Remember summer!



Hello, hope your new year has got off to a cracking start (flying by this month already isn't it!)

The weather has been so cold and dreary that I thought I'd pop up a snapshot of a summer photo I took last year, on my blog this week. Blue skies and warm sunshine with a sea breeze! Delicious!

The photo was taken in Portland in Dorset when I spent a few days there last year.

At Portland Bill, of course, is the world famous lighthouse and near by is the Lobster Pot which serves wonderful food (including their homemade, out of this world, scones!)

I seem to recall our summer not lasting too long last year, fingers crossed we'll have many days of glorious, warm sunshine in the not too distant future.

So, we're into January already. Many of us choose to get fit and healthy in the New Year. Well, I went to the gym for the first time in several weeks on Wednesday. I'll let you know if I keep up the momentum. I'm planning to go at least three times a week! I also played squash this week with my son. He received a new racket for Christmas and was itching to try it out.

Unfortunately during our game, the skies opened and torrential rain fell, and was so heavy, that water began to leak onto the squash court! Not before he thrashed me three games to two though :-( 

When my children were very young I used to give them a chance and a bit of a head start when playing sport. Not anymore though, he doesn't need it! I just wish he'd give me a bit of a head start!

Better dash as I'm on air shortly and I'm feeling a little peckish! All that training at the gym has made me hungry!

Take care and see you soon

Charlie x


  1. Christine January 6, 2012 at 10:23 pm -  Reply

    Hi Charlie, it’s lovely to see a photo of summer! Roll on spring and summer! Yes weather has been awful, strong winds and heavy rain, I hope it improves soon. Yes I too love the Two Ronnies and the four candles scene which is very funny. I have been busy with QVC, not only did I get the Northern Nights bedding I also got the TSV of the fleece set in heather! Received it today, looks and feels lovely, have you tried the fleece bedding yet? I am looking forward to midnight for the TSV of Elemis! I love Elemis products, such gorgeous smells. Well cheerio for now, Christine xx

  2. Rebecca Leigh January 8, 2012 at 8:03 pm -  Reply

    I know what you mean about summer roll on the summer! :-). I am also looking forward to the Charlie Bears to be on air again as I am after Parsnip and Sprout. I am already on the waiting list for Parsnip its just Sprout.
    I think this year will fly by as well. (like you said its already flying by).
    Happy New year to you Charlie and love your presenting.

  3. charlie brook January 11, 2012 at 2:22 pm -  Reply

    Hello Christine,
    Wow, you have been ordering non stop with QVC! I too love Elemis, such a beautiful range. I haven’t tried the fleece set yet, one day soon, I hope!
    take cae

  4. charlie brook January 11, 2012 at 2:24 pm -  Reply

    Hello Rebecca, thanks for getting in touch.
    Thank you for your kind comment. Charlie Bears will be back on air soon…. we’re counting down the days!
    take care

  5. lorraine preece January 29, 2012 at 5:42 pm -  Reply

    What a fab picture of my favorite place too,I tried to text you a message when you said you had just come back from portland,but I think the gremlins were at work!You are so right the lobster pot does the best scones IN THE WORLD !! Was there for a fix between christmas and new year,am counting the weeks until we are back in glorious dorset,8 weeks 5 days.We are lucky to have 10 weeks a year
    in our caravan, and wouldn’t go any where else,even my teenage son loves it so it must be good. May see you there one day xx.
    All the best, in the land locked west midlands.

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