Crazy goings on on QVC, riverboat dinner, Dog walk with daughter, and Antthony and Ingrid bring the house down.

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Dog walkThis week –

– Antthony and Ingrid feature in some rib-ticklers for you!

– A Riverboat dinner destination!

- Out in the sunshine with Lovely daughter Lauren and my pogs!

– And a treat if you love Les Miserables! The latest Youtube sensation!

- Plus – DVD review – Water for Elephants.

By the way – what an amazing response to my Red Carpet Manicure competition last week! Over 200 entries so far on here and Twitter! It’s still open, till 4th March, so do go here (click here) to find out more!


Thanks to everyone who’s left a comment to be answered too – I’ll do my best during the next few days when I’m away on a week’s hol! Yes I’m a trooper! With a blooper! See a couple of recent ones below, from some of my favourite people.

Lauren on dog walkJOYS OF SPRING DAYS

Oh how lovely it is to get out and about when the sun finally comes out again!

Captured a wonderful setting sunlight during a crisp dog walk this week, when daughter Lolly came back down for a visit again.

It sets just over a nearby hill and you know how that late evening light can be really warm and glowing – well take a look at the top pic and at the one of Lauren– and thanks to her for being adorable enough to humour her pain in the neck mother and wait whilst I took several shots to get the light behind her head just right.

 

Hills in sunsetWell as right as I could, not being a Mat Trim! (our resident photography expert!)

And then took this one – smashing. They say – well, the man in the local pet food store Wolvens does! – that winter’s returning this coming week – let’s hope it’s not for too long.

Am desperate for some warmth! Hence the trip away couldn’t have come at a better time!

 

 

YachtTEA ON THE THAMES

(Ok – no, it was dinner not tea – but the alliteration didn’t quite work! Lol!) Had my first ever static boat supper using a voucher from groupon, so treated my lovely mate LJ Rich for her upcoming birthday!

It was on Gibson’s The Yacht opposite Temple station on the Thames embankment. Now I have mentioned before about loving the whole idea of being on a boat – and proper cruising is still on my list of things I’ve never done!

So we’re getting there – baby steps, but we’re going in the right direction. Except this boat wasn’t going anywhere – not that LJ minded!

 

LJLJ’s doing very well – working at BBC Click, for those who ask, and we had a good old catch up. We were nattering away so much I forgot to get a picture of the dinner! But here are a couple of nice ones anyway for you!

It was weird sitting in a restaurant with a vague feeling of things moving about a bit – but nothing too major – the worst thing was the regular sound of chairs moving above – which was actually the hull against the dock. Your body gradually adjusts, so it doesn’t feel so weird!

 

But when I got back onto dry land again, it took me about ten minutes to stop feeling like I was walking over to the side! Lol! But nothing major, and food was nice enough. Would definitely go again if another voucher came up.

Me, Renee and AntthonyANTTHONY RIB-TICKLER 

Oh my goodness did we have some laughs on air this week! Two of my favourite guests designers Antthony and Renee were with me in this pic, taken in the guests’ green room last week on Fashion day.

In fact I liked the pic so much that soon after, it became my Facebook profile pic!

And Antthony as usual created a bit of mayhem on air. It was reassuring too, to hear from tons of you afterwards to say how much you enjoyed it!

This is one of several bloopers for you – I will post the other most mentioned one next week, and all I can say is ‘hachi’!

 

 

INGRID GETS HER SKIRT IN A TWIST! OMG!

This lady is such a blast to be on air with! As usual last weekend the lovely Ingrid Tarrant gave us some merriment with her quirky ways of accessorising and live outfit changes! Just had to post this blooper – it made us all giggle so much! Sorry Ingrid, but we love you dearly!

 

 

Sometimes I think I have too much fun to be paid to go to work and do things like these shows!

 

SNIPPETS

  – Sisters, sisters! And then I get to be on with my sis! If you ever wondered what I use on my nails most of the time, all was revealed with our second TSV from RCM! Just loved being on air with my kid sister Linda Bignell, our guest for Red Carpet Manicure, on Monday night’s Today’s Special Value. Such a good bargain! Sold out two advanced orders as well! Congrats if you got your long lasting gel manicure home system before they all went! Some people have said we sound so alike, I thought I’d include this little clip of Lin and me – what do you think? Leave me a comment below.

 

 

 

– Paul Percy and Adam Reed were on fine form this weekend too! Had a very fun show with them and thought I’d let you know there is an interesting video guide to some great hairstyles, on QGossip! And if you ever wondered who looks after my blog, meet my new blog lady Sarah, who features in this clip! They were working at the Brits this week too! Talented team!

 

 

 

- Following last week’s focus on opera, I was delighted to see this on facebook – a link to an amazing medley by ‘youtube sensation’ Nick Pitera – just take a listen and then tell me what you think! If you’re a les Miserables lover you’ll either love it or hate it! One of the best Youtube clips I’ve ever seen! Love the ‘celebrity squares’ layout to it and so impressive a voice I’m even prepared to forgive the dodgy cockney accent in the middle! Hehe! I just love these songs…

 

 

 

Daily donny– And talking of crooners, one of my first ‘loves’ (!) now even gets his own ‘Daily donny’ on Facebook – with a pic each day of him! Hehe!

Thought I’d let those of you who luuuurv him know so you can sign up! If you could choose, whom would you like to have a daily pic of?

I think after last week’s film review, for me it might just have to be Paul Rudd ! (This is 40). His parents came from Surbiton you know!

 

Julia Roberts - One Hundred Lengths of the Pool- Oh and must say congrats to fellow presenter Julia Roberts, whose autobiography is being published imminently! See her blog for more info!

I know how proud I felt when my semi-autobiographical/weight loss book ‘Till the Fat Lady Slims’ was first published ten years ago, based on the Freedom Eating system from two of our QVC guests.

It’s funny to see a copy every so often appear on Amazon market place – for 99p or so! Hehe! It never went on general release – it was printed by Sahara Publications but for a limited time as a shopping channel product that never made it to air cos the shopping channel in question shut down! (HSE).

I have the soft copy somewhere – would be good to update it to include macrobiotics! Erm.. that is .. when I’ve finished my first novel and found someone to publish that of course! Busy busy busy!

 

Chips– At least there’d be a lot more science about to do with how what we eat affects our health/skin etc!

Like this little snippet which caught my eye this week – I looked at that and thought ‘you don’t say!’ Still, the more stuff like this the more chance there is of health professionals looking to food first as ‘cause’, before only focussing on resolution.

 

- In the run up to Oscar weekend, I was sent this by Mr BOMT – I can’t believe I’d never seen it before! Hugh Jackman’s Oscars opening number from 2009. No wonder he was a shoe-in for the role of Jean Valjean! So watchable and a really impressive dancer too! Who knew! He’s not just a hairy Wolverine face!

 

 

Facebook funny- Facebook funny – ahhhh! Another cute one!

Have you got a cat who’s the boss too?

Let me know below – or if you’ve got any ‘funny sleeping places’ pet stories!

I love hearing from you!

 

 

 

FOOTNOTES

 

WATCH – I’m so useless at getting round to watching rental DVD’s! I’ve had Water For Elephants for blimmin ages! It’s just cos there’s no deadline! Lol! It’s like when I leave answerphone messages – they go on for ages cos noone’s in my ear saying ‘5-4-3-2-1 stop talking!’ Anyway finally I watched it and found it really watchable! I’m not an R Patz lover, but considering he’s a Brit, and I do quite like Reese Witherspoon, and the rest of it was really well done, I quite enjoyed it.

Some fab performances, and set mostly in 1931, with a similar feel to the telling of the story as The Life of Pi has. Pretty good plot, and great cinematography so this love story of a college kid turned circus vet gets a 7.75 out of ten from me. Would have been higher had the plot not been quite so clean and rounded off – bit more torture for these two characters would have been in order! (Can you tell I’ve been working on too many film scripts! Hehe!)

 

 

Elemis sneaky peekQVC – SNEAKY PEEK

– Ooooo Elemis lovers everywhere! Be prepared for another bargain of the season with this new Today’s Special coming up soon on QVC!

Remember you can always check what hours are called and therefore get an idea of what the midnight bargain will be, on our TV Guide on the home page (click here).

 

 

Richard JacksonAm off on hols to LA again to see Mr Back of My Tandem, who’s out there writing movies once more.

(It’s not that glam, don’t worry!)

Thought I’d mention to watch out for my mate Richard Jackson’s fab Today’s Special Value on Sunday 24th – featuring his famous Flower Power Plant Food!

 Don’t miss Laura Geller’s TSV too, on Saturday 23rd.

 

Have a good week – and watch out next week for a blooper which had the whole green room in stitches on Wednesday night – an old one featuring Charlie. Phil Parker and Akos had tears in their eyes when they watched it! Plus of course my LA Update! And what happened when I have lunch with Antthony. Will we, as he put it, ‘shut down Shutters restaurant!’

Have a fab week! Best wishes Debs X

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21 Comments

  1. Nigel February 22, 2013 at 11:43 pm -  Reply

    Hi Debs aka #DailyPic – LA eh, didn’t realise you’d been nominated!…or is Muscle Beach your destination ( for viewing the fit rather than getting fit!).
    The Wayne Dyer quote you retweeted the other day
    “Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life” reminded me of this survey last year
    http://www.cityandguilds.com/About-Us/Broadsheet-News/November-2012/Careers-Happiness-Index-2012
    in which your job and mine are at or near the top…..
    #mustbedoingsomethingright!
    Have fun in the sun,Nige:))
    P.S. Re your #Amabat……100% sure this implies you’re a protected species rather than a fly-by-night !lol!

  2. Sandra February 23, 2013 at 3:58 am -  Reply

    Hi Debs
    Really enjoyed your blog and the clips thought they were really funny. Just been watching Sally Morgan on You Tube and had to rewind when I realised it was you on there. She really is amazing isn’t she I would love to see her. Hope you have a nice holiday in LA, see you when you get back. (I’m a night owl too so see you quite a lot)
    Bye for now
    Sandra

  3. Gwen Tugwell February 23, 2013 at 11:44 am -  Reply

    Hi Debbie,
    Thank you once again for another lovely blog, very entertaining and although I did see Anthony & Ingrid’s bloopers, it made me smile to see them again, the friendship you have with Anthony really comes over on screen, this visit I bought the brightly coloured Kaftan top with belt, and did wonder if it was a little too bright but very good friends have assured me that it is lovely and that I must keep it for the warmer weather, so I will
    trust them and look forward to wearing it, when you see him please thank him for me.
    Have a great holiday Debbie, will ook forward to more news from you soon.
    Best Wishes,
    Gwen.

  4. Susan February 23, 2013 at 5:15 pm -  Reply

    Hi Debs,
    Hope you had a good flight and have a wonderful time in LA again! You lucky devil you! I thought you looked so pretty in the black dress above Debs. Much softer and really flattering on you. You should get it!! Funny I didn’t know you had already written a book before. Sure you are proud yes! It’s funny when I saw the photo of Julia and her fellow dancer on her blog she was much paler than now. I often think that on the B&W promo vid that you run. Mum says the older you get the darker your tan gets! Hope you get some nice weather yourself Debs.
    Take care,
    Susan x

  5. Tania February 24, 2013 at 10:45 pm -  Reply

    Hi Debs
    I love your blogs and you are one of my favourite presenters.
    Thank you for sharing the video of Hugh Jackman opening and presenting Oscars. I think he is so gorgeous and a-flippin-mazing!!!
    My cat loves to squash her gorgeous chunky self into one of my old shoe boxes, it is starting to tear a bit down the corners but she loves it just the same. You know how bread or cakes can rise little over the edge of the tin well that’s what she looks like! Bless!
    Enjoy your hols!
    Tania :)x

  6. Vicki Hughes February 25, 2013 at 11:17 pm -  Reply

    Hi Debs,
    Love your blog, has a real “magazine” style to it. Interesting to get your take on movies etc.
    The times I wish I had a voice in my ear saying
    “5-4-3-2-1 – stop talking”, would have saved me loads of time, trying to fill in the hole I had just dug with my gob!!! Take care, looking forward to you being back in blighty and on QVC.

  7. diane burgess February 26, 2013 at 2:42 am -  Reply

    hi Debbie been reading your blogs every week for ages you always seem to cheer me up wether it a movie review personal moment or qvc blooper I just think maybe your one of those people with funny bones am a large lady who needs to loose lots of weight can you give me some advice on your microbiotic diet please or a website to look it up would be very grateful as you look amazing thanks diane xx

  8. Jill Dowding-Walker February 26, 2013 at 11:35 pm -  Reply

    Great clips! Ingrid was so funny! Lol at you and Antthony! I haven’t a clue what he said as he speaks so softly, but your laughing is infectious anyway!
    Hope you have had a wonderful time in LA with Mr Back of Tandem! (Poor bloke – when does he get to have a real name?)
    You and Linda DO sound very similar! Was watching when hubby walked in and commented “that woman sounds like Debbie, is it her sister?” Ah well, better admit defeat and find a pair of scissors. My nails are so weak I can’t even open the RCM DVD wrapping!!!
    See you soon!

  9. Dawn-Marie Smith February 27, 2013 at 2:57 am -  Reply

    I thought I’d lost my cat Daizie and was worried sick. A few hours later sat on my sofa flicking through some channels my sky box
    ( others are available LoL ) my box stopped working bending down to see what the problem was I found a big furry tail blocking the signal from my remote. Yes I’d found Daizie in her new sleeping place my sky box. I was so pleased to see her, but my box was extremely hot. As I typed the last bit I realised there were so many inuendo’s in there somewhere I left it in as Debbie you are so talented in this department I thought you would have a really good chuckle LOL. Loving your blog

  10. Debs flint – Qvc presenter February 27, 2013 at 10:08 am -  Reply

    Nigel –
    I guess we must be doing something right, indeed, huh! Having lots of fun in the sun fank u hon!
    New blog around the corner – you’ll see exactly what I’ve been getting up to!
    Thanks as ever for your witty comments… Smart Alec! Lol
    Xx

  11. Debs flint – Qvc presenter February 27, 2013 at 10:11 am -  Reply

    Sandra-
    So glad you love the blogs, fellow night owl! Lol
    Yes LA has been fabulous. And so is Sally Morgan too – look up her dates for her tour, she’s on the road again. Our reading at the Dorking show was fab!
    Best wishes
    Debs
    Xx

  12. Debs flint – Qvc presenter February 27, 2013 at 10:12 am -  Reply

    Gwen –
    So glad you liked the bloopers, another Antthony one next week! And hope the colourful top makes u happy!
    Thanks so much or commenting – much appreciated!
    Hugs
    Debs
    X

  13. Debs flint – Qvc presenter February 27, 2013 at 10:14 am -  Reply

    Susan – yes it was a lovely black duster jacket set wasn’t it! I’ve told Antthony he should do more – v good value and a great cut!
    Ps my mum is also very Mediterranean looking now in her old ge (she’s only 69 mind u!!)
    Factor 50 all the way for me! Lol
    X

  14. wendy March 2, 2013 at 9:35 pm -  Reply

    Hi Debbie
    You had a lovley top on while doing the anything goes show on Sat 02/03/2013 where was it from please? really need to know it looked lovley on you
    Thank you
    Wendy

  15. Debs flint – Qvc presenter March 3, 2013 at 4:26 am -  Reply

    Tania –
    Your comment made me laugh! I can really picture your pussycat poking out of the box! Blesssss! Great animal story hon! Thank u!
    Glad u like the blogs – and Hugh Jackman – here here! Lol x
    Xx

  16. Debs flint – Qvc presenter March 3, 2013 at 4:29 am -  Reply

    Ps Tanya – wikitionary says it should be hear hear! Lol x

  17. Debs flint – Qvc presenter March 3, 2013 at 4:30 am -  Reply

    Vicki –
    Haha! Glad u like the format of the blog! It’s only so long each week, cos I’m supposed to be writing my novel! As u know! Distraction activity – fatal! Lol
    Xx

  18. Debs flint – Qvc presenter March 3, 2013 at 4:36 am -  Reply

    Diane – you’re in luck, if u want to try a natural healthy way of eating, which will absolutely help u lose weight – Macrobiotics – Weight Loss Natures Way launches soon from my hero Marlene Watson Tara ( .com ). Do give it a try – specially if nothing else has worked! Also if u would like an ebook copy of my own book from years ago called Till The Fat Lady Slims (now out of print but I have the soft copy I can email u) then let me know – write via customercare_uk@qvc.com, and ask Lorraine there to forward your email to me and I will reply.
    Best wishes hon – don’t give up hope, there’s always a way.
    X
    Ps email marlenewt@hotmail.com if u r willing to do before and afters for her too, and ask her about her online course. Big hugs x

  19. Debs flint – Qvc presenter March 3, 2013 at 4:39 am -  Reply

    Jill –
    I hear your first attempt at Red Carpet Nails was super! You may have to redo them more often till u have enough free edge grown up to cap the free edge properly eh. Keep me informed!!
    Yes mr BOMT should be named… But he refuses to! Lol! He’s very publicity shy – more than none I’ve known, ironically! But funny you should ask! Lol
    Big hugs and glad u like the lips – do catch Antthony’s next funny one in the blog from LA next!
    Xx

  20. Debs flint – Qvc presenter March 3, 2013 at 4:41 am -  Reply

    Dawn-Marie –
    Oh my goodness how funny your cat was sleeping on the warm sky box! (Note my careful wording there!) lol!
    Glad u like the blogs too!
    Glad my Labradors can’t it on top of mine!
    :-))
    Xx

  21. Sheils Sayers March 28, 2013 at 1:57 pm -  Reply

    Hi Deb i have just watched the video with Nick Pitera singing songs from LES MIS. what a voice this young man has, it has brought back such happy memories for me, my daughter took me to London for three days last december for my 74th birthday treat and took me to see the show FANTASTIC then when the film was released she took me to see it FANTASTIC again. my son bought me the cd so i can listen to the songs and recall the show whenever i feel like it. i dont usually go on the blogs but for some reason today i did .this man has such a talent is he in show business? if not he should be, i will now make a point of looking at your blog to see what other goodies you put on QVC is my most watched tv programe and i spend a small fortune my family think i must have shares in the company.

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