Who loves Peony?



Hi everyone! Hope you’re all well and staying warm in this cold spell!!

I had this delivery the other day after a recent Peony show and I thought to myself, you know what, I bet a lot of viewers (not you lovely people of course!!) think that we presenters at times just say we like a lot of what we’re showing on QVC. Well I decided to share evidence to the contrary as it were!!

I was so excited when the boxes arrived, so I’ve included the photos of my before and after!! I can’t be the only one who loves them out there. Who else loves Peony?????

Peony 5


Peony 1

You’re also probably waiting on a bit of a progress report regarding me wanting to lose a few pounds. Well roughly 25 to be precise!! Well I’m two weeks in and eight pounds lost! The first week it was nearly 6 pounds!!!! The ridiculous thing is that after the massive result the first week, although you know a lot of that is fluid and there’s no way you’re going to continue at that rate, you still secretly hope that you will!!!
Now confession time……. I have misbehaved the last few days in the chocolate department (sugar is the biggest temptation for me!!) I’m justifying it because I’ve been laid up with a streaming cold, but really, there is no excuse. So it’s a new day today – onwards and upwards!! I quite like this whole me telling you what’s been happening thing. Keeps it real – and me accountable!!

So next weekend the whole family plus Danny’s mum are off to Paris for the Scotland v France Six Nations rugby game!!! Flying visit, just overnight but really looking forward to it. (Will definitely have to take it easy on the food front in that neck of the woods unfortunately!!) But anyway, come on Scotland!!!!!

Photos of that event in my next blog along with my healthy eating update. Let’s hope it’s a good one!!!! Result that is!

How’s everyone else’s new year resolutions? Statistically speaking we are entering the danger zone at the start of Feb. Let me know how yours are going!!

Well “au revoir” in the meantime.

A bientot!!

Anne x



  1. Susan February 4, 2015 at 5:42 pm -  Reply

    Bonjour Annie! Hope you all have a fan fun time in Paris which no doubt you will! Come on Scotland.. Though I’m not Scottish! Lovely photos BTW. Is that you with your boys in the last photo? Well done on the weight loss BTW! Half a stone to go to Paris with! Enjoy it! X

  2. Anne dawson February 9, 2015 at 5:19 am -  Reply

    Hi Susan, lovely to hear from you as always! Didn’t actually make Paris

  3. Anne dawson February 10, 2015 at 6:49 am -  Reply

    Sorry Susan! I did actually post more than that one sentence but my iPad seems to playing up a little of late and only printed a tiny portion of what I actually wrote. What I said was that I didn’t end up going to Paris as I had to stay home and nurse a very poorly little cat!!!
    (I’ll fill you in properly on my next blog!!) They all did indeed have a fab time even though we lost the match !!! And yes, lovely to hear from you as always!!! Anne xxx

  4. Barbara McDonald February 11, 2015 at 7:23 pm -  Reply

    Hi Anne, I am loving the photo’s of Peony flowers in your home, makes me want to buy some myself, and hey if artificial flowers are good enough for Nigella well say no more we are in good company. I have been a customer with QVC for a good many years now, and you are the first presenter I have emailed. I like you as a presenter, it must be because you are a celt like myself. There is nothing I like better than having a nice cup of coffee and a piece of cake and watching QVC, I just find it all very relaxing, and the only shopping channel I watch.

    I like you am also trying to lose weight, it’s been a life long battle but I am really pleased that I have managed to maintain a weight loss of one stone for a year now, it has been a struggle, and so easy to revert back to my old life long bad eating habits, I have another 10 lbs to loose, and with spring in the air, I am determined to succeed and reach my goal.

    I must stop babbling and go and make some tea

    Best Wishes


  5. Anne dawson February 18, 2015 at 3:51 pm -  Reply

    Hi Barbara!! Great to hear from you. I feel quite honored to be the first presenter you’ve emailed!! (Us celts need to stick together!!)
    You’re not babbling at all!! So pleased you love the channel and well done on that weight loss!! A whole year!! They reckon maintaining it is the hardest part (whoever “they” are)!!!
    You sound so determined! I know you’ll do it. Please do stay in touch. Would be lovely to know how you’re doing.
    Take care.
    Anne x

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