Carol Rowe – a very special mum…


Craig and his mum

Hello! Hope you are well and enjoyed the Mothers & Daughters event at QVC this week? My blog is all about my (and your!) mum…..

I wrote a piece about my mum last year which so many people enjoyed, so here is another chance to read it. To add something new I have added some more recent photos and also included some comments from you about your mums.

Do feel free to post a comment and do give your mum a mention if you would like to as well.

To all mums past and present – Happy Mother's Day!!


Craig and his mum Craig and his mum 2







Craig and his mum 3


I love my mum.

I know everyone, if they are lucky enough to still have their mum, says this and for me it's every bit as true.

Carol Sylvia Jordan was born on 19th January 1951 in Mumbles, South Wales. Even though her family moved to Bristol when she was just 13 she is still a Welsh Girl at heart and she has the happy, positive, loving nature that I have found so many Welsh people to have. I love hearing about her childhood, the little house she grew up in near the coast and how and her two brothers would get up to all sorts of adventures.

As a girl she loved her dancing, school and her beloved cocker spaniel Sandy, then after moving to Bristol as a teenager she got really interested in fashion. Her first job was at In-Scene, the first mainstream fashion boutique in Bristol, that then became Chelsea Girl and is now TopShop! As well as summers travelling and working in different jobs that would take her to places like Newquay, she also worked in hotels and was a fantastically skilled at silver service, a skill she has tried to teach me many times to no avail!!

Craig's mum as a little girl Craig's mum 2










Craig's mum and dadShe met my dad Ainsley when she was 20, they met in a night club. Still a fan of dancing and with a great sense of rhythm I am guessing their eyes met across the dancefloor and of course, that's where the next stage of her life began.

After a period of 'courting' (can you believe they used to call it that!) she fell pregnant with her first child, little ole me. Of course she was happy but at the same time faced several challenges, not only because mixed race couples were rare at that time but also because she and my dad didn't live together and didn't have the money to get a place together, and neither set of parents were prepared to have them live at their houses.

Baby Craig with his mum

Baby Craig and his mum









Young Craig and his mum


So, for the first couple of months of my life, I had to be put into foster care. For a while it looked like the only option would be to have me adopted but my mum battled with the authorites and was determined for this would not happen. After seeking several solutions my parents were able to move in with another family member and not long after we had a our first family home. I am so proud of my mum for battling like this, in a time where the odds were against her. I often think how different my life would have been had she not had that determination. As I write this a tear is streaming down my face.

So, together now as a family my mum gave me and later my sister Elovene a wonderful childhood. She was supportive, loving and always made me feel safe. As a teenager she supported me through my love of acting and theatre and would always do her best to help me with my studies. Talking of studies, this is something that in her late 30's she revisited, not satisfied with just the factory and shop work she was doing, she took herself to college and took GCSEs in Maths & English, passing with flying colours. This was about the same time that she became a local celebrity as Asda's checkout girl of the year – her wonderful, friendly nature had been recognised by the huge employer.

She then got her first office job in a business environment working for Natwest, then Green Flag, now RBS where she still works, even though she could retire she likes to work and does 3 days a week. 

Craig and his mum at the beachOur relationship now is as strong as it has ever been, we travel together, we spend time together when I go back to Bristol and we speak on the phone at least a couple of times a week. She is a great mum to me and my sister Ellie, a great grandmother to Jasmine and new baby Ruby and a wonderful wife to my dad Ainsley. She is also very much loved by the rest of the family and her friends, known for her humour, her upbeat personality and looking on the bright side of life….. ummm I think I know somebody else like that! 🙂


Craig's mum Family cruise










Hope you like the photos, they show my mum at different stages of her life and at some very proud moments from her 60th birthday Caribbean cruise, to her speech as mother of the bride, to the proud mum of baby Craig.

I love my mum. 

Craig and familyThis week, my 3 things are all about mum:

HIGHLIGHT OF TIME WITH MY MUM: this has to be the Carribean Cruise we did for my mum's 60th birthday (click here to read the full blog), spending 10 days together as a family and seeing my mum spoilt rotten was sheer joy.

FAVOURITE PRODUCT GIVEN/RECEIVED BY/TO MUM: I gave her a beautiful silver Diamonique heart necklace on the first night of the cruise, she still wears it and I feel so proud that she wears it all the time. For my 40th her & my sister bought me a stunning silver Tiffany ring, it means so much to me.

HAPPY THOUGHT FOR MY MUM: thank you for all that you have done for me mum & for being so inspirational and supporitve in all that I have done. I can't wait for us to have more adventures together and I send you all my love. Happy Mothers Day xx

As well as those, a recent highlight was time I spent with mum in Bristol, here we are at the Clfiton Suspension Bridge having a laugh and enjoying each other's company…


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Finally, I did ask you to send me comments of your mum and I have chosen a few that really struck a cord with me and you can read them below.

Sharon Harvey – 'My mum is my cheerleader, my guide and my inspiration! And if I'm half as good a mum to my boys as she has been to me then happy days all round!!!'

Kylie – 'My best friend is a mum to a severely disabled child and watching her being a mum to this child really shows how being a mum is taken to another level. Seeing her with her son really does make me stop and smell the roses!'

Steve – 'I'm one of 5 so she had a busy time when we were growing up but she did a great job. She now sadly has a few illnesses but always stays positive and is always there for us and her grandchildren.'

Andrew – 'My mother is an amazing woman, she travels every two weeks to see her son from Leeds to Glasgow, she is a carer for her daughter and has her own health issues, but never does she ever do anything for herself, she doesn't recognise her own worth but would be nice for her to see that.'

GreenGekko1993 (on twitter) – 'My mum's 1 in a million, she looks after me, I have autism, and my sis has depression, and our dad has bad health issues. A fantastic mum, she never complains, she puts us all first before herself, we love her to bits.'

Thanks so much for reading this and as ever, I'd love to know your 3 things of the week and if you would like to talk about someone important to you other than your mum, I would love to read it.

Much love and Happy Mother's Day to all the mums among you.




  1. Sarah P March 4, 2013 at 10:52 am -  Reply

    Oh Mr Craig
    How beautiful was that! Mum sounds truly wonderful in many ways – what a lucky boy you are!!!
    My mum! Well she is not the most demonstrative woman you could meet , her mother was a Barnandos baby and spent a lot of her time in the “work house” so love and affection wasn’t something my grandmother could pass down as she had never experienced it however I know she loves me and would do anything to help/protect me and has done over many years. I suppose my proudest time was when my dad suddenly died 20 years ago. He had done everything for her – all the bills in his name, he did the money etc etc (as it was in those day) and all of a sudden she had all the responsibility. There were a few rocky moments and times when I found her in bed sobbing but she got through it and got stronger and stronger each and every day. There was never a time when she felt sorry for herself, or if she did it was very short lived. Over the past 20 years she has managed to surprise me on many occasions by her strength and determination – I hope I have some of her traits in me! She is my best friend and am lucky enough to still live nearby and see her very regularly. Although she drives me a little nuts at times!! I wouldn’t swap her!!
    Aren’t we lucky Mr Craig??
    Take care

  2. Lisa Allan March 4, 2013 at 12:20 pm -  Reply

    Hi Craig oh my god I love what you written about your mum I had a tear reading it you seem very close to your mum and family which I think is important I was very close to my mum she was always there for me even when I was I’ll at 38 she came to look after me and my family I wish she was still here she passed away a year and a half ago from cancer, two months before she died she came on holiday with us to Cornwall great holiday which I will treasure for ever I will light a Yankee candle for my mum on Mother’s Day thanku luv Lisa and family x

  3. Karen Wilson March 4, 2013 at 5:20 pm -  Reply

    Craig, this has made me cry too. I was adopted as a baby and my parents, like yours, have given me a wonderful, loving childhood. You have been very blessed to have such a loving Mum and it so apparent how much your family means to you. It really is a blessing to have a loving, nuturing, supportive family. You obviously cherish them.
    I lost my lovely Dad last year and I feel so lucky to have had him in my life. I miss his company every day of my life and I am so glad that I have wonderful memories of us together.
    Thank you for this blog, it was very touching to read.
    Enjoy every minute of being with your Mum and having hner in your life. It is a very special thing xx

  4. Nicola Mahadeo March 4, 2013 at 9:32 pm -  Reply

    Aaw! You’re so cute Craig! I love your mum too now after reading that! Lol xx she sounds like my kinda gal. I love my mum too, she’s a nutty old bird, full of life and hilarious, if I am half as great with my kids as she has been with me, I’m doing alright! See you soon! Nicola (Zumba) xxx

  5. Pauline Frost March 4, 2013 at 9:35 pm -  Reply

    Craig you are right it did bring tears to my eyes. You are obviously very proud of your mum and she sounds such a lovely person. She must be so proud of you as we’ll. w
    What a lovely family you have. You come across on tv as a very happy person. I love watching you. Stay happy. Love Pauline. From Bath xx

  6. Mrs Gay Bulley March 4, 2013 at 9:36 pm -  Reply

    Bless she a mum in million x

  7. sue foster March 4, 2013 at 10:28 pm -  Reply

    What a moving story, thank you for sharing it with your QVC family. Unfortunately my own mum is no longer here and I must admit Mothers Day is a particularly hard time for me. I always remember my own dear mum especially at this time – I think how hard she worked at home without all of today’s labour and time saving devices, plus part time at our local Co-op to supplement the family income. That said, she was always cheerful and did all she could to give me an enjoyable childhood. Miss you mum x

  8. Julie Macdonald March 5, 2013 at 12:59 am -  Reply

    Hi Craig ,
    How lovely to hear a man genuine speak openly about his feelings for his mother and family, but that has always come across with you Craig , it’s so refreshing ,
    Unfortunately I lost my mum 6weeks after my 40th birthday she passed away in my arms,my mom was a beautiful lady inside and out, I used to say if you could see inside you would see her heart was made of gold, she would help anyone, some people took advantage of her kind nature,she didn’t have the best of health she was waiting to have both legs amputated, she would climb the walls in pain ,that would feel like a knife stabbing me when I could hear her crying, she always said over the years her one fear was being on her own at the end , so I made sure she wasn’t I stayed with her day and night just popping home to shower and change while my brother was with her,
    A few years ago I had a brain tumour and she helped my husband look after my son who was three at the time ,and due to complications I ended up staying in hospital for 3 months and she helped look after him everyday she cooked for him and my husband and washed clothes and she was not in the best of health herself, I asked her not to come to the hospital as I knew it would upset her as I had to learn to walk and talk again,she was upset enough when I finally did come out of hospital and was on crutches, and. when she heard me talk I saw her cry, that made me more determined to get better, although it left me with a walking stick my speech is ok so she gave me the strength to get better, I would never be able to thank my mother enough ,
    She always made birthdays and Christmas special and my father would hide the Hoover on Christmas Day as he said surely one day could go without the Hoover going on ,dad would spoil mom we didn’t have a lot as there were 4 children but they always made things special so we still remember them today , every Christmas Eve we all had new dressing gown slippers and nightdress or pjs , we all piled into my room Christmas morning, I didn’t mind even though being the only girl I had the box room ,dad would make breakfast then we could open presses something that I carried on in my little family too, we always had a tea party for or birthdays,even now almost 9 years of loosening mom I still have to stop myself from buying for her ,specially while I’m watching qvc, unfortunately this Mother’s Day like the last 9 I shall be taking some flowers to the crematorium , if I could have 10 minutes to do anything I wanted ,I would ask for 10 more minutes to spend them with my lovely mother that would be priceless,

  9. Penny Howard March 5, 2013 at 1:16 am -  Reply

    Hi Craig, what a wonderful Mum you have – I was born in 1951 too, so I know full well the resistance she must have met from the authorities. You are also a lovely son for appreciating and understanding how different attitudes were then. I was 24 years old and married when I had my first twin girls (ie- what the authorities approved of) but I remember like yesterday, the scale of the terror I felt as the health visitor tore me off a strip for incorrect nappy folding! This world needs brave ladies like your Mum and you are her reward. Long may you bask in your love for each other.
    Love and hugs, Penny

  10. diane burgess March 5, 2013 at 2:03 am -  Reply

    craig what a lovely post got me all emotional as you say mums are the best my 3 things I love about my own mum are 1 her wicked sense of humour 2 her never ending spirit which she needed raising 8 children and 3 her positive attitude even when others are not feeling quite the same hope you and your mum have a lovely day on sunday sounds like she deserves special treats xx

  11. helens March 5, 2013 at 4:32 pm -  Reply

    Hia craig, my mum was born near mumbles (newton) and lived there until my parents married. Its a wonderful place and as a family we spend a lot of time there now as we dont live too far away. Ask your mum her memories of the mumbles, my mums are the mumbles tram, the beaches and later oystermouth square where she spent much of her teenage years.
    lovely blog
    helen s

  12. Ellie Mitchell March 7, 2013 at 8:07 am -  Reply

    What a beautiful blog Craig. Sat here with tears in my eyes. She is such an amazing Mum. We are very blessed to have her.
    Lots of Love
    Your Sis El xxx

  13. Jackie Macki March 7, 2013 at 9:00 am -  Reply

    Craig, what a really lovely piece to read about your Mum. It bought a tear to my eye reading it and as proud as you obviously are of your mum, I’m sure I can guess that she’s equally proud of you! Without knowing you personally but seeing you on tv as we do, I think I can say that the Craig we see is the Craig that your family see(and sadly in this life we live, that cannot be said of everyone in your position).
    I too have a fantastic relationship with my mum. I love spending time with her and even through very difficult times recently (with my dad being unwell) she has still managed to keep a smile on her face most of the time. I know that myself and my three sisters will be spoiling her come Mother’s Day not only with gifts but our time and our love. I, like you feel truly blessed to have such a wonderful mum. We are so lucky
    Hugs Jackie

  14. kbh March 7, 2013 at 9:54 am -  Reply

    Aww Craig, you are absolutely ADORABLE! It was so uplifting to read your lovely blog. Thanks so much,you brighten my day every time you are on! Happy mother’s day to my amazing mum & all the great mum’s in the world!

  15. Dorothy McQuillan March 7, 2013 at 1:32 pm -  Reply

    Hi Craig, What a lovely man you are to speak so passionately about your mother and what she means to you.She is also lucky to have you as a son with a warm heart and you make my day when you are on screen, Carry on the good work

  16. Maaureen Hoggarth March 7, 2013 at 5:07 pm -  Reply

    Yep well written Craig. Lovely to read

  17. patricia ferguson March 7, 2013 at 8:58 pm -  Reply

    hello craig, i have just read your story about mum. what a wonderful son you are to both your mum and dad, they must be so proud of you. you are such a genuine heart warming person and i so enjoy the shows that you present. thank you for just being you. x

  18. Alison Keenan March 7, 2013 at 9:02 pm -  Reply

    Craig I thought I knew you fairly well, loving what I do know, but it makes the world of difference to read about your family and especially your mum. I too would have fought for you if you were mine, but I do have a little understanding of just how difficult things were for mixed race couples then and so I admire both your parents all the more. In the same way you are proud of them and all that they have done for you, I am certain they have nothing but huge admiration and pride for all that you have achieved 🙂 Truly one of the loveliest men I have the privilege to know. Ali xx

  19. Deirdre Costello March 7, 2013 at 9:34 pm -  Reply

    Hello Craig
    what a lovely read about your mum. We are the lucky ones Craig to have been blessed with wonderful mothers – Mine is and always will be my best friend and the one person in the world who I trust and gives me unconditional love and encouragement in all I do. Noone comes close to my mum Tess who I love with all my heart.
    Best wishes always Craig

  20. Susan March 8, 2013 at 6:26 pm -  Reply

    Hi Craig,
    I just read Ali’s comment to you and it is so lovely. I just wanted to say your friends are so blessed to have you. You do seem like the most loveliest man as Ali says. Enjoy your weekend,
    Love Susan x

  21. helen March 11, 2013 at 2:37 pm -  Reply

    Hi Craig,
    What a WONDERFUL post and tribute to your beautiful mum. I live in the welsh valleys in a close knit community, and am lucky my mum lives down the hill from where I live. Not a day goes by when I either pop in to see her or talk to her on the phone. In fact my daughter and grandchildren live in the same village and I am truly blessed to be surrounded by lots of loving family. Its lovely to see how much you appreciate your mum and family Craig. I bet they are SO PROUD of you ! Heres my 3 of the week.
    HIGHLIGHT: Has to be the Mother’s Day lunch for my beautiful mum, myself and daughter. Three generations just enjoying quality time together !
    PRODUCT: My yankee candle pressie to myself, the recent sampler boxed TSV. Lush !!
    HAPPY THOUGHT: There is no greater love than that of a mother for her child and they truly deserve all of our love, support and respect.
    Hope you have a great week Craig, lots of love Helen xxx

  22. Cheryl Williams March 12, 2013 at 7:49 pm -  Reply

    AWW!!! Craig you had me in tears reading your blog this week — you are naughty!! What a handsome man your dad is.
    My highlight this week being able to spend time with my Mum (and Dad) but also thinking of friends and family who are no longer to do this or those mums no longer able to spend time with their children. My highlight is also the best gift — the gift of family time!!
    My thought a big thank you to both my parents for all you have done for me and always being there supporting me and for all your love always

  23. Craig Rowe March 27, 2013 at 8:13 am -  Reply

    hi Sarah P, great to hear from you as always 🙂
    Wow, I feel so lucky to have “met” your mum, you paint such a clear picture of her and she sounds truly a special woman. Yes, I know what you mean about being demonstrative, I think earlier generations werent quite as open with their emotions as we are now but yes, even then you always know when there is a love and bond there.
    Yes, we are lucky to have mums like we do…
    Much love and chat again soon,

  24. Craig Rowe March 27, 2013 at 8:20 am -  Reply

    HI Lisa
    thank you so much for your kind words, yes my mum & family are very important to me. None of us are here forever so I try to remember to cherish them whilst we are together.
    Your mum sounds wonderful and sorry to hear you lost her so recently. It is such a comfort that you had that wonderful time together in Cornwall before she left, memories you can hold in your heart forever.
    Much love

  25. Craig Rowe March 27, 2013 at 8:23 am -  Reply

    HI Karen
    thank you so much for writing on my blog and for your kind words.
    Sorry to hear about you losing your dad just last year and am glad to hear you hold onto those wonderful memories of him.
    Yes, I will cherish my beloved mum, we are going away together in june to FRance for a week so that will be amazing and in the meantime we have visits to bristol and chats on the phone….
    Thanks again and a big hug

  26. Craig Rowe March 27, 2013 at 8:25 am -  Reply

    Hi Nicola – my Zumba partner in crime!!!
    Thanks so much for writing on my blog.
    Your mum sounds ace and is she really as mad as you?!! haha!!
    I have no doubt that you are a fab mum, because you are a fab person!!!
    Much love, hope to see you soon

  27. Craig Rowe March 27, 2013 at 8:27 am -  Reply

    Hello Pauline in Bath!! (not far from my native Bristol!!)
    Thank you for your kind words, much appreciated.
    It means a lot that you like my happy nature on QVC, I love my job and even on days where I have problems or worries, I always harness happy thoughts into my work, nobody wants to turn on the telly and see a miserable face do they!! haha!!
    Much love, write again soon

  28. Craig Rowe March 27, 2013 at 8:28 am -  Reply

    Hello Gay
    thanks for your kind words… write again soon

  29. Craig Rowe March 27, 2013 at 8:31 am -  Reply

    Hi Sue
    thank you for writing on my blog.
    I felt quite emotional reading your wonderful words, I can sense how much you miss her and how proud you are of her for everything she did. Its funny, as you were writing about her, I felt I could almost picture her.
    Yes, I can imagine Mother’s Day is hard for you and I hope that you make it through each year by focusing on the wonderful memories and love.
    Many hugs to you,

  30. craig rowe March 27, 2013 at 1:15 pm -  Reply

    Hi Julie
    I have a tear in my eye, reading your story and about your wonderful mum. Isnt funny, even after 9 years you describe your memories of her so vividly and I can tell she is always in your heart.
    I loved your stories of childhood christmases and birthdays and how much of a rock she was to the family when you were in hospital. What a special, special lady.
    Thank you so much Julie for sharing your & your mums story. If I had a magic wand I would grant you those special 10 minutes, but in a way, anytime you close your eyes and think of the memories she is right there with you.
    Much love and big big hugs

  31. craig rowe March 27, 2013 at 1:19 pm -  Reply

    Hi Penny
    thanks so much for that message, just kind words and greatly appreciated.
    Its rather emotional writing these replies to just heartfelt words.
    Big big hugs

  32. craig rowe March 27, 2013 at 1:22 pm -  Reply

    hi Helen S
    thanks for writing to me 😉
    yes, I have spent hours talking to my mum about Mumbles and her childhood there. I have also been to mumbles many times and seen where my mum grew up, saw their first house, where she played, built sandcastles on the same beach etc etc…. I love that I can say I know both my roots, both my mums from Mumbles and my dads from Jamaica….
    How lovely that you know the area so well too!!
    Do please write again,

  33. craig rowe March 27, 2013 at 1:24 pm -  Reply

    hello Ellie (AKA my little sister!!)
    Thanks so much for posting on here! Yes, our mum truly is special, I know we all drive each other mad sometimes but at the end of the day I feel so blessed that we are all so close.
    Lots of love to you, Steve & the girls, see you at Easter!!!
    Your loving brother,

  34. craig rowe March 27, 2013 at 1:26 pm -  Reply

    Hi Jackie
    thanks for writing to me….
    Wow, so you are one of FOUR daughters!! What was that like growing up? Must have been fun and rather mad all at the same time?!
    Hope you got to spoil your mum as she rightfully deserved?
    Thank you for your kind words, yes the real craig is the same craig you see on TV, I am not very good at putting on an act and I have always worn my heart on my sleeve but even in this tough old world i think many of us are the same if we are honest…
    Much love to you

  35. craig rowe March 27, 2013 at 1:27 pm -  Reply

    hello kbh!! (you didnt leave your name?)
    thanks so much for writing and wishing your mum and all the mums of the world a happy mothers day…
    Big hugs

  36. craig rowe March 27, 2013 at 1:29 pm -  Reply

    hi Dorothy
    thank you very much for the kind words, much appreciated.
    To know my brighten someones day is the best compliment i could ever receive…
    thanks and hugs

  37. craig rowe March 27, 2013 at 1:29 pm -  Reply

    Hi Maureen
    thank you for saying that…

  38. craig rowe March 27, 2013 at 1:30 pm -  Reply

    Hi Patricia
    thank you for your kind words and for being you and being so kind!!!
    I hope my mum & dad are proud of me, I certainly am of them…

  39. craig rowe March 27, 2013 at 1:32 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali!!
    thank you so much for writing on here, that is much appreciated, as are those wonderful, honest kind words 😉
    Not seen you in a few weeks so really hope we can catch up when you are back and at the very least have a big old hug!!
    Love always,

  40. craig rowe March 27, 2013 at 1:33 pm -  Reply

    Hi Deirdre
    loved your post and your simple, honest, loving words…
    to have your mum as your best friend is such a privilege and I wish you many happy years together.
    Hugs and love to you & Tess!!

  41. craig rowe March 27, 2013 at 1:35 pm -  Reply

    Hi Susan
    thanks for writing to me 🙂
    well, I am also lucky to have them and Ali K is someone who has welcomed me with open arms ever since I started at QVC and is very dear to me.
    Do please write again, hugs

  42. craig rowe March 27, 2013 at 1:37 pm -  Reply

    Hi Helen
    thanks so much for getting in touch.
    Oh, how wonderful not only to have your mum but your daughter and grandchildren nearby… I so wish I lived closer to mine, maybe I should suggest QVC have studios in bristol too!! haha!!
    Thanks for your 3 things, great to hear you had a lovely mothers day lunch and that you love your Yankee candles (you and me agree on that for sure!!) and thanks for the happy thought – never a truer word spoken…
    Lots of love

  43. craig rowe March 27, 2013 at 1:40 pm -  Reply

    Hello Cheryl!
    Great to hear from you and thank you for your 3 things!!
    Isnt it funny how most of our 3 things are always to do with love, friendship or family – just goes to show what we really value doesnt it?
    I will pass on your comments to my dad about him being handsome, have to say he is 65 now and still looks like he is in his 50’s, I hope I take after him!!
    Lots of love, speak soon

  44. Susan March 28, 2013 at 10:32 pm -  Reply

    Hi Craig,
    I can just imagine Ali welcoming you with open arms…she seems like that kinda gal! Hope you get that hug from her soon.
    Susan x

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  46. Craig Rowe April 19, 2013 at 7:13 am -  Reply

    Hello Violet
    thank you so much for getting in touch and for the kind words 😉 How funny that you and my mum are only a year apart!!
    Really appreciate your kind spirit and please write again soon,

  47. mary mcgoldrick March 18, 2014 at 4:57 pm -  Reply

    Hi craig
    I love my mum even though she’s in heaven

  48. Sharon Harvey March 18, 2014 at 8:15 pm -  Reply

    Craig!!!! You’ve done it again lol! I was in tears reading it last year and again today!!!
    Your mum is beautiful, amazing strong woman and it’s no wonder you always have a smile in your face with someone as amazing as her in your life!!!
    Treasure these moments and enjoy every second of the life she gave you!
    Wonderful wonderful mums everywhere xx

  49. Sally Jones March 20, 2014 at 1:18 pm -  Reply

    A lovely tribute to your Mum Craig.
    This will be the first Mothers Day without my lovely Mum and it will be very hard. I want to have a quiet moment to think about all the times we had together when we ended up with tears rolling down our faces – mostly from laughter. And I’m still going to buy the obligatory bunch of flowers which she expected and put them in a vase next to her photo.

  50. Craig Rowe March 24, 2014 at 2:58 pm -  Reply

    Hi Mary,
    Lovely to hear from you. No doubt your mum was very special to you and your thoughts will be with her this Mothers Day.
    Take Care,
    Craig x

  51. Craig Rowe March 24, 2014 at 2:59 pm -  Reply

    Hello Sharon,
    How are you? Aaaah very sorry to have you in tears again! I feel so blessed to have such a wonderful mum.
    Thank you and stay in touch.
    Craig x

  52. Craig Rowe March 24, 2014 at 3:02 pm -  Reply

    Hi Sally,
    Thanks for your lovely comment. Nearly had me in tears. Your mum sounded like a really special person. I agree, make sure you have a moment this Mothers Day where you can think of all the great times you had together. You will always have the wonderful memories. Take care of yourself and stay in touch.
    Craig xx

  53. Kylie March 25, 2014 at 10:31 am -  Reply

    Hi Craig
    Wow I always look forward to your blogs each week but this week I was really touched by mentioning about my best friend and her wonderful boy in your blog. Really enjoyed your blog well done.

  54. Jacqueline Collins March 26, 2014 at 5:59 pm -  Reply

    I would like to tell you about my beautiful mum Edith Wood who left me to be with her precious husband Sam in 1991, and I miss them both more everyday. She was and is the most special lady ever and the best mum in the world . She was born in 1906 so as you can tell was a little older when I arrived. My parents Sam and Edith were married 24 yrs before I was born, and I am an only child , they met when my mum was only 12 so I expect you will be able to tell how loved I was. I was a child of the 60s and you might think that she was very strict but oh no!! She was fantastic just saying be careful and stay safe. My home was full of love laughter and singing I loved it. On Mother’s Day I always sent her a card plus a thank you card, to thank her for being just my mum and I am so glad I never had to share her love with anyone, she was so precious to me and the only thing that kept me going when she died was knowing she was with her sweetheart once more xxx

  55. Marverine Cole March 28, 2014 at 9:40 am -  Reply

    Craig, what a super post! Your love for your fabulous and strong Mummy is so clear. She fought for you. That is so inspirational and extraordinary. Thanks for sharing such wonderful memories and thoughts about her, and the rest of your family. I love my Mummy to bits too: she’s my rock and made me every inch of the woman I am today. See you soon, babes. Fellow QVC presenter, Marv xx

  56. craig March 31, 2014 at 10:51 am -  Reply

    Hi Kylie,
    Lovely to hear from you again. Glad you enjoyed the blog. Your best friend definitely deserved a mention!
    Have a good week x

  57. craig March 31, 2014 at 11:02 am -  Reply

    Thanks Marv! Yeah she is an amazing woman and I appreciate her so much. You’re mum sounds amazing hun. Hope you had a great Mother’s day. C u soon. Craigey xx

  58. Judith Lennon March 31, 2014 at 6:53 pm -  Reply

    Hi Craig
    I haven’t replied to any of your blogs until this one, although I do read them. What a lovely mum you have and your beautiful comments brought tears to my eyes. Likewise she must be so proud of you and your achievements along life’s way. Every family has its challenges in some way and I do believe we are better people for them and the lessons they teach us. Sadly my mum passed away nearly 40 years ago and not a day passes without me thinking of her and missing her so so much and for everything she taught me. You are a lovely bubbly person with a tremendous infectious personality. Do continue to treasure your mum. Take care and I look forward to your next blog.
    Judith xx

  59. Craig Rowe April 9, 2014 at 2:15 pm -  Reply

    Hi Jacqueline,
    Many thanks for your lovely message. Your mum Edith sounded like a truly amazing lady and a wonderful mother. Your mum and dad sound like they were very much in love and shared a wonderful life together and I agree that it’s very heartwarming for you to know they are back together. Your message was so lovely to read and I know it must be hard at times without your mum but the amazing memories you have will stay with you forever. Take care and stay in touch.
    Craig x

  60. Craig Rowe April 9, 2014 at 2:19 pm -  Reply

    Hello Judith,
    Many thanks for your very nice message. I really appreciate your kind words. I think your right, the challenges we go through in life can just make us better people and I thank my mum for making me the man I am today. Thanks I’ll always love and cherish her and make the most of the wonderful times we have together. Your mum sounded amazing and no doubt you miss her very much. You will always have the lovely memories of her forever. Thanks again and stay in touch.
    Craig x

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