Ultra Excitement! STOP PRESS! Make sure you join me and Abi Cleeve on Saturday (5th) 11pm – not only a wonderful One Time Only on her amazing Ultrasun range, but the launch of the new eye cream! Don’t miss it!
Alpha H – 11p post and packing! STOP PRESS – Friday and Saturday, 11th anniversary shows of our top problem solving skincare range – including with me tonight (Fri 4th) at 11pm, also including a super #OTO bargain! Looking forward to seeing Tom!
Big get together with Back to You Facebookers
Oh what a lovely time we had! Been out and about all this week with tons of get-togethers. On Friday it was time to see 18 of our super ladies from Facebook. When you talk to people all the time online, it’s like the old-fashioned pen-pals situation isn’t it – one day you meet and realise how good friends you’ve become just from shared interests.
We had a super lunch in Shoreditch, and it was so nice to put names to faces from my Back to You QVC Facebook group – which is now up to 4300 members! Who’d have thought that it would have grown so much from my QVC occasional series of well-being shows. Tons of info about it on my website, do take a look at the archive here of my B2U wellbeing blogs, going back two years!
Newsletter update Also on my home news on my website this week –
- Will and Charlie from Charlie bears at Medical Detection Dogs – just look at their cute little ‘dog’!
- Birthday celebrations with my handsome son Brad – age 29! Gulp! Come on a short video dog walk with us… Plus a video of what I found in my bathroom… be prepared…
- And another doggy update on Roland the pup on the mend – literally – cutest pics!
- Go here to see all this and more.
By the way, well done to Gill B, who won last week’s comp on this blog, the two books will be on their way to you!
Sunday Lunch with my Clan Had a super get together which included a delicious nut roast – in The Telegraph pub tucked away in Putney Heath – on Sunday – always a pleasure to be with my kids and their other halves. Lauren, Nick, Brad and Kari. I could actually eat it again now! I’ve been loading up on veggies lately and am trying to do the Sugar Free March, see below.
Baby Shower Had a flying visit to my niece Ashley’s baby shower too – she’s almost ready to pop! Three generations in this pic – the little fairy in the front is the big-sister-to-be, Abi-G!
Oh Tony Blackburn! Look what I found. My radio pal Eric asked me to dig it out this week since my old Telly Hubby’s been in the news. It was a funny send-up song… anyone ever hear it? Have been trying to upload it but no luck so far. Will keep you informed. I sang along with others but it was produced by another mate twelve years ago just after Tony won the first Jungle show, but there’s a really fun ‘rap’ in the middle which I helped write – watch this space! Caroline from Liz Earle heard it when she visited mine for her Facebook web chat on Monday this week (see below) and said it should be a hit. Yeh hit with a brick! Lolol.
Bruce And Debbie’s Film Night Had a lovely catch up with Boss Man Hymanson this week, (see below) as Bruce was back in town for Bodyblade shows.
If you missed his shows, here’s the brilliant one from Tuesday with not only lovely Pipa at the helm but also customers Rona (whom I met at the Beauty Bash and put her in touch with Bruce!) but videos from Bruce’s Bodyblade QVC Facebook group – several did ‘bodyblade selfies’ and they were used on the show!
Watch whole 5pm show here –
Plus – he’s done us an exclusive video especially for those who ask about stretching!
Webchat Plus lovely Bruce did another inspirational Monday webchat, as did Abi from Ultrasun (can’t wait for Saturday night 11pm!) And, as a super first, so did lovely Caroline from Liz Earle. Caroline doesn’t ‘do’ Facebook so she came to my house and I showed her how! Results here on my Back to You blog. Where you’ll also see a pic of what we stuff our faces with – bet you can’t guess what it was!
Blooper! And in keeping with the Bodyblade theme, this little clip from Tuesday’s morning show with Kathy and Miceal made me chuckle!
Watch Since it was Oscar week, and ‘The Big Short’ – already reviewed but blooming brilliant! It won an Oscar for screenplay adaptation so that’s what I went to see with Bruce. He’d wanted to see it for a while and wasn’t disappointed. Here’s the trailer again – if you haven’t seen it already please go! I just love the performances from Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and our own Christian Bale. And I’m not surprised ‘Spotlight’ won best pic – it is truly brilliant. I think I have taken a liking to Mark Ruffalo now! Move over Clooney there’s a new crush in town!
TEDx Talk of the Week But here’s a super video for you to watch in full if you fancy, all about the elephant in the kitchen with one of the best in the business – Prof Robert Lustig.
Scary stuff! And when you’ve watched it, you’ll be ready for this next bit…
Back to You Update
We are in the countdown to changing your life! So how could you change everything around food? My regular blogs and books introduce the system of behavior around food which has led to feedback like that at the bottom of this blog. Find out more here about Till the Fat Lady Slims, but also do read about how to prepare for the start of the Freedom Eating One Month Programme here. I’m running it for free via my website from end of this month. Another update on the Back to You blog with tons of preparation info and links.
Antthony and his twinnie Angie
Also lovely to catch up with not only my man Antthony, but also his twin sis Angie, a successful lawyer, who accompanied him this time on his visit! And what a lovely Today’s Special Value it was too – such an amazing price for two items – hope you got yours? I ordered myself a navy one too. Plus if you like the v neck, sharkbite hem, viscose with pockets style, I’ve been wearing this one this week too – it’s lovely (Item number 157890).
Read it Write it Sell it – 21 books every woman should read, Book of the week is the 100 year-old man who climbed out of the window and ran away – which I LUVVVV! Click here to see it all.
Facebook Funny And to mark World Book Day one of the wittiest posts I’ve seen for a long time! Very good! ‘World Book Day #fail!
Non-SLS Shampoos on QVC – since sulphates in shampoos hit the headlines again this week here’s a special offer from one of our best. (Articles were saying avoid SLS if you have sensitive skin, like my daughter, although some of my fave body products have SLS as I’m ok with them). It’s not everyone but it’s something to watch out for – more here – just check out what’s pic three!) This fabulous Color Wow set has no sulphates, so is very kind to scalp and also to hair – special set on offer but it won’t be forever so do get it now!
Bears Meet MDD Dogs Lovely pals and ‘ambassadets’ Charlie and Will from Charlie Bears visited my charity this week – go here to read more about their visit. Click on the link to find out what they thought – heart warming it is! If you’d like to donate you can help out with a contribution to another cancer detection dog here. Or more about Will and Charlie’s little Bones dog here – hope it comes to QVC!
Highlights on QVC Apart from obvs the Alpha H and also the Ultrasun 11pm stellar Saturday line up, Saturday also sees the latest Amazon Fire deal – here’s the info on a blog from Lee Hohbein. I love my Fire – it reads my eBooks to me! I have TSV twice Saturday night – if stocks last. Launching tonight midnight.
Sunday – Happy Mother’s Day! Go here to see where to read a lovely free short story from Choc Lit, and join us on air for the wonderful bareMinerals deal.
Back by popular demand - Join us this coming Thursday (10th) to get Dyson’s V6 Fluffy, it’s one of our most successful Dyson offers ever, back by popular demand!
Sneaky Peek – Wow! What an amazing bumper bundle for this time next week – the Friday 11th today’s Special Value from ABC skincare – it’s huuuge!
NEXT WEEK – do come to Crufts and see me and little Derek on the Medical Detection Dogs stand on Friday afternoon – 11th! Can’t wait to have doggy cuddles again! Yay!
PS my novels and non-fiction on my bookshelf! Most still in paperback online – very proud!
Meanwhile, ref the latest one – more praise for Till the Fat Lady Slims book 3.0 -thank you all so much! More info here.
Identify Your Eating Habits Received my book yesterday. I have TTFLS 2 book and found it gave me a great insight to how to Freedom Eat. The new TTFLS book 3 reminds you of Freedom Eating but gives you the tools to identify what type of eater you are. Also interesting sections on your inner chimp and how your gut reacts to food. It reads well and flows well. I love the case studies in which you can identify yourself. (Sue Stewart)
Great Little Book Another great little book, as a companion to book 2, it has lots of tips & research in it to help you with your new way of eating, lots of stories from people of how their lives have changed now their free from food prison. As for the different guises of dieters, there will definitely be one you identify with. Love all the different research its leads you towards, great up to the minute points about sugar & your gut, all in all a very helpful book. Plus all the proceeds go to medical detection dogs, a great charity, what could be better. (Dawn Allen – one of my cover stories on the paperback)