This week –
- What’s this? #organicVeggieBoxMystery!
- ‘Dads on their own with baby are like…’ – hilarious Facebook Funny!
- A 40th Birthday and an engagement – no, sadly not mine! Haha!
- Win fab StriVectin bundle and OPI #50Shades set in my new competition!
- And sneaky peeks at Lola Rose, Antthony OTO and Kim and Co offers!
Question of the week – it looks like ginger, smells a bit like potato, what is it? And any ideas what to do with it? If you know, leave me a comment below! I got it in my new delivery of a mixed organic veg box – another TiFFT* for 2015, as I’ve never had one before. I got it via an intro offer on Groupon – it’s been good so far, the carrots taste outstanding, but I had no idea what to do with this!! Go to bottom of page to find out more.
Brother Glenn’s 40th Birthday
Had a loooovely start to the week with my ‘baby’ brother, Glenn’s 40th celebrations – here are a couple of pics of the fun including the Flint takeover of half a restaurant in Purley, and me and my lovely kids, sister and the birthday boy himself. A lovely time was had by all.
Seems like only yesterday I was reading him ‘Narnia’ books and doing all the voices. He’s 12 years younger than me and I looked after him a lot, growing up. Plus three other siblings in between us so I had my hands full. My mum and dad used to run a social club and left me in charge quite often, in the days when we had an old reel to reel tape player and Linda and I used to record little made up songs to amuse ourselves. How different to the modern day equivalent eh? Kids can video their antics, edit it to music with captions and upload it before tea time! Talking of which, here’s a little video of the snowy stuff at mine this week.
Pogs in the Snow
I know many areas got snow this week – none like the US blizzards I’m sure, but yes, on Thursday night it arrived in Dorking, along with this new thing they’re calling ‘thundersnow’ storms. Sounds like a transformer or an X-man! The choccie Labradors loved it though. Had a little dog walk after – at least they were easy to spot!
This sooooo needs a caption, doesn’t it! Can you think of one? If you didn’t see it first time round?
The snow continued for a bit, but didn’t lay very thick – shame for those who wanted to go sledging but happy it didn’t stay too cold in our neck of the woods! Mind you, don’t know what’s around the corner, right? Hope it’s not been too bad where you are? Let me know if it was really cold by leaving a comment below.
Glenn Campbell and I had the ‘Big Freeze Fashion’, 3-hour special this week appropriately, and we were asking for tweets about how you keep warm – many of the pics involved pets! This is one of my own – soppy labrador, Patchy, in the snow. She’s 13 and a half now, but still quite sprightly, bless her, even though she’s away with the fairies quite a lot. She actually didn’t give a stuff for the snow – just kept looking for bunny poop snacks. Eurgh!
I loved one of the tweets I received from a viewer, during the outerwear show, talking about having been to a very unusual museum – celebrating the male member – yes really – in Iceland. Wish I could show you the pic but… ahem… you’re better off googling it instead! If you follow me on Twitter you can skim back and maybe find it amongst the tweets from Wednesday night if you like! (@debbieflint – by the way my basic guide as to how to tweet is here if you’d like to learn – it’s very easy – make me your first tweet! – click here to learn how to use twitter and join in during live shows.)
And talking of keeping warm during Winter, watch out for Glen and another outerwear special – it’s this Tuesday night at 10pm with Ali K (3rd Feb.) Here’s a fab bargain in the meantime – my favourite coat, as featured on our show.
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Bless those of you who have messaged me saying you feel bereft on a Monday night now ‘Back to You‘ is over for another series! Yes, it all went so well on Monday as my semi-autobiographical weightloss book ‘Till The Fat Lady Slims 2.0′ launched – it’s item 704285‘. Over 2000 of the total made (3000) had gone by Tuesday lunchtime. Thanks for all the genuine five-star reviews – it warms my heart to know this innovative system really helps.
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Nephew Ricky’s Engagement to Sophie
Finally in my diary this week, I have to say congrats to my lovely nephew, Ricky, my sister Linda’s son, and his new fiancée Sophie, pictured here with me. And it was lovely to get together for a catch up at their bash, with my lovely girl Lolly as well! We have four nephews and twelve nieces amongst all the offspring so there will be plenty more of these in the years to come!
Guess the Presenter! Look at this old pic from the 80’s – one of my sister’s pals used to model years back, and found a photo shoot for Mothercare where she was on location with one of our presenters! Guess who?! Answer at bottom of this blog!
Mike, Marie-Francoise and a Monkey Hat! Haha! Behind the scenes shenanigans at Q Towers this week after our Kipling TSV launch with Marie Francoise Wolff and Floor Manager Mike – his balloon hat fashioned specially to mark the Kipling keyrings – will it catch on do you think?
Book of the Week – The Girl from Cobb Street This is the week Mira publishing, released the first in a series of period books set in the war by my lovely writing pal Merryn Allingham. She’s a prolific period novelist, and this one is her first under this pen name, focussing on Daisy’s struggle to make ends meet as the country is on the brink of WW2 with a baby on the way and a mysterious husband who is not all he seems. It’s doing well in the online charts already, bless her. She’s a great writer – give it a go. You can read more about my Book of the Week the Girl from Cobb Street – and get a link to buy it here.
RiWiSi NB – more about ‘all things book’ on my website on the ‘RiWiSi’ page – Read It Write it Sell it – where you can find tons of links about how to self-publish, writing workshops, book recommendations and links to all my own fiction including my steamy romance trilogy, three or four other novels and short stories and of course my ‘Till the Fat Lady Slims books’. Go here if you’re interested to find out more!
Casual Vacancy – Coming Soon! Can’t get more stellar in publishing than JK, right? Well Ms Rowling’s departure into ordinary fiction, ‘Casual Vacancy’ comes to the small screen mid Feb – I LOVED the book, on Audible, and am really looking forward to the TV series! Apparently a ‘lingerie shop’ created for filming in the Cotswolds upset a few people! Although I read that old ladies in the town said they had worse in their own wardrobes! Haha! It stars Michael Gambon, Julia McKenzie and Keeley Hawes and looks great – three one hour segments starting Feb 15th on BBC1. More here. And here is an interview with JK herself too about the book when it first came out. Click here. Also fantastic news that her alter ego Robert Galbraith’s private dick hero Cormoran Strike will also make it to the screen too – I love these books even more.
Charlie and Will looking good! I love Will from Charlie Bears’ Facebook update this week about how great his lovely wife looks – how sweet! And so nice to see them looking so happy and Charlie herself looking so well too.
Watch. Considering the theme lately, I thought I’d pass on a recommendation from my pal Jill D-W who said this old BBC documentary, ‘Why Are Thin People Not Fat’ is pretty fascinating – just search for it on YouTube – some interesting snippets about naturally slim people.
BLOOPER ALERT – hmmm – hardworking model… bed show… long day… cross them all and this is what you get!
This week on QVC – watch out for the following Today’s Special Value bargains – Saturday’s Response Home Alarm System, the much-promoted Elemis Pro-Intense set on Sunday (1st) and my Monday midnight launch of the new Kim and Co Poncho Tunic and Scarf Set. Plus do stand by for another super value Lifelong Beauty 5 pc deal on Wednesday.
Also join me Saturday night just after 9pm – for Soapsmith’s return – some of these smells are amaaaazing! If you caught them at the Beauty Bash do let me know what you think – tweet me @debbieflint during the 8-10pm Beauty Weekend Review Saturday night. It’s followed by my hour with my mate from LA, flamboyant fashionista Antthony with this wonderful One Time Only at 11pm! Can’t wait.
Leave me a comment below and say which of these (or both) you’d like to win and out of interest you can add why if you like – and you’re entered! The first of the prizes to tell you about is a bundle of powerful skincare from newly launched Strivectin – here’s Ali K talking about it to our new guest Paul this week.
Second is the super duper, OPI Nails #50Shades Of Grey nail collection – if you missed it on its debut on the OPI hour with me at the weekend, and you’d love two Nail Envy, one red and three shades of grey, enter by leaving a comment below! Full T&C’s for the comp are here. Closes midday on Thursday 5th, winners announced on Friday 6th blog.
Have a lovely week!
Next week – reunited for a Writers’ lunch – and Antthony’s back!
*TiFTT – Try It For The First Time
Ps – the answer to Guess the Presenter is of course, Julia Roberts!
- Plus as promised, yes, it’s a Jerusalem Artichoke! Got any recipes for me?
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