Grampa would be proud!


Pog in the dandelions With the brighter weather, it's been time to sort out my garden. Again. Only this year I'll definitely be able to do it safe in the knowledge that it's a Pog-free zone! Yes the puppies and the dogs are safely penned up (well unless Daisy starts getting out again!)

Also this week – have you seen any great films lately? I have a recommendation if you'd like 'Groundhog Day' meets 'Matrix' meets 'Inception'!

What do you mean, it's '12 o'clock' Mr Wolf?
Just look at the field where I walk the dogs (see pic above) – it's a bunny's paradise! You'd blow the whole 24 hour clock out there, there are so many! Last year, living in the country and being at the mercy of the seeds on the wind, my garden was much the same. However, I have a very innovative invention to thank for this year's green scene – it's completely free of the yellow peril now!

Debbie's pogs with no dandelions! It's all thanks to Grampa and his clever weeder. I've got to say it's genius. Last year I bought myself the deep-rooted weed remover tool, made of cast iron so it's Debbie-proof. And after realising how it breaks off the root deep beneath the soil with a satisfying 'crack', so you can remove almost the whole thing, I couldn't help myself – I had to keep doing it!

I actually found, like Gill the guest did, that it's very therapeutic. And I never thought I'd LIKE weeding! I showed Cynical Lesley my mother, and my brother Glenn, who had spent two hours doing his tiny garden with a conventional tool and had the blisters to show for it. They were both so impressed they both ordered one for their gardens. So now my lawn is tended daily, removing any new yellow uprisings, and it looks just fab.

And what's more, it feels like I'm actually achieving something and makes a great start to the day! Yeh, ok maybe I don't get out much. But hey, I make no apologies for it.


Grampa's Weeder I'm looking forward to gardening this year, with it being a dog-free zone (unless I'm in the garden with them). Plus I've got a ton of new plants to, er, plant. And I'm hoping they'll all flourish like the rocket and the strawberries and the potatoes did last year. Oh, and the dandelions, if it weren't for Grampa's Weeder.

If you could turn back time…
No, it's not another blog about favourite nostalgic songs, it's a recommendation for an excellent movie! EXCELLENT! 'Source Code' starring an awesome Jake Gyllenhall, was what I took pal Kipling Kerena along to in Epsom this week and I've got to say it's one of the best movies I've seen. Now I won't give everything away, but all I'll say is it plays with the notion of being able to travel back in time and avert a disaster or save somebody, but in a really novel way.


Now I've always been a big fan of the movies, as you may know if you read my blogs a lot. And in particular, some of the best I've loved over the years have concerned time travel. I blame The Time Tunnel TV series for getting me hooked when I was a kid (ok there's a little bit of nostalgia – but only a bit!).

From 'The Lake House' to 'Déjà Vu' and 'The Time Traveller's Wife', even back as far as the Christopher Reeve/Jane Seymour romance, 'Somewhere in Time', I've loved the whole concept. Two of my absolute faves of all time are 'Groundhog Day' – the idea of being able to know exactly what happens in a day, and get chance after chance to play it differently fascinated me – my copy of that DVD is well-worn I can tell you!


And even playing with the idea of altering events in the past – like the Jim Caviezel/Dennis Quaid classic 'Frequency' – well, you can see where my interests lie. SO – imagine my delight that 'Source Code' was so damn unpredictable, so watchable, and so fascinating – well the time flew by! Lol. I won't give any more away in case you want to go to see it, but suffice it to say that I was very, very impressed and gave it eight and three quarters out of ten (one of my top marks – I rarely give over 9!).

Seen any great films? What genre do you like best? Any I should put on my list, given the above comments? And actually, come to think of it – if you've seen 'Source Code' – what would you do if you had the chance to turn back time?

Debbie's Betsy Kaye bracelet Have a great Easter weekend – I'm only on on the Saturday but it's a goodie – the new Decleor TSV and I'm looking forward to it! And if you can, join me this Wednesday and Thursday for (20th at midnight) Betsy Kaye pearls (as left – spotted it on our wrists on-air yet?) and (21st at midnight) a fab new Kipling bag respectively!

Bye for now,



  1. Michelle Roberts April 19, 2011 at 9:10 pm -  Reply

    Debs, Just had a quick read of your blog, well about 1 hour ago hubby sent me a text to say fancy going to see a film this weekend,this Source Code sounds good(if our local picture house Rhyl is showing it remember i am in Wales Lol)
    So if i do get to see it i will report back.
    I have a man free zone tonight as he is busy working on more roads down south (forgot which part Essex i think!!)
    More shopping on qvc for me)
    I have a very busy cat weekend ahead of me, my father who runs the cattery with me has just rang to say his flight from from America has been delayed by eight hours good old British Airways, not a good start for a Easter weekend.
    Anyway back to shopping
    Have a lovely Easter weekend
    Michelle x

  2. Bobbie Carter April 20, 2011 at 8:34 am -  Reply

    Hi Debbie has the tape of my parrot arrived yet? regards Bobbie

  3. Jean April 20, 2011 at 4:14 pm -  Reply

    Hi Debbie,
    The dogs are looking well, my labs are all laid out in their runs in the shade. Hoping to take them down to the pond at the weekend. You mentioned Grampa’s weeder, yes I must get one of them, each time it has been sold out. You cannot get the roots of the dandelions if you pull them out.
    As for Kipling, I dont think I had better watch it, I shall only be tempted, and I do have a lot of Kipling bags, a few of them are the leather ones, which are super. Mind you all their bags are great. Have a great Easter.
    Love Jean. XXX

  4. Susan May 4, 2011 at 7:42 pm -  Reply

    Hi Debs,
    Can’t promise that I’ve read all of your blog lol! But I wanted to comment on how fab you’re looking! I just saw a second or two of your show with Kim and I really think those jeans suit your figure. You should wear them more! Often see you in skirts but just wanted to say how great you look in those jeans! And you have the best posture of anyone!! Back always straight and chest out! Good woman!
    Chat soon,
    Susan x

  5. debs flint May 13, 2011 at 2:24 am -  Reply

    Michelle – hope you enjoyed Source Code too, if you saw it!

  6. debs flint May 13, 2011 at 2:24 am -  Reply

    Bobbie – yes – see reply on next blog hon!

  7. debs flint May 13, 2011 at 2:26 am -  Reply

    Jean – if you read this in time, it looks like the weeder will be back in stock this week so watch out for it and ask the operators before it gets to air or it’ll fly out again! lol
    ps mum and brother have both got it on waitlist too!

  8. debs flint May 13, 2011 at 2:28 am -  Reply

    Susan – got to be honest – I’ve lived in those Kim leggings ever since I got them! hehe!
    Wish I’d got more cos have been told they’re not likely to be back on air this year! unless things change.
    Just shows you should get them whilst they’re available eh.
    Thanks so much for your kind comments – I try my best to have good posture but it’s more to stop my belly rolls showing up as much as anything! hhehe!

  9. Yasmin Gunata July 29, 2011 at 10:21 pm -  Reply

    Hi Debs,
    Just a word to say that after watching your Clarkes show on Friday 29th July, I am after wide fitting shoes, boots and sandals. I always go up a size to a 7 just to get the extra width. Normally Im a 6 in sketchers and birkenstocks. You really helped me to decide to get a size 6 in the navy clarkes court-shoe, that you said was an extra wide fitting. It would be really good that when you are presenting shoes if you could specify the width, as I would not want to order a shoe and have to send it back and incurr postage!
    Anyway keep up the good work and I would love to see lots more wider fitting shoes and boots.
    Yasmin xx

  10. jayne smith August 4, 2011 at 8:30 pm -  Reply

    hi Debbie, After seeing you present the clarks show on the 29th July, i would like to say i know exactly where your coming from when you say its difficult to find fashionable shoes and boots in a wide fit, I find shopping for these so stressful as they are mostly very old fashioned. I love the look of ugg boots but unable to find any of those to fit me. If Qvc could do a show which had some modern wider fit shoes and boots i would be really pleased.
    jayne x

  11. mulberry handbags December 3, 2011 at 1:05 pm -  Reply

    Thanks, I’m going to have nightmares tonight.

  12. New Pandora Online March 6, 2012 at 3:49 pm -  Reply

    So cute! I already like you on FB and also get your posts on Google Reader. 🙂

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