Doughnuts, dogs and Radley early bird!


How funny is this! We posted that it was such a long day for them, that my telly hubby Lee Hohbein and tech guest James Murden needed a sugar hit mid afternoon, and got one with some doughnuts Lee had brought in. However it was on the day of a massive kitchen show so there were tons of cakes and biscuits around the back anyway. The team get to eat them all afterwards. It’s hard work isn’t it! Go here to see our full food range on QVC .

STOP PRESS! Radley early bird web link is below!


And here is the news! Last week, David Emanuel, royal designer and jewellery and clothes expert, and presenter of ‘Say Yes to The Dress’, was our special Clogau guest. Pictured here with myself and Graham from Clogau gold. David has a wealth of talent and has designed a few pieces for clock guy. Go here to see the full range. 

We had a lot of fun and reminiscing, as he and I worked together on a different channel over a decade ago. Now, would you be interested in a fashion range if he was to bring one? What sort of clothes should they be? Why don’t you leave a comment below and let me know? I do think he should be a regular guest with his own range on QVC, don’t you?

Lovely Caroline Sandry, bought us the Nutri Ninja last week, and here’s the link if you want to see what people are saying about it. It’s invaluable in my kitchen that’s for sure. I’m hoping to have a workshop with her at Retreats for You later this summer. Fingers crossed!

Funny Daisy – How funny is this? Last week the dogs went for a long walk and was so exhausted by bedtime that when I threw a towel onto the bed it landed on Daisie’s head, and she just looked up, look down, then fell asleep. She was like this for two hours! She loved it! How funny 🙂

Kids party – Two of my nieces had their birthday party last week, and it took me back, going into a school hall like this. My dad was a school caretaker, so it felt very familiar to be inside the school hall – sooooo many children and so loud!

Sayings – At the school where the children’s party I went to was being held last week, there were also lots of inspirational sayings on the school hall walls. The power of words, from an early age eh? Well done to those teachers!


Latest Newsletter – Over on my website this week, I talk about the autumn jazz night and I have a question – which songs should I sing? Go here to help me choose.
Also – my book of the week and another wonderful walk along the river Torridge, on my Facebook page Do ‘like’ the page and subscribe to the website newsletter to be the first to get the updates!

Facebook funny

So true! For this week anyway…


Charlie, Ali and cookies. What could go wrong… lol!

Another week where I didn’t make it to the cinema – I nearly did though! Wendy (my pal and neighbour in Sheepwash Devon) and I were thinking about escaping for the last showing of Going in Style – will have to catch it on Sky. Anyway, this week, being a big Bill Nighy fan, this one is a must. This film is all about the ministry of education film division in the war, Their Finest looks poignant and funny. Can’t wait to see it.

This week
First here’s today’s link direct to Tan Luxe’s ultimate glow collection, today special value offer, around £30, very timely.

Also here is the earlybird order link for tomorrow’s Radley London Battersea Borders shoulder bag. Then on Sunday it’s the Dyson AM09 hot and cool fan with timer.

Coming up! On Monday we’re bringing you the RAC 210 Full HD in Car Camera, Tuesday is all about cleaning with Ecoegg’s set – join me for the launch at midnight on Tuesday, Wednesday Ultrasun are back with a TSV – find out more in Will’s QCam. On Thursday we have a Copper Chef baking set then finally on Friday we have a Kim & Co short sleeve maxi dress.

Next week

The kitchen comes out! The last major revamp at my guest house in devon, retreats for you, and preparing for my birthday holiday in France! Plus – you’re never too old to learn something big about yourself – coming soon on my Back to You blogs on my website! Have fun!

Best wishes




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  1. Brenda Milne April 28, 2017 at 2:01 pm -  Reply

    Please can David Emanuel bring a range of fashion to QVC – I have quite a lot of his clothes from another company he designed for and they are fab and were very keenly priced. I’m sure that they would be very well received from all QVC viewers – his tops, dresses and jeans are fab.

  2. christine barnett April 28, 2017 at 9:58 pm -  Reply

    hello yes think what a great ideal to bring David Emanual fashion as he no longer in bon marche so fantastic ideal

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