What is Catherine Doing Now? And Fab Comp!

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What a funny pic behind the scenes at QVC this week! For what happened with Catherine, see snippets below! Now on to the main news!…

UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE

Hey guys! Guess what!! Im a nanny!
Awwww! It’s happened! Congrats Brad & Kari on their new baby
Blake Katherine Carter, born 19 Jan , 7lb 5, all good.

Looking fwd to holding my first grandchild!

Firstly, at time of writing, still no sign of Grandbaby!*

Secondly – here’s the GRAND BUMPER BUNDLE COMPETITION!

The prize, worth more than £300, is this amazing bundle of beauty goodies, including the LAB Life + Beauty Pro Lift along with It Cosmetics and Magnitone Clean Sweep, plus Liz Earle, Philosophy and more!

There are two ways to be in with a chance to win, just go to my new Twitter page @debbieflintQVC then follow me and retweet the top tweet. Or if you’re on Facebook ‘like’ my new page /debbieflintqvcchat. You have until midday on Thursday 1st February to like, follow or retweet and I will pick one overall winner at random and announce it on my blog here on Friday 2nd February.
Good luck! Click for full competition T&Cs.

This Weekend…

Great news – you can buy Today’s Special Value, the amazing Judith Williams five-piece Lifelong Lifting Collection now by clicking here, where you can also watch my launch last night with Judith.

What is more you can also buy tomorrow’s (Saturday 20th) first TSV from lovely Ruth Langsford in a special early bird link – click here, to get the straight leg jean, in petite, regular or long.

Plus – See below for next week’s deals!

SNIPPETS
Family Fun 1

On Sunday morning I was very busy, I went to see my mum, with my two nieces, after popping round to my nephew to see his new baby and new house. Then my sister, also in this photograph came for a walk with me in Banstead Woods with the girls.

Family Fun 2

Then went off for a coffee and chat with the gang – we don’t do things by halves, us Flints! We practically filled the back of the Costa in Banstead! Lol! But Evie came too…

Family Fun 3 – Youngest Niece

Looks like little Evie will now always be the youngest niece – youngest of my mum’s 16 grandchildren. True, I have great nieces, three of them and a great nephew – mum’s progeny are expanding in number! Anyway Evie loves books. So I spent lots of time with my family last week, and little three year old Evie enjoyed a late Christmas present – one of those books where they put the child’s name on it – on the outside and all the way through it! She couldn’t believe it. She also loves the hungry little caterpillar book as well. My children loved the Big Bear, Little Bear books. I’d love to read them to my little grandchildren, when they eventually come along! Did your kids have a favourite? There’s no substitute for sitting reading with a youngster, I think. I read all the Narnia books to my kid brother Glenn when he was a child, using all the voices. He still recalls it fondly now. Magic times.

Facebook funny
My wife just stopped and said, “You weren’t even listening were you?”
I thought… that’s a pretty weird way to start a conversation?

This joke was posted on Facebook by my brother, but I won’t say which one, in case it gets him in trouble! Funny though ha, ha!

Q-Team Tweet of the Week

Last week this tickled me, and what great captions where suggested. However Pipa won in my eyes, with this one – ‘you’re supposed to suck, not blow down it!’ Lol. I think a poorly Fiona was trying to play a tune, when Ali Young, our beauty expert, gave her this teapot with some boiling water in it to breathe in the steam and ease her poor chest. Hope, if you’ve had the dreaded lurgy, you get better soon too.

Follow me and enter the competition!

By the way talking of Twitter, don’t forget I have a brand-new handle, it’s @debbieflintQVC

Crazy Catherine cracks my Caudalie!

Crazy Catherine strikes again! Look what she did this time. We are still laughing about the time she put both legs into one side of her jumpsuit! Well this time it was all about the armholes on a cold shoulder outfit, behind-the-scenes in our presenters lounge last week, ha, ha. I must say I had tears in my eyes, can you see the drip of a tear a rolling down my face, a bit like a clown ha, ha. Well it certainly mucked up my face mask. It’s the Caudalie Instant Detox one, which really tightens solid on your face and brightens up the look of your complexion immediately afterwards. I was trying not to make it crack, but as you can see, thanks to Catherine, I did not succeed! Go here to see the Caudalie  range

Book News
Book of the Week blog this week on my website is all about the brilliant second novel from Joanna Cannon – author of ‘The Trouble with Goats and Sheep.’ It’s called ‘All about Elsie’ and her delightful turn of phrase thrills readers, including me, as she describes lovingly an older lady’s secret from her past. Very accomplished writing and sure to be another bestseller from one of my former writing workshop colleagues! It’s just been chosen for Simon Mayo’s book club on Radio 2 too. Very proud of her. And of AJ Pearce, whose book ‘Dear Mrs Bird’ (last week’s review) has gained her a place in the annual Guardian New Faces of Fiction 2018 report, just out! Google it and see her there – superb!

Vlog of the Week

Wow talk about Poldark Weather! This week I posted a video on Facebook which was some of the wildest landscape and weather I’ve seen down in Devon. Go here to see the post on Facebook and don’t forget to enter the competition! And I always do a question of the day – if you have a reply for me to the question in this video, post a comment below with your experience! And don’t forget to ‘like’ the page to see all my updates in future. I was down there to hook up with my old mate Russell Bristow and his other half Mark, and we had a lovely afternoon tea and chat at their place in Bideford, then went off to Hartland and finished up having dinner in Westward Ho in the Pier restaurant – superb Scampi! I love these guys and we had lots of laughs.

We were pretty windblown though – what a gale – it was howling! Here’s the pic, but here’s the video – which gives you a better idea! In case you don’t get to see the Facebook vid.

And here is the Bissell range which Russ guests on QVC – including fab carpet washers if you need one for your spring cleaning! One day when the weather’s better they’ll take me to Clovelly – with one of the steepest streets in Britain, a la Hovis! Looking forward to a lovely year of seeing Devon sights…

Watch
The amazing Darkest Hour
OMG – what a superb film this one is! I love to catch each week’s big releases if I can, and this pleased me no end, since it’s a perfect period timepiece, capturing the mood of the time, the fashions, scenes, language and historical events I never realised happened. What if Halifax HAD become Prime Minister instead of Churchill?? I love this adaptation and will definitely see it again. Gary Oldman is deserving of his golden globe, and Kristin Scott Thomas stunning as his wife. Loved supporting role of his secretary too played by Downton’s Lily James too. What a film. Go see it if you can! Next week, The Post!

This Week on QVC
Apart from the highlights above, here’s what we can look forward to over the next week.


Monday – a powerful Morphy Richards Power Steam Elite Steam Generator Iron – if anything can make ironing fun, this baby can!


TuesdayMarble V-neckline cotton sweater


WednesdayEcoegg are back keeping food fresh in the fridge with the Fresher for Longer 16-piece discs pack

Thursday – a wonderful Ashwood Large Shopper made of leather.


Friday – a new dress with front pockets and long sleeves from Nina Leonard.

Next week on the blog:

Will the Grandbaby be here yet?! Hope you’re not being buffeted too much or frozen in this awful weather! Keep warm.
Best wishes
Debs
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*Any news about Grandbaby in the week, and I’ll post it here as an update! Otherwise, please note that this is the only place I will be posting pics and news, not on social media. Here and my own website. So do sign up for email newsletters – click on the box at the top of this page!

22 Comments

  1. jilly January 19, 2018 at 1:15 pm -  Reply

    Hi What a pity you can’t enter the fabulous competition unless your on social media!
    Not all of us are…

  2. Maureen Duggan January 19, 2018 at 2:29 pm -  Reply

    Talking of seeing good films, The Greatest Showman is superb, an Oscar contender if there ever was one.

  3. Jan tomlinson palmer January 20, 2018 at 11:05 am -  Reply

    I would LUV to win .but let’s hope your grand child has arrived safely and is now having big hugs from manna xxx

  4. Pam Segers January 20, 2018 at 2:17 pm -  Reply

    Congratulations Debbie on becoming a grandmum. Hope all is well with new mum, baby and dad!

  5. Christine jones January 20, 2018 at 5:25 pm -  Reply

    Hi Nanny Deb’s or Debbie .. Blake will soon decide her own cute way of saying your name… X Wow! What wonderful news and what a Little sweetheart your new granddaughter is…. She s gorgeous, truly scrumptious and she ll be a real joy in your lives. I can testify to that for sure… As will your experienced mum as a glamorous Great nan… X . Blake s Going to be so blessed by all her loving and caring family. Pure gold .. such a precious gift no one can describe, there s not a word in the dictionary to coin in… I ve certainly not found one yet Debbie!!!! Such a unique love like no other.. Now your a member of this tremendous love club. Welcome welcome!!!! And welcome little miracle too..
    Such great news and thrilled to share it with you.. big. Congratulations to the proud mum and dad Kari and Brad she s a little peach.. well done both of you!!!

    Lots of love blessings and continued prayers for you all May God bless you in all things as you watch her grow.. X Teach a child the way it should go and when it grows it will not depart from it..

    Enjoy every minute!!
    Christine X X X X

  6. Mary Rottierx January 21, 2018 at 1:44 am -  Reply

    Congratulations on becoming a grandmother it is great being a grand mother.even the first time you look after the baby for the first time by yourself the love is so strong between a grandmother and grandchildren I have three lovely granddaughters they mean the world to me. All the best to you.Mary Rottier.x

  7. Sheila Margrett January 21, 2018 at 2:10 pm -  Reply

    So sorry not to be able to enter your competition, but I’m not on facebook or twitter. Soooo sad.
    However, I’m so lucky, just like you, to live in Devon – doesn’t quite compensate though!

  8. Sue Stewart January 22, 2018 at 9:11 am -  Reply

    Really enjoyed your blog this week Debbie. Lots of lovely tsvs as well. I can see at least 3 I wouldn’t mind.

  9. Jillian Herron January 22, 2018 at 4:19 pm -  Reply

    Congratulations Granny.xx
    .

  10. Janet cullen January 22, 2018 at 7:21 pm -  Reply

    I hate Facebook and twitter .what a shame you’ve done the competition like that

  11. Carol Gamble January 23, 2018 at 11:36 am -  Reply

    Congratulations to you all. She is a cutie.

  12. karen williamson January 23, 2018 at 11:41 am -  Reply

    Congratulations to you on the birth of your granddaughter.
    She looks absolutely beautiful.

    I have been checking your blogs waiting for the happy news and guess what, she
    was born on my birthday (it is also Craig’s mom’ birthday the same day).

    Love to you all.

    Karen.xxx

  13. JOANNE KERSHAW January 23, 2018 at 2:38 pm -  Reply

    Great blog as always, cant wait to see the Nina Leonard dress on Friday, have a great week x

  14. debs f January 23, 2018 at 6:19 pm -  Reply

    Jilly Sheila and others –
    So sorry this comp is only for social media – I did ask if it could be via the usual comments on this blog as well, but they said no, it’s to promote social media so it’s sensible to just do it there.
    But never fear – nearly ALL my previous competitions have ONLY been via entries on this blog, and there will be another one in the near future – I will try to make it just as fab!
    thanks for commenting though – it means a lot to know what you guys think.
    x

  15. debs f January 23, 2018 at 6:21 pm -  Reply

    Sue Mary Christine Pam Jan and Maureen
    Thanks all, so much for your kind comments! I appreciate your wishes very much! xx

  16. Lynne January 23, 2018 at 6:42 pm -  Reply

    Hi Debbie. Congratulations on the birth of your baby granddaughter. What a wee cutie – treasure her and enjoy the cuddles!

  17. Zoe Savage January 24, 2018 at 2:12 pm -  Reply

    Congratulations on the little one and such a fabulous competition!

  18. martin forbes January 24, 2018 at 7:02 pm -  Reply

    happy new year debs hope you and family had good xmas and new year i had quiet xmas an dnew year glad all over dont know about you janauary whay along slow month to pass takkes foever to pass .february will be qiock 4 weeks.
    never mind taking 2weeks holiday 2week son friday to watch the winter olmpics from korm south korea looking forward to alazy weeks holiday from work.

  19. Linda Jessemey January 24, 2018 at 10:32 pm -  Reply

    Hi Debbie, huge congratulaions on becoming a Nanny, to your new precious grand daughter Blake. She is a very lucky girl becoming part of your lovely family. Best wishes for good health and happiness to you all. Enjoy !!
    I would also like to mention that it is a shame there is no provision for long standing QVC customers, who are not on social media, to enter the competitions Xx

  20. Joanne January 25, 2018 at 10:54 am -  Reply

    Congratulations Debbie.Having grandchildren is such a joy.xx

  21. daphne Bristow January 25, 2018 at 3:12 pm -  Reply

    What ashame those of us who are not on Twitter or social media cannot enter the competition
    Daphne

  22. Debs f January 30, 2018 at 12:22 am -  Reply

    Thank you also much for your kind comments ladies. Much love

    Debs

    By the way I promise another competition with with blog-only entry soon 🙂 X

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