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Be part of ‘Magical March’!

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Hi there! How are you? Hope all is well, and thank you as ever for looking at my blog and posting your comments – I love reading them and replying here, as I just can’t keep up with all the messages on Facebook and Twitter!

So, it’s here, MARCH – surely the time where we start slowly turning the corner towards spring. I decided after last year’s success of ‘Mindful March‘, this year I am focusing on ‘Magical March‘ and again I want you to be part of it! I invite you every night before you go to sleep, to write down (or tap in your phone!) three magical things that happened to you that day. They don’t have to be major things, for example my three yesterday were:

1 – Waking up at 6am to daylight instead of darkness

2 – Having a wonderful, supportive chat with Marv over breakfast in the dressing room (I’ve included a pic of us hosting the morning show together; we always have such fun!)

3 – A special moment with my scheduler Nat at QVC, where she gave me some really good advice

All these moments were magical in their own little way. Post comments of some of your ‘Magical March‘ moments so far – three would be great!

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In other news I had a lovely walk with one of my best friends in Hyde Park the other day. The cherry blossom in bloom is so stunning; I had to have a pic taken with it!

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On a different note, I cannot recommend Josie Maran’s Argan Oil highly enough – I have had some kind of reaction on the skin around my eyes. Not sure what caused it, but for the moment I am just using Josie’s Argan Oil on the area (on the advice of Ali Young!) and it’s really helping the skin to heal – miraculous stuff!

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This picture in the pub is a recent Ibiza reunion that took place in my local, it was so great to see the gang again we had so much fun. As a group we are all so different and just all get on so well – it’s wonderful.

I had a real giggle when driving through London the other day as who should pull up next to me but Ms. Kelly Hoppen (well one of her vans anyway). I smiled to myself thinking, “That must be the only taupe delivery van in London!”  I got told off by Yankee Candle fans for not having a Yankee Car Jar handing from the mirror, but I do like Mr Sunshine and I have the Yankee vent sticks, currently in black cherry. Yum!!

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And finally, you can see me sporting the new Fitbit! Myself, Anne and Claire have been chosen to try this device out. Its a way of tracking your steps, measuring your heart rate and even monitoring your sleep.  It’s just like wearing a watch and is so comfortable. If this spring you are looking to start improving your health and wellbeing I reckon it is a brilliant helping hand. I will let you know how I get on with it in my next blog and on Twitter.

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Until then, have a great week and remember to note the three magical things that have happened throughout the day and then post some of them on here to share with us all!

Much love, as always

Craig

xx

26 Comments

  1. Emily Curtis March 4, 2015 at 11:47 am -  Reply

    Lovely blog Craig the blossom in Hyde park looks delightful it makes me want to get outside a do some gardening but I cant any longer as I’ve been left disabled due to illnesses your magical march idea is great I hope lots of people take note I’ve been doing this since the first of January writing down all the good things and bad no matter how small and the following day I add a little note to say how I dealt with my comments if any were bad it does really help for example yesterday evening I had an ultrasound on my bladder after surgery hasn’t worked and the Dr doing the scan said she’ll send the report to the urology department but to her it looks like I’ll need to learn how to self catheterize everytime I need to pee!!! This possibility filled me with dread last night but this morning I woke up and put down in my diary I can do it if I have to I’m still alive after being given a 5% chance of survival in December 2011 after being in a coma and having major surgery’s where I died four times in theatre so if I have to learn something else new so be it but to cheer myself up I ordered the bare minerals tsv last night as a treat to myself for staying positive that’s what I like about you Craig your always smiling

  2. Jeremy JamesHulme March 4, 2015 at 6:59 pm -  Reply

    Hiya Craig – Well i agree with Emily above that the cherry blossom pic look’s lovely,you look so cute & cosy in your hat. I have a blossom tree in the garden & can’t wait to see it bloom,it’s been a long winter. The cold doesn’t help with my M.E/cfs.

    Enjoyed the blog thank you,i’m intrigued by both the argan oil & the fitbit, i have to have Liz Earle eyebright in the fridge at all times lol,although it’s not a moisturiser as such.
    I follow you on twitter by the way i’m _JayJ_ME
    Takecare dude.

  3. Liz March 4, 2015 at 10:36 pm -  Reply

    Hi Craig. My mum and I always enjoy watching you. Was interested to see you live in our local area. Are you settling in well? It’s a great place to live and hope you’re enjoying the local delicacies e.g. pie and mash! Will say hello if we ever see you around.

    All the best

    Liz

  4. theresa March 5, 2015 at 12:18 am -  Reply

    Loved reading your blog, my three magical things were having dinner with my son, daughter-in-law and her mum before we went to the men arena manchester to see my grandaughter singing in the one voice choir which had 7200 children in it from various schools it was amazing, seeing the smile on my daughter-in-laws face because she made it down the steps (she has ms) and giving a lady i’d never met the money she was short to pay for goods as people were complaining in case she put things back. Look forward to reading your next blog take care

  5. Karen March 5, 2015 at 4:49 pm -  Reply

    magical moments: a spring walk with my Mum and Dad, My Mum feeling happier after being quite down, Yoga lesson :)xx

  6. Amy Dwyer March 6, 2015 at 6:04 pm -  Reply

    Hi Craig!

    I love reading your blog you always have such a positive outlook on life! My magical things today have been:

    1 – waking up to blue skies
    2 – Feeling blessed to have such wonderful friends
    3 – (as a fellow Virgo you may like this one) clearing three quarters of my work to do list! I know in two days it will be double that, but right now it is looking good!

    My mum bought the Everlast exerciser that was on the morning show and she is loving it…..well in a “it is tiring, but in a good I am doing something” way, she is 59 and says that she can already see an improvement! Plus it keeps the house clutter free which she likes….I think that may have been a dig at my cross trainer which was more frequently use as a clothes drier! :)

    Hope you continue to have a truly magical march and look forward to your next post!

    Amyx

  7. Craig Rowe March 7, 2015 at 11:46 am -  Reply

    Hi Emily! Thank you for your lovely message. Sorry for the delay, had a busy few days. I really enjoyed your message and it made me feel quite emotional. I’m so happy that you’ve pulled through your very difficult times and with your strength and positivity you will live a beautiful life. I absolutely love that you’ve been writing daily positive comments since January! That’s amazing! We can all learn a lesson from you. If you wouldn’t mind could you email me your address to: Craig@craigrowe.net. I’d love to send you a little card. Take care and stay in touch. Craig x

  8. Craig Rowe March 7, 2015 at 11:57 am -  Reply

    Hi Jeremy! Thanks for your message. Yes blossom trees are lovely aren’t they. Thanks about my hat :-). It’s very cosy and my favourite. I hope we get some good weather soon. Make life a lot easier for you.

    I must say the Argan Oil is amazing. It’s done wonders for my eye problem. I also keep my eye creams in the fridge! Keeps them lovely and cool. Look out for my next blog as I’ll be talking more about the fitbit and what I think of it.

    I’ll keep a look out for you on Twitter! Only really get to reply to messages on here though so it’ll be great to hear from you on my next blog. Have a great week.

    Craig

  9. Carole March 8, 2015 at 2:13 pm -  Reply

    Hi Craig
    Magical moments for me the sun shining and being able to get out in the garden, meeting up with friends for coffee and cake and lots of female chat! I love reading your blogs they are always interesting, your photos of your lovely nieces and your mum. I loved your photo of you driving in your car when you saw a Kelly Hoppen van, I believe its a Smart car, love to know how you are getting on with it, if you are ever in the Warwick area love to have a test drive! Hope to see you on screen soon, with Rosa from Yankee one of my fav shows ( with my fav male presenter of course ). Regards Carole x

  10. Craig Rowe March 8, 2015 at 7:55 pm -  Reply

    Hey Liz! Thanks 4 ur message. Lovely to hear that you and your mum enjoy my shows :-).

    Yeah it was fab! Loving my new home town and settling in well. Haven’t tried the Pie and Mash but defo will! Yeah look out for me, it would be great to see you! Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Take care

    Craig

  11. Craig Rowe March 8, 2015 at 8:04 pm -  Reply

    Hi Theresa,

    Thank you for your lovely message and I really loved your 3 magical things! It must of been amazing watching your daughter-in-law coming down those stairs! Plus how lovely of you to help the person in the queue. Some people wouldn’t dream of doing that.

    Will be great to hear from you again and hope you enjoy my next blog.

    Take care

    Craig x

  12. Craig Rowe March 8, 2015 at 8:07 pm -  Reply

    Hi Karen! How are you? Lovely to hear from you. I love your 3 magical moments! Very positive and lovely to read. Nice to hear your mum is feeling more happy and enjoying lovely spring walks. The yoga sounds great!

    Hope to hear from you on my next blog.

    Take care

    Craig xx

  13. Ellie Mitchell March 8, 2015 at 8:31 pm -  Reply

    Hi Craig! Love your blog as usual! My 3 magical moments for today was 1. Seeing my 2 girls sat together all cosy looking at something, seeing old friends with their lovely children, seeing my mother in law smile when we arrived to see her.

    Hope you’re well and look forward to your next blog.

    Ellie xx

  14. Craig Rowe March 8, 2015 at 8:33 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ellie! Thanks for your message and I love your 3 magical moments! They are really lovely. Sounds like you had a lovely day.

    Look forward to hearing from you on my next blog.

    Craig x

  15. Stephen Mitchell March 8, 2015 at 8:37 pm -  Reply

    Hi Craig! How are you? My 3 magical moments of this weekend are seeing my best mate, my girls having fun and taking my mum to harvester for dinner as she’s been unwell and not been out socially since last summer.

    Great blog! Its surprising how doing an exercise like this makes you realise how good life can be.

    Steve

  16. Craig Rowe March 8, 2015 at 8:40 pm -  Reply

    Hey Steve! Cheers for your 3 magical moments for the weekend. Sounds like you had a good one. Totally agree and that’s why i did this. It’s so easy to miss these positive wonderful moments in life and to focus on the negative stuff. I find it really helps to do this daily. Give it a try! Stay in touch.

    Craig

  17. Craig Rowe March 9, 2015 at 9:28 pm -  Reply

    Hey Amy! Great to hear from you again! Loving your 3 magical moments! Laughed at number 3 as you definitely sounds similar to me! I always have my to do lists and love ticking bits off lol. We Virgos! Lol. Great to hear your mum is enjoying her Everlast Exerciser! It is fab and definitely a great space saver! I remember my sister had an exercise bike in her room and that turned into a clothes horse! Lol.

    Really great to hear from you. Hope you enjoy the next blog!

    Take care

    Craig xx

  18. Craig Rowe March 9, 2015 at 9:55 pm -  Reply

    Hi Carole. Really great to hear from you again. Loved your 3 magical moments. The coffee, cake and chat with the girls must of been great. So nice to hear you enjoy the blogs and all the pics.

    Yes it’s a smart car. Really love it as it’s perfect for busy London.

    Yeah I’ll have to let you know is I’m ever in Warwick!

    Hope you enjoy my upcoming shows and my next blog.

    Take care

    Craig x

  19. Joan gilmore March 10, 2015 at 1:10 pm -  Reply

    Hi Craig,love your photos. You,ve helped me a lot as I started going onto YouTube to listen to Laura Waldman. (Sorry if I’ve got her name wrong) and she,s made me a much more happier and positive person. Also my magical moments are having my Grandson for tea yesterday, enjoying the beautiful weather, also will be visiting my son tomorrow, I know these are happening on different days , but these are the things that make me happy. Look forward to more photos ,love London and love your happy outlook on life.take careX

  20. Craig Rowe March 10, 2015 at 10:51 pm -  Reply

    Hi Joan!

    Thanks for your message! It was lovely to read. Glad you are finding Laura Waldman helpful. She’s brilliant isn’t she?

    Loved your 3 magical moments. It’s lovely to really appreciate these wonderful moments in life, especially with family.

    I’ll defo continue to take nice pics of London when I’m out and about so keep a look out!

    Thanks for your kinds words and stay in touch.

    Take care

    Craig x

  21. Donna Williams March 13, 2015 at 4:56 pm -  Reply

    Great blog as usual Craig. You always have such interesting and inspiring information to share.

    I have taken on board your suggestions for Magical March and will too make a list daily, as it is a very positive thing to do.

    Looking forward to seeing and hearing your results regarding Fitbit, as I am really interested in purchasing one.

    Happy March to you and looking forward to your next blog.

  22. Lucy March 13, 2015 at 8:53 pm -  Reply

    The Fitbit looks interesting, when will it be on air and is it a TSV?

  23. Penni Rowe March 14, 2015 at 1:43 am -  Reply

    Hello Craig, how are you? I loved your blog and you always have great photos, can’t believe the blossom is out already wow spring has most certainly sprung. Hope your settling into your new place making it into a home, your home. My 3 magical things today are being greeted by my 2 doggies first thing in the morning when I’m really tired and can’t be bothered, they’re love and positive energy always puts a massive smile on my face. Having tea with my dear little dad and finding out Paul has won 50 pounds at work hurrah lol. Weekend to look forward to hope your’s is the best ever hugs and hugs Penni xx

  24. Vanessa Maxim March 14, 2015 at 1:37 pm -  Reply

    Hi Craig, been out this morning collecting for Marie Curie Cancer, plus meeting 3 lovely ladies who thanked me for doing this and they told me their truly inspirational stories.

  25. Joan March 14, 2015 at 2:25 pm -  Reply

    Hi Craig hope you’re having a nice day, my three magical things today are quite selfish really, first been to the fabric shop and bought some lovely fabric ( no idea what I’m,e going to make with it yet, ) second watching my husband getting on with the deco rating, and third going to have a lovely meal tonight. Have a lovely weekend.X

  26. patriciaann March 15, 2015 at 11:44 am -  Reply

    Hi craig my three things are
    1.wakeing each morning no matter the weather
    2.haveing family who have been
    So supportive
    3.thankful for just every day things
    Even weeds in the garder haha
    Survived cancer twice in remission and yes very very blessed

    Love watching you craig your smile is a ray of sunshine and the way you presents your shows are fabulous. Thanks for being such a wonderful heartwarming person have followed you from when you was applying for the first time on qvc glad you won i was one of many that voted. Xxxx

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