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New house update, party pics & Happy Xmas!!



How are you? Hope you are well and managing to keep a little bit of sanity at this exciting but crazy time of the year!

I am doing really well. Thank you SOO much for all your kind wishes for me in my new place. I must admit moving day was a joy but the week before was rather stressful. Since moving in I feel rather out of sorts as its all new and unfamiliar, but of course I understand it’s just a matter of time. I have had some great time with friends in the area already and have also joined a yoga studio just up the road from my new place, so it feels like I am starting to put down roots. Hope you like the pics of my new local area, any guesses what my favourite building in London is?!

The Shard


There have been some lovely Christmas gatherings recently. Here is a pic of my dear friend and colleague Catherine at the QVC Christmas party – it was a great night! Have you been to any pre-Christmas get-togethers?

Christmas Party

How’s your Christmas tree looking? I am yet to put mine up! I am rather late because I am still living among so many boxes, not really had any good stretches of time to actually unpack. Eek! I did help my friend Emma decorate hers though on Saturday night – we had Prosecco and Christmas songs on; it was such fun!

Christmas Tree

Talking of Christmas music, have you heard Justine Balmer’s version of “O Holy Night’? It’s released on iTunes and you will know Justine as a guest presenter on QVC. I am so proud of her and she is going to be so successful next year – watch this space! If you like her style of music she is definitely worth following on twitter: @justinebalmer

Justine Balmer

Finally, I just wanted to say thank you all so much for your love and support over this year. I feel so blessed that we all feel like a big family. A special thanks to Sharon Harvey for all the work she does on the “Back To You’ group with Debbie Flint and for sending me a lovely owl! Twit-twoo!

So, have a wonderful Christmas everyone and I will be sure to let you know what I get up to in my next blog…

Feel free to leave a comment and perhaps a special message for a loved on that I can then read out over Christmas when I am on QVC

Much love,

Craig xx

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  1. Sue Stewart December 16, 2014 at 6:06 pm -  Reply

    Hi Craig I hope you settle into your new home really quickly. I wish you a very Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year. I have really enjoyed your shows this year and great chatting with you on Back to You.

  2. Claire December 17, 2014 at 8:00 am -  Reply

    Great to see your move went well. Have a gr8 Xmas

  3. Caryl December 17, 2014 at 8:42 am -  Reply

    Get burning those Yankee Candle’s Craig, that will make the new place feel like home.

  4. Lynne Sneddon December 17, 2014 at 9:29 pm -  Reply

    Hi Craig, Have a fabulous Christmas in your new home. Keep the Yankee Candles fragrances going and you’ll soon feel settled in there. Hope Santa delivers all the gifts that you wish for. I will be burning Candy Cane Lane over Christmas as of Friday afternoon when the kids break up for the holidays.

    Merry Christmas

  5. Sharon December 18, 2014 at 4:36 am -  Reply

    Awwww Craig

  6. Debbie December 18, 2014 at 2:20 pm -  Reply

    Youre New home will be gorgeous craig just like you really hope you have a Merry christmas and be with all those that you love always try to stay happy healthy and positive as you can youre viewers adore you craig looking forward to youre wonderful shows in 2015 x

  7. ppatriciaann December 18, 2014 at 6:01 pm -  Reply

    Hi craig glad you are makeing new friends its never easy when you move but your such a grate personality you will, get on anywhere.hope you are with family xmas too.i alway tune in when you are on as you do explain products without being over powering merry xmas xxxx

  8. Julie December 18, 2014 at 8:21 pm -  Reply

    Wishing you Good luck Craig in your new place. I always enjoy reading your blogs and watching QVC when you’re presenting (especially when dancing!)
    Hope you have a fabulous Christmas! Xxx

  9. Jackie cartwright December 19, 2014 at 5:06 am -  Reply

    Just getting back into reading presenters blogs again . Been so busy with Xmas . How exciting to see you have moved. Hope your settling in ok. Wishing you a very Merry Xmas in your new home. Xxx

  10. Bammie December 19, 2014 at 11:19 am -  Reply

    Special Christmas wishes and blessings to you and yours Craig, especially your mum, sister and niece. Thank you for your lovely shows over the year, which I’ve really enjoyed. Take care. Bammiex

  11. Christine Collins December 19, 2014 at 8:25 pm -  Reply

    Seems like your move was the right thing for you then Craig. So pleased to hear you’re doing so well on all accounts. Wishing you & yours a very merry Christmas & happy New Year. My husband Iain & I will be at our daughter Shirley,son-in-law Colin’s & am sure we’ll be well entertained by grand children, Lucy 16, Callum 15 & Polly 10 on Christmas Day. We’ll be back there to bring in the New Year as Callum plays the bagpipes, Polly & he also play guitar & Lucy the violin (fiddle). So it will be a right hooly.
    Yours aye
    Christine xx

  12. Craig Rowe December 22, 2014 at 12:41 pm -  Reply

    Hi Sue! Thanks so much for your comment. I’m finally getting there now, just doing things bit by bit. Glad you are enjoying the shows and it was really great chatting to you too!

    Merry Christmas to you and hope you have a fab one!

    Craig x

  13. Craig Rowe December 22, 2014 at 12:42 pm -  Reply

    Hello Claire!

    Thanks for your comment. Yes its all going great thanks. Hope you have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Stay in Touch.

    Craig x

  14. Craig Rowe December 22, 2014 at 12:43 pm -  Reply

    Hi Caryl,

    Thanks for your message. What a lovely name by the way!

    Yes, I’ve already had one or two of my favourites burning and it definitely makes me feel more at home.

    Thanks and have a great Christmas.

    Craig x

  15. Craig Rowe December 22, 2014 at 12:45 pm -  Reply

    Hiya Lynne,

    How are you? Nice to hear from you. Thank so much, got my Yankee Candles at the ready and have already burned a couple. Thank you for your kind words. Mmmm I absolutely love Candy Cane Lane! Smells amazing.

    Hope you and the family enjoy the holidays and have a great New Year! Look out for my future blogs and let me know on there how your Xmas went.

    Take Care

    Craig x

  16. Craig Rowe December 22, 2014 at 12:47 pm -  Reply

    Hello Patricia,

    Thanks for your lovely message and yes its pretty daunting being somewhere new, but its getting better each day and I know I’m going to love it here. Lovely to hear you enjoy my shows, thats really great feedback.

    Have a fantastic Christmas and I’d love to hear from you in the New Year!

    Craig x

  17. Craig Rowe December 22, 2014 at 12:48 pm -  Reply

    Hi Julie!

    Thanks for your message. Hope you’re well. Great to hear you enjoy my blogs and watching me on QVC. Its even better to hear you appreciate my amazing dance moves! ha ha!

    Thanks so much and hope you have an amazing Christmas.

    Craig x

  18. Craig Rowe December 22, 2014 at 12:50 pm -  Reply

    Hi Jackie!

    Welcome back to the blogs and thanks so much for leaving me a message, it was lovely to hear from you. I’m settling in well thanks. Hope you have a great Christmas and stay in touch.

    Craig x

  19. Craig Rowe December 22, 2014 at 1:33 pm -  Reply

    Hey Bammie!

    How are you? Great to hear from you! Thanks I’ll pass the message onto my Mum, Sister and Nieces. Lovely to hear you enjoy the shows. Have a great Christmas and stay in touch.

    Craig x

  20. Craig Rowe December 22, 2014 at 1:37 pm -  Reply

    Hi Christine,

    Thanks for you message, that is really lovely of you! Thanks, hope you have a great Christmass too! it sounds fantastic and your grandchildren sound amazing. The Bagpipes! Wow!

    You’re definitely in for a great Christmas and New Year. Please come on my next blog in the New Year and let mek now how it all went!

    Take Care

    Craig x

  21. Linda December 22, 2014 at 2:30 pm -  Reply

    Tried to tweet you to answer a question on air, but for some reason you have blocked me !! What a chutzpah (its a yiddish word) !!

  22. Craig Rowe December 23, 2014 at 10:33 am -  Reply

    Hi Linda! Oh no! That’s not good, I have no idea whats happened there. I’ll have a look and check.


    Craig x

  23. beverley December 31, 2014 at 5:22 pm -  Reply

    Hi Craig ,
    Just wanted to wish you all the love and happiness possible in your new home xxxx
    Be happy!!!

  24. Craig Rowe January 5, 2015 at 2:14 pm -  Reply

    Hi Beverley! Happy New Year to you! Thanks so much, starting to settle in now and really loving it there.

    Thanks and stay in touch.

    Craig x

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