Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Welcome to my new Crafty Home.......

It's lovely seeing, and joining old friends.....anyone you recognize :)

One cheeky chap....and me with mega tan!!  I had been away, it wasn't distress ink...

Another cheeky chap, and some lovely ladies


Owww, now there's 2 chaps off this photo who I will be joining again, the lovely Ben and Ollie


That cheeky chap again, and our wonderful Anne will be there


Him again....


yep, him....AGAIN!!  Our Adam,, how young we looked.


This was such a good weekend, Barbara and Sue - very excited to be doing their shows again


Our crafty Ben


Aww, the lovely Hayley.  We're going to be dressing room buddies!!  How fab is that.


There are so many more familiar faces who I will be joining....have you guessed yet?

Of course you have, I'm off to HOCHANDA!!  

Very excited.  Very nervous.

I have been watching from the beginning - literally the launch show.  I've really enjoyed seeing how Hochanda have grown and developed, and managed to do so much in such a short space of time.  They have had blips, but for a brand new TV channel, this was to be expected - yet they have come on leaps and bounds.  I have been keeping my eye on the feedback they have been getting, and people seem really happy that the guests are having the time to demo properly, which is reassuring, as this was just  one of the many reasons I decided to join Hochanda.  

I'm really looking forward to a brand new challenge, and the team are so enthusiastic and eager to make it a success.  It's so exciting to be part of something which is so new.  I know there's so much in store, which makes it feel like an incredible opportunity.

Of course, personally, I'm delighted that I'll be regaining my creative freedom.  I will be doing a weekly 2 hour show, which I will be selecting the products to play with.....work with, sorry, work :). This will be called Let Leonie Loose!  haha.   I'll be guesting - and crafting!  Yeah, back to mucky fingers. I will also be working on my own product range, which is sooo exciting/nerve wracking/incredible.  I can now attend, and demonstrate, at craft shows again - Ally Pally here we come!  As if all that wasn't enough, I'm allowed to do my workshops again as well - even attending and supporting craft shops!  How cool is that.  

Thank you all for putting up with the secret squirreling - sorry it had to be that way, but it does feel as though time has sped on by!  I hope you will be able to join me in my new adventure.  I'll see you on channel:

  • SKY 663 (24/7)
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  • FREEVIEW 39 (6AM-9PM)
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  • FREESAT 817 (24/7)

I watch on my laptop (yep, I've got Virgin as well), which is nice and easy.

Anyone having a little wager on how many times I say the wrong channel name, or give out the wrong telephone number :) haha.  I won't do that....promise. I've been practicing.

I will be joining you for a walk on at 9am!!  Then, the real work begins with presenting shows at 12pm, 4pm and 7pm.   eeeekkk


156 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is that fireworks I hear!? I can feel a party coming on 😀 from one LP to another welcome to the adventure

Turnidus said...

YAY! I am delighted to hear this news. I really enjoy watching Hochanda, and can't wait to see you on there. Will record your Let Leonie Loose shows! Good luck with your new venture.
Nicky x

Mama Makes said...

Lets do this Leonie! I'll be joining you from 26th February :) See you there! Loti x

Kay said...

Delighted for you.

Heather said...

9am in half term Leonie, how could you do that to me!!!! CONGRATULATIONS, I can't wait to see what delights you come up with and to maybe, once again, be part of one of your brilliant workshops.

Leonie Pujol said...

Thank you everyone. I really should be sleeping shouldn't I! Hooray, Loti, join the party :) xxx

Linda Mitchell said...

Yippee! I was hoping that's where you were heading, all we need now is Nigel and Dean and all our Christmases and Birthdays will be rolled into one. I hope everything goes well for you, I'll be tuning in at 9am
Linda

C said...

Love the idea of a "Let Leonie Loose" slot... will have to make the effort to watch it online...(cheers Virgin Media)
Good Luck with your new direction...you'll shine like the little star you are... See you at Ally Pally :)

C

Alison said...

Congratulations Leonie on your new job - fabulous news xxx

Karen Lewis said...

Lovely news, and my Hubby will be pleased too, as he likes your cheerful way of doing things. :) Wishing you all the very best!

Always Learning said...

Congratulations.Exciting days ahead. Look forward to seeing you again.Best wishes. See you at 9 am.Love Karen x

fabulous fiona said...

Brilliant news. Looking forward to seeing you again on TV. Hope all goes well for you tomorrow. xx

Theresa said...

Aww I will defo tune in Leonie congrats I think everyone knew where you were going you will be great you have been missed
Ohh and sorry but I bet you that you do say the wrong channel but if will be funny you are brill with the add lib
Sleep well and good luck but you won't need it
Leonie let loose haha. I love it. Theresa xx

Cazro said...

I'm so looking forwarad to your new adventure. Enjoy every momnet. Go for it girl. Lots of best wishes, happy days ahead. A good decision to leave C& C. Caz

lorraine (classylady) said...

Good one Leonie you are such a great crafter it is a shame not too see you in action. Hope you will be happy and enjoy your new challenge. We certainly will enjoy watching you.

regards
lorraine -scotland. xx

Elizabeth said...

Great news, be great to see you back on our screens and doing what you do best. Showing us great demos. Also looking forward to lots of laughs with you. Good luck. xx

emma goddard said...

Fantastic news hun, I'd guessed you would be joining Hochanda, it will be great to have you back on our screen, all the very best with with your new venture xx

Helen Coates said...

Brilliant news,have missed 'ickle' on my tele and am looking forward to a workshop with you in March xxx

lesley lawton said...

Missed you so much good luck xxxx

Myra said...

Great News Leonie!
I was right! I too have Virgin! iPad will be at the ready! Could you not have a word with Mr Branson? It would be lovely to be able to record the shows but having you back will be lovely! I love the title !!!
All the very best wishes for later! Xxxx

Jill Hewitt said...

Can't wait it's been to long since we last you on TV. Love Hochanda.com for the reason you do, it shows crafters crafting 😊 good luck Leonie will be watching you xxx

Jill Hewitt said...

Can't wait it's been to long since we last you on TV. Love Hochanda.com for the reason you do, it shows crafters crafting 😊 good luck Leonie will be watching you xxx

Amanda Openshaw said...

Welcome back Leonie, I'm sure you will be great and get straight back into it. Good luck, nice to see all the best crafters are turning up at Hochanda, it's a great channel. Xx

Hels Sheridan said...

All the very best Leonie, I have missed seeing you on screen and it sounds like you have a bundle of fun to bring us... congrats sweetie x

Tracey Laughton said...

Wishing you the best of luck Leonie and so pleased you will be back at Ally Pally! xx

Alison Sault said...

Woop Woop, I was right lol, I am really happy for you Leoni, be good to see what you can do and I am sure you have heaps to show us, hints and tips galore I hope. Good luck, but I don 't think you will need it as you will be fab that I am sure off. Just been and set the record, sometimes I sleep late lol. Fab choice off channels, I can't say it is my favourite one, as both the new channels are doing really well. So onward and upward, take care, and massive Congratulations xx

Cal Shrive said...

Congratulations Leonie, your going to be fabby on Hochanda, I watch this channel now all the time, I can't wait to see you back on the TV where you belong. Looking forward to all your plans that you have decided to do on the channel, sounds exciting :)
Good luck honey, not that you'll need it your a Pro!!
P.s I won the bet with my daughter, I said from the beginning when Hochanda started and you went off our screens :( that I hoped you would be joining the Hochanda Team.
Let the fun begin, see you at 9am on the TV of course Lol x :) :)

Tina Holmes said...

Absolutely the greatest news! It will be great to see you on screen again!

Sandra said...

So delighted for you Leonie. It sounds perfect. Exciting times ahead. Much love, Sandra xxx

hollyberry said...

Can't wait to see you later today back on tv ,you have been missed. You will be fine,once you get started it will all fall back into place I'm sure. All those friends to meet up with again!
Just want to wish you all the best in this new chapter. Have fun and enjoy being free to do what you want and that is craft. Hoping that you might get down Somerset way for some of those workshops so I can get to one!
Roll on 9am.
All the best Nicola x

Gill Salmon said...

Woop woop woop
Good choice for your next adventure
Xx

Pauline preece said...

I'm so pleased for you Leonie. Good luck with your new venture,hochanda is a fab crafting channel,I am sure you will blossom.

Jenny Nadershahi said...

I KNEW IT! When I saw Adam was at Hochanda I knew you were going there. Well jolly good luck Leonie, I look forward to watching.

Anne Chilvers said...

Really pleased to finally hear, thought it might be Hochanda :). Look forward to seeing you back on our screens, you have been missed ! Good Luck xx

Sarah Brennan said...

I knew it. Guessed right and can't wait to see you in a few hours, even if it is only a walk on role. Roll on your 2 hour show lol!

Barbara Lancaster said...

Wonderful news Leonie. Congratulations! Xxx

Kitty Davies said...

Hi Leonie.
Congratulations, Brilliant news so looking forward to seeing you again.
Take care and keep warm. Kitty.

Lesley WHITE said...

Great news - good luck, look forward to seeing you soon.

Julie-Ann said...

Good luck xxx

Suzanne Corker said...

Good luck...sure you'll have a ball...Looking forward to seeing some crafty ideas!!!J

cardmakerkb said...

This is great news. Sooo glad it's Hochanda as I can't get the craft channel. will be working today but will be able to catch your 7 o'clock show. Good luck(not that you'll need it) and have fun. Catch you later. Kath x

Cara Caswell said...

Good luck in your new adventure!

Deborah W said...

Great news,Leonie, Hochanda is a lovely channel. See you soon xx

Chris Patterson said...

All the best in your new venture Leonie...you'll be fab! xx

carol edwards said...

Wonderful news Leoni and I'm so glad you will have your creative license back again. I enjoy watching Hochanda and the presenters are great. I will be watching at 9.00, you will be fabulous as usual, enjoy it. X

Cumbrianlass said...

That is absolutely wonderful Leonie had my fingers crossed it would be Hochanda it's a brilliant channel and you will fit right in. Gave lots if fun and I am looking forwards to all the laughs you are going to give us as well as the super demos etc. Hugs xxx

Cumbrianlass said...

That is absolutely wonderful Leonie had my fingers crossed it would be Hochanda it's a brilliant channel and you will fit right in. Gave lots if fun and I am looking forwards to all the laughs you are going to give us as well as the super demos etc. Hugs xxx

Kim Dibben said...

Can't wait to see you on air Leonie xx can't record any of the shows as I have to watch on the computer, perhaps to can talk them into going to Virgin and then I can record you when I'm at work xx hopefully your shows will be repeated in the evening xx

Bev said...

Yeyyyy I knew it!!! Glad it's all official now though. Can't wait to see you back on screen!

lilian said...


Great News , you're back, may not catch you at nine but will definitely be there for your shows.
Good luck, not that you'll need it, you're a natural for tv, and an amazing talent.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Jackie S * said...

so pleased for you Leonie and glad you're at Hochanda. Looking forward to seeing your new ranges as well - Jackie - Highkands x

littlewendles said...

Congratulations, we've missed you, and now we don't have to. X

Terrie Anderton said...

I've a silly grin on my face for you Leonie, great news, You will be a great asset to Hochanda & if they let your creativity loose... well we will all benifit. Good luck & I look forward to seeing you at Ally Pally,in Sept (cant get there in April boohoo) Love & hugs Terrie x

lycar123 said...

Congratulations Leonie, you have been away from our screens for too long . Welcome back xx
Lynne T

Caroline said...

Only one word - HOORAH!

lydia jordan said...

Hi Leonie,
GOOD LUCK!!! you have been missed.
Lydia
X

Gill said...

Hi Leonie - fantastic new - Hochanda will certainly now be my favourite channel - I cannot wait to see your cheeky face back on our screens - I have really missed seeing you. Love and best wishes xxxxx

Jeanette Butler said...

That's great news for us and you. Leonie let loose sounds like a very entertaining show, looking forward to seeing your new product line and seeing you at shows and hopefully a workshop. Congratulations. Hope you don't have to present shows on wood saws...could be dangerous with your bubbly personality. Hugs xxx

Lynne said...

Good luck Leonie. I've so been looking forward to seeing you on Hochanda. It will be great to see you doing what you do best. x

Ema H said...

Brilliant news good luck in your new home. It would be great if you could post when you will be on so we don't miss you. You have really been missed.! Xxxxxxxs

Michelle Potter said...

Brilliant news Leonie, you have been absent from our screens for too long. It's half term so i will be tuning in, good luck xx Michelle p

Michelle Potter said...

Brilliant news Leonie, you have been absent from our screens for too long. It's half term so i will be tuning in, good luck xx Michelle p

Helen Houlden, Calverton said...

Yay I did wonder if you were! Then someone told me it's not very good, but it will be better now you are there. Good luck with everything chick and I hope you come back to Nottinghamshire soon as it was at Sarah's in Newark that we met.xx

Elaine said...

Can't wait to see you back on screen ! Great news and good luck x

Diane said...

Yayyyyyyy so pleased for you.....back where you belong and who cares if you make a few mistakes....don't we all! and the hochanda channel has really impressed me, there have been some great demos, I know it's a shopping channel but they do seem to be allowing people to share the techniques and ideas as well as pushing the products, as a customer that makes me more inclined to buy! Big pat on the back to them and you will be a real asset.
.....bad news for me though, are you always going to be on a Wednesday? ....it's my verrrrrrrry long day at work don't get home till 8 and no way of recording!!!
Will there be repeats or catch up online??
Anyway have lots of fun :-) !!!!!!!!!!

Jan said...

Brilliant Leonie, will be pleased to see you back again, good luck in your new venture, ps hope Hochanda have more card crafting programs on!!

Anne Crawford said...

Brilliant! So looking forward to watching and listening to your laugh again.
Good Luck and enjoy!
Hochanda needs you to make it more interesting and fun. I sometimes have problems with the tv signal it seems quite weak and I lose the picture easily ( doesn't happen with other channels) .
Also wish their prices and p&p were better, I still haven't bought anything from them yet ( not like me) !
But I'm sure I will watch it more now so might be tempted!

Tressa said...

It has been a long time in coming but at last you are able to make public your change of channel. Good luck with your shows and I look forward to watching you demo your many skills.

Brunemma said...

It really is brilliant news. Lots of laughter and great demos to look forward to. I might just be persuaded to join the club now !! Pam x

Scottydog said...

Congratulations Leonie. Looking forward to 9am.

Sandra Williamson said...

Congratulations!!! you were missed, the other channel (where you left) has gone down hill fast, they should call it the boring channel, same old companies, same old stuff, week after week...it was really noticable once you left, that the quality crafters were all abandoning ship!! I am so happy to see you back on tv...i dont shop on Hochanda, because of their postage thing, but i watch allday long.. i record, record, record..and then try to copy..full of ideas and inspiration. Am coming to Ally pally in April, so will see you there!! And, i am waiting to see your own designs,,you are full of talent, let it shine!!!

Jan Sharp said...

Of course we guessed- and hoped! How silly the gagging order has been. Have fun. See you there x

Artyjen said...

Wishing you well.....I've not looked at a crafty channel in years! Got fed up with the whole thing! I'll try recording on free sat today.....off to work myself now! xoxo Sioux

julie_woolston said...

Fantastic news Leonie I thought that was where you were heading, you'll be brilliant have missed you on our screens,
Hugs Julie xxx

emilysnan said...

so happy to see you back on tv cant wait for the madness of let loose with leonie ;) best of luck with everything xmaggiex

Wendy L said...

Been waitng fr this, looking forward to the shows. Good Luck, xx

Cindy S said...

Looking forward to having you back in our crafty lives. All the best in your new adventure!

Jackie Durrant said...

Was just reading your post and saw the time so switched over just as you came on. Wishing you every happiness in your new venture. Jackie x

AngieD said...

Hi Leonie, already love Hochanda as it lets the products do the talking!...You'll be such an asset! Good luck, good crafting and yey! You're back! Can't wait to see what ou've got for us.......go girl xxxxx

carol edwards said...

Hi Leoni, tuned in at 9am to see you and you look fabulous with your new hairdo. Looking forward to seeing you at 12.00 x

Sue Housley said...

Fab to see you back on tv Leonie but they have to up their game massively to compete. I think it such a boring channel. Not as warm ,friendly or entertaining.

Anne said...

Good luck, Leonie. Looking forward to seeing you make a mess on TV as well as on your blog!

Anne (Northampton)

Sue Housley said...

Fab to see you back on tv Leonie but they have to up their game massively to compete. I think it such a boring channel. Not as warm ,friendly or entertaining.

Linda Page said...

Looking forward to seeing you back on the box xxxx

Linda Page said...

Looking forward to seeing you back on the box xxxx

gwen70 said...

So glad you are back on our screens Leonie

Leonie said...

Good luck really pleased to see you back on TV have missed you. I like the sound of leonie let loose I don't think Hochanda know what they are letting themselves in for lol
See you at twelve
Love
Leonie (Shield)

Jean said...

So it's Hochanda, Leonie. I can see that I'm going to have to get my mind around their postage and packaging set up, if I'm to buy your stuff, which I'm sure I will want to! I hope you're very happy in your new job, I like Hochanda very much and I'm looking forward to seeing you there. Jean Williams

Lea Brawn said...

Fab news Leonie. I'm so pleased you've chosen my Fave craft channel x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Looking forward to seeing you there Leonie, you've been away for far too long.

Sue xx

Kstacey said...

Hochanda is very lucky to have you!! I've really missed you on TV. I don't understand why Dawn Wheeler was able to jump from one channel to another, but you have been subjected to this period of exile. Anyway, it's over for you now & I wish you every success and much happiness for your exciting future xx

Christine Brammall said...

Good luck leonie great to see you back on TV .i watch the shows that interest me but I don't buy p np is too high. Can't wait to see the range you're going to bring to the channel .

Anonymous said...

Lovely to see you back Leoni. I enjoy Hochanda, I love watching Alex and Charlie, they are great and you will add another dimension to both presenting and crafting. I wish you all the luck in the world.

berne tidyman said...

Fantastic news Leonie. I love Hochanda and with you there it will out of this world.

Dawn said...

So pleased for you Leonie - you will have a ball. Xxx

Ann said...

Great news exactly what I expected. Enjoy

Ann said...

Great news exactly what I expected. Enjoy

Sue Balawajder said...

Missed your walk -on but will try and tune in later.Really hope it goes well for you.Still not sure its a channel I could watch for long but you will add a sparkle to it.Welcome back to our screens.Please post on your blog your telly shows then we won't miss you.

fifip said...

Yes, I am so glad it's Hochanda that you are joining,really missed you on our screens leonie. Just missed your walk on show but have got the rest on record so I won't miss anymore,they seem to have so much fun at Hochanda which is what crafting is all about. Looking forward to Let leonie loose,just the perfect title for you. Wishing you good luck and have fun in your new venture. Yours Fiona xx

ginny c said...

So glad you are back have missed you great you will be demoing been following your blog for years but have enjoyed your countdown your a ray of sunshine.

Margaret A said...

FREEDOM!!! This is going to be amazing for you. See you at Hochanda. Xx

Margaret A said...

FREEDOM!!! This is going to be amazing for you. See you at Hochanda. Xx

Dorothy Temple said...

Great news happy for you Leonie, hope you enjoy & are keeping well. Have also got Virgin so not sure how to get you on laptop, will have to practice. Dorothy ( Nicky's Nicky'sNan )

Jackie Whiteman said...

Saw you on the first show this morning - fab, it's so good to see you again - good luck, don't think you'll need it though as you are such a great person, crafter and presenter (your nerves will soon disappear) and you'll get back into the swing of it within the first hour, I'm sure - take care, luv Jackie xxx

Looby said...

worst kept secret ever!! Glad that you're being given the opportunity to do what you love. Unfortunately, the extremely high p&p charges stop me from ordering from Hochanda - sort that out and I would be a regular viewer and shopper.

Pat James said...

Congrats Leone on ur new adventure, ur gona b great, fab news abt ally pally, hasn't been the same since u stopped coming, roll on April.

Huge hugs pat.( ur ally pally storker lol) xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Leonie, Wow !! Great news !! I hadn't thought Hochanda, I thought you would be joining Dawn, but fabulous news.
Here's hoping you can get them to broadcast on Virgin pleeeeeeeease !! haha.
I am looking forward to seeing you. I must be going blind as I looked at Hochanda schedule this morning and didn't see your name, it's a senior thing !!!!
Good Luck and fabulous news.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Nannieflash said...

Good Luck Leonie, I had a feeling you were going to join the Hochanda Team, have fun and enjoy and congratulations. hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

Carol Jones said...

Great to see you back on TV. When are you going to be up in Oswaldtwistle, would love to see you demo.

janet said...

Just turned on and recognised a very familiar voice!!! Hooray -I'm SO pleased you are on Hchanda, and even better, a 2 hour weekly show with you doing your 'thing'. Really looking forward to it. Congratulations and now I'm going back to watch the rest of the show....
janetannc.

Anonymous said...

thought you be at hachanda but unfortunately don't shop there p&p too high and cannot afford the monthly membership as well as spending but glad you happy in your new home so to speak

Anonymous said...

Glad to see you back on the box again. I look forward to watching your shows and enjoying the sense of fun and creativity that only you can do. Congratulations �� Sue.

Mia Bibby said...

Just read your blog Leonie. I sent you an email to hochanda. I too have watched for a long time, I'm now a member. I LOVE the demos, so detailed, I have learnt loads to pass on. Can't wait to catch your shows and am SO pleased as I remember your first show **whispers on the other vhannel sshhh!! no names mentioned x

Kim Pritchard said...

Good to see you on TV again. You're so natural (as always) and you asked Sarah all the right questions she needed to demo the product at it's best. Great presenter and demonstrator and good products, what more do you need. Thanks Leonie.

crafty kats cards and gifts said...

Congrats Leone hope it all goes well for u. Will look forward to seeing you on there n what you come up with. ��

crafty kats cards and gifts said...

Congrats Leone hope it all goes well for u. Will look forward to seeing you on there n what you come up with. ��

Melissa Latchem said...

You've done the right thing - this is a channel that crafters want, the best way to sell a product is to SEE it being used

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Leone I have been following your countdown posts waiting to see where you were going to turn up, I have never heard of the channel but will be having a look on my laptop as I have Virgin, I wish you all the best in your new venture I have missed seeing you on TV, good luck.
hugs
lorraine x

Crafty Jack said...

Congratulations Leonie, I hope you are going to enjoy yourself in your new venture, I also had sort of guessed you where going to Hochanda. It seems such a shame that you had so many restrictions put on you, when you left the other channel and also it seems that they put a hold on you doing what you like best crafting......

Best wishes

Emma Burns said...

Delighted. Watched your first show and was so happy for you. Glad you are back. Looking forward to seeing more of you. Xxxxxxxx

Emma Burns said...

Delighted. Watched your first show and was so happy for you. Glad you are back. Looking forward to seeing more of you. Xxxxxxxx

Lynne Newon said...

Glad you are back on TV again. Look forward to seeing you

Pat said...

So pleased you will be back on or screens again Leonie as I have missed your smiling pretty face! I did wonder if it might be The Craft Channel as Dawn has gone there but feel you have made the right choice with Hochanda and it will be great for you to get back to your roots with more crafting as well as presenting. Good luck with this new challenge! x

Carol Grieve said...

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bloomin' excellent! C xx

Carol Kurian said...

Oh I have missed you so much Leonie! Thrilled to see you back in my living room. Have a fantastic time. I tried to request friendship on Facebook but got a message to say you have reached your limit!! Xx

Alison D said...

Hi Leonie, I had a feeling you would be joining Hochanda from the hints about designing you're own line. I was right. Whoopee! Going to see you on the TVagain. Congratulations. I'm sure you're going to have a whale of a time and with your personality you'll fit in perfectly. Goog luck. Love and hugs,
Alison D x

Su said...

Really looking forward to seeing your lovely happy face and hearing that lovely Lancashire accent again! Love Hochanda...like you have watched from the very first show ; it's great to see how everyone has settled in and are showing their personalities - warm and friendly and willing to 'have a go'! Don't be nervous we'll all be there to support you - just have fun and be yourself! Xx

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, I hope your new venture is as good for you as it is for us crafters. Well done and Good Luck

Tracy Welham said...

Best of British for your new crafty journey. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

asusana57 said...

Lovely to see you back Leonie. Please let us know what shows you are on. I don't want to miss any. I 've really enjoyed the shows today. It was evident that you did too. Xx

cheryl green said...

Brilliant to see you back Leonie, you have been missed. Will be watching out for your shows

Susan White said...

Congratulations Leonie - I hope you'll really enjoy your new workplace (can't call it a job!) and I'm so pleased that you'll be able to get back to your creative self!

Josie Jo said...

Hello Lovely Leonie! Just switched on the telly and there you were... squeals of delight! I have missed the fun you bring to the screen. It's so marvellous to see you again. I, too, have watched Hochanda grow and develop. I've seen the mistakes and the technical issues but to my mind it's what has made it so lovely to watch. There are some TV shopping channels out there that are more like sausage factories churning out perfect, uniform products without any crafty passion. Art and big business are always uncomfortable bedfellows. Hochanda give the crafters who are selling their products time to show us the wonderful things that can be achieved.
The presenters are all sweet and self-depreciating and I think you will be such a wonderful addition to the team!
I just wish Hochanda had catch up on the internet because I work full time and miss a lot of shows.
I wish you well on your journey sweet lady. Crafty hugs xxx

Karen Petitt said...

Blooming awesome news Leonie! I wish you all the best of luck and lots of new crafty adventures. I am so happy you will be crafting once again and sharing with us that way - that is why I've always loved to watch you create, the inkiness and mucky fingers go with crafting and the perfect nails don't lol! Karen x

Julie Cassidy said...

Congratulations Leone looking forward to seeing you xxxxx

joyce said...

Pleased and delighted you are back on TV. Caught the 4 pm show and you are such a natural presenter. Won't buy from Hochanda as p&p charges are far too high. Will however watch and learn from your programmes Many congratulations

marc said...

great to see you back on air and great you have real freedom to do what you want as well when not on air,you did good girlfriend and i cant wait to see more of you and your talent big love marc

Margaret said...

It was as if you had never been away! Mxx

Annette said...

Congrats Leone, can't wait to to see you on air, you have been missed. 🎊👍🏼Xxx

Jennifer Bradley said...

Fabulous to see you back with us cannot wait to see your cheery smile again. xxxxx

Janet Jones said...

Welcome back Leoni. You have been missed x

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Leonie,
Have a ball, I'm away to watch the 7 pm show.
Maureen xxx

Heather Treble said...

Hi Leonie,
So happy that you will be on Hochanda, all the very best in your new job!
Heather

Pam H said...

Well done and congrats Leonie
Shame I've got Virgin but have to say the Hochanda channel works on my PC pretty well
Look forward to watching x

Jamooka said...

Great to see you back on our screens

Anonymous said...

HOORAY!!!!

You're back!!!!!

AND...on Hochanda!!!!!! Double hooray!!!

I love the style of the channel. So much nicer without the pressured sales technique (always puts ME off) and with more time for demos, it's so much more informative, AND the guests get to share so many more hints and techniques.

Can't wait to see your Let Loose shows!!!!!

Good luck!
Debbie

Myra said...

Well Done!
What a great day! It's as if you have never been away! I learned a lot today.
Thank you for that and many congratulations!
Hugs, Myra xxxx

Welsh Dors said...

Yeah!!! Leonie's back on TV. Enjoyed your show today, really looking forward to your two hour inky shows.
Congratulations
Dorianne

Barbara (C) said...

Will be so good to have you on board with the Hochanda Team Leonie! So looking forward to your own slot.....Welcome back on screen - missed you a lot...Barbara

Susan Carrington said...

Great to see you on Hochanda and so glad you have your creative freedom at last. The crafting world has held it's breath for so long and now we can all settle down and do what we do best....CRAFT - with your infectious enthusiasm and expertise leading us. Wishing you every success and happiness for the future.

Sue

Carol S. said...

Thank goodness you chose Hochanda!! Can't wait to see the shows. As I have moved to Suffolk, I sadly won't be able to get to Ally Pally this year. I did see you the last time you were there. Good luck for your first shows. Hugs, Carol S.xxx

karenlotty said...

HOORAY I am soooo pleased you have joined Hochanda I did have my doubts as you are friends with DB I was channel hopping all day and sadly missed you I was set to send an email in and everything Darn! But I will definitely be looking out for you

Lin said...

Fabulous to see you back on our screens. You have been sorely missed. I remember when you once squeezed the word 'supercali ...... ' into one of your shows after a bunch of us dared you to. I love your bubbly enthusiasm and I think Hochanda is the perfect fit for you.

Lin

Ruthieroo said...

Fantastic, so glad you are on my favourite channel, welcome back Leonie! you have been so missed, it's great to see you again. Love, Ruth

Mum said...

Mum said
Good to see you in the front room again . It was well worth the wait.you were brill today.
Love you mum and Neil.

Dottyann said...

It's great to see you back Leonie I am so looking forward too your 2hour let loss, haha Lots off luck and crafty hugs for your new adventure. I love Hochanda and know it can only get better xxo