Kipling secrets and Marie-Francoise’s paradise list


As promised a while ago the lovely guest from Kipling bags, Marie-Francoise Wolff, has supplied us with a long list of names for the Kipling Monkeys! I've put them as a comment on the main blog at the top, so they'll be easier to find for most people – and because that's where the original questions were. Hope it helps you find what you're looking for. If not, add a comment – maybe someone else will be able to help answer it if we can't!
Marie was talking a while back about her naughty doggy Charlie, the black Labrador. Was he worse than my devil dog Daisy? Well here's Marie to tell us more. She'll also fill us in on where her paradise dinner party would be, plus the guests, the music, the food and the after dinner activities!


Marie-Francoise's dog Charlie It's so funny to hear talk about Charlie getting kicked out of doggy discipline school! I haven't tried that yet for Daisy, but she's doing very similar things to Charlie, so maybe I should give it a miss!

We had some great Kipling shows on Sunday (5th) – hope you got what you wanted, or some great gifts. I loved the plum and mint colours. And if you'd like to see Charlie in person, here's a little video Marie's recorded specially for us, with a little insider's secret or two about the new spring collection! 

Next Kipling shows will be on today at 9pm, Friday 10th December at 2am and on our charity event day on Wednesday 22nd December.
Keep warm!
Best wishes

Daisy the dog's latest mess P.S. You know I mentioned one of my eight-month-old puppies, Daisy, is very naughty? Here's the latest example – Daisy the devil dog strikes again! That's how I got talking on air to Marie-Francoise…


  1. nigel December 6, 2010 at 9:21 pm -  Reply

    So funny when you mentioned trying to PAUSE the film at the local cinema. With that same ‘remote’ you could press STOP at Daisy before she destroys the rest of the house!!
    Cheers, Nige

  2. debs December 7, 2010 at 10:24 am -  Reply

    nige – i know! I really did have a fleeting thought that I should pause the cinema film due to too much sky plus! lol. YES I wish I did have some solution to the Devil dog, but at the moment I’m stumped!

  3. Jean December 7, 2010 at 10:49 am -  Reply

    I have just seen the latest on Daisy, I am sorry Debbie I know I should not laugh but I couldnt help it. What a mess, and what a monkey. Mind you I have experienced that with my younger labradors. I dont know if you found my message about the kennels,if you did you will see what I have had to do with regard to dog beds even for the older ones. If you have not found it I will write it out and send it with your Christmas Card.
    I love the video and photo of Marie francoise’s dog, he is lovely.
    Hope Daisy does not destroy to much more. You will have to feed her more often (Joke). Take care.
    Love Jean X

  4. debs flint December 13, 2010 at 2:05 am -  Reply

    Jean – lol! Thanks for your response on the previous blog about the dog beds – I replied on that strand! THanks hon.
    Yes Daisy’s a minx! She’s in the process of decimating every dog toy at the moment – much to poor Patch’s dismay, who loves her toys! I keep finding little chewed bits all over the place! HOpe he stops chewing up stuff by the Spring when I try to plant more flowers! :-)

  5. Gayle Metcalfe December 14, 2010 at 1:30 am -  Reply

    OO naughty puppy!! Having said that my 20 month old black lab has today completely destroyed her new bed that I made for her :-( really gutted as bought special waterproof material that matched our new carpet and this morning found it chewed to bits!! Labs eh!! Loved Charlie XX

  6. debbs flint December 17, 2010 at 12:37 am -  Reply

    Gayle – yes Charlie seemed lovely – he’s obviously mellowed! I hope Daisy does! I found her chewing through a tea bag earlier today – a posh ‘jasmine pearls’ one, so maybe she’s got taste! lol

  7. rob March 8, 2011 at 4:36 pm -  Reply

    can you provide a link to the monkey names list please as i cant find it anywhere. thanks

  8. Marie Miskelly March 29, 2011 at 8:59 pm -  Reply

    Hi Debbie, I am also a big fan of Kipling, my husband says I don’t need an other one but what does he know. I remember you from the first time, it’s great to see your bubbly loveliness back again x

  9. ruth April 5, 2011 at 5:44 pm -  Reply

    The Kipling link to the list of names not working in the post – and can’t see it anywhere else.

  10. mrs jackie love December 26, 2011 at 12:38 am -  Reply

    Hi I have been trying to find the list for the monkeys I am trying to get a Jackie one please could u let me know where to get one from my daughter has tryed to get me one because I love the bags and the monkeys as well

  11. Stephanie Thorogood April 19, 2012 at 4:44 pm -  Reply

    Dear Debbie
    I don’t know if you are still the go to person for Kipling, but I am desperately trying to find a Stephanie monkey, & I wonder if you can help at all. I have tried going into your link from 2010, but do not seem able to access it. I also tried texting when marie-francoise was on recently but to no avail…Help!

  12. joyce hughes August 24, 2012 at 3:12 pm -  Reply

    hi debbie i am an avid kipling fan i have the alva in orange @ cream ordered on a waitlist from may do you think trere is a possible chance of me getting this Joyce Chester item no 102202

  13. Heidi Taylor April 15, 2013 at 11:38 am -  Reply

    Hi Debbie
    I was wondering if you could find out if there is a Heidi Monkey. Mum and myself as avid Kipling collectors and always buy a few extra when we go on Holiday in Orlando.
    Thank you Heidi

  14. Lorraine Hardern March 22, 2014 at 1:21 pm -  Reply

    Please Debbie do Kipling do a Lorraine monkey? I would love one and have a lot of bags

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