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Bumper Birthday with Buddies and Puppy Love!


What a fabulous week of birthday celebrations I had! Friends and family lunches, suppers and theatre trips! How fab!

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I had such a lovely lot of days out – I went ‘out out’ almost every day or night across the weekend and over my birthday. Almost makes me not so unhappy to be just turned 54! Not that I feel it, apart from the morning after my birthday. No it wasn’t the alcohol. Yes it was the syrup sponge pudding I had some of – one or two spoonfuls too much tho! Lol. Above is the pic from the lunch on Wednesday in Birmingham. But first here’s what else I did first.

Me and my pal Gill my mate is so lovely, and always cares so much – everyone should have a Gill – have you got one?! Lulu Guinness’ bestie is called Gill too… With a G. (info about Lulu Guinness upcoming offer is below.)

Me and Gill

 And then there were five… Lauren came over with her two crazy spaniels and we went for this walk in the woods. Little black Luna went mad when she found the stream – bouncing like Tigger she was! Took a good twenty mins to dry her afterwards tho! Luv them. All five of them, including my three flabradors!

pog walk

Theatre pals Then on Monday it was off to have supper around the corner from Les Miserables before we went to watch the performance. Always nice to catch up with this little band of mates, all helping me with the June 12th fundraising day! (see below)

Les Mis gang

Sibling Luv Here’s a pic of me and my siblings – we all went to see the ‘End of Longing’, along with others incl Brad and Lauren etc. Lovely evening out for sure! Next time we won’t leave it so late to have dinner. But Boyds, in Grand Hotel, do a lovely pre-theatre meal so we took advantage! And here’s the big family group – thanks to the waiting team for putting up with us all, I was the woman with the balloon! Ta to everyone for my cards too – most cards for years! Xx



Birmingham Contingent Then Natalie Jarrett, June Ward and co invited me and Marv up to Birmingham for a nice lunch. They met mainly on Facebook and have now become friends – so many superb support groups and community groups to join in on – (see my list here). Thanks Nat and June!

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Winner of SBC comp! Well done to Theresa who has won the super set of SBC gels in last week’s competition. Another big one soon! And more about SBC’s upcoming Today’s Special Value offer next week, is below. Meanwhile, here’s a super bargain from SBC – ‘Last Clicks’ so it’s not going to be there forever so get it now!



Long Drive whilst travelling to Birmingham I had the most horrible traffic. It should have taken me about four and bit hours, but it took six and a half to get there and back from Dorking! EEEk!

Car stats


Countdown to the June 12th Event in Dorking – pls come! How lovely if you could join us – vintage teas and table top sale, QVC guests coming along including Abi from Ultrasun with her skin analysis machine, Tom from Alpha H and Patrick from Quacker amongst others! We will have the first big online mega draw too – so anyone can take part even if you don’t come to the event. More here.

group lunch

FAB Research Event in Sheffield lots were saying they like to hear about local events, so here’s another reminder of the best way of meeting the experts about health. They had a big feature this week about omega threes being a possible future treatment saving tons of money in treatment of heart issues. Well this chat is all about how omega threes are absolutely brilliant for all types of issues, so do go watch Dr Alex Richardson explain all, in person – starts teatime on Tues 17th. More here.

research event

Newsletter and website updates – this week on my website you can read more about the omega three feature as mentioned above, on Back to You blog. Plus Book of the week is a freebie from talented author Rosie Dean – on Read it Write it Sell it blog. Plus here’s the summary of info about the Medical Detection Dogs upcoming events. AND my regular website newsletter which summarises what I’ve been up to – sign up here, or read it here. And do check out the latest testimonial about my semi-autobiographical weight loss book Till the Fat Lady Slims, below…

Facebook funny – considering we have a bit of a gardening theme this week! Lol

Facebook funny

Watch – Les Miserables What a fabulous week for seeing great theatre productions. Not only the End of Longing but also one of the biggest success stories of the West End, ever! Of course the movie was brilliant too. Look at this pic – can you see where we were? Apparently row A in the circle is a top seat choice – ‘restricted view’ isn’t really restricted with this perf, and restricted leg room is fine for little short-legs here!

Watch Les Mis

Anyway it’s a phenomenal film too – here’s the trailer. Do go see it if you haven’t – OMG the stars! And spot Eddie Redmayne too. Brilliant at the theatre and brilliant on film.

This week on QVC –

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  • Saturday and Sunday today’s special values – from Lulu Guinness and Decleor – squeeee!

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  • Michelle Mone Diamonique IS BACK 10PM SATURDAY NIGHT! With a fab OTO too – join me!
  • Tuesday TSV – Vionics sandal – the Cay embelllised toe post sandal with ring detail, under £35?


  • SBC TSV Wednesday – this super 5 pc – and here’s Will’s QCam video about it.


  • Sneaky peek – and Philosophy bring us a 4-piece Head to Toe fragrance collection on Friday!
  • Lola Rose Specials don’t miss lovely Nikki back next weekend with TWO two hour specials 8pm Sat and Sun – and meanwhile check out this bargain, the highly reviewed Angel bracelet.


  • Pssssst! Mally’s here with the 8pc The Good Life makeup collection on Sunday 22nd! 

Antthony Designs and Bruce Bodyblade back the week after too – several shows! Check out the TV guide – can’t wait to see them both!

Next week – RNA award ceremony on Thursday 19th! And lots of gardening, using all the hanging basket stuff I got! Have a great week.

Best wishes



My latest Till the Fat Lady Slims testimonials –

How I feel now is that I am completely committed, realising I was a “Della” and giving up alcohol has completely changed my view point on eating healthily and exercise and I am looking forward to wearing nice clothes when the summer finally arrives.’  JH

PS my novels and non-fiction on my bookshelf! Most still in paperback online – very proud!

NEW book pic




  1. theresa May 13, 2016 at 4:34 pm -  Reply

    Well first of I was shocked to find out I had won the SBC compition. Pleased to hear you had a good few days celebrating your birthday with family and friends. I have a good friend like your Gill but mines called Jane always there for me as I am for her. Hope you have a good week end take care x

  2. martin forbes May 13, 2016 at 6:02 pm -  Reply

    hi debbie how are you and your family i am not bad you dont look 54 you only look 42 iam now on a 2week holiday from work doing nothing but being lazy where iwork at mcdonalds in aberdeen it is closed for 2weeks for refurbishment

  3. Anita May 16, 2016 at 7:03 pm -  Reply

    Happy belated birthday Debs.x

  4. Georgina May 17, 2016 at 8:13 am -  Reply

    Love reading your blogs Debbie and was looking forward to Tuesdays TSV at under £35.00. So disappointed to day to see that they £42.95!

  5. debs f May 19, 2016 at 2:16 am -  Reply

    Georgina – hi hon – so sorry – should have been under £45. I got mine anyway – so comfy. hope you got something you liked! Ta so much for leaving a comment! Hugs x

  6. debs f May 19, 2016 at 2:17 am -  Reply

    Martin –
    Nice to have the time off! Ta for the compliment! best wishes debs :-)

  7. debs f May 19, 2016 at 2:17 am -  Reply

    Theresa – lucky you! it’s chosen by a randomiser function on the internet, conducted by the web team so yu are lucky indeed, considering how many entered! well done! xx

  8. debs f May 19, 2016 at 2:18 am -  Reply

    Anita – hello sweetie hope you’re well. Are you coming to our June 12th bash at same Wotton hall? x

  9. Margaret Upton May 27, 2016 at 8:24 pm -  Reply

    Happy belated birthday, you don’t look 54.
    I left a question rather late on your last blog so here it is again.
    I bought the Bodyblade after watching your programmes with Bruce ( you can really tell the friendship between you and both Bruce and Antthony ) the DVD won’t play on my DVD player which is a region’2′, does the DVD come in region’2’? If it does I would like to have one as I can’t play this one at all, I do tape your shows with Bruce so that I can follow the exercises from them, I would still like to see the other exercises on the DVD.

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