A busy week and about to get busier!!


Hi there, how are you?! Thanks so much for reading my blog and as always I love hearing from you so please do post a comment below and I reply to them all!

What a wonderful couple of weeks it's been since our Breast Cancer Care event!! Firstly there was the huge Yankee Candle Christmas shows – what did you think of the TSV and did you buy any of the other collections? I treated myself to the USA Christmas Collection and as you can see from the photo, when it arrived it was smiles all round from me, I love it, especially Peppermint Bark – I am going to ask the buyers if we can get set of 3 of that and sell it all year round, haha!

Yankee TSV With new Yankee Candles








What do you think of this crazy weather? I do hope you stayed safe and sound in the storms? London was fairly untouched from major damage but you can see the picture of the felled tree in my local park, what a shame to lose such a beautiful old tree. Then the following day we had glorious blue skies as you can see in the other photo, crazy isn't it!?

Tree blown over in the storm Blue skies








Did you do anything for Halloween? I was out in town catching up with friends from Ibiza that night and everyone was dressed up. I didn't dress up as I don't really like the scary stuff and also traditionally it was a festival of light so I guess I am a bit of traditionalist. However, look at what my nieces got up to, you can see Jasmine on the left as a scary Halloween doll, she is only 10 but I have warned my sister to be aware of what she's going to be like when she discovers make-up! And my baby niece Ruby in the middle as a pumpkin….. soooo cute!! I miss them both so much.

Trying Paul Wayne Gregory chocolatesIt was great to be part of Saturday Night Gifts with my colleague and dear friend Debbie Flint this week, we have such a giggle and in the picture you can see us trying out Paul Wayne Gregory chocolates, yummy!!

Are you looking forward to the Big Elemis Christmas TSV? How many did you buy last year? I am not telling you how many I bought but needless to say most birthdays this year for friends have been Elemis pressies!! There is a men's kit that will run alongside the main TSV that day and I recently spoke to Will Gowing about it, have a look at the video, could be a guy ticked off your present list? 


Talking of beauty. What did you think of Beauty Day? I always enjoy watching it and this time I also go to be part of it. Alison Young was poorly so I (very happily) covered her shows and had a blast. The highlight was working with Adele O'Donaghue who I just adore and we had a really busy SBC show, do you like this range? Here is another video where Adele says something rather funny and we have a giggle! 


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Looking ahead – the next big event I am involved in is HOME DAY on QVC. That will be on 13th November and I will tell you more in my next blog but Kelly Hoppen will be bringing the TSV so you know it's going to be a great day!!

Finally, I am going to take a rest from the 3 THINGS.. is there anything in particular you would like to see at the end of each blog? I was thinking perhaps of a little poem each time that I would write for you and you could post yours too if you wanted? Or, perhaps a funny pic behind the scenes at QVC, what do you think?

For the moment, it's cheerio, stay in touch by posting below and hope to hear from you soon.

Much love,




  1. Chocobicki November 5, 2013 at 4:33 pm -  Reply

    Hi Craig
    I love reading your blogs, they are fun, informative and bubbly much like yourself.
    I ordered the Yankee TSV for presents but can’t bring myself to part with them, especially the sweet shop set…whoopie pie..yum yum.
    You were funny on the SBC show with Adele you seem to enjoy your beauty products. I ordered the SBC trio of shower gels as I so stocked up with the gels that I have no room for anymore…lol.
    Looking forward to your shows on home day.

  2. Susan Warwick November 5, 2013 at 7:44 pm -  Reply

    Hi Craig … I always enjoy finding out about what’s been happening in the Presenters Blogs; I love your enthusiasm and energy. A poem would be good perhaps based around your favourite 5 products between blogs (if you’re allowed to tell) … What do you think?

  3. Maria Royle November 5, 2013 at 9:10 pm -  Reply

    Hi Craig
    Pics of QVC behind the scenes would be good ‘ a day in the life of a QVC presenter’ – would love to have a look round QVC, any chance of an invite?
    Luv Maz xxx

  4. Alison Burrows November 6, 2013 at 5:39 pm -  Reply

    Hi Craig, love your blogs, you are my favourite presenter, I was so pleased when you won a job with qvc, you always cheer me up with your lovely humour! I bought the Yankee candle set you bought, I get in trouble with hubby for spending too much on candles but I love nothing better than snuggling on the sofa with my dog and my candles on whilst he watches footie in another room! Very relaxing. Keep blogging!
    Alison x

  5. Karen Williamson November 7, 2013 at 10:43 am -  Reply

    Dear Craig
    I am also a Yankee candle addict – it would be great if we could get more USA exclusives scents as it can be expensive buying them off that well known auction site (USA have brought out a Turkey & Stuffing candle as well as MMM Bacon – it would be fantastic to try samplers of these)
    On the subject of beauty I would love to know if it would be possible to have Molton Brown make a return to QVC as their products are brilliant and the Christmas TSV was always exceptional – I think it was the best beauty TSV that QVC ever had.
    I will keep watching in the hope that my pleas are answered.
    Karen Williamson xxx

  6. Christine Stanborough November 8, 2013 at 10:40 am -  Reply

    I am always guaranteed to have a big smile on my face when reading your blogs. You have such a fabulous sunny personality (as you can see I really am a HUGE fan of yours) and I know that it is genuine that off screen you are just as wonderful.
    It would be great to see some fun pics from QVC slip ups and so on.
    Like you I love Yankee Candles and the collections is getting rather large now.
    Anyway as you have probably gathered I could talk for England so will sign off now.
    Take care
    Chris xxx

  7. Craig Rowe November 8, 2013 at 10:32 pm -  Reply

    Hi Donna,
    Thanks for your message and glad to hear you like my blogs! Whoopie Pie is just amazing isn’t it! I loved doing the SBC show so great you enjoyed it :-).
    Have a great weekend.
    Craig x

  8. Craig Rowe November 8, 2013 at 10:38 pm -  Reply

    Hi Susan,
    Thanks for your message and so good to hear you enjoy the blogs! Yeah that sounds like a good idea! I’ll have a little think.
    Have a good weekend.
    Craig x

  9. Craig Rowe November 8, 2013 at 10:45 pm -  Reply

    Hi Maz,
    Thanks for your message. That’s a great idea too!
    It could be a possibility next year once the xmas madness is over! Whereabouts do you live?
    Have a good weekend.
    Craig x

  10. Craig Rowe November 8, 2013 at 10:51 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison,
    Great to hear from you and lovely to hear that I’m your favourite presenter!
    You sound similar to me! I just love to relax on the sofa with one of my favourite Yankee Candles burning after a busy day at work.
    Have a great weekend.
    Craig x

  11. Craig Rowe November 8, 2013 at 10:53 pm -  Reply

    Hi Karen,
    Thanks for your message. Yes the USA have some fantastic scents! Yes its a shame about Molton Brown as like their products too.
    Unfortunately I don’t deal with that side of things, but I’ll certainly forward your message onto our buyers team.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Craig x

  12. Craig Rowe November 11, 2013 at 10:57 pm -  Reply

    Hi Chris,
    Thanks for your message and your lovely comments! I’ll take that idea on board. Hope you’re having a good week.
    Catch up soon.
    Craig ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Una November 13, 2013 at 12:28 pm -  Reply

    Hi Craig
    Enjoyed the launch show of Kelly Hoppens gorgeous TSV. I ordered the blush colour this time around. I got the taupe and silver grey in January. Can’t wait for it to arrive. Its so lovely to be able to change the look of the entire room, just by putting on a bedspread. I have some friends coming to visit in 2 weeks time, so will be perfect.
    I love the Kelly Hoppen range. I’ve hankered after her bed linens for a LONG time, and never thought in a million years I would ever be able to have anything in my home. I found one of her books at a charity event years ago and was hooked. THANK YOU QVC!!!
    Being very lazy today!! Kelly Hoppen, Yankee candles and Peony, what’s not to like!!? Might move in a minute to make another coffee, but that’s my limit!!
    Take care Craig
    Una xx

  14. Craig Rowe November 14, 2013 at 9:53 am -  Reply

    Morning Una,
    Lovely to hear from you again. Your day sounded pretty much perfect to me!! Good to hear you enjoyed the Kelly Hoppen TSV! The blush is a lovely choice

  15. Craig Rowe November 14, 2013 at 9:55 am -  Reply

    Hi again Una!
    Sorry I pressed post a bit too quick! Lol
    I was going to say I think your friends are going to be very impressed when they see all your lovely bedding!
    Hope you have a great weekend and look out for my new blog coming up ๐Ÿ™‚
    Craig x

  16. Marie Ellis November 18, 2013 at 9:37 am -  Reply

    Dear Craig,
    You are brilliant and your blogs so entertaining. Please will you let us fans have a photo of the beautiful Rosas wedding, she is just an amazing warm person and we are all fans of hers too.
    Best wishes

  17. Una November 19, 2013 at 9:41 am -  Reply

    Morning Craig
    My beautiful Kelly Hoppen bedspread arrived yesterday. I absolutely ADORE it. The colour is so perfect in the room, I can’t believe it. I was given a Peony flowers orchid a couple of years ago, and some of the little buds are the EXACT shade. One happy bunny here lol.
    Not so patiently awaiting my Elemis TSVs to arrive. So looking forward to using the rose and Jasmine bath milk.
    Very sad to hear that lovely Charlotte from Charlie Bears is so poorly. She’s such a teeny fragile wee thing anyway. Get well soon Charlie. Will did a great TSV launch on his own. That cannot have been easy for him to do. Well done Will.
    Love the photo with your gorgeous little niece, she’s a little beauty.
    Love Una xx

  18. Craig Rowe November 20, 2013 at 12:09 pm -  Reply

    Hi Marie,
    Thanks so much for your message and glad you enjoy the blogs ๐Ÿ™‚
    If you don’t mind it is probably best to request a pic directly from Rosa via Twitter. Her twitter name is: @candlerosa.
    Have a lovely week.
    Craig x

  19. Craig Rowe December 6, 2013 at 2:54 pm -  Reply

    Hi Una,
    Thanks for your last message and sorry for the delay. So happy to hear you loved the Kelly Hoppen bedspread. Plus even better that it matches your Peony Orchid! Must look fab! Many thanks for your kind words for Charlie :-). Thanks so much, Ruby is adorable!
    Take care and hope you like my new blog that is now live. Craig x

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