Liz Earle prize

Spending time with Tova, plus a competition!

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I normally start my blog with a big thank you for keeping in touch, but this week the thanks have to be from Colin first. He has been really touched by your incredibly kind and supportive messages, and is really pleased that you love his song “I Know She’s Mine” as much as I do.  I wish there was an album for you to buy, but it’s not completed yet, although I promise I will let you know as soon as it is!

I had a lovely moment with Mally just before our show together on Sunday:  knowing that she and her husband Phil are avid Country Music fans I played the song to her and her PA Teeny.  They were both in tears, which I took as a huge compliment, considering it had been such a corkingly successful and happy day for them with their TSV selling out at 11am! I know I’m biased, but I have listened to a great deal of country music over the last few years or more, and it is the storytelling that makes those songs memorable, and that’s what I believe Colin does so well.

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Right! My turn now! Thanks so much for writing to me – it sounds as though you’ve been incredibly busy with holidays, house moves and life generally! So glad to hear from Debz that she has two new feline friends in her life – I’m sure Ainzley would approve : ) It’s nice to know that you appreciated the photographs of Honey and thank you for your kind words about the cake I made for her. Such a lovely response to not just the blog but also the live shows too, particularly Diamonique on Thursday at 9pm. You’re clearly more perceptive than I, as you managed to buy the entire stock of the full eternity ring in 9 carat gold which I’d set my heart on, but clearly hadn’t got my act together sufficiently to order it prior to the show! I’m hoping it may come back, as I’d really like one to go with my wedding ring prior to my first anniversary on 26th June, fingers crossed!

Liz Earle prize

Something I’m sure you’ll want to celebrate with me is the Liz Earle TSV this Friday night!  As the price of the TSV is a gift in itself, the lovely Caroline Archer suggested I come up with MY top five Liz Earle products, and then they would gift those on to you.  I’ll be honest, it was difficult to think of just five, but those of you who watch me regularly will know what I love, and I hope will be happy to win what works out to be £104.74 worth of products! I went for Cleanse and Polish – obviously – but also the gentle Face Exfoliator, the sheer lip gloss in Mallow (perfect!) the Superskin Concentrate rollerball which is super easy to use, and as an absolute spoiler, the Botanical Essence No 20 which is my ALL TIME favourite fragrance from Liz Earle… Basically it’s the absolute essence of all I’ve ever wanted to be thought of as a woman. There’s a simple multiple choice question at the end of the blog with details of how to enter.

Of course May has been our dedicated Jewellery Month, and I’m so pleased to be able to tell you that Tova will be joining me this Thursday at 9pm with some of her stunning Diamonique designs.Most of the collection is designed around her own extensive jewellery collection and includes some incredibly beautiful pieces. What she has for us this trip is no exception – I’ve already ordered the Art Deco ring! I do so enjoy my time with Tova – although it’s never long enough – and admire her hugely for her elegance, personality, warmth and grace. Not many folk can boast all of those attributes, but she most definitely does! : )

She’s also incredibly kind, and has been a constant source of support to me behind the scenes following my diagnosis all those years ago… Although she won’t be with me for the entire hour, she will be bringing a number of her beautiful designs including my pick for the hour – the huggie earrings that were pictured in the last blog…. We couldn’t get them  in time for the show last week but have them now! Do make sure you can join us at 9pm otherwise you’ll miss out!

Diamonique earrings

Staying with the jewellery theme, I knew you’d be pleased to know that Roberto Farone Manella – the enigmatic Italian designer – is making an appearance at the very end of jewellery month! He has been making fine and phenomenally expensive jewellery since the year dot, which he creates and sells on the island of Capri, and also in his beautiful bijou boutique in Knightsbridge. Having recently designed an affordable but equally fabulous line of fashion jewellery for QVC, he will be just one of the talented designers joining us for our “Got to Have It” event on May 30th. Look out for an infinity necklace available in rose gold, yellow gold and silver tone, it’s 90cm long – 35″ to those of us still on old money! Better yet, there are a pair of stud earrings included in the price of £34, which complement the beautiful infinity link! Having waxed lyrical on my last blog about the need for a longer length of necklace, I’ve managed to get in early and order this in yellow gold – a touch of summer I feel : )

Pilgrim Crystal Bezel Silicone Watch 305921

Something else I must mention – as I had so many tweets asking about it – is this beautiful watch from Pilgrim. Designed by two Danes – Annemette and Thomas – this range encapsulates the designers’ love of music, spontaneity and art. We know you loved the previous silicone strap watch, and so this time we’ve added a tad more glamour and pizazz to the original sports design. What do you think?  It’s available in five different colours – Navy and Mint with a silver bezel, Grey and Blush with a rose bezel, and Black with a yellow gold finish – for £37 I think it’s a steal!

My watch

I found this little Smiths leather strap watch that my parents bought me for my ninth birthday, and it still fits! I had my birthday party at the Burford Bridge Hotel in Dorking, and we were allowed to race around in the ballroom there! It was just magical, I’ll never forget it.

Debbie Flint's charity

I’m hoping to recreate some of that magic with Debbie Flint on June 12th when she’ll be hosting a fundraiser in aid of the Medical Detection dogs at a charity afternoon fete near Dorking. Tom from Alpha H will be there along with Abi Cleeve, Adele from SBC, Emma from Imedeen and Gill Gauntlett – to name but a few! In the evening the endlessly energetic Patrick Hoy from Quacker factory is hosting a supper quiz, which you can purchase tickets for, and Deb and I may well be providing some surprise entertainment!! It should be fun : )

Calla liliesIn fact I’m lucky enough to have a fair few special days to look forward to with Colin’s birthday on 30th May and all the family coming to us the day before! I have just started to collate the food shop online, and have been washing and drying bedlinen in the sunshine in readiness for those who will stay over. At the moment I have ALL of Colin’s children coming, but also Lucy and Simon, Honey, and George and Henry, Sam and Abbie,  Jack and his girlfriend Fran with her son Oscar.

Only another six weeks to go before baby Elsworth hopefully makes an appearance… Danny and Rae know they’re having a daughter and have already named her Cala Lily – how pretty! I was bought these Cala Lily bulbs for my birthday in March, and am thrilled that they have already flowered… stunning, as I’m sure she will be : )

I really hope you can join me for some of the shows I have over the next few weeks, but wouldn’t want you to miss the TSV from Liz Earle this Friday at midnight 27th May.  To win the Liz Earle goodies that I chose for my top five, all you have to do is answer this question:

Which Bay on the Isle of Wight is famous for its coloured sands?

A. Marmatinto Bay

B. Alum Bay

C. Chine Sands

To enter, leave your answer as a comment below this blog. You’ll have to give your email address but don’t worry, it won’t be published. The competition closes on Sunday 5th June, when a winner will be randomly selected, emailed and also announced on this blog. For our standard terms and conditions click here.

Years ago, members of the public were actually allowed to dig away at the sand and take it home in glass phials. I treasured it, although sadly no longer have it, so please do have a go at my competition and share any memories you have… Including possibly those ghastly knitted bathing costumes!!! My Nanny Timms knitted me one, and it grew in sea water to at least three times my height ! It was incredibly itchy too! : )  Thank heavens for Viscose!

Have a great week and weekend,

With love,

Ali xx

648 Comments

  1. Nisrine Barakeh May 26, 2016 at 12:34 am -  Reply

    Alum bay
    My childhood memories are of the white sandy beaches of Dubai in Jumeirah- sadly now I hear spoilt by over building.

    • Margaret Deakin May 27, 2016 at 5:05 am -  Reply

      Love Liz Earle. Answer is B. Alum Bay.

    • Elizabeth S May 29, 2016 at 12:21 pm -  Reply

      b) Alum Bay Wonderful prize. Thank you

    • Shirley mcdougall May 31, 2016 at 1:54 am -  Reply

      Answer B Alum Bay but never been. Thank you for the chance to win Liz Earle .

    • Cheryl Hanks June 2, 2016 at 8:56 am -  Reply

      Hi Alison, The answer is Alum Bay. I come from southampton but as a child always visited the isle of wight, from soton to Cowes or to ryde. My family then moved to Cowes to live, i have loved Liz earle from years ago, and fell in love with qvc from the beginning, i would not miss a day with you all and as i hit my 65th birthday yesterday long may it continue.

    • Suzanne June 2, 2016 at 10:11 pm -  Reply

      The answer is Allum Bay I really love Colin’s song I loved the misty photograph at the end of the song Many Thanks

  2. Heather Lloyd May 26, 2016 at 12:53 am -  Reply

    B. Alum Bay
    Memories of our family holiday when Katrin and Ffion were 6 and 4 years respectively,1996 ahhh. Both carefully filled a Teddy Bear shape with layers of the sands ,and were so proud of them.

    • Alison Keenan June 1, 2016 at 11:42 am -  Reply

      Wow Heather I didn’t realise they were still allowing the sand gathering that recently! No mean feat getting the sand in those small shapes either! Well done indeed :) Love Ali xx

  3. Jo Drake May 26, 2016 at 1:24 am -  Reply

    The answer is B Alum Bay.
    Thanks.

    • Yasmine choudhry May 26, 2016 at 1:10 pm -  Reply

      Hi Alison
      Answer is B. Alum Bay
      Thank you for another amazing prize

  4. Julie Higgins May 26, 2016 at 2:08 am -  Reply

    Answer B. Love the Liz Earle products

    • Heather June 5, 2016 at 9:25 pm -  Reply

      Competition answer is B Alum Bay

  5. Jennifer Eady May 26, 2016 at 2:59 am -  Reply

    The bay on the Isle of Wight where the beautiful coloured sands are is Alum Bay. Have been there, seen them and even had the knitted swimsuit! Ugh!

    • Alison Keenan June 1, 2016 at 11:43 am -  Reply

      Jennifer I bet we’re the only two who do remember those costumes! Mum reminded me of the ruched ones too that shrank when you wore them and it was purgatory trying to get them off :) Love Ali xx

  6. Louise G May 26, 2016 at 3:01 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali,
    Please enter me into the competition – answer is (b) Alum Bay
    Thanks,
    Louise :)

  7. Jane Willis May 26, 2016 at 4:43 am -  Reply

    B. Alum Bay – I have one of those glass phials, brought home to me from a school trip by one of my daughters about 30 years ago.

    • Alison Keenan June 1, 2016 at 11:44 am -  Reply

      Jane well done for keeping it! I reckon they’d be collector’s items now! Love Ali xx

  8. Carriann Thompson May 26, 2016 at 5:01 am -  Reply

    B) Alum Bay

  9. Sharon Stevenson May 26, 2016 at 5:11 am -  Reply

    B:- Alum Bay

  10. sarah mccarthy May 26, 2016 at 5:16 am -  Reply

    Alum Bay

    Thanks

  11. Janice Papworth May 26, 2016 at 5:26 am -  Reply

    The answer is Alum Bay

  12. Julie McArdle May 26, 2016 at 6:12 am -  Reply

    B, Alum Bay

  13. Lisa Gane May 26, 2016 at 6:51 am -  Reply

    Answer: Alum Bay

  14. Pamela Hanna May 26, 2016 at 6:55 am -  Reply

    The answer is B Alum Bay.

  15. Valerie May 26, 2016 at 7:04 am -  Reply

    Hi, Ali The answer is B) Alum bay

  16. Juliet Dean May 26, 2016 at 7:08 am -  Reply

    B. Alum Bay

  17. Kay Hughes May 26, 2016 at 7:10 am -  Reply

    Item b) Alum Bay is famous for its coloured sands.

    Thank you
    Kay

  18. Morag Cade May 26, 2016 at 7:20 am -  Reply

    B) Alum Bay
    Hi Ali, you have chosen my favourite Liz Earle products. How did you know?!
    Best wishes
    Morag xx

  19. Stephanie May 26, 2016 at 7:24 am -  Reply

    Which Bay on the Isle of Wight is famous for its coloured sands?

    B. Alum Bay

  20. Valerie Beattie May 26, 2016 at 7:25 am -  Reply

    B. Alum bay.

  21. Carol Morris May 26, 2016 at 7:40 am -  Reply

    Answer is B. Your Colin has a magical voice Alison. You must be so proud of your husband, the song sends shivers down the spline !! It’s many years since I have been able to go on a beach but I can still imagine the thrill of feeling sand between my toes, wet or dry! It was on a beach in mid Wales where my family hail from and where we make regular visits. Happy memories for me Alison always feature nature and of course my children . Thank you for your blogs Alison they are very much appreciated.xx

    • Alison Keenan June 1, 2016 at 11:49 am -  Reply

      Dear Carol, thank you so much for your kind words. Colin has over 4,000 ‘listens’ now, and is very pleased it has been so well received. I’m sorry you’re not able to get to the beach anymore, but isn’t memory a wonderful thing.. I’m glad you at least get back to visit where you were happy, and hopefully see your children too. So glad you enjoy the blogs, love Ali xx

  22. Patricia bird May 26, 2016 at 7:50 am -  Reply

    Chine sands hope I’m lucky x

  23. Cath May 26, 2016 at 7:51 am -  Reply

    B. Alum Bay

  24. Lynn May 26, 2016 at 7:52 am -  Reply

    Answer B. Alum Bay. Thank you

  25. Julie May 26, 2016 at 8:00 am -  Reply

    The answer is B Alum bay. Fingers crossed

  26. Sallie ann Nicol May 26, 2016 at 8:01 am -  Reply

    Answer is B Alum Bay. Looking forward to the TSV to try the eyed team. agree with you Ali No’20 is a joy.

  27. Elaine Solanki May 26, 2016 at 8:02 am -  Reply

    B. Alum Bay.

  28. Stephanie martin May 26, 2016 at 8:11 am -  Reply

    Answer is : B. Alum Bay

    Lovely prize – I adore Liz Earle products.

  29. EDITH COCKBURN May 26, 2016 at 8:27 am -  Reply

    B) ALUM BAY – lovely prize

  30. bernadette hancock May 26, 2016 at 8:29 am -  Reply

    Answer: Alum Bay

  31. barbara michael May 26, 2016 at 8:35 am -  Reply

    Answer is B] Alum Bay.

  32. Amanda Hughes May 26, 2016 at 8:51 am -  Reply

    B. Alum Bay

  33. Anne Carlin May 26, 2016 at 8:52 am -  Reply

    Alum Bay has coloured sands

  34. Cathy May 26, 2016 at 8:52 am -  Reply

    B) Alum Bay

  35. Sam Davis May 26, 2016 at 9:04 am -  Reply

    The Answer is (B) ALUM BAY

  36. Suzanne Taylor May 26, 2016 at 9:12 am -  Reply

    Alum Bay and Liz Earle – a perfect combination

  37. Alison Brooks May 26, 2016 at 9:13 am -  Reply

    B. Alum Bay
    We’ve had some lovely holidays over there, it always feels more relaxed some how. Thanks for the giveaway.

  38. Cheryl minton May 26, 2016 at 9:20 am -  Reply

    B) alum bay- thank you.

  39. Christine Key May 26, 2016 at 9:21 am -  Reply

    It’s Alum Bay

  40. Elaine Hastings May 26, 2016 at 9:23 am -  Reply

    Answer is B) Alum Bay

  41. Felicity Winter May 26, 2016 at 9:27 am -  Reply

    B) Alum Bay

    What a prize!

  42. Vidisha Lala May 26, 2016 at 9:27 am -  Reply

    B. Alum Bay

  43. Karen Gower May 26, 2016 at 9:28 am -  Reply

    Alum Bay. Happy memories of our daughters filling a glass bottle with sand while on holiday there years ago.

    • Alison Keenan June 1, 2016 at 11:54 am -  Reply

      Gosh Karen, I didn’t realise they were still doing the sand collecting!! I will have to recheck my sources :) Good luck in the competition! Love Ali xx

  44. Lisa May 26, 2016 at 9:28 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali..the answer is b) Alum bay

  45. Shona Dunne May 26, 2016 at 9:28 am -  Reply

    Hi, the answer is
    B. Alum Bay
    Thanks! Shona

  46. Marion Patterson May 26, 2016 at 9:31 am -  Reply

    B) Alum Bay. Lovely products

  47. eileen mc neice May 26, 2016 at 9:33 am -  Reply

    Answer B Alum Bay.

  48. Kathleen Colgan May 26, 2016 at 9:41 am -  Reply

    Hi Answer Alum Bay

  49. Dawn May 26, 2016 at 9:49 am -  Reply

    What a lovely collection you’ve chosen for the prize, Alison! Please could I enter the competition; Answer, B. Alum Bay. (Would love to visit, one day!) X

    • Alison Keenan June 1, 2016 at 12:03 pm -  Reply

      I hope one day you will Dawn! Your answer has been noted – we’ll be drawing a winner at the end of the week :) Love Ali xx

  50. Alfreda Emery May 26, 2016 at 9:53 am -  Reply

    Answer ; Alum Bay lovely area just the location to flaunt my Liz Earle products

  51. Maureen Feldman May 26, 2016 at 9:53 am -  Reply

    Alum Bay, beautiful resort.

  52. Noreenhalstead May 26, 2016 at 9:53 am -  Reply

    Answer is b alum

  53. Leigh May 26, 2016 at 9:53 am -  Reply

    Answer is B – Alum Bay

  54. Noreenhalstead May 26, 2016 at 9:54 am -  Reply

    Hi it is alum bay

  55. Julie Goodall May 26, 2016 at 9:54 am -  Reply

    The answer is B Alum Bay.
    Thank you

  56. SandraJobson May 26, 2016 at 9:54 am -  Reply

    B) Alum Bay

  57. Polly Murphy May 26, 2016 at 9:58 am -  Reply

    B) Alum Bay (I remember it every time I look at my own little bottle of coloured sands!)

  58. Deirdre Edwards May 26, 2016 at 10:02 am -  Reply

    Answer is B Alum Bay. Thanks.

  59. Anne Coombes May 26, 2016 at 10:05 am -  Reply

    Answer Alum Bay. I remember going to Alum Bay with my mother and lovely step father about 65 years ago. I had a glass bottle filled with the sand. It was a magical place all those years ago and I realise how lucky I was to have Stan as my step father, as he was full of knowledge about different things and places. He wanted me to see this place.
    I will be ordering the TSV, I have recently discovered the Neroli superskin cream and I love it.

    • Alison Keenan June 1, 2016 at 12:05 pm -  Reply

      Anne how marvellous to have memories of that far back! Lovely to that your Step dad was such a good man, and took you to such a great place. I hope you managed to get your TSV? It sold out very quickly :) Love Ali xx

  60. Wendy Wilkeson May 26, 2016 at 10:17 am -  Reply

    The answer is B, Alum Bay.

  61. michelle cassie May 26, 2016 at 10:19 am -  Reply

    The answer is b alum bay

  62. ANGELA HAWKES May 26, 2016 at 10:20 am -  Reply

    The answer is B.Alum Bay

  63. Linda Dunn May 26, 2016 at 10:24 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali,the answer is Alum Bay. Linda Dunn

  64. Maria Soares May 26, 2016 at 10:33 am -  Reply

    Alum Bay
    The song is beautiful !!!!

  65. Deborah Thompson May 26, 2016 at 10:35 am -  Reply

    (B) Alum Bay
    Absolutely love Liz Earle products and the Isle of Wight!

  66. Margaret Upton May 26, 2016 at 10:36 am -  Reply

    B Alum Bay.
    What a lot of replies you have had!
    Thought I’d respond early as I wanted to say I’d love to purchase the album when it is finished. How about getting the band a guest spot on QVC!!??
    I didn’t even connect SW with Sonny Walters and I should have, how did they come by that name? The reason for BG says it all, how special.
    My first watch was an Ingersoll, it had a brown cord strap I thought it was lovely, now it looks so tiny compared to the modern styles.
    Where do the years go? Happy innocent times.
    Looking forward to this weeks show with Tova, fingers crossed you do get the Eternity ring.
    Love,
    Maggie
    xx

    • Alison Keenan June 1, 2016 at 12:08 pm -  Reply

      Hi there Maggie, thanks so much for your comment. I think that once Colin gets the album completed I will try and get him a guest spot. You’d love the other tracks I’m sure! He actually called himself Sonny Walters after a famous Tottenham Hotspur player – his favourite team! Nice that you too have kept your little Ingersoll watch.. as you say where do the years go..? I’ve asked my buyers and they are ‘onto it’ – as far as the eternity ring goes :) Thanks for entering the competition, love Ali x

  67. Sue Pickard May 26, 2016 at 10:38 am -  Reply

    Answer = B. Alum Bay for a chance to win some superb products.

  68. Phyllis cowen May 26, 2016 at 10:44 am -  Reply

    Firstly Alison, may I say that this is the first time I have ever written a blog to a presenter but listening to your Colin’s song gave an insight to the happiness you both obviously share. He has a lovely voice and the words are really beautiful and I especially loved the way you appeared in a shaded way in this video where his love for you shines through. I, too, have been blessed to have been married to my husband for 59 years also next month. May you both be blessed with good health and happiness in the years ahead.

    By the way, answer to quiz – Alum Bay.

    • Alison Keenan June 1, 2016 at 12:28 pm -  Reply

      Dear Phyllis, thanks so much for making this the first blog you write on, and also for your sweet words about Collins song. I agree, the video is beautiful and I was very touched by the fact he ran in our wedding photograph at the end too :) how marvellous for you to have been married for 59 years in June. I will feel truly blessed if I stay well and we manage even 10 years! I hope you’re lucky in the competition, and please do keep in touch, love Ali xx

  69. Vanessa May 26, 2016 at 10:45 am -  Reply

    Alum Bay…….love to all of you xxx

  70. Jan Blount May 26, 2016 at 10:47 am -  Reply

    Answer B Alum Bay

  71. Jenny Bell May 26, 2016 at 10:54 am -  Reply

    I guess it’s Alum Bay

  72. Vanessa Foster May 26, 2016 at 10:54 am -  Reply

    Hello Ali, Firstly I love your hubbies song, brought tears to my eyes!
    My answers is B Alum Bay.

    Sadly I only ever had one family holiday as a child, aged 10 I am one of seven children! but have fond memories of it.

    Looking forward to the Liz Earle TSV I will order two at that price!!

    • Alison Keenan June 1, 2016 at 12:30 pm -  Reply

      Gosh Vanessa, one of seven! I’m not surprised you only had one holiday as a child, it must’ve been enormously expensive! Lovely that you remember it, and obviously all the more special because it was a one off. I hope you got the TSV, and enjoyed the shows, love Ali xx

  73. Joanna downey May 26, 2016 at 10:57 am -  Reply

    Morning Ali, I’ve been away from work for the past two days due to a disgusting bug and felt well enough today to have a Q surf, finding your blog was a Brucie bonus! I was also delighted and more than emotional when I read Debz’s news. I can totally understand her feelings and loved her words about letting go of something. Everyone, cats and people, will benefit and Ainzley will always be loved. As always I’ll be watching your 9pm show and it’ll be lovely to see Tova; when my mum was having treatment she followed Tova’s advice regarding one of her body products and it was very beneficial. I love those earrings… I wore a very similar watch to yours when I was a child and felt very grown up. When I went to High School I was the only girl who was wearing one on the first day, by the end of the week everyone had a similar watch, it was the only time (no pun intended) that I’ve been a trend setter. You’re having a busy time and how lovely to be planning a big family party. Ellie organised a surprise baby shower for Bex last Sunday, I made lots of muffins and savoury “bits” but succumbed to the start of my virus within minutes of getting there and spent the day asleep. Tallulah had the idea that I’d hurt my arm and insisted on showing the minute scratch she had as though it was a huge wound so that she could suffer as well. Another baby for you all to love is so exciting and Calla Lily is a beautiful name. I love the plant and bought back corms from Chelsea last year which gave us a glorious display, then I read that they are poisonous to dogs and cats so sadly they won’t be out this year. I’m hoping to be feeling much better on Saturday so that I can go to the Flower Show – so glorious it needs capital letters – and I’m looking forward to seeing our favourite local nursery’s display; they got a gold medal and the Diamond Jubilee Award and both are richly deserved. I’ve never been to the Isle of Wight but Colin has visited several times and remembered having a phial of layered sand, sadly long since gone. Our Summer holidays were spent in South Devon and I have lots of happy memories, I never had a knitted swimming costume but i had a very sociable mum who made friends very easily, consequently my sister and I had to become “friends” with their children. I have one photograph of me and a very thin little boy standing on North Sands beach at Salcombe. The difference in our sizes is hilarious, I don’t look happy, he looks terrified and it should be captioned that he’s my next meal. I hope that he grew up to be a gorgeous hunk of a man, so on that positive note I’ll sign off. Love from Jo x

    • Alison Keenan June 1, 2016 at 12:34 pm -  Reply

      Jo, so lovely to hear from you, and you have me laughing out loud describing the lad on North Sands Beach! I am sure he remembers you, and definitely grew up to be a gorgeous hunk of a man :) so sorry you’ve been feeling poorly, and that it spoiled your time at Bex’s baby shower last Sunday. It was lucky you had done all the preparation beforehand, and I hope that Tallulah gave you sympathy as well as expecting it! Aren’t little ones funny :) I have only been to the Chelsea flower show once, and I was speechless it is also beautiful. I hope you did make it on Saturday as the weather was fabulous! South Devon is where Colin spent a great many of his childhood holidays too, and we are hoping to get there again this summer. Good luck with the competition, and as always thank you for keeping us in touch with your life. Love Ali xx

  74. fiona carne May 26, 2016 at 11:00 am -  Reply

    The answer is b, I would love to win this as I don’t have any Liz earls perfumes.

  75. Diane May 26, 2016 at 11:00 am -  Reply

    Answer is b alum bay.

  76. mrs j grice May 26, 2016 at 11:05 am -  Reply

    b)alum bay

  77. Laura Clipson May 26, 2016 at 11:07 am -  Reply

    Alum Bay is the answer. Would like the chance to try Liz Earle as my friend Lyn talks about it all the time.

  78. PIP FIELD May 26, 2016 at 11:09 am -  Reply

    B. Alum Bay Thanks for comp! x

  79. Lyn Cobley May 26, 2016 at 11:10 am -  Reply

    B) Alum Bay. Enjoy reading your blog Ali and always watch Thursday night’s diamonique show. I have a good collection of diamonique but always fancy something new. I am a fan of Liz Earle’s products and would love the chance of winning.

  80. Elaine Blackhall May 26, 2016 at 11:19 am -  Reply

    Answer is B thanks Elaine

  81. YVETTE PEARSON May 26, 2016 at 11:28 am -  Reply

    Oooh lovely Alum Bay!!

  82. Hazel Sismore May 26, 2016 at 11:29 am -  Reply

    Hi there, Answer B – Alum Bay.

  83. Yvette Holden May 26, 2016 at 11:32 am -  Reply

    B. Alum Bay

  84. Sue Hopkins May 26, 2016 at 11:37 am -  Reply

    Alum bay .

  85. Sez Tomos May 26, 2016 at 11:38 am -  Reply

    B. Alum Bay
    Many a happy childhood day spent on IOW. Really should get back there someday

  86. Lanie May 26, 2016 at 11:45 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali,
    The answer is B) Alum Bay.
    Lovely blog, as usual.
    Best wishes,
    Lanie

  87. Clare Clegg May 26, 2016 at 11:53 am -  Reply

    B – Alum Bay

  88. Jean elkin May 26, 2016 at 11:55 am -  Reply

    Hi the answer B Alum bay

  89. Angela Ryan May 26, 2016 at 11:56 am -  Reply

    It’s Alum Bay.Hope I’m picked Thanks

  90. Elaine Pinchen May 26, 2016 at 12:00 pm -  Reply

    B. Alum Bay

  91. Anne Clements May 26, 2016 at 12:07 pm -  Reply

    The Answer is….B) ALUM BAY………….And would like to also say i LOVE Colin”s song….Its so beautiful and had me welling up!…I do so hope he brings an album out very soon…..I hope you are keeping well Alison….Hugs..xxx

  92. Sandra Taylor May 26, 2016 at 12:07 pm -  Reply

    Alum Bay. I had a sand filled lighthouse and only gave it to the charity shop last year.

  93. Susan Fairweather May 26, 2016 at 12:07 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B Alum Bay

  94. Elizabeth Fergus May 26, 2016 at 12:10 pm -  Reply

    Hi the answer is B.

  95. Diane Scanlon May 26, 2016 at 12:18 pm -  Reply

    Please can you enter me into the competition. The answer is B – Alum Bay. Many thanks.

  96. Teresa May 26, 2016 at 12:29 pm -  Reply

    ALUM BAY
    A BEAUTIFUL PLACE , BEEN A NUMBER OF TIMES OVER THE YEARS, ALL LIZ EARLE PROUDUCTS ARE WONDERFUL, HAVE CONVERTED FRIENDS IN IRELAND TO HER CLEANSE & POLISH.

  97. WILMA May 26, 2016 at 12:35 pm -  Reply

    B. Alum Bay

  98. Katherine chase May 26, 2016 at 12:40 pm -  Reply

    Hello, the answer is B. Alum bay. Thank you.

  99. Caroline Horne May 26, 2016 at 12:40 pm -  Reply

    Alum Bay. I love reading your blog, you Debbie and Julie are exceptional in writing, may be Alison you should write a book!. xx

    • Alison Keenan June 1, 2016 at 12:36 pm -  Reply

      Caroline so glad you enjoy your blog, I just thought I’d let you know I am actually writing a book! Hoping to have it published at the end of the year. You may not know that Jackie Kabler also writes, and has a fabulous first novel called The Dead Dog Day currently available – it’s a cracking read! Thanks for taking part in the competition, love Ali xx

  100. Linda Hutchison May 26, 2016 at 12:42 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B – Alum Bay

  101. Jane Peck May 26, 2016 at 12:42 pm -  Reply

    It’s Alum Bay. Remember going there in the late 1960s when I was in the Guides. We all filled our glass tubes! Happy memories! x

  102. Jo Ledbetter May 26, 2016 at 12:43 pm -  Reply

    Alum Bay – Superskin concentrate is amazing, heavenly fragrance! Looking forward to the tsv!

  103. ALISON SCOTT May 26, 2016 at 12:48 pm -  Reply

    Answer is Alum Bay. My 80 year old mother loves Alum Bay (and Liz Earle products!)

  104. Christine Roberts May 26, 2016 at 12:53 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali
    Hope you are well the answer is b alum bay I would like to go but I have never been to the ilse of Wight hope I might win
    Christine xxx

  105. Hayley D May 26, 2016 at 12:53 pm -  Reply

    B. Alum bay
    Have never been to the Isle of Wight (yet!) But I hope to soon. What a wonderful blog from a beautiful lady. Hope to be there on June 12th in Dorking, looking forward to it so much. Thank you for the opportunity to enter a great competition – newly converted Liz Earle addict here!

    • Alison Keenan June 1, 2016 at 12:37 pm -  Reply

      Hayley I hope you’ll be able to make it to Dorking on the 12th – it will be lovely to meet you! Thanks for taking part in a competition, and I hope you bought the TSV! The products are excellent, love Ali xx

  106. Maureen Kelly May 26, 2016 at 1:00 pm -  Reply

    Answer is Alum Bay

  107. Faima Khanom May 26, 2016 at 1:02 pm -  Reply

    B) Alum Bay

  108. GAIL CHAPMAN May 26, 2016 at 1:05 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B, Alum Bay

  109. carol williams May 26, 2016 at 1:08 pm -  Reply

    Hi , The answer is B. Alum Bay

  110. Angela Long May 26, 2016 at 1:09 pm -  Reply

    Hi, the answer is B) Alum Bay, best wishes.

  111. Viki Malloy May 26, 2016 at 1:13 pm -  Reply

    b alum bay x

  112. Bronwyn Dennis May 26, 2016 at 1:15 pm -  Reply

    The answer is Alum Bay

  113. Tracy Clark May 26, 2016 at 1:18 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B Alum Bay.
    I love the Isle of Wight. Many happy childhood memories there
    X

  114. Beryl edwards May 26, 2016 at 1:27 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B Alum l love Liz Earle

  115. Nikki May 26, 2016 at 1:30 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison,

    The answer is Alum Bay and yes, I had one of those glass phials with the coloured sands many years ago but sadly it has been lost in the mists of time :( I didn’t have a knitted or crocheted swimsuit but do remember them – fashion faux pas if ever there was one!

    Good luck with your family get together, sounds like fabulous fun.

    Kind regards,

    Nikki.

    • Alison Keenan June 1, 2016 at 12:39 pm -  Reply

      Crikey! I can imagine a crocheted swimming costume would show more than it would cover! We had a music teacher who used to wear crocheted dresses at school, but she did at least have a petticoat underneath! :) Thanks for entering the compeition Nikki, love Ali xx

  116. Alison May 26, 2016 at 1:41 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B) Alum bay

  117. jewels May 26, 2016 at 1:45 pm -  Reply

    Answer…Alum Bay. Love, love, love Liz Earle products. Great prize Alison.

  118. Rachel Powell May 26, 2016 at 1:45 pm -  Reply

    It is B. x

  119. Gail gilbert May 26, 2016 at 1:50 pm -  Reply

    ALUM BAY I loved going here as a child X

  120. Carol Huddart May 26, 2016 at 1:54 pm -  Reply

    Answer B) Alum Bay
    It’s a place I have never got round to visiting.

  121. Shirley McAneny May 26, 2016 at 1:57 pm -  Reply

    Answer B – Alum Bay. I have recently been to Isle of Wight. Loved it some much I am planning on returning & booking a Liz Earle Facial.

  122. Heather lyon May 26, 2016 at 2:03 pm -  Reply

    Hi the bay with different sands is alum bay. I have been there and remember my grandma and grandad buying me a lighthouse from there with different coloured sands all the way up( 40+ years ago!!!)

    • Alison Keenan June 1, 2016 at 12:39 pm -  Reply

      You’ve just find me, that it was a lighthouse shape I had my sounding too! I can see it now on the bookcase at the end of my bed. :) thanks for taking part in the competition Heather, and be lucky! Love Ali xx

  123. Viv Garner May 26, 2016 at 2:06 pm -  Reply

    Answer is B Alum Bay

  124. Ros May 26, 2016 at 2:09 pm -  Reply

    Hi, its B – Alum Bay

  125. Irene May 26, 2016 at 2:10 pm -  Reply

    The Answer is Alum Bay
    I love all the products especially Liz Earle and Tova
    Which I have been using for many years……Thanks Irene

  126. Y McMahon May 26, 2016 at 2:10 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali, answer is b) Alum Bay

  127. Marie May 26, 2016 at 2:12 pm -  Reply

    Dear Ali. The answer is is b. Alum Bay. I also remember filling a little glass lighthouse many years ago!
    Lovely blog as ever. No pics of Honey though! Maybe next time.
    Marie x

  128. Yvonne partington May 26, 2016 at 2:13 pm -  Reply

    Answer B Alum Bay thankyou xx

  129. Khadi May 26, 2016 at 2:15 pm -  Reply

    B) Alum Bay

  130. Brenda May 26, 2016 at 2:32 pm -  Reply

    B) Alum Bay, absolutely beautiful. Fantastic choice of Liz Earle products. Shame I don’t live in London, I’d love to be the QVC Liz Earle model. x

  131. Liam May 26, 2016 at 2:34 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali – answer is alum Bay. Have a great bank holiday weekend! Love Kim x

  132. Vanessa Bragg May 26, 2016 at 2:44 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B thank you xx

  133. Nicola Sargent May 26, 2016 at 2:50 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B – Alum Bay

  134. Shona Mackenzie May 26, 2016 at 2:53 pm -  Reply

    The answer is (b) Alum Bay

  135. Sarah prescott May 26, 2016 at 2:57 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison the answer is B) Alum Bay ,, hope I win xx

  136. jo collins May 26, 2016 at 3:05 pm -  Reply

    answer B ALUM BAY

  137. Julie May 26, 2016 at 3:23 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali
    The answer is Alum Bay.
    Hope you’re well.
    Speak soon.

    julie xx The Girls xxxx

  138. Helen Fisher May 26, 2016 at 3:23 pm -  Reply

    Hi The answer is B Alum Bay.

  139. Dorothy pate May 26, 2016 at 3:24 pm -  Reply

    the answer is b.Alum bay

  140. Fiona Findlay May 26, 2016 at 3:33 pm -  Reply

    The Answer Is Alum Bay

  141. Sarah jones May 26, 2016 at 3:35 pm -  Reply

    Hello. The answer is b Alum bay x

  142. Elaine Hewitt May 26, 2016 at 3:46 pm -  Reply

    Hi, answer is B) Alum Bay x

  143. Audrey Smillie May 26, 2016 at 3:49 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B Allum Bay

  144. Susan Hutchinson May 26, 2016 at 3:50 pm -  Reply

    B) Alum Bay.

  145. Claire Harris May 26, 2016 at 3:53 pm -  Reply

    Answer B what happy memories of Alum Bay back in the 70’s sitting on the beach eating sandwiches with sand in! X

  146. Eleanor Wilton May 26, 2016 at 3:56 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B – Alum Bay, what a beautiful place.

  147. Katie Douglass May 26, 2016 at 3:56 pm -  Reply

    Answer is B, Alum Bay

  148. Doreen Tilbury May 26, 2016 at 4:03 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison the answer is B Alum Bay. Lots of memories as a child going to the Isle of White xxx

  149. Anne Marie Mason May 26, 2016 at 4:04 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali, it’s b) Alum Bay. Thank you. X

  150. Audrey Lonsdale May 26, 2016 at 4:05 pm -  Reply

    Alum bay is the answer.

  151. Sue Jones May 26, 2016 at 4:05 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison, the answer is Alum Bay. Spent many holidays there as a child. Xx

  152. Jenny Rose May 26, 2016 at 4:06 pm -  Reply

    Answer is b) Alum Bay. Fingers crossed it a fabulous prize.

  153. Valerie Crane May 26, 2016 at 4:14 pm -  Reply

    Hello Answer B Alum Bay.

  154. Jill May 26, 2016 at 4:16 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali
    What a great video and blog, you are such a lucky lady Colin is such a kind and caring guy what a thought to write a beautiful song for you. You deserve it so much, such a stunning inspiration to all. I agree with you about how caring and considerate Tova is. she comes accross as such a special lady too. Women should surround themselves with positive role models, and you are one of them.
    Answer to the competition is Alum Bay, never been but i remember with fond memories of holidays in Bridlington Yorkshire with my parents with my dresses tucked in knickers on bracing days in the summers of the 60’s. Wonderful, have a happy weekend. X

    • Alison Keenan June 1, 2016 at 12:44 pm -  Reply

      Jill, your kind words have made me teary… I’ve been very lucky to be surrounded by a great many people who have inspired me also. I’ve been very lucky too who’ve been such a support – including those here on the blog. I went to Bridlington just once in the 60’s, and I don’t truthfully remember much about it, but I imagine it would have been bracing! :) So glad you like the song. Love Ali xx

  155. Helen May 26, 2016 at 4:26 pm -  Reply

    B) Alum Bay is the answer. Love the products you have chosen

  156. Liz Sands May 26, 2016 at 4:27 pm -  Reply

    answer B. Alum Bay, filled a test tube with coloured sand there years ago!

  157. Sheralyn Andrews May 26, 2016 at 4:30 pm -  Reply

    The answer is Alum Bay. Thankyou.

  158. Sarah Nicholson May 26, 2016 at 4:40 pm -  Reply

    B. Alum Bay

  159. Linda f May 26, 2016 at 4:48 pm -  Reply

    Answer b Alum Bay

  160. Anne May 26, 2016 at 4:57 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B. Alum Bay. Please be lucky.

  161. Vanessa Slatford May 26, 2016 at 4:59 pm -  Reply

    answer is B, Alum Bay, what a fab prize. Keeping my fingers crossed.
    Thank You

  162. Catherine beynon May 26, 2016 at 5:04 pm -  Reply

    Alum Bay is the correct answer. Treasured memories of my sister and I spending all afternoon collecting our coloured sand back in the 70’s.

  163. gill cressey May 26, 2016 at 5:07 pm -  Reply

    The answer is Alum Bay.

  164. Leigh May 26, 2016 at 5:23 pm -  Reply

    Hi answer is Alum Bay thanks:)

  165. CAROLYN ACLAND May 26, 2016 at 5:24 pm -  Reply

    The answer is (b) Alum Bay. That brought back memories!

  166. Gill Davies May 26, 2016 at 5:26 pm -  Reply

    B Alum Bay

    Just received email re: Liz Earle TSV – bit disappointed, wanted the products you had chosen!!

  167. gill corbitt May 26, 2016 at 5:26 pm -  Reply

    B Alum Bay

  168. Sandra Russell May 26, 2016 at 5:33 pm -  Reply

    B- Alum Bay

  169. Lisa Subachus May 26, 2016 at 5:40 pm -  Reply

    Alum Bay, thanks for competition and your blog!

  170. Sharon Bailey May 26, 2016 at 5:45 pm -  Reply

    Lovely choice of products! The answer is (B) Alum Bay.

  171. lorraine taylor May 26, 2016 at 5:56 pm -  Reply

    B. Alum Bay

  172. Justine Darkins May 26, 2016 at 6:04 pm -  Reply

    The answer is Alum Bay. Fingers crossed x

  173. Shirley kerr May 26, 2016 at 6:07 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali the answer is Alum Bay.love Colin’s song for you x

  174. Fran Wilkinson May 26, 2016 at 6:09 pm -  Reply

    Answer B Alum Bay

  175. Margaret Kelso May 26, 2016 at 6:15 pm -  Reply

    Alum Bay is answer to competition. Love Liz Earle products.

  176. Margaret Rees May 26, 2016 at 6:19 pm -  Reply

    The answer is b) Alum Bay

  177. Jane Knowles May 26, 2016 at 6:19 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B Akum sands
    Beautiful place visited many moons ago xx

  178. Jane Knowles May 26, 2016 at 6:20 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B Alum sands
    Beautiful place visited many moons ago xx

  179. Kay May 26, 2016 at 6:23 pm -  Reply

    B. Alum Bay.

  180. Lisa wolf May 26, 2016 at 6:24 pm -  Reply

    B. Alum Bay
    Have a great day.

  181. Kathryn Joyce May 26, 2016 at 6:25 pm -  Reply

    B) Alum Bay. x

  182. Anna Birch May 26, 2016 at 6:33 pm -  Reply

    The answer is Alum Bay.

  183. Elaine Townend May 26, 2016 at 6:37 pm -  Reply

    B. Alum bay

  184. Elloise May 26, 2016 at 6:41 pm -  Reply

    The answer is alum bay thank tou

  185. Pauline bell May 26, 2016 at 6:44 pm -  Reply

    Answer alum bay

  186. Ellen Wright May 26, 2016 at 6:54 pm -  Reply

    Answer B Alum Bay

  187. Christine May 26, 2016 at 7:06 pm -  Reply

    Answer B Alum Bay

  188. Lynne May 26, 2016 at 7:18 pm -  Reply

    Answer b Alum Bay

  189. Angela Brodie May 26, 2016 at 7:18 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B Alum bay fingers crossed

  190. SheMag May 26, 2016 at 7:25 pm -  Reply

    B, alum bay.

  191. Julie Hawksworth May 26, 2016 at 7:27 pm -  Reply

    B. Alum Bay.

  192. Karen Harrop May 26, 2016 at 7:30 pm -  Reply

    Answer is b- Alum Bay
    Cleanse & Polish is great!!

  193. Joan Scott May 26, 2016 at 7:32 pm -  Reply

    The answer is Alum Bay……thanks

  194. PATRICIA MELLOR May 26, 2016 at 7:34 pm -  Reply

    Hello Alison, the answer is Alum Bay.

  195. Anita May 26, 2016 at 7:36 pm -  Reply

    B – Alum Bay

  196. Yvonne May 26, 2016 at 7:43 pm -  Reply

    The answer to the competition is (b) Alum Bay. Love your blog Alison and Colin’s song is just amazing.

  197. Chris N May 26, 2016 at 7:46 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B. Alum Bay.

  198. Pauline Powers May 26, 2016 at 7:52 pm -  Reply

    b Alum Bay x

  199. Aly May 26, 2016 at 7:53 pm -  Reply

    The Answer is Alum Bay

  200. Susan walker May 26, 2016 at 7:57 pm -  Reply

    Answer Alum bay. Fingers crossed. X

  201. Janis wainwright May 26, 2016 at 8:07 pm -  Reply

    Answer B Alum Bay

  202. Gillian Burnett May 26, 2016 at 8:08 pm -  Reply

    B. Alum Bay

  203. Denise Thomson May 26, 2016 at 8:17 pm -  Reply

    The answer is : b) Alum Bay

  204. Angela May 26, 2016 at 8:17 pm -  Reply

    B Alum Bay

  205. Esther May 26, 2016 at 8:20 pm -  Reply

    Its (B) Alum Bay, love love love Liz Earle

  206. Sue Wilson May 26, 2016 at 8:22 pm -  Reply

    I’ve never been lucky enough to go to the Isle of Wight but I believe it’s b) Alum Sands. Love the Liz Earle Superskin TSV by the way and the song is lovely!

  207. Michelle norman May 26, 2016 at 8:24 pm -  Reply

    The answer is b. Alum bay hope Colin has a lovely birthday what a special man he seems but you only deserve the best and you look as though you have found it what a lovely couple you truly are blessed love shellx

    • Alison Keenan June 1, 2016 at 12:46 pm -  Reply

      Shell, so glad you like the song – seems like Colin’s struck a chord with all us girls, and I know the lyrics will work for many relationships, and I guess that’s the skill required when it comes to songwriting :) He had a great birthday with all the family and some of his friends here too. Hope you have a good week, Love Ali xx

  208. sarah charitos May 26, 2016 at 8:25 pm -  Reply

    B. Alum Bay. By the way Colin’s song is so beautiful – waiting for album now xx

  209. Sandra catherwood May 26, 2016 at 8:30 pm -  Reply

    Answer B Alum Bay

  210. Elizabeth Wood May 26, 2016 at 8:33 pm -  Reply

    Answer is B Alum Bay. Thank you

  211. Jane May 26, 2016 at 8:41 pm -  Reply

    Answer Alum Bay I use Liz Earle products daily Thanks

  212. Rachael Wall May 26, 2016 at 8:48 pm -  Reply

    Answer is B

  213. Helen Flanagan May 26, 2016 at 8:49 pm -  Reply

    The answer is b) Alum Bay
    Thanks!

  214. Lynn Brown May 26, 2016 at 8:52 pm -  Reply

    It’s B. Alum Bay – always wanted to go there – one day hopefully.

  215. Gill Odam May 26, 2016 at 9:02 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali, answer is: B) Alum Bay. Can’t wait to see the TSV, I’m Liz Earle potty!
    Hope you all have a wonderful time celebrating Colin’s Birthday.

  216. Paula Shiels May 26, 2016 at 9:04 pm -  Reply

    (B) Alum Bay

  217. Bernadette frodsham May 26, 2016 at 9:08 pm -  Reply

    B) Alum Bay

  218. Ann May 26, 2016 at 9:09 pm -  Reply

    The answer is, B. Alum Bay.

  219. Sally Murphy May 26, 2016 at 9:10 pm -  Reply

    B) Alum Bay

  220. Kim May 26, 2016 at 9:10 pm -  Reply

    Alum bay. Such great memories from my childhood, can’t wait to take my babies

  221. Eileen Littlefair May 26, 2016 at 9:14 pm -  Reply

    Answer b. Love fragrance no.20

  222. Eileen Littlefair May 26, 2016 at 9:15 pm -  Reply

    Answer b alum bay. Love Liz Earle fragrance no.20 too.

  223. Gemma white May 26, 2016 at 9:19 pm -  Reply

    The answer is b: alum bay! X

  224. Tracy Stedman May 26, 2016 at 9:21 pm -  Reply

    B.) Alum Bay.
    Lovely choice of products xx

  225. Evelyn Fitzpatrick May 26, 2016 at 9:25 pm -  Reply

    Hi, answer is Alum Bay.

  226. Jessica May 26, 2016 at 9:31 pm -  Reply

    The answer is:- B. Alum Bay
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  227. Beryl Anderson May 26, 2016 at 9:39 pm -  Reply

    Answer B Alum Bay.

  228. Pat Hague May 26, 2016 at 9:46 pm -  Reply

    the answer is B) Alum Bay

  229. Linda May 26, 2016 at 9:58 pm -  Reply

    Answer is B Alum Bay. Thanks Linda

  230. Sharon May 26, 2016 at 9:59 pm -  Reply

    B) alum bay

  231. Janet Turner May 26, 2016 at 10:01 pm -  Reply

    Answer Alum Bay. Love Liz Earle.

  232. Christina Waddington May 26, 2016 at 10:01 pm -  Reply

    Hi, the answer is B:Alum Bay all my favs as well,Chrissie

  233. Karen White May 26, 2016 at 10:07 pm -  Reply

    The answer is – B. Alum Bay – love, love, LOVE Liz Earle products

  234. Hilary Littlefield May 26, 2016 at 10:07 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali lovely reading your blog, as always! Alum Bay is the answer. Hilary x

  235. Karen Gaynor May 26, 2016 at 10:08 pm -  Reply

    B – Alum Bay

  236. Sylvia duffy May 26, 2016 at 10:11 pm -  Reply

    B—–Alum Bay

  237. Diane May 26, 2016 at 10:25 pm -  Reply

    Alum Bay
    Fab prize x

  238. Theresa Scully May 26, 2016 at 10:33 pm -  Reply

    Alum Bay!
    Wonderful childhood memories of holidays on the Island –
    My brothers and I layered the coloured sands into glass light houses –
    I kept mine for years and then decided to empty all out and re-order the
    layers! I am scarred by my stupidity!

    Gorgeous blog Ali!
    x

    • Alison Keenan June 1, 2016 at 12:49 pm -  Reply

      Bless you Theresa :) That’s the kind of thing I would have done if I hadn’t have lost mine! Thanks for taking part in the competition. Have a great week, love Ali xx

  239. sandra May 26, 2016 at 10:37 pm -  Reply

    The answer is b) Allum Bay.

  240. Viv Oconnell May 26, 2016 at 10:38 pm -  Reply

    It’s B Alum Bay, fab place

  241. Keryn Murphy May 26, 2016 at 10:38 pm -  Reply

    ALUM BAY . Enjoyed reading your blog as always X

  242. Mary Biondi May 26, 2016 at 10:40 pm -  Reply

    (B) Alum Bay.

  243. margaret peirson May 26, 2016 at 10:55 pm -  Reply

    the answer is b alum bay .

  244. Debbie McLean May 26, 2016 at 11:02 pm -  Reply

    Anwser Alum bay.
    I listened to your song while reading your blog although I heard it before and it really is so lovely.
    You have a diamond in Colin and he has a diamond in you and it really does come across.
    I am very lucky I have an absolute diamond as well and with a cruel world as you know Alison at least we have our special gems to light up our world.
    It was so wonderful to read your wedding day and travels etc and see how very very happy you make each other.
    You are a a special gem Alison.

    • Alison Keenan June 1, 2016 at 12:51 pm -  Reply

      Debbie thanks so much for your kind words, and I’m so glad that you too have someone special in your life, who looks out for you. The song is special to me for so many reasons, and I very much hope that Colin will have the kind of success with the album that he deserves. good luck with the competition, love Ali xx

  245. Jill Gardiner May 26, 2016 at 11:02 pm -  Reply

    Answer is b) Alum Bay.

  246. Alison May 26, 2016 at 11:23 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison… The answer is – B. Alum Bay. Warmest wishes x

  247. Gillian WeightmanGi May 26, 2016 at 11:25 pm -  Reply

    Hi the answer is Alum Bay

  248. Alison Hadfield May 26, 2016 at 11:26 pm -  Reply

    B. Alum Bay

  249. Angie rb May 26, 2016 at 11:29 pm -  Reply

    Hi there, the answer is alum bay xxxxxxxx

  250. geos mum May 26, 2016 at 11:35 pm -  Reply

    Alum bay x

  251. carol anne May 26, 2016 at 11:38 pm -  Reply

    Lovely Ali Thank you the answer is Alum Xx

  252. barbara boosie May 26, 2016 at 11:47 pm -  Reply

    Alum Bay. I used to have a sand picture many years ago.

  253. Jean May 26, 2016 at 11:50 pm -  Reply

    B. Alum Bay is the answer to your competition. I recall bringing home a small glass lighthouse we filled with coloured sand from there.
    Fingers crossed ! X

  254. Jean McNair May 26, 2016 at 11:52 pm -  Reply

    b) Alum Bay.

  255. Val elliott May 26, 2016 at 11:54 pm -  Reply

    answer B, Alum Bay. what a lovely family you have Alison, I wish my family was the same!!!

    Best wishes
    x

  256. Cathy higgins May 27, 2016 at 12:06 am -  Reply

    The answer is alum bay

  257. Cathy higgins May 27, 2016 at 12:07 am -  Reply

    Love your diamonique show watch it every Thursday night

  258. lisa jorgeson May 27, 2016 at 12:31 am -  Reply

    Answer b -alum bay.x

  259. Carol Gifford May 27, 2016 at 1:23 am -  Reply

    The answer is B – Alum Bay.

  260. Carolyn May 27, 2016 at 2:27 am -  Reply

    B. Alum Bay
    Please enter me in the competition…

  261. Pat May 27, 2016 at 5:00 am -  Reply

    B. Alum Bay.
    Ha, Ali, I still have my little lighthouse which I filled with the coloured sands about 40 years ago!!

  262. Fran Whitehead May 27, 2016 at 5:16 am -  Reply

    The answer is Alum Bay.

  263. Lyn Nurdin May 27, 2016 at 8:59 am -  Reply

    Answer is B

  264. Deborah May 27, 2016 at 8:59 am -  Reply

    It is Alum Bay.

  265. Phebean Gahle May 27, 2016 at 9:03 am -  Reply

    The answer is B:
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    I tried to put a picture of a landscape made with the Beautiful sands of Alum Bay.

  266. Anne May 27, 2016 at 9:55 am -  Reply

    The answer is Alum Bay

  267. Pauline B May 27, 2016 at 10:06 am -  Reply

    B) Alum Bay

  268. Beth May 27, 2016 at 10:17 am -  Reply

    B, Alum Bay! :) x

  269. Debbie May 27, 2016 at 10:38 am -  Reply

    Hi Alison,I hope you’re lovely husband release s a CD on qvc,his singing is beautiful…my answer is b,Alum bay …what a lovely prize you’ve put together with the Liz Earle team xx

  270. Helen Robinson May 27, 2016 at 10:52 am -  Reply

    B. Alum Bay.

  271. Chris Calvert May 27, 2016 at 10:55 am -  Reply

    Alum Bay thanks for this wonderful competition I love Liz Earles products.

  272. Jennifer Shepherd May 27, 2016 at 11:33 am -  Reply

    The answer is Alum Bay

  273. Linda May 27, 2016 at 11:34 am -  Reply

    Hi Alison, the answer is B Alum Bay.
    Love the video, Colin has a great voice, what a beautiful song, and what a loving husband you have.

  274. Sue Self May 27, 2016 at 11:55 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali,
    (B) Alum sands.
    Love reading your blogs, thank you.

  275. caroline knight May 27, 2016 at 12:05 pm -  Reply

    Answer B,Alum Bay

  276. Nuala ODonnell May 27, 2016 at 12:28 pm -  Reply

    Answer B Alum Bay
    Love Liz Earle – use all the products and the new eye serum is amazing, fantastic results in 2 days!!!
    Nuala

    • Alison Keenan June 1, 2016 at 12:53 pm -  Reply

      Nuala that’s great news! I’ll pass it on to Caroline :) Good luck with the competition! Love Ali x

  277. marilyn jones May 27, 2016 at 12:46 pm -  Reply

    The answer is Alum Bay .
    Would you ever consider duetting with Colin ?
    What a sublime romantic combination that would be!
    A well deserved no1 song,lucky girl!

    • Alison Keenan June 1, 2016 at 12:54 pm -  Reply

      Marilyn, I would love to sing a duet with Colin.. we just need him to write a new song! :) And yes, you’re right, I do feel very lucky. Take care and have a great week, love Ali xx

  278. carol Gamble May 27, 2016 at 12:51 pm -  Reply

    The answer is Alum Bay. Please enter me into the prize draw for the lovely Liz Earle products, thank you.

  279. Chris Fish May 27, 2016 at 1:04 pm -  Reply

    Answer: B) Alum Bay
    Thanks Ali for another great prize, and what a beautiful song – you are a very lucky lady! xxx

  280. Ashley May 27, 2016 at 1:43 pm -  Reply

    Answer is B Alum Bay lovely place x

  281. Amanda Robertson May 27, 2016 at 1:53 pm -  Reply

    Answer B – Alum Bay

    What a beautiful place + wonderful island, the home of wonderful Liz Earle botanical products

  282. Lynn lucas May 27, 2016 at 1:56 pm -  Reply

    Answer is (B) Alum Bay.

  283. Julie May 27, 2016 at 2:02 pm -  Reply

    The answer is Alum Bay
    Beautiful place on a lovely island

  284. Sarah Luesby May 27, 2016 at 2:46 pm -  Reply

    Hi there! Answer is (b) Alum Sands. Take care x

  285. Adele Hunt May 27, 2016 at 2:55 pm -  Reply

    Alum Bay is the one famous for coloured Sands. I remember being brought a little bottle of coloured sand when I was small . Pretty colourful but I don’t really know what become of it. Great blog and I must say I started my Liz Earle journey only last year and love it all also . Thanks for running this Alison. Much love and hugs XxX

  286. Christine Adams May 27, 2016 at 2:56 pm -  Reply

    Love all Liz Earle products
    Answer b
    Alum Bay

  287. Sarah Wilson May 27, 2016 at 3:03 pm -  Reply

    B) Alum Bay

  288. Andrea Groom May 27, 2016 at 3:03 pm -  Reply

    Hi . Alison , the answer is B – Alum Bay

  289. Sally May 27, 2016 at 3:16 pm -  Reply

    Answer
    B.Alum Bay

  290. Jean mullen May 27, 2016 at 3:20 pm -  Reply

    The answer is alum bay

  291. Pauline gibson May 27, 2016 at 3:40 pm -  Reply

    B. Alum Bay

  292. Polly Bastow May 27, 2016 at 3:41 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B. Alum Bay

  293. Linda May 27, 2016 at 4:01 pm -  Reply

    The answer is Alum Bay.
    Please enter me in the competition.

  294. Annette Clench May 27, 2016 at 4:09 pm -  Reply

    Answer B : Alum Bay

  295. Patricia Daly May 27, 2016 at 4:13 pm -  Reply

    The Answer is B) Alum Bay
    Great Competition Alison Big Fan

  296. Helen Brunton May 27, 2016 at 4:17 pm -  Reply

    (B) Alum Bay

  297. Christina Rowlett May 27, 2016 at 4:29 pm -  Reply

    The answer to Liz Earle competition is B. Alum Bay.

  298. Alison Hunter May 27, 2016 at 4:32 pm -  Reply

    Answer (b) Alium Bay love!love! all products x

  299. Valerie Boal May 27, 2016 at 4:35 pm -  Reply

    The answer is b – Alum Bay

  300. Helen Heywood May 27, 2016 at 4:35 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali, answer is b) Alum Sands x

  301. Teresa Nicholas May 27, 2016 at 4:48 pm -  Reply

    Hello the answer is B. Alum Bay, we had a glass lighthouse filled with coloured sand. Thanks.

  302. Judith Lennon May 27, 2016 at 4:52 pm -  Reply

    Hello Ali
    Well my holiday is over and the piles of laundry are stacked up in the garage waiting to go into the washer. I hate this part but always glad when it’s done. The rain which we had whilst I was away has made the grass grow beyond belief and my husband has been out trying to get the mower through it. If the weather stays reasonable over the weekend I intend to plant out my bedding plants which my daughter has lovingly tendered in my absense. Not a lot to tell you this week but am looking forward to catching up with family and grand children. Hope all is good with you. The answer to your question is Alum bay. Love and hugs Judith xx

    • Alison Keenan June 1, 2016 at 12:56 pm -  Reply

      Dear Judith, glad to know you are home safely, and I hope by now the washing is done! Our garden also looked like a meadow when we got back from our honeymoon! I hope you managed to see your family and grandchildren this weekend, and aren’t having to cope with this miserable cold weather in the south! Take care and thanks for taking part in the comp too! Love Ali xx

  303. Karen rhodes May 27, 2016 at 5:12 pm -  Reply

    Answer B Alum Bay

  304. elsa May 27, 2016 at 5:15 pm -  Reply

    Hi the answer is B Alum Bay

  305. Jan C May 27, 2016 at 5:41 pm -  Reply

    The Answer: Alum Bay

  306. Carol allison May 27, 2016 at 6:34 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B Alum Bay memories of childhood holidaya

  307. Hilary Patterson May 27, 2016 at 6:41 pm -  Reply

    Alum Bay is famous for coloured sands

  308. Lynn May 27, 2016 at 6:45 pm -  Reply

    Alum bay x

  309. Isabel moule May 27, 2016 at 7:01 pm -  Reply

    Answer B Alum bay

  310. julie rid May 27, 2016 at 7:02 pm -  Reply

    answer B alum bay . love the song x

  311. sue robinson May 27, 2016 at 7:17 pm -  Reply

    b. Alum Bay

  312. Rosalie Edington May 27, 2016 at 7:27 pm -  Reply

    Alum Bay never been but have heard of it .

  313. Judy Hussey May 27, 2016 at 7:38 pm -  Reply

    Hello. The answer is B): Alum Bay. Thanks.

  314. bobbysgirl May 27, 2016 at 7:50 pm -  Reply

    The answer is b) Alum Bay. Took our girls there a few times and always filled different shapes with the colourful sand. Happy memories. Loved Colin’s song for you. My hubby of nearly 45 years is my rock – we have been through thick and thin over the years. I am nearly at the end of my chemo for bowel cancer and he has been great and by my side throughout – apart from a few footie matches but my girls stepped in to babysit on those occasions as he deserved the break away to relax. I have ordered those earrings today – I was disappointed they were not available when they appeared on your previous blog but some things are worth waiting for. Wishing all of you well. x

    • Alison Keenan June 1, 2016 at 12:58 pm -  Reply

      Dear Bobbysgirl, so sorry to hear that you have been going through chemo for your bowel cancer. I very much hope that once you have finished your treatment they will be able to give you the all clear and you can get on with your life. So glad that your man has been by your side, and that your girls are there to help too. It’s what family is all about. I do hope you like the earrings – as you say some things are worth waiting for :) Love Ali xx

  315. mandy matthews May 27, 2016 at 7:54 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B Alum Bay. I love the Isle of Wight and go for a holiday there every year and visit the Liz Earle shop in Ryde to stock up on goodies. Would love to win as I have never tried No 20. My favourite is No 15.

  316. Moira cleland May 27, 2016 at 8:00 pm -  Reply

    B, allum bay :)

  317. Ruth Angel May 27, 2016 at 8:02 pm -  Reply

    The answer is Alum Bay

  318. Sandra May 27, 2016 at 8:10 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B Alum Bay. Liz Earle products are fabulous. Fingers crossed :)

  319. Denise May 27, 2016 at 8:25 pm -  Reply

    b) Alum Bay.

  320. Alisonboswell May 27, 2016 at 8:43 pm -  Reply

    B alum bay

  321. Ally May 27, 2016 at 9:03 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali, the answer is B. Alum Bay
    I’ve never been to the Isle of Wight but have many happy memories of childhood holidays in Donegal and Sligo.
    Best wishes,
    Ally

  322. Rachel Griffiths May 27, 2016 at 9:14 pm -  Reply

    B. Alum Bay

  323. Kathleen Skinner May 27, 2016 at 9:24 pm -  Reply

    Answer : Alum Bay.

  324. Kathleen Skinner May 27, 2016 at 9:26 pm -  Reply

    Answer: Alum Bay. On my ‘to do’ list to visit Isle of Wight, it looks beautiful. From a Liz Earle devotee❤️

  325. lucy clare May 27, 2016 at 9:28 pm -  Reply

    (b) Alum Bay

  326. Kathleen Skinner May 27, 2016 at 9:29 pm -  Reply

    Answer : Alum Bay
    On my ‘to do’ list to visit the Isle of Wight, it looks beautiful. From a Liz Earle devotee❤️

  327. KAREN May 27, 2016 at 9:53 pm -  Reply

    b) Alum Bay

  328. Dorota May 27, 2016 at 9:57 pm -  Reply

    The Answer is B :)

  329. Heather M May 27, 2016 at 10:13 pm -  Reply

    Answer : B Alum Bay

  330. Sarah May 27, 2016 at 10:14 pm -  Reply

    Ali
    It’s B: Alum Bay

  331. Caroline Stimson May 27, 2016 at 10:35 pm -  Reply

    Hello. The answer is B – Alum Bay

  332. lorraine May 27, 2016 at 10:48 pm -  Reply

    B) Alum bay

  333. Sue Smart May 27, 2016 at 10:55 pm -  Reply

    Alum Bay, nature at its best like Liz Earle products!

  334. Alison howarth May 27, 2016 at 11:18 pm -  Reply

    B Alum bay. I love the Isle of Wight. Gorgeous place.

  335. Linda McKellar May 27, 2016 at 11:22 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison. The answer is Alum Bay

  336. Amy Ripley May 27, 2016 at 11:25 pm -  Reply

    Gorgeous! The answer is B) Alum Bay. Thanks!

  337. Kathryn Baguley May 27, 2016 at 11:33 pm -  Reply

    B Alum bay. Thank you Alison for a lovely blog and stunning prize do love your selection my fav edp is No15. Would love to try No20 as a change if I was lucky enough to win.

  338. Faith Wakefield May 28, 2016 at 12:12 am -  Reply

    Answer is Alum Bay. I remember having a tube of the layered sand from a school trip many many years ago!

  339. Marie McGee May 28, 2016 at 12:37 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali. The answer is b Alum bay. Please enter me into the liz earle competition. Its a special Liz Earle TSV for me on sat 28th may as its the first one since i lost my mum on may 2nd. She always bought me a tsv as a treat and loved liz’s products herself. Love no100 so much and not very lucky with competitions so fingers crossed for this one.

    • Alison Keenan June 1, 2016 at 1:01 pm -  Reply

      My dear Marie, so terribly sorry to hear that you lost your mum so recently. I hope that you are coping and I am glad that you felt able to treat yourself to the TSV which will hopefully make you feel special. I lost my Dad 29 years ago on the 28th May… Can’t believe I’ve managed so many years without him. You take care, and I hope you’ll be lucky with the competition, love Ali xx

  340. Wendy Beaddie May 28, 2016 at 12:52 am -  Reply

    Answer is Alum Bay

  341. Jean Cairns May 28, 2016 at 2:05 am -  Reply

    Hi Alison my answer is (b) Alum Bay
    Cheers X

  342. Helen Grant May 28, 2016 at 6:42 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali, the answer to the competition is Alum Bay, I remember we went there with my 3 boys when they were much younger and they filled some bottles with all the different colours of sand, lovely memories of the Isle of White xx

  343. Brenda Watson May 28, 2016 at 7:32 am -  Reply

    B.Alum Bay

  344. Tracey Davies May 28, 2016 at 8:17 am -  Reply

    B) Alum Bay

  345. Kim May 28, 2016 at 8:31 am -  Reply

    B)Alum Bay.

  346. Ashlee May 28, 2016 at 8:51 am -  Reply

    The answer is B. Alum Bay. Many thanks

  347. Martina Sheils May 28, 2016 at 9:25 am -  Reply

    B. Alum Bay
    I love Liz Earke Cleanse & Polish but have not tried the perfume… Yet !
    Love the blog Ali & Colin’s video. Country music talks to us in a way no other music does, in my opinion, lol. xx

  348. Lisa Dedman May 28, 2016 at 9:57 am -  Reply

    The answer is B Alum Bay, somewhere I’ve not yet visited, but hope to very soon. X

  349. Judith Brown May 28, 2016 at 10:33 am -  Reply

    b) Alum Bay

  350. mandy jennings May 28, 2016 at 2:42 pm -  Reply

    the answer is b , alum bay thankyou

  351. Shirley Symonds May 28, 2016 at 3:17 pm -  Reply

    HI Ali the answer is B Alum Bay
    I remember filling a little lighthouse with the beautiful sand many many years ago

  352. Margaret Allen May 28, 2016 at 3:36 pm -  Reply

    My answer is b. Alum Bay.

    Just wanted to add that I loved the Liz Earle TSV show last night and needless to say it found its way into my basket. One quick question if I may – can you tell me if the bracelet and necklace you wore is readily available? Thank you.

    • Alison Keenan June 1, 2016 at 1:03 pm -  Reply

      Dear Margaret, I’m sorry it has taken me until now to answer you, and I very much hope that if you are a regular viewer of QVC, you will have seen that the necklace and bracelet I was wearing, was the Frank Usher TSV from Monday 31st May! There may well be some stock left if you check the website :) Item No. 305977 Love Ali xx

  353. Sally Gannon May 28, 2016 at 3:40 pm -  Reply

    B) Alum Bay

    I still remember how excited I was as a very young girl, spooning the coloured sands into a glass tube!! Such a happy memory, thank you Alison for reminding me about it!!

  354. maria cornelius May 28, 2016 at 6:25 pm -  Reply

    The answer is b). Alum Bay
    I have my fingers crossed. x

  355. Maureen May 28, 2016 at 6:42 pm -  Reply

    Answer: B. Alum Bay
    Lovely prize Ali, like you my favourite LIz Earle fragrance is Botanical Essence No. 20. Fingers crossed I’m lucky.

  356. carol parkes May 28, 2016 at 6:54 pm -  Reply

    Hi alli the answer is B Allum bay

  357. GIll Adams May 28, 2016 at 8:04 pm -  Reply

    The answer is b) Alum bay
    I remember going there as a child and collecting the different coloured sands.

  358. linda giles May 28, 2016 at 8:32 pm -  Reply

    answer alum bay, t visited isle of wight since i was a small child and i would love to go now

  359. Bridget lilley May 28, 2016 at 9:10 pm -  Reply

    The answer is alum bay .

  360. Kay Campion May 28, 2016 at 9:34 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison, the answer is B Alum Bay.

  361. Jan Beal May 28, 2016 at 9:48 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B. Alum Bay

  362. Michele Boyne May 28, 2016 at 10:00 pm -  Reply

    B alum bay is answer. Enjoyed reading your blog

  363. lisa evans May 28, 2016 at 10:03 pm -  Reply

    The answer is b) alum bay

  364. Gemma emmerson May 28, 2016 at 10:09 pm -  Reply

    B alum bay

  365. Julie cebulski May 28, 2016 at 10:10 pm -  Reply

    B. Alum Bay.

  366. Catherine Mackie May 28, 2016 at 10:12 pm -  Reply

    Hi, the answer is b alum bay. Amazing prize, Liz Earle is superb!!

  367. Sallyann Instan May 28, 2016 at 10:14 pm -  Reply

    Answer is (B) Alum Bay

  368. Bee Hunt May 28, 2016 at 10:24 pm -  Reply

    Answer – B – Alum Bay
    We had a lovely holiday on the Isle of Wight many years ago and I too remember the coloured sands :-) It was a good holiday to remember as the weather was fantastic!

  369. Pam Young May 28, 2016 at 10:26 pm -  Reply

    B) Alum Bay

  370. Kay Passmore May 28, 2016 at 10:27 pm -  Reply

    Alum bay xx

  371. Lindsay Silverman May 28, 2016 at 10:28 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B. Alum Bay

  372. Christine Auchterlonie May 28, 2016 at 10:29 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali…. Just had to say how much I love Tova she is so elegant and wears the most beautiful clothes I just love watching her and listening to her memories of years gone by…We had a good few days in Morecambe which is where Derek and I took Fiona and Simon many times over the years for holidays… The bay and the sunsets there are beautiful and have many happy memories of times past spent there and of course the Lakes are a short journey away .Fiona is getting read for the Windermere Swim in two weeks time,she is also doing the Loch Lomond Swim and the Salford Quays swim this year to…. She’s mad!!!! I see you have a few celebrations coming up including Colin’s birthday with family … Enjoy! I look forward to hearing about MDD’s Vintage tea and Fete with Debbie Flint wish I lived nearer…. I hope you have a great day.I’ll close here for now and wish you good times with your family… With love Chris x

    • Alison Keenan June 1, 2016 at 1:09 pm -  Reply

      Dear Chris, lovely to hear from you, and thanks for sharing your memories of your holidays in Morecombe and the Isle of Wight. I too have enjoyed time in The Lakes, and would very much like to go there with Colin, as he’s never been. :) I’d draw the line though at swimming in Windemere – never mind mad, your daughter must be incredibly fit!!! :) I will make sure I take plenty of photographs of the MDD tea party, and put them here on the blog. Love Ali xx

  373. Sarah Warner May 28, 2016 at 11:05 pm -  Reply

    B. Alum Bay

  374. Alison May 28, 2016 at 11:21 pm -  Reply

    B Alum Bay

  375. Bernadine Mckay May 28, 2016 at 11:22 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali!
    The answer to the Liz Earle competition is B. ALUM BAY!
    Love and best wishes on the arrival of Cala Lily in six weeks time!!Love!Love! Love! Liz earle and this Superskin TSV on the 28th May is just AWESOME!!

  376. Carole May 28, 2016 at 11:30 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B – Alum Bay. I have a black & white photo of my brother in his knitted costume, paddling in the sea – it did seem to sag in all the wrong places! Good luck!

  377. Audrey Davison May 28, 2016 at 11:44 pm -  Reply

    Hi answer is (b) Alum Bay

  378. Debra Plucknett May 28, 2016 at 11:44 pm -  Reply

    It’s B) Alum Bay. I have never been there, but have a couple of small, but beautiful bottles if sand, bought back from IOW by my Friends.

  379. Mary Morphy May 28, 2016 at 11:53 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali..hope you managed to read my last blog..it was a tailender! Just a short one as i have a nasty cough and chest infection..typical as it is half term next week. Started antibiotics abd steroids to get the lungs going again. Was supposed to be having a sort paperwork day and rest…moved that in to tomorrow when i will rest up.
    Colins party sounds like a house full of fun..the best ones!!
    Competition answer is Alum Bay.
    Have a lovely weekend. Mary xx

    • Alison Keenan June 1, 2016 at 1:12 pm -  Reply

      My dear Mary, I’m going to go back and check as I am sure I would have replied if I’d have seen it! Or maybe I’m thinking of your tweet! Do hope that your chest infection and cough have cleared and that maybe you’re taking it easy this week?! The party was great and although I didn’t take too many photos I’ll post what I have next time. Take care of yourself!!! Love Ali xx

  380. Ann May 29, 2016 at 1:11 am -  Reply

    B) Alum Bay.

  381. Carol Luther May 29, 2016 at 7:16 am -  Reply

    Answer B..Alum Bay.
    Love Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish x

  382. Rose Edgar May 29, 2016 at 7:56 am -  Reply

    The answer is b Alum Bay x

  383. Jan Gregory May 29, 2016 at 8:51 am -  Reply

    Alum Bay. You both looked FAB by the way. PS I’m the nurse with the “10 years of night duty” eyes x

  384. Fiona Challen May 29, 2016 at 8:56 am -  Reply

    Answer B.Alum Bay

  385. MARGARET ARCHER May 29, 2016 at 9:00 am -  Reply

    b) Alum Bay. Love Colin’s song. When I listened to the song I shut my eyes and I was transported away. His voice is so rich and calming. Cannot wait until I can buy the CD.

  386. Natalie May 29, 2016 at 10:28 am -  Reply

    Answer is B alum bay, love Liz earle

  387. Clare May 29, 2016 at 10:42 am -  Reply

    B. Alum Bay

  388. martin forbes May 29, 2016 at 10:50 am -  Reply

    Hi alison hope you and yours arew ell i have just enjoye a 2week holiday from work doing nothing being lazy mcdonald where i work have been closed for 2weeks refurbishment back to work on thursday never mind 1week holiday in september then thta will be hols over for another year.how are you enjoying being agranny how old iss honey how 8 months maybe she will soon be ateenager

    • Alison Keenan June 1, 2016 at 1:14 pm -  Reply

      Hello there Martin, glad to hear that you had a good holiday. You certainly had the best of the weather! Nice to know that you have another week off in September – we will be taking a holiday at the beginning of August which I am already looking forward to! As far as being a granny is concerned, I love it! Honey celebrate her first birthday at the beginning of May, but you’re right, she will soon be a teenager Ha Ha!! Love Ali xx

  389. theresa May 29, 2016 at 10:54 am -  Reply

    B. Alum Bay. Love reading your blogs and so pleased all who heard Colins song to you loved it, also birthday wishes to Colin for the 30th. My holiday memorirs were of Norfolk and like you Alison those knitted swin costumes glad they are not in fashion now. Look forward to your next blog, enjoy your weekend x.

    • Alison Keenan June 1, 2016 at 1:16 pm -  Reply

      Glad you enjoyed the blog Theresa, and thanks for your birthday wishes which I passed on to Colin. Norfolk is a place I used to visit fairly regularly, and I loved the town and the broads. Like you, I think a knitted swimming costume is just the worst thing! Love Alix

  390. Gemma Drake May 29, 2016 at 11:15 am -  Reply

    The answer is Alum bay, I’ve been there and it’s amazing!!

  391. Bridget Read May 29, 2016 at 12:57 pm -  Reply

    The answer is Alum Bay

  392. Julie Hayman May 29, 2016 at 1:31 pm -  Reply

    My Answer is Alum Bay

  393. sylvia irwin May 29, 2016 at 2:50 pm -  Reply

    Answer B is ALUM BAY. Thanks lovely prize. Love you blogs.

  394. Maureen Nicklin May 29, 2016 at 4:54 pm -  Reply

    I remember spending many a happy hour at Alum Bay on the Isle of white collecting coloured sands and filling little glass ornaments to take home as holiday presents.

  395. carole forster May 29, 2016 at 5:32 pm -  Reply

    Answer is B Alum Bay

  396. SHARON BUCHALTER May 29, 2016 at 6:14 pm -  Reply

    the answer is B alum bay

  397. sylvia irwin May 29, 2016 at 7:27 pm -  Reply

    answer B Alum Bay. Love your blogs.

  398. julie May 29, 2016 at 8:11 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B Alum Bay

  399. Justina Murdoch May 29, 2016 at 8:22 pm -  Reply

    Alum bay x

  400. Amanda Mason May 29, 2016 at 9:27 pm -  Reply

    Alum Bay liz earle is amazing I have been using the products from day 1 my favourite fragrance is no 1.

  401. Katie Prentice May 29, 2016 at 9:29 pm -  Reply

    The answer is; B – Alum Bay :)

    Thank you for this amazing giveaway! xx

  402. Jan Allen May 29, 2016 at 10:06 pm -  Reply

    The answer is b Allum Bay

  403. Jenny Ruscoe May 29, 2016 at 11:11 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali, the answer is B Alum Bay xx

  404. Lynn Rochester May 30, 2016 at 7:50 am -  Reply

    Hi Alison the answer is B I will put the Isle of Wight on my wish list I think looks beautiful x

  405. ANDROULLA XIARCHOU May 30, 2016 at 9:50 am -  Reply

    The answer is Alum Bay

  406. Valerie Shotton May 30, 2016 at 9:56 am -  Reply

    Answer b . Alum bay. Fingers crossed would love this, my birthday is 5th June, it would be a lovely present for me.

  407. Sue Bedford May 30, 2016 at 11:07 am -  Reply

    The answer is B. Alum Bay.
    Thanks for the chance to enter your competition.

  408. Kay jones May 30, 2016 at 1:59 pm -  Reply

    The answer is b) alum bay

  409. Linda Ash May 30, 2016 at 2:07 pm -  Reply

    The answer is Alum Bay.
    Like so many others I have lovely memories of the Isle of Wight.
    Firstly, as a child myself with my parents, sadly my Dad is no longer with us. Secondly, with my own 2 children and now as a grandparent myself with my 2 lovely granddaughters. (soon to be 3 any day now!!) If the weather is kind you cannot beat the Island for the lovely beaches and scenery. Like wise there is plenty to see and do if it isn’t so kind!!
    Best Wishes
    Linda Ash xx

    • Alison Keenan June 1, 2016 at 3:29 pm -  Reply

      Dear Linda, lovely to hear about your family holidays although I was sorry to know that your dad is no longer with us.. Our family holiday to the Isle of Wight was the last one we had together before my father left home… Happy but sad memories in truth. I’m glad you are still able to enjoy the island with your grandchildren now though. Good luck in the competition, love Ali xx

  410. Kathleen Skinner May 30, 2016 at 2:18 pm -  Reply

    Sorry about all the replies, ‘just learning’ x

  411. Col May 30, 2016 at 2:43 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B – Alum Bay

  412. Janet paddington May 30, 2016 at 3:18 pm -  Reply

    B. Alum bay. Love Liz Earle

  413. Ruth May 30, 2016 at 3:20 pm -  Reply

    Alum Bay – (b). The Isle of wight is a truly lovely island with many pretty beaches. I am going again this year, and will of course have to visit the Liz Earle shop in Ryde!!

    • Alison Keenan June 1, 2016 at 3:30 pm -  Reply

      It would be rude not to Ruth! :) Ali xx

  414. Beverley May 30, 2016 at 3:49 pm -  Reply

    B- Alum Bay

  415. Lesley facenfield May 30, 2016 at 4:26 pm -  Reply

    Alum bay :)

  416. Tracy C May 30, 2016 at 5:45 pm -  Reply

    The answer is (b) Alum Bay

  417. Christine Bird May 30, 2016 at 6:35 pm -  Reply

    B. Alum Bay

  418. Gail Bartram May 30, 2016 at 6:53 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B Alum Bay. Happy anniversary for the 26th June Alison, it will be my 45th wedding anniversary on the same day !

    • Alison Keenan June 1, 2016 at 3:31 pm -  Reply

      Happy anniversary to you too Gail for the 26th June! A great day to be married I reckon :) Love Ali x

  419. Maureen May 30, 2016 at 7:26 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B, Alum Bay

  420. Sue S May 30, 2016 at 9:06 pm -  Reply

    Alum Bay x

  421. Linda boden May 30, 2016 at 9:28 pm -  Reply

    B Alum Bay

  422. Wenna Clark May 30, 2016 at 10:01 pm -  Reply

    The answer is a, alum bay x

  423. Elaine Green May 30, 2016 at 10:28 pm -  Reply

    Answer B Alum Bay

  424. Shirley Djendi May 30, 2016 at 10:59 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali,

    B) Alum Bay

    Thanks

  425. Judith Mayo May 31, 2016 at 12:09 am -  Reply

    The answer is Alum Bay. I was one of those who filled my own glass lighthouse with the different colour sands – I took it to school to show the class and it was stolen from my satchel!

    • Alison Keenan June 1, 2016 at 3:32 pm -  Reply

      Dear Judith, it seems as though the lighthouse was the most popular option when it came to sand storage!! Rotten for you that someone stole it all those years ago! Love Ali x

  426. John C May 31, 2016 at 12:55 am -  Reply

    The answer is Alum Bay

  427. margaret calvert May 31, 2016 at 12:59 am -  Reply

    Alum Bay is the answer, such a lovely blog love reading them

  428. Steve May 31, 2016 at 7:58 am -  Reply

    B, Alum Bay.
    We are returning to the Isle Of Wight in July and as usual we will be in the Liz Earle shop at 9.30am on the Saturday after getting of the ferry and having breakfast in the Wetherspoon pub opposite.

  429. Carol sibbit May 31, 2016 at 9:43 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali, the answer is Alum Bay. I have never been to the Isle of Wight but hope to visit there soon on a holiday.

  430. Susan Corder May 31, 2016 at 12:38 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B , Alum Bay

  431. Lorna Morton May 31, 2016 at 3:25 pm -  Reply

    B) Alum Bay. Thanks :)

  432. Mary Bruce May 31, 2016 at 3:42 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison the answer is alum bay xxxx

  433. Tracey May 31, 2016 at 4:08 pm -  Reply

    b, Alum Bay.
    Fingers crossed as I love the Liz Earle range. Used the iconic Cleanse & Polish since it first went on air!

  434. Vanessa Roberts May 31, 2016 at 4:17 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B) Alum bay!! Thanks for giving us the opportunity to win this wonderful collection of goodies xxx

  435. Vivienne McNally May 31, 2016 at 5:23 pm -  Reply

    The answer is Alum Bay.
    Loved the song, great voice.
    Happy Anniversary to you both.
    Love reading your blog.

  436. Christine May 31, 2016 at 5:41 pm -  Reply

    B Alum Bay
    Take care Alison x

  437. Christine May 31, 2016 at 6:00 pm -  Reply

    Ans: B Alum Bay

  438. Sue Radford May 31, 2016 at 6:11 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali.

    I really love Colin’s new song/video. I agree with you Ali – all the best and successful songs are ones written from the heart, and you can definitely tell Colin’s beautiful song is. I’ve listened to it over and over again – just beautiful! I’m sure it will be a great success.

    Hope you’ll enjoy your forthcoming huge family gathering. I’m sure little Honey is bringing you lots and lots of happiness and joy.

    Just returned from Menorca. We had a lovely relaxing time. My husband retires in June, so hopefully we’ll be able to look forward to many more holidays in the future. Life goes by so quickly, you have to make the most of every minute don’t you?

    Lovely to hear Debz has two new cats to care for. They are two very lucky cats to have such a caring person to look after them. So sorry she lost Ainzley though, as he was such a little character.

    I too wonder how Alpa, Una and the others are – hope they are all keeping well, and you too Ali.

    Love Sue Radford xx. Oh, it’s Alum Bay.

    • Alison Keenan June 1, 2016 at 3:34 pm -  Reply

      Dear Sue, always good to hear from you, and I’m glad that you and your husband have had such a relaxing time in Menorca. I bet you wish you’d brought the sunshine back with you?! It’s great to know that he is retiring and I hope you can both make the best of times away once he’s home 24/7. I’m doing fine thanks Sue – big check up due in October, but all the summer to look forward to before that. Love to you, Ali xx

  439. Julie D May 31, 2016 at 6:21 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali,
    B) Alum Bay
    Always read your blog !
    Love Liz Earle

    Thanks x

  440. ANDREW May 31, 2016 at 6:22 pm -  Reply

    B) Alum Bay

  441. Jan B Wales May 31, 2016 at 7:20 pm -  Reply

    B: Alum Bay

  442. Anne Lewis May 31, 2016 at 7:47 pm -  Reply

    The answer is b) Alum Bay
    I have a glass pig filled with coloured sand that my neighbour gave me. Memories eh!

    • Alison Keenan June 1, 2016 at 3:35 pm -  Reply

      Anne that has to be the most unusual receptacle we’ve yet heard of, for keeping the sands in! I’m glad you still have it :) Love Ali xx

  443. Julie May 31, 2016 at 11:21 pm -  Reply

    B) alum bay

  444. Maureen Coulter June 1, 2016 at 12:41 am -  Reply

    B. Alum Bay

  445. Gwen Carter June 1, 2016 at 9:01 am -  Reply

    The answer is B) Alum Bay

  446. Julie Tomkins June 1, 2016 at 9:36 am -  Reply

    B. Alum Bay. I would love to chance to try Liz Earle as I have heard about it on QVC but not tried any of the range yet.

  447. karen somerville June 1, 2016 at 10:51 am -  Reply

    ans alum bay .looked on website about the sand and found a onlie shop where you can buy it ! also they do stunning glassware .colin song is so beautiful and meaningful .xx

  448. Linda Spevick June 1, 2016 at 12:29 pm -  Reply

    The answer is b.Alum Bay

  449. Mandy June 1, 2016 at 1:04 pm -  Reply

    Alum Bay is your answer :)

    • Emma Brown June 2, 2016 at 9:44 pm -  Reply

      The answer is B Alum Bay. Thank u xxx

  450. Leigh Barrett June 1, 2016 at 1:17 pm -  Reply

    Answer : Alum Bay.
    Thank you xx

  451. Sally Thorne June 1, 2016 at 3:12 pm -  Reply

    B) Alum Bay.

  452. Laura Bennett June 1, 2016 at 4:43 pm -  Reply

    B. Alum Bay

  453. Tina gibbs June 1, 2016 at 4:44 pm -  Reply

    Answer b Alum Bay. Would love to win this bought my first ever qvc buy on Saturday the Liz Earle TSV. It arrived yesterday and I love it already

  454. Pam wall June 1, 2016 at 5:26 pm -  Reply

    The answer is b – Alum Bay x

  455. Louise Ward June 1, 2016 at 5:29 pm -  Reply

    Alum Bay x

  456. Jenny Longworth June 1, 2016 at 6:15 pm -  Reply

    Answer B Alum Bay. Fingers crossed and everything else ;) xxx

  457. Helen Price June 1, 2016 at 6:36 pm -  Reply

    Alum Bay is the answer.

  458. Karen Hunter June 1, 2016 at 7:08 pm -  Reply

    Answer b) Alum Bay xxx

  459. Janine Hammond June 1, 2016 at 8:45 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B. Alum Bay
    Love all the Liz Earle products

  460. Joan Thomas June 1, 2016 at 9:51 pm -  Reply

    Answer is B. Alum Bay

  461. Rose Eagles June 1, 2016 at 10:16 pm -  Reply

    Answer = Alum Bay
    Hi Ali, what a lovely prize from Liz Earle, I love her range. I first bought cleanse &a polish when it was in the pink packaging in the early days of QVC! I absolutely love the products!
    I too have many fond memories of family holidays on the isle of white as a child, & also holidays with my own family. I still have a light house filled with the coloured sands from Alum Bay, a lovely reminder of special times.
    I love hearing about your little granddaughter Honey, she looks such a poppet. I have 3 little granddaughters who are such a joy, & like you treasure every moment of spending time with them.
    Keep up the great work Ali, your a fab presenter. X

  462. judith sowden June 1, 2016 at 11:08 pm -  Reply

    Hi, the answer is Alum Bay, We (me & hubby) went to the Isle of wight for the first time
    about 10years ago, (its a long way from Yorkshire). I’d wanted to go to visit the Liz Earle
    store on the island, this was before the Leeds store opened, after buying Liz Earle products from QVC &being totally hooked on the range, still am. I loved all the island but was especially impressed with the cliffs of Alum Bay. I also had one of those dreadful
    knitted swimsuits. I remember being really grumpy after one time paddling in the sea &
    falling over in the water, the dam thing was down around my ankles as I tried to drag myself back to dry sand, I think I would have been about 5 or 6 at the time, I am 66 now &still recall the shame I felt.

  463. Donna Hajri June 2, 2016 at 1:28 am -  Reply

    B Alum Bay. Good luck everyone. Thanks x

  464. Amy McKay June 2, 2016 at 5:52 am -  Reply

    The answer is b) Alum Bay

  465. Claire Bainton June 2, 2016 at 9:23 am -  Reply

    The answer is b. Alum bay. I’ll keep everything crossed as Number 20 is my absolute favourite too x

  466. Sylvia Ash June 2, 2016 at 9:49 am -  Reply

    The answer is B Alum bay. I have received the Liz Earle special value, but my husband over the last few weeks has decided that he likes the Cleanse and Polish as well so I am now sharing my products, ( It has cleared his skin problems fantastically though.)

  467. Maxine Conroy June 2, 2016 at 10:14 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali, the answer is b) Alum Bay. I always enjoy reading your blog and hope that ring comes back in stock before your anniversary – fingers and toes crossed.x

  468. Debz June 2, 2016 at 11:53 am -  Reply

    Hi there Ali

    Thank you so much for mentioning me in your blog. So kind of you. Ainzley would be chuffed to bits too. Am sure he’s on his cloud feeling very smug lol!

    Harry and Lily are settling in well. Still a bit timid which is to be expected after their start in life. Harry is turning into a bit of a Mommy’s boy. He will only let me stroke him. He eyes Neal with suspicion. Am trying not to think that the reason for this is some other feline is sending him messages from beyond and rather that the men at the scrapyard were horrible to him. He needs to get used to a male voice that’s being nice to him and not shouting at him.

    Lily is just a loony! Why walk anywhere when you can run like the wind is her motto! She is such a sweet little thing but very skittish. I can stroke her too and Neal can to a degree but, like Harry, she needs to get used to a male voice that’s nice!

    They are so different to Ainzley in every way. I can even brush them which is something Ainzley HATED! You got anywhere near him with a brush and he went into attack mode! It was only towards the end that I could brush him when he couldn’t clean himself and then it was only in the bathroom! Don’t ask me why but that was the only place he’d tolerate it! A unique character and no mistake! I still miss him so much and do shed a tear from time to time.

    The more I think about it now, the more I think that I did the right thing in adopting Harry and Lily. They do give me a focus every day. I was really struggling after losing my boy. Neal confessed the other day that he had been getting quite worried about me as I didn’t seem to be getting over Ainzley, if anything, I had been getting worse.

    Can I just say how lovely you looked on the Frank Usher TSV launch. That peach blush poncho really suited you.

    Love to you and all in Ali’s Army

    Debz. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

  469. angela white June 2, 2016 at 12:57 pm -  Reply

    hi ali you alright! the answer is b alum bay i went in the 70s with my friend and herfamily and had a great time i remember the coloured sand i think i bought one in a tube? i did write on your lastblog so i wont bore you again!!! i hope you are well.x

  470. Paula June 2, 2016 at 1:01 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison the answer is B Alum bay thank you

  471. wynne June 2, 2016 at 4:52 pm -  Reply

    the answer is B ALUM bAY

  472. Hilary Schofield June 2, 2016 at 6:20 pm -  Reply

    Answer is (b) Alum Bay

  473. Lisa Nash June 2, 2016 at 9:09 pm -  Reply

    The answer is: Alum Bay Sands. xx

  474. Sylvia Gross June 2, 2016 at 9:09 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali The Answer is B Alum Bay. Xx

  475. Dorota June 2, 2016 at 9:10 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B

  476. ADELE TAYLOR June 2, 2016 at 9:12 pm -  Reply

    B. Alum Bay
    Exciting prize Ali !!! thank you great blog, very pretty cala lily love this beautiful plant XOXO

  477. Joanne Mitchell June 2, 2016 at 9:17 pm -  Reply

    Hi, Alison

    The answer is …
    B) Alum Bay

    Fabulous competition, thanks Alison, QVC & Liz Earl. Good luck everyone xxx

  478. Lisa Partington June 2, 2016 at 9:19 pm -  Reply

    B) alum bay

  479. Carol Cooper June 2, 2016 at 9:31 pm -  Reply

    Answer is b Alum Bay.

  480. JoAnn June 2, 2016 at 9:33 pm -  Reply

    The answer is alum bay. B. Thank you x

  481. linda giles June 2, 2016 at 9:35 pm -  Reply

    answer alum bay , isle of wight

  482. Julie Shrubb June 2, 2016 at 9:37 pm -  Reply

    Answer is b) Alum Bay

  483. Debbie lane June 2, 2016 at 9:37 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison, the answer is b, alum bay. Thanks for bringing some sparkle to our Thursday evening. X

  484. Jennifer June 2, 2016 at 9:40 pm -  Reply

    B Alum Bay Thanks!

  485. Pat Davies June 2, 2016 at 9:42 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B Alum Bay. Always love your shows and the Liz Earle products too. Recently bought the TSV which is fab xx

  486. Jan Stamp June 2, 2016 at 9:45 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali. The answer is B. Alum bay. Love and use every day Liz Earle. Always go into the shop when visiting Isle of Wight. Xx

  487. jane irene williams June 2, 2016 at 9:47 pm -  Reply

    Alum Bay
    I love the I.O.W we use to go there every summer as children,I have been to Alum Bay and enjoyed filling up the containers with all the different colourful sands.
    I would love to win the Liz Earle set I use it all the time.I have been to the Liz Earle shop on the I,O.W but sadly it was shut.So I made my boy friend take a photo.
    Good luck every one!!!!

  488. Rachel Formby Jackson June 2, 2016 at 9:48 pm -  Reply

    The answer is Alum Bay. It is simply stunning, as is the rest of the Isle of Wight

  489. Kathleen Jones June 2, 2016 at 9:49 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison
    The answer is Alum bay.

  490. Karen Fletcher June 2, 2016 at 9:50 pm -  Reply

    Answer is B Alum bay

  491. Michelle Gill June 2, 2016 at 9:51 pm -  Reply

    B. Alum Bay. Please enter me into the competition, thanks.

  492. Karen June 2, 2016 at 9:52 pm -  Reply

    The answer is….. B. Alum Bay

  493. Sue Huskisson June 2, 2016 at 9:55 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali, enjoyed your blog as usual. The answer to your competition is Alum Bay. We were there about 30 years ago and collected the sand in a lighthouse. I kept it for years but it must have got lost along the way somewhere!
    I wish I lived near enough to support Debbie’s charity event. It would be lovely to meet you both along with all the lovely QVC guests. I was lucky enough to be invited to a QVC fashion event a few years ago. We were welcomed at the door by Patrick Hoy from Quacker Factory and he was lovely. Such a great character!!
    It would be great to win the Liz Earle goodies as the number 20 perfume along with the number 1 are my favourites. The cleanse and polish goes without saying…. adore it. My desert island product!!
    Congratulations to Colin on the success of his beautiful song. Can’t wait to hear the album!
    Bye for now Ali. Love Sue xx

  494. Janice Thompson June 2, 2016 at 9:59 pm -  Reply

    The answer is Alum Bay. Your happiness shows on screen, and no wonder……. What a truly lovely man you have in Colin and how special must you feel knowing he is singing that song for you, so heartwarming. We all know you’ve had tough times in the past, but I wish you all the happiness in the world for your future, and another Iovely granddaughter to look forward too xx

  495. Joan Dickinson June 2, 2016 at 10:12 pm -  Reply

    Alum Bay is on the Isle of Wight. Lovely place to be. Lovely Liz Earl products too.

  496. Christine Laycock June 2, 2016 at 10:16 pm -  Reply

    Answer is b) Alum Bay. Love all Liz Earle. Not tried the perfumes yet though xx

  497. Deborah mcAdam June 2, 2016 at 10:17 pm -  Reply

    Alum Bay (b)

  498. Paula Smith June 2, 2016 at 10:31 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison. The answer to the Liz Earle competition is b) Alum Bay. X :-)

  499. Julie Eyre June 2, 2016 at 11:15 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison the answer to the Liz Earle comp is alum bay wishing you good health and much happiness xxxx

  500. Tracey Pring June 2, 2016 at 11:26 pm -  Reply

    Love love love Liz Earle goodies, the answer is Alum Bay x

  501. Mandy Gosling June 2, 2016 at 11:28 pm -  Reply

    Alum bay is the answer….Xx

  502. Lorna Donagh June 2, 2016 at 11:35 pm -  Reply

    The answer is Alum bay

  503. Melanie Trafford Lawson June 3, 2016 at 12:22 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali , lovely , interesting blog as always and Colin’s song he has written for you is beautiful . You had me right from the start as you placed the 45 rpm record on the “Dansette” player .. I pestered my parents for one in the mid – 60’s (!) and Dad bought one almost identical to yours for me ! Colin is certainly a gifted singer and songwriter and the words of this song are so personal to the two of you … I found myself welling up as I listened to it . He wouldn’t happen to have an unmarried brother would he ??!! My first husband died tragically young over 30 years ago … I eventually remarried after some years alone , but all I can say is that that marriage turned out to be truly tragic !! It’s now just me and a gorgeous British Blue cat , hey-ho ! As a very young child I remember being taken to the Isle of Wight for a few holidays and loved clambering up the cliffs in Alum Bay where we could collect all the different coloured sands and then arrange them carefully in various glass containers , I think one of them was the shape of a lighthouse . I also remember the awful swimsuits our Mother’s put us in in those days , some sort of ruched material , with halter ties around the neck , but the moment one entered the sea they expanded to almost twice their size ! How we are spoilt with the modern fabrics of today for swimwear with stretch and support too ! I have only felt compelled to reply to any Presenter’s blog twice … and both of them have been to you . My first was a few months ago shortly after I’d lost my beloved Mum and I was so very touched to find a few weeks later that you had replied to it . You are a beautiful , kind and thoughtful lady and I’m sure that all of us who follow your blogs wish you not only continued good health , after all you have been through in recent years , but many , many more happy married years with your lovely husband ….. and of course your huge extended family ! Oh , I’d better answer the question to be in with a chance to win the fabulous collection of Liz Earle products .. it’s B) Alum Bay . x x x

    • Alison Keenan June 13, 2016 at 10:33 am -  Reply

      Dear dear Melanie, thank you so much for all your lovely words and compliments, and I am glad that you found my reply to you after you lost your mum. I do hope you are coping and feeling less sad as the months pass… I’ve passed all your kind words about the video and the words of the song to Colin and they mean a great deal. He actually has four brothers but they are all married I’m afraid :) I agree with you totally about the songwriting… it is a gift to be able to not only sing, but to write words like this, but they do come from the heart, and I feel very touched that he has written them for me. I am so sorry that you lost your husband when you were both so young – I can only imagine how hard that was for you… I’m sorry it didn’t work out a second time, but a British Blue cat which will far more loyal and loving I’m sure :) So funny that we share the same memories of those ghastly swimsuits! I think the first one I had that fitted properly was when I was seven and we went to Westgate – it was lime green with a white skirt…. funny how you remember these things eh? It’s lovely that you are part of this blog, and I hope you will feel able to keep in touch. It’s a great network of support for everyone – myself included! Take care, love Ali xx

  504. Dawn Smith June 3, 2016 at 12:39 am -  Reply

    The answer is B. Alum Bay. Good luck everyone.

  505. Michelle Coley June 3, 2016 at 12:41 am -  Reply

    B) Alum Bay

  506. Jane Williams June 3, 2016 at 12:41 am -  Reply

    Answer is B Alum Bay

  507. Michelle Coley June 3, 2016 at 12:45 am -  Reply

    Ohhhhh Ali, Colin’s song is absolutely beautiful, you just can’t help but feel emotional whilst listening. I’m sure his album will be very successful !!! Xxx

  508. carole eydman June 3, 2016 at 12:57 am -  Reply

    Answer is b) Alum Bay

  509. lorraine MAYNE June 3, 2016 at 1:39 am -  Reply

    B Alum Bay

  510. Sue Dodd June 3, 2016 at 5:45 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali, The answer is Alum Bay.
    Love Liz earle fantastic prize

  511. kathryn kent June 3, 2016 at 5:48 am -  Reply

    The answer is B.Alum bay.

  512. ann wright June 3, 2016 at 6:02 am -  Reply

    The answer is B) Alum Bay.

    I clearly remember making a sand filled lighthouse and taking it home to my parents.
    Whilst I did visit as a child my fondest memories of Alum Bay and the beautiful Isle of Wight are of my Honeymoon there in 1987. Sadly my husband passed away 3 years ago, but my memories of the happy times we spent on the island will remain with me always. Wishing you and Colin many years of happy memories ☺

    • Alison Keenan June 13, 2016 at 10:25 am -  Reply

      Dear Ann, thank you for sharing your memories with me.. I am so sorry that you lost your husband but glad that you had many years to love each other. recently, It’s lovely that you keep your memories alive, and keep him with you that way. Thank you for your kind words, and please keep in touch. love Ali xx

  513. Jeanette Jones June 3, 2016 at 7:46 am -  Reply

    For the Liz Earle competition, the answer is : B Alum Bay.

  514. Elaine Clabby June 3, 2016 at 7:48 am -  Reply

    The answer is B) Alum Bay.

  515. Denise Large June 3, 2016 at 7:55 am -  Reply

    B. Alum Bay
    Thanks for the chance of such a prize.

  516. Sarah Nelson June 3, 2016 at 7:57 am -  Reply

    Answer b, Alum Bay

    liz Earle products have honestly transformed my skin, helping to restore my confidence. This selection of goodies is perfect for this time of year and I would love to receive them all. Thank you Xx

  517. Diane Bach June 3, 2016 at 8:36 am -  Reply

    Love Liz Earle products – The answer is b) Alum Bay

  518. Rebecca Seal June 3, 2016 at 8:36 am -  Reply

    Liz Earle
    competion answesr is B alum bay
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  519. Jo June 3, 2016 at 8:37 am -  Reply

    Love your shows, it’s great to hear about you and your family. Answer B) Alum Bay, have great memories of visiting there as a child.

  520. Margaret June 3, 2016 at 8:43 am -  Reply

    The answer is b Alum Bay

  521. ros c June 3, 2016 at 8:45 am -  Reply

    Hi

    The Answer is B Alum Bay

  522. sandra June 3, 2016 at 8:49 am -  Reply

    B Alum Bay my sister in law bought me liz earle for a christmas presant and i just hooked on it love it.

  523. Sharon Brown June 3, 2016 at 8:49 am -  Reply

    It’s b Alum Bay

  524. Fiona Brackenridge June 3, 2016 at 8:50 am -  Reply

    The answer is Alum Bay. The mention of the Smiths watch took me back to my childhood. I had one too and I also remember one Christmas getting a Timex watch. The memories of our youth. I listened to Colin’s song and though I am not a country music fan it was beautiful and clearly comes from the heart. You are very lucky to be so loved.

    • Alison Keenan June 13, 2016 at 10:22 am -  Reply

      Fiona thank you….. your words have touched me…. and you are right. I am very lucky indeed. Take care, love Ali xx

  525. andrea green June 3, 2016 at 9:10 am -  Reply

    Alum Bay, many wonderful childhood memories of holidays here.

  526. Julie June 3, 2016 at 9:16 am -  Reply

    Hi Alison, please enter me into the competition, the answer is Alum Bay. Loved reading your blog with Colin’s track playing alongside ~ I loved the song! Love Julie x

  527. Pauline Roe June 3, 2016 at 9:24 am -  Reply

    Answer B Alum Bay. Have been using liz Earle for 15 years love it !

  528. Kay Evans June 3, 2016 at 9:31 am -  Reply

    The answer is B Alum Bay

  529. Connie Bielby June 3, 2016 at 9:35 am -  Reply

    B: Alum Bay.

  530. Rachel June 3, 2016 at 9:48 am -  Reply

    B. Alum Bay
    Thanks x

  531. Jean fawcett June 3, 2016 at 9:52 am -  Reply

    Lovely song for a lovely lady, and Liz Earle’s creams and lotions are just fabulous. The answer is all in bay

  532. Jacqueline Webber June 3, 2016 at 9:53 am -  Reply

    The answer is B Alum Bay.
    Enjoy reading your Blogs .

  533. Bev Bare June 3, 2016 at 10:04 am -  Reply

    the answer is Alum Bay..love love this fragrance..x

  534. Shenagh June 3, 2016 at 10:21 am -  Reply

    Alum Bay Best wishes

  535. Jo June 3, 2016 at 10:57 am -  Reply

    B, Alum Bay

  536. Philippa Ivory June 3, 2016 at 11:36 am -  Reply

    the answer is B Alum Bay,really enjoy reading your blogs

  537. Keith Wright June 3, 2016 at 11:57 am -  Reply

    B: Alum Bay

  538. Fiona Gatt June 3, 2016 at 12:15 pm -  Reply

    Answer is (B) Alum Bay

  539. Bridget June 3, 2016 at 12:29 pm -  Reply

    The answer is Alum bay – missed Liz Earls TSV last week so here’s hoping.

  540. Linda June 3, 2016 at 2:31 pm -  Reply

    B. Alum Bay

  541. SAMANTHA ANTOINE June 3, 2016 at 3:31 pm -  Reply

    b) alum bay

  542. Ann Bain June 3, 2016 at 4:02 pm -  Reply

    B. Alum Bay

  543. Karen June 3, 2016 at 4:25 pm -  Reply

    B. Alum Bay

  544. Dawn Goodman June 3, 2016 at 4:47 pm -  Reply

    B) – Alum Bay

  545. Margaret Platts June 3, 2016 at 5:22 pm -  Reply

    B. Alum Bay

  546. Kathleen Harrop June 3, 2016 at 5:31 pm -  Reply

    The answers B Alum Bay

  547. Kate Newbery June 3, 2016 at 5:57 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B Alum Bay. I made a little glass lighthouse filled with layers of different coloured sand when I was there 53 years ago!

  548. Christine Smith June 3, 2016 at 6:06 pm -  Reply

    B. Alum Bay

  549. Jean Wilson June 3, 2016 at 6:08 pm -  Reply

    Answer is B Alum Bay

  550. Gail Davies June 3, 2016 at 6:25 pm -  Reply

    Answer B Alum Bay

  551. Jill Arnott June 3, 2016 at 7:50 pm -  Reply

    B Alum Bay. Good luck everyone

  552. Wendy Renton June 3, 2016 at 8:10 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B, Alum Bay.
    I’m returning to the Liz Earle range as it seems to be the best for my constantly changing menopausal skin and I’m loving the Rose and Cedrat ltd edition of cleans and polish.

  553. Kerry barrett June 3, 2016 at 8:39 pm -  Reply

    Love this collection,
    Allum bay b,

  554. Denise Mattison June 3, 2016 at 8:58 pm -  Reply

    B Alum Bay

  555. Christine Owen June 3, 2016 at 9:00 pm -  Reply

    B. Alum Bay.

  556. Lorraine Richardson June 3, 2016 at 11:05 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B – Alum Bay

  557. steph June 4, 2016 at 2:23 am -  Reply

    b. alum bay

  558. Marina June 4, 2016 at 10:15 am -  Reply

    B) Alum Bay

  559. Sheila Margrett June 4, 2016 at 12:18 pm -  Reply

    Dear Alison – the answer is b) Alum Bay, Kind regards

  560. Lucy Evans June 4, 2016 at 1:00 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B Alum Bay.

  561. Tina Wilkins June 4, 2016 at 1:14 pm -  Reply

    The answer is Alum Bay. This is the first competition I have ever entered on QVC, so, fingers crossed.

  562. Joanna downey June 4, 2016 at 1:37 pm -  Reply

    Dearest Debz, I’m borrowing Ali’s blog to say personally how sorry I was to hear your news about Ainzley, a very characterful cat. I did write a few words about your loss in my reply to our lovely Ali and also wrote that I’m delighted that you’ve adopted two cats; giving them a second chance and a lifetime of love. “Grief is the price we pay for love” was the Queen’s line after the 9/11 attacks and I’ve held on to those words many times since then. Ainzley’s always with you and the love you gave to him has just got bigger. Love from Jo x

    • Debz June 11, 2016 at 3:08 pm -  Reply

      Thank you Jo, for your kind words. I do miss Ainzley still but my two rescue cats are helping me to cope with his loss. Have had my favourite picture of him framed and had the frame engraved with “If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever.”
      He certainly was a character and I’m so glad that people on here enjoyed my stories about his life!
      Thank you again for taking time to think of me.
      Love Debz. xx

  563. Anne Sewell June 4, 2016 at 2:23 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B.Alum Bay

  564. Annie Deacon June 4, 2016 at 2:44 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B Alum Bay. I went to the Isle of Wight many years ago in the school holidays with a friend and her family, we had an amazing time and I kept my sand for many years

  565. Sue Kirk June 4, 2016 at 3:24 pm -  Reply

    b) Alum Bay I still have a little ornament in the shape of the IOW filled with different layers of coloured sand. Memories of happy days spent on the island.

  566. Jacqueline Evans June 4, 2016 at 6:49 pm -  Reply

    Answer is Alum Bay.

  567. Christine Seddon June 4, 2016 at 8:49 pm -  Reply

    B alum Bay x

  568. Sam June 4, 2016 at 9:55 pm -  Reply

    Answer b Alum Bay

  569. Joanne June 4, 2016 at 11:59 pm -  Reply

    Hi, It’s b, Alum Bay

  570. Ann bannister June 5, 2016 at 12:46 am -  Reply

    B) alum bay

  571. ursula June 5, 2016 at 1:23 am -  Reply

    Answer is b. Alum Bay. Thank you.

  572. Donna Perry June 5, 2016 at 8:18 am -  Reply

    Alum bay. Most beautiful place. Visited many times x

  573. Teresa June 5, 2016 at 10:49 am -  Reply

    Have used Liz Earle since the beginning, can’t live without it! Answer: b) Alum Bay

  574. Julie king June 5, 2016 at 11:12 am -  Reply

    Hi, the answer is b, Alum Bay xxx

  575. Jenny C June 5, 2016 at 1:04 pm -  Reply

    Alum Bay.Happy wedding anniversary for 26th June.

  576. Pauline Murphy June 5, 2016 at 4:57 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison, the answer is Alum bay.
    Many thanks
    Pauline

  577. Sharon Windram June 5, 2016 at 5:25 pm -  Reply

    The answer is (B) Allum Bay xx

  578. Yvonne June 5, 2016 at 7:08 pm -  Reply

    Answer = b) Alum Bay

  579. Carol Campbell June 5, 2016 at 7:16 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B) Alum Bay.

    Fingers crossed !

  580. Paula Phillips June 5, 2016 at 9:01 pm -  Reply

    B Alum Bay we had a lot of fun doing the coloured sands good memories xxx

  581. Ann Lovatt June 5, 2016 at 9:19 pm -  Reply

    B. Alum Bay :)

  582. Christine Cronin June 5, 2016 at 10:31 pm -  Reply

    The answer is b alum bay

  583. Brenda Hughes June 6, 2016 at 12:02 am -  Reply

    the answer is B. Alum Bay

  584. margaretsampson June 6, 2016 at 10:51 am -  Reply

    Answer B, Alum Bay. A beautiful place. Ali you are the most professional presenter and the friendliest!

  585. susan bickerton June 6, 2016 at 11:39 am -  Reply

    B) Alum Bay

  586. Jeannette Wiltshire June 6, 2016 at 4:58 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali,
    the answer is B Alum Bay

  587. Wendy Waller June 8, 2016 at 6:02 pm -  Reply

    Alum bay is the answer .

  588. Jilly June 8, 2016 at 6:53 pm -  Reply

    Good early evening Ali and all. I am sitting in our courtyard enjoying the sun after a very busy day at work and thought I would just see how everyone is doing. Loved your show last Thursday Ali and also I too thought you looked stunning in the Fraank Usher show. Just lovely to see. My oh my such busy times ahead. All sounding great fun for you and the family and another baby coming soon. Very exciting for you all.
    I am off to the Lakes next week. Annie’s husband goes for his six monthly check up and I will take charge while they go to Aintree for this. My hubby and mum and dog will come a few days later. Annie and I are going to see Rod Stewart and I cannot wait to see him but also to be back in the Lakes. You are right our long term planis to also relocate there.
    How we know how Debz has been with her loss but we always have our wonderful memories of our pets who become part of the family. Having new pets does not stop the loss of our old ones but it does help in that we have to think of them and try not to dwell on our heartache. My mum always said when we lost our beloved pets that we must take our memories and keep them close and that is right. We shall enjoy hearing what these two new members of the family get up to.
    My friend has gone to Nashville to the CMA fest and what I think is a big country and western event. She is there for nine days and of course having a ball. I thought of you and Colin when she told me about the trip what seemed like a long time ago and here she is at last.
    Oh while I think on the answer to your quiz is B. Also I too remember knitted swimming costumes although I never had one – so that shows my age for sure!!!! Will catch up soon and looking forward to your updates love Jilly xxx

    • Alison Keenan June 13, 2016 at 10:16 am -  Reply

      Hi there Julie, it sounds as though you are as busy as I am! I will keep my fingers crossed for Annie’s husbands check up, and hope very much that you your husband your mum and dog will enjoy time in the Lakes! Colin and I went to the CM a festival two years running, and had a wonderful time. We also toured around America both years and really enjoyed ourselves. We are trying to fix something in the diary to commemorate our first wedding anniversary, and then are hoping to go to Cyprus in the summer. A bit of sunshine would not go amiss eh?! So nice that we are all able to keep in touch with Debz, and I am in agreement completely with your comments about having pets, and how much we love them. Am guessing you will be either on your way or already at Annie’s, but do let us know how you get on. With love and thanks for keeping in touch, Ali xx

    • Alison Keenan June 13, 2016 at 10:21 am -  Reply

      I should of course have written JILLY not Julie!! apologies :) xxx

  589. Pauline Richardson June 11, 2016 at 7:54 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B… alum Bay. Just love Colin’s song Ali.

  590. Tricia Coulsonwood June 11, 2016 at 8:45 pm -  Reply

    Oh Ali, how fabulous is your Colin’s voice and song and more so as he’s clearly dedicated it to you..Its wonderful that you both show your love and respect for each other openly..Its everyone’s dream marriage..What a fabulous following you’ve got also, each person genuinely fond of you..
    I hope everyone is well and happy and well.
    I wonder if they could send some positive vibes to my late brothers son as he has just commenced chemotherapy for Hodgkins lymphoma. With my daughter Its the second younger generation family member in the last three years to be diagnosed with more aggressive cancer..
    My daughter Janette has just been honoured with becoming a Queens nurse..I am so happy for her..Love to all Tricia.
    I have a good idea as to the answer to your question.
    Alum bay.

    • Alison Keenan June 13, 2016 at 10:20 am -  Reply

      My dear Tricia, how terribly sad to read your news, although I have heard that the treatment for this particular form of illness is very effective. I will pray that he heals soon. Wonderful news though about Janette, and please pass on my congratulations! My late and Great Aunty Ivy was Nanny to a Lord and Lady many moons ago, and we always felt very proud of that connection too. so glad you like Colin’s song – he has been thrilled with the response, and it means a lot to him. I hope that in spite of your bad news, you are well and happy. It’s lovely to be a part of this network and to have so many folk to care for and keep in touch with :) Take care Tricia, and I hope to hear from you again soon, love Ali xx

  591. Jane Lack June 17, 2016 at 3:31 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali,

    I watch you on QVC regularly and while off work for a while was looking through the QVC website, rather than my normal tearing on and off after ordering something. It was then that I stumbled across your husbands song……… can I just say that it is truly beautiful. I’m not a big country fan as such, but the words are so lovely. I work in advertising and as I listened to it I saw little girls dancing with fathers, fathers giving brides away, men watching their women in all types of scenarios but mostly I recognised a women wanting their men to love them like that…. it really is wonderful, so I wish Colin all the luck in the world with this and I hope that we hear more from him and that someone snatches this up for a film …… but with his voice …… thank you for the chance to hear it . xxxx

  592. Jacqui Hand June 19, 2016 at 8:09 am -  Reply

    B Alum Bay

    Xxx

  593. Sharon June 29, 2016 at 2:27 pm -  Reply

    B. Alum Bay which like Liz Earles products is beautifully understated and stunning

  594. Pam wall July 7, 2016 at 5:55 pm -  Reply

    Love reading you blog and watching you on QVC
    B alum a
    Bay

  595. Debbie July 17, 2016 at 9:03 am -  Reply

    The answer is Alum Bay. I have such lovely childhood holiday memories of the Isle of Wight in the 60s

  596. Linda walker July 17, 2016 at 11:50 pm -  Reply

    B Alum bay. I would never go by cable car would always walk down and up,my children would go on them with my husband loved the coloured sands and the lsle of Wright .smashing blog really enjoy reading.great music from your husband.xxx

  597. LYNDA ROBERTS July 27, 2016 at 8:50 pm -  Reply

    Alum Bay has the coloured sand on the Isle of Wight :)

  598. sheila moran August 25, 2016 at 5:48 pm -  Reply

    alum bay has the coloured sand,its a place i would love to visit…fingers crossed.

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