– Can you beat mine? How big is your biggest? Hugely huge plants and slugs!
– Romance weekend: what's the most exotic airport you've been in? Clip of Florence jazz band!
– And 'Salmon Fishing in the Yemen' – fab film – review!
Yes, that was 'romance' weekend, not 'romantic' weekend! lol (although… woops sorry, can't say! hehe). Anyway, had a fab time getting stuck in to the final parts of my romance novel on my days off – it's only taken me three years and about six writing courses and conferences to get this far! Haha!
I mentioned it on Facebook and lots of people said they would want to read it and many people also said – typically – 'is it like 'Fifty Shades of Grey'?! Well actually it is a bit steamy, but definitely not like 'Fifty Shades'! Maybe that's just me, but quite a few people have said that EL James' book was a bit disappointing. You?
Anyway, I've nearly finished mine – 'Hawaiian Affair' should be finalised in the next week or so. That's the plan. Will keep you informed – am not sure how many would actually want to read it yet tho', so I need your feedback – a few kind souls have suggested I should just put it straight up on Kindle as an e-book so anyone can buy it and download it. I'm not sure – what do you think? Let me know – you might help me decide!
In the meantime, I'm back off – in my mind – to Hawaii, to see what happens at the showdown of my novel (see, I avoided the word 'climax' there – lol!) Will they, won't they? (well, you can probably guess they do, but it's how, and when!)
Is yours bigger than mine?
Ahem! Anyway – take a look at the giants that have been appearing in my garden lately! I got back off my travels and couldn't believe the size of the foxglove in the pic at the top of this post – it’'s got to be about 8 foot tall! Pic of slug
Or the horrible slugs that keep appearing around the flower beds! Eouw. And what's the biggest, most impressive plant that's been growing in your garden this summer? Make sure you mention dimensions when you comment below! Lol (and to see how to leave a comment, if you've never done it, go to the bottom of the blog here.
– Marlene's comp has been won! The lucky winner who receives the consultation and book is Helen, and Marlene will be in touch for a full appraisal of their diet and lifestyle – I do hope they'll keep us informed of their progress.
If you missed what all the fuss is about, and some impressive stories of how macrobiotic eating has changed someone's health, read the blog here, it's really incredible what food can do.
– And a special message from Marlene Watson-Tara, to everyone who responded to the comp – she read each of your interesting comments regarding your issues, by the way:
'I truly would love to do a consultation and send books to all of you but unfortunately, and I know you will understand, that is not possible.
As I read through all of your posts there are thousands of people with all these ailments and I have worked with all of them. They can be turned around through diet so please start to take a serious look at how you can get your health back on track and know it can be done.'
Check out her book 'Macrobiotics for All Seasons', on sale at Amazon.
P.S. Marlene's new blog is also out – go here if you're curious about what to actually eat eg. breakfast!
N.B. For those that hate all this healthy rabbit food diet talk, but need to lose weight, never fear – there'll be a new Diet Chef Today's Special Value in August – if you like it all done for you- watch out for it!
And just in case you're feeling a bit jaded with our rotten summer weather, here's something else that cheers me up no end – remembering some of the fab sights in Italy when Craigy and I took a weekend trip to Tuscany recently (you can read the blog here).
If only this is what our UK airports were like – it'd be a lot more fun for the Olympics gang entering the country for the London 2012 eh!
Talking of which, this Friday (20th), the Olympic torch passes by – from Shere to Westcott to Dorking in my stretch of Surrey – I'll see if I can get a pic as the convoy speeds by on its way to the next walking destination.
WATCH – back to movies – and THE most brilliant and original film this week – with one of my absolute favourite actresses – the scene-stealing, man-eating, captivating Kristin Scott Thomas. Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt aren't bad either, but it's for the original plot and the so watchable Patricia that gets 'Salmon Fishing in the Yemen' a 8.25 out of ten for me! Catch it if you can on DVD!
QVC – this week I are mostly been using my lovely Lulu hair products- an on-air text and Tweet commented on the shine (thanks Jill Dowding Walker!)
(I'm @debbieflint if you would like to follow me on Twitter by the way!)
This week on QVC – watch out for Diane Gilman jeggings Today's Special Value launching Friday night (20th) at midnight and through the day Saturday 21st. Plus early next week, our famous 'Christmas in July' – this year on 24th AND 25th. And a heads-up that there'll be great fashion clearance shows on Thursday 26th and Friday 27th. Dates for your diaries guys 'n' girls!
Don't forget to leave me a comment about the above topics – you know I love hearing from you! Especially if you've seen or grown any really big stuff in your garden this year! Lol!
Have a fab weekend!