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The last two weeks – and a jewellery competition!

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I usually write my blog sitting at my desk, peering out the window at what is now a rather grey garden. However today, I am with Honey and Lucy, so I am watching my granddaughter bounce up and down in her Jumperoo!

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You can’t help but laugh at her enthusiasm can you?! I can’t believe how quickly she’s growing, and how alert she is. When I arrived this morning, Lucy opened the door and when Honey saw me her face was a picture. She definitely recognises me now and gives me proper cuddles, and even kisses me! She has two teeth and loves her food, eating a whole range of vegetables and fruits by hand, which impresses me very much.

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It’s been a busy couple of weeks since I last wrote to you, but thank you as always for your comments, and for keeping me up-to-date with all that’s happening in your world. It sounds as though we all have a fair amount to do in preparation for Christmas, but I’m glad that at least some of us are going to be taking a well-deserved break over the festive period! This year my working schedule is a little different, and I’m delighted to tell you I’ll be with you on Christmas Eve. I’m not quite sure what time we finish broadcasting, or even what time of the day I will be on, but suffice to say it’ll be lovely to share it with you, so I hope you can join me :)

We’ve done a fair bit of visiting and entertaining this last fortnight, and I had a very restful couple of days in Dorset with my friend Roz. Colin and I had last visited in August when we’d all spent a lovely weekend outdoors and in the garden. This time though, the weather was far from kind and although Roz and I had planned to go for a long walk, the heavens opened,  so we lit the log burner and stayed in the sitting room chatting, drinking tea and knitting!

Roz had taught me how to knit a couple of years or so back, and I was very proud to complete my first knitted square, which will make up a tiny part of a blanket she is putting together. Until this last visit, I knew how to fasten on, but I was unable to fasten off, which is why my first attempt at a square had turned into a scarf!  Roz however, is an accomplished knitter and a very patient teacher and so not only was I able to finish my square, but I started another one! Well, you’ve got to start somewhere haven’t you! I leave the complicated things to the professionals, which she clearly is, as this is what she created during my stay! Very impressive eh? I told here should sell them on QVC :)

Are you able to knit or crochet, and of so what kind of things do you like to make?

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It was my sister’s birthday on 14th November (she shares it with Prince Charles), and Colin and I were able to visit her the following day. It’s been an exciting year for her what with the birth of her first grandchild – baby James. This photo was taken the day he was born :)

IMG_0646Jenny like me, has a passion for jewellery. And so over the years I’ve taken advantage of working at QVC, and bought her many things from our many ranges. Her favourite gemstone has always been London Blue Topaz, but her favourite gift was a pair of Clogau gold earrings I bought for her birthday. I don’t remember which birthday they were for, but I do remember how incredibly upset she was when she lost one of them just over a year ago. When I last worked with Graham Stock, our guest from Clogau Gold I told him about the earrings, and he suggested I get a photograph of the remaining one, in the hope that they may still be available.  Jenny duly supplied me with this, but unfortunately the design was one they’d retired many years earlier. Graham however, very kindly said that Clogau would make a new mould, and recreate the earrings for me. He also suggested that  if we used the same mould, he could make a pendant to match!  The finished result was perfect, and although I had mentioned to Jenny that I was hoping to find the earrings, I think she had given up on the idea, so when we arrived with her parcel she was absolutely thrilled. Many thanks to Graham and Clogau for making it possible :)

664765 NavyStaying with jewellery, I am absolutely delighted to be able to bring a prize with these week’s blog! Anne Klein jewellery is a range we have carried for a couple of years now, and on the 6th December we are launching this stunning watch.

It will be available in either a rose gold, yellow gold or silver finish, and is fastened with an adjustable leather strap in three colours – blush, mink and navy.  The rose gold and navy watch is only available from us, and I have one to give to you as a prize!

All you need do to be in with a chance to win it is to answer the following question – leave a comment below with your answer (and make sure you include your name and email address):

Made as a decorative piece of jewellery, when was the first wristwatch invented?

A) 1904
B) 1868
C) 1891

You will have until midday on 3rd December to enter, and I will announce the winner in my next blog! Good luck!

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Thanks to those of you who were asking about my recent six month check-up. All good on the cancer front, but unfortunately I have been diagnosed with osteoporosis of the spine, and osteopenia in my hips. I think it has probably been caused by my years of running, and then exacerbated by the Tamoxifen which I have to take for the breast cancer. I will begin taking a once weekly medication which should stop it from getting any worse, but am very glad I decided to get my AeroPilates and give up the running!  Marjelene Brugman you’re a star!

Colin is flexing his muscles at home as he begins the rather exciting job of fitting a log burning stove for us! He’s got to make a fireplace and hearth first, but will have it fitted in time for Christmas which is brilliant!

Well I think that’s pretty much all my news, but I hope you like the photos, and I’ll look forward to hearing from you next time!

With love,
Ali xx

645 Comments

  1. AMANDA PORTER November 30, 2015 at 2:38 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison you granddaughter is beautiful and your sisters grandson looks gorgeous. Lucky you. Please enter me into the draw. The answer is B) 1868,
    Thank you. x

    • Marie Rodgers December 2, 2015 at 6:59 pm -  Reply

      The answer is (B) 1868

  2. Maria Kilbride November 30, 2015 at 2:44 pm -  Reply

    The answer is 1868

  3. Ann Colbert November 30, 2015 at 2:51 pm -  Reply

    Answer is B) 1868

    Thank you for your blogs, very helpful and inspiring to all us breast cancer ladies.

  4. Gwen November 30, 2015 at 2:53 pm -  Reply

    Hello dear Ali,

    Lovely to read your blog as always, what a little beauty Honey is, she looks such a happy little girl and it was so sweet to watch her in her Jumperoo, they have some wonderful things to entertain them now don’t they? I can remember having something similar when my lovely son was a babe, we hooked it up to the door frame and we would put him in it so that he could jump to his hearts content and we could have a meal in peace!!!!

    Yes I am looking forward to Christmas, but a little bit panicky as I am not as advanced as I would like to be with my shopping, but I dare say it will all come good well in time for the big day.

    Take good care of yourself Ali, I really hope you don’t have too much pain with your back and hip, hope to hear from you soon.

    Love Gwen.
    XX

  5. Margaret Rees November 30, 2015 at 3:23 pm -  Reply

    B/ 1868 I have so many watches I can’t have enough

  6. DEBORAH RYALL November 30, 2015 at 3:31 pm -  Reply

    B) 1868 very much into my rose gold so this would be perfect to add to my collection

  7. DIANE Cole November 30, 2015 at 3:33 pm -  Reply

    Wristwatches became fashionable during the First World War, so I think the answer is 1904

  8. Brenda Reed November 30, 2015 at 3:48 pm -  Reply

    Bit of a technophobe Alison! The answer to competition is 1868. Can’t find where to enter the competition!!

  9. Lorna Battersby November 30, 2015 at 3:52 pm -  Reply

    The first wristwatch was invented in 1868

  10. Teresa November 30, 2015 at 4:22 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali,
    The first watch was made in 1868.
    So glad to hear that you six month check up went well. Sorry to hear your other news I have the same problem and like you have to take medication once a week and two tablets every day.
    The little video of Honey is lovely she sounds so happy and is having great fun, I can’t believe how she has grown, it only seems like yesterday that you were telling us that she had been born.
    I have been knitting since I was a little girl my late Mum taught me she had a job on her hands as I am left handed so I was doing things backwards to her but she kept going and I got there in the end. I have knitted many jumpers and cardigans for gifts and for me. Also many baby cloths for family and friends. I can crochet but not very well. Again my Mum was so good at this she made evening dresses and skrits she also made me a full length evening coat which I still have and love.
    Sounds like you had a good time in Dorset, one of my fav places, my Auntie lived in Highcliffe for many years and I have many many happy memories of the area, my husband and I are hoping that we will be able to move down there sometime next year.
    We both hope to be able to join you on Christmas Eve as hopefully all the shopping will be done by then as there will only be the 2 of us we will not need that much.
    Take care love from
    Teresa xxx

  11. Jacqui Hand November 30, 2015 at 4:22 pm -  Reply

    B) 1868
    Hi Ali,
    Thank you for the chance to win this gorgeous watch.
    Jacqui XXXX

  12. Sam Davis November 30, 2015 at 4:44 pm -  Reply

    B) 1868 wishing you all a Merry Christmas.

  13. Andrew Petrie November 30, 2015 at 5:03 pm -  Reply

    Answer 1868

    96a Clarendon road,
    Middlesbrough,
    TS1 3DT

  14. amy bondoc November 30, 2015 at 5:04 pm -  Reply

    B) 1868 fingers crossed thankyou for a lovely competition

  15. Bernie Tyrrrell November 30, 2015 at 5:05 pm -  Reply

    The answer is 1868

  16. kim richardson November 30, 2015 at 5:05 pm -  Reply

    Made as a decorative piece of jewellery, when was the first wristwatch invented?
    B) 1868

  17. Christine Matthews November 30, 2015 at 5:06 pm -  Reply

    Answer: B) 1868

  18. Samantha Lea November 30, 2015 at 5:07 pm -  Reply

    B) 1868 :)

  19. patricia adams November 30, 2015 at 5:07 pm -  Reply

    B) 1868.beautiful watch,would love to win.THANKS.

  20. Karen Clarke November 30, 2015 at 5:08 pm -  Reply

    Answer – 1868

  21. David Prince November 30, 2015 at 5:08 pm -  Reply

    The answer Is 1868

  22. tracy nixon November 30, 2015 at 5:09 pm -  Reply

    Answer: B) 1868 Thanks

  23. sue hodges November 30, 2015 at 5:09 pm -  Reply

    answer: B) 1868

  24. Ms Suan Watts November 30, 2015 at 5:09 pm -  Reply

    B) 1868 is the answer to the question

  25. Justine Hughes November 30, 2015 at 5:10 pm -  Reply

    Answer: 1868.

  26. Michele Barker November 30, 2015 at 5:10 pm -  Reply

    Answer is B) 1868

  27. Stephanie Harrison November 30, 2015 at 5:10 pm -  Reply

    Answer B) 1868

  28. Tricia Thompson November 30, 2015 at 5:11 pm -  Reply

    Invented in 1868

  29. caroline walliss November 30, 2015 at 5:11 pm -  Reply

    The answer to the question is B) 1868.

  30. Douglas Millard November 30, 2015 at 5:11 pm -  Reply

    B) 1868 first wristwatch invented

  31. jason wills November 30, 2015 at 5:12 pm -  Reply

    ANSWER=1868

  32. Joanne Griffiths November 30, 2015 at 5:12 pm -  Reply

    Answer: 1868

  33. Tricia Thompson November 30, 2015 at 5:12 pm -  Reply

    The first watch was Invented in 1868.

  34. Darren Abbott November 30, 2015 at 5:13 pm -  Reply

    Answer: B) 1868

  35. Tricia Thompson November 30, 2015 at 5:13 pm -  Reply

    The first watch was invented in 1868

  36. Heather Haigh November 30, 2015 at 5:13 pm -  Reply

    B) 1868 – thank for a great comp

  37. ELIZABETH DOODY November 30, 2015 at 5:14 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B. 1868

  38. Christine Quinn November 30, 2015 at 5:15 pm -  Reply

    Answer is (B) 1868

  39. Angela McDonald November 30, 2015 at 5:15 pm -  Reply

    Answer is B) 1868

  40. Christine Quinn November 30, 2015 at 5:15 pm -  Reply

    Would really love to win this prize!

  41. Jen Rogers November 30, 2015 at 5:16 pm -  Reply

    answer 1868

    9A Lanherne House, 9 The Downs, Wimbledon SW20 8JG

    Love the hedgehog

  42. Lorraine Johnson November 30, 2015 at 5:16 pm -  Reply

    the answer is 1868

  43. Mary Heald November 30, 2015 at 5:17 pm -  Reply

    Answer is B) 1868

  44. Sarah Mackay November 30, 2015 at 5:17 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B) 1868

  45. Michelle Best November 30, 2015 at 5:17 pm -  Reply

    answer – B) 1868

  46. Nigel Hollingsorth November 30, 2015 at 5:18 pm -  Reply

    B) 1868 is my answer thankyou :)

  47. Debra Greenwood November 30, 2015 at 5:20 pm -  Reply

    B) 1868

  48. chris toulson November 30, 2015 at 5:21 pm -  Reply

    B) 1868 = answer

  49. D Johns November 30, 2015 at 5:21 pm -  Reply

    Answer – B) 1868

  50. Lorna Kennedy November 30, 2015 at 5:23 pm -  Reply

    That would be 1868 :-)

  51. JOAN WILLIAMSON November 30, 2015 at 5:24 pm -  Reply

    The answer = B 1868

  52. Joanne Holland November 30, 2015 at 5:24 pm -  Reply

    Answer: 1868
    The watch Is stunning and would be a most appreciated accompaniment to my rose Gold pendant!
    Thanks for the opportunity.

  53. Wendy Becker November 30, 2015 at 5:25 pm -  Reply

    The answer is 1868

  54. Suzanne November 30, 2015 at 5:28 pm -  Reply

    Answer is B) 1868.

  55. Judy November 30, 2015 at 5:28 pm -  Reply

    The first wristwatch was invented in 1868.

  56. Mark Palmer November 30, 2015 at 5:28 pm -  Reply

    B. 1868 is the answer

  57. Michelle Ptak November 30, 2015 at 5:28 pm -  Reply

    b) 1868 ……. Thank you

  58. Justin November 30, 2015 at 5:29 pm -  Reply

    1868 thank you

  59. susan masterson November 30, 2015 at 5:30 pm -  Reply

    answer is 1868

  60. Joanne Greer November 30, 2015 at 5:32 pm -  Reply

    The answer is: B) 1868

  61. Liz Simpson November 30, 2015 at 5:34 pm -  Reply

    Answer: B) 1868

  62. Mirjana November 30, 2015 at 5:35 pm -  Reply

    Answer: B) 1868 Fantastic prize :)

  63. Julie Johnson November 30, 2015 at 5:35 pm -  Reply

    Answer- B) 1868

  64. Rose Eros November 30, 2015 at 5:37 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B) 1868

  65. Maxine G November 30, 2015 at 5:40 pm -  Reply

    Thanks – B) 1868

  66. jason fallows November 30, 2015 at 5:41 pm -  Reply

    1868 is the answer

  67. Laura Nice November 30, 2015 at 5:42 pm -  Reply

    1868
    Love the watch its stunning!! <3

  68. laura banks November 30, 2015 at 5:44 pm -  Reply

    the answer is 1868

  69. Diane Frayne November 30, 2015 at 5:46 pm -  Reply

    1868 …….

  70. Brigitte Leprince November 30, 2015 at 5:46 pm -  Reply

    Answer B) 1868

  71. winnie November 30, 2015 at 5:50 pm -  Reply

    the answer is C) 1891

  72. Alison Peacock November 30, 2015 at 5:51 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B) 1868. Lovely photos of Honey and your grand nephew!

  73. Christine Northrop November 30, 2015 at 5:52 pm -  Reply

    answer is 1868

  74. Phil Darling November 30, 2015 at 5:52 pm -  Reply

    Answer – B) 1868

  75. Barry Page November 30, 2015 at 5:53 pm -  Reply

    Answer – 1868

  76. Andy Wedge November 30, 2015 at 5:54 pm -  Reply

    Answer: B) 1868

  77. shelly semmens November 30, 2015 at 5:55 pm -  Reply

    the answer is 1868

  78. Rebekah Peters November 30, 2015 at 5:56 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B)1868

  79. Angela Walker November 30, 2015 at 5:56 pm -  Reply

    the first wristwatch was invented in 1868.

  80. Margaret Mason November 30, 2015 at 5:57 pm -  Reply

    Answer: 1868 by Patek Phillipe, Alison, I have followed your battle over the years with much admiration for your attitude and positivity little knowing that I would also have to try to find the same positivity for myself. I was diagnosed at the end of July and had a quadrantectomy in September and am today half way through my radiotherapy. Luckily I was caught early through routine screening and am hopeful for the future. Knowing already of your story has helped me to be strong through the scary times. Thank you for that and I hope you have a really happy Christmas and a joyful New Year.

  81. Sue Wilson November 30, 2015 at 5:58 pm -  Reply

    B) 1868 What a lovely watch!

  82. Caroline Clarke November 30, 2015 at 6:00 pm -  Reply

    B) 1868

    @UkPseudo on Twitter

  83. Chris N November 30, 2015 at 6:01 pm -  Reply

    B) wristwatch invented in 1868

  84. Amelia Kennedy November 30, 2015 at 6:02 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B) 1868

  85. sofie November 30, 2015 at 6:02 pm -  Reply

    Answer: 1868

  86. Chrissie Curtis November 30, 2015 at 6:02 pm -  Reply

    The Answer is B) 1868

  87. STEVEN FIELDSEND November 30, 2015 at 6:03 pm -  Reply

    ANSWER – B) 1868

  88. amanda Lannigan November 30, 2015 at 6:04 pm -  Reply

    B) 1868
    8 aitkenbar circle
    dumbarton
    g823ey

  89. Karen Lloyd November 30, 2015 at 6:05 pm -  Reply

    My answer is 1868.

  90. Suzanne Whyte November 30, 2015 at 6:06 pm -  Reply

    B) 1868 for the first wristwatch

  91. jennifer thorpe November 30, 2015 at 6:08 pm -  Reply

    the answer is 1868

  92. Peter clist November 30, 2015 at 6:12 pm -  Reply

    Answer-B. 1868

  93. Janet King November 30, 2015 at 6:15 pm -  Reply

    Answer: 1868

  94. Joan Brimage November 30, 2015 at 6:17 pm -  Reply

    ANSWER 1868 Amazing prize Beautiful Watch very Elegant

  95. Sue Keddie November 30, 2015 at 6:18 pm -  Reply

    Answer is B – 1868

  96. Fiona Marshall November 30, 2015 at 6:19 pm -  Reply

    1868 is the answer

  97. Tracey Wolverson November 30, 2015 at 6:20 pm -  Reply

    Answer: 1868

  98. lynn lewer November 30, 2015 at 6:21 pm -  Reply

    1868 is the answer

  99. Israr Baig November 30, 2015 at 6:21 pm -  Reply

    Answer: 1868

  100. Sam roulson November 30, 2015 at 6:21 pm -  Reply

    Answer is b.1868
    Sam roulson.
    10 old chapel road Middlezoy Somerset ta70nl
    01823698274

  101. John November 30, 2015 at 6:21 pm -  Reply

    first wristwatch invented? B) 1868

  102. Lorraine Critchlow November 30, 2015 at 6:22 pm -  Reply

    Answer 1868

  103. CHRIS BARNETT November 30, 2015 at 6:22 pm -  Reply

    Answer: 1868

  104. joe johnson November 30, 2015 at 6:23 pm -  Reply

    Aswer B) 1868

  105. Zoe G November 30, 2015 at 6:24 pm -  Reply

    it was in 1868

  106. Mary L November 30, 2015 at 6:25 pm -  Reply

    B) 1868 fingers crossed

  107. Adele Hill November 30, 2015 at 6:25 pm -  Reply

    Answer is B) 1868

  108. Carol Morris November 30, 2015 at 6:25 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B 1868. I have also got film on my I pad of my grandson in his ‘bouncy’as well Alison . What a joy they bring into our lives for those lucky enough to have them. I have also just had a newborn baby girl Alison, after 4boys it may give me the chance to get rid of some of the mountains of cars we have in the spare room!,

  109. sara macey November 30, 2015 at 6:27 pm -  Reply

    answer – 1868

  110. Angie Allen November 30, 2015 at 6:28 pm -  Reply

    Answer B) 1868

  111. simon sims November 30, 2015 at 6:28 pm -  Reply

    Answer: 1868

  112. Catherine Davis November 30, 2015 at 6:30 pm -  Reply

    answer: B) 1868

  113. Kate Loader November 30, 2015 at 6:30 pm -  Reply

    Answer: 1868

  114. Tracey Belcher November 30, 2015 at 6:33 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B) 1868

  115. tracey ryder November 30, 2015 at 6:34 pm -  Reply

    the answer is 1868

  116. Fiona K November 30, 2015 at 6:35 pm -  Reply

    Answer: B) 1868

  117. Simon tutthill November 30, 2015 at 6:35 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B :1868

  118. timsmith November 30, 2015 at 6:36 pm -  Reply

    the answer is B 1868

  119. Sean November 30, 2015 at 6:38 pm -  Reply

    The answer is 1868

  120. Kelly Koya November 30, 2015 at 6:43 pm -  Reply

    The answer is 1868

  121. Stacey Melia November 30, 2015 at 6:44 pm -  Reply

    B – Great competition

  122. lynn mitchell November 30, 2015 at 6:45 pm -  Reply

    not sure this is right 1868

  123. John Tingay November 30, 2015 at 6:47 pm -  Reply

    answer: B) 1868

  124. Claire Tucker November 30, 2015 at 6:49 pm -  Reply

    Answer: 1868

  125. Jim Milligan November 30, 2015 at 6:50 pm -  Reply

    B) 1868 thanks

  126. Katie Evans November 30, 2015 at 6:54 pm -  Reply

    answer – 1868

  127. Sarah November 30, 2015 at 6:54 pm -  Reply

    Answer: B) 1868

  128. Stephanie Boulton November 30, 2015 at 6:58 pm -  Reply

    It was invented in B) 1868

  129. Jo November 30, 2015 at 6:58 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali, the answer is B; 1868. Your little granddaughter is gorgeous!

  130. Victoria Wise November 30, 2015 at 6:59 pm -  Reply

    Beautiful watch! The answer is b1868 :)

  131. Shaun Needham November 30, 2015 at 7:04 pm -  Reply

    B) 1868

    Shaun Needham
    4 Parnell House
    Streatham Street
    London WC1A 1JB

  132. Rebecca Townsend November 30, 2015 at 7:04 pm -  Reply

    Answer: B) 1868

  133. Kasia November 30, 2015 at 7:05 pm -  Reply

    Answer: 1868

  134. Clair Chen November 30, 2015 at 7:05 pm -  Reply

    the answer is: B) 1868

  135. Eng Winter November 30, 2015 at 7:06 pm -  Reply

    the year was 1868.

  136. Rebecca Boucher November 30, 2015 at 7:06 pm -  Reply

    Answer B) 1868

  137. Daiva Preston November 30, 2015 at 7:07 pm -  Reply

    Answer – B) 1868

  138. Susan Crosswaite November 30, 2015 at 7:07 pm -  Reply

    Answer: B) 1868

  139. fozia Akhtar November 30, 2015 at 7:07 pm -  Reply

    The answer is 1868

  140. kirsty meredith November 30, 2015 at 7:08 pm -  Reply

    Answer is 1868

  141. Julie Feathers November 30, 2015 at 7:11 pm -  Reply

    answer 1868

  142. Lisa November 30, 2015 at 7:19 pm -  Reply

    1868 is the answer

  143. Steve Curtis November 30, 2015 at 7:23 pm -  Reply

    Answer = B) 1868

  144. Jayne November 30, 2015 at 7:23 pm -  Reply

    The answer is 1868

  145. Sue Radford November 30, 2015 at 7:23 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali,

    I can’t believe how fast Honey is growing. You can tell she’s your granddaughter as she has the same colour and shaped eyes as yours. She’s so lovely.

    I love knitting and used to make lots of funky jackets for my children and myself. I find it so relaxing and rewarding, but these days I knit tiny dolls clothes etc, for the dollshouse dolls I make. I also make many fairy dolls, which you already know about.

    Oh, how nice to have a new log fire fitted – it makes me feel all warm and snuggly just thinking about it. I always think Christmas is extra special if you’re lucky to have a log fire!

    I’m sorry to hear you are now suffering from osteoporosis, but thrilled to hear everything is fine on the cancer front. It’s been a traumatic time for us as our friend, who was 61, lost his fight against this devastating disease. He was also a good friend of my late brother. I really feel for his wife as they don’t have children, but so glad she has her three sisters to support her. Another wonderful person taken from us far too soon.

    Best wishes to you, your family and everyone.

    Love Sue Radford xx

  146. Deborah Curwen November 30, 2015 at 7:24 pm -  Reply

    Stunning!

    Answer: B) 1868

  147. Joanne Mapp November 30, 2015 at 7:25 pm -  Reply

    B) 1868 was when the first wristwatch was invented

  148. Jenny R November 30, 2015 at 7:25 pm -  Reply

    B) 1868 is the answer

  149. Lisa Williams November 30, 2015 at 7:26 pm -  Reply

    B) 1868 :)

  150. Lisa Evans November 30, 2015 at 7:27 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B) 1868

  151. Fiona November 30, 2015 at 7:30 pm -  Reply

    b. 1868 I think

  152. Margaret Martin November 30, 2015 at 7:31 pm -  Reply

    1868 fabulous

  153. claire blaney November 30, 2015 at 7:31 pm -  Reply

    Answer = 1868

    thank you for the wonderful giveaway

  154. Mark Doherty November 30, 2015 at 7:34 pm -  Reply

    Answer – 1868

  155. Susie M November 30, 2015 at 7:34 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B) 1868

  156. Natasha M November 30, 2015 at 7:35 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B) 1868

  157. Carol M November 30, 2015 at 7:37 pm -  Reply

    The answer is: B) 1868

  158. Emma Nixon November 30, 2015 at 7:38 pm -  Reply

    MY answer. B. 1868

  159. Nigel Aldridge November 30, 2015 at 7:40 pm -  Reply

    Answer : 1868

  160. Kayleigh Tanner November 30, 2015 at 7:43 pm -  Reply

    B) 1868 :)

  161. S Edwards November 30, 2015 at 7:44 pm -  Reply

    Answer is B) 1868

  162. Becky Thompson November 30, 2015 at 7:45 pm -  Reply

    B) 1868 fingers crossed

  163. EMMA WALTERS November 30, 2015 at 7:46 pm -  Reply

    i think the answer is 1868

  164. Denice November 30, 2015 at 7:47 pm -  Reply

    Answer – B) 1868

  165. tracy horrex November 30, 2015 at 7:51 pm -  Reply

    answer is 1868

  166. steven young November 30, 2015 at 7:51 pm -  Reply

    Answer – B) 1868

  167. Penny H November 30, 2015 at 7:51 pm -  Reply

    answer : B) 1868

  168. Tony H November 30, 2015 at 7:51 pm -  Reply

    Answer is : 1868

  169. Alison November 30, 2015 at 7:56 pm -  Reply

    Answer: 1868

  170. Rachel Mccraith November 30, 2015 at 7:56 pm -  Reply

    Answer: 1868

  171. Norma McGill November 30, 2015 at 8:01 pm -  Reply

    Wow! what a stylish watch in my favourite rose gold.

  172. rachel November 30, 2015 at 8:01 pm -  Reply

    1868 xxxxx

  173. CHARMAINE HAMMOND November 30, 2015 at 8:03 pm -  Reply

    Answer: B) 1868

  174. Vicky S November 30, 2015 at 8:04 pm -  Reply

    Invented 1868

  175. liane mccreanor November 30, 2015 at 8:06 pm -  Reply

    1868, great giveaway x

  176. tamalyn roberts November 30, 2015 at 8:06 pm -  Reply

    B) 1868 xx

  177. Claire Scott November 30, 2015 at 8:09 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B. 1868

  178. Rosie November 30, 2015 at 8:10 pm -  Reply

    1868 lovely watch

  179. glenn hutton November 30, 2015 at 8:11 pm -  Reply

    1868……

  180. Su Ess November 30, 2015 at 8:12 pm -  Reply

    B) 1868 thank you :-)

  181. e malcolm November 30, 2015 at 8:13 pm -  Reply

    Answer: 1868

  182. Nic November 30, 2015 at 8:17 pm -  Reply

    Answer is B) 1868

  183. Donna L November 30, 2015 at 8:19 pm -  Reply

    answer 1868

  184. jodie harvey November 30, 2015 at 8:19 pm -  Reply

    answer – B) 1868

  185. Amanda Johnson November 30, 2015 at 8:21 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B) 1868

  186. sarah bayley November 30, 2015 at 8:26 pm -  Reply

    Answer: B) 1868

  187. Jackie ONeill November 30, 2015 at 8:26 pm -  Reply

    the answer is B) 1868

  188. Clare H November 30, 2015 at 8:27 pm -  Reply

    answer B) 1868

  189. Alana Best November 30, 2015 at 8:29 pm -  Reply

    Answer is 1868 :)

  190. Kelly Glen November 30, 2015 at 8:29 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B/ 1868

  191. Kerry November 30, 2015 at 8:31 pm -  Reply

    Answer – 1868

  192. Amanda Fletxher November 30, 2015 at 8:45 pm -  Reply

    Would love to win this lovely watch

  193. Jackie ONeill November 30, 2015 at 8:45 pm -  Reply

    answer is B) 1868

  194. Bev Cordle November 30, 2015 at 8:45 pm -  Reply

    Answer – 1868

  195. Amanda Fletxher November 30, 2015 at 8:48 pm -  Reply

    1868, would love to win this love,y watch

  196. Farhana November 30, 2015 at 8:51 pm -  Reply

    the first wristwatch was invented in : B) 1868

  197. VAS November 30, 2015 at 8:52 pm -  Reply

    MY ANSWER IS: B) 1868

  198. lisa crossthwaite November 30, 2015 at 9:02 pm -  Reply

    1868 great prize

  199. kellie crossthwaite November 30, 2015 at 9:03 pm -  Reply

    1868 – great prize

  200. Barbara daniels November 30, 2015 at 9:03 pm -  Reply

    B. 1868 is the answer

  201. kellie crossthwaite November 30, 2015 at 9:04 pm -  Reply

    great prize – 1868

  202. Lucy Carthew November 30, 2015 at 9:14 pm -  Reply

    Answer:1868

  203. Lee Davis November 30, 2015 at 9:15 pm -  Reply

    1868 is the answer

  204. bob clark November 30, 2015 at 9:17 pm -  Reply

    The answer is 1868

  205. Marycarol November 30, 2015 at 9:21 pm -  Reply

    Answer is B) 1868

  206. Simon M November 30, 2015 at 9:24 pm -  Reply

    Answer: B) 1868

  207. Debbie Timms November 30, 2015 at 9:24 pm -  Reply

    Answer – B) 1868

  208. steph eddleston November 30, 2015 at 9:26 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali
    Just read your latest blog and consequently wanted to send you a hug and also wanted to say to you that you are such an inspiration to a great many people and I’m in awe of your wonderful positivity and strength

  209. nashath ullah November 30, 2015 at 9:27 pm -  Reply

    The first wristwatch was invented in (B)1868 x

  210. Julie Booth November 30, 2015 at 9:31 pm -  Reply

    the answer is b) 1868

  211. Rosalind Sargent November 30, 2015 at 9:31 pm -  Reply

    the Answer is 1868

  212. Lisa Buckley November 30, 2015 at 9:35 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B) 1868

  213. Leanne Easdown November 30, 2015 at 9:36 pm -  Reply

    B) 1868, thanks for the giveaway

  214. carol williams November 30, 2015 at 9:37 pm -  Reply

    The first wristwatch was invented in 1868.
    Please enter me into the competition to win the Anne Klein watch

  215. Jo Richards November 30, 2015 at 9:37 pm -  Reply

    My answer is B) 1868

  216. sharon mead November 30, 2015 at 9:37 pm -  Reply

    Answer: 1868

  217. Ellen Gordon November 30, 2015 at 9:41 pm -  Reply

    answer: B) 1868

  218. Louise A November 30, 2015 at 9:41 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B) 1868

  219. elaine robinson November 30, 2015 at 9:43 pm -  Reply

    The answer is 1868.

  220. Tamsin W November 30, 2015 at 9:43 pm -  Reply

    1868 is the answer

  221. Mary Morphy November 30, 2015 at 9:43 pm -  Reply

    Good evening Alison, a great blog as usual and thank you for sharing the joy of bouncing Honey. What a great piece of kit that is! How times have moved on..my two had a bouncer that attached to the door frames and they loved it!
    So another busy time for you and I will no doubt catch you on TV whilst preparing vegetables and food for Christmas day which is at mine this year. Mum reckons we can haul her up the stairs for personal breaks and as there are 10 of us I have the most room. My twin is thankfully leaving her two English Bull Terriors at home but will collect them ready for a long walk for those that can after Xmas dinner (we eat about 3.30pm although I am usually weakening by then cos my soon to be 16 year old daughter is sooooo excited by Christmas she is up at 4am and I am on the Bailey’s coffee by 5 as its going to be a long day! My other sister and my two nephews are coming too and so to relive childhood memories of Christmas and amuse the kids ( ages 16, 18, 20 and 22) I have bought a dart board to put in the cabin at the end of a garden for a darts tournament! We had a dartboard in our big kitchen in our family home and my dearest dad and dear godfather would get us playing and chalking down the score from 501..great for subtraction practice. We spent many happy gatherings perched at the breakfast bar, cheeky drink in hand, throwing the arrows! Me and my sister are going to speak in some practise.!!
    Well as with many people the winter has brought me a cold, chest infection and nasty cough which will not shift. It was my mammoth Xmas Shopping trip to Milton Keynes this weekend.. All Shopping done with some great bargains but I am shattered today..the weekend gas caught up with me.
    I am off to the pantomime with my class on Thursday. .Oh no your not!!Oh yes I am!. My year 7 class are very excited!!
    Hope the fire place has started well..it’s going to be gorgeous I am sure and a great sense of achievement for Colin to build it. I will be sending the mincemeat this week so you can try out your new tin!!!
    I am glad the cancer news was good and hope the medicine for your osteoporosis helps stem the degeneration..I am sure the Pilate’s will be a great alternative to running. My friend’s husband was a road runner and had two new hips by the age of 41 due to the pounding on hard roads.
    Have a great week..are you putting your decs up soon..mine are going up during this week. Love Mary x

  222. Julie Henderson November 30, 2015 at 9:44 pm -  Reply

    answer – 1868

  223. Sharon Weaden November 30, 2015 at 9:46 pm -  Reply

    Answer: 1868

  224. SUSAN ALLAN November 30, 2015 at 9:48 pm -  Reply

    Answer 1868

  225. Sharon Rees November 30, 2015 at 9:52 pm -  Reply

    B 1868. Patel Philippe A beautiful timepiece and a decorative piece of jewellery

  226. Kendra florence November 30, 2015 at 9:54 pm -  Reply

    answer is 1868

  227. glenda tolen November 30, 2015 at 9:56 pm -  Reply

    1868
    I would love to win this

  228. Jayne Danforth November 30, 2015 at 9:56 pm -  Reply

    My answer is B) 1868

  229. Jo Jones November 30, 2015 at 9:57 pm -  Reply

    Answer to the question is B) 1868

  230. Karen Slight November 30, 2015 at 10:00 pm -  Reply

    answer is 1868

  231. Ann Tofari November 30, 2015 at 10:01 pm -  Reply

    Answer – B. 1868

  232. Catherine Owen November 30, 2015 at 10:04 pm -  Reply

    Answer: 1868

  233. S Bufton November 30, 2015 at 10:05 pm -  Reply

    The Answer is B) 1868

  234. Donna c November 30, 2015 at 10:07 pm -  Reply

    Answer is B) 1868

  235. Dot Walker November 30, 2015 at 10:13 pm -  Reply

    Answe is B.1868

  236. Emma Gibson November 30, 2015 at 10:14 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B) 1868 – Emma Gibson

  237. Lorraine Tinsley November 30, 2015 at 10:22 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B) 1868

  238. Helen Swales November 30, 2015 at 10:24 pm -  Reply

    The first wristwatch was invented in 1868

  239. Michelle H November 30, 2015 at 10:25 pm -  Reply

    Answer: B) 1868.

  240. Jenny Ruscoe November 30, 2015 at 10:35 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison, lovely blog as usual. The answer to your competition is B) 1868 xx

  241. shane weir November 30, 2015 at 10:36 pm -  Reply

    1868 is the answer

  242. lyn Burgess November 30, 2015 at 10:37 pm -  Reply

    The answer’s B) 1868

  243. Hazel Christopher November 30, 2015 at 10:39 pm -  Reply

    B) 1868 – thank you for the lovely competition. Merry Christmas.

  244. Chris Jones November 30, 2015 at 10:49 pm -  Reply

    B) 1868
    Chris Jones
    kakistos2 || at || yahoo.co.uk

  245. Barry November 30, 2015 at 10:51 pm -  Reply

    The answer is 1868

  246. Karen Gower November 30, 2015 at 10:53 pm -  Reply

    B. What a lovely watch! Love reading your blog, your granddaughter is gorgeous! Growing so fast!

  247. Hannah Swayne November 30, 2015 at 10:57 pm -  Reply

    Answer is B) 1868

  248. Gaby thurston November 30, 2015 at 10:58 pm -  Reply

    1868
    Great prize.

  249. M Smith November 30, 2015 at 11:02 pm -  Reply

    Answer: B) 1868

  250. ceril roberts November 30, 2015 at 11:02 pm -  Reply

    1868 is the answer.

  251. Stefan Pearson November 30, 2015 at 11:08 pm -  Reply

    Answer: B) 1868

  252. Lorraine Bell November 30, 2015 at 11:13 pm -  Reply

    B) 1868 xx

  253. Rebecca I November 30, 2015 at 11:16 pm -  Reply

    Answer: 1868

  254. Fay Grimes November 30, 2015 at 11:17 pm -  Reply

    The first wrist watch was invented in 1868, as a decorative piece of jewellery

  255. Vicki Violet Morris November 30, 2015 at 11:26 pm -  Reply

    Answer: B) 1868

  256. Lee Ritson November 30, 2015 at 11:32 pm -  Reply

    answer: 1868 :) would love a rose gold one

  257. rachel flay November 30, 2015 at 11:43 pm -  Reply

    B 1868 was the year that the first wristwatch was invented.
    really love reading your blog etc.. you are so open and so nice of you to share so much with us all.. thankyou Alison..

  258. Sue Harrison November 30, 2015 at 11:51 pm -  Reply

    The first wristwatch was invented in … B) 1868

  259. SARAH BIRKETT November 30, 2015 at 11:52 pm -  Reply

    the answer is B) 1868

  260. Annette Oliver December 1, 2015 at 12:10 am -  Reply

    B. 1868 was when the wrist watch was invented

  261. Fanny Tran December 1, 2015 at 12:12 am -  Reply

    The answer is B) 1868

  262. AnnMarie Downie December 1, 2015 at 12:21 am -  Reply

    my answer is 1868

  263. Cheryl Edwards December 1, 2015 at 12:33 am -  Reply

    answer B) 1868

    • ann cain December 2, 2015 at 3:16 pm -  Reply

      1868 Alison your granddaughter is georgeous,dont they just melt your heart..

  264. Alan Howe December 1, 2015 at 12:45 am -  Reply

    Invented in 1868

  265. Rebekka Phillips December 1, 2015 at 12:52 am -  Reply

    Answer = 1868

  266. LondonREC December 1, 2015 at 1:39 am -  Reply

    The answer is B) 1868.

  267. Ben Chan December 1, 2015 at 2:55 am -  Reply

    Answer: 1868

  268. Paul T December 1, 2015 at 2:58 am -  Reply

    Answer is B) 1868

  269. Allan Smith December 1, 2015 at 3:15 am -  Reply

    The answer is: 1868

  270. Lakshmi December 1, 2015 at 5:42 am -  Reply

    1868 ………………….

  271. Richard Randall December 1, 2015 at 6:49 am -  Reply

    Invented in 1868

  272. Paula Harvey December 1, 2015 at 7:09 am -  Reply

    The answer is – B) 1868

  273. Allison Sherwood December 1, 2015 at 7:12 am -  Reply

    answer is B) 1868

  274. Janice Williams December 1, 2015 at 7:18 am -  Reply

    The answer to the question is B ] 1868. . . . . .

  275. Ges Southwood December 1, 2015 at 7:32 am -  Reply

    The answer is B) 1868

  276. Celia West December 1, 2015 at 7:32 am -  Reply

    Answer = 1868

  277. Linda C December 1, 2015 at 7:38 am -  Reply

    B) 1868 when was the first wristwatch invented

  278. Mrs J I Peacock December 1, 2015 at 7:43 am -  Reply

    The answer is B) 1868.

  279. Karen Weedon December 1, 2015 at 7:44 am -  Reply

    Answer B) 1868

  280. Laura Harris December 1, 2015 at 7:48 am -  Reply

    Answer is B) 1868

  281. E Cooke December 1, 2015 at 8:03 am -  Reply

    1868 I think, I wonder how big it was? I’m really liking rose gold at present.

  282. Diane Bach December 1, 2015 at 8:19 am -  Reply

    The answer is (B) the first wristwatch was invented in 1868

  283. Stephanie Whitehouse December 1, 2015 at 8:27 am -  Reply

    1868 is my answer

  284. liz denial December 1, 2015 at 8:44 am -  Reply

    answer – B) 1868

  285. Deborah lowe December 1, 2015 at 8:46 am -  Reply

    1868. What a great watch

  286. toni arnott December 1, 2015 at 8:55 am -  Reply

    answer: 1868

  287. Leanne Lister December 1, 2015 at 9:02 am -  Reply

    Answer – 1868

  288. Suzanne Armstrong December 1, 2015 at 9:04 am -  Reply

    Answer is B) 1868

  289. marilyn jones December 1, 2015 at 9:05 am -  Reply

    Patek Philip designed the first wristwatch in 1868.ln 1980 l use to work in a jewellers which sold beautiful timepieces and l admit that they are a passion.

  290. sarah December 1, 2015 at 9:16 am -  Reply

    the answer is B) 1868

  291. Luisa Lauren December 1, 2015 at 9:29 am -  Reply

    The Answer is B) 1868

  292. Kristy Brown December 1, 2015 at 9:43 am -  Reply

    B) 1868 is the answer

  293. Liz Burse December 1, 2015 at 10:08 am -  Reply

    Answer B) 1868
    Lovely watch.

  294. helen tovell December 1, 2015 at 10:34 am -  Reply

    answer B) 1868

  295. David Paterson December 1, 2015 at 10:40 am -  Reply

    ANswer B) 1868

  296. Kathleen Hooper December 1, 2015 at 11:08 am -  Reply

    answer- B) 1868

  297. Christine roberts December 1, 2015 at 11:21 am -  Reply

    Hi Alison
    Hope you are keeping well the answer to your competition is 1868
    I would love to win it it would make my day stay well and take care love reading your blog about you and honey

    Love Christine

  298. Emily Knight December 1, 2015 at 11:30 am -  Reply

    The answer is 1868 :)

  299. fiona carne December 1, 2015 at 11:33 am -  Reply

    I think the answer is b. Your little granddaughter is very cute.

  300. Val Hartley December 1, 2015 at 11:36 am -  Reply

    Answer: 1868

  301. avinash reddy koduru December 1, 2015 at 11:36 am -  Reply

    Answer: 1868

    Name: avinash reddy koduru

  302. noreen halstead December 1, 2015 at 11:57 am -  Reply

    answer is b 1896 would love to have a new watch looks lovely

  303. Eleanor Wilton December 1, 2015 at 12:05 pm -  Reply

    B – 1868 is the answer. Beautiful watch, I have to say.

  304. S Mayat December 1, 2015 at 12:11 pm -  Reply

    Answer – 1868

  305. Andy Anderson December 1, 2015 at 12:32 pm -  Reply

    1868 great prize

  306. rita mallinson December 1, 2015 at 1:06 pm -  Reply

    it’s b, 1868! thanks for the opportunity! :)

  307. Nikki Hubbard December 1, 2015 at 1:08 pm -  Reply

    answer B) 1868

  308. linda braddock December 1, 2015 at 1:23 pm -  Reply

    the answer is 1868 i would love to win the watch its beautiful fingers crossed

  309. Stacy December 1, 2015 at 1:27 pm -  Reply

    Answer: is – 1868

  310. Nadine Farrow December 1, 2015 at 1:29 pm -  Reply

    Competition Answer: B 1868

    Watching with excitement, hope I win this time! (Terrible puns I know!)

  311. Linda Marshall December 1, 2015 at 1:50 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali, your daughter’s baby Honey is beautiful, you must be so proud. I am glad that your cancer news was good. I am very pleased that you are keeping Colin busy, i am sure he just wants to keep you happy and warm.
    competition answer B 1868.
    love from Linda x

  312. Joanna Downey December 1, 2015 at 1:55 pm -  Reply

    Hello Ali and welcome to December – I love her and having “got” Christmas three weeks ago I still experience the magic just as I did when I was a child. Your blog made me laugh out loud; firstly when I watched Honey and the amount of energy she put into her bouncing, the bird at the front of her Jumperoo didn’t look too bothered by being thrown up and down which made me laugh even more. Then I started giggling over your square that grew into a scarf… Over the years many patient souls have tried to teach me to knit and all have admitted defeat. I come from a very artistic family and there are some amazing crafters among them but not me. I even had to Google how to cast off when “helping” Ellie with a charity knitting project for school a few years ago. I love your Clogau story, what lovely people they are and what outstanding customer service. it was my mum’s favourite jewellery brand and now that they incorporate silver into their designs I think I’ll invest in a piece. The photograph of your sister is beautiful and is filled with love. I’m sorry to read about your bones, I know that cancer treatments can cause these problems and it’s one more issue for you but I’m thankful that it’s a situation you can accommodate. We have three weeks until Ellie and David’s wedding and all is bought, made and paid for. I finally decided on my dress; it was my ninth one and I was starting to panic that I would still be looking the weekend before the big day along with all the last minute folk still doing their Christmas shopping. It came from the clearance section of the Q; was hundreds less than numbers 7 and 8 and got the immediate approval of Colin who didn’t know the price and said that it was “Jo”. When I showed him the receipt his comment was that I always looked my best in cheap clothes!?! Gosh bit of an epic from me and I’ll end by saying the answer to your competition is b) 1868. Love from Jo x

  313. Janet Blount December 1, 2015 at 2:01 pm -  Reply

    Answer B 1868.

  314. Heather T December 1, 2015 at 2:01 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B) 1868

  315. Charlotte Ingham December 1, 2015 at 2:04 pm -  Reply

    Answer: B) 1868

  316. Elaine Pinchen December 1, 2015 at 2:12 pm -  Reply

    Answer is (B) 1868

  317. Julia P December 1, 2015 at 2:20 pm -  Reply

    1868 is the answer to the question

  318. steve stewart December 1, 2015 at 2:29 pm -  Reply

    Answer B) 1868

  319. Kathleen Bell December 1, 2015 at 2:31 pm -  Reply

    B) 1868 – great competition

  320. A TAYLOR December 1, 2015 at 2:35 pm -  Reply

    answer is B: 1868

  321. Helen Adams December 1, 2015 at 2:51 pm -  Reply

    Answer: B) 1868

  322. Tracy Windle December 1, 2015 at 2:54 pm -  Reply

    Competition Answer: B 1868

  323. Elaine sallis December 1, 2015 at 2:54 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali, Honey is gorgeous. Josselin has a bouncer like that but is not so energetic in it! I am sorry to hear about your osteoporosis but really glad all ok otherwise. Geoff really struggling with bad hips and back waiting for a special X Ray but looks like he needs a hip replacement. He has always been so active and this has come out of the blue. We are talking about putting in a log burner next spring can you lend us Colin?

    Love Elaine x

  324. Elaine sallis December 1, 2015 at 2:55 pm -  Reply

    Oh and I think the answer is b 1868.

    Elaine

  325. Linda Dunn December 1, 2015 at 2:57 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali, Merry Christmas to you and your family, It will be a very different christmas this year with Honey , enjoy every minute they grow so fast. I think the answer is B 1868. Take care Linda Dunn xx

  326. Linda Bilson December 1, 2015 at 2:57 pm -  Reply

    Answer is 1868

  327. penny December 1, 2015 at 3:06 pm -  Reply

    My answer is 1868

  328. Melanie Traffford Lawson December 1, 2015 at 3:28 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali , the answer is B) 1868 . The first decorative wristwatch was made by Patek Philippe , rather a good brand today too ! I love reading your wonderful blogs ( they’re inspiring ) and your photos of both your gorgeous wedding and dear little granddaughter , Honey …. thank you for sharing them with all of us . I’ve just lost my own dear Mum and watching QVC gives me some much – needed “escapism” at the moment as I’m in an emotional bubble . She loved watches , so this Anne Klein one would be a beautiful memory of her . She was so elegant , just like you ! Stay strong and healthy with your incredible positive attitude to life Ali . Much Love , Melanie x x x x

  329. Michaela Jennings December 1, 2015 at 3:29 pm -  Reply

    Answer – B)1868

  330. Denise Pacey December 1, 2015 at 3:32 pm -  Reply

    Answer is (b) 1868

  331. Barbara December 1, 2015 at 3:50 pm -  Reply

    Answer is B 1868. XX

  332. Barbara morris December 1, 2015 at 3:54 pm -  Reply

    Merry Christmas to you and your family. I love reading your blogs they always cheer me up as does your lovely smile. Always keep smiling. Xx

  333. Barbara morris December 1, 2015 at 3:55 pm -  Reply

    Answer B 1868

  334. shell December 1, 2015 at 4:18 pm -  Reply

    The answer is 1868

  335. Louise OCarroll December 1, 2015 at 4:41 pm -  Reply

    B) 1868 Thanks

  336. Pauline Dance December 1, 2015 at 4:49 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali The answer is B 1868 – I adore Watches and jewellery in general so your thursday night show is a must for me. Keep up the good work and have a wonderful christmas and new year with your family love Pauline

  337. June Munday December 1, 2015 at 5:19 pm -  Reply

    answer is B) 1868

  338. Edward Guerreiro December 1, 2015 at 5:25 pm -  Reply

    The answer is 1868

  339. NW December 1, 2015 at 5:32 pm -  Reply

    B) 1868 :)

  340. Lucy mills December 1, 2015 at 5:54 pm -  Reply

    1868 what a lovely watch

  341. Barbara madden December 1, 2015 at 6:05 pm -  Reply

    B…..1868

  342. Audrey Smillie December 1, 2015 at 6:07 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B.

  343. Margaret Naughton December 1, 2015 at 6:07 pm -  Reply

    ANSWER: B) 1868

  344. loraine December 1, 2015 at 6:23 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison the answer is 1868 hope your ok your little granddaughter is so lovely I have been replying to your blogs but for some reason it’s not been working we now,know Clare is having a girl very happy apologies if I’m repeating myself but as I said not sure if your receiving my messages love loraine

  345. Vivien Strange December 1, 2015 at 6:25 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali
    The answer is B) 1868
    Wishing you Colin and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy new year xx

  346. Fiona Mallard December 1, 2015 at 6:53 pm -  Reply

    Answer is 1868

  347. Christine Constable December 1, 2015 at 6:54 pm -  Reply

    Answer B) 1868

  348. Nicola D December 1, 2015 at 6:55 pm -  Reply

    Answer – 1868

  349. Lola Bellouere December 1, 2015 at 6:56 pm -  Reply

    The answer is 1868 x

  350. suzanna gentle December 1, 2015 at 7:32 pm -  Reply

    Answer is 1868 :)

  351. Michael December 1, 2015 at 7:37 pm -  Reply

    Invented in B) 1868

  352. fiona gillis December 1, 2015 at 7:39 pm -  Reply

    Answer: 1868

  353. Marie Menzies December 1, 2015 at 7:43 pm -  Reply

    Answer -B) 1868.

  354. Maureen December 1, 2015 at 7:50 pm -  Reply

    Answer: B. 1868

  355. shannon December 1, 2015 at 7:59 pm -  Reply

    Answer: 1868

  356. A Benson December 1, 2015 at 8:16 pm -  Reply

    Answer: B) 1868

  357. Marc Chivers December 1, 2015 at 8:17 pm -  Reply

    The answer is 1868

  358. mike finch December 1, 2015 at 8:23 pm -  Reply

    1868 blah blah, 10 characters now!!

  359. Kamara H December 1, 2015 at 8:26 pm -  Reply

    1868 is the answer

  360. Kathrine B December 1, 2015 at 8:29 pm -  Reply

    Hi, I think the answer is B) 1868

  361. Lynne Durkin December 1, 2015 at 8:30 pm -  Reply

    My guess is B) 1868

  362. Patricia McLeman December 1, 2015 at 8:32 pm -  Reply

    What a lovely newsy blog I did enjoy joining in and watching little holly bounce! Your friend seriously should consider selling those beautiful creations, they remind me of Beatrix Potter characters. I wish I could see your log burner when it is installed as they are so cosy. Perhaps a before and after Pic? I am glad to hear you have bought a Pilates as I had a good eight years extra movement (and toned body) through having mine and they feel as though you have had a massage when you’ve finished rather than punishment. Just doing the warm-up exercises are enough.
    The answer to the quiz is B) 1868 and congratulations to whoever is the lucky winner.
    Have a lovely Christmas with those you love and keep on being the inspiration you are to the rest of us.
    Love Patricia x

  363. Emma Hawkins December 1, 2015 at 8:36 pm -  Reply

    ANSWER – 1868

  364. Hannah Cummings December 1, 2015 at 8:38 pm -  Reply

    Answer – 1868

  365. Sarah Brokenshire December 1, 2015 at 9:10 pm -  Reply

    B) 1868- I have been dreaming of a watch for Christmas- this is lovely! x

  366. kate andrews December 1, 2015 at 9:13 pm -  Reply

    Answer: 1868

  367. m knight December 1, 2015 at 9:20 pm -  Reply

    Answer is B) 1868

  368. debbie davies December 1, 2015 at 9:31 pm -  Reply

    The answer is 1868 xx

  369. Keryn Murphy December 1, 2015 at 9:39 pm -  Reply

    b 1868 lovely watch ,I learnt to knit when I was 8 and have knitted many items over the years not so much these days as I have a problem with my wrist , lovely photograph of your granddaughter xx

  370. LORRAINE ANDERSON December 1, 2015 at 9:50 pm -  Reply

    Answer is B) 1868

  371. Jo Carroll December 1, 2015 at 9:52 pm -  Reply

    B. 1868 is the answer. x

  372. Kat Allinson December 1, 2015 at 9:56 pm -  Reply

    ANswer: B) 1868

  373. Diana December 1, 2015 at 10:16 pm -  Reply

    Answer: B) 1868

  374. Katherine Coldicott December 1, 2015 at 10:17 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B) 1868

  375. wenna clark December 1, 2015 at 10:19 pm -  Reply

    B, 1868. That watch is absolutely stunning, and I would be over the moon if I won it which I would give to my sister who’s v unwell. Thank you x

  376. Melanie Gardiner December 1, 2015 at 10:28 pm -  Reply

    The answer Is 1868

  377. Amanda Austin December 1, 2015 at 10:37 pm -  Reply

    Answer B: 1868. Glad to hear that you are well Ali – big hugs. Beautiful Honey Bea is so adorable and I enjoy reading about her and your lovely family. Xxxx

  378. Patricia Avery December 1, 2015 at 10:37 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B) 1868 :)

  379. Kevin Bloomfield December 1, 2015 at 10:40 pm -  Reply

    Answer is B) 1868

  380. Sarah Bond December 1, 2015 at 10:43 pm -  Reply

    The answer is 1868 x

  381. Ally December 1, 2015 at 10:47 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison
    The answer is B 1868
    Best wishes for a very happy Christmas.
    Ally

  382. Mary Biondi December 1, 2015 at 10:52 pm -  Reply

    Answer-B) 1868

  383. Holly Boyd December 1, 2015 at 11:02 pm -  Reply

    Answer – B) 1868

  384. Holly Boyd December 1, 2015 at 11:02 pm -  Reply

    Answer – B) 1868

  385. Maureen Kelly December 1, 2015 at 11:34 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali, the answer is B) 1868. Always thorougly enjoy reading your blog. I always finish with a smile on my face. Hope you enjoy your log burner at this special time of year. Wishing you all a very Happy and Healthy Christmas. Luv Mo x

  386. Adrienne Abbott December 1, 2015 at 11:36 pm -  Reply

    Answer ( b ) 1868

  387. Sarah Eales December 2, 2015 at 12:16 am -  Reply

    The answer is 1868.
    Have a fantastic Christmas and a happy healthy 2016
    Xxx

  388. GEORGINA S December 2, 2015 at 1:40 am -  Reply

    The answer is: 1868

  389. kayti scott December 2, 2015 at 1:41 am -  Reply

    answer is 1868

  390. Lindy Hine December 2, 2015 at 6:44 am -  Reply

    Such an interesting blog to read. That Jumperoo looks great and your grand daughter looks gorgeous! The answer is B) 1868

  391. Carol Bell December 2, 2015 at 6:59 am -  Reply

    Answer: B) 1868

  392. Andrea Miles December 2, 2015 at 7:15 am -  Reply

    it was invented in B) 1868

  393. Michael Beaumont December 2, 2015 at 7:34 am -  Reply

    The answer is 1868

  394. Chris Fish December 2, 2015 at 7:42 am -  Reply

    Answer: B)1868
    Thanks Ali for the chance to win a lovely watch and for sharing one of your treasured moments with Honey, she is such a sweetie! x

  395. Brenda S December 2, 2015 at 7:48 am -  Reply

    Beautiful family pics Alison.
    The answer is 1868, love rose gold.

  396. Lisa carter December 2, 2015 at 8:03 am -  Reply

    Answer b) 1868 Wishing you all a lovely Christmas x

  397. Jade Hewlett December 2, 2015 at 8:08 am -  Reply

    The answer is B 1868

  398. joanne torrance December 2, 2015 at 8:10 am -  Reply

    The answer is B) 1868

  399. Linda Ash December 2, 2015 at 8:16 am -  Reply

    Hi Alison, my answer is 1868.

    Happy Christmas to you and your family. Having 2 granddaughters myself, I am sure you’ll agree makes Christmas all the more magical.

    Best Wishes…xx

  400. DAVE JOHNSTON December 2, 2015 at 8:17 am -  Reply

    Answer – B)1868

  401. Serena Green December 2, 2015 at 8:31 am -  Reply

    Answer: 1868

  402. Catherine Bell December 2, 2015 at 8:39 am -  Reply

    1868, I’ve a lovely pair of Anne Klein shoes this would go lovely with ;)

  403. Jo December 2, 2015 at 8:44 am -  Reply

    Hi Alison, I think the answer is B) 1868

  404. Bridget Lilley December 2, 2015 at 8:53 am -  Reply

    1868 is the answer

  405. Kirsty N December 2, 2015 at 9:31 am -  Reply

    Answer – B)1868

  406. Sarah Bates December 2, 2015 at 9:36 am -  Reply

    B) 1868 Lovely watch!

  407. Jen Schofield December 2, 2015 at 9:40 am -  Reply

    The answer is B) 1868

  408. Alison MacDonald December 2, 2015 at 9:46 am -  Reply

    Answer is B) 1868

  409. Victoria Cunniff December 2, 2015 at 10:27 am -  Reply

    My answer is B. 1968

  410. Robyn Logan Clarke December 2, 2015 at 10:32 am -  Reply

    Such a lovely watch!
    Answer: 1868

  411. Jackie Bayley December 2, 2015 at 10:41 am -  Reply

    Answer = B) 1868

  412. matt allison December 2, 2015 at 10:48 am -  Reply

    The answer is B) 1868

  413. Angela Druggan December 2, 2015 at 11:21 am -  Reply

    Answer – B 1868
    Thanks for the chance xx

  414. Maria Jane Knight December 2, 2015 at 11:22 am -  Reply

    Answer: B) 1868

  415. Emma December 2, 2015 at 11:25 am -  Reply

    1868 is the answer

  416. Maureen findley December 2, 2015 at 11:40 am -  Reply

    1868 is the answer

  417. sandra December 2, 2015 at 11:48 am -  Reply

    The answer is 1868

  418. Jamie millard December 2, 2015 at 12:18 pm -  Reply

    Answer- 1868

  419. Christina M December 2, 2015 at 12:44 pm -  Reply

    Answer is 1868

  420. maxine conroy December 2, 2015 at 12:54 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali the answer is b 1868. Always enjoy reading your blogs. Hope you and your family have a lovely Christmas especially since it will be Honey’s 1st Christmas so will be extra special.

  421. Georgie Aronin December 2, 2015 at 1:24 pm -  Reply

    The answer is 1868

  422. Amy McCarthy December 2, 2015 at 1:32 pm -  Reply

    Answer is B) 1868

  423. Kathy December 2, 2015 at 1:59 pm -  Reply

    Answer: B) 1868

  424. Mrs elizabeth bernadette price December 2, 2015 at 2:00 pm -  Reply

    Hheh hello alison lovely blog as usual always lovely too share baby honeys progress with you and I am sure a wonderful cristmas look forward too those photoes alison I don’t knit very well but crochet very well indeed all sorts of things waistcoats baby clothes tops jumpers and blankets may I wish you and Colin a very happy Christmas and new year from myself and my husband richard lots of love liz xxxx

  425. val stewart December 2, 2015 at 2:26 pm -  Reply

    1868 – here’s hoping….

  426. Jessica Ashwood December 2, 2015 at 2:31 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali
    The answer is B – 1868
    What a lovely wristwatch! Merry Christmas.

  427. Christine December 2, 2015 at 3:01 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali your grand daughter is beautiful. I use pliates for bad back it helps to keep fit. Wishing you and your family Happy Christmas. Answer is B. X

  428. Kerry Locke December 2, 2015 at 3:15 pm -  Reply

    The Answer is – B) 1868

  429. Janet Cosstick December 2, 2015 at 3:15 pm -  Reply

    Answer is B. 1868

  430. Susan Walker December 2, 2015 at 3:31 pm -  Reply

    B) 1868
    I don’t normally enter competitions, but this is such a beautiful watch. Ali, your blogs always so uplifting, thank you.

  431. carol Gamble December 2, 2015 at 3:35 pm -  Reply

    B 1868 is the answer.

  432. Merche December 2, 2015 at 3:46 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison, how Honey Bea has grown! She looks as if she is really enjoying her jumperoo. The answer is B) 1868

  433. John Mcgovern December 2, 2015 at 3:52 pm -  Reply

    B) 1868 I love this watch.

  434. Claire Appleton December 2, 2015 at 4:00 pm -  Reply

    The answer is 1868

  435. Marcella December 2, 2015 at 4:10 pm -  Reply

    Answer is B) 1868

  436. Shirley December 2, 2015 at 4:18 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali the answer is B 1868. Xx

  437. Keshia Esgate December 2, 2015 at 4:23 pm -  Reply

    It is B) 1868

  438. Angie Hoggett December 2, 2015 at 4:24 pm -  Reply

    Answer: 1868

  439. Val Swift December 2, 2015 at 4:28 pm -  Reply

    Answer – 1868

  440. ESTHER OAKLEY December 2, 2015 at 4:38 pm -  Reply

    answer is B)1868

  441. Kate Davis December 2, 2015 at 5:00 pm -  Reply

    B – 1868
    It was made for a woman, Countess Koscowicz of Hungary, by Swiss watch manufacturer Patek Philippe.

  442. sue lee December 2, 2015 at 5:03 pm -  Reply

    1868 is the answer. Fingers crossed. Sue Lee x

  443. Cat Palmer December 2, 2015 at 5:03 pm -  Reply

    B) 1868, which I didn’t know until now so thank you!

  444. Stephanie Green December 2, 2015 at 5:37 pm -  Reply

    The answer is b)1868

  445. Rebecca Ruff December 2, 2015 at 5:44 pm -  Reply

    B) 1868 is the correct answer.

  446. Paula dolan December 2, 2015 at 5:47 pm -  Reply

    (B) 1868 honey is beautiful ,grandchildren are a gift.

  447. richard scholfield December 2, 2015 at 5:51 pm -  Reply

    1868………..

  448. Alison December 2, 2015 at 6:00 pm -  Reply

    B) 1868 is the answer. Love the hedgehog

  449. Nazrana Haque December 2, 2015 at 6:05 pm -  Reply

    answer is 1868. thank you

  450. Molly Dawson December 2, 2015 at 6:11 pm -  Reply

    Always a delight to see you presenting on QVC you always make me smile

  451. ayako clarke December 2, 2015 at 6:14 pm -  Reply

    B 1868
    Happy Xmas!

  452. Barbara Michael December 2, 2015 at 6:16 pm -  Reply

    Answer is 1868.

  453. Chris N December 2, 2015 at 6:16 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B) 1868.

  454. Kimberley Howes December 2, 2015 at 6:19 pm -  Reply

    Answer is 1868

  455. Gaynor Wyatt December 2, 2015 at 6:36 pm -  Reply

    Hi the answer is 1868 this is a beautiful watch and win or not I wish you and your family a very merry Christmas

  456. Julie Howarth December 2, 2015 at 6:38 pm -  Reply

    Thecanswer is 1868

  457. Claire Boitoult December 2, 2015 at 7:03 pm -  Reply

    The answer is 1868 :)

  458. Chris Bell December 2, 2015 at 7:18 pm -  Reply

    I think the answer is B) 1868

  459. Penny Howard December 2, 2015 at 7:28 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali, little Honey is so gorgeous; I don’t have any grandchildren so I have to gaze longingly at other people’s. So great about your check up but your bone problems would dampen most people’s spirits, but as ever you are your cheery, philosophical self. I have found on many occasions that your happy tomes make me give myself a real kick when I’m wallowing in self pity. The watch is so gorgeous that for the first time ever I am going to enter your competition. The answer is
    B) 1868.
    I have such an affection for watches as my darling youngest daughter, Pippa, was an undiagnosed dyslexic aged 6 & suffering greatly at school. The teachers thought she was either lazy or slow & no amount of explaining that I felt something was wrong, cut any ice & I was seriously considering taking her out of formal education. One particular nightmare was to be asked in front of the whole class to locate an article for the teacher. Left & right were a total mystery to Pip. In desperation I bought her a watch & as she was a left handed writer, put it on her right wrist. She was very good at remembering quirky phrases so I told her to think of the words ‘the right time’ & that would make her realise her watch arm was to her right & thus orientate her. This worked like a dream & 1 year later I won the battle for her to see a specialist who immediately diagnosed her as severely dyslexic. Pip always says that her watch & associated saying was a turning point for her. She realised we could invent rhymes to help her with all manner of problems such as vowels in the alphabet, days of the week etc etc. Ironically, it took a great deal longer for her to learn to read the time from her watch, but it didn’t matter as she used it for a very different purpose. She later went on to become a Batchelor of Science & now aged 37 runs a department with several hundred people under her. Watches remind both of us that self help gives you pride in yourself & there is no limit for children if they are encouraged to use their talents in a slightly different way. I hope this story encourages others although luckily,I believe schools have a very different attitude today.
    Best love & Happy Christmas to you & yours Ali.
    Penny

  460. Kay Adams December 2, 2015 at 7:30 pm -  Reply

    The answer is 1868, Merry Christmas everyone!

  461. David Collins December 2, 2015 at 7:40 pm -  Reply

    Answer: B) 1868 Thanks

  462. Sabita R December 2, 2015 at 7:41 pm -  Reply

    Answer: B 1868

  463. Hannah Smith December 2, 2015 at 7:50 pm -  Reply

    1868 is the answer!

  464. stephen holman December 2, 2015 at 7:55 pm -  Reply

    ANSWER IS B – 1868

  465. Linda Alston December 2, 2015 at 7:59 pm -  Reply

    It was 1868. Wishing you all a happy christmas

  466. Rachel R December 2, 2015 at 8:02 pm -  Reply

    B) 1868 – Good luck all.

  467. Robert Harrison December 2, 2015 at 8:06 pm -  Reply

    Answer is 1868

  468. Amanda Rose December 2, 2015 at 8:13 pm -  Reply

    Answer – B) 1868

  469. Alice B December 2, 2015 at 8:20 pm -  Reply

    Answer is B) 1868

  470. Teresa December 2, 2015 at 8:32 pm -  Reply

    1868 first wrist watch. Would be very grateful for a new watch for 2016

  471. elodie ladlow December 2, 2015 at 8:38 pm -  Reply

    the answer is b) 1868

  472. sarah mills December 2, 2015 at 8:45 pm -  Reply

    B) 1868 is the answer x

  473. wendy jamiesonprice December 2, 2015 at 8:48 pm -  Reply

    The Answer is – B) 1868

  474. Terry Baggaley December 2, 2015 at 8:50 pm -  Reply

    1868, Thanks for the chance!

  475. ANNE BAXTER December 2, 2015 at 8:52 pm -  Reply

    answer B) 1868

  476. Lani Nash December 2, 2015 at 8:54 pm -  Reply

    The answer Is 1868

  477. lisa williams December 2, 2015 at 9:00 pm -  Reply

    Answer is B) 1868

  478. Bea December 2, 2015 at 9:01 pm -  Reply

    B 1886 gorgeous watch! Would love to wear it on Xmas day! Good luck girls!

  479. Hayley Mulgrove December 2, 2015 at 9:10 pm -  Reply

    1868 ☺ Thank you

  480. Sarah Parker December 2, 2015 at 9:23 pm -  Reply

    The answer is 1868

  481. janice reeves December 2, 2015 at 9:24 pm -  Reply

    Alison, the answer is 1868 , your little granddaughter is lovely, and those Jumperoos are brilliant, we have four grandchildren 3 boys, Ruben, Rhys and Federico, and one little granddaughter Livia, we love them all so much, and all have loved the jumperoo, , I love knitting and of course have made lots of baby clothes, I am at the moment making lots of infinity scarfs for my female members of my family, sure you will love the log burner we love ours and even though we live in Spain we do need a fire most nights, as the temperatures fall quite drastically, sure Colin will do a fab job installing it, lots of love Janice and Merry Christmas xx

  482. anna horrocks December 2, 2015 at 9:28 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B) 1868

  483. Epip December 2, 2015 at 9:36 pm -  Reply

    B-1868 answer

  484. Mickie Bull December 2, 2015 at 9:40 pm -  Reply

    The answer is 1868!

  485. DENISE WILDEN December 2, 2015 at 9:47 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B) 1868

  486. Michelle Muirhead December 2, 2015 at 9:53 pm -  Reply

    answer – B) 1868

  487. emily fraser December 2, 2015 at 10:01 pm -  Reply

    1868 :) The watch is so pretty!

  488. Angie Poulding December 2, 2015 at 10:04 pm -  Reply

    The answer is 1868.

  489. Sarah Mcknight December 2, 2015 at 10:06 pm -  Reply

    1868 is the answer :)

  490. Carol Greenfield December 2, 2015 at 10:14 pm -  Reply

    Answer B. 1868. This would be a perfect birthday present to me this month and go with the Anne Klein dress I have just bought for the party season, thank you for the chance.

  491. jennie December 2, 2015 at 10:17 pm -  Reply

    answer – B) 1868

  492. Julia Wulff December 2, 2015 at 10:26 pm -  Reply

    The answer is: B. 1868

  493. Beth December 2, 2015 at 10:26 pm -  Reply

    Answer-B)1868, lovely prize

  494. Roslyn Marshall December 2, 2015 at 10:27 pm -  Reply

    B) 1868 :-)

  495. Julie Griffiths December 2, 2015 at 10:30 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali
    The answer is B-1868. Xx

  496. Elaine P December 2, 2015 at 10:30 pm -  Reply

    The answer is = B) 1868

  497. Amanda H December 2, 2015 at 10:41 pm -  Reply

    B. 1868 is the correct answer :)

  498. Melissa Lee December 2, 2015 at 10:42 pm -  Reply

    Answer is B) 1868

  499. Alison Keenan December 2, 2015 at 10:44 pm -  Reply

    Do you Gwen, thank you so much for your lovely comments and your kind words about Honey. We must be of a similar age as Lucy, when she was a baby had the same contraption that we hooked up in the doorframe, and gave us a little respite from the constant hands on! So glad are you working forward to Christmas and I’m certain that when we get closer to the big day, you will have everything in order. I don’t have very much pain with my back, and I’m determined to try and weather the storm :) You take care, and I please do keep in touch, love Ali xx

  500. Alison Keenan December 2, 2015 at 10:47 pm -  Reply

    Dear Theresa, thank you very much for your response and all the correct answers will be put into a draw tomorrow at midday. Fingers crossed! I’m sorry to hear that you also struggle with osteoporosis, and hope that your medication makes things easier for you. I loved to read about your knitting, and all that your mum taught you as a left-hander. I love the fact that you also have a full-length evening coat which she made for you. Dorset is clearly a favourite of many of us, As high cliffs is a place I would very much like to visit. I will look forward to your company on Christmas Eve when you be watching me hopefully with glass of sherry and will be able to be completely relaxed. Please do keep in touch, love Ali xx

  501. Alison Keenan December 2, 2015 at 10:48 pm -  Reply

    My dear Steph, Thank so much for your response to the below, and for your kind and sweet words. Please do take the opportunity to enter the competition, and I’ll keep my fingers crossed you’re in with a chance! Wishing you a very happy Christmas, love Ali xx

  502. Alison Keenan December 2, 2015 at 10:56 pm -  Reply

    My dear Mary as always a treat to hear from you, and you like I have the original bouncer for the baby, that was attached to the door frame and allow than complete freedom! Course is allowed us as parents complete freedom to, so everyone was a winner! :) Mary I do worry about you, and your immune system, and very much hope that your children will help you with all that needs to be done prior to Christmas? I know you rarely mention your husband because he is probably very busy, but it could just be that he doesn’t realise you need a little assistance? Dartboards aside you are cooking for 10 people, and will be up at the crack of dawn, so any help surely it would be gratefully received! :) I don’t think we will have our tree or decorations up until least the third week in December as Colin is working flat out on the log burner. The house is upside down!, But a means to an end and I’m very excited. Take care and I do hope you feel better soon, Love Ali XXX

  503. Alison Keenan December 2, 2015 at 10:57 pm -  Reply

    Marilyn I am sure you have some lovely memories of your time working for the jewellers, and thank you for writing to me. I wish you the best of luck in our competition! Love Ali xx

  504. Linsay Mckeown December 2, 2015 at 11:00 pm -  Reply

    Answer B: 1868

  505. Sharon Fordham December 2, 2015 at 11:00 pm -  Reply

    Answer is B) 1868

  506. Suj December 2, 2015 at 11:00 pm -  Reply

    B) 1868 is the answer

  507. Alison Keenan December 2, 2015 at 11:04 pm -  Reply

    My dear Jo, so loved reading your comment for all sorts of different reasons. Firstly because your mum loved Cloguau jewellery, you loved the story, and you both also truly appreciated the jewellery brand. Obviously your kind comments about Honey made me smile, but I think it was your husband’s comment made me happiest of all. The guys often turn up trumps don’t they and I just KNOW you will look gorgeous in whatever it is you have chosen for Ellie and David’s wedding. The fact that he said it was “Jo” means he loves you in it… Never mind cheap clothes, let’s just go for a gal who knows a bargain when she sees it! Thanks for your competition entry – Be Lucky!!! Love Ali xx

  508. Dawn Hull December 2, 2015 at 11:05 pm -  Reply

    Answer: b. 1868. Fantastic giveaway! Thank you.

  509. Allan December 2, 2015 at 11:07 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B) 1868

  510. Alison Keenan December 2, 2015 at 11:07 pm -  Reply

    I think Josselin is a lot younger than Honey, and no doubt she will grow to love the Jumperoo! So sorry to hear that Geoff is struggling with his spine and hips and I am hoping he gets the replacement he needs as soon as possible. Such a shock when it comes out of the blue, but remember there is always help there if you need it. I’ll let you know if Colin is free to fit your log burner in the spring! :) Love Ali xx

  511. Keeley Atkinson December 2, 2015 at 11:08 pm -  Reply

    1868 :) :)

  512. Alison Keenan December 2, 2015 at 11:08 pm -  Reply

    My dear Linda, you are so right… Life has completely changed since Honey came into it, and you are right, they grow too fast… I hope you have a very happy Christmas, love Ali xx

  513. Jane Middleton December 2, 2015 at 11:09 pm -  Reply

    Answer is (B) 1868

  514. Julie Smith December 2, 2015 at 11:13 pm -  Reply

    NIce watch – the answer is B) 1868

  515. Alison Keenan December 2, 2015 at 11:14 pm -  Reply

    My dear Melanie, I was so sorry to hear about your Mum, especially this close to Christmas and I’m very glad that QVC is able to give you that much needed escapism at this very difficult time… Thinking of you and keeping everything crossed that you’ll be lucky this time. Sending you my love for a hopefully Happy Christmas, Love Ali x

  516. Alison Keenan December 2, 2015 at 11:16 pm -  Reply

    Dear Loraine, I’m so sorry that your computer isn’t sending through the responses that you spend no doubt ages writing! So frustrating! Delighted go to know that you’re Clare is having a baby girl and thank you very much for continuing to try and place your comments on this page . A perfect example of perseverance paying off! Love Ali XX

  517. Sarah Laycock December 2, 2015 at 11:21 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B) 1868

  518. Sue Huskisson December 2, 2015 at 11:22 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali. How gorgeous is your little Honey Bea? She is really enjoying her jumperoo isn’t she? My niece Lisa’s baby Charlie has one and he goes like the clappers! He’s almost walking now and is a real handful! So pleased your checkup was good news on the cancer front but sorry about your other diagnoses. There’s always something isn’t there? My late mother taught me to knit when I was a girl. I love to do Aran cardigans both child’s and adults and have had great fun knitting for Charlie. On the Christmas front I’m getting there but it tends to creep up on you just when you think you have plenty of time!! Anyway Ali, bye for now, look forward to your next blog. PS, The answer to your question is b) 1868. Love Sue xx

  519. Alison Keenan December 2, 2015 at 11:22 pm -  Reply

    Hello there Patricia so good to hear from you, and I really am glad that you enjoyed watching Honey bounce! Doesn’t matter how many times I watch this, it always makes me laugh out loud! I agree with you totally about the beautiful creations that Roz came up with, and I have tried to persuade her to knit them in large numbers, but she struggling trying to find the wool! Maybe next year? I promise I will give you photographs of the log burner and its construction , and I’m very much looking forward to having it installed. Our house is one of those very cold single brick constructions and it’s so nice to have just one room where we can keep ourselves warm without having to heat the rest of the house! I promise I will give you a before and after pic! Great to know how well you have done with the Pilates system, and although I feel I will need to continue with my walking, the Aeropilates is still is a great back up! Thank you very much for taking part in a competition, and I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you, love Ali xx

  520. Alison Keenan December 2, 2015 at 11:22 pm -  Reply

    Amanda, thank you! so good to hear that you enjoy reading about Honey and the family. Good luck with the competition, love Ali x

  521. Alison Keenan December 2, 2015 at 11:24 pm -  Reply

    Dear Mo, thank you for entering our competition, and also for enjoying the blog! So good to know that you enjoy not only the photographs but the news also and I wish you a very happy and healthy Christmas. Please do keep in touch, Love Ali x

  522. Alison Keenan December 2, 2015 at 11:27 pm -  Reply

    Hi there Maxine, lovely to hear from you and very glad that you are enjoying the blog. You are right, it will be a very special Christmas for me and the family particularly because it is Honey’s first! I hope whatever you have planned it will work out well for you and your folks, and that you will have a good time. Thank you for entering the competition, and I wish you luck with it, love Ali x

  523. Alison Keenan December 2, 2015 at 11:29 pm -  Reply

    Dear Susan, very glad to know that you are breaking the habit of a lifetime, and I hope you’re lucky with this competition! So glad to know you enjoyed the blogs and thank you very much for taking the time out to write. Hope you will keep in touch, love Ali xx

  524. Alison Keenan December 2, 2015 at 11:31 pm -  Reply

    Thank you so much for taking the time out to enter my competition, particularly Amanda, Maria, and, Margaret, Deborah, Diana, Brenda, Lorna, Jacqui, Sam, and Andrew. Also Amy, Bernie, Kim, Christine, Samantha, Patricia, Karen, David, Tracy, Sue, Suan, Justine,Michelle and Stephanie. All the correct answers will go into the drawer tomorrow at midday! Be lucky, love Ali.

  525. Alison Keenan December 2, 2015 at 11:34 pm -  Reply

    And there’s more! Thank you Trisha, Caroline, Catherine, Kate, Tracy, Fiona, Tracy, Simon, Timsmith, Sean, Kelly, Stacey, Lynn, John, Claire and Jim. Also Katie, Sarah, Stephanie, Joe, Victoria, Sean, Rebecca, Cassia, Clare, and Eng. All the correct answers, will go into the draw for tomorrow at midday – be lucky, love Ali xx

  526. Alison Keenan December 2, 2015 at 11:35 pm -  Reply

    And there’s more! Thank you very much to all those of you have taken time out to enter this competition, particularly Rebecca, Susan, Fozia, Kirsty, Davia, Julia, Lisa, Steve and Jayne.. Great to know that you all have taken part, and I’ll keep my fingers crossed let me draw to win out of the hat tomorrow at midday one of you will be lucky. With my love, Ali xx

  527. Sue Robinson December 2, 2015 at 11:36 pm -  Reply

    Hi, The answer to the competition question is: 1868

  528. Lynda Sanderson December 2, 2015 at 11:39 pm -  Reply

    1868 is the magic year

  529. Alison Keenan December 2, 2015 at 11:43 pm -  Reply

    My dear see you, as always lovely to hear from you and thank you very much for your compliments about my granddaughter honey. I’m hugely flattered that you think she looks even like me! She is much more like a long, is. I take my hat off to you for be able to knit all kinds of things your children and for yourself as well. Not just the full-size things, but I have to say more admiration for the small dolls clothes and fairy dolls which you have mentioned to me already. That is clearly a scale to be hornist! I’m so excited about burner, and know that it will make a huge difference to this room which is always felt rather cold and distant from the rest of the house. Yes my news about the osteoporosis came as a shock to me, and to be honest I’m still struggling with it. The fact is a precursor to bone metastasis is also a worry, but we have to get on with what we have to get on with. I have a huge amount to be grateful for, and that is what I prefer to focus my interest on :) wishing you and yours are truly happy Christmas, as always for keeping in touch in throughout the year. It means a lot, love Ali xxx

  530. Alison Keenan December 2, 2015 at 11:46 pm -  Reply

    Sue (Radford) So many apologies, as I was dictating the previous response, and certainly didn’t spell your name wrongly but also messed up my common that Fairy Dolls Clothing was clearly skill to be honed!!!!! Forgive me for the type.. you’ve got to laugh tho I guess :) xxx

  531. Alison Keenan December 2, 2015 at 11:49 pm -  Reply

    Liz, I take my hat off to you for being able to crochet anything other than a blanket! I am in awe of your talent, and feel the need instantly to go out there and get a pattern to make something far more creative. That said, the chances of me reading my least hands correctly is very remote, so perhaps I should just stick to squares! Thank you again for writing to me, and a very happy Christmas to you and yours, love Ali xx

  532. Stevey H December 2, 2015 at 11:52 pm -  Reply

    The answer is (b) 1868

  533. Yvonne December 2, 2015 at 11:55 pm -  Reply

    Alison, wonderful blog as always and simply beautiful pictures of your wonderful granddaughter. I decided to have a go at entering the competition as the watch Is so beautiful so fingers crossed.

    The answer is B-1868

  534. Louise M December 3, 2015 at 12:00 am -  Reply

    Answer is B) 1868

  535. Helena Wilson December 3, 2015 at 12:02 am -  Reply

    Answer b 1868 Ali you are an amazing woman with a beautiful family. Love reading our blogs. Take care.

  536. Tracy Wells December 3, 2015 at 12:02 am -  Reply

    The answer is B) 1868

  537. Em S December 3, 2015 at 12:05 am -  Reply

    The answer is B) 1868, thanks.

  538. jayne B December 3, 2015 at 12:08 am -  Reply

    The year is 1868

  539. Janet Turner December 3, 2015 at 12:21 am -  Reply

    Answer 1868 lovely watch.

  540. Portia Mattinson December 3, 2015 at 12:42 am -  Reply

    B)1868 fantastic giveaway

  541. Teresa Lee December 3, 2015 at 1:00 am -  Reply

    B) 1868…..Thanks

  542. Mr James Holyland December 3, 2015 at 1:05 am -  Reply

    I believe I’m correct in saying that the answer is 1868

  543. MARK December 3, 2015 at 1:08 am -  Reply

    answer B) 1868

  544. lisa December 3, 2015 at 1:09 am -  Reply

    answer B) 1868

  545. thelma December 3, 2015 at 1:09 am -  Reply

    ANSWER – B) 1868

  546. thomas December 3, 2015 at 1:12 am -  Reply

    the answer is B) 1868

  547. Su Brett December 3, 2015 at 1:56 am -  Reply

    Answer: b) 1868

  548. George Wright December 3, 2015 at 2:36 am -  Reply

    The answer is B) 1868. Cute pictures!

  549. Shelley Jessup December 3, 2015 at 3:47 am -  Reply

    My answer is B) 1868

    Thank you!

  550. Rose Edgar December 3, 2015 at 3:58 am -  Reply

    Lovely blog- the answer is B 1868

  551. Trudi Walsh December 3, 2015 at 4:54 am -  Reply

    B) 1868

    Fab giveaway x

  552. mayur koya December 3, 2015 at 6:13 am -  Reply

    Answer is 1868

  553. Belinda Matthews December 3, 2015 at 6:30 am -  Reply

    The answer is 1868

  554. Heather Jenkinson December 3, 2015 at 6:48 am -  Reply

    Answer B. 1868.

  555. Liz December 3, 2015 at 6:52 am -  Reply

    Answer is B. Enjoy your Christmas, don’t work too hard

  556. Yvonne Flynn December 3, 2015 at 7:10 am -  Reply

    The answer is b) 1868 . Glad to hear your well and happy. Xx

  557. Susan Kerslake December 3, 2015 at 7:12 am -  Reply

    The answer is B) 1868
    Here’s hoping l’m lucky!

  558. Emma davison December 3, 2015 at 7:19 am -  Reply

    The answer is 1868

  559. Jackie December 3, 2015 at 7:23 am -  Reply

    I love watches, I have a collection B -1868

  560. Clair Dukes December 3, 2015 at 7:25 am -  Reply

    The answer is B)1868

  561. Michelle R December 3, 2015 at 7:26 am -  Reply

    Hi – the answer is B) 1868.

    Honey is so cute! I hope all of you have a very merry Christmas. :)

  562. Siobhan Lucy December 3, 2015 at 7:30 am -  Reply

    Answer: b) 1868

  563. Adele Stock December 3, 2015 at 7:39 am -  Reply

    Answer is: B) 1868

  564. Florence Cross December 3, 2015 at 7:40 am -  Reply

    Answer – 1868

  565. Hayley Fountain December 3, 2015 at 8:00 am -  Reply

    Answer B) 1868

  566. Alisa Moore December 3, 2015 at 8:00 am -  Reply

    The answer is – B) 1868

  567. Alison Johnson December 3, 2015 at 8:09 am -  Reply

    The first wristwatch was invented in B) 1868

  568. danpol December 3, 2015 at 8:12 am -  Reply

    B 1868 is the answer.

  569. Ursula McFrederick December 3, 2015 at 8:36 am -  Reply

    Hi Alison. What a lovely blog. You love your Family and friends, you are such an inspiration. The answer to the question is B 1868. A beautiful watch!

  570. Nat Stan December 3, 2015 at 8:37 am -  Reply

    Answer is B) 1868

  571. Charlotte G December 3, 2015 at 8:44 am -  Reply

    1868 :) Good luck all

  572. Paul Garner December 3, 2015 at 9:08 am -  Reply

    1868 i think thats the date and its a lovely watch

  573. Angela Sandhu December 3, 2015 at 9:31 am -  Reply

    The Answer is – B) 1868

  574. lyn west December 3, 2015 at 9:35 am -  Reply

    Answer : 1868

  575. shirley harpley December 3, 2015 at 9:42 am -  Reply

    Answer: 1868

  576. Trish Ormerod December 3, 2015 at 9:44 am -  Reply

    Answer: B) 1868. Your photos are lovely x

  577. Ben Snook December 3, 2015 at 9:49 am -  Reply

    1868. Great kids!!

  578. JEAN COLLINS December 3, 2015 at 9:55 am -  Reply

    Answer is B ,1868. Can Mediterranean have too many watches and I don’t have one in rose gold. Ever hopeful. Happy Christmas

  579. JEAN COLLINS December 3, 2015 at 9:56 am -  Reply

    Mean never not Mediterranean. Answer B 1868. Happy Christmas.

  580. Sarah Lewis December 3, 2015 at 9:56 am -  Reply

    answer is 1868

  581. Sheila Brady December 3, 2015 at 10:18 am -  Reply

    Answer is B) 1868

  582. Doreen Kennedy December 3, 2015 at 10:18 am -  Reply

    B 1868 your grand daughter is lovely I have 2 grandchildren and another due July next year, so happy xx

  583. ann marsden December 3, 2015 at 10:22 am -  Reply

    Answer is : 1868 – am watching this watch . Good luck to everyone

  584. Fiona Maclagan December 3, 2015 at 10:24 am -  Reply

    B – 1868

    Great blog as usual, merry Christmas xx

  585. Mary Morphy December 3, 2015 at 10:28 am -  Reply

    Hi..forgot to enter competition..answer is 1868 plus i LOVE the knitted hedgehop..my mum and grandma were amazing knitters and crocheters! I would buy a knitted hedgehog!! Love Mary

  586. Caroline James December 3, 2015 at 10:29 am -  Reply

    Answer: 1868

  587. gavin December 3, 2015 at 10:39 am -  Reply

    The answer is: B) 1868

  588. Jacqueline Fawcett December 3, 2015 at 10:46 am -  Reply

    Answer: B) 1868 :)

  589. Fiona Brackenridge December 3, 2015 at 10:47 am -  Reply

    The first wristwatch was made in 1868

  590. Jessica Hutton December 3, 2015 at 10:54 am -  Reply

    Answer) b -1868
    What a gorgeous little girl! Hope you all have a merry christmas xx

  591. lorna garratt December 3, 2015 at 11:09 am -  Reply

    Answer is B) 1868

  592. Afshan Qayyum December 3, 2015 at 11:27 am -  Reply

    1868 great competition

  593. Yvette D December 3, 2015 at 11:54 am -  Reply

    Answer is B 1868

  594. cheryl pearson December 3, 2015 at 11:54 am -  Reply

    B~ 1868 is the answer

  595. Andrea K December 3, 2015 at 11:54 am -  Reply

    answer to question is 1868

  596. James Hamilton December 3, 2015 at 12:32 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B) 1868

  597. Lesley December 3, 2015 at 12:40 pm -  Reply

    Answer: B) 1868

  598. karen somerville December 3, 2015 at 12:53 pm -  Reply

    b 1868 .love your show alison on thursday nights .i love your wee chats with models .

  599. Dave Mills December 3, 2015 at 1:01 pm -  Reply

    b 1868 is the answer

  600. Rich Tyler December 3, 2015 at 1:28 pm -  Reply

    Answer: B) 1868

  601. Christine Lockley December 3, 2015 at 2:42 pm -  Reply

    Answer: 1868

  602. Theresa Scully December 3, 2015 at 5:41 pm -  Reply

    I think the answer is 1868.
    Loved reading your blog – and got a great surprise seeing the gorgeous tinsel knitted hedgehog! I have just finished making two of them – for a new baby and his big brother – this year I have made about 10 of these – all gifts for new borns and little people – easy and quick to whiz up and so cute! Stick with it! :-)

  603. Tricia coulsonwood December 3, 2015 at 7:36 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali,,I must say how gorgeous Honey is..such a pretty little girl..
    She looks so much like you..I hope you have a fabulous first Christmas with her..Also yours and Colin’s first Christmas as a newly married couple..My daughter Liz married Paul on Oct 3rd and it was a fabulous wedding..We all enjoyed it..Its their first Christmas as a married couple also..Talking of your osteoporosis , Jan has the same..She takes a tablet that blocks the extreme back pain..I think its the legacy of the chemotherapy..I believe that you both had the same chemo drug..It still breaks my heart to see her in pain, I really feel it for you..Your such brave girls alongside lots and lots of others..sending you all love and improved health this Christmas and for the new year..
    I may as well join the competition…1868.

  604. Margaret Upton December 3, 2015 at 8:10 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison,
    You have so many responses I don’t know if you will even see this but here goes, I have just switched onto QVC and the Josie Maran show, there you are with the best hairstyle ever! I have always liked your hair short, this isn’t short but it is shorter and it looks great,
    you’ve always looked good but you look youthful!!!!!

    Lots of love
    Maggie
    xxxxxx

  605. Tammy Tudor December 3, 2015 at 8:13 pm -  Reply

    the answer is 1868

  606. Gerry Wilkinson December 3, 2015 at 8:59 pm -  Reply

    The answer is 1868. Merry Christmas to you and your lovely family xxx

  607. Bernadette December 3, 2015 at 9:17 pm -  Reply

    1868 – Honey is beautiful!!!

  608. steph eddleston December 3, 2015 at 9:47 pm -  Reply

    answer is b 1868

  609. elizabeth james December 3, 2015 at 9:48 pm -  Reply

    Your granddaughter is lovely. B1868

  610. elizabeth james December 3, 2015 at 9:49 pm -  Reply

    Your granddaughter is lovely. B 1868.

  611. Pauline December 3, 2015 at 9:56 pm -  Reply

    B…..1868 Happy Christmas !!!

  612. Linda December 3, 2015 at 10:04 pm -  Reply

    DearAli, Sorry to hear that you have Osteo I know how it feels as I suffer from it myself. Your Granddaughter is a delight. Have a fab Christmas Love Linda.xx

    The answer to the question is (B) 1868.

  613. Maya December 4, 2015 at 12:42 pm -  Reply

    answer: B) 1868

  614. Terri Bloomfield December 4, 2015 at 7:27 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali lovely to hear your news as always. I’ve got Osteoporosis of the spine as well. Have had fractures in mine unfortunately. Also on daily injections. Keep well. Love Terri. Xx

  615. Elizabeth M December 4, 2015 at 11:15 pm -  Reply

    Answer to question is 1868. Happy Christmas .

  616. Linda December 4, 2015 at 11:56 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali , I had a wonderful time at Coronation St ,we started with an intraduction then a look at where all the costumes were kept, then on to the sets them self’s it was magical to actually see them in the flesh so to speak. It was just a pity it was dark when we got onto the street outside ,some of the pictures were a little dark but that didn’t spoil anything. Before the tour my girlfriends and I walked round the Christmas markets in Manchester and had a lovely meal ,we bored the train back home with aching feet and very tired but a good day was had by all, looking forward to the next day out .I have just had a lovely week on Monday 30 Nov was my birthday so spent the morning with my girlfriends ,then the evening my simon took me out for a meal ,the kids enjoy that too ,then today has been my wedding anniversary, next year is our ruby one ,So glad your check up was good news ,you look amazing married life suits you and Honey is gorgeous ,let’s hope Colin gets your fire done in time for you to put your decorations up,may do mine this weekend. Much love Linda F xxx

  617. TINA S December 5, 2015 at 12:36 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali,
    Hope you are well. Sorry to hear about your back problems and having osteoporosis. Its no joke I know when you have back pain. My back has been ” playing up ” this week. Mine always feels worse at this time of year. I guess its all the running around getting things for Christmas. There has been a lot of redevelopment in my town. The shops are really spread out now and it feels like I’m walking miles on times. There has been a huge car park built but the parking is still a nightmare especially if you just want to nip in somewhere but have to park a distance away.
    Anyway enough of my moaning. Also great news on your check up. You can have a really happy festive time with the family.
    I posted your Christmas card today. You can’t miss it as it says greetings from Wales and has a Welsh Dragon pulling Santa’s sleigh! I also wrote a note as you kindly offered to send me your spare link for my Diamonique watch.
    Well you certainly have your work cut out sifting through all your blog replies.
    Hope you’ve got your Christmas shopping sorted. I’ve bought most of mine. Its mainly food I have to get now. I usually start buying something every week but I bought a smaller fridge / freezer as there’s only the two of us so don’t have the room to buy my extra’s! It’s a bind trying to find the room to keep things.
    Anyway, I’m sure you will have a wonderful Christmas. No doubt I’ll be tuning in Christmas eve.
    Best wishes, Tina S x

  618. Michelle Wooldridge December 5, 2015 at 9:40 am -  Reply

    Adoring the watch – particularly as I need a new one :)
    The answer is B) 1868

  619. ann davey December 5, 2015 at 6:57 pm -  Reply

    answer is b) 1868

  620. Andrew Green December 5, 2015 at 8:18 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison, the answer is B: 1868, invented by Swiss watch manufacturer Patek Philippe.

    My wife has had an extremely stressful time of late and this would cheer her up no end.

  621. Valerie stirling December 5, 2015 at 9:32 pm -  Reply

    The answer is 1868..I am admiring the rose gold at the moment

  622. Judith Lennon December 6, 2015 at 8:51 am -  Reply

    Hello Ali
    As always I look forward to reading your blog. Honey is a little sweetheart! I read with interest your cosy time knitting and drinking hot drinks. I love doing this sort of thing. Two of my friends who like me are always making things set aside one day a month to get together natter, craft drink coffee and have lunch in whose ever house we are in. It’s such a lovely relaxing day and an escape from the hectic world around us. At the finish everything is cleared up and back to normality! Love the hedgehog by the way. The photo of your sister is lovely. i thought it was you at first. You are very alike. I’m glad to say I’m back to good health again and have had my heart scan and am now on yearly checks. Needless to say I am thrilled- no change. I hope you are well and that your latest tests haven’t shaken you too much. Keep going Ali you are one strong lady. Well must rush as ever, in my case a slower rush, and see what the day brings. As ever big hugs and love. Judith xx

  623. Judith Lennon December 6, 2015 at 8:53 am -  Reply

    Forgot to say the answer to the competition is 1868. What a response to the competition!! Fingers crossed nothing ventured nothing gained. Xx

  624. Shirley Symonds December 6, 2015 at 12:42 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali the answer is 1868 by the way your new hairstyle looks great

  625. Sue Smith December 6, 2015 at 6:57 pm -  Reply

    The first wristwatch was created in 1868

  626. Meenu Baker December 6, 2015 at 8:24 pm -  Reply

    The answer is 1868

  627. Sally December 6, 2015 at 9:27 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali
    I am an avid knitter learnt when I was about 7 with my first square then decreased 1 stitch either side then moved on to increase and so on been knitting ever since. This year I have made 2 shawls for our grandchildren which have approx. 200 stitches every row plus keeping the pattern correct, when I’ve finished and hold it up which comes out at about 4 ft square I think did I really knit all that ,so at the moment “i’m all knitted out” but I do enjoy making things I still have my mum’s patterns the oldest is priced at 3d and I have possibly every size needle.
    Fond memories in the seventies with me, my mum and mum in law all sitting knitting in the afternoon through the winter months.
    I used to make all my own Christmas fare too everything from the mincemeat (Delia Smith’s recipe scrummy) , royal icing, marzipan, pickles, the cake, Xmas pudding all fresh pastry. I still did this up until just recently but I still work full time and Hubby being diabetic I would end up eating most of it, plus it is so expensive for all the ingredients. Marzipan is made from ground almonds all the booze, fruit etc but still all very tasty.
    Honey is so lovely best time ever watching them grow their so innocent and trusting.
    All best wishes Ali to you and your family Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

  628. Kim December 7, 2015 at 5:46 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali, just wanted to say how glad I am that things went well for your last cancer check. My sister-in-law has just been diagnosed for the third time, and visited while I was watching QVC. The presenter was your gorgeous self, so I immediately dragged my SIL to the TV, and showed her what a fantastic example you are of someone else who has more than been through the mill. She agreed you look amazing, so can I say Thankyou, once again, for being such a wonderful role model and example to so many. You give such hope not only to people on a cancer journey but also to their loved ones. I want to wish you and Colin a wonderful, happy Christmas, your first together as husband and wife and also as grandparents! You deserve so much happiness! Take care, love and hugs from Kim x

  629. Alison Keenan December 9, 2015 at 7:27 pm -  Reply

    Sally very impressed with not just your knitting skills but also your cookery expertise! Making your own marzipan – incredible! Colin still has his mums old knitting patterns too – perhaps I should have a go at them?! I’m so glad you enjoyed the photos of Honey a she has changed so much even just in the last month! I love being with her and Lucy. You take care and enjoy your Christmas, love Ali xxx

  630. Alison Meech December 10, 2015 at 7:36 pm -  Reply

    The answer is b) 1868.

  631. Alison Keenan December 13, 2015 at 11:15 pm -  Reply

    Dear Liz, so nice to hear from you and I really glad that you enjoy the blog and particularly reading about Honey. I’m very envious of your skills with a crochet hook! How lovely to create all those things, which I’m sure are well received. I hope you also have a truly happy Christmas! Love Ali xx

  632. Alison Keenan December 13, 2015 at 11:19 pm -  Reply

    Dear Penny thank you so much for taking the time out to write to me. I was really interested to read about your daughter pepper, although sand to know that she struggled at school because of her dyslexia. What a clever idea to give her a watch… It must’ve been such a relief for both of you to know that this worked almost instantly and became literally a compass to her. Fabulous to know that she went on to become a bachelor of science and now runs the department with several hundred people. You are a woman after my own heart, in teaching your children that there is no limit and that they must use their God given talents any way they can. I wish you and your family a very very happy Christmas, and hope to hear from you in the New Year, love Ali xx

  633. Alison Keenan December 13, 2015 at 11:22 pm -  Reply

    Hi there Sue, lovely to hear that your niece Lisa’s son has a jumperroom as well! It makes me laugh every time I see Honey in hers, although I find it quite a distraction with all the things attached to it. Yes it was disappointing to learn about the osteoporosis, but I realise it’s just one of those things that I will deal with. I am so much luckier than so many. I have spent the best part of Sunday afternoon and evening helping Jack to buy and then wrap his presence, and then wrap the ones I have already bought. I still have quite a way to go, but feel I have at least broken the back of it! Thank you for entering the competition, and I wish you a very happy Christmas love Ali xx

  634. Alison Keenan December 13, 2015 at 11:23 pm -  Reply

    Dear Theresa thanks Andrew competition, I will pass your comments on to Roz about her hedgehog! How wonderful you also are making them – Rosses only made two, I’m sure she’ll be envious of your high numbers! Have a very happy Christmas, love Ali x

  635. Alison Keenan December 13, 2015 at 11:26 pm -  Reply

    Dear Trisha, lovely to hear that Lizzie’s marriage to Paul went so well. Great memories for you all I’m sure. I was sorry go to know Jan also struggles with osteoporosis. I agree it is not just the chemotherapy, but unfortunately the hormonal treatment that I have to take which has exacerbated the condition. As I mentioned previously though, it could be far worse, and it is for a great many people. Thank you for entering the competition, I wish you Liz, Jan and the entire family a very happy Christmas, love Ali xx

  636. Alison Keenan December 13, 2015 at 11:27 pm -  Reply

    Maggie many thanks for your sweet comments about my hair! It is such a relief to have a stall that I can work with, and Beverley C could not have been more considerate. Loving the fact you think it has taken years off me! Happy Christmas, love Ali xx

  637. Alison Keenan December 13, 2015 at 11:28 pm -  Reply

    Hi there Linda, so glad that you enjoyed your time at the Coronation Street studios. Shame though it was dark by the time we got onto the street itself, but although your photographs may not be that clear, you will always have the memories. I never made it To the Christmas market in Manchester, but I’m certain it would have been beautiful. Belated birthday wishes, how nice for you to spend it with your girlfriends and then your son. Happy wedding anniversary too! It’s been a busy couple of weeks for you. Wishing you all a very happy Christmas, love Ali X

  638. Alison Keenan December 13, 2015 at 11:30 pm -  Reply

    Dear Tina as you will see from the data, I am very late in replying to your lovely comment. I have already received your Christmas card and it is standing on my dressing table at work. Its brilliant! I’m not doing too bad with my Christmas shopping, mostly has been ordered from QVC or online, but I did go shopping with my youngest son Jack today and managed to get not only all his presents, that wrap them up for him before he went home! It sounds as though you are well organised, and I hope you’re looking forward to Christmas. It’ll be lovely to know you’re there with me on Christmas Eve. Happy Christmas! Love Ali XX

  639. Alison Keenan December 13, 2015 at 11:33 pm -  Reply

    Dear Judith, you’re right it was a very relaxing and enjoyable day. Roz regularly goes to a knit and natter afternoon close to where she lives. It sounds like a wonderful idea. So glad you like the picture of my sister Jenny and I. I also thought we are very alike, more so than we did when we were younger. I’m doing fine, latest news is that I’ve got to possibly have an operation on my knee, as it is also giving out. I feel so old! :) Still, it could be a lot worse! I hope very much that you and your family have a wonderful Christmas, and here’s to every happiness in the new year, Love Ali XX

  640. Alison Keenan December 13, 2015 at 11:37 pm -  Reply

    Hi there Sally, I did all of your knitting expertise! How wonderful to make the shawls for your grandchildren, they must’ve taken a very long time if they are about 4 ft square! Colin also has a collection of his mum’s sewing patterns which are very very old now, and we keep them in a folder. Great to look at now and then :) Love you to read about all your home economics as well, I remember making my own marzipan when I was at school, but it turnef out really hard and dry. It was my father’s favourite confection, and I still love it to this day. Yes I’m very much looking forward to Christmas with honey and her brothers and the entire family. I very much hope that you your children and grandchildren all have a wonderful time. Have a Happy New Year too, love Ali xx

  641. Alison Keenan December 13, 2015 at 11:39 pm -  Reply

    My dear Kim, your words have brought tears to my eyes, not justify sorry for your sister who was still struggling with cancer, but for the sweet things you said about me. It has been a very long haul, but for the most part I feel it is far behind me now. If I have helped even in a tiny way to bolster your sister at this difficult time, I am incredibly grateful. I wish her, yourself and your entire family a very happy Christmas, and a healthier New Year, with my love, Ali XX

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