A return to QVC!



Well it’s great to be back at QVC and especially fun to be back on air. Many thanks to everyone who has been in touch on the comments section and thank you for the kind welcoming words on Twitter too. They’re really appreciated.

I contemplated putting the image of my MRI scan in this week’s blog to show you what the problem was with my back/neck but I’ve since thought better of it! Anyway, I seem to be on the mend now and I’d like to express huge thanks to the surgeon and wonderful team who took amazing care of me during my stay in hospital. I didn’t have stitches – In fact I had staples which, I’m pleased to say, have now been removed! I’ll spare the details but the operation went well and I just need to be patient during recovery. I won’t be playing tennis just yet! Walking is definitely getting easier and I look forward to the day when I can take my Cairns on their long hikes once again.


Speaking of Cairns… Well, a certain bundle of mischief was in trouble the other week! My other half recently celebrated her birthday and was given a helping hand (paw) in unwrapping one of the gifts! Thankfully we got to the present in time before, no doubt, it would have disappeared for ever in the depths of our garden along with all the missing socks that have gone astray recently : )

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On the subject of missing. We obviously mislaid these WHSMITH vouchers for the last 28 years! Is this a record? We’ve just found them and you can see, by the date, they were given to us in 1987! I’m trying to think what we could have bought back then… Well, it was the day of vinyl so maybe a top ten single from the charts perhaps, or a copy or two of the Beano or Dandy! Out of curiosity we sent a tweet to WHSMITH and they replied saying that as they are ‘paper vouchers’ they were still valid. Brilliant, although we’ll hang onto them for a little while yet.

Looking at the schedule I’m thrilled to see I’m launching the Bethlehem Lights Colour Changing 50 LED Light Strand. It’s brilliant and I’ll be on air this Tuesday 10th November at 12 midnight with our wonderful Gill Gauntlet.

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Gill has been trying them out at home and they look simply fabulous. They’re so bright and so versatile too. Gill will be sure to tell us all about them. I do hope you can join us.

I’m on Twitter @mecharliebrook if you would like to get in touch. I’m @mecharliebrook or leave a comment below.

See you soon and take care : )

Charlie x


  1. Ann Davidson November 5, 2015 at 3:52 pm -  Reply

    Lovely to see you back Charlie. Good to hear you are getting better, please be careful not to over do things.

  2. Jean Pugh November 5, 2015 at 9:47 pm -  Reply

    Hi Charlie,
    Glad to hear you are recovering from your operation.

    Lucky you managed to get to the present before your little mischief, something about paper that they seem to like.

    Where have those missing vouchers been hiding for all those years?

    Yes those lights are really pretty arent they.

    Have the missing brownies been replaced. I am on waitlist for the chocolate orange ones, not tried them yet.

    Take care,

    Love Jean X

  3. Mary Rottier November 6, 2015 at 1:43 am -  Reply

    I am glad to see you back Charlie we have missed you have had a bad time
    But take it easy and you will be able to gone on those long walks with your dogs and be well enough to have a lovely drink at Christmas have a great time with your family and keep on getting better each day.

    • Marionflannigan May 10, 2016 at 6:35 pm -  Reply

      See that you are still eating as much at least you will not need anything when you get home

  4. Liz November 6, 2015 at 7:22 am -  Reply

    Hi Charlie, This is the first time I have left you a message but just had to say it is nice to see you back on QVC and that you are feeling a lot better!… I agree with you that Surgeons and their teams do an amazing job in put us all back together again!! then it’s all the Rehab that we have to go through to recover… it all takes time!…Remember Baby steps!!… stay positive and take care. Liz x

  5. Michelle November 6, 2015 at 6:19 pm -  Reply

    Hi Charlie, Really pleased to see you back on air again. I’ve missed your cheerful smile these last six weeks ! QVC hasn’t seemed the same without you. I hope that you continue to make good progress, and I wish you a very speedy recovery. Take care , Michelle xx

  6. Ann Jones November 7, 2015 at 7:51 pm -  Reply

    Welcome back you have been missed

  7. Christine Auchterlonie November 8, 2015 at 8:46 pm -  Reply

    Hi Charlie… Glad to see you back on air… The foodie shows and the jewellery presentations have not been the same without you… Take care and stay well….Chris x

  8. Charlie Brook December 1, 2015 at 1:15 pm -  Reply

    Hello Ann and thank you for your kind words!

    I won’t over do it!

    Best Wishes


  9. Charlie Brook December 1, 2015 at 1:16 pm -  Reply

    Hello Jean, thanks for your message.

    I haven’t tried the chocolate orange ones either. They sound divine!

    My Carins are obsessed with paper! It can be a nightmare when the post is delivered!

    All the best


  10. Charlie Brook December 1, 2015 at 1:18 pm -  Reply

    Hi Mary and thanks for your kind message.

    I’m walking more and more and hopefully will be playing tennis soon.

    Can’t wait for Christmas!

    Best wishes


  11. Charlie Brook December 1, 2015 at 1:19 pm -  Reply

    Hello Liz, lovely to hear from you and thank you for your first message!

    The surgeon and team were amazing! I’m well and truly on the mend!

    Best wishes


  12. Charlie Brook December 1, 2015 at 1:20 pm -  Reply

    Hi Michelle. Thanks for the lovely message and so sweet to say you missed me on air!

    I wonder if everyone agrees with you!!

    All the best


  13. Charlie Brook December 1, 2015 at 1:20 pm -  Reply

    Hello Ann and thanks for your message.

    I’ve missed being at QVC and it’s great to be back!

    All the best


  14. Charlie Brook December 1, 2015 at 1:21 pm -  Reply

    Hi Christine. Thanks for your message.

    I’ve really missed the jewellery and food shows but I’m making up for it now!

    All the best

    Charlie 🙂

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