I have had a great couple of weeks, busy as usual and finding it hard to believe we are already halfway through April, where does the time go?
Have you noticed I have been doing more beauty shows on QVC lately? Over the last couple of weeks I have had shows with Decleor, Lulu, Judith Williams and Liz Earle. I have a real passion for skincare and I expressed an interest in doing these shows a while back. I have learned so much from talking and watching the other presenters, especially from Ali Young and that, combined with my own research and curiosity, has meant I can bring that passion to shows.
Thank you so much for the kind messages saying how much you enjoy me doing beauty shows, and I just wanted to let you know I have my own 'Craig Loves' beauty show on Sunday 16th June so put it in your diary – I had to supply a list of my favourite beauty products to the buyers a while ago, goodness knows how we will fit it all into one show, haha!!
If you haven't seen me presenting beauty, there are plenty of clips on Youtube, here is one of me talking about skincare with Will Gowing:
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Last weekend I was away in Dorset staying in a log cabin. I was there with the Raines, my extended family, and we had a fantastic time. We were celebrating Val & Malcolm's Golden Wedding Anniversary so there was lots of fun, laughter, memories and champagne to be shared! We also took a trip to Monkey World and played mini-golf in Sandbanks overlooking the ocean. Weather was a little arctic at times but as always we had fun. In the photo you can see a picture of milk in a local shop that made me smile for obvious reasons!!
Finally, I did my first 'Therapaws' visit on Wednesday, this is a program organised by the Mayhew Animal Rescue Centre (themayhew.org) that is local to me whereby volunteers take a friendly dog, cuddly kittens or adorable bunny rabbits to a local nursing home or hospice. I am not a fully fledged volunteer yet but this was a chance for me to go and take part in a visit. I really enjoyed it, I loved meeting the residents and staff of the nursing home, my role involved generally chatting and also holding the rabbits close enough for residents to see their big bright eyes and stroke their lovely soft fur. No photos to show you but I promise I will take some soon.
Ok, as always, it's time for my 3 things:
HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK: sitting on the balcony of the lodge in Dorset for the 1 hour of sunshine we did have, sipping a glass of bubbly and munching on a lentil pate sandwich, yum!
FAVOURITE PRODUCT OF THE WEEK: Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish, since doing the show I have been reminded what a fab product this is and starting to use it again – it has really given my skin a wake up call!
HAPPY THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK: I was chatting to a friend in France last night on my landline phone and it made me realise how special it was to actually sit down and talk properly, not on a mobile running around half doing something else or by text or email but really listening and enjoying a proper catch up.
As always, I would love to know yours!!