Loving Pilates and Happy Birthday Dad!


Hello, hope you’ve had a good week.

Well, the weather has certainly taken a turn over the last few days here in London – this being my view as I write my blog this afternoon.

Grey skies British Summer

Hopefully the sunshine will return soon – but not too hot please! I very much hope it’s here in time for the tennis at Wimbledon. I am counting down the days!

I’ve had some thoroughly enjoyable shows this week. I presented an hour of Pilates with Marjolein on Tuesday and I’m more tempted than ever to buy one of these machines from QVC. I felt so good after a few minutes of trying it out on air. I love everything about the machine – it is so versatile and it was really fun to use too! Do you have one?

40117 AeroPilates machine
Speaking of placing orders with QVC… My Dad’s birthday is coming up and he can be very tricky to buy for. He always appreciates the socks and jumpers but I know how much he likes his food too – so that’s who I take after!

I phoned him a few days back while I was online and ran through the variety of pies we have available from The Real Pie Company. He very quickly settled on a firm favourite of so many of us – peppered steak pie – and it’s included in this selection!

80358 The Real Pie Co
Needless to say an order was placed moments later. Now I’m looking forward to hearing Dad’s reaction. The peppered steak is out of this world and  comes highly, highly recommended.

Dad loves to bake and cook and makes the most incredible crumble with home grown produce. However, to give him a little rest, I’m now tempted to buy The Real Pie Company variety of crumbles for him too.

805087 crumbles The Real Pie Co QVC UK
Looking ahead, I’m back on air this weekend when we celebrate 13 years of beautiful Lola Rose jewellery on QVC. I’m thrilled to see I have a two hour show this Sunday 22nd May at 8pm. I hope you can join us.

In the meantime I’ll leave you with this joke I was told a few days ago which I just love…

Q. What do you call a chicken looking at a lettuce..?
A. Chicken-sees-a-salad!

Take care, have a lovely week, and I’ll see you soon.

Charlie x
Tweet me @mecharliebrook


  1. Jean Pugh May 18, 2016 at 7:49 pm -  Reply

    Hi Charlie,
    Yes the weather keeps changing, we have rain down here in Somerset today. Hopefully the warmer weather will return, not to hot, don’t like it too hot, and my dogs don’t like the heat either.

    My daughter has a Pilates machine so I can use hers, they are brilliant for exercising.

    I am sure your Dad will love the pies, they are the best, and the crumbles delicious, in fact I had some delivered last week.

    Looking forward to Lola Rose, I did buy two of her bracelets the other day, the one with Honora Pearls on, beautiful jewellery, I have lots of lovely pieces of both Honora and Lola Rose.

    Yes soon be Wimbledon, my favourite has to be Andy Murray.

    Anyway Charlie enjoy your lovely dogs.

    Love Jean.

  2. SheMag May 19, 2016 at 7:53 pm -  Reply

    BRILLIANT. I have already sent this to my mum and dad who live on that particular dish. I confess I tweaked it to a hen looking at a lettuce, just to hide the punchline a bit! Still laughing! Thanks, Charlie! Best, SheMag

  3. Charlie Brook May 24, 2016 at 12:23 am -  Reply

    Hello Jean – thanks for your message. So pleased to hear how much you love the pies, Lola Rose and Honora!

    I can’t wait for Dad to try his very first Real Pie Company Pie!!

    I might have to join him!

    All the best


  4. Charlie Brook May 24, 2016 at 12:25 am -  Reply

    Hello SheMag,

    So glad you like the joke!

    Funnily enough, it’s one of my favourite dishes too!

    All the best


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