Bonfire nights, cleaning and Elemis news!


Hello, hope you are well and enjoyed Halloween and Bonfire Night festivities if you celebrate them?

The nights have definitely drawn in and the temperature has dropped and even though I am a summer boy through and through, even I am ready to embrace the change of season.

One thing that makes this easier is Cozee Home; QVC’s own range of cosy bedding, throws and heated products. Next Monday I will be launching the Today’s Special Value; it’s a set of two fluffy reversible throws in a variety of colour palettes of warms, neutrals and contemporary grey, beautifully presented too… they’d make fantastic presents! I have really enjoyed snuggling under them watching TV and also using them for a quick nap when I am doing night shifts at QVC.

You can also see that cats like them too, as well as my fantastic BundleBerry Amanda Holden cushion!

On Saturday this week we have a brilliant Shark offer from this American cleaning brand, fast-becoming one of the best-selling vacuums in the UK. I really like the Today’s Special Value; it has a beautiful modern design and can be ‘parked’ anywhere with its Flexi head, this also means it’s great for cleaning really tricky places. As you can see in the photo you get lots of great attachments (all of which you can store in the Shark branded tote bag) to tackle everything from floors, cobwebs on the ceiling, delicate items like keyboards and ornaments or even more stubborn ground in dirt on things like doormats. I have tried the Shark on carpet, hard floor and vinyl and it works brilliantly on all these surfaces. There is also a five year guarantee which is rather reassuring.

And then… DRUMROLL!

On Sunday it’s the on-air launch of the big Christmas Elemis Today’s Special Value. This year is probably my favourite yet. There are two aromatic options you can choose from: the much-loved Frangipani or a brand-new Warm Tonka & Vanilla, with a gorgeous body wash, body cream and hand cream. And there is also a a full face routine included with the micellar cleansing water and (for the first time) both a day cream and a night cream in the Pro-Collagen and Oxygenating formulations.

There’s also for the first time a choice in the corresponding men’s collection. In both collections there is the Deep Cleanse Facial Wash, men’s moisturiser and a brand-new Black Soap Body Wash, then as the fourth product you can either choose the Ice-Cool Foaming Shave Gel or the option I have been trying which is the brand-new Smooth Result Shave & Beard Oil. As you would expect from this collection, the price is brilliant and there are Easy Payment options as well!

Finally in the spirit of being cosy, you can see a photo of me here making circles with a sparkler at a firework party I went to at the weekend. It was such great fun getting together with friends, watching fireworks and tucking into a big bowl of chilli, all made in my friend’s Le Creuset.

So have a great week and look forward to sharing all these wonderful Today’s Special Values with you. Remember they are all available in Easy Payments so will make wonderful ideas for yourself or as gifts.

Lots of love and big hugs as always

Craig xx


  1. Kathy November 6, 2018 at 3:27 pm -  Reply

    Hi Craig, the throws look absolutley beautiful and cosy, just waiting to see how much they are so i can tick off 3 presents, then only 1 more to get. ! Your cat is definately enjoying Cosy Home too.
    Enjoy your week.

    Love Kathy 🙂

    • Craig Rowe November 8, 2018 at 10:54 am -  Reply

      Hi Kathy,

      Thanks for your message, and yes the throws are really lovely and extremely soft and cosy. Perfect for the cold winter nights ahead!

      Hope you have a lovely week too 🙂

      Craig x

  2. Leah November 6, 2018 at 3:44 pm -  Reply

    Hi Craig,

    That Elemis TSV looks a fantastic buy. I’ve never tried the brand before but I may just have to get one of these and give it a go. I’m approaching 40 and starting to see a real change in my skin unfortunately! I didn’t realize that many Elemis products are vegan-friendly or I would have looked into them sooner.

    Those throws make excellent gifts for pets. Seeing your picture reminds me of the year I bought my cat a chaise longue for Christmas. It cost a bomb but was worth it as it stopped her from jumping on the bed and biting my feet at night!!!

    Take care,

    Leah x

  3. Craig Rowe November 8, 2018 at 11:01 am -  Reply

    Hey Leah,

    Lovely to hear from you. I would definitely recommend Elemis, its a fantastic product. My sister is now 41 and she said the same as you. She has started to use some of the Elemis products and has real improvement in her skin. Another bonus is that a lot of them are Vegan-friendly too. If you try them out please do let me know how you get on (just comment on the most recent blog so I’ll definitely see it).

    What is your cats name? He/she sounds funny lol!

    Stay in Touch and have a good week.

    Craig x

  4. Sandra Morgan November 8, 2018 at 2:57 pm -  Reply

    Hi Craig
    Looking forward to the Cozee Home throws. I think my cats will love them too!
    Lovely to get a peek at your cat too!

    Sandra x

    • Craig Rowe December 1, 2018 at 2:29 pm -  Reply

      Hi Sandra,

      Thanks for your message and sorry for the delay in getting back to you, I’ve had a busy couple of weeks. Did you treat yourself to a Cozee Home Throw? They are so cosy! I love them.

      Craig x

  5. Susan Smurthwaite November 8, 2018 at 4:00 pm -  Reply

    What a lovely photo, and the cat I think knows exactly what he wants..lots of love, cuddles and snuggles with cozee home. My two cats have claimed the last throw that I purchased, so guess I will have to buy more; any excuse !!!!

    • Craig Rowe December 1, 2018 at 2:31 pm -  Reply

      Hi Susan,

      Many thanks for your message and sorry for the delay. Cats aren’t silly and know exactly what they want! lol. Yes, sadly it looks like you might have to get another throw for yourself! ha ha.

      Craig 🙂

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