Free chapter one of Hawaiian Affair; winner of RCM comp; jewellery month preview


Debbie wearing jewelleryThis week -

- Join me for Jewellery Month launch on Sunday 1st at 3pm – sneaky peeks below!
- Ancestors and descendants – more family tree tracing
- For new Kindle owners, a free download or two!
- Poor poorly pog – Daisy dog rushed to doggy hospital last week
- Who won the lily competition?
- And a vintage QVC blooper – remember this one? Funny!

Plus sneaky peeks – guess what’s coming back to weekends on QVC in the autumn?!

And winner of the Red Carpet Manicure comp – it’s all below!


Now, you know how much I love my jewellery shows, e.g. with guests like Ralph from Honora on Wednesday this week, and Ken from Ammolite last week? Well, just wait till you see what we’ve got in store for you jewellery lovers throughout September on QVC!

In case you’ve noticed, lately on air I’ve been wearing these two rings (pictured above)! These, and so much more, will appear in a very special Jewellery Month, which I’ve been asked to launch on Sunday (1st) so I thought I’d give you a little preview of it here! Exciting!

Diamonique Madison AvenueOne of the rings is from Diamonique on Madison Avenue – a glitzy new collection of our famous simulated diamonds set in bold designs, catch it at 9pm on the 18th with Julia. I’ve been wearing this (item no 609111, pictured left) – it’s gorgeous! 





Earrings - 609298


Plus, I'm wearing some double drop earrings (609298) from Charlie’s Special Editions DQ show 7pm on 3rd.








- Look out also in this month for a Lola Rose coin pendant, diamond zodiac pendants, special Jacqueline Kennedy 60th wedding anniversary treats

- Plus, shows from favourites Lisa Snowdon, Bronzo Italia, Ottoman, Butler & Wilson, Dinny Hall, Bibi Bijoux and South Sea Pearls to name a few.

- Look at our TV Guide to see what’s on when.


New Brand Focus Each week in my blog throughout September, I’ll be focussing on one of the brand new ranges. This week, it’s really thrilling for Mrs Archaeology-A Level-Geek here, as the Museum of London collection comes to QVC – I’m so excited, I’m so excited!

Cheapside HoardAll designs are based on the famous ‘Cheapside Hoard’ - an exquisite collection of gem-set pieces discovered unexpectedly beneath a cellar floor over 100 years ago in Cheapside.

Each piece is set in stunning silver, coated in 14 carat gold, and made using the same craftsmanship techniques as those back in the late 16th century, to recreate the same designs – it’s a first for the museum too and ties in with their exhibition in October.


The editor of Vogue explains why it’s the sleeping beauty discovery of the last century – with lots of pics of the collection in this video. 


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I used to do Egyptian and Etruscan jewellery on QVC years ago (remember that? And remember the classic blooper from 1996? See below).

Well, I just looooove historical connections, so can’t wait for my first show on Tuesday (3rd) at 10pm, with Catherine's show at midday. Don’t miss them!

Question But I have a question for you on this topic too – how important is QVC in your jewellery buying nowadays? You can be totally honest here – what do you always buy from us, and why, and what would you never be interested in? What do you only ever get elsewhere? What do you absolutely have to have?

I’m fascinated! Leave me your thoughts in the comments section at the bottom of this blog – see below for how to do so.

I’ll also be doing a little survey on my Facebook page next week too, so if you’re a Fbk pal watch out for it! Enjoy Jewellery Month! Now, for the rest of this week’s blog.

As usual, there’s a little bit of everything – from films to books to sneaky peeks of upcoming QVC highlights – do come back each Friday for the latest!


Still to come… tracing your family tree, free first chapter of my steamy romance novel Hawaiian Affair, poorly Daisy dog update, and the usual snippets, plus, a Liz Earle sneaky peek!


Debbie's family…As opposed to the ancestors! If you like watching ‘Who Do You Think You Are’ then you’ll like this bit! Yes, mum and I spent all Tuesday afternoon doing yet more fascinating family tree tracing.

Here we are in the pic with Ruby Bone and Vera Francis, plus second cousin once removed Carol Monks, all from Raynes Park/Ewell area. If any of these names crop up in your tree, let me know!

The reason we went there is ‘cos my great nan, Ellen Johnson (who married a Whiting and lived in Mitcham), had a sister called Minnie Matilda Johnson (who became Minnie Bone). ‘Aunt Min’, as she was known, was Ruby and Vera’s mum.

She was a legend within the family – she seemed indestructible for most of my childhood, and lived to over a hundred – she only died in about 1996.

What a life full of changes she would have seen. From no electric lights, to internet. Not that she cared about that!

She was a funny little old lady – half deaf – who loved her telly and her cup of tea and slice of cake. Ruby, who is the older sibling by nine years, recalls her mum Min being strong, happy, but her husband had got mustard gas in his lungs in the trenches in World War One and could never work properly for the rest of his life, till he died in 1965.

Fred and MinHis name was Frederick (son of John and Sarah Bone). It was Min who fought to keep her family fed and clothed – and she was as resourceful as they come.

Running out of coal, of food, and of clothing – but never out of love – she’d often resort to desperate solutions to fix things – as many did in those days.

For instance, a visit to the scrap metal merchant’s yard – he wasn’t called the ‘rag and bone’ man for nothing!

Many a new outfit was created from a freshly washed dress from old Lal Deacons’ husband’s scrap yard in Merton in the inter-war years, they told me, but ‘cos everyone else was the same, the little communities all got by somehow.

This is how we always remember ‘Aunt Min’, my great-great aunt – bless her! What a character.

MinRuby and Vera told us other facts about life in the inter-war era, which is also interesting for me since I’m researching for a book based in the 20’s/30’s. 

And we found out more about Min’s parents, who would be my direct ancestors (since Min’s sister was my great nan).







Johnson family treeI’m now back to around 1860 on that part of the tree.  Here’s a snippet from the website I use.

A lovely afternoon indeed, and it was nice to meet Amanda, and Carol, who’s as interested as I am!

If you’ve had good fortune with your quest to trace your family tree, fill me in with a comment below – I answer every one that’s posted, usually!




TWO Useful Sites for Genealogy
I have to say a big ‘thank you’ to Graham Barnett on my Facebook, who told me of two sites which are able to offer some free information (I use but I pay a small fee).

Also, what’s even more fabulous, one of the sites is currently recruiting for volunteers to help to transcribe the old censuses from the late 1800’s!

Graham Barnett census siteThe census forms are some of the most fascinating documents you can find, IMO, containing not just the people at the address, but their relationship to the householder, occupation and place of birth.

One year, they even asked how many children, how many living and how many dead.

This helps understand why some names disappear from decade to decade and helps to discount the fact that they might just be working and moved out, or just visiting elsewhere that night!

Do go here to find out more about helping transcribe and thanks again, Graham!


Well, considering the topic of the Jewellery Month update above, I’ve dug out a vintage blooper – that old Egyptian jewellery hour I did years ago, with a pharaoh they never had, but perhaps they should have done…


Here's more food for thought in this week's ReaditWriteitSellit segment.


Book of the Week
Water and SaltAs many of you know, I often feature health topics on my weekly blog. Well, this week there were major front-page headlines in the news about nutrition and health.

Firstly, how new studies show broccoli can help prevent arthritis. And secondly how prevalent dehydration is in patients.

(If you’re a regular you may remember ‘Your Body’s Many Cries for Water- you’re not sick, you’re thirsty’ being featured on my blog a while back, so that didn’t surprise me).

Well, considering the subject’s raised its head again, here’s some more food for thought.

In his 2003 book, Dr Batmanghelidj looks not only at water but at another of the most important elements for health in ‘Water and Salt – Your Healers from Within’

If you’re into your health, or you need to be – do look at his other books too – they’ll come up further down on that link.

There are some fascinating topics in his other titles, which are outside my remit in this blog, but are well worth a look if you are at your wits’ end health-wise, or you know someone who is. (nb or visit

Never Go BackFiction Focus And for fiction fans, Lee Child’s new Jack Reacher novel ‘Never Go Back’ is out this week too! Have decided I’m going to start with The Affair (the prequel) and listen to the audio books from the Reacher series.

I was impressed by Lee when I interviewed him on QVC a couple of years ago, when I found out he's that rare breed, a single-draft author!

This latest title looks good – Jack finally gets to his military base in search of the female voice he was so intrigued by – but she’s been locked up. And he’s in trouble. Can’t wait.

Are you a Reacher fan? If so tell me what you think below.



Kindle Tips - I love the thought that you can get the equivalent of our ’30 day money back guarantee’ by going on to the ‘Look Inside’ section to read the first bit and see how you like it, before you buy!

And of course if you’ve got your Kindle, you can always download an eBook, then ask for a refund within seven days if you don’t like one – did you know that?

- For free Kindle novels click here – sign in or set up your account, then click away – any books you buy will automatically appear on your Kindle or Kindle app the next time you synch up or turn on. No matter which device you're reading a book on, it will know where you left off last time!

Don’t have a Kindle? Try the app or cloud readers – go here



Hawaiian Affair part 1Hawaiian Affair – first chapter FREE - click here to download the start of my first romance novel – only available free Friday 30th till Tuesday 3rd – to whet your appetite for the whole book!

The first chapter is the same whether you go on to download the complete PG version (which is still 99p but it won’t be for much longer) or the complete Steamy version (still £2.02)– currently 55 five star reviews, of 58. Go here to see all my books on amazon!

What do you prefer? So the question is – if you’ve finally tried eBooks, what do you prefer? Comment at the bottom please! I know some favour paper books, and I do, for certain titles.

But for me, it’s like movies – some I want to own, some I will rent and some I will wait to watch for free on the telly.

Therefore, some books I want to own, like friends’ ones I can get signed or a particularly beautiful hardback edition of something, or I just want to take my time and savour the pages.

But others I just want to read the story, and the reading experience is near enough for me to forget what I’m watching it on, plus an eBook is light, no one knows what I’m reading, and the next book is instantly accessible.

What’s your analogy? Are you a new convert? Let me know and leave me a comment!


Book snifferApart from my little focus on eBooks above, and audio books below, I thought I’d bring you a couple of fab extras on the Read It Write It Sell it page on my website

This week featuring –
- A nice little bit of news about one of the ways of marketing your book using social media, once it’s published. Would you like to experience a writer’s online book launch this Sunday?

- On the back of last week’s popular guest blog on how to publish your own novel from a successful Amazon author, I have another blog to recommend – ‘7 ways to improve your odds for bestselling success’ – a must read for anyone thinking of doing it!

- Full info in this week’s RiWiSi/goLarge – on my website click here.


(Next week in RiWiSi I’m doing a ‘focus on steamy’, considering 8 out of every 9 people buying Hawaiian Affair choose the raunchy version! And coming soon there will be a brilliant insight into what it takes to become a bestselling erotic novel writer, with another great author interview.)


Daisy – Poorly puppy – I didn’t say anything last week, but Daisy dog was rushed into doggy hospital with what turned out to be a particularly vicious gastro-bug, stomach ulcer and suspected chronic liver disease.

Each of which could have given rise to the others, they said. She was kept in for a week and I collected her, happily, on Monday – she nearly wagged her tail off!

And she looked a lot happier in the car, on the left, on the way home from the specialist in Winchester on Monday! More tests, but she’s stable and I’m relieved!

Thanks for all the lovely supportive messages on Facebook and Twitter btw!


Wooton fete- Wotton Fete – Gosh it’s that time of year again! Monday also meant the annual Bank Holiday Flower Festival, cake stall, classic cars, shown in the pic, and fundraising for the church.

So I popped over for a bit – thank goodness for the lovely weather – they had a great day for it!




Sally Morgan- Sally Morgan back in Town – I usually tell you after I’ve been, but here’s a heads-up in advance – celebrity psychic Sally Morgan is back at Wimbledon Theatre on September 5th!

I’ve got my tickets already! Love that stuff – I find it fascinating, even if it is only for entertainment. It certainly entertains me!




Dale Franklin with his lilies- Winner’s section now! And our own silver fox Dale Franklin won the presenters’ lily growing contest! The new lily is now called ‘Ruby Dale’… OMG did Alison Young give him what-for over choosing THAT name! lol







RCM compAnd the randomly chosen winner of the Red Carpet Manicure comp last week, is young mum Samantha Butler – we will be in touch for your address. Congrats!






Facebook funny- Finally – another facebook funny doing the rounds this week – is this you? I’ve got about three lots in my house! Hehe!







Pillars of the EarthHaving thoroughly enjoyed J K’s ‘Casual Vacancy’ audio book (8.5 out of ten overall – 9 for the narrator and 8 for the fab story), I’ve now begun ‘Pillars of the Earth’ by Ken Follett.

It’s a family saga, spanning decades, set in the church-dominated societies of England in the 1100’s.

Wonderful gritty detail about everyday life and it sucked me in very swiftly, so I am finding myself turning on my iPad indoors once I’m home too.

Pillars of the Earth is also an award nominated 2010 mini series with some major stars, which is sooooo going on my list after I've finished the audio book!

So, it's not just a 'listen', it can be a 'watch' too! (Next week, back to film reviews with the fab Brit flick 'I Give It A Year'.) 

Click here to see more about it, and in about 15 listening hours time, I’ll be giving it a score! Any tips for a good audio book from you?




Liz Earle set


- Liz Earle is launching treatment nail colours! We had some presenter training about it all this week – and about the two new intensive treatment products – for hands and a revamp on a hero product – both are fab! Watch out for them soon!






  And guess which show is returning to your Saturday night QVC screens late September?

Yes – Saturday Night Gifts Live, with myself and Dale alternating again in the run up to Christmas, with some marvellous guests and bargains galore! Begins September 21st!


Decleor TSV - 203301- Decleor TSV Saturday – it’s going to be amazing – with new product launches for firming too!







Acer laptop - 504400- Lee Hohbein's back with the new Acer TSV Sunday – it’s a low stock, low priced one, so buy early!







Next week – MORE NEWS ABOUT STEAMY NOVELS AND FREEBIES! And a competition to win a signed paperback copy of my original self-help semi-autobiographical book 'Till the Fat Lady Slims' (2002) and get it – for free on eBook from Amazon for two days only! – next weekend!

Plus more news about gems week!


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  1. Shirley Cole August 30, 2013 at 12:26 pm -  Reply

    I do hope your dog is ok, I am a real doggy lover and hate to see them ill or hurt, give it a hug and kiss from me.
    Shirley x

  2. susanne fitzpatrick August 30, 2013 at 6:55 pm -  Reply

    Debbie – why was Alison Young so upset about the name of Dale’s lilies ‘Ruby Dale’? I didn’t get it.

  3. Lisa C August 31, 2013 at 5:54 am -  Reply

    This is the first time that I have looked at a presenters blog and I have to say that I found it really interesting, so interesting I actually downloaded Debbie Flints books. Will definitely carry on reading this blog in the future. Thank you Debbie for all your hard work.

  4. Michelle Bennett-Pitts August 31, 2013 at 11:15 am -  Reply

    Hi Debbie, this is a first for me, writing a comment and have to say I very rarely read blogs but have read yours today and found it great. Im so looking forward to jewellery month, as I love all things and buy all my jewellery off QVC. Your clip of tutukaman was funny. I love the Jack Reacher books and so sad I never realised that Lee had been on QVC otherwise I would not have missed that for anything. I have read all of his books in order and am now half way through the latest, Never Go Back and loving it. Had to laugh when I spotted the plastic bag hanging off your door, as I sit here now writing this Im looking at the very same thing on my bedroom door!! PS I bought the RCM TSV last week and its sitting here waiting to be tried as we speak, so this Saturday afternoons treat is for myself and my 12 year old daughter to do our nails. She cant wait to try it.

  5. Tina Dunning August 31, 2013 at 5:14 pm -  Reply

    As usual what a blog!! Such a lot of information and that blooper was the best.
    I only ever buy jewellery from QVC and I don’t think there is anything I don’t buy, I love pearls, diamonique, Veronese, Lola rose and much, much more. I am not a small ring girl and with my ruby wedding coming up in November I didn’t fancy the usual tiny ruby with even tinier diamonds so I ordered the Ottoman filigree ruby ring and although the ruby is opaque it is just right for me and I have ordered an Ottoman band ring to wear with it.
    I am busy researching my family tree and have found unknown members of the family but as we originate in Malta you can imagine how difficult it is to find info. I am loving doing it and get so thrilled every time I find something so good luck with yours.
    Thanks again for your blog and you are the best.
    Glad Daisy is home and doing well
    Kind regards
    Tina Dunning

  6. Louise August 31, 2013 at 5:33 pm -  Reply

    Hiya Debs
    Haven’t posted for a while – sure you haven’t noticed! – so much going on. So, so sorry to hear about Daisy. I’m in the same situation myself, really, with Oscar. First, he had an ulcer removed from his eye. Then, his breathing was a bit laboured, sounded as if it was his adenoids, so the vet gave him some pills. After a week, a bit better, so gave him more pills. An xray found a 12cm lump in an awkward place in his throat, and didn’t want to operate. Can’t tell us for certain, but thinks it’s a tumour. So he’s on steroids. He could eat for England before, but now his appetite has headed north! He’s bouncing. We’d do anything for our dogs, wouldn’t we? Another vet told me, it’s a good job they don’t know when there is a problem, to which I replied, yes, we worry for them. And we do, don’t we? I’d rather have the problem myself. Like you, Debs, I’m into archaeology in a big way – can’t find a course for it, unfortunately – and the history of my town, which houses Curwen Hall, visited by Mary, Queen of Scots. Here’s a titbit for you – it is a historical fact – hope you find it interesting; Many years ago, when mining was the largest occupation in both Workington (me) and Whitehaven, not all workers could afford meat in their sandwiches so, those who were hard up, had jam and bread. The term ‘jam eaters’ was coined, and used by miners from both towns against those from the other. It was really an insult. Today, the term is still used by Workingtonians, in reference to people from Whitehaven, more in jest than in an abusive manner. Not many local folks are aware it was used to refer to both towns, originally. I so love collating all these fact and figures. How interesting is the Cheapside Hoard? Cannot wait to see the Museum of London collection. It’s the history behind the collection for me.
    Once I start, I almost pen a tome – I really mean to get serious about doing that – so I’ll finish it here.
    Take care, Debs, Speak soon. Hope all is well with Daisy and the gang.
    p.s. any clues on the old ‘qvc face’ standing in for Pipa?

  7. Lynda Carter August 31, 2013 at 5:57 pm -  Reply

    Love reading about your family I’m also tracing ours it’s fascinating can get so absorbed in it (not very good when trying to cook dinner) one thing leads to another I have used a couple of sites but currently using it’s very good.
    I love books and interested in finding more about yours didn’t know you wrote. You will never replace books I love the feel and looking at the covers so important that is what draws you first and of course your favourite author, but do have a kindle and must say quite taken with it but there’s nothing like your fav book sitting on your bookshelf along with other greats a piece of art.
    Thank you

  8. Emily Tingle August 31, 2013 at 7:28 pm -  Reply

    I would buy genuine diamonds form QVC because I trust them as a compnay but the carat weight would have to be at least one carat in weight regardless of the price – perhaps QVC could do it on an advanced order basis ? I think they would be surprised at the response !

  9. Carole Wilcock September 1, 2013 at 12:39 am -  Reply

    HI Debbie. I Love Diamonique and although I have some diamond pieces they simply cannot compete in either style or sparkle. I certainly have bought a lot more jewellery from QVC than if I had shopped on the high street. The selection, variety and quality of Diamonique and other QVC jewellery is excellent. Rings I bought years ago still sparkle like the day I bought them.
    I too was shocked and saddened by the deaths of Beulah and Amica, two of my favourite faces on QVC. Please tell the powers that be that we want to hear about those people whose faces we welcome into our homes daily. I feel that I have lost two friends and shall miss them so. I too am a cancer survivor and know just how cruel that disease can be. I am lucky, I have survived for ten years after cancer, and am saddened by those who lose their fight.
    PS I too have a plastic bag full of plastic bags!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Good for recycling rubbish)

  10. Diane gilbank September 1, 2013 at 9:06 am -  Reply

    Wow Debbie you do write amazing blogs, so long and detailed and full of links and tips! I look forward to your reviews and opinions on things and take advice from your vast knowledge of all things ” qvc” and beyond. Looking forward to the restart of sat night live too. It’s always good fun. Keep on writing and being the happy person you obviously are. Best wishes Diane x

  11. Sue September 2, 2013 at 6:20 pm -  Reply

    Hi Debbie
    I started reading Hawaiian Affair Friday afternoon and didn’t put it down until I had finished it Friday evening. I thoroughly enjoyed it, looking forward to the prequel.
    Glad your dog is feeling better.

  12. Tania September 2, 2013 at 11:03 pm -  Reply

    Sorry fairly long comment.
    First of all, “dayer of lown” so funny! Dont normally watch Northern Nights shows but caught that one. Glad I caught that bit love it when us people mix up our words.
    Glad ur dog is better than she was and I hope she continues to improve. Your dogs are beautiful. I like Charlie Bears what they don’t beat the real thing do they? My cat had a problem with her gums and ended up losing a few of her small teeth and she is only 2. I was so upset thinking I had done something wrong. She is fine now and you would never guess and she still as beautiful as ever. Mwah Nikita!!!!
    I have read a couple of Lee Child books but his writing style is not really for me. He can put a little too much info in one book. Maybe it would be better on audiobook. You’ve actually sparked my interest in audiobooks. Would be good for me especially as I am visually impaired. May give one a go.
    As regards jewellery on QVC I like the fact that they are quite unique. I have had a few nice comments on the different QVC pieces I wear from time to time.
    However, brands like bibi I would not consider buying as they are very expensive for something that is not a precious metal or semi precious stone – no matter how much their representative tries to justify the prices. I can still find very nice pieces on the High Street for reasonable prices also. I only buy jewellery from QVC when it is a special price, clearance, free p&p or easy payments.
    Love sunflowers and QVC USA have the Or Paz sunflower ring. When is QVC UK getting it?! I MAY get the full price if they do.
    Did you announce who won the Liz Earle comp?
    Also, I think all of us women have plastic bags in plastic bags in plastic bags in plastic bags….

  13. debbs f September 3, 2013 at 1:55 am -  Reply

    wow – what a lot of lovely replies to this week’s jewellery blog ladies! Thanks so much! Will do individual replies to you all asap! d xx ps do come back again! :-)

  14. Mona September 4, 2013 at 11:42 pm -  Reply

    Hi Deb, can you please tell me what design the ring is you have been wearing on your wedding finger the last week or so please. I can’t ger a decent view of it while I watch the shows you present. It looks fab & so expensive looking. Could it be you have a lovely person in your life that bought it for you? What a gem it looks. Thanks. Mona. X

  15. Mona September 5, 2013 at 10:11 am -  Reply

    Hi Debbie, since I emailed you yesterday I managed to find your blog page. I saw you wearing the ring I wrote to you about. I put the item number in & it said it was sold out!!!! How disappointed I wa, hope you can tell me if & when it may be back in stock please? Best wishes. Mona. X

  16. Diane gilbank September 5, 2013 at 12:41 pm -  Reply

    That blooper was fantastic Debbie!! Very very funny and so good to see you presenters laughing. Love all the detail and knowledge in your blogs. Always something to look up and research. So thank you. Best wishes Diane x

  17. Joan Murdoch September 5, 2013 at 2:08 pm -  Reply

    Hi Debbie
    I only buy jewellery from QVC and as I have been with you for over 19 years I have quite a collection. I loved California Style (which you don’t do any more) and also love diamonique, Honora and Veronese. As I have lots I don’t buy as much nowadays – much more selective. Most purchases are under £50 – would love some of the more exotic ones but bank balance won’t allow it!!
    I also do family tree research – once you start it’s addictive! Have been doing mine for years but now that I have got early retirement can do more. Most of my family are Scottish so the Scotland’s People website is my main source of info. I also use Ancestry for ones that have moved out of Scotland. Have managed to get back to 1610 on one line but some ancestors prove very elusive to find. I can’t find the death of my great great grandfather – so I reckon either he was abducted by aliens or my great great granny did him in and dumped him in the River Clyde!!! lol.
    Good luck with your search
    Joan x

  18. trixie Collin September 5, 2013 at 5:27 pm -  Reply

    I do not enjoy Jewellery month…a waste of time for me. I have been bust tracing my family tree for sometime and have made contact with other distant cousins after no contact between families since 1896!!
    The dramas of Victorian divorce.

  19. debbs f September 9, 2013 at 10:54 pm -  Reply

    Shirley –
    Yes she’s much better thank you so much for asking hon. Just had some new blood tests and all the measurements are nearly normal once more. Glad!

  20. debbs f September 9, 2013 at 10:54 pm -  Reply

    Susanne –
    she was just ribbing Dale that his alter ego is called Ruby! lol dx

  21. debbs f September 9, 2013 at 10:56 pm -  Reply

    Lisa C –
    Oh so glad – I love reading comments like yours! Yes my blogs do take a long time but they kind of define what I do each week as they’ve become like my journal! lol!
    Hope to hear some more from you in future.
    best wishes

  22. debbs f September 9, 2013 at 10:58 pm -  Reply

    Michelle B-P –
    Another first! Yay! Thank you.
    Glad you love our jewellery. Sounds like we’re kindred spirits in some respects then hon! If you get the chance to let me know, I’d like to find out if I should begin with The Affair as Lee said it was like a prequel. That’s one of the reasons I am writing my prequel to my book too, he inspired me!
    Hope your daughter liked her nails!
    Do come back again…

  23. debbs f September 10, 2013 at 12:05 am -  Reply

    Tina –
    what a lovely comment – your reply made me smile – a lot!
    And what a list of jewellery you’ve got – hope the ottoman does you proud!
    Good luck with the malta ancestors – certainly a challenge for sure. And yes Daisy is doing much better now! thank hon

  24. debbs f September 10, 2013 at 12:07 am -  Reply

    Louise –
    course I’ve noticed! no one else writes as long as you do! lol! My Gracie is still too large – she’s now on ‘metabolic’ dog food – apparently it helps the metabolic rate – I said do they do a human version! lol
    Jam eaters eh?! Never heard of it – what a quirky fact!
    Loved the cheapside hoard!
    ps cant say yet about the ‘face’ but it’ll be out soon enough!
    Come back and comment again!

  25. debbs f September 10, 2013 at 12:09 am -  Reply

    Lynda –
    what do you like about I wonder, compared to the others? Interesting stuff!
    Agree – I have kindle and books – love both!

  26. debbs f September 10, 2013 at 12:09 am -  Reply

    Emily –
    Nice thought about the one carat diamonds.
    Will pass it on!

  27. debbs f September 10, 2013 at 12:10 am -  Reply

    Carole W –
    so glad you love diamonique! It fills my jewellery cabinet too! lol.
    Thanks so much for your kind comment!
    best wishes

  28. debbs f September 10, 2013 at 12:12 am -  Reply

    Diane –
    Awwww bless ya! Yes am also looking forward to Saturday night live too – it was a blast last year! I hear John Barrowman already booked for two of them!
    Thanks so much for enjoying the progs and the blogs! lol
    best wishes

  29. debbs f September 10, 2013 at 12:13 am -  Reply

    Sue –
    oooo fabulous comment, thank you!!
    What a fast reader you are! Yes the prequel is well and truly underway – am hoping about a month and it’ll be available!
    Do come back on here again hon!

  30. debbs f September 10, 2013 at 12:15 am -  Reply

    Tania –
    Yes I do love a play on words blooper too!
    mwah to nikita too!
    Funnily enough I’m going to get The Affair on audiobook next!
    Glad you love some of the jewellery – nice to have something for everyone eh.
    I think I announced the liz earle comp – it was a couple of blogs ago! Have had the RCM comp since then!
    thanks so much for your long reply – I do love finding out about you lot too!

  31. debbs f September 10, 2013 at 12:17 am -  Reply

    Mona –
    The ring is from the Madison Avenue DQ collection, sept 18th with Julia I think 9pm – it should be on the system by then – unless it sells out before! lol

  32. debbs f September 10, 2013 at 12:18 am -  Reply

    Diane –
    yes it’s fun deciding what to include each week! Takes me longer than it should, I know, specially now I’m doing the Friday Fiction Focus on my website too, but I love writing so what can I say!
    thanks again and so glad you like them!

  33. Sue Kemp September 10, 2013 at 12:18 am -  Reply

    Hi Debs
    Good blog as always, think Alison was upset about the Lily name because she wanted to name them Amica Beaulahif she had won.
    Just wanted to ask why Julian and Debbie Greenwod seem to have been missing from the screens for quite some time, have they gone awol? no recent blogs either.
    Glad your dog is doing okay, always a worry when they have a problem.
    Take care keep up the good work

  34. debbs f September 10, 2013 at 12:20 am -  Reply

    Joan –
    Wow – 1610 – blimey well done missus! That’s amazing! Just wondering if you’ve looked at whether he was transported to Oz around about mid 1800’s? A lot went then. does have some records appear from the ships registries.
    Thanks so much for such an interesting comment!

  35. debbs f September 10, 2013 at 12:22 am -  Reply

    Trixie –
    Yes and about that same time, in that era there were such interesting Census records weren’t there?!
    It’s not much, but just to see that a great grandmother was eg a domestic in a household, it’s so fascinating! Tracing back now is so much easier with the internet for sure!

  36. Jewellery Designs September 10, 2013 at 8:03 am -  Reply

    Hi Debbie,
    I found your blog very interesting. I loved Diamonique very much. And wish for quick recovery of your dog.

  37. debbs f September 12, 2013 at 2:16 am -  Reply

    Dear Jewellery Designs –
    Thank so much for your kind comments, and yes, Daisy is feeling – and acting ! – much better at the moment thank you!
    Enjoy the Cheapside Hoard exhibition if you make it to the Museum of London from October onwards!

  38. Jane Thorpe September 24, 2013 at 11:54 pm -  Reply

    Hi Debbie, love your shows, you make me smile and your blog is absolutely great viewing but just would like to know if possible the next time a Red Carpet Manicure show is on if thats ok, thank you. Kind Regards
    Jane from Southport

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