Welcome to 2013!


DadHiya, hope you had a fabulous Christmas and New Year! I won't even begin to mention how much I've eaten! In particular a raspberry pavlova played a huge part on Boxing Day… delicious!

Our Christmas ended up being a little spontaneous and brilliant with it! We whizzed down to the Isle of Wight to see Mum and Dad (Dad pictured left).

Originally, we were planning to spend a quiet one, at home, with the recent arrival of the puppies but Dad's been in terrible pain with his back. So we put in a couple of calls, booked a ferry and cheered him up (hopefully!) with our visit and the hilarious escapades of the puppies! 

MistyWrapping paper didn't stand a chance as long as they were around! It was a big family get together in the end and as well as great food and the pulling of crackers, we played quizzes and games then rounded off the day with the karaoke machine! Thankfully, no recordings were made!

Overall, we had a great time and hopefully managed to distract Dad from the pain a little. The highlight for the puppies had to be their first walk on the beach! Misty (pictured left) was particularly pleased at finding a dead crab, the size of a coaster!


DaleShe carried it beautifully with the legs dangling out either side of her mouth! We eventually caught up with her and managed to separate the two! Bramble, on the other hand, found a washed up fish! I'll spare the details!

We came back to see in the New Year and I was soon back at QVC. I bumped into Dale, both on and off air.





Me and DaleAs you see, Dale is all dressed up for his show where as me… well not quite ready to go on-air but looking ready for another walk along the seafront! 

I'm really enjoying twitter. I'm @mecharliebrook. I'll keep you updated there with the puppies escapades and what's happening at QVC, including my new Destination Gems show, every Tuesday evening at 8pm. 

The first show was so exciting (many thanks if you managed to tune in) and this Tuesday (8th Jan) I'm particularly looking forward to it. We focus much of the show on Australia! Look out for coloured Diamonds, Opals and Australian Sapphire. Take a look at our promo video below too.


EarringsThese exquisite earrings (pictured left) are coming up in the hour and we start the show with 'The Reveal' then round off the hour with a Bargain Hunter.

Plus we'll have a fantastic competition coming very soon as well! The prize is a beautiful loose amethyst in a presentation case, it weighs over 5 carats! Check out the pictures below…



Amethyst in gift box With the competition prize










Ok, I'd better dash, I can hear the puppies stirring!

Take care and see you soon.

Charlie x

twitter @mecharliebrook


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  1. Louise maguire January 4, 2013 at 7:48 pm -  Reply

    Love you charlie! Loving the show x

  2. Charlie brook January 7, 2013 at 2:21 pm -  Reply

    Thank you Louise, love having you tune in! Happy New Year!

  3. Debi Stubbs January 7, 2013 at 11:59 pm -  Reply

    Hi, Charlie, happy new year, your puppies are so cute. Unfortunately we lost our lovely black lab Monty on Sunday 6th jan, he was 13 but he had heart problems, we had him since he was 9 weeks old, it feels very weird at home now because he was such a big dog he has left a huge gap, but I hope he’s having a wonderful time in doggie heaven and having as much bread as he likes, he loved bread.
    On a lighter note ordered the Eternal one time only heart bracelet, really looking forward to receiving it.
    Take care
    Debi x

  4. Charlie brook January 8, 2013 at 6:58 pm -  Reply

    Hello Debi. I’m so sorry to read of the loss of your black lab, Monty. Our pets become very special members of our family. I remember the loss of our setter Molly, we also had her from a puppy. I’m sure you have many, many magical (and I’m sure, sometimes mischievous) memories to hold on to.
    Thanks for getting in touch.
    Warm regards

  5. Debby slauenwhite January 9, 2013 at 11:16 am -  Reply

    Morning Charlie.
    THANK YOU for a really nice show last night. Oh boy the black opal ring was FANTASTIC [not unlike my opal but mine is a pendant].The blue opal earrings were also similar to a pair I have.I did how-ever order the 7 stone sapphire [in the morning] before seeing it in the flesh. I also have an Australian magnetic iron ore ring, which is some thing differant. I’ll have to send you some photo’s. Can’t wait for next weeks show.
    Poor Bella is off to the vet again tonight as she’s still having problems.
    Take care.
    LOVE Debby and a sympathy whoof from Bella.

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