The spoon mystery..!


TeaspoonHello, hope your Easter Holidays have been fun! 

I've enjoyed a few days off work. I spent some time in Somerset and then wizzed over to the Isle of Wight to see Mum and Dad. I came back home with a fabulous fruit cake my Dad made, which is out of this world!

Now here's a question… where do teaspoons go?!! We are down to our last two at home now, one of which has an extra long handle so isn't even from the original set of six! Is there a secret void in the sink which they disappear into? It's a bit of a puzzle. I'm pretty certain they haven't left the house as we have a plastic set for picnics and pack lunches.

They're up there with missing socks (which I've blogged about before!)- some things just have a habit of disappearing! Well, the hunt must go on! In my experience, lost items often turn up in the most random of places. My car keys once ended up in the cutlery drawer!

I'm looking forward to a really special show this Monday afternoon, 16th April at 1pm – Gold Fever. It's a three hour extravaganza with a stunning line up of gold jewellery. I hope you can join me. Have a picnic to hand, so nothing will tear you away from the screen and maybe a flask of tea for a little later on…. and hopefully, you have a spoon to stir your tea with! Perhaps we should feature a gold spoon in the show!

As you know, I always round off my blog with a weekly fact. There are so many amazing facts about gold, but this is one of my favourites.

Take care,
Charlie x

This week's fact… an ounce of gold can be stretched into a single wire of 50 miles in length!


  1. b ward April 16, 2012 at 1:04 pm -  Reply

    found when i had teenage sons at home all my teaspoons used to be put in the bin with yogurt pots. Only know this as i caught one of
    them doing it.
    Shame really as i used to like to think we had borrowers who had
    some other use for them.

  2. rachel April 17, 2012 at 5:28 pm -  Reply

    Hey Charlie
    Loving the blog.
    From Rachel

  3. Marg April 17, 2012 at 5:49 pm -  Reply

    Hello Charlie, I am watching the epiphany show on Tuesday, and I am answering your request to read your blog, I tuned in as you were speaking to the lady who was celebrating 60yrs of marriage, I would like to add my best wishes them for many more years together.Now I have a admission to make everybody thinks I’m at the most fifty ,not because of my looks I hasten to add, it is just assumed, well we are celebrating our Golden Wedding this year on Prince Harry’s birthday, I share my birthday with Prince William, cant have anything of my own, but you can see I am a little older than is thought. But you know what Mark Twain said,’Age is a state of mind,if you don’t mind it doesnt matter’.That sums up the way we feel.
    I follow with great interest your childrens adventures in life,they are lucky to have a devoted Dad, oh and by the way didnt you know the teaspoons meet up with all the odd sox and live happily ever after with ‘The Borrowers’, I will look forward to your next blog,

  4. Gill April 17, 2012 at 6:00 pm -  Reply

    Hi Charlie I felt I must comment on your blog as I’ve just been watching you with Sharon on your Epiphany Diamonique show. You mentioned that people don’t comment on your blog – guilty as charged- although I do read your blog regularly. Back to the blog, in our house it’s forks not teaspoons. Our daughter, who is now 21,has severe autism and loves twiddling forks a real sensory buzz I imagine. They are all over the house and indeed everyone elses house as ‘have fork will travel’.

  5. irene carlin April 17, 2012 at 8:44 pm -  Reply

    hi charlie i heard u today asking for people to reply to you blog. i agree its same in our house…teaspoons and socks go missing. who knows where they end up!!!! love ur sense of humour on qvc ur very entertaining!!! keep up the good work.

  6. Jan Jarvis April 18, 2012 at 7:09 am -  Reply

    Hello Charlie,
    Can’t help you with the vanishing spoons. Only suggestion is to nick a few wooden sticks from a coffee shop, stick ’em up your jumper and you’ll never be short of a stirrer!!!!!
    Watched your Diamonique show – loved it. Can’t wait for the next one. And you’re still cute!
    You’re my favourite when it comes to jewellery shows – we learn everything about each piece and I’ve always said you can sell me anything. And when it comes to shows with food, it’s amazing how much you can tuck away!! Gives me a good laugh.
    Keep on doing what you do – we love it.
    Love Jan X X X
    P.S. Hope the spoons turn up soon

  7. Charlie brook April 18, 2012 at 9:41 pm -  Reply

    Hello b, and thanks for getting in touch.
    Spoons in yoghurt pots and then thrown away, oops, now that is a mistake! I don’t think I’ve thrown them away, I have no idea where they can be. I think one is in a bag of sugar… 3 more to find!
    Take care

  8. Charlie brook April 18, 2012 at 9:43 pm -  Reply

    Hi Rachel and thanks for your reply, I’m glad you enjoy the blog!
    All the best

  9. Charlie brook April 18, 2012 at 9:49 pm -  Reply

    Hello Marg!
    Happy anniversary and happy birthday, all in one to you! I wouldn’t dream of asking your age! Thank you for your kind comments. I love being a Dad, it’s the best thing ever! I’m now of an age where I’m old enough to be the Dad of some of the people I work with here at QVC! Dale (silver fox) Franklin, often jokes he’s like a Dad to me, but can he make a delicious fruit salad like my Dad though?!!!!
    Take care
    Charlie x

  10. Charlie brook April 18, 2012 at 9:51 pm -  Reply

    Hello Gill and hi to your daughter too! I think I may have theory on my missing spoons…. Uri Gellar! Now when was the last time I worked with him? Did I have all my spoons then?!
    Take care

  11. Charlie brook April 18, 2012 at 9:53 pm -  Reply

    Hi Irene, thank you for your kind reply. I’ll show your comment to my manager to prove that some people do like my sense of humour!! 🙂
    Take care

  12. Charlie brook April 18, 2012 at 9:57 pm -  Reply

    Hello Jan, such kind comments, thank you.
    Wooden sticks, now that’s a good idea, although a bit tricky for sprinkling sugar over strawberries! I’m writing this and I’m really, really hungry. I’ve no idea whats in the fridge, I’ll go and look.
    Also, if you love your jewellery, hope you can join me on gem day, I’ll mention a special show coming up in my next blog.
    Take care

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