What a welcome back!

Hello and season’s greetings to you!

As the song goes, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year”. I know we are all different and not everyone loves Christmas, but it’s my favourite and always has been. This year it’s even more special to me because, after an extended period of time off due to personal reasons, it’s the season in which I’m returning to my beloved QVC!

I have been absolutely flabbergasted by the amount of love I’ve been showered with from so many people. My work friends are family to me and they’ve been utterly wonderful. On social media, I’ve had more messages and comments than I will ever be able to reply to individually from hundreds of dear, kind souls. My heart is full of gratitude for every single one. Thank you with all my heart. Thank you.

I’m typing this from my dressing room, reluctant to leave the building as I’m still on such a high after my first live show since my return. It was a real treat of a show. A whole hour of Molton Brown goodies with fabulous Jemma Forte. I mean, what could be more festive and lovely?

I am suffering from ditherer’s regret! I wish I’d bought the Today’s Special Value offer before our show, because it sold out in our hour. I even kept checking back in case anyone didn’t confirm their order but, alas, it wasn’t meant to be this time. It was a fantastic offer. I’ll be first in the queue the next time I see a Molton Brown offer like that!

In addition to being given such a joyous first show back, I had the added delight of it being National Christmas Jumper Day. You don’t have to ask me twice! If you’ve read my blogs or follow me on social media, you’ll have heard me mention our presenter stylist, Stine. I affectionately call Stine ‘my’ stylist. I don’t know what I ever did without her. She is great at getting to know each of us presenters and finding the perfect outfits to complement our personal style. She selected some beautiful pieces to add to my winter wardrobe.

Before coming in to work, I’d briefed her on my changing shape. There’s currently a whole lot more of me to love than ever before, so I wanted something which would bolster my confidence. Of course, like a magical fairy godmother, Stine delivered!

I always look forward to Joules’ doggy jumpers. They seem to have different ones each year, and this one is my favourite to date. Adorable! It takes a lot to out-sparkle Jemma Forte. She has a plethora of sequinned beauties in her wardrobe but I gave her a run for her money in this dazzling skirt by Michele Hope. Best of all its nice and stretchy, so it’ll flex with me if I lose or gain a few pounds.

Enough about me, lets talk about the real stars of my blog. The cats of Chez Huntley! Lots of people have written to say they’ve been missing all the kitty pics so here you go. The boys have really grown since I last blogged, especially Bowie. He’s over 7kg now and soooooo long! He loves to stretch out like a yardstick on my Cozee Home rug. Popsie, my sweet little senior girl, is so sweet. She sleeps most of the day (and night) away and occasionally chases a toy, but only for about a minute or two and then she decides that’s enough exercise and sleeps some more.

She’s always been that way though, so I’m not sure it can be attributed to her advancing years. Now Ziggy, he’s the complete opposite. He’s a livewire, always alert and chasing this, that or the other thing here and there. They each have their funny little qualities. Completely individual, each one.

I don’t know about you, but my Christmas tree and decorations went up in November. I think the boys thought it was a new toy, just for them! I’ve been feeling very festive. Michael Buble and Mariah Carey Christmas songs on repeat, Christmas movies on the TV, Christmas cupcake making, present wrapping and writing of Christmas cards have all made me feel very jolly. I’m almost all sorted now, but I do keep getting tempted by QVC.

If you’ve yet to get all your Christmas preparations done, there’s still time to shop with us at QVC. I love our 60 day money-back guarantee. You can buy now, gift at Christmas, let the recipients use and try their presents, and if they need to be returned, you’ve got all that wiggle room to do so.

I’m looking forward to the weekend with you. At 3pm on Saturday I’ll be joined by the Queen of all things feet, Margaret Dabbs for an hour entitled, “Margaret Dabbs Fabulous Feet and Hands”. At 6pm we will feature Today’s Top Tech Gifts, maybe something for yourself this Christmas? On Sunday at 2pm it’s all about the sparkle with 60 minutes of Diamonique gifts. Perhaps a good opportunity for some more self-purchasing to dazzle on New Year’s Eve? Speaking of glamming up, at 4pm celebrity make-up artist Gary Cockerill and I will be showcasing Gary’s glamourous make-up range. It’s my first show with Gary and I can’t wait!

Until then, my lovely friends, I wish you a very merry Christmas and I thank you again for your continued support and love, as ever. You really are the best.

All my love,

Catherine xx

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46 Responses

    1. Welcome home Kathryn. We have missed you and your lovely cats and soft voice.
      I am even glad to welcome back your change ing shape. It means you are a real person and have some of the real issues we all have. Take Care and Stay Safe. Merry Christmas.x.

  1. Ahh! Catherine it is so lovely to see you back, I had just posted a card to you on Friday morning and then switched on to QVC in the afternoon and there you were, so pleased to see you back again have really missed you lovely smiley face, Have a lovely Christmas.Love and thoughts Jean Smith x

  2. Hi Catherine it lovely to see you back at qvc i have missed seeing you on qvc and the pictures of your cats.popie and ziggy and Bowie sending Christmas wishes to you and your family and friends and cats. I have a beautiful cat called Mr Pip the cat 🐱 he is a handsome tabby which we got from a cat rescue we got him 3 years ago and he got a fan club.🐈🐈🐈🐈xxxx

  3. Wonderful to see you back Catherine. Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Love and best wishes Trish Fernihough xx

  4. Oh lovely to see you again Catherine!!!!…. You’ve been missed…… Hope you are keeping well….. Merry Christmas 🌲 to you… And all the very best to you for the new year!!!!… Xx

  5. Hello Catherine. I am so pleased you are back on our screens. You have been missed. Hope you and your family have a lovely Christmas and a happy, healthy New Year.

    Judith xx 😊😊

  6. Hi Catherine, I was going to say it’s so nice to see you back on QVC, but now I’ve just seen your Twitter post 😢it looks like we won’t see you on air again until after Christmas 😩. Your cats seem full of mischief (and fun). They will keep your spirits up while you are isolating. Hope your symptoms aren’t too bad and you are able to enjoy Christmas. Look forward to seeing you back on air in the New Year. Take care.

    Karen x

  7. Hi Catherine

    Lovely to see you back at QVC. I really missed your warm and friendly presenter style and of course all the kitty news and pics! Do hope all is well with you now.

    Wishing you and the boys a Happy Christmas and a brighter New Year.

    Romola XX

  8. Catherine lovely to have you back looking so well.I don’t have Instagram Twitter Facebook so your blog is a day of sunshine on this misty day. Your cats look so content no wonder with all the love you give them. Once again welcome back keep safe a big hug xxx

  9. So extremely happy to see you back. I don’t have Facebook, Twitter or Instagram so had no idea what was going on, I thought you had maybe decided to leave QVC. Happily I did my usual check and there you were. At I wish you and yours a very veryHappy Christmas and a very happy return to work. Do take care.

  10. I am so glad you are back Catherine, I just want to give you a hug. I don’t really do social media but whatever the reasons for your absence, just know that we all really do are about you. As, your bio says: you are lovely

  11. wonderful to have you back Catherine . Keep well
    Wishing you and your loved ones a very merry Christmas and a Healthy & Happy New Year xx

  12. Delighted your back ,We have really missed you .Love your cats .Mine is 9 months old and into all the Christmas Decorations. Merry Christmas to you and your family and Take care. x

  13. So lovely to see you back. I’ve really missed you and was worried about you. You always cheer me up and I especially love the news about your cats. So happy to see you all looking so well and gorgeous! Welcome back and have a very happy, HEALTHY New Year!

  14. Soooo lovely to see the lovely Catherine back on QVC , she is one of my favourite presenters – Happy Christmas lovely lady !! Xxx

  15. Lovely to see you back if only briefly before the dreaded covid got you. I hope you are now feeling much better. I’ve just been watching you and Karla and as usually you always make us smile. Wishing you a happy and healthy 2022.

  16. Welcome back Catherine!

    I turned in today & recognised your voice instantly. You have been deeply missed and your return is like a breath of fresh air : ).

    So nice to see you and the cats look fab. It must have been all that quality time with their Mummy.

    Take care and best wishes for 2022. Big hugs, Joanna xx

  17. Hi Catherine welcome back its so lovely to see you on screen, you have been missed. Hope all is ok with you now.
    I met you at the beauty bash a number of years ago and we had a really long chat, it was as if we had known each other for years.
    Love Linda x x

  18. OMG Catherine I have been praying for you to comeback I have missed your lovely smile and happy face .Can’t wait to see more of you and you don’t have to be so theatrical like some of the new presenters for people to listen .looking forward to seeing more of you and wishing you a happy new year .

  19. Lovely to see you back Catherine looking as lovely as ever, you are a delight to watch. I hope this year is a better one for you so take care and keep smiling.

  20. Welcome back Catherine, it was such a lovely surprise to see you on my screen again, you’ve been very much missed.

  21. Back on screen again Catherine, really missed seeing you. I love your honesty when you get muddled up sometimes.
    Your smile makes me smile.
    It’s easy to forget you are selling products for QVC at times.
    Remember you are human so just keep doing what you do best.
    Best wishes💙

  22. Catherine so delighted to see you back on the qvc screen . You look beautiful as always .
    Welcome back beautiful lady . I look forward to seeing more and more over the coming weeks and months
    Best wishes for 2022 ( bit belated I know 🙀)

  23. So relieved to see you back onqvc… You’ve been seriously missed… I loved hearing about your house reconstruction, always look forward to next project… Hope its going well.. I always want to buy whatever your selling, you have sincerity in your voice, so rare these days… Bless you lovely lady… Thank you for being You…

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