Your pets, tennis and back together again!


A very yummy strawberry


Well, at the risk of tempting fate, we've encountered four or five days of pure summer sunshine here in London. How has the weather been where you are?

Well done if you identified last week's picture. It was a delicious strawberry… eaten moments after the picture was taken – of course! Guess the picture returns in my next blog!


Thanks to everyone who sent in their pet pictures. I've loved meeting them all and it's been a lot of fun. In this montage of wonderful photographs I couldn't resist popping in a recent picture of my two Cairns…

Viewer's pet 1 Viewer's pets 2Viewer's pet 3 Viewer's pet 4




Viewer's pet 5

Viewer's pet 6Viewer's pet 7 Viewer's pet 8Viewer's pet 10Viewer's pet 12 Viewer's pet 9Viewer's pet 19Viewer's pet 16

Viewer's pet 11Viewer's pet 13Viewer's pet 17

Viewer's pet 18Viewer's pet 15Viewer's pet 14


 Learning about your pets and their antics has been so lovely. Do share your stories on the comments section below or tweet me @mecharliebrook. Hope to hear from you soon πŸ™‚

Between walking the dogs, being busy at home and work I've managed to play plenty of tennis recently. In the extreme heat I play relatively early to avoid the soaring temperatures. It's a fabulous sport to watch but even more enjoyable to play.

I took it up when I was fourteen. I was never one for football and was a terrible player πŸ™
Yep, I was the kid who was picked last in PE! I didn't care at the time as I loathed it. Then I surprised the whole class by beating everyone's time on the assault course circuit that was set up during gym class at the end of term. That was a good day… but I still hated PE!

I love tennis and it's a sport that will stay with me for life. Nothing quite beats the feeling when you serve an ace, play a sweet volley or land a lob right on the base line.

I'm thrilled to have been drawn for Wimbledon tickets this year. It is the most beautiful day out with fabulous tennis and plenty of great food on offer, including strawberries!

Wimbledon is a few weeks away yet and between now and then, do watch out for some more fabulous shows at QVC including the Diamond Spectacular with me and Dale. I know, hard to believe, we've been let loose together again!

The show is on Sunday 1st June at 3pm with all the beautiful designs on are three Easy Payments.

Charlie's gem collectionIf you're looking for even more gem variety, I'm back on air the very next day (Monday 2nd) at 5pm with Gem Fest. Plus, everything is on three Easy Payments in that show too!

I love my gems and thought I'd share a little snap shot of some of the pieces that make up my personal collection. Amethyst, Morganite, Peridot, Turquoise and Rose Quartz among others…isn't planet Earth truly spellbinding with all the beauty it has to offer?


Take care and see you soon!

Charlie x


  1. Debby Slauenwhite May 22, 2014 at 10:23 am -  Reply

    Morning Charlie.
    Of course you should put a picture of Misty and Bramble in the pets page,[ they should be there]. I should have sent a picture of Bella [ but you have enough]. Your mystery picture was easy [ when you see it later].
    I’ll have to send you a picture of all my gem stones. I have Amethyst, Ruby, sapphire, garnet, Period and a Rubelite [ among a few]. When we moved into mum’s present home we were doing the garden and found some fossils [ I think they may now be called Druzy quartz]. I’ll have to take a picture of these as well.
    Enjoy the Tennis.
    Looking forward to the ” Charlie and Dale” show on the 1st.
    Take care.
    Debby and a BIG Whoof from Bella

  2. chantel briody May 27, 2014 at 6:26 pm -  Reply

    Hi Charlie i sent you a picture of my jess for your blog via twitter and hope you received it, i am looking forward to yours and dales show on sunday.
    Best Wishes

  3. Joanne Marsden June 3, 2014 at 1:27 am -  Reply

    Hi Charlie Watched your diamond show with Dale on sunday. Very entertaining & enjoyed it. I only wish I had money to buy a few pieces of Diamond though. Also tuned into the Gem fest you presented Monday. I enjoy watching you present because you make me smile & lol.
    Take care

  4. Charlie brook June 11, 2014 at 6:34 pm -  Reply

    Hi Debbie and woofs for Bella!
    Would love to see your gem collection and the fossils sound fascinating!
    Hope you enjoyed the show!
    All the best

  5. Charlie brook June 11, 2014 at 6:35 pm -  Reply

    Hi Chantel and thank you for sending me the picture of Jess.
    I hope you enjoyed the Charlie and Dale show. I think we got away with it!
    Kind regards
    Charlie πŸ™‚

  6. Charlie brook June 11, 2014 at 6:39 pm -  Reply

    Hello Joanne and thank you for enjoying the diamond and gem show. It was all very tempting!
    Thank you for making ME smile by saying I make you smile when on air πŸ™‚ very kind.
    All the best

  7. semi-labotomised tv viewer August 9, 2014 at 11:48 am -  Reply

    Charlie – the perfect name for you.

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