Sooty, a water pistol and more!


Signed Sooty picturesHello hope you're week has gone well. It's been so busy at QVC, and home life has been non-stop too! I'm searching high and low right now for Brambles' harness, they're longing for a walk. The good news is, during my search I've found a bar of chocolate which I'm devouring as I write this… Oh, and with a mug of hot chocolate as well!

I managed to get into the garden and cut the grass for the first time this year (it's all showbiz and rock 'n' roll in my life!!). The puppies seem to be discovering items in the garden I never knew were there.

Only yesterday they dragged into the house an enormous plastic sack for rubble! A few days earlier it was a huge bone (my other half wasn't impressed being a vegetarian!) and then there was the time they found a ball which wasn't ours or our neighbours!? Dug up maybe? I wish they could help me locate the harness; I can't seem to find it anywhere. I'm guessing it's now buried where they found the bone!

Work has been a lot of fun and incredibly busy. A big highlight was presenting the Steiff show… with the one and only Sooty and Sweep! It was hilarious! Here's the moment when I was caught out with the water pistol!



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White agate and diamond pendantIt's amazing to think Sooty is the longest running children's TV show ever! Loved every minute of it! We have some signed Sooty pictures to give away (pictured above) so we'll have a little blog competition next week. We'll also pop in a few QVC goodies as well! Just click here to see the Steiff Sooty and Sweep collectibles.

Still no idea where the harness is!

Thanks so much if you're following me on twitter. It's a lot of fun sharing behind the scenes here at QVC and the latest antics with the puppies! I'm @mecharliebrook.

April isn't too far away which means it's time for the birthstone collection in Destination Gems. I'm so thrilled to be given my very own gem show. I've been fortunate enough to be part of QVC for over 12 years and jewellery is a passion of mine so I'm really enjoying our weekly show together. It's every Tuesday evening at 8pm.

Sterling silver flower ringThis Tuesday 19th we focus on diamonds! We often think diamonds come with a high price. Well, the buyers have worked incredibly hard to bring some exceptional value. These are just two of the designs coming up in the show which have really caught my eye.

The pendant (above left)is white agate in sterling silver with diamonds, it gives this style a very strong designer influence. The ring (pictured left) is gorgeous and also crafted in sterling silver with every other petal adorned with a rose gold finish.

Right, better dash out for the walk. I've eaten way too much chocolate…!

Take care and see you soon!

Charlie x



  1. Tamie& Mila March 17, 2013 at 12:16 am -  Reply

    Sooty and Sweep certainly brought back memories. Children’s TV was so entertaining back then! Been thinking about which QVC presenters they remind us of, better not mention them, may get sued, ha!!
    Remember ‘Hector’s House?’
    Great seeing you being so entertaining, as always. x

  2. andrea edwards March 17, 2013 at 6:45 pm -  Reply

    Hi Charlie i watched the steiff show the other evening. When sooty and sweep was on it was hysterical really made me laugh and hearing all of you laugh too was great. best wishes from Andreaxx

  3. Mrs Lesley Mason March 18, 2013 at 2:21 am -  Reply

    Hi Charlie – I totally sympathise with the post-op dog collars your gorgeous pups had to cope with. Our old cat – after the same op – not only took hers off – but then put it on again – just to show us she could! Looking forward to the diamond show, but was just wondering -our daughter-in-law is expecting our 1st grandchild – and April 4th will be her 30th birthday. I’ve ordered the gorgeous double circle Diamonique pendant (as that does represent a pregnant mum-to-be), and was hoping to get some earrings to match – and noticed QVC do some that are perfect, but only in Diamonds, which I LOVE but can’t afford. So I was wondering if, in the near future anyone had thought of doing that design in Diamonique and silver-please?
    By the way – loved the ‘Sooty’ video clip.
    Take care and all the very best, Lesley Mason, Stockport, Cheshire.

  4. Charlie brook March 20, 2013 at 11:56 pm -  Reply

    Hello Tamie and Mila… Now you’ve got me thinking…. Which presenter would be Sweep!?
    Hector’s House I don’t remember but I do remember the Flumps!
    Warmest wishes

  5. Charlie brook March 20, 2013 at 11:57 pm -  Reply

    Hello Andrea, thank you for enjoying the show, it was so much fun and the studio was full of all my colleagues enjoying the antics of Sooty and Sweep as well!
    Warm wishes

  6. Charlie brook March 21, 2013 at 12:00 am -  Reply

    Hi Lesley, thanks for your reply and suggestion. I’m promptly forwarding your idea onto our diamonique team. I know how keen they are to hear feedback, ideas and suggestions.
    Congratulations on soon to be grandparents, do keep us posted and happy birthday too!
    Kind regards
    Charlie x

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