Well it’s finally happened and grandbaby is here. I added a little tag onto last week’s blog because she was born about an hour after the blog went live last Friday! She is Blake Katherine Carter, my son Brad and his lovely wife Kari’s first baby.
Little Blake arrived after a troublesome labour and despite all efforts, forceps, epidural poor Kari has a little lower back problem which meant Blake had to appear out of the ‘sunroof’! She was 7lb 5oz, quite a good average weight given she was eventually ten days late! But after a few days in hospital with a temperature followed by jaundice, baby and tired mummy were well enough and they all went home and settled in.
Brad and Kari are doing an extension to their hypnobirthing thing, which means a period of bonding with baby alone after the birth, so I’m due to see her this weekend. Can’t wait! As I mentioned, Blake will not be a Social Media baby, only occasionally will I post updates there. So do sign up for newsletters to my blogs on here, and I will also be posting about her, when I do, on my website blog and newsletters too. At the weekend I will post pics of my first meeting with her, but she does look adorable! I’ve had so many messages from people on my Facebook page and on Twitter saying how being a grandparent is the best thing! Do you agree? If so post below and let me know! But suffice to say, a whole new era is ahead and I’m very chuffed to be able to report all is well with the very first grandbaby!
Still time to enter the Big Beauty Bundle Competition!
Win win win!
Closing on Thursday 1st February, my Social Media competition to win this super massive beauty prize – it’s a ‘RT and follow’ on my new Twitter page @debbieflintQVC, or a ‘like’ (and if you want to ‘share’) on my new Facebook page /debbieflintqvcchat, competition – winner drawn at random and announced on next Friday’s blog right here! Follow the links to see more or read last week’s blog about it.
Moving – again…
Meanwhile back at my second ‘home’ in Surrey, brother Glenn and family – where I stay when I’m at QVC – are in the process of packing up their Banstead house to move to Sanderstead, closer to the girls’ school. This pic was funny – Morph the cat gets on top of all the boxes, and the other day he pushed open one that was folded together and settled down for a snooze! It was hilarious watching him getting himself out again, he kind of put his arm over the side of the top of the box and clumsily heaved himself up – his moves were more like a dog than a cat! Anyway at least they’ll know where to look for him when he’s missing!
Debbie aged three!
Whilst digging out old pics of my son Brad, to compare with baby, my sis sent me this one, of me and her in around 1965. I was only three and a half and I already had a two year old sister and a three month old baby brother! Check out the wallpaper! Lol. See what we are on? Remember those old rocking horses with the springs? Did you have one? Or what was your top toy when a youngster – they don’t make ‘em like they used to!
@Simon_Pegg on Twitter: “I was keen to see the new BBC4 documentary series, where Bonnie Tyler presents a history of French Philosophy. Slightly disappointed that it was just totally clips of Descartes.” !!!
The Post with Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks! OMGeeee what an amazing film! So glad it’s Oscar season – there are so many amazing films around! This one covers the time in the early 70s when a newspaper had to choose whether to unveil a nasty government secret or not and risk it’s very existence – truly an existential problem! It’s in the same vein as ‘All the President’s Men’ which I loved – one of my top films ever. I dread to think what films they’ll be making in years to come about the present politics! Catch it if you can – 8.75/10 for me.
Next week on QVC
Today’s (Friday) deal is a super, long sleeve dress with front pockets from Nina Leonard
Saturday’s (27th) – a heroes set from Deciem – five items to add into your skincare regime
Sunday – haircare supremoes Philip Kingsley are back with the amazing new Elderflower and Rhubarb hair collection
Monday – it’s the Archos dual sim smartphone with fingerprint recognition technology. I have an extra day on QVC this Monday too, for a change, and it will include Perricone and Skechers mid-afternoon so join me if you can! (29th)
Tuesday – Anybody are bringing us a French terry draped front cardigan in six colour options
Wednesday – grab it whilst you can – and stock up! Imedeen with the marine collagen skin-boosting Prime Renewal and Hair/Nails set for an incredible price! I’ll be getting mine – it’s one of my regular supplements
Thursday – Becca are here with the five-piece complexion and glow set – going on early bird order link from around Mon or Tue – watch out for it on my Social Media
Friday – the famous Nutribullet 600 Blender set – this will be a really good buy so join us for it.
Next week on the blog
Exciting news from Elemis with a brand new range