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Alison and JackBy the time you read this I will be on the starting blocks waiting to get back to you on Friday for Jewellery Day! I can't believe it's been a month since I was last at QVC and you know I've missed you :)

Soooooo, to celebrate the day I have the most fabulous prize up for grabs in a competition I'll be setting at the end of the blog. Handmade Bibi Bijoux jewellery from a collection designed exclusively for you, worth £159! It is beautiful! More on that later…

Firstly, I want to thank all those of you who've kept me going over the last few weeks or more with your lovely comments. I do so enjoy keeping in touch with you this way, and it's been a real boost particularly when I've been feeling a bit down, which chest infections have a nasty habit of making you feel :) Mind you, reading all about your lives and some of the incredibly difficult situations you are having to deal with makes me feel humble, and very grateful for my lot.  I hope that this kind of sharing is as beneficial to you as it is to me, Ali's Army is a force to be reckoned with :)


Jack as a boyI would also like to thank everyone who contributed so generously to Lucy's Cancer Research Dryathalon – she broke her month long abstinence with us last Sunday to celebrate Jack's 21st birthday :). Yes, can you believe my boy is 21? No, neither could I!

It's funny as a mum, how clearly you remember everything about their birth and those early years, when nowadays I struggle to even remember where I parked the car! I'm sure I've mentioned that Jack was the largest of my three weighing in at a bonny 10lbs two and a half ounces! He was two weeks late though, and when my waters finally went the midwife had to don a life vest! :)

We ended up with an emergency cesarean delivery, but he was a beautiful baby and well worth the wait – Lucy and Sam loved him on sight, and were always incredibly helpful when he was little. This is Jack at nursery school - four years old – and one of my favourite pictures of him :) 

Jack and co Go KartingAs he's currently working six days a week, he didn't want a party, so we plumped for Go Karting, and then Nando's for lunch – his favourite food. Lucy and Simon came to celebrate with us, as did my dear friend Jo, who is his Godmother. Sadly Sam wasn't able to make it, but did see Jack that evening, so all was well.

The Go Karting was indoors, the competition fierce, and the driving pretty dodgy at times! Colin's kart kept konking out, but he made up his time, and Simon and Jack drove like demons! Jo and I were glad we were on the sidelines and not on the track, although once I'm completely mended, I may well feel the need to take to the tarmac and see if I can beat their times! :)

Jack's birthday cakeOf course a birthday party wouldn't be complete without a cake and so, having decided it was to be a Victoria sandwich and not chocolate cake, I set about putting it all together. I designed a memory cake – things that have been special to Jack over the years – and this was it!

I made Barney the Dinosaur, Pikachu, a skateboard, camera, and a map of the Nurburgring in Germany, which he and Sam raced around last year…I even managed to find the number 21 in sparklers! His face said it all when he saw it, and it tasted pretty good too with the champagne.

I'm proud of my boy, he's not had it that easy, but is sticking with his job, and has given up smoking too! He's planning a road trip with Sam, but hopefully I'll see a little more of him this year than last…they have such busy lives :)

Bibi Bijoux prize 1 Bibi Bijoux prize 2Well I'm certainly going to be busier as of Friday, and am so glad to be returning on QVC's Jewellery Day! So many fabulous ranges to choose from,  and I get to bring you stunning South Sea Pearls and possibly one of our most creative, handmade fashion Jewellery lines, Bibi Bijoux

The two sisters, Wendy and Diana, who design every piece have come a long way since selling their jewellery on the beaches of Scheveningen in Holland!

The earrings and fabulous necklace I have for you are typical examples of all that they do so well, with that real artisan touch,  and can be yours if you answer this simple question correctly: 

Q: What does Bijoux mean?

a) something small but expensive
b) something classic but with a twist
c) something small and delicately worked

Just leave your answer in the comments section below (as well as your email address in the email field – don't worry, this won't be made public) and we'll make the draw next Wednesday 12th February. 

Do join me at 1pm for Stefano Oro Italian Jewellery and again straight after at 2pm for a Butler & Wilson!

As always, I look forward to hearing from you. Stay warm and hopefully dry too, inspite of the weather.

With my love, Ali xx

See the full QVC jewellery selection

See the full competition terms and conditions

347 Comments

  1. Lynda Ball February 5, 2014 at 5:49 pm -  Reply

    The answer is C

  2. Julie February 5, 2014 at 6:17 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali
    Glad you’re back at work but can’t believe you’re back so soon after the operation. You’ve been through so much you have no need to feel humble at all.
    Lovely photo’s of Jack’s birthday and what a cake! no wonder he was so pleased with it. So pleased he’s given up smoking too. I’ve never smoked myself but they reckon it’s incredibly hard to do so-my husband did 6 years ago and now I’ve never met anyone so anti smoking(other than me!)
    Weather’s horrendous here in Wales as I write this-so wet and windy and has been for what seems ages-what a long winter it’s been. Roll on March when we alter the clocks.
    Things ok here but things still not good in my “favourite” place! Will keep you informed.
    Take care
    Julie x Lily xxx

  3. Sue Wilson February 5, 2014 at 6:18 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali, it will be lovely to see you back on air on Friday. My wild guess at the competition answer is c) something small and delicately worked.

  4. Judith Lennon February 5, 2014 at 6:21 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali
    Great to have another super blog from you. Yet another fun packed time with your family. Congratulations to
    Jack on his 21st birthday. Where do the years go. I can remember my son being born in 1973 and that seems no time at all and so much water under the bridge. He decided he was comfy and happy where he was and stayed for another 5 days beyond his due date. Given I was I’m slow labour for these 5 days I was more than happy to have him safely in my arms. My daughter came into the world some 3 years later and was born by Caesarian section and I had some nasty complications. My husband was working in London at the time and needed to be at home with me. He asked a friendly policeman if he could help!!!!! No sooner said than done and he was on his way north with a police escort! He made his trip in record time of 2 hours. Had the situation not been so serious he said his experience was great!!!!!! I know he promised to keep quiet about this as I’m sure certain people could have got into trouble.
    I”m sure the karting was great fun and my husband says his time with our children and now our grand
    daughter was something he will never forget. I’m not sure who had the most fun! What a lovely cake jack had obviously a lot of thought went into it. My daughter in law had a rib boat made for my son’s birthday this year. He is a keen scuba diver and has a boat just like the one made as the cake. He was well chuffed. The lady who made it makes cakes as a hobby. Her talents were well remarked upon by his party goers. I’m so pleased you are looking forward to returning to work as indeed Ali’s army are looking forward to seeing her back on our screens. I feel through our blogs to each other that we have become friends even though we may never meet.
    Can you imagine an Ali’S army party. now that would be fun……. Must finish for now as my grand dog is asking for her tea. In case you are wondering why I call her that is because I have two beautiful grand daughters and the eldest thinks my son’s dog should be my grand dog. Why not.. As always take good care of yourself and hopefully you can leave the past few years well and truly behind you. Love and hugs as always
    Judith xx ps the answer to the competition question is “”C

  5. Lesley McFadyen February 5, 2014 at 6:24 pm -  Reply

    Glad your feeling well Ali, it’ll be lovely to see you back
    The answer is
    C. Something small and delicate

  6. REGINA MOSCA February 5, 2014 at 6:30 pm -  Reply

    answer is C

  7. carole forster February 5, 2014 at 8:04 pm -  Reply

    Hi the answer to the question is C

  8. Kajal February 5, 2014 at 8:16 pm -  Reply

    c) something small and delicately worked

  9. William February 5, 2014 at 8:16 pm -  Reply

    Glad to hear you’re feeling better.
    I think the answer is :
    c) something small and delicately worked

  10. GILLIAN SAVAGE February 5, 2014 at 8:19 pm -  Reply

    ANSWER C

  11. Kay Grundy February 5, 2014 at 8:26 pm -  Reply

    The answer is C

  12. Angela Woodthorpe February 5, 2014 at 8:27 pm -  Reply

    c}

  13. Marie Cairns February 5, 2014 at 8:29 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali
    The answer is C) something small and delicately worked.
    So glad you are feeling better, you have had a rough time, to put it mildly. Will be good to see you back on our screens. Here’s to a great 2014.
    Marie xx

  14. Mandy February 5, 2014 at 8:31 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali, c) something small and delicately worked

  15. Fay Grimes February 5, 2014 at 8:33 pm -  Reply

    Bijou means Small and delicately worked.

  16. Esther Goodwin February 5, 2014 at 8:46 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali,
    So pleased to hear that you’re feeling better. Looking forward to seeing you back on air/
    The answer to the competition is
    c) something small and delicately worked

  17. Mrs Janet Jones February 5, 2014 at 9:21 pm -  Reply

    Answer C) something small and delicately worked
    My Dear Ali, so glad you are now well enough to return to our screens, but don’t over do it!!I love the photo of you and Jack he looks so like you, and glad you all had a good time Go Karting. I love the birthday cake you made you are a woman of many talents!
    Just to let you know Alfie has had his second eye operation and we have to be super clean around him so he doesn’t get an eye infection. He will need to use antibiotic drops for the next 6 weeks and he is being checked once a week for his progress.He has been fitted with glasses with a band around them to try to keep them on ! as his eyes are slightly worse than when he was born so we are hoping that the glasses might improve things for him. Only time will be able to tell us how well he can see. So we will continue to pray and hope for our beautiful boy.
    It was my birthday yesterday my sons next Monday and Alfie will be One on the 23rd I can’t believe how time has flown.
    Jilly I am so sorry to hear about your son-in-law, but I know as a family you will all help him through this tough time just as you did with Annie and she will understand exactly what he is going through, you are in my thoughts.
    For my birthday we went to see Thriller it was absolutely fantastic one of the best shows I have ever been to, highly recommended. then we spent 2 days in York which was lovely, but sooo cold. So I was thoroughly spoilt on my birthday and loved it lol !!
    Well must write off now as I have an early start for work for the next 2 days so need my sleep.
    Take care Ali and I look forward to seeing you back on out screens. Speak soon love Janet xx

  18. Miss Sandip Johel February 5, 2014 at 9:40 pm -  Reply

    The answer is,
    C.Something small and delicately worked.

  19. Kerry Whittall February 5, 2014 at 9:42 pm -  Reply

    C

  20. B.Anderson February 5, 2014 at 9:45 pm -  Reply

    The answer is “C”

  21. isabel moule February 5, 2014 at 10:00 pm -  Reply

    answer C

  22. Carol smith February 5, 2014 at 10:09 pm -  Reply

    Bijou means answer c

  23. Carol smith February 5, 2014 at 10:10 pm -  Reply

    The answer is c

  24. Mary February 5, 2014 at 10:48 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali. So delighted to gear you are back on our screens again on Friday..and for Jewellery day. Sadly however I won’t be buying. On Tuesday our dishwasher broke..irreparably and then the sama evening as I was taking dinner out of the oven, the outer glass door of my oven exploded into thousands of tiny glass pieces..utter disaster and very frightening! So with no oven I am going to have to try and be inventive with hob only meals (sausage and mash tonight) until a new oven arrives. The old one is being removed tomorrow and then I can measure the oven housing in order to buy the right size. The slow cooker is coming out too but kids and hubby not keen on casseroles so think it may be curry most nights. Don’t think we will have our oven for at least a week and as for a new dishwasher…let’s just say I have bought rubber gloves!
    So, Jack’s birthday sounds like a true celebration. Your cake looked fab and was delicious I am sure. Your story about your waters breaking made me smile..I was being induced with my Jack at 38 weeks as asthma and blood pressure were stable. I remember standing up in my side room and my waters went. I called the midwife who came in then left, returning with a mop and bucket!!
    Weather is terrible again, the dustman emptied the bins today and there are empty brown food waste bins clattering everywhere. The wind is howling and more heavy rain tomorrow.. at least dad’s tree is being well watered. The beach has been quite empty at weekends although Saturday was beautiful and extra layers of moisturiser have been slathered on. My son Jack is desperate to get back to the golf course but the weather keeps messing up his arrangements. Cricket hasn’t stopped for either Jack or Chloe as matcges and training are indoors and Chloe’s county training has started so we go to Folkestone on Sunday for the next 8 weeks, leaving home and ten and getting home at two. Chile quickly changes, eats then does an hour volunteering at a residential home in Cliftonville between 3 and 4 so off we go again. Then home to cook roast dinner..but not this week!
    Enjoy your return Friday and take care in this terrible weather.
    Finally bijou means small and delicate..I think.

  25. Sue Jennings February 5, 2014 at 10:54 pm -  Reply

    Hi Dearest Ali…..Yipeeee you will be back with us on Friday, I’m so glad you are feeling better … what a lovely picture of you and Jack, and a stunning Birthday cake , I am hopeless at baking so always buy one when needed. Things in the Jennings household are pretty quiet at the moment can’t wait for the Spring to arrive although up here in Cheshire we a extremely lucky compared to the poor people down in Somerset, and the South West my heart goes out to them.. It’s great to have Antthony back on QVC too he is such a lovely man..has there been any news about Jill’s dog I have shared the posts as you never know even though I’m up here I do hope he is found soon ..we have a Lhasa called Milly so I can’t imagine losing her in such a way…
    Do take vary good care Ali ..speak again soon
    Love Sue Jennings xx
    Oh almost forgot the answer to the quiz is C

  26. Angela Leslie February 5, 2014 at 11:00 pm -  Reply

    Answer c….something small and delicately worked.

  27. Valerie Ellens February 5, 2014 at 11:08 pm -  Reply

    The answer is C ‘something small and delicately worked’

  28. shirley kerr February 5, 2014 at 11:22 pm -  Reply

    C something small and delicately worked x

  29. Pauline February 5, 2014 at 11:29 pm -  Reply

    Hello Ali,
    Can I be entered into the competition please.
    Answer is C.
    Look forward to seeing you back on the television.
    Take care
    Pauline. X

  30. Jilly February 5, 2014 at 11:40 pm -  Reply

    Hello Ali
    Brill, Brill, Brill that you will soon be back with us – it just seems an age but thank goodness we have you on here.
    How sweet Jack looked when he was tiny (and he doesn’t look 21 now!) and I love the Birthday Cake – how clever you are. I have said before the ideas are in my head but something stops my hands from creating the master cakes I feel I can do – but I won’t stop trying! Brave move karting – they are so close to the ground and so bumpy!!! Give me Tree Top Trek anyday!! I much prefer being higher up than lower down.
    Your hair also looks lovely in the picture of you and Jack and I cannot wait to see it on Friday. I shall record your shows as I will be at work.
    Thank you for your concerns about Annie’s hubby and thank you Tricia for your kind words – all much appreciated by us all and how right about Annie having to even go to the chemo ward with her husband so soon after she has finished there. We were so shocked and I think still are but today he is feeling a lot better and even went to work for a while so an improvement in a short time. He will see the surgeon on Friday so I will let you know what he has to say.
    I am delighted to hear that you are taking some organic supplements Ali as I am very into these and feel that they really do help build you up again. I have been very lucky that in over 25 plus years I have never had a day off work through sickness and I put it down to my organic supplements which we take each morning – or could it be the glass of something on a Friday night????
    I think it sounds a dreadful night outside and I can hear the sea crashing against the sea wall so hope that all is ok in the morning not only here but with all of you. We are high enough for us not to have any damage. Love Jilly X
    p.s I think the answer is C. X

  31. TINA S (SOUTH WALES) February 5, 2014 at 11:41 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison,
    I never enter competitions but thought I’d give it a go as the prizes look fab!
    The answer I believe to the question is : C ) Bijou is something small and delicately worked.
    I’ve got everything crossed as I never win anything!!
    Look forward to your return soon.
    Best wishes, Tina S.

  32. Judy Bown February 5, 2014 at 11:52 pm -  Reply

    C) Bijou is something small and delicate.

  33. Carol Woods February 6, 2014 at 12:53 am -  Reply

    Bijou means answer no, C small and delicately worked, so glad Alison you are much better and returning tp QVC

  34. Joanne Drake February 6, 2014 at 3:15 am -  Reply

    The answer is C.

  35. Katharine Rogers February 6, 2014 at 6:27 am -  Reply

    Answer c) something small and delicately worked.

  36. M parkinson February 6, 2014 at 8:34 am -  Reply

    Small and delicate

  37. lisa carter February 6, 2014 at 9:18 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali looking forward to seeing you back on Friday. Hope you have recovered fully from your last op and that you are feeling a lot better from your chest infection. Look after yourself.
    Love lisa x
    The answer to your competition is C

  38. Caroline hendey February 6, 2014 at 9:27 am -  Reply

    Answer C
    Will be looking forward to watching your show. So nice to see you back. Xxx

  39. Linda Dun February 6, 2014 at 9:45 am -  Reply

    HI ALI,SO PLEASED YOU ARE FEELING BETTER AND BACK ON QVC.
    THE ANSWER IS C.

  40. Jayne Ward February 6, 2014 at 9:47 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali
    The answer is C, looking forward to seeing you back on Friday.

  41. Angela Lindsay February 6, 2014 at 9:53 am -  Reply

    The answer is C

  42. Christine Collins February 6, 2014 at 10:43 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali
    The answer is c
    Look forward to seeing you Friday.btake care
    Love Christine
    Xx

  43. valerie blake February 6, 2014 at 10:47 am -  Reply

    hi alison
    so glad everything went well for you
    the answer is C small and delicate an apt few words
    see you friday all the best valerie

  44. Mrs Catherine Beynon February 6, 2014 at 10:48 am -  Reply

    Answer (C)
    Catherine x

  45. ann stewart February 6, 2014 at 11:29 am -  Reply

    the answer is C

  46. Heather Symington February 6, 2014 at 11:57 am -  Reply

    The answer is C.
    Glad you are feeling better.

  47. helen s February 6, 2014 at 12:31 pm -  Reply

    Hia Ali, the answer is ‘c’.
    How are you? So sorry that I haven’t been in touch since your op but now my saying is ‘a disaster a day’.
    Not major things like you and so many other of the ladies have had to put up with but things that really challenge your day. For example, when the gas man comes to service the boiler and shuts it down as there was a hole in the flue leading up into the loft that was potentially leaking carbon monoxide, even though the alarms didn’t go off. Fine he says, just order a new part for the flue as the boiler is working well. Not so fine when the manufacturer has stopped making it. After several hours of floor pacing ( and that’s was the gas man) and just as many hours of phone calls, he found one and duly came at 9 yesterday morning and put us all out of our misery. A cold morning shower, although VERY invigorating, is not usually part of my daily routine. My sweet pea had so sleep with me on Tuesday night in fear that should would perish of hypothermia, even though we had an oil filled radiator and several fan heaters on the go. So her dad was shipped off to the spare room and my darling daughter was saved from the peril of cold room!!! Then there has been car troubles, house phones broken and just this minute a lovely hot cup of cappuccino has fallen from my hands and is now spreading rapidly across my newly washed kitchen floor. So before I decide whether I should laugh or cry or both, I am taking 5 to write to you before I tackle the job in question.
    The weather here is awful, what part of Wales are you in Jilly? I am in Swansea as the wind had been dreadful, but my thoughts do go out to the poor people that have had flooding to deal with.
    Right, mop out again then!!!
    Take care to all you lovely ladies in the Army, how long has your little army been going now Ali?
    Keep well Ali
    Luv and hugs as always
    Helen s

  48. Maureen Adams February 6, 2014 at 1:42 pm -  Reply

    Will look forward to seeing you back Ali x
    The Answer is C

  49. susan February 6, 2014 at 1:56 pm -  Reply

    The answer is C

  50. Helen February 6, 2014 at 2:00 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali,
    I’m soooo pleased your going to be back shortly, I really do enjoy watching and listening to you. And, to put your mind at rest, I do enjoy reading your blog as it makes one feel that you’re not on your own with your problems (whatever they may be) and what wonders a positive attitude and supportive friends and family can do.
    Please could you enter me into your competition.
    Answer = C
    Something small and delicately wrought.
    All the best for continued health and progress.
    H.

  51. Val Turner February 6, 2014 at 2:03 pm -  Reply

    Hello Ali.
    I truly wish you well. You’ve been remarkable over all this time.
    Looking forward to seeing you back on QVC, all bright and breezy as you are!
    The answer is C. Small and delicate. Same answer as most others!!
    May the best Bibi Bijoux fan, win!
    Luv, Val.

  52. Angela Cruddas February 6, 2014 at 2:15 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali,
    Glad all is well looking foreward to seeing back on tv I think the answer is C
    Stay well,
    Love Angela xx

  53. Cheryl Hanks February 6, 2014 at 2:18 pm -  Reply

    Hello Alison, Glad you are back, we have missed you so. The answer is C, small and delicately worked. Kind Regards

  54. Gill (Nottingham) February 6, 2014 at 2:55 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali…. the competition answer is ‘C’ I believe.
    I’m so glad that you are feeling much better and will be back at work tomorrow. Let’s hope that the ‘end of the tunnel’ is now well behind you.
    Congratulations to Jack on his 21st, and to you for all you had to go through to make it so! The cake looked wonderful, you could have a second career…. but no, please don’t leave us!
    When reading the replies to your last blog The letters ME jumped out at me on Alpa’s comments. I’m so sorry that she’s going through this and know only too well how frustrated and low she feels as my daughter has been a sufferer for the last almost 20 years. Depression has well and truly set in and she is unable to tolerate antidepressant medication. We are all at the end of our tether and there seems to be nowhere left to turn.
    OK.. ‘nuf said.
    ENJOY tomorrow you beautiful lady!
    Love, Gill xx

  55. Tracy Lawrence February 6, 2014 at 3:09 pm -  Reply

    Answer C
    looking forward to the show

  56. Alpa February 6, 2014 at 3:31 pm -  Reply

    My dear Ali,
    Thank you for your understanding and kindness, and hug. All very much appreciated :) You’re most welcome for the card and I’m glad it was forwarded to you. What a sweetie Jack was when little and he certainly doesn’t look 21 now. Beautiful photo of you with your boy. Love the birthday cake as well with all his favourite things over the years. You are a cake maker extraordinaire, for sure.
    I did look up the organic pharmacy after you mentioned them. Thanks to you and Jilly, I have decided to order some supplements to help build up my depleted immune system. Just waiting for one of the supplements to come back into stock first.
    I have been feeling so overwhelmed by it all. You were right about what my first priority should be and just to have it said, clarified for me what needs to be done now. Thank you so much for that. I have drafted an email to Invest in ME, will leave it for a few days and then send it to them. I also hope to get an appointment with my doctor next week and get myself there. I had to cancel an appointment last month as it was impossible to get there. If he is unwilling to address the things that he can address, at least I know I tried.
    Jilly, thank you for thinking of me and for the welcome big hugs :) Glad that your son-in-law is feeling a little better after feeling so yuk. Will be thinking of you all tomorrow especially and hope his appointment goes well. How brave is Annie? Amazing girl, just like her lovely Mum. I love that your family is so close and supportive. Since I last wrote, my family have informed me that I am persona non grata. Once again, I am completely to blame for their lousy attitude to me. It seems that illness just gave those around me an excuse to be even worse than they were before. As that is not going to change, I decided to do my best to put it out of my mind. It’s just not worth it for me to be even more unsettled and upset. My love to you x
    Janet, wishing you a happy belated birthday. So glad that you were spoiled and enjoyed your time in York. Sending my love to you and a big hug for baby Alfie x
    Tricia, hope your recovery is going as well as can be and that Jan is feeling a little better. With love to you x
    Lots of Love to Debz, Una, Helen, Magda, Sue, Liz, Elaine, Marg, Susan and all in Ali’s Army x
    Look forward to seeing you tomorrow Ali. Although I will be at home, I will record your shows in case I find myself doing something else at the same time. The copy and paste if timed out on your blog works just as well on a laptop!
    Take care,
    Lots of Love, Alpa xxxx
    PS Think the answer is C

  57. Hilary Schofield February 6, 2014 at 3:47 pm -  Reply

    Answer is (c) small but delicately worked

  58. Margaret iddon February 6, 2014 at 4:05 pm -  Reply

    Glad you are getting better.
    The answer to the competition question is
    C. Something small and delicately worked.
    Although it is really the plural of Bijou

  59. Mags Thorington February 6, 2014 at 4:05 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali glad to see you looking so well again. X the answer is C.

  60. Sue Lawrence February 6, 2014 at 4:47 pm -  Reply

    The answer is. C. Best wishes to you x

  61. Evelyn Scrimgeour February 6, 2014 at 5:33 pm -  Reply

    Answer to the competition is C )Small and delicate

  62. Mrs Anita Belding February 6, 2014 at 6:37 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali lovely to see you again, you are a gutsy lady, wish you all the best lovely lady x the answer is C .

  63. Elaine sallis February 6, 2014 at 7:33 pm -  Reply

    Hi ali
    What a lovely picture of you and jack and think the idea of a memory cake was brilliant. We are getting on with life although things far from normal. Molly Cali and poppy are their usual gorgeous selves. I can’t believe poppy will start school in September. It will be good to see you back but please look after yourself and don’t work too hard you have had a hard time over the last few weeks.
    The answer is c I think.
    Love Elaine. X

  64. June R Bickmore February 6, 2014 at 7:41 pm -  Reply

    The Answer is C
    This what I would like . As I do like Pearls

  65. Sharon Carlisle February 6, 2014 at 7:50 pm -  Reply

    Answer is C

  66. Maureen February 6, 2014 at 8:22 pm -  Reply

    Answer: C – small and delicately worked.

  67. Emma martin February 6, 2014 at 8:40 pm -  Reply

    C is the answer . Look forward to seeing you back tomorrow

  68. Hilary Littlefield February 6, 2014 at 8:54 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali
    You are an absolute inspiration…..wishing you continued health and happiness throughout 2014!
    Answer is C.
    Love Hilary xx

  69. julie picken February 6, 2014 at 10:04 pm -  Reply

    Answer is c
    So pleased to hear you are recovering well
    ,you have been through so much and are very brave. You deserve a long happy healthy future.

  70. margaret peirson February 6, 2014 at 10:07 pm -  Reply

    bijou is something small and delicate answer c

  71. Bern February 6, 2014 at 10:08 pm -  Reply

    Answer is C. glad you are well
    XX

  72. Ellen Edmunds. February 6, 2014 at 10:25 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali stay strong your spirit and courage gives others strength.

  73. Ellen Edmunds. February 6, 2014 at 10:26 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali stay strong your spirit and courage gives others strength. Answer is C

  74. lyn February 6, 2014 at 10:28 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali,
    So glad to hear that you are on the mend once more and back at qv tomorrow, it will be great to see you again. Ive missed you. Glad to see you had a good time at your sons birthday you do not look old enough to have a son of 21. Hope you can have a rest now from Hospitals and Doctors for a while. I hate going, but I know its something we must do.
    God bless Ali look after yourself. See you tomorrow
    Love Lyn. xxxxxxxxxxx
    I think the answer is C

  75. Julie February 6, 2014 at 10:40 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison,
    So pleased to hear that you are feeling better.
    The answer is C

  76. Jane Whitehead February 6, 2014 at 10:47 pm -  Reply

    Answer is C
    X

  77. Jeanette Williams February 6, 2014 at 10:48 pm -  Reply

    The answer is C. Small and delicately worked.

  78. Jacqueline Gleave February 6, 2014 at 11:04 pm -  Reply

    Hi looking forward to Friday. Answer c

  79. Martina February 6, 2014 at 11:04 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali,
    It will be lovely to have you back on our tv screens. I hope you have fully recovered and looking forward to getting back on air ?
    Can I please be entered into the competition ?
    The answer is C !
    Many thanks.
    Martina Sheils

  80. Jackie millward February 6, 2014 at 11:10 pm -  Reply

    The answer to your competition is c

  81. Janet Priestley February 6, 2014 at 11:28 pm -  Reply

    The answer is C small and delicately worked.

  82. Sarah Taylor February 6, 2014 at 11:31 pm -  Reply

    It will be good to see you back Ali! X
    The answer is C

  83. Caroline Horne February 6, 2014 at 11:45 pm -  Reply

    Answer is C

  84. Julie sykes February 7, 2014 at 12:04 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali love reading your blog ur so inspiring to every woman out there! I suppose it’s a good job that we don’t know what is around the corner for us all. All the very best for 2014 much love. The answer to the competition is C thanks x

  85. Kay Rowe February 7, 2014 at 10:10 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali Glad you are feeling better. the answer is C

  86. TINA S (SOUTH WALES) February 7, 2014 at 10:17 am -  Reply

    Dear Ali,
    My previous answer for your competition seems to have gone astray so I’m sending it again!
    The answer is I believe C) Something small and delicately made.
    Glad to hear you are feeling much better and back on air soon.
    Take care and all the very best, Tina (South Wales0

  87. Julia Jenkins February 7, 2014 at 10:25 am -  Reply

    Hi Alison
    Lovely to hear you are back on screen.I love reading your blogs, very uplifting.
    The answer is C) small and delicately worked.
    Love and best wishes
    Julia

  88. louise February 7, 2014 at 10:42 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali
    So pleased you are progressing well, and have missed you on air. What a day to come back, jewellery day! I’m a bit of a jewellery ‘snob’, I suppose, and have never tried Bibi, but I LOVE the tsv, and the matching bracelet. I also like the new LINKS bracelet, so I’m undecided!
    A great opportunity to dip my toe into the Bibi waters, would be to win your competition, although that may be expensive, if I become addicted! So – and, being tri-lingual, if I got this wrong there would be no excuses – the answer is C.
    Regards, and take care.
    Louise.

  89. sandra catherwood February 7, 2014 at 11:46 am -  Reply

    Glad to see you well again take care.
    ANSWER C.

  90. SADIE Mckenzie February 7, 2014 at 12:36 pm -  Reply

    Answer is. C

  91. zoe February 7, 2014 at 12:37 pm -  Reply

    the answer is c Ali, thanks

  92. cathy cobbett February 7, 2014 at 12:38 pm -  Reply

    answer is c
    lovely to see you back x

  93. Sylvia February 7, 2014 at 12:39 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali
    The answer is C. Hoping to win this as its being drawn on my dearly loved late mums birthday. I hope she’s looking down on me.
    God Bless Ali and keep well x

  94. Dawn Thornley February 7, 2014 at 12:40 pm -  Reply

    The answer is C

  95. Tracy H February 7, 2014 at 12:42 pm -  Reply

    welcome back Ali, it so lovely to have you back!
    The answer is C small and delicately worked.
    Take car of yourself
    Tracy x

  96. Eileen February 7, 2014 at 12:43 pm -  Reply

    Hi the answer to competition is C

  97. susan storer February 7, 2014 at 12:43 pm -  Reply

    hi ali,glad youre back. The answer is c,

  98. Jenny Herring February 7, 2014 at 12:43 pm -  Reply

    Answer is C

  99. janice collins February 7, 2014 at 12:44 pm -  Reply

    Answer to your competition is C. Best wishes to you and your loved ones x

  100. Andrea February 7, 2014 at 12:44 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison, very glad you are now feeling so much better. Great to see you back.
    Great competition. And my answer is……
    c) something small and delicately worked
    Thank you. X

  101. Margo Taylor February 7, 2014 at 12:45 pm -  Reply

    Hi there – answer is c – love Bibi!!

  102. Madeleine Maranian February 7, 2014 at 12:45 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali
    Glad to have you back looking so well!
    The answer is C.

  103. Neishasmum February 7, 2014 at 12:49 pm -  Reply

    I think the answer is C. I love to read your blogs and feel for all the people who have so much pain and sadness in their lives. You are an inspiration to everyone and I am pleased you are back to work after all you’ve been through

  104. Pat Sweeney February 7, 2014 at 12:49 pm -  Reply

    The answer is C. A small and delicately worked piece

  105. Anne Hodge February 7, 2014 at 12:52 pm -  Reply

    The answer is C

  106. Mrs Jacqui Hand February 7, 2014 at 12:52 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali, thank you for bringing us the chance to win the necklace and earrings. I absolutely love Bibi Bijoux and have many pieces and really enjoy wearing them.
    So glad that your back and you truly look amazing.
    I have many health issues and my saying is “put your lipstick on and smile” which you do with style.
    Lots of love Jacqui. xxxx
    The answer to the competition is c) something small and delicately worked.

  107. Shirley February 7, 2014 at 12:54 pm -  Reply

    I think answer is C

  108. valerie rollings February 7, 2014 at 12:55 pm -  Reply

    the answer c) something small and delicately worked

  109. Kim Henstock February 7, 2014 at 12:57 pm -  Reply

    Hi
    The Answer is C Small and Delicately Worked

  110. Joanna Elliott February 7, 2014 at 12:57 pm -  Reply

    The answer is C.

  111. Yaffa Kramer February 7, 2014 at 12:57 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali, so good to have you back, you look wonderful.
    Comp answer C

  112. Helen Orr February 7, 2014 at 12:59 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali
    Good to see you back and in fine form. The answer to the competition is C

  113. Veronica Tubbritt February 7, 2014 at 1:00 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali. Glad you are felling better and are back on QVC.
    The answer is. C .
    Many thanks
    Veronica

  114. denise dalney February 7, 2014 at 1:07 pm -  Reply

    Answer c.

  115. Yelena Lewis February 7, 2014 at 1:15 pm -  Reply

    Hello
    The answer is C Something small and delicately worked

  116. Sarah February 7, 2014 at 1:29 pm -  Reply

    The answer is c. Love Bibi Bijoux.

  117. Jane Knowles February 7, 2014 at 1:33 pm -  Reply

    Welcome back alison your doing a grand job .my answer for comp is c

  118. Jeannette BROWN February 7, 2014 at 1:34 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali, nice to see you back and lovely as ever.
    I would like to entre the comp, I never win any thing, but you have to be in it to win it…..here goes……
    The answer is C.
    Keep well

  119. Jennifer Day February 7, 2014 at 1:48 pm -  Reply

    The answer is C

  120. Sharon Laverty February 7, 2014 at 1:51 pm -  Reply

    The answer is;
    c) something small and delicately worked
    Big Bibi Bijoux fan so keeping everything crossed!

  121. Pat new February 7, 2014 at 2:16 pm -  Reply

    The answer is c

  122. Linda McKellar February 7, 2014 at 2:22 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali. It’s lovely to see you back on air, and looking great.
    The answer to your competition is c). Something small and delicate
    Linda x

  123. constance Bielby February 7, 2014 at 2:52 pm -  Reply

    Hello Ali,
    Answer to the competition is (C)thanks
    All the best for 2014

  124. Sandra February 7, 2014 at 2:59 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali,Great to see you back on our screens and looking amazing and what a wonderful birthday cake you made.A woman of many talents.Hope you are now feeling well.
    The answer to the comp is C.

  125. Glenys February 7, 2014 at 3:00 pm -  Reply

    The answer is C. Hope I’m lucky!

  126. Lynn emmitt February 7, 2014 at 3:05 pm -  Reply

    The answer if c.

  127. DoloresKirk February 7, 2014 at 3:26 pm -  Reply

    Wonderful to see you back, I am sure you do not always feel good, but your personality always shines through and your personal conversation to all your guests is charming. As one of my favourite presenters, you are always such a nice person, a bit of fresh air to any of the programmes
    I do wish you well and I look forward to seeing you again on qvc.

  128. Karen ramscar February 7, 2014 at 3:30 pm -  Reply

    Just watched you on the Butler & Wilson hour – you look fabulous Ali :-) I have been going through 2 years of surgery and chemo with just (hopefully!) one more op to go this summer… throughout my journey you have been a source of inspiration. I always try to remain positive and continue to enjoy life and am still amazed by your relentless determination and zest for life. Stay well x
    Answer is C

  129. Sue Radford February 7, 2014 at 3:47 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali,
    So glad you’re feeling much better and now back at work.
    I haven’t seen you on air yet as we only arrived home yesterday from a fantastic holiday in Dubai. It’s somewhere my husband has always wanted to visit, so it was a special treat for his 60th, but to be honest it has never been on my list of favourite places to visit. Well how wrong was I, I really loved it! We spent seven days there and flew with Emirates, which in my opinion is the best airline ever. The plane was only quarter full so we were even more pampered by the wonderful staff – couldn’t believe that there were 25 staff and between them they spoke 15 languages! We went up the tallest building in the world and visited the fantastic shopping mall. We really had the most fantastic time. I really thought I’d made a mistake booking a week, but I could have stayed for longer! We will definitely be returning.
    I loved the birthday cake you made for your son, who is the absolute image of you! So glad you enjoyed his birthday celebrations and was well enough to really enjoy it. I’m glad your daughter did well with her fund raising too.
    The competition answer is (c) – Something small and delicately worked.
    Take care Ali – it really made my day to visit your blog and see you looking so fit and well after all you’ve been through.
    Love from Sue Radford xx

  130. Maureen Kelly February 7, 2014 at 3:55 pm -  Reply

    The answer is C

  131. Gilly C February 7, 2014 at 3:59 pm -  Reply

    The answer is C.

  132. Gaynor Mackay February 7, 2014 at 3:59 pm -  Reply

    Answer is C

  133. Pauline Brown February 7, 2014 at 4:05 pm -  Reply

    The answer is C. something small and delicately worked

  134. constance bielby February 7, 2014 at 4:07 pm -  Reply

    Hello Ali
    Answer to the competition is (c)thanks
    all the best for 2014.

  135. Mrs Gloria Willats February 7, 2014 at 4:08 pm -  Reply

    Answer is C

  136. Coral Renshaw-Smith February 7, 2014 at 4:09 pm -  Reply

    The answer is C

  137. Sue Hartle February 7, 2014 at 4:10 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali
    The answer is C lovely to see you back and all the best for 2014.

  138. Jean Sherman February 7, 2014 at 4:12 pm -  Reply

    I am so glad you are back on our screens.
    The answer to the comp. is C

  139. Jane mount February 7, 2014 at 4:13 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali
    The answer is C something small and delicately worked.
    Great to have you back, defiantly something to celebrate!

  140. Carol Bishop February 7, 2014 at 4:16 pm -  Reply

    The answer is C. I am so pleased you are feeling better and back on QVC. You are a lovely and brave lady.x

  141. Jane Mount February 7, 2014 at 4:16 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali
    The answer is c: small and delicately worked
    Great to have you back!
    Here’s to a happy and healthy 2014
    Jane x

  142. gill cressey February 7, 2014 at 4:22 pm -  Reply

    The answer is C

  143. Loraine February 7, 2014 at 4:37 pm -  Reply

    The answer is c)
    Lovely to see you back again looking beautiful as always xx

  144. Elizabeth Slinger February 7, 2014 at 4:39 pm -  Reply

    The answer is
    c) something small and delicately worked

  145. beryl edwards February 7, 2014 at 4:42 pm -  Reply

    answer c

  146. Ren McClean February 7, 2014 at 4:48 pm -  Reply

    Good to have you back on screen, glad your feeling better.
    The answer to the competition is ‘C’

  147. Susan Troke February 7, 2014 at 4:59 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali
    The answer is “C”.

  148. Derana Collett February 7, 2014 at 5:02 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali
    The answer is C.

  149. Rose Eagles February 7, 2014 at 5:10 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali, good to see u back, u look great! Stay well
    Answer = C small & delicately worked.

  150. anita bates February 7, 2014 at 5:14 pm -  Reply

    Answer c
    Hi Ali glad your back today we missed you
    Anita

  151. bernie timmons February 7, 2014 at 5:16 pm -  Reply

    answer is c

  152. Pam February 7, 2014 at 5:34 pm -  Reply

    (c) Small and delicately worked.

  153. susan lee February 7, 2014 at 5:56 pm -  Reply

    Answer is C

  154. Susan Breslin February 7, 2014 at 5:58 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison,
    Love Bibi Bijoux. The answer to the competition is C – something small and delicately worked. Fingers crossed would love to win both these lovely items, even though I have just bought the Tsv wing necklace, but you can never have enough jewellery!
    Good to see you back on our screens.

  155. Nicola February 7, 2014 at 6:46 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali, glad to see you back! Answer is C.

  156. Chris mottram February 7, 2014 at 6:48 pm -  Reply

    The answer is c small and delicately worked

  157. Sharon Coats February 7, 2014 at 6:49 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali
    the answer is c -I am now crossing my fingers!

  158. Maureen Reed February 7, 2014 at 6:51 pm -  Reply

    Hi Allison great to see you back, you look great lol to you and your family
    Competition answer -C

  159. Jacky Rodgers February 7, 2014 at 6:54 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali
    The answer is C.
    So glad you are feeling better and to see you back on jewellry day.
    Xx

  160. sally dotchon February 7, 2014 at 6:54 pm -  Reply

    Answer is c.

  161. Sue Pringle February 7, 2014 at 6:57 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali
    So pleased to see you back on QVC and looking so well. We have all missed you lots.
    Let’s hope 2014 is going to be YOUR year.
    Lots of love
    Sue
    The answer to the competition is C.

  162. Lisa Ward February 7, 2014 at 6:58 pm -  Reply

    Answer to Bibi Bijoux Comp. is (c) something small and delicately worked.

  163. Sue Smith February 7, 2014 at 7:04 pm -  Reply

    The answer to Alison’s competition is C

  164. Jean Cairns February 7, 2014 at 7:05 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali
    Watched your show Today you look amazing,so glad your back my Mum and myself missed you great that your back.
    The answer to your comp is (C). Something small and delicately worked.
    Cheers Ali Xxxxx

  165. Sylvia February 7, 2014 at 7:12 pm -  Reply

    The answer is C

  166. Ruth Spencer February 7, 2014 at 7:13 pm -  Reply

    The answer is C
    Regards

  167. Barbara Corbett February 7, 2014 at 7:16 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali hope you are ok looked for you today . I understand if when you got near the time to come back you felt not quiet ready . I uae to think I was ready to go out and then when it got close to the day I just was not ready but I got there in the end . Take Care Love Barbara x

  168. sue February 7, 2014 at 7:18 pm -  Reply

    The answer is c

  169. sue February 7, 2014 at 7:20 pm -  Reply

    The answer is c

  170. Matthew Dilkes February 7, 2014 at 7:39 pm -  Reply

    My mom was 60 this year, but looks in her 40’s, thanks to QVC and all your products esp Bibibijoux,she ordered today’s TSV and to win would be a fan surprise x
    Answer C
    Regards Matt
    (She met you at a QVC jewellery day too!)

  171. tracey finlay February 7, 2014 at 7:54 pm -  Reply

    C

  172. Xenia-anne February 7, 2014 at 8:00 pm -  Reply

    Looking forward to seeing you back!
    My answer is C… c) something small and delicately worked
    thankyou xx

  173. Pat Sully February 7, 2014 at 8:22 pm -  Reply

    The answer is C

  174. Denise Copley February 7, 2014 at 8:40 pm -  Reply

    Hello again Alison, I’m getting braver this is my 3rd comment!!! Your son’s birthday cake is amazing you are a really talented lady is there nothing you can’t do?
    The answer to the competition is C.
    Take care.

  175. doreen February 7, 2014 at 8:44 pm -  Reply

    Nice to see you back
    Take care
    Answer c
    Xx

  176. Kathryn Carr February 7, 2014 at 9:15 pm -  Reply

    Hello Ali, glad your feeling better. The bibi set is lovely and I think the answer is C.
    Kathryn xx

  177. Debbie Baldwin February 7, 2014 at 9:24 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali the answer is c please could you enter me many thanks Debbie x

  178. Helene panzarino February 7, 2014 at 9:36 pm -  Reply

    C is the answer, and very happy to hear you are on the mend. Love your shows xx

  179. Jan Simmons February 7, 2014 at 9:48 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali
    Keep well and strong!
    Answer to BIBI Bijoux Competition is:
    C) SMALL AND DELICATELY WORKED
    Xxxxxx

  180. Magz February 7, 2014 at 9:53 pm -  Reply

    Great blog Ali. The answer is C xxx

  181. Edwina hicks February 7, 2014 at 10:00 pm -  Reply

    Answer is. C

  182. Keryn Murphy February 7, 2014 at 10:02 pm -  Reply

    The answer is c

  183. Mrs Mona Morris February 7, 2014 at 10:03 pm -  Reply

    The answer is c. Glad you’re feeling better
    It’s lovely to see you back on our screens.
    Love and best wishes, Mona x

  184. Cath White February 7, 2014 at 10:05 pm -  Reply

    c) something small and delicately worked
    Thanks for the chance to win Bibi Bijoux.
    Lovely to see you back x

  185. Keryn Murphy February 7, 2014 at 10:05 pm -  Reply

    The answer is c

  186. Sandra W. February 7, 2014 at 10:19 pm -  Reply

    The answer is C xxxx

  187. Barbara Corbett February 7, 2014 at 10:42 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali are you ok was looking forward to seeing you today . I used to thing I was ready to go out and when it came to it I could not find the will . Hope to see you soon Take Care Love Barbara x

  188. Alison Scotney February 7, 2014 at 10:43 pm -  Reply

    The answer is c

  189. Barbara Corbett February 7, 2014 at 11:04 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali hope you are. Ok was looking forward to seeing you today Take Care Love Barbara x

  190. joanne bishop February 7, 2014 at 11:27 pm -  Reply

    answer = c

  191. Dawn Johnston February 8, 2014 at 2:02 am -  Reply

    Hey Ali ,
    glad you’re back on QVC and hope you’re feeling well – you looked great on the B & W show I saw you on :o)
    I think the answer to the B B comp is C – something small and delicately worked.
    Thanks for the chance to win , lots of hugs and kind regards.
    Dawn xxx.

  192. Sue Bryson February 8, 2014 at 4:44 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali, the answer is C.
    You are such an inspiration.
    Keep up the good work, Sue

  193. Chris Stanborough February 8, 2014 at 6:21 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali,
    How good to have you back (not that you ever leave us completely). It is always a joy to see your smiley face. Wishing you all the very best for the rest of this year.
    Kind regards
    p.s C is the answer to your competition

  194. Catherine Dyet February 8, 2014 at 7:06 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali glad to have you back
    The answer is c

  195. Margaret Sampson February 8, 2014 at 8:21 am -  Reply

    Answer C. Glad you are back Alix

  196. Julia February 8, 2014 at 8:50 am -  Reply

    The answer is:
    C

  197. Tania February 8, 2014 at 9:22 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali
    Man you are one inspirational lady. Glad you are doing well enough to go back to work. Dont work too hard though and look after yourself.
    The answer is C .
    Great prize!
    Tania

  198. Lisa Wolf February 8, 2014 at 10:07 am -  Reply

    c) something small and delicately worked
    Love reading your blog!

  199. Carol Gamble February 8, 2014 at 10:09 am -  Reply

    Loved seeing you back on the TV yesterday. Could you please enter me into the competition. The answer is C, something small and delicately worked. x

  200. Janet Harman February 8, 2014 at 10:38 am -  Reply

    So pleased you are feeling better
    The answer is “C”

  201. Alison Smith February 8, 2014 at 10:42 am -  Reply

    Absolutely love this range.
    Answer is C

  202. Lee Shaw February 8, 2014 at 12:09 pm -  Reply

    The answer is :- C

  203. Norma Roberts February 8, 2014 at 12:18 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali
    Glad to see you back, looking lovely as always. You are such a brave and inspiring lady and have been through so much. Hope you have a good 2014.
    The answer is C) something small and delicately worked.

  204. Anne Rhodes February 8, 2014 at 1:32 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali
    Glad you are back with us, have missed you.
    I think the answer is (C) so please enter me for your comp. Would love to win.
    Take care
    Anne

  205. Anne Rhodes February 8, 2014 at 1:44 pm -  Reply

    The answer is ( C )

  206. sara smith February 8, 2014 at 1:50 pm -  Reply

    Glad to hear your ok. :-)
    the answer is c small and delicately worked

  207. Jackie Clarke February 8, 2014 at 2:46 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali
    The answer is C

  208. Julie Cotgreave February 8, 2014 at 2:59 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali,
    Great to see you on air again.
    The answer to the competition is c) something small and delicately worked

  209. Eleanor Herron February 8, 2014 at 4:00 pm -  Reply

    The answer is C

  210. Rita Wilson February 8, 2014 at 4:56 pm -  Reply

    Answer is ”C”

  211. Judi Brown February 8, 2014 at 5:56 pm -  Reply

    The answer is c.

  212. Dianne Crussell February 8, 2014 at 6:23 pm -  Reply

    The answer is c

  213. Christine Moore February 8, 2014 at 6:45 pm -  Reply

    Answer: C – small and delicately worked.
    Just like you!!!

  214. Jeanette Smith February 8, 2014 at 7:00 pm -  Reply

    The answer is C

  215. Christine Carter February 8, 2014 at 7:39 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali
    the answer is C

  216. Emma Miller February 8, 2014 at 7:43 pm -  Reply

    Answer is C – Something small and delicately worked

  217. suzanne curtis February 8, 2014 at 11:42 pm -  Reply

    Hi the answer is c

  218. angela dunne February 8, 2014 at 11:58 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali
    Glad you are back with us soon and you are feeling better.
    The answer to the comp is (c) small and delicately worked.
    Regards
    Angela x

  219. Jill waud February 9, 2014 at 9:21 am -  Reply

    Looking good Ali.
    The answer is C.
    Jillxx

  220. Martine Mallett February 9, 2014 at 9:42 am -  Reply

    The answer is :- c

  221. TINA LEES February 9, 2014 at 10:24 am -  Reply

    hi ali,so pleased to see u back on qvc i so miss u as your my insperation,i my self have just returned back to work having going through all that dreadful treatment; but hey oh were still here to tell the tale; you are so strong and brave; keep well, loads of luv to yourself and your lovely family.xxxx i think the answer is C.

  222. Lynn Armstrong February 9, 2014 at 11:33 am -  Reply

    The answer is C

  223. Susielou February 9, 2014 at 12:28 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali
    I’m new at this, but I am pleased you are doing so well, unfortunately my friend has breast cancer and it wont leave her alone!! (on and off for 3 years now, I’d like her to have this pressie should I win!!)
    I believe the answer is C
    Look forward to seeing and reading more about you
    Take care
    Susielouxx

  224. Kathryn Sheehan February 9, 2014 at 3:57 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali,
    Your looking good, and it’s lovely to see you back on QVC, not the same without you.
    The answer is C…
    Love Kathy. x

  225. Thelma Norma Manning February 9, 2014 at 4:58 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali, I live in Spain but hope I can still be entered into the draw as I adore the Bijou jewellery range (the answer I believe is C – something small and delicately worked). it’s so lovely to see you back on our screens. You are always so bubbly, a wonderful presenter and I wish you all the very best in Health and Happiness for 2014. From Thelma Manning X

  226. Sharon Gibson February 9, 2014 at 6:46 pm -  Reply

    Answer:(C)

  227. Denise Thomson February 9, 2014 at 6:54 pm -  Reply

    The answer is C

  228. julia ellis February 9, 2014 at 8:33 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali, great to have you back loved reading your blog
    and wish you all good things for 2014.The answer to the competition is C

  229. Sue Kendall February 9, 2014 at 8:35 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali
    Glad you are feeling better
    The answer is C
    Xxxx

  230. julie cattell February 9, 2014 at 8:46 pm -  Reply

    It’s c . Me and my hubby are glad you are back on qvc snd you are feeling better we missed your lovely smiling face take care much love xxxx

  231. Mrs Phyllis Shurey February 9, 2014 at 9:08 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali lovely to see you back at QVC and looking really well all the best for 2014 and keep smiling Phylxx the answer to the competition is C thanks x

  232. donna February 9, 2014 at 10:57 pm -  Reply

    Answer is c

  233. donna February 9, 2014 at 10:59 pm -  Reply

    The answer is c

  234. Christine Baker February 9, 2014 at 11:20 pm -  Reply

    C

  235. Pauline Frost February 9, 2014 at 11:24 pm -  Reply

    The answer is C.
    Hi Ali. Lovely to see you back on Friday. You are truly an inspiration to us all.
    Hope this year brings you much better health and lots of happiness. But with Colin and your family
    I am sure you are surrounded by love.
    Keep smiling. Lots of love. Xxxx

  236. r.hines February 9, 2014 at 11:46 pm -  Reply

    answer C

  237. eileen mahoney February 10, 2014 at 1:02 am -  Reply

    glad you are on the mend Ali – at long last! and hope this is the last of it!
    The answer is c.
    thanks

  238. Mairead Heaney February 10, 2014 at 1:03 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali,
    The answer is C
    xx

  239. Sharon Joseph February 10, 2014 at 5:36 am -  Reply

    answer c something small and delicately worked
    Glad you are on the mend

  240. Sandra W. February 10, 2014 at 7:16 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali, the answer is C

  241. elizabeth gray February 10, 2014 at 8:37 am -  Reply

    answer c

  242. Maria Crolla February 10, 2014 at 10:15 am -  Reply

    Answer C.

  243. Shirley Symonds February 10, 2014 at 11:36 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali great to see you back on air the answer is C I have everything crossed to win this great prize

  244. Nicola Poveda February 10, 2014 at 12:33 pm -  Reply

    c) something small and delicately worked

  245. alison keenan February 10, 2014 at 12:53 pm -  Reply

    Hi there Julie and Lily. Lovely to hear from you, and delighted you liked the cake. I passed on your comments about Jack smoking – my ex husband took 18 months to give up smoking – started with patches, then gum, then patches to get off the gum! So sorry the weather is grim, but as you say, roll on the Spring :) Take care, and good luck at work – I’ll be thinking of you love Ali x

  246. MRS ANGELA LONG February 10, 2014 at 2:13 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison
    I always look forward to watching any show on QVC as long as you are presenting it because you keep me interested in whatever you are talking about. Really pleased to see you back on the screen.
    Take care and look after yourself.
    The answer to your questin is:
    c) SOMETHING SMALL AND DELICATELY WORKED.

  247. debbie hutchinson February 10, 2014 at 2:38 pm -  Reply

    c. glad to have you back.have missed you

  248. alison keenan February 10, 2014 at 2:47 pm -  Reply

    Judith I loved the story of your son’s birth, and the police escort for your daughter’s arrival! So sorry you had complications, but to be honest, so few of us have textbook deliveries :) The cake made for your son sounds fantastic – sadly no one in the family into boating or sailing, but I do remember making a monster truck for Sam years ago! Thanks for your competition answer and also for your letter which I have replied to :) All is well, so please don’t worry, love Ali xx

  249. alison keenan February 10, 2014 at 2:50 pm -  Reply

    Hi Marie, and thank you for your kind words. Yes it has been a bit of a long haul, but I’m feeling a great deal better. Thanks for entering the competition, and indeed – full steam ahead for a happier 2014, Love Ali xx

  250. alison keenan February 10, 2014 at 2:53 pm -  Reply

    Gosh, great response to our competition! And a great Jewellery Day too! Thanks to Sue, L:esley, Reina, Carole, Kajal, William, Gillian, Kay, Angela, Mandy and Fay. All correct answers will go into our draw for next week! Love Ali x

  251. alison keenan February 10, 2014 at 2:57 pm -  Reply

    Dear Janet, so good to hear from you, and thank you very much for your card :) I was relieved to hear about Alfie too, and although it must be distressing to see him with his glasses on, it will be wonderful if they improve things for him. Happy Birthday for the 4th, and I hope that your son has a good day today, and little Alfie will be celebrating with you all on the 23rd. I haven’t seen Thriller, but will consider it after your recommendation, and I’m glad that you were ‘spoiled’ with your trip to York :) I hope work went well, and you got plenty of sleep, with love, Ali xx

  252. alison keenan February 10, 2014 at 2:59 pm -  Reply

    …and some more entries! Thanks to Esther, Sandip, Kerry, B Anderson, Isabel, Carol, Angela, Leslie, Shirley, Pauline and Judy. Love Ali xx

  253. alison keenan February 10, 2014 at 3:04 pm -  Reply

    My dear Mary, it sounds as though you’ve been having a time of it! So sorry to hear about the dishwasher and then the oven! So glad you’ve got a slow cooker – that’ll save on washing up too! Loved your story of the mop and bucket… Do you watch Call the Midwife? One of my current favourites :) I’ve thought of you often when I’ve looked at a map of the coast and this terrible weather… so hoping that you all stay safe and warm, and that cricket training indoors will continue – far better to watch from the sidelines I would think too! Take care Mary – oh, and just to let you know we have no broadband or land line and this morning I dropped my iPhone and that’s broken too! Thank heavens for the Ipad! Love Ali xx

  254. alison keenan February 10, 2014 at 3:08 pm -  Reply

    Hi there Sue, quiet times sound good to me! I am just glad to know that you’re not too badly affected by the weather where you are – quite a lot of flooding locally as there is nowhere for the water to drain! Sadly there is no news re Jill’s dog… it has been so hard for her and Larry to cope, but they have done absolutely everything to find him, and we have all helped where we can. So glad you have Milly. Take care and thanks for entering the competition, love Ali xx

  255. alison keenan February 10, 2014 at 3:15 pm -  Reply

    Hi there Carol, Joanne, Katharine, M Parkinson, Caroline, Linda, Jayne Ward, Angela, Christine, Valerie, Catherine, Ann and Heather! Thanks for your entries – draw taking place later this week. Love Ali xx

  256. alison keenan February 10, 2014 at 3:17 pm -  Reply

    Dear Lisa, thank you for your sweet comments, and yes I am feeling much better now. Glad to be back at work too! Thanks for entering the competition, and be lucky! Love Ali xx

  257. alison keenan February 10, 2014 at 3:23 pm -  Reply

    Hello there Helen, soooo sorry to hear about your domestic nightmares!! The thought of a cold shower is more than I could cope with first thing in the morning! House phones and broadband – we have the same – car windscreen wipers, and now my mobile! I hope you got the cappucino off the floor without too much trouble and that your health has improved since you last wrote. I also hope your luck changes with this competition :) Oh, and Ali’s Army has been going for almost three years – hard to believe really :) Love Ali xx

  258. alison keenan February 10, 2014 at 3:26 pm -  Reply

    Thanks to Maureen, Susan, Angela, Cheryl, Tracy and Hilary. All correct answers will go into the draw for later this week! Take care, love Ali xx

  259. alison keenan February 10, 2014 at 3:30 pm -  Reply

    Helen, lovely to hear from you, and I am glad that you enjoy the shows and the blog! Great that you’ve taken the time out to comment and compounded what I’ve always believed – how incredibly helpful friends and family can be in supporting you through all kinds of trials and tribulations. Do stay in touch and thanks for entering the competition. Love Ali xx

  260. alison keenan February 10, 2014 at 3:31 pm -  Reply

    Hi Val, Lovely to hear from you, and hope you caught the jewellery shows on Friday? It’s good to be back, and although working behind the scenes today, I’ll be on air tomorrow at 8pm. Thanks for entering the competition, love Ali xx

  261. alison keenan February 10, 2014 at 3:36 pm -  Reply

    Dear Gill, I was so sorry to read about your daughter, and I am certain that Alpa’s plight is one you can associate with. So hard when it is your situation, but equally hard when you are the carer for someone in this situation. Is there a support group maybe that could help you? How about counselling for depression – talking things through often helps… I do hope you will find something to help. Thank you though for taking the time to write to me today, and stay strong, love Ali xx

  262. Jane Cusworth February 10, 2014 at 3:37 pm -  Reply

    Answer is C

  263. alison keenan February 10, 2014 at 3:41 pm -  Reply

    Dear Alpa, you may have seen my previous reply to Gill – it seems there are many of your seeking support for this condition and I so very much hope you find it. Glad though that you have decided to go for the supplements – I do believe they are helping me get my strength back. Book yourself a taxi and make that appointment to see the doctor – even if they don’t say the right thing you will feel better for being able to talk to them! Love to you and thanks for entering the competition. Ali xx

  264. alison keenan February 10, 2014 at 3:42 pm -  Reply

    Dear Margaret, well spotted! We had to stick to the spelling with an X as it’s the brand name :) Thanks for entering the competition though, love Ali xx

  265. alison keenan February 10, 2014 at 3:45 pm -  Reply

    Hi there Hilary, Mags, Sue, Evelyn, Anita, June, Sharon, Maureen, Emma, Hilary Littlefield, Julie, Margaret, Bern, Ellen and Julie! All correct answers will go into the draw later this week! Thank you, love Ali xx

  266. alison keenan February 10, 2014 at 3:54 pm -  Reply

    Hello Elaine, you have been very much in my thoughts, and I know that things are difficult for you at present too. I am glad though that Poppy, Cali and Molly are with you regularly, and I too can’t quite believe that Poppy will be starting school this September! I still remember you sending me the photo of her when she was born :) Stay strong, and sending you a hug, love Ali xx

  267. alison keenan February 10, 2014 at 3:56 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ellen, and thank you for your kind words – and for entering the competition, love Ali xx

  268. alison keenan February 10, 2014 at 3:59 pm -  Reply

    Aaaw thanks Lyn – I missed being on air too! Yes, Jack’s birthday was a great success, and thank you for the compliment – I have a daughter of 28! Feeling my age a bit today, but glad to be hospital appointment free until April :) Love Ali xx

  269. alison keenan February 10, 2014 at 4:03 pm -  Reply

    Thanks to Julie, Jane, Jeanette, Jacqueline, Jackie, Janet, Julia and Julie Sykes – all the J’s! – Sarah, Caroline, Martina and Kay. All correct entries will go into our draw later in the week! Love Ali x

  270. alison keenan February 10, 2014 at 4:07 pm -  Reply

    Louise, great to know that we have a shared interest in Jewellery, and I will keep my fingers crossed for you in our competition. I also love the new Links bracelet, and bought one for my daughter Lucy for Christmas :) Would be great to introduce you to a new brand that would become a firm favourite with you, so do keep in touch, love Ali xx

  271. alison keenan February 10, 2014 at 4:09 pm -  Reply

    Hello to Sandra, Sadie, Zoe, Cathy, Dawn, TRacy H, Eileen, Susan Storer, Jenny Herring, Janice, Andrea! Be lucky all of you, and thanks for entering the competition :) Love Ali xx

  272. alison keenan February 10, 2014 at 4:10 pm -  Reply

    My dear Sylvia, I was so sorry to read about your mum – I’m sure you do miss her…. Thank you very much though for entering the competition – I wish I had prizes for you all! Stay in touch, love ALi xx

  273. Marilyn R February 10, 2014 at 11:41 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali, will be good to see you back again. Take care

  274. Mrs Ellen Rowley February 11, 2014 at 11:31 am -  Reply

    Answer is c something small and delicately worked.

  275. Jane Banks February 11, 2014 at 11:46 am -  Reply

    The answer is C

  276. Chris N February 11, 2014 at 12:44 pm -  Reply

    C ) small and delicately worked
    Hope that you feel as well as you look Alison x

  277. Elizabeth February 11, 2014 at 1:23 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali.
    The answer is C
    Thanks x

  278. Gillian Lawler February 11, 2014 at 2:46 pm -  Reply

    Hi Answer is C

  279. Alpa February 11, 2014 at 3:30 pm -  Reply

    Dear Ali,
    Sorry to hear about your IPhone. I remember that it had to be fished out of water not too long ago. I forgot to record your shows on Friday (brain like a sieve) and missed the first hour. I did catch the second hour though and look forward to your shows tonight. So happy to see you back and love your hair. Very stylish. Well done to Jack for having stopped smoking.
    Well, the email to Invest in ME is still in progress and I feel a lot better for doing it. I thought I’d make an appointment with the other doctor at the surgery (just to see if she’s any different to my doctor) I seem to have an alarming reaction to certain foods, my ineffective pain meds and at other times for no reason at all. My doctor dismissed it as ‘not serious’ It’s just not normal though, well not normal for me! Thanks for the reminder to book an appointment and taxi. Much appreciated. Made a note to order the supplements. At least that will be two things done :)
    Hopefully a replacement washing machine will be here sooner rather than later. Just waiting for the one I’ve chosen to come into stock. I’ve been through two machines over the last few months. They seem to be not well at all. The lady dealing with it did say as it has been going on for 10 months now, she would be shouting. I didn’t though :) I think the last time I got irate was a few months ago when the landlord sent a contractor to do some work, caused damage and then denied liability after admitting liability! I am on the case though and that of the on going anti-social behaviour, as well.
    Gill, so sorry that your daughter has had the same illness for so long and is battling depression as well. I wish I could do something to help. There is an independent charity here called Invest in ME. I’m sure Ali will not mind me posting the address here which is http://www.investinme.org. Contact information is on the home page. I, too have reached the end of my tether and am contacting them as a last resort. If I find anything or anyone that can help, I’ll let you know x
    Jilly, hope your son-in-law’s appointment went as well as can be expected last Friday. My love to you x
    Lots of Love to all in Ali’s Army x
    As always, thank you Ali. For me, the best thing is to keep on keeping on. At times I think I would give a tortoise competition!
    Take care,
    Lots of Love, Alpa xxx

  280. Sue Potter February 11, 2014 at 5:34 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali,
    Answer is C. something small and delicately worked.
    Sue x

  281. Michelle Burgess February 11, 2014 at 5:36 pm -  Reply

    The answer is C. Great blog remembering happy times!

  282. Ann Mitchell February 11, 2014 at 5:37 pm -  Reply

    The answer is C

  283. Ann Mitchell February 11, 2014 at 5:39 pm -  Reply

    The answer is C

  284. sandra February 11, 2014 at 5:39 pm -  Reply

    ANSWER IS C

  285. sharon February 11, 2014 at 5:41 pm -  Reply

    Answer C

  286. Eleanor Robinson February 11, 2014 at 5:42 pm -  Reply

    The answer is C.

  287. Laura McClure February 11, 2014 at 5:42 pm -  Reply

    The answer is C

  288. Jane Raven February 11, 2014 at 5:42 pm -  Reply

    The answer is C
    Where did that month go to?
    Regards
    Jane X

  289. Heather February 11, 2014 at 5:43 pm -  Reply

    ANSWER C

  290. Beverley Cheetham February 11, 2014 at 5:45 pm -  Reply

    Dear Ali! I’m so sorry to hear you have not been well, but very pleased you are feeling better & will be gracing our screens again on Friday! You have been so missed. The answer to your competition question is
    C SOMETHING SMALL & DELICATLY WORKED
    You take care & lots of love xxx

  291. Gee February 11, 2014 at 5:55 pm -  Reply

    Answer C

  292. Sara February 11, 2014 at 6:02 pm -  Reply

    C) small and delicately worked

  293. Karen Higgins February 11, 2014 at 7:52 pm -  Reply

    Answer is c – keeping fingers crossed
    As I recently lost my baby bijouix bracelet which I loved

  294. Chiara Quinn February 11, 2014 at 8:06 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali, the answer is C

  295. Nicki Grant February 11, 2014 at 9:12 pm -  Reply

    Answer C

  296. Sarah Gray February 11, 2014 at 9:27 pm -  Reply

    Answer… C
    Great to see you back on the screen again Ali… You’ve been missed by soooo many!!!!! Thanks for giving us the opportunity to enter your competition… What a lovely thought on your behalf! Good luck to all that enter… And well done to whoever wins!!

  297. Zoe Goode February 11, 2014 at 10:20 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali
    I have never left you any comments but I always read your blog as you are a true inspiration and you are such a joy to watch on QVC.
    I don’t know where you get your strength from but nothing keeps you down girl that’s for sure!!!!!
    I found a lump last year fortunately I was ok bit like Chloe’s experience but even so those 2 weeks of waiting seem a lifetime. Anyway just wanted to say you are looking lovely as always and so glad your back on our screens!!
    I’m going to take the opportunity to enter the fab competition and my answer is
    C) something small and delicately worked
    Take care
    Xx

  298. Niamh Hutchinson February 11, 2014 at 10:32 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali
    Answer is C.
    Thanks

  299. Annabel Clifton February 11, 2014 at 10:39 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali, Can’t wait to see you back on air, I’ve missed you.
    Answer to the comp is
    c)something small and delicately worked
    Love, annabel.

  300. Kaye Dyer February 11, 2014 at 10:56 pm -  Reply

    Really pleased you are on the mend! You seem a lovely person inside and out!!!!!!!!!
    My answer is ……..C

  301. Lesley Doogan February 11, 2014 at 11:47 pm -  Reply

    The answer is C.

  302. Tania February 12, 2014 at 12:38 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali
    Glad u r on the mend. U look so well!!!!
    I posted a couple daya ago but it hasnt worked for some reason so here goes.
    The answer is C. Small and delicately worked.
    Hope this works this time.
    Tania x

  303. B Ward February 12, 2014 at 3:50 pm -  Reply

    the answer is c.

  304. brndakfiet February 12, 2014 at 7:36 pm -  Reply

    answer is C COULD BE B AS WELL DEPENDS WHO YOU ARE

  305. L smith February 12, 2014 at 8:05 pm -  Reply

    The answer is c

  306. Alison keenan February 13, 2014 at 11:01 am -  Reply

    So sorry for my lack of contact – still no broadband and even 3G struggles where we are, but we’re not flooded, so I won’t complain any further! Thanks to Margo, Madelaine, Pat Sweeney, Anne, Shirley, Valerie, Kim, Joanna, Yaffa, Helen, Veronica, Denise and Yelena! All correct answers will have gone into the draw and I will announce the winner in my next blog! Love Ali x

  307. Alison keenan February 13, 2014 at 11:09 am -  Reply

    Hello there Neishasmum – fabulous name! Lovely to hear from you, and thanks so much for your kind words support. It’s good too that you like I learn so much about others lives from the blog, and it’s very much turned into a kind of support network which is wonderful. I hope you’re not struggling in the floods, and do keep in touch, love Ali xx

  308. Alison keenan February 13, 2014 at 12:35 pm -  Reply

    Dear Jacqui lovely to hear from you, and I think I will adopt your saying if you don’t mind “put your lipstick on and smile”. I’m sure with your many health issues that’s not always easy for you to do, but as you say it’s always worth a try :) I do hope things get easier for you, with love Ali – oh and I will be naming the winner of the competition in my new blog next week xx

  309. Alison keenan February 13, 2014 at 12:37 pm -  Reply

    Hi Dolores, and thanks for taking the time to write. I’m so glad to hear that you continue to enjoy QVC and our special guests – it really keeps life interesting meeting so many new people all the time and learning about their products :) thanks for watching, and taking part in the competition, love Ali xx

  310. Alison keenan February 13, 2014 at 12:39 pm -  Reply

    My dear Karen you so have my sympathy for having had to undergo all that surgery and then chemo, and I very much hope that as you say, this next operation will be your last :) It’s lovely to read that you continue to remain positive and enjoy your life, as I appreciate it’s not always that easy to put your worries to the back of your mind…. But then when we’re both still here in 70 years time it would have been a waste to have kept worrying eh?! :). Take care, love Ali xx

  311. Alison keenan February 13, 2014 at 12:41 pm -  Reply

    More of you in with a chance of winning – Sarah. Janet Jeannette. Jennifer Day, Sharon, Linda, Constance, Sandra, Glenys, Lynn Emmit, Maureen, Villy, Gaynor, Pauline, Gloria Willatts, Coral, Sue Hartle and Jean! Thanks so much for taking part, love Ali xx

  312. Alison keenan February 13, 2014 at 12:44 pm -  Reply

    My dear Sue, it was great to read about your recent birthday trip to Dubai and it sounds as though you had a wonderful time! So good when a plan comes together, and I’m sure what with the marvellous flight out there, no doubt a lovely hotel, and then your shopping expeditions, I would have been surprised it you hadn’t have wanted to return ! :) yes, it’s been good to get back and they’ve been by kind and spread my first week out a little so it wasn’t too tiring. Off for a surprise Valentine’s weekend tomorrow, then back with you in Sunday afternoon – exciting! With love, Ali xx

  313. Alison keenan February 13, 2014 at 12:48 pm -  Reply

    So glad this competition has appealed to so many of you – all correct entries will have been put in the draw and we will be finding out who the winner is on my next blog :) thanks to Jane Mount, Carol, Jane, Gill. Lorraine, Elizabeth, Beryle, Ren, Susan Troke, Derana, Rose, Anita, Bernie and Pam, love Ali xx

  314. Alison keenan February 13, 2014 at 12:49 pm -  Reply

    Hello there Jean and your mum! Bless you for your lovely comment, and yes, I’ve missed you too! :) good luck with the competition, love Ali xx

  315. Alison keenan February 13, 2014 at 12:51 pm -  Reply

    ….and there’s more! Susan Lee, Susan, Nicola, Chris, Sharon, Maureen, Jacky, Sally, Sue Pringles, Lisa Ward, Sue Smith, Sylvia and Ruth Spencer. All correct entries will have gone into the draw and I’ll announce the winner in next week’s blog :) love Ali xx

  316. Alison keenan February 13, 2014 at 1:07 pm -  Reply

    Chris, thanks for writing, and you’re correct, I’d hate not to have this contact, and so it’s stops me from leaving you completely and is a huge support to me too! Hope you’re not struggling in the floods, love Ali xx

  317. Alison keenan February 13, 2014 at 1:09 pm -  Reply

    Tania and Norma, your entries have been put I to the draw, and I will be announcing the winner in my blog next week! Thanks for your concern and constant support – feeling a lot better, and have had my first week back set over quite a few days so not too tired :) love Ali xx

  318. Alison keenan February 13, 2014 at 1:11 pm -  Reply

    Tina, we must be women of the same heart :) coming back to work is always a tonic, and I miss it when I’m away! I have to admit that this last op has taken longer to heal from, but I think considering all that happened my body has been kind to me :) I hope this finds you in good health, love Ali xx

  319. Alison keenan February 13, 2014 at 1:13 pm -  Reply

    More names that will have gone into the draw! Barbara Corbett, Joanna, Dawn, Sue Bryson, Catherine Dyer, Margaret, Lisa, Carol, Janet Hama, Alison, Lee Shaw – thank you, love Ali xx

  320. Alison keenan February 13, 2014 at 1:15 pm -  Reply

    Add to this, Anne, Sara Smith, Jackie, Julie, Eleanor, Rita, Judi, dianne, Christine Moore, Christine, Jeannette, Emma, Suzanne, Angela, Jill, Martine, Lynne, Kathy, Sharon, denim Julie, Sue. Julie Ellis, Phyllis, Donna, Christine and Tania – thanks Girls ! Love Ali xx

  321. Alison keenan February 13, 2014 at 1:17 pm -  Reply

    Susielou, so sorry to hear that your friend is still battling with breast cancer three years on..same time frame as me, so I very much hope that she will be feeling better soon. No doubt you have been a huge comfort to her. Thanks for entering the competition and I’ll be naming the winner next week – everything crossed – which I had prizes for all of you! Love Ali xx

  322. Alison keenan February 13, 2014 at 1:20 pm -  Reply

    Here are more entrants – your names will have been included in the draw – I am just struggling a little with no broadband and a very dodgy 3G signal from home! Pauline, R. Hines, Eileen, Mairhead, Sharon, Sandra, Elizabeth, Maria, Shirley, Nicola, Marilyn, Ellen Rowley and Jane xxxx

  323. Alison keenan February 13, 2014 at 1:23 pm -  Reply

    Hi Thelma, which part of Spain do you live in? Do hope the weather is better there than here! Of course you can enter the competition, and I am delighted to know that not only do you shop with us, but that you read the blogs too! Yes, it’s great to be back, and I wish you much happiness and good health in 2014 love Ali xx

  324. Hefina Mitchell February 13, 2014 at 1:26 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison,
    nice to see you back on q v c .
    answer is C
    Hefina

  325. Alison keenan February 13, 2014 at 1:27 pm -  Reply

    Hi Sarah Gray, so glad you like the prize and the idea of a competition. Thanks to our very generous suppliers, I am hoping to run more of them this year, so do keep reading and entering! Have a great weekend, love Ali xx

  326. Alison keenan February 13, 2014 at 1:29 pm -  Reply

    …and the last entrants on this page…! Thanks to Chris, Elizabeth, Gillian, Sue, Michelle, Ann, Sandra, Sharon, Eleanor, Laura, Jane, Heather, Beverley Cheetham, Gee, Sara, Karen, Chiara, Nicki, Niamh Annabel and Kaye love Ali xx

  327. Alison keenan February 13, 2014 at 1:35 pm -  Reply

    Dear Zoe, thank you for choosing to write for the first time, and with such positive news too. I am so glad that you like our Chloe, were found to be well, and that the lump was harmless. You’re right though, the two week wait is interminable … I was glad to be in touch with Chloe for that time :) Feeling a bit tired today, but a break now until Sunday and Colin is taking me away somewhere as a surprise for Valentines so am very much looking forward to that :). I hope you have a good weekend and can join me on Sunday at 4pm for Quacker! Should be fun :) love Ali xx

  328. Alison keenan February 13, 2014 at 1:41 pm -  Reply

    Dear Alpa thank you for keeping us in the loop and your tortoise comment did make me smile :) However, it sounds to me as though you are definitely making progress! Good luck with the washing machine – I had to buy a new one just before Christmas, but as colin can plumb them in, and is strong enough to heave it indoors we brought it back from the shop and set it up! Thanks for sharing the ME link – I’m sure that will help Gill. I think although you say it’s a last resort for you, it’s still something you should pursue. Take care and hope for positive news from you when next you write, love Ali xx

  329. loraine February 15, 2014 at 8:06 am -  Reply

    so pleased for you both you deserve it love loraine

  330. babsq x February 15, 2014 at 9:04 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali and Colin CONGRATULATIONS to both of you. Your happy faces say it all! I wish you both all the happiness and health possible. I am so happy for you, Ali you have been through so much but now you are on the road to good health and lots and lots of happy years with Colin by your side. I feel so emotional my eyes are filling up with happy tears. Love to you both Babsq xxxx

  331. Christine Collins February 15, 2014 at 2:03 pm -  Reply

    Hi there Ali
    So very very pleased to hear Your special Valentine’s Day news. Congratulations to yourself & Colin. May you both live long & very happy lives together.
    Yours aye
    Christine & Iain Collins
    (43yrs married)
    Xxxx

  332. Jilly February 15, 2014 at 3:34 pm -  Reply

    WOW WOW WOW!!!! Congratulations Ali and Colin – I have just seen your picture on the twitter box (I don’t do twitter) and am thrilled for you both – Fab news – oh – just wonderful. I cannot tell you how delighted I was and had to look at your hand twice to take it in!!! looking forward to hearing all about it when you come back down to earth!!!!
    All fine with my lot but will send another blog shortly -just wanted to send the congratulations – after all you have both been through this is the icing on the cake!! Love and all the very best Jilly and Annie XXX

  333. Una February 16, 2014 at 11:42 am -  Reply

    CONGRATULATIONS my lovely. Much love to you and Colin. Its about time . Your absolute happiness and delight is SO deserved.
    Hope it was a good proposal Colin!!!!?
    Una xxxxxxxxx

  334. Una February 16, 2014 at 11:44 am -  Reply

    Been AWOL again. Sorry to all my army friends.
    I have much to tell you, but this is a happy blog for our Alison.
    It will keep for now
    Love time all
    Una xx

  335. Norah Anderson February 16, 2014 at 4:21 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison,
    Congratulations on your engagement. Can we have a close up of the ring please!
    The answer to the competition is C.
    Best regards and continue to keep well.

  336. Maya FOX February 16, 2014 at 6:00 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison. I am afraid the answeris none of the above, Bijoux is a frecnh word which means jewelry, as simple as that, cheers, Maya

  337. Pauline February 16, 2014 at 11:05 pm -  Reply

    Hello Ali,
    Lovely news I wish you and Colin a lifetime of love fun and laughter, you so deserve it.
    Best wishes,
    Pauline. x

  338. Tricia Coulson- Wood February 17, 2014 at 1:24 pm -  Reply

    Hello Ali, just heard your brilliant news of yours and Colin’s engagement. How wonderful for you both and your family to have such a wonderful celebration. I am really happy for you.
    I will catch up on other news later.
    I would like to also enter your competition with C as my answer.
    Love to all, Tricia.

  339. Alpa February 17, 2014 at 3:05 pm -  Reply

    HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY!!!! Congratulations Ali and Colin!
    I saw the happy news and photos on twitter. Overjoyed for you Ali and wish you both every happiness.
    You deserve that and so much more, my lovely :)
    Take care
    Lots of Love, Alpa xxx

  340. Sue Radford February 17, 2014 at 3:36 pm -  Reply

    Dear Ali,
    I’m so so pleased and very happy for you. Now you can put everything you’ve been through behind you and enjoy every minute of your precious life with Colin, and of course, your lovely family too. Wishing you every possible happiness for a long an happy future.
    Love from Sue Radford xx

  341. Alison Keenan February 17, 2014 at 7:38 pm -  Reply

    BabsQ thank you so much! A few tears shed on the night too, but such a wonderful surprise :) will be posting a new blog to tell you about it. Love Ali xx

  342. Alison Keenan February 17, 2014 at 7:39 pm -  Reply

    Dear Christine and Ian, thank you both very much, and here’s hoping we manage as many years together as you both have :) xxx love Ali

  343. Alison Keenan February 17, 2014 at 7:43 pm -  Reply

    Jilly thank you – and to Annie :) will be posting a new blog with our competition winner and a pic of my beautiful ring…. Such a lovely weekend, and we are both really happy. Love Ali xx

  344. Alison Keenan February 17, 2014 at 8:02 pm -  Reply

    Una how lovely to hear from you! So hooping all is well, and thank you for your kind wishes :) happy days indeed, and I will be posting a new blog with a few photos so you see my beautiful engagement ring – lucky girl I am! Very much looking forward to hearing your news too, with love Ali xx

  345. Alison Keenan February 17, 2014 at 8:03 pm -  Reply

    Dear Norah, am going to make sure you get a lovely pic of the ring in the next blog, and thanks you so much for taking time out to write and congratulate… Much appreciated, love Ali xx

  346. Alison Keenan February 17, 2014 at 8:08 pm -  Reply

    Hello there Maya, and thanks for your comment which had me running for the dictionary! I have checked and re checked as I would hate to have misled everyone, but according to the Colllins English Dictionary, Bijou/Bijoux plural is “something small and delicately worked ” 2) modifiers often ironic – small but tasteful as in bijou residence, 3) from the Breton word bizou ‘finger ring’ from biz meaning finger. Love Ali x

  347. Alison Keenan February 17, 2014 at 8:10 pm -  Reply

    A lifetime of love fun and laughter! How wonderful! Pauline, Thank you :) hope all Is well in your world xxxx love Ali xx

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