Getting ready for Christmas!


Bare treeHello, hope your festive plans are running smoothly!

I've taken a break from putting up the tree to write this week’s blog. We have a faux tree now but it takes a bit of setting up as each branch has to be individually attached. I'm recalling longingly the One Time Only I presented a week or so back with Beverly Cressman. It was a faux tree which looked amazing and was really quick and easy to set up… it even came preinstalled with lights. How easy! Not surprisingly, it sold out 🙁

Thanks again to everyone who sent in their pet pictures for last week’s blog. We'll do it again in 2014. It was such fun to meet your special companions.

Misty & Bramble staringI couldn't resist showing you this picture of Misty and Bramble staring out into the garden. It's quite thought provoking. I'd love to know what's running through their little minds? I think they're on the look out for our neighbour’s cat!

Christmas preparations are going well in the Brook household. We've even started to wrap presents. Most unlike us. We often leave it until Christmas Eve. I must confess, in some respects, I'm a little too ahead of myself this year. I'll explain. Management kindly left each of us a chocolate advent calendar… Well, let's just say, according to my calendar it's Christmas in a few days now. I couldn't resist!

Some fabulous shows coming up. I'm launching the Prestigio Tablet Today's Special Value this Saturday 7th December at midnight. It's fabulous. Then on Monday 9th at 4pm we're back together again! Not too sure how this was allowed. Dale and I are presenting a three hour Diamond Spectacular. We promise to be on our best behaviour… honest!

Guess the pictureI thought I'd round off this week’s blog with the return of our 'just for fun' guess the picture. A little clue. Just say what you see and you'll get it!

Take care,

In the meantime… back to the tree.

Charlie x

P.S. would be fun to have you on twitter. I'm @mecharliebrook


  1. Jean December 5, 2013 at 2:12 pm -  Reply

    Hi Charlie,
    I believe Jackie has eaten her Chocolate in the Advent Calendar already, well you do not want it to go stale do you.
    Good luck with the tree, that is one thing I have not thought of yet, I must sort one out otherwise Guiness one of our Cat’s will be disappointed that there are no baubbles to play with, he is a little mink, you come down in the morning and they are all over the lounge floor. I can’t believe it is only a couple of weeks away.
    I guess that is what your two are looking out of the window for, the cat. Or maybe they think the lawn could do with some more holes. Life and home would be boring without a dog or dog’s in my case or even a cat.
    I usually end up wrapping my presents on Christmas Eve, each year I tell myself I will do it early. I am going to use those nice bags that QVC do, just pop in the present and tie the bow, brilliant.
    Looking forward to your show with Dale, it is bound to be good again with you both doing it.
    Anyway good luck with the tree I am sure Misty and Bramble will give you a hand.
    Love Jean X

  2. Debby Slauenwhite December 6, 2013 at 11:16 am -  Reply

    Morning Charlie and whoff’s to the girls.
    Bella is doing really well now [ all thanks to her new vet Kay]. We gave her some Thorntons as a big ” Thank you”—– can’t go wrong with those. “Oh yes” Bella will not only get a home made card but a present too. Not too sure what though as I got let down with her present [30 inch Elliot and buttons, not only that they let me down with the replacement too ]so I’m scouring all over the place for some thing else. Any Idea’s ???. Glad Bramble is on the mend, it would be so much easier if they could talk and let us know what’s wrong.
    I really enjoyed Tuesday’s Veronnese and brought my first piece [ some earrings.] Also looking forward to ” Charlie and Dale’s” Diamond special.
    Going to be putting up the Christmas tree today and some victorian type wreaths around the walls. The cards have been sent and MOST of the presents have been brought, so I’m nearly there.
    Take care.
    Love Debby and a big Whoof from Bella.x

  3. Geraldine Carron December 6, 2013 at 7:29 pm -  Reply

    Hi Charlie I can,t wait to watch You and Dale on Monday 9th December from 4pm to 7pm on the Diamond Spectacular you are both favourite presenters I hope you al have a nice Christmas and a happy new year from Geraldine in Wamdsworth

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