– Behind the scenes at our Jewellery High Tea with 4 other presenters!
– COMPETITION time! A fab beauty goodie bag up for grabs!
– OMG – did you see this blooper! Trust me eh? Wooooops!
– Another cover tease and extract of my new novel due out 29th June – just 3 weeks away!
– Plus teaser peeks at – Judith Williams, Ultrasun and kim and co bargains!
HIGH TEA IN RICHMOND FOR JEWELLERY CHATS WITH PRESENTER PALS!
What a lovely afternoon we all had on Tuesday this week! At the top is a pic of Claire, Sara, me, Catherine, and Jill (and producer Jess in the background). We were all booked for an afternoon of tea, cakes, and cucumber sandwiches (ok - not quite, but almost!) at the Petersham hotel in Richmond!
It was nice to be out all together, but also lovely to be recording this new show idea for the other channels and the web – us talking about our fave jewellery, treasured items, and tips for what to wear.
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By the end of the afternoon a couple of the girls were getting a little tearful with the little stories they had about their treasured keepsake jewellery items – you must look out for it – if I find out when I’ll let you know!
As promised, here’s the monthly comp! It’s a great little beauty bundle including Liz Earle’s mini body wash and cream, Ultrasun's 50SPF face anti-ageing and anti-pigmentation cream, and L'Occitane's almond shower oil – worth approx £50!
Just leave a comment below to be entered into the random draw, let me know which of those you love and why!
Competition closes at midday on Thursday 12th June and the winner will be announced in Friday's blog!
Find the full terms and conditions here.
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RiWiSi – my weekly look at all things book!
Countdown to June 29th – my new book
My new book, third in the trilogy of steamy romances, 'Hawaiian Retreat', is published on weekend of June 29th –
– Just two weeks 'till the cover is revealed on here – but this week on my website RiWiSi page – the second cover teaser! – Click here to see it – what do you think is happening? If you guess, you may win a signed copy! Plus the third extract of the Work in Progress…
– 3 weeks till Hawaiian Retreat is released on Amazon
– 3 weeks till a bumper Summer Offer on my titles & a super comp to win 4 of my paperbacks!
Can’t wait? Get ready for your summer reading with my 6 titles – all on Amazon!
Bit of a contrast to the chick-lit from last week, eh! Peter James is a massively successful British crime author behind the Roy Grace series. Although this is the tenth in the series, I’ve downloaded the first book too (I wanted to get into another series as I’m suffering Jack Reacher withdrawal symptoms!).
Pals on Facebook recommended reading this series from the beginning – but this is his latest. If you’re a fan of his books, let me know why by leaving a comment below. Click here to see his Amazon page and read about each novel.
Visit my Friday Fiction Focus on my website's Read It Write It Sell It – Go-Large page to see another cheeky extract fom my new novel, Hawaiian Retreat, due out 29th June!
Plus, there's: another tease of the front cover (full reveal here in two weeks time); writing workshops for script writers and authors of romantic suspense; and more tips for self-publishers and would-be writers.
Click here to read it, especially if you’d like to self-publish or write a novel yourself.
Next week – 'Love in 90 Days' – a manual!
If you especially suffer after a bath – firstly, consider your soap ingredients, then consider your washing powder – especially if you're like my lovely daughter Lauren.
I told the story on air this week about her skin having been saved by Liz Earle’s orange body wash all those years ago (and high levels of EPA fish oils).
But recently, the itches came back – she was scratching a lot. Well, it was the washing powder again!
After just two weeks since reverting back to Ecoegg, the irritants were out of her clothes, simples! Worth a try, don’t you think? I’m ok with SLS in soaps and shower products too, but if you’re not, watch out for ones that are sulphate free – we do several now including Liz’s. And do try Ecoegg!
Summer ‘Do’ Just over three weeks to go 'till our Back to You group get together/joint new book launch near Dorking on June 29th!
And I’m in full ‘laser focussed’ mode! This means proper Freedom Eating (as in Till The Fat Lady Slims book, see below for info) and lots more exercise. Dog walks have increased, as has the water with lemon as my main drink. Not long now. Do come along!
Full info is on our Back to You QVC Facebook group – see bottom of this blog for how to join and details about the sister closed (private) group Break the Habit BTU.
Over on B2U blog on debbieflint.com – my weekly Monday Update – this week's included a back to basics ‘why sugar is toxic for beginners’ – especially after Sara G asked me at our high tea (see above), plus the wonders of coconut oil – as well as more from our lovely girls on Facebook. Go here to read it all!
Back to You returns to QVC in September. See below for links to join the Facebook Groups.
– Sneaky Peek of Ultrasun TSV on Wed 11th – time to get protected with the 4pc glimmer and glow collection – here’s a little pic – Stock up for summer! And casting ahead, there’s an upcoming L’Occitane one from Sunday week! Whoop!
– Shhh! Not long until the Jacqueline Kennedy Jewellery Collection’s special visit with 3EZ pay shows! Put Wed 19th in your diary! Plus – did you see Fabulous magazine’s interview with Amanda Holden? Apparently QVC is her and hubby’s guilty secret! Whoop!
My top ten include lip lift, Ego hairdryer, Tresonics, Spackle and Ultrasun (see above for upcoming bargain pack) to name but a few!
This Week on QVC –
– Will IT’s inside info! Here’s a little look at the Judith Williams new today’s Special Value coming up on Sunday (1st) – which I launch on Saturday at midnight! Have a look at Will I. T's chat with Judith!
Do join me for the launch tho’ – it includes a fab new seven day serum!
– Red Carpet Manicure is back! My beauty product of the month, for beauty month is on Sunday (8th) midday and 2pm with sis Linda. The portable lamp set includes the darker colours!
The question is, will all those Bodyblade sessions allow me to show off my arms for once?!
NB Last airing is early as it’s a fashion day, (with one hour only type bargains possible after 4pm) so watch early in the day!
– Find out what else is on on our TV Guide on our home page.
But the absolute winner has to be the one they all talked about the next day, and which 'It’ll be Alright on the Night' got wind of straight away. As they said on Twitter afterwards – never work with children, animals, or Debbie Flint. Oooops! Lol.
Enjoying the garden in the recent sunshine – it’s nice to be spending more time with her now they’re temporarily staying with me, I must say!
Click here for the link to apply! Good luck!
Suzy, Ingrid and me – three in a bed! Well, on it to be precise! This pic went down well after one of the shows this week – Ingrid didn’t know what a feather bed was – our version – it’s the mattress topper Northern Nights is famous for!
Every time she visits QVC she goes away with more things to buy!
So how timely in Beauty month that we’ve now set up a group for raving fans of your fave selly-telly channel – with Dawn and everyone who commented on her pic saying they were also QVC Queens too. Come ping a request – just search ‘I’m a qvc queen’ – it’s a no-troll zone! Yay! First topic – Judith Williams (TSV this weekend!)
Facebook funny – Labrador Excited When Soldier Returns from Deployment from ‘It's a Lab Thing blog’ oh how looooovely! It’ll make you smile, and if you’re like me, it’ll bring a little tear to your eye! Blessss!
WATCH – 'Edge of Tomorrow'
Wow!! What a fabulous film!
I realised some time ago that I’m drawn to movies about doing things over, second chances, time travel and ‘what if’s ('Butterfly Effect', 'Back to the Future', 'Sliding Doors', 'Frequency' etc).
Well, this film is a cross between one of my faves ever – 'Groundhog Day' and 'War of the Worlds'!
It’s a super-exciting post-apocalyptic type plot – and so worth going to see if you like your 3 As: action pacy, acting sharp, and actuality realistic!
I loved the mood they created in this film – and I was delighted with the plot explaining why time played over and over. Tom Cruise gets better and better and played against his type at the start. It was also pretty funny in parts!
A definite 8.75, almost 9 out of ten! I will definitely see it again. Loved it. If you went to see it too, like I suggested last week, what did you think? Leave me a comment below!
Here’s the extended trailer this time – and for more insights into the movie, click here, for some Edge of Tomorrow behind the scenes exclusives in a thirteen minute featurette!
BTW – I did meet up with Ginetta and we had a fab time – she’s given me some info about Italian dinner parties and a superb old castle for my Tuscany part of my new novel. And the old school pals postponed so I just wrote loads instead; we’ll do it again sometime soon!
Have a fab week!
P.S – loved this review of 'Hawaiian Affair' from amazon.com – see if you can spot the funny typo! Lol! (HA is the second in the trilogy. Hawaiian Escape is first.)
“This book was a wonderful read! I loved the playing between character! I couldn't put it down and read it in 3 days while on vacation this summer (had to stop to sleep and feel my fiancé and kids!) I was even reading it on the beach while my family swam! Look forward to reading the prequel! Take care, Sam :-)”
P.P.S *TiFFT = Try it For the First Time Club!
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Books - all available on Amazon – paperback or eBook (eBook is for Kindle or Kindle app for your PC or Mac)
(Book 3 Hawaiian Retreat – Helen's Story is coming in the summer)
When Dreams Return (2014) – spooky romantic short story – when Chelle's pal Sara gets her to conjure up her ideal man with a full moon magic spell, she gets more than she bargained for…
The Valentine’s Surprise (2010) is a short story proving it’s never too late to find your Sir Galahad!
Till the Fat Lady Slims is my 2002 weight loss book all about eating like slim people do, following Food Freedom technique. As used and recommended on our Back to You QVC Facebook group!
OTHER WORK IN PROGRESS – (see my new Work in Progress tab on my website for updates!)
'Hawaiian Retreat' – book three in the trilogy, see above.
'TFFLS' revised version – coming Autumn 2014.
'The How to Find a Husband Manual' – hehe – more info in the summer. A spin off from the Hawaiian trilogy's character Kate, Helen's friend in New York.
'Diary of a Rookie Shopping Channel Presenter' – sequel – early 2015.