Doggie dates and homemade shortbread



I’m not too sure about April showers but it’s pouring down with rain as I write my blog this week.

Another week has raced by at QVC and I’ve had more really enjoyable shows. Bella Vita, Bibi Bijoux and a brilliant ‘Greased Lightning‘ Today’s Special Value which we loved with Showroom Shine.

507327 Greased Lightnin

It’s been the usual chaos and fun at home too; although a little (in fact a lot of) frustration was encountered after work one night. I arrived home just before 2am, after a late shift, and was greeted with the wonderful smell of home baking. Cakes and biscuits had been made earlier that evening – the search was on! However, my family know me too well and they’d been hidden really, really well. I searched and searched with no success :- (

I gave in and went to bed. Despite the disappointment I was woken the very next morning at 8.30am with my favourite green tea and a mouth-watering piece of homemade short bread. It was out of this world. The rest is still hidden though!

Homemade shortbread and tea

Dale and I finally managed to meet up, after months of trying to, with our dogs. They got along beautifully. They chased and played and then chased some more. If you’ve visited Dale’s blog you’ll have seen how much of an accomplished photographer he’s become; like me, he loves wildlife, and he has a real knack for capturing some wonderful shots. He came prepared with his camera and took some lovely pictures of my Cairns. This is one of my favourites!

Charlie Brook racing cairns

We were hoping to get ourselves a well-earned bacon roll but Dale had an appointment to get to so it’s planned for next time. Having written the words ‘bacon roll’ I’m now in need of one! The trouble is – we’re out of both bacon and rolls right now. :- (

Speaking of all things tasty and delicious… I highly, highly recommend Joe and Seph’s popcorn. This is one of my favourite selections. You can even see a video presentation with Alison Keenan. It’s like no other popcorn I’ve tried before. Divine!

804189 - Joe & Seph's popcorn

I’m looking forward to being back on air this coming Monday 14th March with Flora Mare Maritime Skincare at 4pm. We have an amazing TSV from them – I hope you can join us.

211766 Flora Mare on QVC UK

Then straight after, at 5pm, I’m presenting the beautiful Epiphany Platinum Clad Diamonique.

Take care and see you soon.

Time for another piece of shortbread perhaps? Of course!

Charlie x
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  1. Jean Pugh March 10, 2016 at 8:25 pm -  Reply

    Hi Charlie,
    Oh dear what a disappointment not being able to find the biscuits and cakes. Shortbread is my favourite, the Churchills shortbread on QVC is delicious. I must make some, it is nice covered in melted chocolate.

    Glad you got to meet up with Dale, I expect the dog’s loved it.

    Hope you got your other piece of shortbread and a delicious bacon sandwich.

    Love Jean.

  2. Charlie Brook April 11, 2016 at 3:20 pm -  Reply

    Hello Jean…

    I truly adore home made short bread. Dale and I will surely meet up again soon… In the next ten years I’m certain!

    All the best


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