformation in the press doesn’t help either. I think if I hear chronic fatigue again, I will run away very quickly! I do get scared at times and I hope one day I will be better than I am now x
    Love to all in Ali’s Army, especially my lovely Debz. Sending you a big hug and my love to you and Neal x
    Ali, thank you more than I can say for Ali’s Army. Without you all, it would have been so much more difficult.
    Lots of Love,
    Alpa xxx

  61. Kara Walker October 27, 2013 at 11:11 pm -  Reply

    b) Thea Green

  62. Wendy Calvin October 27, 2013 at 11:13 pm -  Reply

    b) Thea Green

  63. Mollie Coker-Harris October 27, 2013 at 11:13 pm -  Reply

    B) Thea green

  64. Naomi October 27, 2013 at 11:14 pm -  Reply

    Thea Green

  65. Amy Beetham October 27, 2013 at 11:14 pm -  Reply

    b) Thea Green

  66. brody Anderson October 27, 2013 at 11:14 pm -  Reply

    the answer is B. Thea Green :)

  67. Amie Rogers October 27, 2013 at 11:15 pm -  Reply

    The answer to the question is Thea Green.

  68. Kylie Prati October 27, 2013 at 11:15 pm -  Reply

    B thea green

  69. Liz James October 27, 2013 at 11:15 pm -  Reply

    It was (b) Thea Green.
    Love Nails Inc! Just the best nail polishes for colours, effects and lasting.

  70. Angela McManus October 27, 2013 at 11:15 pm -  Reply

    b) Thea Green

  71. Julie Williams October 27, 2013 at 11:15 pm -  Reply

    Thea Green

  72. Elizabeth Turner October 27, 2013 at 11:15 pm -  Reply

    B) Thea Green.

  73. michele foster October 27, 2013 at 11:16 pm -  Reply

    Answer is b. Thea Green

  74. steph brookes October 27, 2013 at 11:16 pm -  Reply

    Thea green

  75. Sophie R October 27, 2013 at 11:16 pm -  Reply

    B) Thea Green

  76. Nicolle Williams October 27, 2013 at 11:16 pm -  Reply

    B

  77. Jamie October 27, 2013 at 11:16 pm -  Reply

    B) Thea Green

  78. MidnightStar October 27, 2013 at 11:17 pm -  Reply

    Thea Green

  79. Joanne Fitzpatrick October 27, 2013 at 11:17 pm -  Reply

    B Thea Green

  80. Gillian Dougan October 27, 2013 at 11:18 pm -  Reply

    Thea Green

  81. Emma Harrison October 27, 2013 at 11:18 pm -  Reply

    B Thea Green

  82. Anna Bratley October 27, 2013 at 11:18 pm -  Reply

    B ) Thea Green

  83. LIZ BEWLEY October 27, 2013 at 11:18 pm -  Reply

    b) Thea Green

  84. Heather Bilbrough October 27, 2013 at 11:19 pm -  Reply

    b) Thea Green

  85. Jayne October 27, 2013 at 11:19 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison
    Nails Inc answer is B Thea Green!!
    You were al great on BCC night. I bought Leighton Denny Nail Varnish for Christmas :- D
    Love watching you all on QVC
    Jaynex

  86. Kelly Wilson October 27, 2013 at 11:19 pm -  Reply

    B) Thea Green

  87. francesca October 27, 2013 at 11:19 pm -  Reply

    nails inc comp the answer is B thea green
    who founded NAILS INC
    REGARDS
    francesca

  88. anna October 27, 2013 at 11:20 pm -  Reply

    B) THEA GREEN

  89. marie rochord October 27, 2013 at 11:21 pm -  Reply

    B Thea Green

  90. Carol Collinson October 27, 2013 at 11:22 pm -  Reply

    b ) Thea Green

  91. Anne Strong October 27, 2013 at 11:22 pm -  Reply

    Answer to the question which young British entrepreneur launched Nails Inc is:
    b) Thea Green

  92. Ann-Marie Manson October 27, 2013 at 11:22 pm -  Reply

    My answer is B Thea Green.

  93. shirley bailey October 27, 2013 at 11:23 pm -  Reply

    THEA GREEN

  94. Katherine Juett October 27, 2013 at 11:23 pm -  Reply

    hello ali, my mum and i think you are an inspiration and we love watching you, my mum never misses a show. My answer is ( B ) Thea Green
    good luck everyone x x x x from katherine in plymouth

  95. roisin October 27, 2013 at 11:24 pm -  Reply

    Thea green

  96. Amanda Tennyson October 27, 2013 at 11:24 pm -  Reply

    b) Thea Green

  97. Mrs Debra georgiou October 27, 2013 at 11:25 pm -  Reply

    Thea green

  98. Angela Jordan October 27, 2013 at 11:26 pm -  Reply

    B Thea Green

  99. Mrs Debra georgiou October 27, 2013 at 11:27 pm -  Reply

    Thea green

  100. Trudi Ranson October 27, 2013 at 11:28 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison, the answer is b) Thea Green. I ADORE Nails Inc !!!! Fingers crossed

  101. Sara C October 27, 2013 at 11:28 pm -  Reply

    B) Thea Green

  102. Sarah Wilson October 27, 2013 at 11:29 pm -  Reply

    b) Thea Green

  103. Judith Read October 27, 2013 at 11:29 pm -  Reply

    b) Thea Green

  104. Caroline Macdonald October 27, 2013 at 11:30 pm -  Reply

    Thea Green

  105. Nicola Price October 27, 2013 at 11:30 pm -  Reply

    Thea Green…….:)

  106. Eleanor Gordon October 27, 2013 at 11:30 pm -  Reply

    B) Thea Green

  107. Debbie Shepherd October 27, 2013 at 11:30 pm -  Reply

    b)Thea Green

  108. Paula Stevens October 27, 2013 at 11:31 pm -  Reply

    b) Thea Green is the answer to the nails inc competition

  109. Debbie Batey October 27, 2013 at 11:32 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B :-))

  110. Hilary Hall October 27, 2013 at 11:32 pm -  Reply

    Thea Green

  111. Jill Dowding-Walker October 27, 2013 at 11:32 pm -  Reply

    b) Thea Green

  112. Elaine October 27, 2013 at 11:32 pm -  Reply

    The answer is b) Thea Green
    Loving today’s Nails Inc shows!!

  113. Brogan Lowe October 27, 2013 at 11:33 pm -  Reply

    b) Thea Green

  114. Brogan Lowe October 27, 2013 at 11:33 pm -  Reply

    b) Thea Green

  115. Samantha Watkin October 27, 2013 at 11:34 pm -  Reply

    B- Thea Green

  116. Mrs. Wendy WIlson October 27, 2013 at 11:34 pm -  Reply

    The answer is…
    B) Thea Green.

  117. roisin October 27, 2013 at 11:34 pm -  Reply

    Thea green

  118. Tracy Edmunds October 27, 2013 at 11:35 pm -  Reply

    Thea Green

  119. Doreece Gunter October 27, 2013 at 11:35 pm -  Reply

    Competition answer
    Thea Green

  120. roisin October 27, 2013 at 11:35 pm -  Reply

    Thea green

  121. Sharon McEwing October 27, 2013 at 11:35 pm -  Reply

    Answer to Nails Inc competition is b, Thea Green

  122. Sharon McEwing October 27, 2013 at 11:35 pm -  Reply

    Answer to Nails Inc competition is b, Thea Green

  123. Joanne Bruce October 27, 2013 at 11:35 pm -  Reply

    Answer: B Thea Green

  124. Lesley Brennan October 27, 2013 at 11:36 pm -  Reply

    B) Thea Green

  125. Dawn Myers October 27, 2013 at 11:36 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B. Thea Green

  126. mrs.p.a.cox October 27, 2013 at 11:36 pm -  Reply

    Thea green

  127. clare oriordan October 27, 2013 at 11:36 pm -  Reply

    b) Thea Green

  128. Yolande Brookes October 27, 2013 at 11:36 pm -  Reply

    B) Thea Green

  129. Susan Murdoch October 27, 2013 at 11:37 pm -  Reply

    Answer b) Thea Green
    Love Nails Inc and QVC,
    BCC fantastic cause!

  130. abigail broomfield October 27, 2013 at 11:37 pm -  Reply

    b) Thea Green

  131. Nicola poxon October 27, 2013 at 11:38 pm -  Reply

    Thea green

  132. Kathryn Whittaker October 27, 2013 at 11:38 pm -  Reply

    Answer B

  133. Sue Jarvis October 27, 2013 at 11:38 pm -  Reply

    b) Thea Green

  134. Andrea marriott October 27, 2013 at 11:38 pm -  Reply

    B. Thea Green

  135. Jane Federici October 27, 2013 at 11:38 pm -  Reply

    Thea Green

  136. trev cooper October 27, 2013 at 11:38 pm -  Reply

    b) Thea Green

  137. Sandra Brereton October 27, 2013 at 11:39 pm -  Reply

    (B) Thea Green

  138. Andrea marriott October 27, 2013 at 11:39 pm -  Reply

    B Thea green

  139. Alex October 27, 2013 at 11:40 pm -  Reply

    The Nails Inc polishes look fab and the amazing Thea Green was the one behind the brand!

  140. Debbie allen October 27, 2013 at 11:40 pm -  Reply

    B Thea green

  141. Caroline hendey October 27, 2013 at 11:40 pm -  Reply

    Thea green

  142. Ann October 27, 2013 at 11:40 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali answer is B.. Thea Green.
    Regards Ann

  143. Pat Rice October 27, 2013 at 11:41 pm -  Reply

    Answer is B) Thea Green.
    Thank you!
    :0)

  144. Aileen Smith October 27, 2013 at 11:41 pm -  Reply

    Thea Green

  145. Alison davis October 27, 2013 at 11:41 pm -  Reply

    Thea green

  146. Frances Troup October 27, 2013 at 11:41 pm -  Reply

    The pictures are wonderful.
    Competition:
    b) Thea Green

  147. Rachel Wilson October 27, 2013 at 11:42 pm -  Reply

    Thea green

  148. kirsten joiner October 27, 2013 at 11:43 pm -  Reply

    the answer is thea green thanks.

  149. Janet Whitehouse October 27, 2013 at 11:43 pm -  Reply

    Answer is B Thea Green

  150. Carole OConnor October 27, 2013 at 11:43 pm -  Reply

    Thea Green

  151. Lynn Sharpe October 27, 2013 at 11:43 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali the answer is (B) Thea Green
    Loved the show. You all looked great.
    Lynn

  152. fiona kenrick October 27, 2013 at 11:43 pm -  Reply

    b) thea green

  153. sarah trillow October 27, 2013 at 11:44 pm -  Reply

    B) Thea Green

  154. Joanne bishop October 27, 2013 at 11:45 pm -  Reply

    B thea green

  155. Tina Hobson October 27, 2013 at 11:45 pm -  Reply

    Thea Green

  156. Eileen McCaw October 27, 2013 at 11:46 pm -  Reply

    b) Thea Green

  157. Eng Winter October 27, 2013 at 11:48 pm -  Reply

    Thea Green

  158. Andrea Cowling October 27, 2013 at 11:48 pm -  Reply

    Nails inc competition
    The answer is B : Thea Green

  159. Louise (LouLou699) October 27, 2013 at 11:48 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali thoroughly enjoyed all of the Nails Inc shows today x The answer is B) Thea Green x I actually remember the early days when she used to come on air :)

  160. lynne harrison October 27, 2013 at 11:49 pm -  Reply

    answer is B – Thea Green

  161. Jennifer Montgomery October 27, 2013 at 11:49 pm -  Reply

    b – Thea Green

  162. Isabel Drummond October 27, 2013 at 11:49 pm -  Reply

    Thea Green

  163. Susan Mahoney October 27, 2013 at 11:49 pm -  Reply

    B

  164. Amanda Stiles October 27, 2013 at 11:49 pm -  Reply

    b) Thea Green

  165. Sharon Hinds October 27, 2013 at 11:49 pm -  Reply

    b) Thea Green

  166. Gwen October 27, 2013 at 11:50 pm -  Reply

    B Thea Green

  167. Julie Kirby October 27, 2013 at 11:50 pm -  Reply

    b) Thea Green

  168. Anita October 27, 2013 at 11:50 pm -  Reply

    Thea green

  169. Susan Woodbridge October 27, 2013 at 11:51 pm -  Reply

    b) Thea Green

  170. annette edgar October 27, 2013 at 11:51 pm -  Reply

    Answer to competition question is b) Thea Green

  171. Karen Walsh October 27, 2013 at 11:51 pm -  Reply

    Thea Green

  172. Helen October 27, 2013 at 11:52 pm -  Reply

    B Thea green

  173. Louise Evans October 27, 2013 at 11:52 pm -  Reply

    B) Thea Green

  174. Carole Foster October 27, 2013 at 11:53 pm -  Reply

    Thea Green

  175. Alison Foster October 27, 2013 at 11:53 pm -  Reply

    B – Thea Green

  176. Rosemary Brown October 27, 2013 at 11:53 pm -  Reply

    Thea Green

  177. Helen Brooks October 27, 2013 at 11:53 pm -  Reply

    B – thea green

  178. Tia Edenbrow October 27, 2013 at 11:53 pm -  Reply

    B) thea green! ☺

  179. Linda October 27, 2013 at 11:53 pm -  Reply

    b) Thea Green

  180. Anne Tonks October 27, 2013 at 11:53 pm -  Reply

    B) Thea Green

  181. Julie Ballard October 27, 2013 at 11:53 pm -  Reply

    Thea Green

  182. Julie Radford October 27, 2013 at 11:54 pm -  Reply

    My answer is B) Thea Green

  183. Christine meek October 27, 2013 at 11:54 pm -  Reply

    Answer b

  184. Jo-Anne Bibby October 27, 2013 at 11:54 pm -  Reply

    B, Thea Green

  185. eirian lewis October 27, 2013 at 11:55 pm -  Reply

    Answer to competition is theo green.

  186. Anne Marie Stone October 27, 2013 at 11:55 pm -  Reply

    B- Thea Green

  187. Sue Burroughes October 27, 2013 at 11:55 pm -  Reply

    b) Thea Green

  188. Lucy October 27, 2013 at 11:55 pm -  Reply

    Which young British entrepreneur launched the company?
    b) Thea Green

  189. Kerry Smith October 27, 2013 at 11:55 pm -  Reply

    B Thea Green

  190. Rachel Emms October 27, 2013 at 11:55 pm -  Reply

    Nails inc competition
    Answer: B) Thea Green

  191. Helen Roberts October 27, 2013 at 11:55 pm -  Reply

    B – Thea Green
    I’m a huge Nails Inc fan thanks to my first ever purchase on QVC last month (ive now purchased over 35 bottles!). Didn’t realise how fantastic QVC actually was and the easy payments are a sheer life saver. Being a 24 year old Mummy who wants to still feel glam and myself I think Nails Inc special effects make me feel on trend an effortlessly glamorous!!This prize is honestly my perfect Christmas gift and I would be unbelievably grateful, although I’ve just made another purchase :) Converted superfan of QVC and Nails Inc xxxx

  192. Denise Taylor October 27, 2013 at 11:55 pm -  Reply

    Thea Green

  193. Christine Naylor October 27, 2013 at 11:56 pm -  Reply

    B

  194. Eden October 27, 2013 at 11:56 pm -  Reply

    I believe that the answer to the Nails Inc competition question, is; B) Thea Green.

  195. Barbara Somerville October 27, 2013 at 11:56 pm -  Reply

    b) Thea Green

  196. elizabeth harte October 27, 2013 at 11:56 pm -  Reply

    B Thea Green

  197. Christina Jones October 27, 2013 at 11:57 pm -  Reply

    Thea Green

  198. Olga Andrews October 27, 2013 at 11:57 pm -  Reply

    Answer: b) Thea Green
    Thanks :)

  199. sarah addley October 27, 2013 at 11:57 pm -  Reply

    Thea Green (B)

  200. Julie watson October 27, 2013 at 11:57 pm -  Reply

    B) Thea Green

  201. Claire Harlow October 27, 2013 at 11:58 pm -  Reply

    B) Thea green

  202. Sarah Cox October 27, 2013 at 11:58 pm -  Reply

    B) Thea Green

  203. Peter jones October 27, 2013 at 11:58 pm -  Reply

    Thea Green

  204. Joanne Wilson October 27, 2013 at 11:58 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison
    The answer is B – Thea Green
    Here’s hoping to be the lucky winner of a fabulous product from a great brand xxx

  205. Lyn Powell October 27, 2013 at 11:59 pm -  Reply

    Thea Green

  206. Kate Pugh October 27, 2013 at 11:59 pm -  Reply

    B

  207. Sara weare October 27, 2013 at 11:59 pm -  Reply

    Thea green

  208. Wendy King October 27, 2013 at 11:59 pm -  Reply

    B – Thea Green
    Wendy King –
    Been with QVC since the beginning your hope neckless is lovely my Mother passed away with Ovarian Cancer.

  209. Yvonne carty October 27, 2013 at 11:59 pm -  Reply

    Answer to nails inc competition is – B) Thea Green.

  210. Patricia Kelly October 28, 2013 at 12:00 am -  Reply

    ANswer is Thea Green. Patricia Kelly

  211. Melanie October 28, 2013 at 12:02 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali,
    You look great tonight, enjoyed the show. The answer is..
    B) Thea Green.

  212. Caroline Taylor October 28, 2013 at 12:02 am -  Reply

    B) Thea Green

  213. Karen Owers October 28, 2013 at 12:03 am -  Reply

    The answer is (b) Thea Green.

  214. JENETTE IBEH October 28, 2013 at 12:04 am -  Reply

    THEA GREEN

  215. Gayathrie Seewoosurrun October 28, 2013 at 12:05 am -  Reply

    Hello Alison. The answer to the competition question is b-Thea Green.

  216. Margaret Dunlop October 28, 2013 at 12:06 am -  Reply

    Thea Green

  217. Andrea Unsworth October 28, 2013 at 12:09 am -  Reply

    B) Thea Green

  218. Vickie Austen October 28, 2013 at 12:09 am -  Reply

    Answer, B. Thea Green

  219. Carole laverton October 28, 2013 at 12:13 am -  Reply

    Thea green

  220. gail lansley October 28, 2013 at 12:15 am -  Reply

    B thea green

  221. Lorna Reynolds October 28, 2013 at 12:16 am -  Reply

    Answer is Thea Green.

  222. Carol McIntyre Gibson October 28, 2013 at 12:24 am -  Reply

    Competition answer :- b
    Great to see you look so well and so o o fab Alison.XX

  223. maria clarke October 28, 2013 at 12:26 am -  Reply

    answer for nail inc comp is
    thea green
    many thanks
    maria clarke
    xxxxx

  224. Marissa Francis October 28, 2013 at 12:27 am -  Reply

    Nails inc comp answer
    B) Thea Green

  225. Jennifer Griffiths October 28, 2013 at 12:30 am -  Reply

    b) Thea Green

  226. Donna Thomas October 28, 2013 at 12:34 am -  Reply

    Thea Green

  227. Mrs Sandra Howarth October 28, 2013 at 12:36 am -  Reply

    answer is b) Thea Green

  228. Christine Anne Speight October 28, 2013 at 12:38 am -  Reply

    b) Thea Green

  229. Sandra Dimmock October 28, 2013 at 12:44 am -  Reply

    Thea Green

  230. CORRINNE FARMER October 28, 2013 at 1:07 am -  Reply

    b) Thea Green

  231. Miss Fiona McDonald October 28, 2013 at 1:29 am -  Reply

    The answer is b)Thea Green

  232. Anne-Marie Mason October 28, 2013 at 1:30 am -  Reply

    Which young British entrepreneur launched the company?
    b) Thea Green

  233. Vikki October 28, 2013 at 1:40 am -  Reply

    B) Thea Green
    Loved all the nails inc shows today.

  234. Claire uber October 28, 2013 at 1:45 am -  Reply

    B Thea Green.

  235. lorraine fielding October 28, 2013 at 5:02 am -  Reply

    Answer B thea Green
    from Lorraine Fielding

  236. Jane Willis October 28, 2013 at 5:08 am -  Reply

    b) Thea Green

  237. Sandra Smith October 28, 2013 at 5:45 am -  Reply

    I think the answer is B Thea Green
    My name is Sandra Smith

  238. Raelene Jones October 28, 2013 at 7:05 am -  Reply

    Answer Thea Green.
    Thank you for the opportunity to win such a FAB PRIZE ! loved your show on Sunday , your nails looked so pretty and so did you xxxx.

  239. Jacqueline Richardson October 28, 2013 at 7:16 am -  Reply

    Thea Green

  240. Nicola October 28, 2013 at 7:16 am -  Reply

    B) Thea Green

  241. Paula Pegler October 28, 2013 at 8:06 am -  Reply

    Answer. B. Thea Green.

  242. Gareth Sharpe October 28, 2013 at 8:58 am -  Reply

    b) Thea Green

  243. Anya Rowe October 28, 2013 at 9:21 am -  Reply

    B) Thea Green

  244. Betty MacDonald October 28, 2013 at 9:51 am -  Reply

    Answer is Thea Green.

  245. Dorothy DAUGHTRY October 28, 2013 at 10:19 am -  Reply

    B Thea Green

  246. Cayte Vane October 28, 2013 at 10:22 am -  Reply

    B: Thea Green x

  247. sylvia newland October 28, 2013 at 10:30 am -  Reply

    B Thea Green was the founder nails inc

  248. Lesley Bugg October 28, 2013 at 10:41 am -  Reply

    Thea Green!

  249. Karen Williamson October 28, 2013 at 10:48 am -  Reply

    Dear Alison
    The answer is
    b) Thea Green.
    Please enter me in the competition.
    Thank You
    Karen

  250. Linda Marshall October 28, 2013 at 11:29 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali,you look stunning as usual. the red dress you wore was lovely.I am so glad that you are feeling better and getting back to normal.The picture of you and Colin in your last blog was just perfect,anyone could see how much you mean to each other.
    love to the rest of Ali’s army.
    Linda xx

  251. Sue Radford October 28, 2013 at 11:32 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali,
    I caught a two minute glimpse of you on Breast Cancer night, but had to go out so missed the show, so didn’t hear the comments you made about Ali’s Army, but thank you very much for mentioning us. What a fantastic amount of money raised – wonderful! I loved your dress and choosing red was perfect as it suits you so well – I love wearing red too.
    I hope you are feeling well and continue to do so.
    It was lovely to hear from Una – what a lovely name her granddaughter has. Best wishes to all in Ali’s Army!
    Love from Sue Radford xx

  252. Liz Matthews October 28, 2013 at 11:47 am -  Reply

    B) Thea Green

  253. Julie October 28, 2013 at 11:48 am -  Reply

    b) Thea Green

  254. Kim Bartley October 28, 2013 at 12:08 pm -  Reply

    B) Thea Green

  255. Mrs. Shirley. Towerzey October 28, 2013 at 12:17 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali, answer is B (Thea. Green),lovely to have you back, I really missed you as you are such an inspiration, god bless you. I watched the nails inc show with you last night, and I wanted everything you showed us but I’m a pensioner and could only afford the nail polisher remover x3 on a wait list, and they were all great but I particularly liked the foil effect nail polishes. Incidentally I lost my hubby in February this year after a major stroke in 2007 and he wasn’t able to walk just wheelchair bound fo 5.5 years then he was diagnosed with cancer of the gullet, and because of his age (77) the hospital said it would just have to take its course, and six months later he passed away but hopefully he’s with his two gorgeous dogs who had to be put down one after the other due to illness and age. Anyway Ali TC, I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed. Love Shirley. Towerzey XXX

  256. Michelle Butcher October 28, 2013 at 12:33 pm -  Reply

    Thea Green

  257. janet dawes October 28, 2013 at 1:05 pm -  Reply

    thea green is the answer

  258. Kerry McMahon October 28, 2013 at 1:22 pm -  Reply

    B. Thea Green :)

  259. Sara Foston October 28, 2013 at 1:37 pm -  Reply

    B.Thea Green

  260. Chrissy Betteley October 28, 2013 at 2:21 pm -  Reply

    Thea Green

  261. pearl porteous October 28, 2013 at 2:39 pm -  Reply

    b) thea green

  262. Beverley Broadway October 28, 2013 at 2:58 pm -  Reply

    The answer is Thea Green

  263. Christine meek October 28, 2013 at 4:06 pm -  Reply

    Answer b Thea green.
    From Christine meek .

  264. Sarah Kimberley October 28, 2013 at 4:09 pm -  Reply

    B). Thea Green

  265. Kate Kimberley October 28, 2013 at 4:11 pm -  Reply

    B). Thea Green

  266. stefanie gilder October 28, 2013 at 4:21 pm -  Reply

    thea green

  267. Alpa October 28, 2013 at 4:24 pm -  Reply

    Dear Ali,
    Just to say how lovely you looked last night. It’s always a pleasure to ‘see’ you and watch whatever you may be presenting. So glad that Jo steered you towards that fabulous red dress for the BCC night. Red certainly is your colour. I think a few weeks ago you wore a lovely wrap dress in black and white, that looked like a Phase 8 dress.
    At present, I am livid! I’ve just received a follow up letter from an appointment in May. Not only is it 5 months late but the entire letter is inaccurate. Either the doctor has mixed me up with another patient or she doesn’t know what she’s talking about. I was told I have a psychiatric disorder in relation to having blackouts. It’s beyond belief! I’m in the midst of emailing a doctor I saw in the same department at the beginning of the year, to have this letter removed from my file and a letter with the correct information sent out.
    Have some paperwork to try and sort out and post when I go out tomorrow. Must go now, but will write soon!
    Lots of Love,
    Alpa xxx

  268. Jan Burnley October 28, 2013 at 4:34 pm -  Reply

    Hi Gorgeous Girl!
    (will flattery get me any where)?
    ‘s true though
    Thea Green
    Lots of Love and Prayers
    Jan Burnley

  269. Linzi October 28, 2013 at 4:41 pm -  Reply

    Thea Green

  270. SANDRA FITZGERALD October 28, 2013 at 4:46 pm -  Reply

    The answer is THEA GREEN.
    It was lovely seeing you on the Nail’s Inc show on Sunday evening. As always you looked really sensational and the black outfit was superb. You are an amazing lady and I trust your treatment and health continue to benefit you, you are always in my thoughts. Take care of yourself.

  271. VIv Ridgeway October 28, 2013 at 5:05 pm -  Reply

    Thea Green

  272. Heather Harrison October 28, 2013 at 5:05 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali
    Thanks for the competition! The answer is b) Thea Green.

  273. alison keenan October 28, 2013 at 5:21 pm -  Reply

    Karen Marks, Julia, Amber Bruce, Christine Brown, Susan Willingham and Carole Titley – thank you all for your guesses! I will make sure they are entered into the draw. Love Ali x

  274. carole eaves October 28, 2013 at 5:21 pm -  Reply

    my answer is B) thea green
    what a lovely nails inc show
    thank you

  275. alison keenan October 28, 2013 at 5:22 pm -  Reply

    Lesley, thank you so much for buying the pendant, and I really happy that you are now wearing it. All 10 of mine arrived on the same day, and so I am distributing them when I see all the lovely folk I bought them for :) Oh, and consider yourself ‘flung’ as far as the draw is concerned Love Ali x

  276. alison keenan October 28, 2013 at 5:24 pm -  Reply

    Dear Tina, I was so sorry to hear that you too have been going through the same thing that I have, and hope very much that you are now feeling far better and enjoying your ‘new kind of normal’ :) Stay well, and thanks for your guess! Love Ali x

  277. alison keenan October 28, 2013 at 5:25 pm -  Reply

    Dear Lesley Cooper, Susan Kallar, Wendy Banks, Karen James and Pauline Day – thanks so much for your entries! I will make sure that you are all in the draw to win the 6 Fab Effects from Nails Inc, and will name the winner in my next blog. Love Ali xx

  278. mRS mANDY wHITE October 28, 2013 at 5:25 pm -  Reply

    my answer is B. THEA GREEN
    I FOUND THE NAILS INC MINI SERIES COMPULSIVE VIEWING YESTERDAY… WELL DONE TO ALL

  279. alison keenan October 28, 2013 at 5:27 pm -  Reply

    My dear Elaine, I was so terribly sorry to hear about your nephew… How desperately sad, and he was so young.. I hope that the family will be able to support each other at this difficult time – sending you a hug my friend….Thanks though for ending your message with Poppy’s quote – it made me smile too. You take care, and please do keep in touch, love Ali xx

  280. alison keenan October 28, 2013 at 5:28 pm -  Reply

    Karen thank you very much for taking the time to write to me, and for being a part of our BCC night. The fact that you bought the pendant means a huge amount, and as you say, Hope is the one thing that helps most of us through the dark times. Your guess will go in with the others and I’ll keep my fingers crossed :) Take care, love Ali xx

  281. alison keenan October 28, 2013 at 5:30 pm -  Reply

    Cheryl your comment about Charlie’s speech and Amica’s montage have been echoed by so many, and the memory of both will stay with me forever.. I do hope this finds you well, and thank you for entering the competition too! Love Ali x

  282. alison keenan October 28, 2013 at 5:31 pm -  Reply

    Pauline Day, Naomi, Karen Brooke, Michelle Burt, Lesley Wedgner, Elaine Massey and Tracy Temple – many thanks for taking the time to enter the competition! I will be announcing a winner in my next blog! Be Lucky! Love Ali xx

  283. alison keenan October 28, 2013 at 5:35 pm -  Reply

    Dear Norma, I am so sorry that you have both been struggling with lung infections.. very uncomfortable and debilitating, and as you say, it takes longer to recover the older you get. Try not to even think about Christmas until you’re feeling better, as I like you am finding it almost impossible to believe we only have eight weeks to go – although yesterday in our studios with Yankee Candles it did feel very festive! Sending you my love and hoping you feel very much better soon, Ali xx

  284. alison keenan October 28, 2013 at 5:36 pm -  Reply

    Hi there Janice, and thanks for your competition guess! So glad you enjoy the blogs and also our products, and I have to say I am entirely in your camp when it comes to Kathy’s Morning Style. Incredibly informative and entertaining. I am going to be with her on The Morning Show tomorrow (Tuesday) which will be fun, although I don’t know how good I’ll be with the early start….! Love Ali xx

  285. alison keenan October 28, 2013 at 5:38 pm -  Reply

    Carol Woods, Jacqueline Gleave, Linda, Christine Cairns, Glenis Harrison and Fiona Dent – thank you all for your suggestions. The correct answers will go into the draw and I’ll announce the winner next blog! Have a great week, love Ali xx

  286. alison keenan October 28, 2013 at 5:40 pm -  Reply

    Lisa Wolf, Kiniz Bishop, Sarah Brook, Linda Richards, Meg Welsh, Deborah Ryall, Donna Iles, Kim McCauley and Angela Long! What a long list and so pleased that you’ve all taken part in the competition to win the Fab effects from Nails Inc. I will announce the winner next blog so do keep in touch! Love Ali xx

  287. alison keenan October 28, 2013 at 5:42 pm -  Reply

    Judith so good to read your comment and amazing to hear about your husband’s name! Not surprised your father was somewhat taken aback all those years ago when you introduced them! 44 years married eh? Congratulations! And such a happy life it sounds to be too with your children and grandchildren all a part of it. Thanks for your kind comments about my dress. I keep hinting to Colin that we need to go somewhere swish for me to wear it again, so watch this space! :) I hope you enjoyed your lay in, and the garden wasn’t damaged in the high winds, love Ali xx

  288. alison keenan October 28, 2013 at 5:43 pm -  Reply

    Aaaw Ash! Bless you, and thanks for your competition entry :) Love Ali xx

  289. alison keenan October 28, 2013 at 5:45 pm -  Reply

    Hi there Linda Standage, Natasha, Pauline Bradley, Jennifer Shanks, Vivien Strange, Sue Williams and Heather Yates. All correct answers will go into the draw and you’ll know if you’re the lucky winner as I’ll announce it in my next blog. Thank you! Love Ali xx

  290. alison keenan October 28, 2013 at 5:49 pm -  Reply

    My dear Jilly, I think you and I are definitely from the same mould. I had only just mentioned to Colin that I hadn’t heard from Janet for some time, and was worrying about little Alfie… hopefully she’ll check into the blog and let us know all is OK… well done you for spotting my dress designer, and thanks for your kind comments. I think you’re right that sometimes your friends know you better than you know yourself! :) I am glad that you managed to get the new Bethlehem Wreath – it’ll look lovely at Christmas, and this New Year, you won’t be worrying about what lies ahead as you had to last year. Thanks for entering the competition and let’s hope you’re lucky! Love to you and Annie as always, Ali xx

  291. alison keenan October 28, 2013 at 5:50 pm -  Reply

    Thanks to Rachel Cotton, Laura Ryan, Heather Yates, Jacqueline Ferri, Judy Brown, Deborah Stubbs, and Judith Drury. Your guesses will be collected and all correct answers will go into the hat for our prize draw. Be Lucky! Love Ali xx

  292. alison keenan October 28, 2013 at 5:54 pm -  Reply

    Dear Edna, I am so glad that you managed to watch our special BCC evening, and better still that you enjoyed it :) You’re right, there is an enormous amount of work put in by many unseen individuals, without whom, none of it would be possible, and of course to have special guests like Flavia and Vincent made it even more memorable! I too miss them on Strictly this year, but am loving the series inspite of that :) I also think Dolly Parton is an incredible woman and entertainer, and I am sure you will have a fabulous time in June when you see her. I will never forget her interview with the oh so smitten Michael Parkinson.. Priceless… Take care and thank you for keeping in touch, love Ali xx

  293. alison keenan October 28, 2013 at 5:59 pm -  Reply

    Hello there Alpa, and thank you for writing to me when you are clearly still going through a rough time of it. Yes I think our MRI’s were on the same day, but am sorry that you felt cold… my hands were as they were sort of out of the end of the tunnel, but the rest of me was warm :) I hope too that the implant hasn’t ruptured but that it’s nothing daft causing the lumpy bits. As far as your MRI is concerned, maybe they need to do this first scan, to determine where next to look or what to advise? I do hope so. You’re right when you say that sadly there can be a tendency to pigeon hole psychiatric conditions, and rush to label them.. One day that will change, I am sure, and then they will find something that will make you feel better, I really believe this :) I too am sending my love to Debz and her Neal.. thinking of you both. Love to all in Ali’s Army – so glad you got your mention Alpa, and hope to hear from you soon, Ali xx

  294. alison keenan October 28, 2013 at 6:01 pm -  Reply

    More names for our draw! Thanks to Kara Walker, Wendy Calvin, Mollie Coker-Harris, Naomi, Amy Beetham, Brody Anderson, Arnie Rogers, Kylie Prati, Liz James, Angela McManus, Julia Williams (is that MY Julie Williams from Warwick??) :) Elizabeth Turner, Michele Foster, Steph Brookes, Sophie R, Nicolle Williams, Jamie, Midnight Star, Joanne Fitzpatrick and Gillian Dougan. All correct answers will go into the draw for next week, love Ali xx

  295. alison keenan October 28, 2013 at 6:03 pm -  Reply

    And the list continues: Emma Harrison, Anna Bratley, Liz Bewley, Heather Bilborough, Heather, Kelly Wilson and Francesca. I’ll be announcing a winner next week, so fingers crossed! Love Ali xx

  296. alison keenan October 28, 2013 at 6:04 pm -  Reply

    Hi there Jayne, and thanks for being with us on our special evening. Glad you found something nice to buy as a spoiley, and I’m happy you enjoyed the show. Hope all is good with you, love Ali xx

  297. alison keenan October 28, 2013 at 6:06 pm -  Reply

    Thanks go to Anna, Marie Rochord, Carol Collinson, Anne Strong, Anne-Marie Manson, Shirley Bailey, Roisin, Amanda Tennyson, Debra Georgiou and Angela Jordan – all correct answers will go in to our draw to be held next week. Good luck! Love Ali xx

  298. alison keenan October 28, 2013 at 6:10 pm -  Reply

    Our next batch of entrants have beady eyes, and must have been watching the Nails Inc show because the answer to our competition was on the screen fora while! Thank you Girls! Sara C, Trudi Ranson, Sarah Wilson, Judith Read,Caroline MacDonald, Nicola Price, Eleanor Gordon, Paula Stevens and Debra Batey! Hopefully one of you will be lucky! Love Ali xxx

  299. alison keenan October 28, 2013 at 6:12 pm -  Reply

    Elaine, I’m so glad you enjoyed the Mini Series of Nails Inc shows yesterday. It was very gratifying to have so many of you with us for the hours, and hopefully it won’t be too long before we have another day like it! Love Ali xx

  300. alison keenan October 28, 2013 at 6:15 pm -  Reply

    Hilary Hall, Jill Dowding-Walker, Brogan Lowe, Samantha Watkin, Wendy Wilson, Tracy Edmunds, Doreece Gunter, Sharon McEweing, Joanne Bruce, Lesley Brennan, Dawn Myers, Mrs P A Cox, Clare Oriordan, Yolande Brookes – and Susan Murdoch. So glad you all enjoy the Nails Inc Shows, and thank you for your competition entries! Winner announced within the week, love Ali xx

  301. alison keenan October 28, 2013 at 6:30 pm -  Reply

    So glad you are all keen to get the Nails Inc 6 piece set! Thanks to Claire Oriordan, Yolande Brookes, Abigail Broomfield, Nicola Poxon, Kathryn Whittaker, Sue Jarvis, Andrea Marriott, Jane Federici, Trev Cooper,Sandra Brereton and Debbie Allen. Love Ali xx

  302. Christine Bowen October 28, 2013 at 6:38 pm -  Reply

    Answer B Thea Green.

  303. Katie Kirk October 28, 2013 at 6:50 pm -  Reply

    Answer B: Thea Green

  304. Katie Kirk October 28, 2013 at 6:50 pm -  Reply

    Answer B: Thea Green

  305. Sandra roberts October 28, 2013 at 7:22 pm -  Reply

    Thea green

  306. alison keenan October 28, 2013 at 7:38 pm -  Reply

    Hi Frances, and thanks for entering the competition. So glad you like the photos! They’re always such evocative memories of an occasion I think :) Hope all good with you, and I’ll be announcing the winner of the nail effects next week! Love Ali xx

  307. alison keenan October 28, 2013 at 7:40 pm -  Reply

    Gosh we’re going to need a big hat to put all these entries in! Thanks to Caroline Hendey, Ann, Pat Rice, Aileen Smith, Alison Davis, Rachel Wilson, Kirsten Joiner, Janet Whitehouse, Carole O’Connor, Fiona Kenrick,, Sarah Trillow, Joanne Bishop, Tina Hobson, Eng Winter and Eileen McCaw! Love Ali xx

  308. alison keenan October 28, 2013 at 7:41 pm -  Reply

    Dear Lynn, good to hear from you, and I am so glad you enjoyed the Show. Colin recorded it for me so I was able to watch it back and got much more of a feel for it… strange but when you’re involved it’s all in snapshots :) Good luck with the draw Love Ali xx

  309. alison keenan October 28, 2013 at 7:46 pm -  Reply

    Hello there Helen (Roberts), and WOW! 35 bottles of Nails Inc polish/effects in just one month – must be a record! :) So glad though that inspite of your hectic schedule (being a mum IS exhausting!) you make time to do your nails which makes you feel glam! Too easy with a little one to have your entire life focus around them, and not make time for yourself. We will be making the draw next week, so I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you :) Do keep in touch, love Ali xx

  310. alison keenan October 28, 2013 at 7:47 pm -  Reply

    Well Louise I’m so glad that you enjoyed the Nails Inc shows yesterday, and here’s hoping we’ll have another themed day with them again soon. Thanks for your answer – Be lucky! Love Ali xx

  311. Helen October 28, 2013 at 7:51 pm -  Reply

    Thea green

  312. alison keenan October 28, 2013 at 7:51 pm -  Reply

    Just a few more of you to thank before I head off to prepare for tomorrow’s Morning Show with Kathy!! (Tuesday) All correct answers will go into the draw and I will announce a winner in my next blog. Good luck to Andrea Cowling, Lynne Harrison, Jennifer Montgomery, Isabel Drummond, Susan Mahoney, Amanda Stiles, Sharon Hinds, Gwen, Julie Kirby, Anita, Susan Woodbridge, Annette Edgar, Karen Walsh, Helen, Louise Eveans, Carole Foster, Alison Foster, Rosemary Brown, Helen Brooks, Tia Edenbrow, Linda, Anne Tonks, Julie Ballard, Julie Radford, Christine Meek, Jo-Anne Bibby, Eiren Lewis, Anne Marie Stone, Sue Burroughes, Lucy, Kerry Smith and Rachel Emms :) Love Ali xx

  313. Helen mckinley October 28, 2013 at 7:53 pm -  Reply

    Thea green

  314. Linda Cook October 28, 2013 at 7:54 pm -  Reply

    Thea Green launched Nails Inc and I love them >)

  315. Sandra roberts October 28, 2013 at 8:00 pm -  Reply

    Thea Green

  316. Eleanor Moore October 28, 2013 at 8:21 pm -  Reply

    Thea Green x

  317. Dawn October 28, 2013 at 8:45 pm -  Reply

    Thea Green

  318. Rebecca Hawkins October 28, 2013 at 8:45 pm -  Reply

    Thea Green

  319. Susan George October 28, 2013 at 9:09 pm -  Reply

    B) Thea Green

  320. carole salem October 28, 2013 at 9:11 pm -  Reply

    Thea Green

  321. Debbie McLean October 28, 2013 at 9:31 pm -  Reply

    Thea green is the answer!!!
    You looked great in your red frock and your hair was lovely. Fabulous show i managed to get the breast cancer pin Simon Wilson made and I wore it in Leeds last week and many people asked where it was from. Shame on the sellers on ebay trying to get £94.00 when it was sold for charity and many many people wanted to buy it for themselves to wear like me but only a small amount are sold and for those who say it’s bushiness, no it’s charity and not for greedy people to cash in, shame on them!!!!
    Well done who ever wins!!!

  322. Sara Brown October 28, 2013 at 9:46 pm -  Reply

    B) Thea Green :-)

  323. Sue Jennings October 28, 2013 at 10:01 pm -  Reply

    Hi Dearest Ali
    Firstly I must say you looked amazing on BCC night….the red dress really suited you and your hair was so elegant. What a wonderful amount of money was raised . My husband bought me the DMQ watch which has arrived and I love it . I saw you wearing yours on the Yankee Candle show yesterday.
    I am so jealous that you got to meet Vincent and Flavia, they are my favourite dancers. I was lucky enough to see them on their first tour of the country with Midnight Tango it was a brilliant show , they make it look so easy.
    it’s great to see you looking well and having a laugh with the guest presenters and I know how emotional you must have felt when Charlie mentioned Ali’s Army and look how far you have come since those days in your little cottage. Ali’s Army will never cease to be there for you and each other .
    The answer to the question by the way in Thea Green
    Take very good care Ali
    Love always
    Sue Jennings

  324. patricia blenkinsop October 28, 2013 at 11:17 pm -  Reply

    B0 Thea Green

  325. Catherine L October 29, 2013 at 2:34 am -  Reply

    Thea Green

  326. Jo October 29, 2013 at 2:54 am -  Reply

    B. Thea green!

  327. Denise Jenner October 29, 2013 at 2:59 am -  Reply

    Thea Green

  328. Katharine Rogers October 29, 2013 at 5:39 am -  Reply

    Thea Green

  329. jennifer asigno October 29, 2013 at 8:04 am -  Reply

    Thea Green

  330. Carolyne Ellis October 29, 2013 at 9:02 am -  Reply

    The answer is Thea Green

  331. Katharine Rogers October 29, 2013 at 10:23 am -  Reply

    Thea green

  332. Tanya October 29, 2013 at 10:29 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali
    Please could you enter me in the Nail Inc comp:
    Answer B: Thea Green
    P.S Your friend Jo is right – you look fab in that red dress.

  333. Alpa October 29, 2013 at 11:31 am -  Reply

    Dear Ali,
    I’ve no idea how you are able to write to each of us but thank you so much. I think almost all of me was in the scanner, although the radiographer did say I could keep my UGGS on if I liked :) Either I’m too cold or my body feels like it’s overheating! Trying not to be premature about the scan. My neurologist denies ME exists which is not good. It’s incredible that doctors can ignore scientific evidence. Although there are treatments to help, they are not available here.
    All we have here is CBT and graded exercise therapy, which simply make you more sick if you have neurological ME. I have yet to recover from being subjected to this intervention. Sometimes, I find it a bit much when doctors advocates the ‘it’s all in your head’ approach and then try and pigeonhole you into a psychiatric condition, simply because they refuse to believe that your illness is a physical condition. There are almost 6000 peer-reviewed papers by clinicians and scientists and no one wants to know. It’s crazy! Sadly, this seems to be the standard approach no matter where you are.
    Cancelled going out today. Lack of sleep and flu symptoms, both of which are normal for me! Very much hope that your implant is ok.
    Lots of Love,
    Alpa xxx

  334. Rhona Fenton October 29, 2013 at 11:45 am -  Reply

    Hi Alison, what an amazing night it was with loads off money raised yippee!! had to laugh at my colin how many times is your phone going off, I just keep sending in the money to help get that total up :) and you looked amazing Alison, loved your dress choice and hair do, Red yes is your colour you were beautiful as ever :) and going to give you into trouble now, for setting me off the tears were flying as I watched you trying to say thank you to us all, I said to colin I will have words with her for doing that, but I am sure all the rest off Ali’s army will agree we are just so glad to be here for you and help you through this, you are such an amazing lady and you have touched all our hearts bless you :) I tried to tweet you the other day forget it I can work that but my comment was about your MRI, I never got music with my MRI, I just had to lie there and sing a song away in my head now I don’t know what sounded worse the banging off the machine of my singing, well put it this way I aint no sonny walters!! now as for the QVC Christmas add I am loving it, think it’s the best one yet, and I could imagine there were a lot off laughs making that, yes getting the Christmas buzz now as I sit here with a house full off Halloween decorations, but every year I put them up colin says why are you singing Christmas carols its Halloween, then I stop myself and think so it is, then start again, what can I say am mad :) now before I go, I will try and win this nail’s inc for Rebecca:) my answer is Thea Green :) now off to decorate outside the things you do for your kids!! oh can I just ask Alison? I saw you on this morning wearing your watch beautiful, where does the lady that brings prai come from please? one minute I think shes American the next English, can you tell me please? have a lovely week, lot’s of love to you and yours from me and mine Rhona xx

  335. kerry ramsay October 29, 2013 at 12:27 pm -  Reply

    thea green xxx

  336. GAIL October 29, 2013 at 1:08 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali,
    so lovely to see all these pics from the christmas promo.
    answer B) Thea Green

  337. Helen Griffin-Ward October 29, 2013 at 1:09 pm -  Reply

    Thea Green is the answer.
    Caught Mondays shows by chance, very enjoyable.
    Helen

  338. Carole October 29, 2013 at 3:49 pm -  Reply

    b) Thea Green

  339. Wendy Renton October 29, 2013 at 4:01 pm -  Reply

    Wow! Glamorous as always Alison.
    The answer to the competition is :
    B Thea Green
    Wendy, x

  340. rebecca lewis October 29, 2013 at 4:29 pm -  Reply

    Thea Green x

  341. Sharon Kitching October 29, 2013 at 4:36 pm -  Reply

    Thea Green

  342. Barbara Corbett October 29, 2013 at 5:21 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali don’t. Know what I am doing wrong but i sent you two messages and don’t seem to have got them so I am. Trying for the last time . You looked loverly on bcc night no one would know what you have been through i hope things go well from now on . How is your arm mine go,s up and down I have to wear my sleeve all the time . Go for a check up next week so fingers crossed . Take care love Barbara x

  343. Fi Metcalfe October 29, 2013 at 5:30 pm -  Reply

    b) Thea Green

  344. Stephanie Jones October 29, 2013 at 5:35 pm -  Reply

    Thea Green

  345. Jenny Smith October 29, 2013 at 7:23 pm -  Reply

    Thea Green

  346. linda Blair October 29, 2013 at 8:28 pm -  Reply

    Thea Green

  347. Julia Collinson October 29, 2013 at 8:28 pm -  Reply

    B. Thea Green

  348. Tanya Wilsher October 29, 2013 at 8:50 pm -  Reply

    Thea Green

  349. Verity Townsend October 29, 2013 at 9:28 pm -  Reply

    b) Thea Green

  350. Meeta Patel October 29, 2013 at 9:35 pm -  Reply

    Thea Green

  351. Alexandra Polyak October 29, 2013 at 9:39 pm -  Reply

    B.Thea Green

  352. Mrs Heather Newton October 29, 2013 at 11:55 pm -  Reply

    Luv Nails Inc. Please enter me in the competition – answer b. Thea Green.

  353. Clare October 30, 2013 at 8:13 am -  Reply

    Answer (B) Thea Green :)

  354. Kay Moffat October 30, 2013 at 10:18 am -  Reply

    b) Thea Green

  355. Bernice Sapple October 30, 2013 at 12:22 pm -  Reply

    THEA GREEN

  356. Bernice Sapple October 30, 2013 at 12:24 pm -  Reply

    B) THEA GREEN

  357. .Pauline Waylen October 30, 2013 at 12:45 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali,
    B. Thea Green.

  358. Amanda Nason October 30, 2013 at 1:08 pm -  Reply

    The answer is:
    B) Thea Green

  359. Janet Clarke October 30, 2013 at 1:15 pm -  Reply

    Hi. May thanks for your great programmes.
    Thea Green was the creator of Nails Inc. Thank you

  360. max moore October 30, 2013 at 1:16 pm -  Reply

    B Thea Green

  361. Diana Skolar October 30, 2013 at 2:30 pm -  Reply

    Hello Alison
    The answer to your Nails Inc competition is: b) Thea Green.
    This is the first time I’ve posted a comment on your Blog Page and would just like to say that you’re my favourite presenter on QVC (less “hard sell” than a lot of others and “it’s such a busy show”). You’ve been so brave and an inspiration to all. Losing your beautiful hair must have caused you such heartache – I remember you doing a Ken Paves show when you had just returned after your op and putting on one of his wigs and looking absolutely wonderful in it. Now your own hair has grown back and is even more “lush” than it was before, I’d give anything to have hair like yours!! Hopefully, that episode is all in the past now and I wish you decades of good health and many more years of the best QVC presenting.
    Diana

  362. Sharon Freeman October 30, 2013 at 9:39 pm -  Reply

    B) Thea Green

  363. Vicki garrett October 30, 2013 at 10:30 pm -  Reply

    The answer iis b. Thea Green

  364. Anne Mckenzie October 30, 2013 at 10:41 pm -  Reply

    The answer is b Thea green thank u so much

  365. Jane harding October 30, 2013 at 11:19 pm -  Reply

    B.Thea Green

  366. Gail October 30, 2013 at 11:52 pm -  Reply

    Ali, will you stop making me laugh, I won’t get to sleep tonight, ha ha. Just watched you trying to remember the word ‘stake’. I think you said something like ‘Imagine saying poky sort of thing’ instead of stake in what I think you were referring to Drac films. Does that make sense to you Ali? I know what I mean and it did make me laugh especially when it was quickly followed by you describing the lighted figures as having solid bottoms!! You look gorgeous as per usual and you look so well, thank God xx. I did see the BCC programme and welled up when you welled up; wanted to hug you xx. Is Sam’s move going ahead okay? I sincerely hope it is. I noticed there was another Gail on your blog Ali, that G isn’t me, just in case you thought it was. At the moment all well with me, although I have to inject myself now with relatively new drug. OMG, I’m def not meant to get to sleep tonight, ha ha. Hilarious, Ann is wearing that singing hat, ha ha great, love it. I must get one Ali, great to wear around the supermarket at Christmas and, yes, I would actually wear it. How funny. Anyway, must go and feed me foxes. Lots of love and keep well xxx

  367. jennifer asigno October 31, 2013 at 8:13 am -  Reply

    Thea Green

  368. Mrs P.Lobjoit October 31, 2013 at 9:47 am -  Reply

    Hello Ali
    Thea Green.

  369. Lucy Dorling October 31, 2013 at 12:56 pm -  Reply

    B Thea Green

  370. Pauline Underwood October 31, 2013 at 2:30 pm -  Reply

    Thea Green founded Nails inc.

  371. missislady October 31, 2013 at 3:10 pm -  Reply

    Thea Green

  372. sally October 31, 2013 at 8:29 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B Thea Green

  373. Christine Timson November 1, 2013 at 1:10 am -  Reply

    b) Thea Green

  374. Christine Timson November 1, 2013 at 1:13 am -  Reply

    B) Thea Green

  375. JEANINE November 1, 2013 at 8:38 am -  Reply

    THEA GREEN

  376. Marie Thompson November 1, 2013 at 9:21 am -  Reply

    Thea Green

  377. sue howard November 1, 2013 at 9:33 am -  Reply

    B) Thea Green

  378. Dean November 1, 2013 at 11:58 am -  Reply

    (B) Thea Green

  379. Terri Bloomfield November 1, 2013 at 2:19 pm -  Reply

    Thea Green

  380. Elaine Jones November 1, 2013 at 6:56 pm -  Reply

    Thea green

  381. Thelma Price November 2, 2013 at 1:16 pm -  Reply

    The Answeris B – Thea Green

  382. Morag Will November 2, 2013 at 3:18 pm -  Reply

    B) Thea Green

  383. Emma Lynn June Soden November 2, 2013 at 3:21 pm -  Reply

    THEA GREEN

  384. Debbie Jeffery November 2, 2013 at 3:27 pm -  Reply

    Lovely blog :-) the answer is b, Thea Green xx

  385. Jacky November 2, 2013 at 3:43 pm -  Reply

    I’m going for Thea Green xXx

  386. Petra May November 2, 2013 at 3:51 pm -  Reply

    Thea Green

  387. Lindsey Jolliffe November 2, 2013 at 4:32 pm -  Reply

    Thea Green! Would love to win.

  388. Julie Dodds November 2, 2013 at 4:44 pm -  Reply

    B – Thea Green
    You looked fab and what a great night! Xx

  389. Karen Hunter November 2, 2013 at 4:47 pm -  Reply

    B Thea Green

  390. carla gray November 2, 2013 at 4:47 pm -  Reply

    B thea green

  391. Sue Meed November 2, 2013 at 5:27 pm -  Reply

    Thea Green

  392. Mary Morphy November 2, 2013 at 8:51 pm -  Reply

    Good Saturday evening Ali. We returned from holiday in Great Yarmouth today so first priority after seeing mum was to unpack as soon as poss and catch up on emails etc, primarily yours..think I must be number 400 so a long way to go until you get to mine…
    Oh before I forget, answer is Thea Green.
    Anyhow, so enjoyed your blog as usual. As I said previously I missed Breast Cancer Care as I took my son to a 6th form evening at the school where I work..he isn’t happy where get is, doesn’t know what he wants to do and needs a boot up the bum to keep him on track. A good visit for him though and get chose his A Level subjects in business, history and PE so he has a good base to work on. Hopefully it will give grim some focus, I hope so. He is a great boy who I love dearly and who has to work so hard..nothing seems natural to him but he perseveres which is a good thing. When he first started playing cricket get bowled with a bent arm and practised for ages in the garden to get it right..he’s a fab bowler now! So, missing the BCC show meant I went straight on the internet wgen I got home to see what was left..I ordered the kipling bag in fuschia and it has been away with me this week..a perfect purchase. I am delighted the show made so much money..my aunt died the first day of half term from secondary lung Cancer after having operative Bowel cancer, not breast cancer I know but awareness to all types and the horrible reality that these days it’s almost inescapable for everyone is now a fact of life. Her funeral is Monday and will very poignant as dad’s was only a few weeks ago. Its impossible to think that 5 Cousins would lose a parent in the space of a few weeks.
    Ali, from the pictures on your blog you looked sensational on the evening, a true shining star and please pass on my congratulations to everyone..
    So, Christmas is coming..LOVE the promo and would like to be an extra next year…looks great fun and what a fab location. Would love a family Christmas in a house like that!
    Christmas shopping trip to Milton Keynes in three weeks and we have upgraded this year from travel lodge to Premier Inn..oh yes, we know how to spoil ourselves! Mind you, thanks to QVC I have ordered my pressie from my mum in law..Gatineau , pressie from mY sister, the TSV Storm brolley and from hubby the Luz Earle Tsv and a dinky pink portable blue tooth speaker…eagerly awaiting L’occitane Xmas tsv as a pressie to myself!
    Oh goodness I have gone on and not nentioned Great Yarmouth! So a quick resume…mobile home great, kids happy, survived the storm, fantastic seafront, visited Holkham Bay.very beautiful and walked through a wonderful aromatic pine Forrest adjacent to beach, and the kids loved greyhound racing. We went as kids with mum and dad to the track at Dumpton in Ramsgate but sadly its now, albeit a good one, a garden centre. So on a freezing evening we placed our £1 bets and had a great evening. We all had a win or two and I put a fiver on a black dog in a black vest called black handbag and it won. Happy days!! Still coughing though…totally debilitating after an attack so back to doc on Wednesday. Unfortunately continuous steroids and antibiotics have made my lovely nails snap like frozen twigs being trodden on so nail envy is out!
    Have a great week. Lots a love Mary xxx

  393. Ash November 2, 2013 at 9:45 pm -  Reply

    B. Thea Green

  394. Terri Hacking November 2, 2013 at 11:26 pm -  Reply

    Thea Green

  395. Christine Speight November 3, 2013 at 12:11 am -  Reply

    b)Thea Green

  396. Linda Simms November 3, 2013 at 11:56 am -  Reply

    Thea Green

  397. angela dunne November 3, 2013 at 5:23 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali
    The answer is b)Thea Green
    Best wishes
    Angela

  398. Debs Le Sueur November 3, 2013 at 5:47 pm -  Reply

    b) Thea Green

  399. Marie Scott. November 3, 2013 at 6:55 pm -  Reply

    B) Thea Green

  400. Marie Scott. November 3, 2013 at 6:58 pm -  Reply

    b) Thea Green

  401. Marie Scott. November 3, 2013 at 7:01 pm -  Reply

    b) Thea Green

  402. Victoria Haworth November 3, 2013 at 9:55 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B, Thea a Green

  403. Alison Keenan November 3, 2013 at 11:11 pm -  Reply

    Dear Wendy, I was so very sorry to hear of your mum’s passing, and I hope that’ve pendant when it arrives will be something to associate with the happy memories, thank you for writing to me, and stay well. Love Ali xx

  404. Alison Keenan November 3, 2013 at 11:14 pm -  Reply

    Dear Linda, thank you for the compliment – Colin and I really liked the photo too, and we plan to get a print of it to replace a rather old one that’s on the mantel… Neither of us looks like that any more! I hope you’ve had a good weekend? Love Ali xx

  405. Alison Keenan November 3, 2013 at 11:17 pm -  Reply

    My dear Sue, so good to hear from you, and I am glad that you managed to share our BCC night. It was as you say a truly amazing amount of money to be raised, and I was. So glad to be able to thank you … Well as bestie could.. For all your support :) I’m sure you look great in red too! Love to you and yours, Ali xx

  406. Alison Keenan November 3, 2013 at 11:21 pm -  Reply

    My dear Shirley when I read your message, I felt so terribly sorry that you had been through so much with your husband, cared for him for so many years, but that the treatment wasn’t enough to help him…. As that time of the year approaches, I very much hope that you will have folk around you who love and understand how you feel… Thank you for your generous spirit and kind words, and for taking the time to think of me when dealing with your sad loss… Sending you my love, Ali xx

  407. alison keenan November 4, 2013 at 10:10 pm -  Reply

    Well now that the competition is closed I still have to thank Katie Kirk, Sandra Roberts,Helen, Helen McKinley, Eleanor Moore, Dawn, Rebecca Hawkins, Susan George, Carole Salem, Sara Brown, Patricia Blenkinsop, Catherine L, Jo, Denise Jenner, Katharine Rogers, Jennifer Asigno, Carolyne Ellis and Tanya. All correct entries will have been safely put into the draw and I will be announcing them in my next blog this week – watch this space and thank you for entering :) Love Ali x

  408. alison keenan November 4, 2013 at 10:12 pm -  Reply

    Debbie, I was shocked when I read your comment about the Butler and Wilson Breast Cancer Care brooches… Some folk have no conscience, and I know that Simon himself would be very upset… Takes all sorts to make a world they say.. Thanks for entering the competition, love Ali xx

  409. alison keenan November 4, 2013 at 10:17 pm -  Reply

    Dear Sue, how lovely that your husband bought you the Diamonique watch I chose when I was in Basal – my sister loves it too, so it’s on her Christmas list :) Thank you for your kind words about Ali’s Army.. so strange that you mentioned my little cottage, because that’s exactly what I was thinking when I was saying thank you to you all… they were long days and nights, and you kept me going. Hope you like I are enjoying Strictly, although I also miss Vincent and Flavia!!! Good luck in the competition, and do keep in touch, love Ali xx

  410. alison keenan November 4, 2013 at 10:21 pm -  Reply

    Hello there Alpa, and sorry that I’ve been absent from the blog, but was away in Wales where there was no signal! Then on to my mums and sister’s were it almost as bad, so not easy to go online and reply. My implant mercifully wasn’t ruptured, and I very much hope that your flu like symptoms have abated and you are feeling a little less worse, as my Uncle Ian used to say :) So sorry that your continuing search for understanding is coming across this many closed doors… Very unfair, and upsetting. Do take care and keep in touch with those of us here, love Ali xx

  411. alison keenan November 4, 2013 at 10:27 pm -  Reply

    Hey there Rhona and thank you for your sweet message :) Bless you for getting emotional along with me! Charlie is such a dear, and knows me very well, so it was a bit tricky trying to hold it together – he on the other hand did an amazing job – clearly the professional :) I hope you’ve managed to clear away your Halloween decorations, and are now waiting patiently for Christmas?? In answer to your question – Cathy Kangas is actually English but lives in America. I hope you had a good weekend – I was in Wales and then Hampshire, all very enjoyable. Take care and keep your eyes peeled for the winner in my next blog :) Love to all, Ali x

  412. alison keenan November 4, 2013 at 10:29 pm -  Reply

    …the list continues to grow! Wonderful that so many of you have entered the competition, and I thank you – Gail, Helen Griffin-Ward, Carole, Wendy Renton, Rebecca Lewis, Barbara Corbett, Fi Metcalfe, Stephanie Jones, Jenny Smith, Linda Blair, Julia Collinson, Verity Townsend, Tanya Wilsher, Meeta patel, Alexandra Polyak, Heather Newton, Clare and Kay Moffat xxxx

  413. alison keenan November 4, 2013 at 10:30 pm -  Reply

    Also…..Bernice Sapple, Pauline Waylen, Amanda Nason, Janet Clarke, Max Moore, Sharon Freeman, Vicki Garrett, Anne McKenzie and Jane Harding! Thank you – love Ali xx

  414. alison keenan November 4, 2013 at 10:35 pm -  Reply

    Dear Diane, I am very flattered that mine is the first blog that you’ve taken time out to write to, and also by your kind words – thank you! I also remember the Ken Paves Show when I had hardly any hair, and put on that fabulous wig – loved it! I have been incredibly lucky with my ‘new hair’, as it is definitely thicker than before. I hope also that the last two years are now firmly behind me, and I wish you many years of good health and happiness ahead. Love Ali xx

  415. alison keenan November 4, 2013 at 10:49 pm -  Reply

    Girls, all correct answers will go into the draw and we should have a winner by Thursday! Thank you Sharon Freeman, Vicki Garrett, Anne McKenzie, Jane Harding, Mrs P Lobjot, Lucy Dorling, Pauline Underwood, Missilady, Sally, Christine Timson, Jeanine, Marie Thompson, Sue Howard, Dean, Terri Bloomfield, Elaine Jones and Thelma Price Love Ali xxx

  416. alison keenan November 4, 2013 at 10:53 pm -  Reply

    Thanks also to Thelma Price, Morag Will, Emma Lynn June Soden, Debbie Jeffrey, Jacky, Petra May, Lindsey Joliffe, Julie Dodds, Karen Hunter, Carla Grey and Sue Meed. Love Ali xx

  417. alison keenan November 4, 2013 at 11:07 pm -  Reply

    Hi Mary, lovely to hear from you, and I am so sorry that you will have had to attend a funeral today…so hard this soon after your Dad, but I hope that the sun shone and warmed your soul…I remember you saying that you couldn’t watch BCC as your had parents evening, but was sorry to hear that your son isn’t very happy..it isn’t easy for them and I remember my boys found it all a bit of a struggle too at that age. It does get easier though, so just stick with it, and keep being the brilliant mum you are and all will be well :) I cannot believe your sojourn to MK is almost here – delighted that you have upgraded – Lenny Henry would be thrilled! Having just returned from Wales I am glad that you too had fun with your coastal adventures, although I’m not sure those sea breezes will have helped your cough! Good luck at the docs on Wednesday, and feel better soon, love Ali xx

  418. alison keenan November 4, 2013 at 11:09 pm -  Reply

    Well, the final few of you for my dear editor to add to the Draw! Thanks to Ash, Terri Hacking, Christine Speight, Linda Simms, Angela Dunne, Debs Le Seur, Marie Scott, Victoria Halworth. GOOD LUCK! Love Ali xx

  419. martin forbes bucksburn aberdeen watching via sky tv November 5, 2013 at 5:40 pm -  Reply

    hi alison hope you and thev family are well iam nae bad
    on holidfay on thursday for 1week looking forward to being lazy and having arelaxing holiday

  420. JP Harris November 7, 2013 at 3:09 pm -  Reply

    B. Thea Green

  421. Mrs Jacqui Hand February 21, 2014 at 6:51 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison, I was wondering if there were any plans to design a piece of jewellery for the breast cancer day to remember and celebrate Amica.s life. I purchased your I hope pendent and it was really successful as not only is it a beautiful piece it also has a strong personal meaning as we have all followed your battle and have been inspired by your strength.
    Amica was a ray of sunshine when she appeared on various shows so maybe a piece of jewellery to reflect this would be a lovely gesture and I know that it would be as popular as your pendent, and would help raise funds for this amazing charity.
    Hope you are enjoying being back on air.
    Take care love Jacqui XX

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