Sun, suction and Snowdon!!


On holidayFinally the sun has decided to grace us with its presence in the UK! I do hope you've been enjoying some of the warmer, prettier weather. Me? Well, I felt concerned it may never return so myself and some best chums got together and booked a little break away to Lanzarote.

I stocked up with my Ultrasun and used my Gatineau pre tan accelerator prior to going and tanned sensibly. Interestingly, despite me offering the use of my Ultrasun products to my friends, there was a little peeling, burning and irritation but not for me! Poor loves.

Catherine on holidayI think they're now all converts as the proof was plain to see. Lesson… please ensure you thoroughly protect yourself now the sun is out. You can still get a nice glow but do so safely. Ok, I'll stop lecturing and waving my waggy finger.

Along with the warmer weather comes a billion more cat hairs at Chez Huntley! Pixie and Popsie Huntley have beautifully thick fur coats but it seems they shed a small rug's worth in summer. So I've been lucky enough to trial the new Dyson Today's Special Value for the past couple of weeks.


Dyson TSVI'm a massive Dyson fan, I have been for years. I always get excited when they bring new products to us. I've been extremely tempted to purchase one of their magnificent bladeless fans with the heat.

In the meantime I've been trialling the new Today's Special Value – Wow! Dyson never disappoint.

Tune in this Saturday, 13th July, if you want to get an incredible deal on an easily manoeuvrable, lightweight, suctiontastic vaccuum. It even tackled my cat hairs with ease!



Catherine's cat Testing out Today's Special Value


You may have noticed tv and radio personality, Lisa Snowdon, popping up on our screens regularly this month. Celebrities love the ease of shopping with QVC and we've been catching up with a number of them to find out why and what they love most. Look out for special 'My QVC' shows with celebs and journalists throughout the coming months.

I'm delighted to be presenting my first show with Lisa, the Lisa Snowdon Jewellery Collection, at 3pm on 28th July. It's a stunning jewellery collection yet with surprisingly affordable price tags. Speaking of celebs I will be presenting one of my favourite fashion ranges this saturday at 3pm. Trinny and Susannah will be showing us all the tricks of the trade to looking our best with their ultra flattering, stylish designs. Hope you can join us.

Take care and don't forget your SPF!

Love Catherine xxx


  1. john clinton July 14, 2013 at 12:40 pm -  Reply

    hi catherine doing your house work want to do mine, thats a nice photo of you and motley crew hope your strawberry are doing well with this beautiful sun shine, its poor old cats and dogs feel it the most the heat

  2. Fiona July 14, 2013 at 4:17 pm -  Reply

    Glad I’m not alone in taking Ultrasun out with me, not for my use as I’ve already applied, but to offer to others! And yes, my friends also reject the offer and turn pink/red/sore!!! One day they will learn:)

  3. Catherine Huntley July 15, 2013 at 12:59 pm -  Reply

    Hi John,
    We’re so lucky to have such a fab range of cleaning products at QVC that really do make tasks fly by that much faster. I personally love the IT WORKS blocks and my Dyson handheld vacuum and use them daily.
    The pets do feel the heat but my cats don’t seem to mind too much as they find a nice spot in the shade and simply sleep for hours. Very therapeutic watching them!
    Keep well, enjoy the sun safely and see you soon on twitter.
    Love Catherine x

  4. Catherine Huntley July 15, 2013 at 1:01 pm -  Reply

    Hi Fiona,
    Glad to hear you’re well versed in the Ultrasun mantra, like me! It actually does work out better value for me than those creams you have to keep on applying every couple of hours. I really noticed this on holiday as my friends creams and lotions were running out so much faster than mine!
    Keep well & happy and thanks for writing in.
    Love Catherine x

  5. Steven July 25, 2013 at 8:47 pm -  Reply

    Hi Catherine
    Great blog again. I’ve started reading yours regularly now. Always fun and vibrant.
    Hope you have been enjoying the lovley weather. I was in Sheffield yesterday to watch my team Rangers play Sheffield Wed. The weather was great and a brilliant atmosphere too at the game.
    Looking forward to your show with Lisa. You girls always look great in the trinny sussanah shows too
    Love Steven xx

  6. Catherine Huntley September 2, 2013 at 11:39 am -  Reply

    Hi Steven,
    Only just seen your comment on here so a very very late reply! Just wanted to say thinks for writing in.
    Great to hear the weather and atmosphere were sunny and happy for your game! Lovely sunny day today in the south. Hope there’s more to come!
    Take care,
    Catherine x

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