Yankee Candle

Yankee Store, Fashion Show & Christmas Meat


Hello! How are you? Hope you are well and have had a good week.

This week has been another busy one for me:

Catherine and IYankee Store – last weekend Catherine and I went to visit Guest Presenter Steven Corfield in his Yankee Candle shop in Cardiff. It was a wonderful trip; Catherine and I are great friends and always have fun together; and as you know I am half Welsh so I always feel at home in Wales.

The highlight of the store was seeing Steven’s private collection of rare Yankee Candles. I tried to prise the ‘Movie Night’ candle away from him but he was having none of it! Rosa joined us too so it was wonderful to be all together. We then spent the evening with Steven and had a wonderful chat about our love of Yankee Candles over dinner – wonderful!!

Yankee Candle Selfie

Fashion Show – I was delighted to attend the Breast Cancer Care Fashion Show this Wednesday. It was the second time I have attended and wow, what a night! To see and meet so many inspirational and incredible women and men was such an honour. The atmosphere was magnificent and of course lots of money was raised for this brilliant charity. I am so excited to be co-hosting the live 3 hour show this year – please join myself and Ali Keenan on 13th October from 6pm.

BCC Fashion Show

Green Seasons DeliveryChristmas Meat – I am launching the Christmas Festive Meat Hamper from Green Seasons on Sunday night and wow, what a brilliant idea it is! Everything from your Christmas turkey and all the trimmings, to the topside of beef and even gammon, is delivered to your door hassle-free to see you through Christmas.

I have to say I was super impressed by the delivery and the packaging – I was home for its arrival but then had to rush out for the day. By the time I got home in the evening the meat was still frozen solid (thanks to the brilliant dry ice) and I was able to put straight in my freezer ready to enjoy over Christmas. The whole experience is wonderfully stress-free, and of course the meat is premium grade all from the UK. Just make room in your freezer as I did!

Green Seasons Christmas MeatFrozen Christmas Meat Hamper Delivery







Finally, what three things have made you happy this week? Here are mine:

1 – My train journey to Cardiff with Catherine, we had so much to talk about and she is such a loving person.

2 – Enjoying the feeling of 1st October, the first day of a new month always feels like a fresh start.

3 – Waving and dancing to incredible Letitia as she strutted down the cat walk at the Breast Cancer Care fashion show – you will meet on the Live 3 hour show, she is really quite incredible!

Bye for now, big hugs and see you on the weekend!!




  1. Steven Corfield October 3, 2014 at 3:54 pm -  Reply

    It was so wonderful of you all to come and see me and dinner was lovely. Thank you for taking time out of your busy lives to come and visit. You’re welcome back anytime! X

  2. Sarah P October 3, 2014 at 4:55 pm -  Reply

    Hi Mr Craig

    Lovely blog as always, what a treat going to Steve’s shop – wonderful smell I bet!! I don’t have one in Brighton – only concessions in various places – must be great to have a proper store!! Although I do favour the tarts and tea lights myself!!

    My happys:
    1. My mum has finally got her appointment to see the consultant about her worrying lack of feeling movement in her hand which is on Monday so fingers crossed.

    2. Someone at work who is a horrible bully is leaving – hoorah!

    3. The weather is still lovely and summer like, although I fear it is nearly over!!!

    The plant fair at Wisley was great – really love the gardens at Wisley so a lovely day was had. Off to the cinema tomorrow to see Gone Girl – hope it is as good as the book!

    Lots of love

    S xx

  3. Craig Rowe October 8, 2014 at 2:13 pm -  Reply

    Hi Steven, Thanks for your message! Thanks again for the invite, I really had a great time and will defintitely visit again one day. Catch up soon. Craig.

  4. Craig Rowe October 8, 2014 at 2:16 pm -  Reply

    Hey Sarah!!! Lovely to hear from you as always! How have you been? Thanks, yes it was lovely to be invited to the Yankee Candle Shop in Cardiff and I really had a great time. Love your 3 happy things!! Hope your mums appointment went well. Don’t blame you! Good riddance to the bully!!!

    The plant fair sounded lovely, glad you had a good time. Hope Gone Girl was as good as the book! Reply and let me know as thinking of seeing it myself.

    Hope you have a lovely week and catch up soon.

    Craig xx

  5. Ange October 11, 2014 at 9:52 pm -  Reply

    Hi Craig
    I just wanted to say that although I agree that Catherine does come across as a nice person on screen you also do! I think you are both two of the nicest & most fanatical about the products you are describing especially Yankee Candles for you Craig – which I might add I love too, please pass on my regards to all at QVC & to Steven & Rosa too

  6. Jilly October 19, 2014 at 1:59 pm -  Reply

    Hi Craig – I have not blogged on yours before but am part of “Ali’s Army” and just wanted to say a very well done for Monday evening – I thought you were wonderful along side Ali and also with the guests – so very well done and congratulations. Jilly :-)

  7. Tricia Coulson-wood October 19, 2014 at 3:09 pm -  Reply

    Hello Craig, just to say congratulations following the. Evening of raising money for breast cancer care. I think you did yourself proud and also for giving Ali so much support in the knowledge of her unknown health scare. Your Always smiling, it always helps.

  8. Craig Rowe October 29, 2014 at 6:51 am -  Reply

    Hi Ange!

    Thanks so much for your lovely comment and your kind words. Glad you really love the Yankee Candle shows! I must admit I love doing them too as I never get bored of smelling all the gorgeous candles! I sometimes forget where I am! lol.

    I’ve passed on your hello’s and they all say hi back. Hope you have a lovely week and remember to check out my future blogs and let me know how you’re doing.

    Craig xx

  9. Craig Rowe October 29, 2014 at 6:53 am -  Reply

    Hi Tricia,

    Thanks so much for your lovely comments. I really appreciate it. I had such a fantastic evening and enjoyed every moment. So happy that it was for such an amazing cause.

    Have a lovely evening and stay in touch!

    Craig xx

  10. Craig Rowe October 29, 2014 at 6:55 am -  Reply

    Hi Jjilly!

    Lovely to hear from you and thanks so much for visiting my page! Aaah thank you so much for your kind words. I had a really fantastic evening and so happy it was for such an amazing cause.

    Hope you have a lovely week and feel free to stop off and say hi on my blog anytime you like.

    Craig xx

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