A visit from Dad and your chance to win


Dad with puppyHello!

I'm a little later in the day than planned writing this blog. I've just spent the last hour and a half trying to find my iPad! I say my iPad, it's actually QVC's iPad and I was really beginning to panic! I'd convinced myself I'd left it on the roof of my car and either driven off or had it stolen!

I was just on the verge of phoning work, to confess, when I found it. Perched on my son's desk in his bedroom. Phew! He hadn't borrowed it, I'd left it there earlier in the day. It reminded me of an incident several years ago when I left my mobile phone on the roof of a taxi after a days filming on an industrial estate. I went back to the location hours later to find it in pieces on the tarmac. Thankfully the SIM card was intact.

It's been a fun filled week at both QVC and home with Dad having spent a few days with us. Catching up with Will and Charlie and the Charlie Bears Today's Special Value was really great. They've become firm friends over the years – it's amazing to think they've just celebrated 7 years with us.

I think Dad may be a little relieved to be back home now on the Isle of Wight. Our two cairns, Misty and Bramble, adore him and Misty found the perfect place to rest her sleepy head! Dad adores the puppies (who, by the way, are about to celebrate their 1st birthday) but his affection wavered a little the following day!

Misty and Dad's bookDad's an avid reader and is rarely seen without a book in his hand. Well, in hindsight, the book should never have left his hand. Misty made light work of Dad's thriller….. He saw the funny side….. eventually. After all, Dad was once the owner of the most mischievous dog in the world – Molly our darling English Setter. We could write a book on all the tricks and naughtiness she got up to… including the time she stole, ate and relished all the bait from an anglers bucket!


I've a few days off now and am busy sorting the garden, walking the dogs and catching up on some TV (I'm loving Storage Hunters… have you ever caught an episode?)

Destination Gems prizeI'm back at QVC with Destination Gems on Tuesday evening at 8pm. Remember it's not too late to enter our competition to win this loose Rose de France Amethyst. Just tweet me a picture of you wearing a piece of QVC jewellery. My Twitter address is @mecharliebrook. You can enter by post as well, click here to find out more.

Also, join me if you can by staying up late Wednesday 25th at midnight, when I launch our practical presenters Today's Special Value!

Ok, time to put the iPad away safely, pop the dogs to bed and catch some sleep!

Take care and see you soon.


Charlie x


  1. Jean Pugh September 19, 2013 at 8:56 pm -  Reply

    Hi Charlie,
    I am glad you found your I Pad, you really begin to panic when you cannot find something like that, and as it is QVC`s it would make you panic even more.
    Your Dad’s shoulder definately came in handy, and oh what happened to the book, I guess
    Misty got bored reading it.
    My two Labrador puppies Hinton and Diesel will be a year old in October, will have to have a party with the other dogs.
    Anyway Charlie enjoy your days off, I am sure Misty and Bramble will help you out in the garden. Keep your eye on the I Pad.
    Speak soon.

  2. Debby Slauenwhite September 20, 2013 at 5:17 am -  Reply

    Hi Charlie.
    Well here I am sending you a message from a VERY sunny and HOT [33 d] Queensland. I did send you a tweet at mid night [ Charlie Bears] But I think it got lost in the ether…. You know what I’m like with twitter [ ha ha]. We all enjoyed watching Charlie Bears from over here,and would you believe it I’ve managed to buy a new Bella from a store.
    Seems strange not sitting down and watching destination gems.
    Loved the photo’s of the puppies, enjoy it as they grow up way too fast.
    Take care and best to the family.
    Love Debby and if Bella was here a BIG whoof from her too.

  3. Jean September 25, 2013 at 3:43 pm -  Reply

    Hi again Charlie,
    I saw you on the Kitchen Show on Tuesday evening, I really do not know why you do that show as you can see you do not enjoy it. Having to taste all that lovely food must be so boring.
    Love the recipe for the Cup Cakes going to make them at the weekend, sorry will not be any left for you to try. I will of course be using my fantastic Kitchen Aid Mixer, love it.
    Regards Jean.

  4. Charlie brook October 1, 2013 at 8:50 pm -  Reply

    Hello Jean…. It’s the worst show in the world…. Ha ha, you know I love my food and presenting kitchen hours!
    Surely you can save me a cake!
    Take care

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