Christmas cheer is most definitely here!


Alison Keenan, Catherine and Claire Sutton Christmas party
Well, the festivities are in full swing here at Chez Huntley. The diary is full of activities and my Green Seasons Christmas food hampers arrived this morning!

Our QVC staff party took place a week or so ago and it was great fun. The theme of the do was 'Decadence' so everyone really glammed up. It was held at a bar in London and, as opposed to a traditional sit down meal, we had lovely trays of food handed around as we mingled and boogied the night away. A fabulous way of getting everyone from across the different departments at QVC together. I hope you enjoy these piccies!

Alison KeenanI'm madly dashing about wrapping up pressies so this won't be a long blog but I'd like to leave you with a video of my daughter, Chrissie, singing 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas'.

There's no backing track. She created this arrangement of vocals and all of them are her. She recorded herself singing them all then put it all together. I hope it puts you in the festive mood. I can't stop singing it now!


Keep well, keep warm and keep watching! See you soon!

Lots of of love,

Catherine x


  1. Chris Page December 14, 2012 at 5:24 pm -  Reply

    Awwww – Chrissie’s FAB! You must be so proud of her, Cath. I know you’ve done a bit of singing in the past. Are there any examples on Youtube? I can imagine you two duetting on something. And you looked ultra-glam at the Chrimbo Bash. I remember seeing a vid of Ali dancing at the party a couple of years ago. It’s good to see her smiling again and looking so healthy, considering what she’s been through.
    Happy Christmas to the Huntleys!
    Chris xx

  2. Sam Ryan December 16, 2012 at 3:27 pm -  Reply

    Hi Catherine,
    Oh my gosh your daughter’s voice is simply amazing.
    So talented just like her Mum.
    Your Christmas party looked like loads of fun.
    I really hope that you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and my very best wishes to you all for a fabulous New Year !
    Love Sam (Dublin)xxx

  3. Janet December 17, 2012 at 4:27 pm -  Reply

    Wow, that’s lovely – well done Chrissie, a beautiful voice.

  4. Judi December 28, 2012 at 9:04 pm -  Reply

    Hi Catherine … I’m loving your new hair colour, it really suits you, as does the style. Your daughter has a lovely voice. Happy New Year to you and your family.

  5. LESLEY January 5, 2013 at 4:13 pm -  Reply

    Happy New Year!!
    I have just got to ask, I was watching your Tiara B programme today and I absolutely loved the green patterned dress you had on; where did you get it from, is it available on QVC to buy???
    You looked lovely, keep up the good work.
    Lesley x

  6. Lisa Allan January 8, 2013 at 5:33 pm -  Reply

    Hi Catherine happy new year to you and your family wow your daughters voice is as they say on got to dance on point very talented family I saw you on the outlet show doing the math I’ve always been not that good with numbers to but lately getting better to I think once I hit forty it was like a light went on so maybe when we get to fifty will be doing it in our heads no sweat your makeup always looks lovely is there any tricks us girls could know about me and my daughter love watching your shows lisa and Megan x

  7. jenny stanford January 9, 2013 at 12:48 pm -  Reply

    dear Catherine thank you so much for taking the trouble to explain so well the new bare minerals ready foundation on yesterday afternoons show i really appreciated it as it seemed a bit confusing i have used the original for years with good results and had bought one of the ready foundations elsewhere a month or so ago and i did get a fairlylight which is what i usually use but it is a bit different in the ready formulation so i was eager to see the presentation to find out the proper way to apply it and what colour to use, i did telephone to ask if either you or Lee or S J could clarify it and you all did it so well i can now get on and get the proper colour and brush. thanks again to you all. Jenny Stanford.

  8. Debbie G January 10, 2013 at 10:59 pm -  Reply

    Hi Catherine and Chrissie
    Just sitting in our office and Paul and I are listening to Chrissie sing. Wow what a beautiful sound. I had no idea how talented she is. I am sure we will be hearing a lot more from her.
    Debbie G xx

  9. graham January 11, 2013 at 9:06 am -  Reply

    Hi Catherine,
    Happy new year etc..just to let you know you looked stunning in the christmas party pics (as always) and when i caught you on tv the other day in floral/paisley? dress you looked radiant
    love graham x

  10. Deirdre Hickeyh January 14, 2013 at 2:01 pm -  Reply

    Watched you yesterday 13/1/2013 and LOVE LOVE LOVE the new colour of your hair. Could you tell me what colour it is as I fancy a change. Also you had your hair tied back and the bun at the back was this a hair piece or all your own hair?
    Look forward to hearing back from you.
    Deirdre J

  11. Deirdre Hickey January 15, 2013 at 3:39 pm -  Reply

    Hi watched you on Sunday and LOVED LOVED the hair colour. Would you please let me know what colour it is. Also you had it tied back in a ponytail type hairstyle. Were you using a hair piece as the ponytail looked lovely n full.
    Look forward to hearing back from you.
    cheers, Deirdre

  12. Catherine Huntley February 6, 2013 at 8:24 am -  Reply

    Hi Chris,
    My goodness me, I’m on twitter so much these days that I forget to keep checking to see if anyone has commented on my blog! I’m sorry this is so late but thank you for your kind comments.
    I wouldn’t subject you to my singing…not a patch on Chrissies! My son sings, too…his voice has been likened to that of Jeff Buckley but with a lot more quirk. Don’t know where they get their musical talent from as it really isn’t me!
    I hope all is well with you and thanks again for reading and commenting.
    Catherine x

  13. Catherine Huntley February 6, 2013 at 8:26 am -  Reply

    Hi Sam,
    Thanks so much for your lovely message…I’ve been a bit slack at checking back on here for replies to my blog so apologies for the delay.
    I hope you & yours had a wonderful Christmas & happy new year. Ours was nice and cozy. Not too hectic but just right, really.
    See you soon on the telly box!
    Catherine x

  14. Catherine Huntley February 6, 2013 at 8:27 am -  Reply

    Dear Janet,
    Thanks for commenting and I hope all is lovely with you in 2013!
    Love Catherine x

  15. Catherine Huntley February 6, 2013 at 8:31 am -  Reply

    Hi Judi!
    I’ve never seen your name spelt like that. I really like it that way. Thanks for your lovely message. I’m enjoying being ginger 🙂
    I hope 2013 has got off to a lovely start for you and yours. I still can’t quite believe we’re in February already! I hear there’s more snow on the way too. I’m hoping we get a summer this year. Fingers crossed…and toes, legs, eyes etc.
    Keep well,
    Love Catherine x

  16. Catherine Huntley February 6, 2013 at 8:36 am -  Reply

    Hi Lesley!
    Happy belated new year to you! Thank you for the compliment on my dress. It’s a Tiana B but I’m afraid it seems we don’t have it in stock. I got mine a few years ago so maybe they don’t make it anymore. Mind you, as I was searching through the website for you I saw lots of great new dresses and some Tiana B in the clearance so may be worth a peek in case something similar catches your eye.
    I hope all is fabulous with you & yours!
    Much love,
    Catherine x

  17. Catherine Huntley February 6, 2013 at 8:42 am -  Reply

    Hi Lisa,
    Thank you for your kind message. Isn’t the maths thing strange! Who would have thought it could improve with age, ha ha!
    With regard to make up tips I’d say always use a primer before foundation and allow time for it to set. I put mine on then go get the kettle on. By the time I’ve started my coffee I’m ready for foundation. I always conceal before foundation, especially around the eyes. My two cant be without finishing touches are mascara and lip gloss. I try to go matte with the lips but I just adore the feel of gloss. Hope those tips help and thanks again for the compliments.
    Keep well & happy!
    Love Catherine x

  18. Catherine Huntley February 6, 2013 at 8:44 am -  Reply

    Hi Jenny,
    Sorry it’s taken so long to reply! I’m really glad you were happy with the explanations of Bare Minerals Ready. I love it. I have many firm favourites from different ranges but the ready is lovely and velvety.
    I hope your shade worked just as well for you. It makes your skin feel super soft too. Fab stuff!
    Love Catherine x

  19. Catherine Huntley February 6, 2013 at 8:47 am -  Reply

    How embarrassing that you can now see how dreadfully slow I am to reply to comments on my blog! I blame twitter..
    Thanks to you & Paul for your lovely comments about Chrissie. She just loves to sing so check out the other bits and bobs on her youtube account if you likey.
    See you soon, dressing room neighbour!
    Love Catherine & Chrissie xxxx

  20. Catherine Huntley February 6, 2013 at 8:48 am -  Reply

    Hi Graham,
    I’m so sorry it’s taken this long to reply but thank you so much for commenting so kindly on here. I hope everything is as well as can be with you.
    Love Catherine x

  21. Catherine Huntley February 6, 2013 at 8:53 am -  Reply

    Hi Deidre,
    Many apologies for the late reply! Thanks for your compliments. The colour I ask for is ginger with a few blonde highlights on top. It does fade quite quickly but the highlights mean there’s still a bit of contrast so it doesn’t look flat.
    The long ponytail is a Ken Paves hair piece. We have them on the website. I also sometimes wear my Ken Paves style a do piece which works so well when I’m having a bad hair day!
    Good luck at the hairdressers if you decide to go for a change! Keep well & happy.
    Love Catherine x

  22. julie rid June 12, 2013 at 12:17 pm -  Reply

    hi catherine ,i love that necklace you wear in your latest advert, i understand it maybe cloqau,will it appear on qvc in the future please

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