Beer gifts, star-studded party & remembering Conkers


Apparently it’s been 11 years since beer’s appeared on QVC, so this year it’s on the bill and I’m wondering if that has anything to do with me (!). There’s an interesting-looking home-brewing kit on sale online right now – but in all honesty I’ve not tried it yet.

What is fabulous is you have the extended 30-day Money Back Guarantee, so if you buy if for your other half, you’ve got until January 25th to try it out – it’s only 4.2% strength. It’s already sold so well that the Bitter is on Waitlist, but the Golden Ale (‘Cheese Makers’) and the Dark Ale (‘Dark Adder’) are still available. Hubby tells me they appeared on Dragon’s Den a while back but my memory’s not that good. Anyhoo, take a look at the video with Catherine online and why not have a go!

A little birdie also tells me that pals of mine from ‘Best of British Beer’ (who are online retailers of beer, based in Stoke) might be turning up on QVC to sell a gift pack or two. I showcased one of their beer boxes on ITV’s This Morning last year – before I landed at QVC – so I heartily endorse their support of British brewers who work very hard to produce fantastic tasting beers. Keep an eye out during the Food and Gift shows coming up on QVC, and on my tweets @TVMarv to find out when they’ll be on.

Also recently, the bosses from Aldi Stores invited me to the launch of the new Christmas drinks they have on offer in their stores – they’ve got something for everyone. Lots of amazing beers, fizz and spirits collections.


I recently was a judge at a prestigious awards ceremony which highlight the TV industry’s commitment to diversity – i.e. rewarding TV shows which improve the representation people across the board, be they ethnic minorities, disabled, lesbian or gay people, blind, partially-sighted or deaf, and so on. It was the first time I’d been and it turned out to be a star-studded affair. Comedy actor Warwick Davis hosted the event, and plenty of big names handed out awards, including Alan Carr, Alesha Dixon, Jonathan Ross, Jimmy Akingbola (a pal of mine – he used to play Malick in Holby City), Sarah-Jane Crawford (presenter of The Xtra Factor on ITV2), Jimmy Mistry from Coronation Street and Gok Wan – to name a few. My lovely friend Ria and I danced our little tootsies off at the after party, which was held at the ITV Studios in Central London. Super night out and all the winners were very deserving – check out the winner list!

CDN Awards 2014

Last week it was a year since we had to put our darling cat, Conkers, down. Austen and I miss him so. All through the year we’ve recalled little memories about it and 2015 might just be the year we consider inviting a new cute little meowing ball of fluff into our world… watch this space.

Conkers the cat

Look out for me this Saturday night on the big Saturday Night Show with Miceal Murphy. Will Gowing will be dancing at his very own wedding reception so I’ll be standing in for him. You know how much I love Twitter and Facebook, so I’ll be acting as a ‘Social Media Princess’ on Saturday 22nd November.

Here’s where else you can see me this week:

Fri 21st November

11am – Marla Wynne Fashions (2nd anniversary!)

2pm – Skechers

Saturday 22nd November

6pm – Kipling Accessories

7pm  –  Flameless Candles

8pm – Saturday Night Show with Miceal Murphy

Sat 29th November

3pm – EMU Australia

5pm – The Sak handbags

Sunday 30th November

12pm – Cozee Home bedding

2pm  –  Artscapes Fashion

Monday 1st December

12noon – HiTech Toys & Electronics

1pm – Charlie Bears

Don’t forget that when I’m not on-air at QVC, you can find me on Twitter (@TVMarv) or on my Facebook ( page.

I always love to hear from you about the brands you like on QVC, what you’ve bought from us or anything you want to tell me – so come over and say HELLO anytime!!


  1. Beth November 18, 2014 at 9:07 pm -  Reply

    Hi Marv,
    You have been very busy! Glad you’ve been having a good time at all your events. I find Warwick Davis really refreshing and I always enjoy seeing him on t.v. whether on shows or being interviewed. He’s got a great sense of humour so I’m sure he enhanced the evening 🙂
    The photos of Conkers highlight what a gorgeous cat he was – I can completely understand how much you two must miss him. If you do get a kitten, I know it’ll be just as happy and as loved as Conkers was by both of you. XXX
    Take care and have a great week,
    Beth xxx.
    PS Yes, it was fab having my nieces to stay – they were only here 24 hours but it was brilliant 🙂

  2. Pat Frankis November 29, 2014 at 5:25 am -  Reply

    Marverine ,I am so sorry to hear about your little furry friend,he looks so lovely. I am retired( I am 75 actually)And to keep me out of trouble I photograph and draw animal portraits, in coloured pencils. I have taught myself since I retired. I always have QVC on for company while drawing, my favourite shows are all the Xmas ones,(Bethlehem lights). Peony flowers , northern nights ,CHARLIE BEARS , All the fashion Antthony designs Etc I love to see you on the tele you keep me company xx

  3. Marverine Cole December 24, 2014 at 11:26 pm -  Reply

    Hey Ladies, thanks for your lovely contact and comments. Wishing you the most wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year. Hope it’s peaceful, relaxing and fun xxxx

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