Making a change in the New Year!



I hope everyone is recovering from Christmas and New Year, whatever you got up to, mine was very quiet but just what I needed. My family popped down to see the New Year in with me and say bye to a challenging 2014.

It was great to see my nephew Mason thriving so much, he’s a keen singer, song writer and guitarist at just 9 years old; as if that wasn’t talented enough he’s also an academy footballer and a clever little sausage too. He put on a fabulous show every night, giving us various renditions of popular songs, plus his own tracks he’d written, a real entertainer.

I’m excited about 2015, I have a feeling it’s going to be a good year and I welcome that. For many of us January is a tough month, with the cold, long nights it’s a bit of a no-mans land. The next significant stop on the calendar is Valentine’s Day, then Easter and once we get there, then spring/summer is in sight.

I’ve been a bit of a hermit for the last couple of months due to illness, I’ve done nothing socially but now I’m on the mend that’s going to change. Everyone makes plans to change in the New Year, diets start; we join the gym and start to address ourselves. I’ve taken up yoga recently and I’m making a concerted effort to keep up with it. I was guilty of writing off yoga in the past, shirking it in favour of more strenuous exercise which I believed was doing me more good. Now I have been doing yoga for a month I can start to see and feel the benefits. Yoga is a practice that involves the mind, body and soul it’s very spiritual and through the discipline it transforms the body and mind.

We live in a fast paced world in a society that offers us many vices and we need to counter balance that with something that grounds us and takes our attention within. Yoga has many benefits, and like Pilates, is particularly good for those that strenuous exercise isn’t suitable for. Yoga has been associated with many benefits such as weight loss, increased flexibility, stress relief and calming, inner peace, strengthening, better posture and body intuition. Personally I have found that if a mind is happy and relaxed it is better equipped to deal with what life throws at us.

The coming of a new year has also spurred me on to take up a hobby I was always interested in as a youngster but because I was so consumed with sporting endeavours I never had the time to dedicate to it. I’ve taken up DJing! I’m not having a mid-life crisis but how many years do we go wishing we’d always done something or tried something, then we see someone else doing it and we admire them so much for actually doing it; well, I’m actually doing it. Where this new hobby might take me I’m not sure, for now it’s just a lovely uplifting hobby I find fun and relaxing in my spare time. Apologies if you are a neighbour!


So despite the fact that it is January, despite the fact it can be cold and miserable, it has inspired me to do something new, make a change and try to better myself. Challenge yourselves, have the courage to do something different and finally take up that activity you always said you would. It’s time to stop talking about it or dreaming about it and take steps to initiate it, you’ll be glad you did!




  1. Jean Pugh January 21, 2015 at 9:55 pm -  Reply

    Hi Chloe
    It is lovely to see you back on QVC, and that you are better.

    I have never done Yoga, often thought about it as it is suppose to be very relaxing, and I like the bit you say about inner peace, calming and good for stress. Just what I need so maybe I should do some.

    All the best with your new hobby.

    I must just say I love Teddy, such lovely pictures of him, I love the ones of him in your bed, he is as bad as my daughter’s labrador Flyn, he loves the bed, especially when she has the Cozzee sheets on.

    Animals are so relaxing, especially dogs, of which I have several, mostly labradors. They are always there for you, and my do they help relief your stress. A home is not a home without a dog.

    Anyway, I wish you a very Happy and Healthy New Year.

    Love Jean XX

  2. penny hutchinson January 23, 2015 at 12:01 pm -  Reply

    lovely to have you back seeing your shows make me smile cos you say it like it is.Stay well and happy and have a really good 2015
    yours penny

  3. Beverley January 24, 2015 at 11:31 am -  Reply

    Hi Chloe,

    It’s been lovely to see you back on QVC, I’ve missed your wit and your charm

    Welcome back and may I wish you a very Happy and Healthy New Year !!!!

    Love Beverley xx

  4. Helen Robinson January 25, 2015 at 3:47 am -  Reply

    Hi there Chloe!! Firstly I would like to wish you a ‘HAPPY NEW YEAR’ 2015!

  5. jane January 25, 2015 at 9:18 am -  Reply

    Hi chloe loved the glasses you wore the other day they really suited you, have never seen you wear glasses before will they be making a regular appearance now?

  6. Lynne Hambleton January 26, 2015 at 11:12 pm -  Reply

    Happy 2015 Chloe. So glad to see you back, you are a breath of fresh air on QVC. Take it easy when you can. Love to Teddy, I have a blue roan cocker spaniel who’s 3yrs and he makes me so happy. X

  7. Carolyn Whiter January 27, 2015 at 7:27 pm -  Reply

    So lovely to see you back Chloe, missed seeing you. Hope you are feeling good now and are looking forward to a happy and healthy 2015. Looking forward to seeing you on air again soon. xx

  8. Denise Sargeant January 31, 2015 at 8:26 pm -  Reply

    Brilliant to see you back again Chloe – really missed seeing you on air. Hope you’re feeling much better now. Really looking forward to seeing you again soon. x

  9. Chloe February 9, 2015 at 8:07 pm -  Reply

    Thank you for all your well wishes. It’s really lovely to be back with you all xxx

  10. Janet normansell February 11, 2015 at 10:48 am -  Reply

    Lovely to see you back. 🙂 xxx

  11. Gilly February 16, 2015 at 11:47 pm -  Reply

    You have just made me laugh Ms Everton. I’ve been searching the net as I was intrigued to read that you were taking up DJing – was that Chinese or Japanese I wondered ? Is it something like Mahjong ? then I scrolled down a bit when I couldn’t locate it and saw you with a record deck !!! Deejaying – Yay !!

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