On the first day of Christmas…


Well, I just can't believe it's nearly Christmas! My goodness me I have been really busy, there's so much to do to prepare isn't there? Decorations have just gone up in my flat, it took me the best part of the morning. I've written a list of people to buy for, I'm not very good at where to draw the line, but it's lovely to treat those we care about so it doesn't matter.

I've got to say though I am dreadful at sending Christmas cards – I've not kept up with addresses of old friends but now it's acceptable to send Christmas messages via social media or text, a sad departure from tradition I know.

My family is fairly small so we treat each other to more substantial presents. My mum seems to have a never-ending but extending list of things from QVC – Elemis taking up a large proportion of this. My Dad is more difficult to buy for because every time I ask what he wants he tells me he has everything he wants already. I might look into some sort if experience day for him, good for the chap who has everything.

Which brings me on to Oliver, my brother, he is a metrosexual man who loves his skincare and fragrances – I know exactly what to get for him! My nephew, Mason, is still compiling his list for Santa Claus, he's on his 7th draft. I reminded him that Santa needs to be able to fit down the chimney with the presents and Mason reminded me they have a front door he could use!

His mum (my sister-in-law) is a L'Occitane lover – so that makes life easy. In return I haven't asked Father Christmas for anything, I'm like my Dad – happy with whatever! I won't actually get to see my family this Christmas due to work commitments, I don't want a sympathy vote but I do want you all to savour your time if you are lucky enough to be with your family at Christmas.

When QVC asked me whether my preference was to have time off over Xmas or NY I decided to allow those with their own children choose first because it would mean more to them. Don't worry though, I will be spending New Year with mine and Teddy of course, so all is well.

We know that Christmas doesn't always go to plan in every household and that sometimes there are family disputes, it happens to the best of them. On occasions family members have potential to become intoxicated and a little over zealous in festive spirit but we forgive and forget these antics because better they are there and hard to handle, than not there at all.

Families are so important, they are there through the good times and bad and love you no matter what. Families all have their own problems but let's spare a thought for those that have none.

Wherever you are spending this Christmas please savour the time with loved ones.




  1. Una December 5, 2013 at 9:54 am -  Reply

    Hi Chloe
    I look at your page every day to see if there are any photos of Teddy. He is just adorable. His kangaroo antics are very funny. My sister has a weimaraner and she sleeps in that position. I swear she must be at least 6 feet long from nose to toe when shes like that.lol.
    I hope you have a really lovely Christmas, even if you can’t be with everyone you would like to be with on the day. That was such a nice thing to do, to give the presenters with children the chance to stay home.
    Merry Xmas to you and your little boy Teddy.
    Una x

  2. Laurie December 7, 2013 at 6:07 am -  Reply

    Hi Chloe
    Thank-you for your post.It struck a chord when you talked about family and disputes. I do not look forward to seeing my family as they always rake up the past and watch the clock for when I can leave.
    HOWEVER this year my dad is very ill and it seems that the family has changed to pull together for dad. Therefore I AM looking forward to going to see them all this year to capture some special photo memories of all of us. Thank-you for choosing to work at Qvc you are a joy to watch and always ask the right questions.

  3. Susanne Fitzpatrick December 15, 2013 at 8:44 pm -  Reply

    How lovely of you to think of those of us who have no family and for whom Christmas is quite an emotional time.
    I have always let co-workers take the time off if they have children – so important for kiddies to be with their parents at this lovely time of year: it’s what memories are made of and they last a lifetime.
    For those people who have no loved ones or who are going through a difficult or emotional time, my thoughts are also with you all. I was told years ago: it’s only three days, and then life returns to normal anyway.
    I always give a little something to those unsung heroes who don’t expect a reward: the lovely elderly gent in the launderette who makes me a cuppa every time I visit; the smiling lady in the cake shop who always keeps some buns for me to take to my elderly neighbour; and to the postman whose face lights up that one of the people he delivers to has actually thought of him (likewise the bin men).
    Best cure for the blues is to make someone else smile, that’s my motto.
    Every happiness to you, Chloe – happy Christmas.

  4. anna nowak December 18, 2013 at 5:03 pm -  Reply

    Hi Chloe your dog is so cute!!!! what breed is he? and is he well behaved?I i have two collies

  5. Marie December 21, 2013 at 5:14 pm -  Reply

    Hi Chloe
    I just have to ask you to keep posting pictures of Teddy he is so adorable I don’t know how you can bear to leave him to go to work.
    I hope you and Teddy have a great christmas together.
    Keep up the good work at QVC as well as posting those adorable pictures.

  6. Beth December 28, 2013 at 9:49 pm -  Reply

    Hi Chloe,
    I just wanted to say what a thoughtful and considerate person you are – to think of others at this time is great (not everyone does!) and to allow colleagues with children to have Christmas off without any hesitation shows what a well-rounded and kind person you are.
    I do hope you had a lovely Christmas time with your family and that Santa did manage to get Mason’s presents down the chimney!
    Finally, I second another person with saying that you do ask great questions and really listen to the answers. Keep up the good work!
    A very Happy New Year to you,
    Beth XX

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