Kelly Hoppen TSV

Kelly, Poppies & Happy!


Kelly Hoppen TSVHi there! So, here we are again – already in September, how did that happen?!

I do love September though, it’s my favourite month of the year – often the weather can be good, generally people are quite happy and relaxed after summer and it’s way before the madness of Christmas kicks in! It’s also my birthday (on the 22nd – the equinox!) which is always a time of reflection for me where I look back at what’s happened so far in the year and what I hope to happen in the coming months. Do you have a favourite month?

SO, with all that in mind, my blog to start this month is news of 3 things:

KELLY: you probably know who I mean before I say her surname, yes Ms Hoppen is back with another brilliant Today’s Special Value – her and QVC are really going for gold this time with a duvet set which is the highest thread count we have EVER had at QVC! You can see the photos where I have the white set and have combined it with my various Kelly Hoppen throws, isn’t it beautiful!? Join Kelly and I for the launch on Tuesday night at midnight!

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POPPIES: if you are ever in London I can thoroughly recommend a visit to the Tower of London to see the evolving installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, marking the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. It is such a clever idea as it’s ever changing, you see the volunteers ‘planting’ the huge ceramic poppies.The dramatic carpet of red against the backdrop of one of London’s most iconic landmarks really is an awesome sight. I was there last week and even bumped into some fans of QVC! Hope you like the photos.

Craig at Tower of London Tower of London poppies






HAPPY: following on from Chloe’s ‘happiness’ blog I got to thinking about what makes me happy. So in the next few blogs I will share with you THREE things that made me feel happy this week and I would love you to share yours too. Here’s the first 3:

Craig and Emma

1 – SEPTEMBER: I woke up this morning, 1st September, just feeling happy it had come around again and that I am here, healthy and blessed to see it!
2 – my friend EMMA: she’s such a blessing to me and to those around her (see pic of us together)
3 – the fact I can now do several PULL-UPS, when I started them several months ago I couldn’t even do one – that’s progress!!

What 3 things have made you feel happy this week?

Big hugs,




  1. Sarah P September 1, 2014 at 11:56 am -  Reply

    Hello Mr Craig
    I have seen the poppies – beautiful, very clever and a wonderful way to remember.
    Happy 1
    I think I have found the answer to my ever disappearing hair – despite the GP saying it can’t possibly be the mediation I am now, it is in fact the mediation I am on – albeit a rare side effect!! Hopefully this will mean that my hair will stop falling out soon and I shall once again feel like me!
    Happy 2
    I have got Friday afternoon off work!!! Hoorah
    Happy 3
    Going to RHS Wisley this weekend to the plant fair – very excited!
    And it’s only Monday!!! I also always welcome the start of Autumn, my favorite time of the year (don’t get me wrong I love summer) but the leaves turning, the crisp bright mornings etc etc LOVE IT!
    Next time I hear you are in town I shall hunt you down!!! Only joking Mr Craig please don’t be afraid!!!
    Enjoy your holibobs, take care
    Sarah xxxxxx

  2. Veronica Linehan September 1, 2014 at 2:25 pm -  Reply

    1. Just tried Liz Earle new Superskin moisturiser with neroli happy days it is like silk on your skin.
    2. Happy that Craig Rowe is a Virgo like me, should have known charming, suave, debonair the list goes on

  3. Mary Brazil September 1, 2014 at 5:20 pm -  Reply

    Hi Craig,
    I’m the same as you about September. I love it. So my three things are:
    1. Seeing September 1st on the calendar.
    2.Taking my beagle for a long walk to celebrate.
    3.Tea and a peanut butter Kitkat on my return.
    I’m easily pleased!

  4. Saleenia September 1, 2014 at 6:35 pm -  Reply

    Wonderful pictures, Craig. Thanks for sharing.
    My three things are:
    1) I’m alive despite things being touch and go in hospital a few weeks ago.
    2) I have finally got my Reiki Master certificate so can become self employed soon and start helping people.
    3) My wonderful parents visited with pressies: new bathroom furniture I had wanted. Then Dad spent the day putting up shelves and drilling and nailing things for me. Mum also had a surprise for me: she has made me a stunning colourful quilted patchwork bedspread. I will treasure it.
    Can I have a 4th? If so, it’s you. Your smile and happy demeanour really is a tonic during dark,days. I saw some of your shows in hospital and tweeted into a show. You really cheered me up and made me feel so much calmer. Thank you, Craig – you’re a blessing too xx

  5. Vivienne Moore September 3, 2014 at 4:59 pm -  Reply

    Dear Craig, I am sitting writing this in lovely sunny Swansea. We were watching you the other day when my husband spotted the lovelywhite criss cross pleated shirt you were wearing. Would it be possible
    to tell me where you bought it.

  6. Craig Rowe September 22, 2014 at 12:43 pm -  Reply

    Hello Sarah! Hows it going? Lovely to hear from you again as always! Thanks for your comment and love your 3 Happys! How was your trip to the Plant Fair? Hope everything else is well with you. Stay in touch. Craig xx

  7. Craig Rowe September 22, 2014 at 12:44 pm -  Reply

    Hi Veronica! Thanks for your comment. Excellent another Virgo!!! Glad you enjoyed the Liz Earler Superskin Moisturiser, lovely isnt it! Hopefully hear from you again soon.

    Craig xx

  8. Craig Rowe September 22, 2014 at 12:46 pm -  Reply

    Hi Maria, Thanks for your comment. Love your 3 Happy’s! I specially love Peanut Butter Kit Kats! One of my favourites!!!

    Hope you’re well and have a great week.

    Craig xx

  9. Craig Rowe September 22, 2014 at 1:04 pm -  Reply

    Hi Saleenia, Thank you so much for your really lovely comments. Glad things are going better for you now. Sounds like you’ve been through rough patches. Love your 3 happy things, thats excellent. Thanks so much for No 4. So lovely of you and glad you enjoyed watching during your not so happy times. Take care of yourself and stay in touch.

    Craig xx

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