This weekend is supposed to be lovely weather – like last Sunday when sis and I were out at a rugby club BBQ in Chipstead in the sunshine. Had a lovely get together with about 18 family members then went back to brother Glenn’s in the evening. Was quite funny when we were combating the strong winds at the BBQ though – since bro is pretty much pro-EU and many other family are pro-Leave – he heard the comment about ‘trouble with poles’ and said ‘I’m not talking politics!’ Then realised they meant the metal poles holding up one of the gazebos over the face-painting stall! Lol!
Yes the election/referendum is creating quite a stir amongst many. One of the nieces needs contributors for their work and would like you to fill in a fun survey: if you like! Just – go here to get your opinion counted in a six-question survey – just for fun! I have twelve nieces, four nephews and two great-nieces! No grandchildren yet – thank goodness! Lots of time for that. I’m bad enough with my daughter’s cute spaniels…! If you are a grandparent what’s the best thing about it?
Anyway we had a lovely bank hol weekend – when I wasn’t at work! See below for some of the shenanigans and a blooper with Charlie!
Competition The news about SBC‘s May Today’s Special Value is out – as per Will Gowing’s QCam video. So here’s a fab one week comp to win this bundle of goodies worth approx. £104. For your chance to win this collection, leave a comment saying ‘enter me,’ below, and if you feel like it let me know your favorite SBC item is and why. Closes midday on Thursday 12th. QVC’s standard Terms and Conditions apply . Good luck!
Going to see the puppies! Oh what a lovely day I had on Tuesday, when I had one of my regular visits to the charity I support – Medical Detection Dogs – to meet up for the first time with BOTH the little trainee alert dogs I sponsored and was allowed to name.
Little Lesley is 12 weeks old, and Derek is now 7 months! Mum came too – she’s so proud to have had the little girl named after her (and the boy is after my late dad.) Lots more pics and videos on my website blog newsletter (link below) including Derek in the paddling pool and Lesley playing with other pogs at MDD HQ. (Subscribe to my weekly letter by using the pop up in order to get the regular emails with exclusives and news.)
Fundraiser – Hope you can come along to the Wotton Hall vintage fundraiser on June 12th – RH56QQ – lots of fab stalls, sales, fun and possibly an evening supper quiz! Just waiting to confirm with Patrick from Quacker… more soon.
My very first interview as an author on romantic novelists Association website! Specially for the upcoming award nomination for the esteemed Joan Hessayon award, being announced on 19th! Click here to see it Here’s the latest fab review on amazon for Take a Chance on Me, the novel that’s up for an award – more about it here on my website.
Meanwhile I was chuffed to get this review about TACOM on amazon – “Loved the characters in this book, had me gripped from start to finish, immensely enjoyable, didn’t want it to end. You should be very proud of yourself Debbie.” Alison H. April 2016
RiWiSi – my read it write it sell it blog features more from ‘the hundred year old man who… author, Jonas Jonasson. ‘The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden’ is book of the week, and the latest one, ‘Hitman Anders’ gets a mention. Go here to read all about it and get links. Plus how to obtain 99p deals from my publisher Choc Lit.
Fabulous FAB Research – are you near Sheffield? I love learning – you know I’m a geek! Well the recent Bristol food and behaviour research talk – Feeding Better Behaviour, Learning and Mood – comes to Sheffield on Tuesday 17th May at Hilton Hotel, Victoria Quays 6pm. The surge in conditions relating to mental health, wellbeing and performance is linked to rising rates of many physical health problems that are known to be diet-related: from obesity and diabetes, to allergies and other immune system conditions. New scientific research shows how mental and physical disorders often occur together, and how the highly complex links between our guts, brains and immune systems are heavily influenced by what we are eating. Find out more at this inexpensive talk. More here.
Models posing Funny! When we did the sell out jumpsuit, I asked the girls to do a typical catalogue pose and this is what they did – how game for a laugh they are!
Did you manage to get this week’s Kim & Co offer? It’s honestly one of the best fitting jumpsuits I’ve ever tried! Hopefully it’ll be back in stock soon!
Also – check out this link – some of our jumpsuits are around £20-£25! Love last clicks!
Cor What a Big One! Have been doing some damage to the dandelions of late – with a super session or two producing long roots like this one! Love it! I know I plugged it before but here’s the link to the Grandpa’s Weeder – it’s brilliant, really gets rid and even better? It’s therapeutic – like squeezing blackheads. (did she really say that?! Lolol)
Sunny Dog Walk Day Loving the dog walks atm. This week the sun came out and it was the first day I didn’t need my coat! But the dogs be like, come on mum! Doing some vlogs as usual – my little regular video blogs – here’s an example of one on my Facebook page. Just ‘like’ the page to be able to see them when I post them! Also that’s where I now post all my QVC updates too – including one time only’s!
I Killed My Kefir I think I killed my kefir grains! My attempt at homemade fermented drink using water kefir grains was going so well, too… silly Debbie! Dunno why – have bought a book – will explore it. This stuff is great for your gut bacteria – do check it out online, just go google!
More from my wellbeing blog Back to You is here – including a very interesting concept to help kick-start your weight loss, if that’s a concern. Plus a link to Bruce Bodyblade’s latest Q&A on the Bodyblade Ohana Facebook group.
Do join me on Twitter, Facebook etc – some of the links to all the groups etc are here.
Lunchtime show fun – what a fun show this was.
Great deals too on our special gardening event day – including the super comfy garden chair (click here – item 507260). Plus we had such a brilliant idea for a new garden umbrella – if in stock, choose yours soon! Fab mechanism that tilts, 9 foot span, and solar-powered lighting underneath for evenings. (click here – item 507626)
Blooper – Charlie loses it – very rare I know, but it happened! Blame the voices in his head… I mean ear… lol
Watch – Captain America – Civil War. War. You know a film is going to be popular when the trailer has 63 million views on YouTube! Wow! So along I went and enjoyed it a lot – excellent script and characterisation, almost to pastiche level at times, including the appearances of Antman, Paul Rudd – a scene stealer for sure, plus lots of funnies from an over-awed Spiderman (boy) too. Cleverly done. Nice twist too. Bit predictable with all the action but you get what’s on the tin. 8 out of ten.
This week on QVC –
- This weekend’s Today’s Special Values – Perricone Saturday for premium skin care at superb prices for one day only.
- Dyson is back on Sunday. Get YOURS EARLY USING THIS LINK !
- Also do check out Jilly’s blog about an amazing Honora bargain too – and watch out for the Lola Rose and Honora collaboration with Ralph.
- Heads up - Illuminage comes to QVC – professional quality laser treatment for lines and wrinkles, dialed down for at-home transformations. 95% noticed a diff in the 12 week money back guarantee try out period, but more importantly, using it 5 times a week, 75% (3 out of 4!) noticed an improvement within 2 weeks! Here’s what it looks like, it’s the TSV on Thursday 12th May.
- Friday I’m looking forward to the new Samsung 50” 4k TV too with James Murden – who’s busy bringing us more Mardles stickers later in the year too, find out more here.
- Sneaky Peek – watch out for Saturday 14th new Lulu Guinness bag it’s a large Jenny Basket Weave handbag in smooth leather!
Next week – a week of birthday celebrations as I turn 54. Yes I did write that. How time flies eh! Enjoy the sunshine this weekend – oh how I’ve waited to say those words! It’s been a loooong winter!
PS here’s where to keep in touch with me on all the social media – including @debbieflint on twitter, my facebook page www.facebook.com/debbieflintqvcfanpage and my own website www.debbieflint.com where you can find out about Freedom Eating and the Till the Fat Lady Slims weight loss books and facebook support group and page too (TTFLS tab) and my writing/book blog page RiWiSi, and my charity page all about MDD. And of course my many novels!