I Can Do It weekend and Craigy’s 40th!


Craig's birthday bashThis week –

- A fantastic 40th surprise for Craigy!

- I Can Do It

– The Louise Hay way…

- And some brill early QVC bloopers!

Happy 40th Craig

 How lovely it was to be able to help celebrate my good pal Craigy’s 40th birthday this weekend! We went for a lovely Italian meal in Chelsea on Saturday evening, and in the middle of it all, his sister and family turned up to surprise him! How cute!

Brad came with me ‘cos he was also attending the seminar we went to over the weekend. Craig’s done what I did for my 50th in May, and spread out his celebrations over a very long period, and he’s got a couple more to go still! And by the way – it’s not too late to go wish him a happy birthday on his blog!

I can do it weekend

 Now a couple of things happened this week which made me think I should dedicate a part of this blog to offering some contacts and resources for anyone needing a little help at the mo.

Reason? During the Kirks Folly show on Monday, a lovely lady called Helen rang, got her sprinkling of Jennifer’s Fairy Dust, and mentioned she’d sadly lost her 13 year old daughter recently so needed it.

I offered to tell her about a couple of helpful books – one of which really comforted me after my dad died years ago. Now this won’t be for everybody, and it’s not a cure-all – but if you are in the same boat, and feel ready to read something uplifting, then I’d recommend the Conversations With God trilogy, particularly books 1 and 2. They’re very cheap on Amazon, and I’d say read the first 20 pages of book 2 first, before you read book 1 as it puts it in context.

Louise and CherylI was recommended them by my dear pal Emma but was a bit put off at first by the title – but I needn’t have worried – they’re not ‘goddy’ at all, really, more philosophical – and changed the way I now deal with all such things.

If anyone else has some sage words of support for Helen, do feel free to offer them below – it’s always good to have comfort in such sad situations. Or any other books, feel free to recommend.

The other thing I thought I’d do is mention the marvellous speakers at the wonderful ‘I Can Do It’ weekend run by Hay House. Louise Hay and Cheryl Richardson (pictured) are very prolific authors who have written so many useful books, the most famous of which is ‘You Can Heal Your Life’ by Louise Hay.

Wayne DyerCheryl also co-authored the latest book with Louise, called ‘You Can Live an Exceptional Life’ – hayhouse.com for more info.

Wayne Dyer was also there, who is one of my all time heroes and an ex QVC guest – and soooo many of his books and – preferably for me – audio books, have really helped me adapt and change my outlook over the last decade or so, being able to deal with all sorts in life as a result of these invaluable tools!

But the two most memorable speakers included someone completely new to me, David R Hamilton PhD. David is a scientist and explained on a micro-molecular level – in layman’s terms thank goodness! – how the vast areas of space which make up atoms, and therefore our bodies and everything around us – are filled with energy.

Debbie and David R Hamilton

That energy can absolutely affect our bodies – basically saying how scientific studies are now proving how our thoughts can physically change our bodies and therefore even our health.

Some amazing meditations and visualisations were on offer throughout the whole weekend, and I think I bought up the shop! Lol! Including a regression one by Dr Brian Weiss who was utterly fascinating.

As was a lady called Anita Moorjani (who wrote ‘Dying to be Me’ – an enthralling account of her brief experience of the afterlife and of ‘miracle’ healing from third stage cancer).

These books are not for everybody, I don’t expect everyone to rush to buy them, but they do it for me for sure! So hopefully if you do feel it’s time to go find out more, you can discover some brand new information that could really help, or at least enlighten, especially handy if you’re having some stressful times.

Kelly HolmesTop billing was of course Dame Kelly Holmes, whose motivational talks have been inspiring lots of youngsters – and most memorable moment goes to her Q&A session response where a poor lady whose daughter had been self harming, like Kelly had in her youth.

She asked Dame Kelly for some advice and the lovely lady responded, ‘well, I could talk to her’. How amazing of Kelly to offer! Wonderful woman.

Hay House is a brilliant resource about many more subjects too so do go and look, and no, I’m not on commission! Lol! What I am doing though, is booking to go on the weekend again NEXT autumn! Loved it.


Census 1911Snippets

– Ancestors hunt continues– and I found this amazing snapshot in time of my great grandad Charles Henry Flint’s household in the 1911 census – they release them every hundred years so it’s the most recent one available.

They were living in 69 Canning Road, Islington at the time, and have now got a pic of the whole family just prior to that which I’ll feature next week if I can!

Oh and let me know if you have any pics of that road or area around that time, or even if you’re related to me – Charles Henry and wife Lily Eliza (nee Brennand) must have over a hundred descendents now! For instance, Charles the first born son (my granddad) had seven children – my dad Derek was the youngest!

- Blooper – how funny was it being on with Susan Graver this week – and well done if you got your TSV jacket and top set – it sold out early after our midnight launch! In the midst of it all, she decided to show off a talent you might not have realised she had…



Facebook saying- Facebook Saying – considering the weather this last week or so, I thought this pic doing the rounds on facebook was very apt!



I got my novel critique back from the RNA New Writers’ Scheme this week, with a lot of helpful suggestions as to how to improve it, so I ended up starting that instead of going to the cinema – sorry! I do hope to see Hope Springs soon tho if possible!

Here’s the trailer meanwhile – do leave me a review below in the comments section if you’ve seen it already!


QVC- It’ll be a busy weekend – cos this week I Are Mostly Been Using the new Leighton Denny bronzy colour nail varnish as part of his Saturday TSV, and I’m helping to kick off our 19th birthday celebrations on Sunday at midnight with a new EMU today’s special value. There’ll be lots of great bargains throughout the day so join us if you can! But if you read this in time,

Have a great week and see you next time! (don’t forget to leave me a comment below!)

Best wishes

Debs X

P.S. Here’s an extra treat for you – another fabulous blooper – true bloopers – from the first five years of QVC – see if you can spot the early presenters!



  1. martin forbes bucksburn aberdeen September 26, 2012 at 7:14 pm -  Reply

    brilliant especially bloopers with paul yourselfkara t julian b

  2. Susan September 26, 2012 at 7:56 pm -  Reply

    Hi Debs,
    I saw Hope Springs and thought it was great. It is funny but not as funny as I thought it would be. Thought it would actually NOT be a good choice for ladies who are struggling with their marriages to be honest. There were a few sad bits and it could really touch a nerve. Just my thoughts. Happy birthday Craig! I left him a comment. He lookds fab doesn’t he. Also thought YOU Debs looked great in black trousers you had on the other day! Never seen you in that flowing shape. Very nice.
    Thanks for the tips above btw. I could do with them.
    Love Susan x

  3. Anita September 27, 2012 at 1:20 am -  Reply

    TiFFT for September: Geo caching!

  4. julie September 28, 2012 at 7:47 pm -  Reply

    I am not very good with technology :-) I was watching the lovely Debbie Flint and the Kirk Folly 11pm programme and she was telling the viewers she would be posting on her blog 2 books that could help people that have had a bereavement in their lives. I have tried to look on her blog for these titles or send her a message but been unable to as I am unsure what to do. I hope you are able to help me. I feel in need of a little help at the moment. Best wishes Julie x

  5. Meryl September 30, 2012 at 9:03 am -  Reply

    Dear Debbie,
    Just thought I’d let you know how much I enjoy reading your blogs. You are such a lovely lady and a great mum and friend ! You have such a natural, easy -going personality. QVC are soooooo lucky to have you as a presenter. You say it as it is, but in such a lovely way. Keep up the good work !

  6. Nigel September 30, 2012 at 12:56 pm -  Reply

    Liking the new show format Debs & as an ex-Generation Game contestant how about putting some(or all!) of the gifts on a conveyor belt before the show and then ask the viewers to guess(in the first 15 mins to allow for sold-outs) the order they will appear in when you run it at the end of the show – correct answer wins the belt contents or a cuddly toy !! Bfn, Nige:))

  7. Debs f October 2, 2012 at 2:17 am -  Reply

    Susan – my pleasure.
    I actually loved Hope Springs – saw it on Fri. And yes, I didn’t need a tissue, I needed a box full! Lol!
    And yes I like the flowing black trousers – will have to wear them more! They are Attitudes by Renee or Anthony designs – we certainly do some nice clobber! Xx

  8. Debs f October 2, 2012 at 2:18 am -  Reply

    Martin – yes great bloopers! :-)

  9. Debs f October 2, 2012 at 2:19 am -  Reply

    Anita! Wow! Geo what?! More details please?! X

  10. Debs f October 2, 2012 at 2:20 am -  Reply

    Julie – I hope you can see where your comment popped up – if you just read the blog above, the recommendations are all there. Enjoy them
    Ps whoever posts this comment, from the web team (Sarah? Sally?), would you kindly email Julie direct to let her know how to find e blogs each week pls? Xx

  11. Debs f October 2, 2012 at 2:22 am -  Reply

    Meryl – ahhh!
    How absolutely lovely of you to comment!
    War a nice thing to read! Thanks so much – lovely to be appreciated! :-) Do come back and comment again! Xx

  12. Debs f October 2, 2012 at 2:26 am -  Reply

    Nigel – hello matey.
    Yes that’d be a wonderfully spectacular idea! Too bad it’d take too much production resource! Did you know that the conveyor belt, back in 1981, was so short it started one side of the sliding doors, ended the other, and had two little men putting the products on and taking them off either side?! I think another may even have made it go round! Haha! X

  13. Kay October 2, 2012 at 8:30 am -  Reply

    Great Blog as usual Debbie :-)
    LOVE!! the bloopers ….. my all time fave is and has always been the one where Alison pressed the pump and it acidentally squirts that stuff in your hair ….. Your reaction (and well loved laugh) is HILARIOUS!!! followed by the look on Alisons face LOL Oh dear, am laughing thinking of it.
    My second has to be the crazy woman selling the George forman grill singing that bloomin song LOL Charlies face in the backgroud LOL love it

  14. Gail Boncquet October 2, 2012 at 3:30 pm -  Reply

    Hi Debbie,
    Have lots of Tiiana B dresses and always wear them with opaque tights or leggins, they are so easy to wear and comfy – especially when you have “those tropical heat moments!”,
    Have been with QVC for 18 years! and I must say you are looking so well and younger!!!
    Keep up the good work love QVC
    Best wishes

  15. Susan October 2, 2012 at 5:56 pm -  Reply

    Hi Debs,
    Oh dear you were one who needed lots of tissues. I told you there would be some people who shouldn’t go see it! I am glad you will wear the black trousers more. Looked stunning on you. Really. I also just read on Ali’s comments that Amica has had her cancer spread. Just awful. Can’t believe it. Please pass on my hope and love,
    Susan x

  16. Gwen Tugwell October 4, 2012 at 10:56 am -  Reply

    Hi Debbie,
    I have been meaning to write to you for ages to tell you how
    interesting I always find your blogs, like lovely Ali you take so much time and trouble to make them really personal and
    detailed. I also enoy it when you present fashion because you really make us aware of true size and anything else you think we
    should be know about.
    Thanks once again for all the effort you put into your work.
    Best wishes,

  17. debs f October 10, 2012 at 11:48 pm -  Reply

    kay – oh how i wish we could show more bloopers eh! There’s no tape system any more on qvc – the archives are not usually broadcast quality – shame! in the old days i’d have been able to go in , find the tape of the show, and re-broadcast it! still, glad I’m bringing you some anyway! lol
    and of course youtube is ever helpful – including that one of alison you talked about – yes it was an all time fave for sure! I think there’s a longer version on there! ;-)
    do come back again!

  18. debs f October 10, 2012 at 11:50 pm -  Reply

    Gail – thanks so much hon! Good makeup and lighting helps a huge amount too tho haha! But i do think the macrobiotic diet has made an amazing difference!
    best wishes and keep commenting! I love reading them!

  19. debs f October 10, 2012 at 11:52 pm -  Reply

    Susan – yes i wore them again the other day – with you in mind! hehe!
    and re amica – I’m told she’s a lot better, there was apparently some new info in her readings, so it’s not as bad as some thought. apparently. She certainly seems much better – saw her at the weekend.
    best wishes as usual!

  20. debs f October 10, 2012 at 11:54 pm -  Reply

    gwen – oh how lovely to hear from you! I do appreciate it when people come out of the woodwork and let me know some feedback about what you think of my blogs! It makes such a difference to us scribblers to know they go down well!
    do come back again!

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