A dog blog plus a fab Elemis offer!



Broody is a term we associate with wanting or being ready to have babies but it actually comes from the animal kingdom and refers to the behaviour of sitting on eggs to incubate them and nurture them. Anyway if that is the term for wanting to nurture eggs and babies, it would appear I am broody for another dog! I’m not sure what the term for this is but every time I see a puppy it makes me really want another.

I love Teddy to pieces and he’s utterly spoilt, I just think that it would be great for him to have a permanent playmate. He’s got his friends in the park and he goes to the dog sitter to play with his Labrador friends Toby and Scout but when he’s at home it would be lovely if he had a best friend to grow up with. I also blame one of the senior producers at work for this recent puppy envy because she has just got a 10-week old Boston Terrier and called him Stanley. I recently met Stan and he is beautiful – a cheeky little chappie who has a cracking little personality developing. He has a tiny weeny tail and wiggles when he walks, he has bags of energy but then just collapses shattered.

Stanley and me


He climbed on top of me and cuddled up in my arms and fell asleep. He has a little nipping habit at the moment, like all puppies do, where they chew everything and destroy things round the house. It reminds me of the many hours you have to dedicate to positively rewarding their good behaviour and ignoring the bad in order to mould good habits.

Teddy after groomingUnfortunately Teddy couldn’t meet Stanley because the little fella hasn’t had all of his jabs yet but they will be meeting soon. It’s so lovely to see that a dog is clearly loved and is in a safe and happy home, just where they should be. It’s dreadful to see programmes on TV or adverts about mistreated animals and the terrible circumstances they are subjected to.

At the opposite end of the spectrum Teddy is pampered and went to the groomers this week, something he doesn’t like. He hates being brushed so going to the groomers is a big deal for him but he always looks so handsome when he gets back, take a look. So I have to decide – do I get another dog or not?


Give yourself a lift!

Just had to let you know about the upcoming Elemis TSV this Sunday, it’s the Pro-Intense five-piece Skin Lift Collection and it’s incredible. If you want to give yourself a facial ‘lift’ this winter this new collection launches Saturday 31st January at midnight. Naturally you can expect the best from the UK’s leading luxury spa brand because they deliver results every time!

The total value of the collection is nearly £200 but as always QVC have managed astonishing value for one day only while stocks last, and as we know that isn’t usually long. The Pro-Intense range is the next step on from the Pro-Collagen line and contains the latest ‘lift and firming’ technology for skin that has lost its elasticity and bounce.

Elemis 5 Piece Pro-Intense Lift Effect Collection


Naturally Keeley will be with us on Sunday to give you all the ins and outs and the best way to get the most from this collection. For those that demand the immediate lift effect upon application, this is the collection for you. It includes the new Pro-Intense Lift Effect Day Cream and the Night Cream (£110 usually for the two) as well as a treatment for the lips and eyes, and a cleanser, so it’s a total facial regime.

After showcasing this collection at the Beauty Bash last week feedback from customers was excellent and it’s much anticipated. Can’t wait for Sunday hope you can join us, as always only while stocks last at the one day only Today’s Special Value price. Good luck and see you there!




  1. Emily Curtis January 27, 2015 at 12:25 pm -  Reply

    Your dog is gorgeous I know how hard it is to stop at one I’m also pleased to see you back on our screens it was good to see you trying all those Dennis basso coats and hats I think you should go for some of the very big Russian style hats as they really suit you xxx

  2. Melissa Lane January 27, 2015 at 2:04 pm -  Reply

    Hi Chloe, do it!!!

    Love Melissa xxx

  3. twinkle January 27, 2015 at 3:05 pm -  Reply

    Hi lovely

    Aww how lovely for u tomeet Stan he is so gorgeous 🙂 im sure him and your Teddy will be great friends

    Ahh your boy looks so gorgeous after his grooming bless him. It hard when its something he doesn’t like though.

    I have 3 dogs a handful but lovely 🙂 u just need to weigh up the positive and negatives of bringing in a new dog to your home im sure you will pick tje right decision for u and Teddy. Keep us posted xx

    I hate seeing the animal cruelty things. Really upsets me. Poor babies

    lots of love


  4. Rach January 27, 2015 at 3:15 pm -  Reply

    Great photos, how cute is Stanley!! now I have dog envy (keep kids lol) and not forgetting teddy who is adorable. I have 2 Westies named bodie n Doyle had to!! Born in 70’s lol. Would love a new addition but my spoilt boys would be jealous as fighting for attention even if it means being naughty lol. Keep us informed if teddy gets a playmate.

  5. Pauline McLearnon January 27, 2015 at 6:27 pm -  Reply

    Ohhh, I want a dog!!!!! I travel to and from London working full time and family in N.I so I have no time for a dog. I love black and tan so I would go for a minature Pincher if I could. But, I love looking at everyone else’s doggie pics. My mum has a teacup yorkshire terrier she is gorgeous and smart to. During Cornation Street she will come from behind mum’s pillow (where she has her nap) and goes to the bottom of the bed to watch the meerkats. She loves them, she is funny 🙂

  6. katie boland January 28, 2015 at 2:31 pm -  Reply

    Hi Chloe
    I think Stan looks a great chap with bags of personality. I think you make a great dog mother and I’m sure Teddy would love him as a pal. Dogs have so much love to give. I look after two Jack Russells called Pixie and Purdy. I love them to bits so understand your broodiness!! Best wishes to you and your extending family!!
    Love Katie

  7. Valerie Wilding January 29, 2015 at 11:10 am -  Reply

    Chloe you must get another dog. We always had two when working and they are so much company for each other. I would have two now but I am getting too old and my border collie Saphy is as much as I can handle since I lost my husband

  8. Jill DowdingWalker January 30, 2015 at 11:52 pm -  Reply

    You know what they say, 2 dogs equals 3 times more mess!!!

  9. Kathryn Tranter February 6, 2015 at 3:29 pm -  Reply

    Hi Chloe,
    I would say yes go for it .. there are so many rescue dogs out there needing a forever home, we have just adopted a Border Collie called Lulu, she’s about 3 yrs old and and a little gem. ! Good luck let us know what you choose. x

  10. Chloe February 9, 2015 at 7:13 pm -  Reply

    Thanks for the comments and support. I’m still pondering the dog situation, not quite sure the time is right just yet. Hope you all enjoyed the Elemis TSV, fab offer and I’m loving Pro-Intense!

    Chat soon xx

  11. shirley March 5, 2015 at 11:53 pm -  Reply

    Hi Cloe, I have two Westies.
    One we purchased from a breeder the other from many tears animal rescue centre.
    Please look on the website and you will not. Be disappointed. Louis is now four cabbie is thirteen and she loved him from day one.
    Two are. Company for each other. Lots of luck.

  12. shirley March 5, 2015 at 11:56 pm -  Reply

    P.S. sorry Cleo my little website is named abbie not cabbie I’m hopeless on a computer. Kind Regards.
    Let. Me know if you decide to. Get. Another dog.

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