Shane Filan CD comp, What’s Your Mental Age Quiz, getting published – more tips, Catherine’s play opens in London, sneaky peeks & bloopers galore!

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Debbie and Shane FilanThis week –

- Win a copy of Shane Filan’s signed CD!

- Do you want to see men’s shoes and boots on QVC? Richard from Skechers asks a question!

- Catherine Huntley’s play opens in West Kensington

- My mummy’s 70th birthday bash!

- QVC makes the news!

- New crime author Carolyn Mahony’s ‘Cry From the Grave’ – a special 99p offer on eBook

- & want to publish a novel? – more tips – incl how to use Goodreads to promote

- And more of my regular super bloopers and sneaky peeks!

FIRST – SHANE FILAN COMP
What a way to kick off! After last week’s wonderful appearance on my Saturday Night Gifts show, here’s a super Shane Filan competition to win this signed CD kindly obtained by lovely Will IT. It’s Shane’s first solo album 504623, ‘You and Me Deluxe Edition’. Just leave a comment below and state you’d like to enter the random draw to win – (closes midday on 14th, announced in next blog on 15th. Full T&C’s here.)

Westlife wasn’t my era but after this performance, Shane’s CD joined the list of QVC CD purchases winging their way to my door, postage free! Wonderful vocals and some great singalong songs, self-penned by Shane in collaboration with some legendary writers/producers – a nice twist of pop meets country meets folk.

Here’s a little behind-the-scenes video in the run up to his going live. He’s such a lovely guy I have to say, and thanks to all those fans who tweeted me saying they really enjoyed the interview too! More fun this week with Dale! (see QVC section below)

For those who missed it – here he is on Saturday Night Gifts performing 'About You''

 

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CATHERINE’S PLAY OPENS IN LONDON
Everyone at Catherine's playAnd talking of performing, the new production of ‘Memory of Water’ opened this week in London starring none other than… our Catherine Huntley, my fellow presenter!

Now for those who don’t know, Catherine also starred in another play two years ago to rave reviews. Apparently the little theatre, in the Baron’s Court tube station area, wanted her back to do it again so she chose a new play, then co-produced and took a lead role in this tragi-comedy.

Fellow QVC gals and I went to see her on opening night on 5th. (see pic on the left – me, Ali K, Claire Sutton, Marverine, Sara Griffiths, our old colleague Anna Cookson fresh from her stint doing news on radio London, and of course the star herself, Catherine in the middle!)

I must admit it was very good – it’s still on, till 17th in fact – do go see her – they need some more support please! Just call box office to book – it’s only £12 and you pay cash on the door, it’s a tiny intimate venue and lends itself nicely to the matter covered in the play, namely, sisterhood, motherhood and relationships. That’s most of us then!

Catherine on stageSome of the moments were actually laugh out loud hilarious, the delivery was so good! And others were very, very touching.

A special ‘well done’ to the lady who played the mother – an accomplished actress with a long CV – playing alongside a competent cast of pro and semi pro and amateur – often hard to tell them apart, all very watchable.

Well done Catherine! Call 02089324747 to book, Baron’s Court Theatre, in Barons Court/ West Kensington, W14 9HP

 

 

MUMMY’S 70th BIRTHDAY
Debbie's mum's birthday bashWell, as promised here’s the ‘skinny’ on the plentiful celebrations from my mummy Lesley’s 70th birthday at the weekend.

First, yes she is really 70.

Second, yes we do all look alike.

Third, sadly yes she also sounds just like me and my sister Linda Bignell (our Red Carpet Manicure Nails guest here on QVC!) especially when she laughs!

Birthday group shotShe was well-chuffed when we surprised her with a birthday party at her bowls club, organised with the helps of her pals on the quiet.

We even put ‘60th birthday’ balloons up as a gentle joke cos she looks so young! Although having spent tons on the banner, she said she hadn’t even noticed it!

 Bless! Even her brother came all the way from Bath for the event, so a good night was had by all! We had a second family meal the next night too – a wonderful time for my lovely mum.

Banners and balloonsI even – and this was a BIGGIE for me, as you’ll know if you’re a regular! – I even stayed over on the morning of her birthday so I could bring her tea in bed – at 8.30! – so she wasn’t alone when she opened the rest of her cards and pressies.

My gift to her was a deluxe ‘wanda’ Lulu Guinness black and velvet bag with a bow, plus of course contributing to the cost of her place on our Flint-girls' trip to Center Parcs next week – in a villa with a hot tub! It’s going to be great fun! More pics in the next blog!

 

 

BLOOPER

Kathy had some fun this week! She says – "there was a funny moment at the end of my midday hour last Thursday when I tried to swipe the screen of the TV that the touchscreen HP laptop Danny and I were selling was connected to. We both had a bit of a laugh!"

 

Second helping this week is Craigys appearance with SBC  – and he knew this would make the cut too!

 

 

Still to come… Elemis sets for men… Skechers shoes for men?…and guess who’s on Saturday Night Gifts this week with Dale with a product called ‘HIM’?!…

 

RiWiSi – READ IT WRITE IT SELL IT – My Weekly Look at All Things Book
Well, time is marching on towards my new novel’s launch! Go here for another little teaser of the front cover! The full cover reveal is just two weeks away! (22nd). Then a week after that, it all happens! So…

Save the dateSave the Date! 28th November – just three weeks to go till my new novel comes out! Save the 28th November for our online facebook launch ‘party’ – myself and fellow writers from our Posara writing group – following on from our Hallowe’en one (see last week’s blog) – we want as many of you to ‘attend’ as possible!

Just accept the invite once we issue it! To hear the latest and be ready to request an invite when the event is announced officially, just facebook message me, and like my page at www.facebook.com/DebbieFlintQvcFanpage

Countdown Continues – to the prequel of Hawaiian Affair – still getting five star reviews -

“Forget the plans for the day, sit down with a tea/coffee and lose yourself in the up and down world of Sadie the business woman. I started Hawaiian Affair thinking I would read a couple of pages whilst having my morning coffee and before the household chores took over my life. WRONG!

I was grabbed straightaway by the novel and could not put it down. It is the best page turning read I have read in a very long time. Congratulations to Debbie Flint on her first novel and a very big thank you for a read to remember.”

Amazon review of Hawaiian Affair, Nov 2013, from Olwyn

Book of the Week‘Cry from the Grave’ by Carolyn Mahony
Cry From the GraveAnother wonderful debut from ‘cosy crime’ author Carolyn Mahony, a fellow self-pub novice who has been writing for over fifteen years now but this is her first published novel – available on Amazon.

It’s a lovely read, keeps you turning pages and has some great twists in it!

"Six years ago a dreadful tragedy overturned Hannah’s life. Now a grim discovery in a local garden threatens her fragile existence – still dealing with her abusive ex-husband and still yearning to find out the truth.

Natasha’s unhappy childhood has haunted her throughout her life. Her marriage to Adam was the one good decision she made, but a when a terrifying secret rears its head, the past begins to threaten the future.

Adam Campbell is in turmoil. Loyal to his wife, he finds himself drawn to the mysterious woman who has suddenly turned their lives upside down.

When the truth will not stay buried, tragedy isn't far behind."

Mo's review

Here’s one review from one of my lovely ladies on my beta-readers group who bought it after our Hallowe’en book party online.

 

 

 

Carolyn says – "Would I recommend Self-Publishing? Definitely. It's so difficult in the publishing world today that agents are very reluctant to take on a new author unless you're very lucky, or have a great book AND the right contacts!

More and more agents and publishers are looking at how well people are doing as self-published authors first, and then approaching THEM rather than us chasing the agent/publisher. Also the royalties in self-publishing if your book does well, are brilliant. Plus I’ve had some fabulous reviews and feedback already – am keen to find out what your readers think!"

Go here to get your eBook of ‘Cry From the Grave’ – Carolyn’s made it just 99p for a week, especially for us!

Want to self publish? More info on my website – see link below. Plus come back here every week for more hints, links and tips! Like this one -

 

Writers & Artists’ Self-Publishing Seminar – getting published the indie way.
The Naked AuthorAs promised, some tips from the all-day event I went to in London last weekend, for writers interested in the burgeoning phenomenon of self-publishing. Here are just a few nuggets from the day -

Facts – from Alison Baverstock’s talk (author and publishing expert)

- self-publishing is not all amateurs: 42% have/had traditional publishing deals.

- 59% (Society of Authors survey) used professional editors’ services (eg Society of Editors and Proofreaders) meaning it’s a better standard than it used to be.

- Find out more in her ‘How-To Book’ for beginners about Self-Publishing , The Naked Author.

 

Joanna PennLinks – from Joanna Penn, prolific author of self-pub help, & fiction (my Book of theWeek next week)

- Look at BookBub.com to target specific audiences

- Focus on creating relationships not spamming everyone to buy your book, share others’ info first and be generous. Go to Joanna's Twitter page – @thecreativepenn – to see her examples!

And she recommends ‘Goodreads for Authors’ – with shortcuts galore on how to use this exploding reading and book recommendation site to full effect.

 

- Find out more at The Creative Penn for free info to download as well as details about her January all-day self publishing course in Kings Cross. Or, buy How to Market a Book.

Debbie with Jon Fine and Tracy BloomThere were also fab success stories – Tracy Bloom, (see last week’s blog) was interviewed by Jon Fine, Director of Author and Publisher Relations at Amazon, (both pictured here with me).

Tracy’s top-tip was to find the top 100 book reviewers on Amazon and if they have blogs, contact them to ask if they’d review her book if she sent them one for free. As her book was such a good concept, 15 did, and it really helped. Her ‘Noone Has Sex on a Tuesday’ is a top seller!

Then, Jon also interviewed another self-pub success story, Mel Sherratt, whose top-tip was to make sure your first 10% is excellent and completely proof-perfect, as that’s going to be seen on the free ‘Look Inside’ service, and is what many people go by when making up their mind whether to buy.

All in all a very good day’s work and lots of new tips gleaned about how to sell more novels!

 

On this week’s RiWiSi-Go-Large –
NaNoWriMo- National Novel Writing Month – write your book in one month!

Free websites to help promote your book

And how Amazon is attracting scriptwriters with its scheme to produce original TV shows

All on -
www.debbieflint.com – RIWISI-go-Large page – click here to read more.

 

 

Next week on this book segment, Joanna (JF) Penn’s new novella ‘One Day in Budapest’…

 

SNIPPETS –
- Skechers' Richard needs your help! Do watch this clip, then respond at the bottom of this blog in the comments section – it’s a very easy question, and a very good question, indeed! It’s very simple to leave a comment. The more the better, I’ll pass them all on to the buyers and to Richard! (P.S I’d add ‘& wider foot too!)

Don’t forget – especially if you’ve never left a comment before but would love to see some wider foot shoes and men’s styles! You never know what crowd-impact will do!

 

Vogue articleQVC In The News – my goodness, a massive well done to Charlotte and the team in our PR dept this week! Fab coverage in Vogue and Glamour mag.

Plus, some wonderful articles internationally – like this one from Bloomberg’s Megan McArdle on QVC’s manual for survival in the Amazon Era

Daily Mail reported that QVC – yes, QVC – came SECOND behind John Lewis in the most trusted UK brands survey! Whoop! Keep spreading the word if you can too! Copy this link to Facebook or tweet it for us!:  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2489258/The-brands-earned-nations-trust-John-Lewis-heads-list.html

 

 

Devon delights- Devon Delights I met up with Alix, my writing pal, again this week, on the way to the writing retreat. We took a break from writing and planning our November 28th book launch party, (save the date, remember!) and went for a coffee in the lovely BirdCage café in the centre of Chagford, where we had a really nice chat with readers and QVC viewers Carole and Annie!

Apparently it’s a regular celeb haunt – Jennifer Saunders and family, Kirsty Allsop, Caroline Quentin, Ade Edmonson and so on – and does a very nice cappuccino the girls said!

 

- What’s your mental age? Also doing the rounds this week, a test you can take to find out your mental age – seriously good! My mental age is 35!! I knew it! #NotAGrownUpYet. What’s yours? Go to www.mymentalage.com to find out more with some fun questions!

 

Pirate- Pirate pics – just love the caption on this one – ‘I’m having trouble figuring out how this self-heating cat-pad works!’

For those who haven’t been following my blog of late, Pirate’s a three paw’d kitten who’s stolen our hearts!

His latest escapades got me laughing out loud – I literally ‘LOL’d’!

 

Pirate the cat

Plus this one is cool, too – caption – ‘guess who I supported tonight!’ #xFactorFan Hehe!

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Christmas card- First Xmas card of 2013! It’s official, Xmas is soon here! And to prove it, thanks to Jan for my very first Xmas card – got to get my skates on this year and get mine done too! Eeek!

When do all of you write yours? Or don’t you write them anymore now we’ve got digital methods to wish ‘Merry Christmas’?!

 

 

 

Puppy cake- Puppy Cake! Well! This is incredibly impressive at first glance and you think, ‘would I like to have a labrador one for MY birthday?’

Then you realise you’d have to actually cut into it and eat it and suddenly it’s not quite such a good idea! Lol! I saw it on Facebook this week.

QUESTION – if you could have an animal cake, what would it be? Mum’s birthday cake was made by my daughter’s skilled boyfriend Nick, (who made son Brad and Kari’s wedding cake – see here for wedding blog with pics) – this time it was coffee and walnut. Once again, it was delicious!

 

Alfie update- Alfie Update – And talking of dogs, here’s the latest update on Alfie, the poorly puppy whose heart was broken, but was then fixed thanks to ‘crowd-funding’ – you can see the x-ray of his pacemaker now beating away inside this lovely spaniel’s little body. (See previous blogs for his heart-string-tugging story).

His owner Tony writes here that he’s on the road to recovery and thanks to everyone who helped out (hope you can read it if you click on it!).

I love a happy ending, don’t you?!

 

 

 

Anttony wearing a monocleAntthony looking dapper! I promised a pic of Antthony with his monocle – just got to get a pic of the dog that looks the same now! Lol. If u have one of him do email me at debbieflintblog@qvc.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Facebook funny- FACEBOOK FUNNY – this made me LOL! Lol! From my niece Heather via a thousand others as it’s doing the rounds this week on Facebook – you can tell why us women love it, eh!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOOTNOTES
WATCH – Philomena – starring Steve Coogan and Judi Dench
New out at the cinema this week, Philomena tells the story of an Irish mother searching for her long lost baby, and the washed-up, real-life story of journalist Martin Sixsmith. He reports on her tale and helps her find her boy 50 years later – high up in United States officialdom.

Funny, moving and excellent performances from both – according to our ‘guest reviewer’!

Now I’m so busy finishing my new novel (did I say there’s only three weeks to go? Lol!) that I haven’t had time to see it so I’ve drafted in a short review from our lovely xmas lights and gifts guest on QVC – Gill Gauntlett who says -

"Philomena is quite simply the best film I’ve seen in ages! I cried my eyes out and laughed out loud in the same breath. I love Judi Dench more than ever and Steve Coogan is brilliant!"

So I guess that’s five stars from Gill! If you’ve seen it, add your comment below and be my other guest reviewers this week!

 

QVC – SNEAKY PEEK – RED CARPET MANICURE
As you know I’m a massive RCM fan! Well, it’s back! Join me midnight on Wednesday 20th to launch the new set from this amazing long lasting gel set, which has protected my nails so well, they’re a lovely length at the moment.

Sis @LindaBignellQVC will bring us a new portable LED light to ‘cure’ the special light-sensitive varnishes which come in some fab winter colours – watch out for me wearing them in between now and then!

 

QVC – SHHHHH!
As you’ll know from last week’s blog, I’m counting down till next weekend’s Bargain bonanza (16th/17th) with a ‘fruity-based’ TSV (hope it lasts till my 11pm show!) and Elemis’s massive Xmas TSV set – it’s truly a gifting dream, that much I can say, with its exotic body-care element!

And little birds tell me there’ll be maximum EZ pay and buyMoreSaveMore! Hope the little birds aren’t telling porkies! Lol. There’s even a pack for men launching too! Watch out for the pre-launch Elemis shows – e.g. with me at 10pm Saturday 16th November.

(P.S. Plus if you’re a Geller-Girl, put 15th Dec in diary!)

Meanwhile, here’s Craigy with Will talking men’s skincare from Elemis, as only Will and Craigy can!

 

 

QVC – THIS WEEK – whilst I’m away on hols finishing my novel for its 28th November launch, here are some highlights from the coming week on air – remember to check out the TV GUIDE on our home page. 

- Celine Dion full interview will be in the Monday morning show on the day of release, 11th, 9am. But join Dale on Saturday Night Gifts (8-10pm on the 9th) for another five min chat about her new CD, 'Loved me Back to Life', from when he met her in Florida recently!

Dale with John BarrowmanAlso on this week’s show – Russell Watson performs live, Flavia and Vincent drop by and John Barrowman is back creating havoc! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TomTom - 504411- TomTom Sunday – anyone hoping for a Sat Nav for xmas there’s one on this Sunday as the Today’s Special Value so don’t miss it!

And remember if it’s a gift to be opened on xmas day, the fabulous money back guarantee lasts for 30 days till 25th January! Bargain or what!

 

 

 

- Then TSV’s: Nina Leonard Monday, Kitchen Aid Tuesday and Emu Australia onThursday

Nina Leonard TSV - 113259

KitchenAid TSV - 802347

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So – I’m off to my writing retreat and then to Center Parcs for a week’s hol with mum and the girly relatives in a villa with a hot tub, more next week! Look after yourself and have a fab week.

Best wishes
Debs
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65 Comments

  1. Brian November 8, 2013 at 6:44 pm -  Reply

    Hi Debbie
    I’ve just rediscovered QVC after many, many years away, and I’m loving it, and so glad that you are back on presenting duties (my dad was always a fan of yours!)
    Your bogs are really interesting, particularly the self publishing pieces. Its a pleasant surprise and if I’m honest the last thing I was expecting to find on the QVC website! I’ve recently written and illustrated a short children’s book as a gift for my nieces’ Christmas (starring them) and think it could make a good series of picture books so I will definitely be heading off to your website to discover more…
    Anyway just thought I’d say hello and keep up the good work!
    Brian x

  2. Brian November 8, 2013 at 6:45 pm -  Reply

    Oh no… Your BLOGS are interesting. Not your bogs. Lol

  3. angela dunne November 8, 2013 at 9:13 pm -  Reply

    Hi Debbie
    Love reading your blogs.Please enter me in the Shane Filan comp.
    Regards Angela Dunne

  4. Chocobicki November 8, 2013 at 10:37 pm -  Reply

    Hi Debbie
    I look forward to reading your blogs, they are always such fun and informative. I love your recommendations of authors as I am an avid reader.
    You, your sister and Mum all look like sisters. Make the most of your Mum as I lost my Mum last year and miss her so much.
    Looking forward to your next blog.
    DONNA

  5. Mo Whitelaw November 9, 2013 at 12:14 am -  Reply

    Have a lovely holiday Debs and Debs Mum and co! I’m really jealous of the hot tub! Talk soon xx

  6. Di November 9, 2013 at 12:47 am -  Reply

    Debbie, The day you get your Christmas cards wrote and out on time will be a miracle!!! lol x
    Mine are wrote and ready to go, sadly had to rip 2 up due to sad news, but still got over 200 to send out!!!..
    Shane is a fab singer was a fan of Westlife and love his new cd, watch the show on Sunday, was fab.. Please enter me in the random draw xxxx
    Enjoy your week away, will miss you lol ;-)
    Luv Di xxxx

  7. Sharon harvey November 9, 2013 at 1:07 am -  Reply

    Fab fab fab blog as always! So much information and thank you so much for a the heads up on self publishing xx

  8. Carole Gourlay November 9, 2013 at 3:44 am -  Reply

    I really don’t know where you find the time to pack in such an interesting blog. Keep up the good work Debs, they are always a pleasure to read x

  9. Tracy Holvey Grenter November 9, 2013 at 7:26 am -  Reply

    Hi Debbie ,
    Looks like you have had another fun packed week.
    I’m excited about the upcoming Elemis Tsv, my hubby is also very happy to see that there is a men’s kit.
    I was lucky enough to be able to join in the Halloween Authors bash online, it was a fun filled day. So I’m eagerly waiting for the next one. Chatting online with the Authours and being able to ask our own questions was enlighting and fun.
    I have also read ‘ Cry from the Grave’ by Carolyn Mahony and LOVED it.

  10. Victoria November 9, 2013 at 10:13 am -  Reply

    Men’s skechers? Yes pleeeaasseee. And the kids range too would be great. We’re all big fans of skechers!

  11. Sharon Preston November 9, 2013 at 2:14 pm -  Reply

    Hi Debbie yes I would like to see men’s shoes and trainers from Skechers as my partner is always saying he would like some comfortable shoes to wear I told him about Skechers but he hates shopping so if they were on QVC I could get them for him also we need more things for men on your shows .

  12. Sharon Preston November 9, 2013 at 2:23 pm -  Reply

    Hi Debbie
    I watched your show last Saturday with Shane Filan what a great CD he was good in Westlife which I adore but solo he sounds even better so different very happy tunes. I wish to go in the random draw please. Sharon

  13. Sue Patterson November 9, 2013 at 5:43 pm -  Reply

    Fab blog as usual. Please add me to shane filan cd prize draw, my daughter would love this. xxx

  14. Mausieb November 9, 2013 at 6:06 pm -  Reply

    Really enjoyed reading your blog this week. The behind the scenes video was very interesting and amusing. Your mum definitely doesn’t look 70 ! And it looks like you all had a good time. Thanks for the link to buy Cry from the grave it’s a different type of story for me but looking forward to reading it. Hope you have a nice time at Centre Parks.
    Take Care
    P.S. Can you enter me for your prize draw please.

  15. Carolyne Ellis November 9, 2013 at 10:04 pm -  Reply

    Hi Debbie. I like it when Friday comes round and I can read your blog. Your mum certainly doesn`t look her age. Also I like the sneaky peaks at up coming tsv`s. I would love to be entered into the draw for the Shane Filan Comp my daughter really likes his music. Look forward to next week`s

  16. Sue. November 9, 2013 at 10:20 pm -  Reply

    My mental age is 41 – not bad for a 63 year old! lol

  17. Carolyn Mahony November 10, 2013 at 12:03 am -  Reply

    Thanks for your kind words re my novel Debs – and for having it as your book of the week! Hope everyone enjoys it – my contact details are at the back and I’d love to hear what readers think. Interesting stuff you’ve posted about the Writers & Artists Self Publishing Course. Any would-be authors out there will find it very helpful. I’m off to check out those book review bloggers right now!
    Carolyn
    amazon.co.uk/dp/B00GDP1Q3Q

  18. Nigel November 10, 2013 at 12:24 am -  Reply

    Ended up 10 years younger after that test Debs – yay, the pills must be working !lol!
    Growing old is compulsory,Growing up is optional, Nige :))
    “I wrote it but I haven’t read it” June Brown about her autobiography.

  19. Greig spencer November 12, 2013 at 5:15 pm -  Reply

    Please enter me in the Shane Filan comp

  20. Samantha R November 12, 2013 at 5:33 pm -  Reply

    I love QVC! please enter me into the comp :)

  21. carol phile November 12, 2013 at 5:47 pm -  Reply

    I would like to enter the random draw please

  22. Sarah Rees November 12, 2013 at 6:21 pm -  Reply

    Fab

  23. Sarah Norgrove November 12, 2013 at 6:40 pm -  Reply

    Being a huge Westlife fan from their first single Swear It Again to their last Lighthouse I have been waiting with baited breath for Shane’s debut solo album, So it goes without saying I would love to be entered into this prize draw.

  24. Kirsty Fox November 12, 2013 at 7:07 pm -  Reply

    Please enter me into the random draw, thanks

  25. kathy November 12, 2013 at 7:59 pm -  Reply

    great comp hope i win the shane cd!

  26. claire little November 12, 2013 at 8:12 pm -  Reply

    i’d like to enter the random draw to win please :)

  27. Debs flint – Qvc presenter November 12, 2013 at 10:20 pm -  Reply

    Brian-
    Yes I knew that’s what u meant! Lol
    So glad my RiWiSi sections surprised you! Am heavily into my writing so since Qvc don’t do anything that conflicts, I had their blessing to bring in new readers and customers with my weekly topics!
    Do watch out each week for links and tips! X
    Ps good luck with yours!

  28. Debs flint – Qvc presenter November 12, 2013 at 10:26 pm -  Reply

    Angela —
    So glad u like the blogs hon!
    Entered!
    X

  29. Debs flint – Qvc presenter November 12, 2013 at 10:41 pm -  Reply

    Donna –
    Yes my mum’s a right character that’s for sure! She’ll probably be the same when she’s 90!
    And am very happy to hear you like my author sections too – I do try o find u new recommendations in RiWiSi!
    Hugs
    Xx

  30. Debs flint – Qvc presenter November 12, 2013 at 10:43 pm -  Reply

    Mo –
    Yes the hot tub is fab! Will have a dip just for u hon! Lol
    Xx

  31. Debs flint – Qvc presenter November 12, 2013 at 10:46 pm -  Reply

    Di –
    Glad u enjoyed the Shane interview!
    And well done u for getting the Xmas cards done so early!
    You’re entered for comp!
    Fingers crossed!
    Xx

  32. Debs flint – Qvc presenter November 12, 2013 at 10:48 pm -  Reply

    Sharon –
    My pleasure, my lovely!
    Xx

  33. Debs flint – Qvc presenter November 12, 2013 at 10:50 pm -  Reply

    Carole –
    So nice to meet u last week hon!
    Xx
    Ps I write when I should be doin my book! Lol x

  34. Debs flint – Qvc presenter November 12, 2013 at 10:56 pm -  Reply

    Tracy-
    Yes the men’s Elemis set looks fab!
    And thanks for joining us on the Halloween event on facebook online! hope u can make the next one on 28th nov! :-)
    Nice to have u there! X
    Ps yes Cry from the Grave is great!

  35. Debs flint – Qvc presenter November 12, 2013 at 10:59 pm -  Reply

    Victoria –
    Thank u! Duly passed on! Thanks for commenting!
    Glad u like the Skechers shows! X

  36. brian oakley November 12, 2013 at 11:06 pm -  Reply

    my wife has met shane filan and absolutely loves him please enter me into the draw for his cd many thanks.
    brian

  37. Debs flint – Qvc presenter November 12, 2013 at 11:21 pm -  Reply

    Sharon P –
    Ta so much for your comment re skechers, and for entering the comp!
    Very nice of u! X

  38. Debs flint – Qvc presenter November 12, 2013 at 11:34 pm -  Reply

    Sue p –
    Thank u, glad u like it!
    And yes, you’re entered!
    Best wishes!
    X

  39. Debs flint – Qvc presenter November 12, 2013 at 11:36 pm -  Reply

    Mausie-
    Thank u! So glad ur going to read Cry from the Grave! Keep me informed?
    Glad u liked the behind the scenes vid too – the boy dun good.
    Xx

  40. Debs flint – Qvc presenter November 12, 2013 at 11:40 pm -  Reply

    Carolyne-
    Aw how kind of u! Your comment about Fridays made my day! How sweet! Bless you!
    So glad u like the sneaky peeks too!
    And you’re entered!
    X

  41. Debs flint – Qvc presenter November 12, 2013 at 11:47 pm -  Reply

    Carolyn-
    Yes the one day W&A seminar was super for sure!
    Best of luck with Cry from the Grave!
    It’s really very good!
    X

  42. Debs flint – Qvc presenter November 12, 2013 at 11:57 pm -  Reply

    Nige –
    Funny! I was 16 years younger, so… Beat you! Ner!
    Lol
    Xx
    Ps ta for commenting, as usual!

  43. Siobhan Dignam November 13, 2013 at 12:07 am -  Reply

    Cry me a grave sounds amazing, will need to note that down and add it to my list.
    Please enter me into the draw to win Signed Shane Filan CD

  44. Natalie Coe November 13, 2013 at 12:22 am -  Reply

    Hi Debbie.
    I’m a big fan of QVC but not read your blog before for some reason. Now that I know you run some competitions, I will read it regularly! :) Please enter me in the Shane Filan competition.
    Cheers,
    Natalie

  45. Kirsty Sparks November 13, 2013 at 2:15 am -  Reply

    Love your blog. I’d like to enter the Shane Filan Competition please

  46. Susan Trubey November 13, 2013 at 4:22 am -  Reply

    Please add me to shane filan cd prize draw

  47. Helen booth November 13, 2013 at 7:44 am -  Reply

    Can I enter the Shane Filan comp please?! Love Shane!!!

  48. Richard Randall November 13, 2013 at 8:56 am -  Reply

    Great blog :-) Please let me win

  49. Catherine Gregory November 13, 2013 at 9:27 am -  Reply

    OMG Shane Filan signed CD! I think it would make my Xmas if I won this!! Been a fan of Westlife since day one and Shane always my favourite. In my 30s now and Shane still makes me go weak at the knees ;)

  50. Alison Johnson November 13, 2013 at 9:30 am -  Reply

    I’d love to enter the draw to win Shane Filans new CD!

  51. Kate Sabin-Burns November 13, 2013 at 9:31 am -  Reply

    Please add me into the draw for Shane Filan….. Oh I mean his CD. Obviosly. ;) haha x

  52. Adrian Clarke November 13, 2013 at 10:30 am -  Reply

    Hi Debbie
    Please enter me in the Shane Filan comp.
    Love the site :)
    Adrian x

  53. Liz ferguson November 13, 2013 at 11:02 am -  Reply

    Thank you for organising the prize draw – please count me in.

  54. louise pearson November 13, 2013 at 11:34 am -  Reply

    Hi Debbie,
    Please can you add my name to the list for the Shane Filan Competition…..
    many thanks
    Louise x

  55. Laura Pyper November 13, 2013 at 12:10 pm -  Reply

    Please enter me in the Shane Filan comp

  56. martin forbes bucksburn aberdeen watching via sky tv November 13, 2013 at 12:42 pm -  Reply

    hi debs hope you and lauen and brad are well how is he getting on with married life .iam on hols this week foe 1week being lazy that alll my hols this year are you working xmas or new year iam of new year working boxing day tim eoff only we get thwe choice where i work at mcdonalds i dont eat the food i have my own

  57. Angela Williams November 13, 2013 at 1:10 pm -  Reply

    I would like to enter the random draw to win the Shane Filan competition to win this signed CD – I love his voice

  58. Janine Atkin November 13, 2013 at 3:29 pm -  Reply

    please enter me into the Shane Filan competition

  59. Pauline Howells November 13, 2013 at 4:15 pm -  Reply

    Hi Debbie, Love your blogs. Tried the What Age are you, and although my birth certificate says I am 81, and the mirror says a bit younger ( no grey hair yet) My mental age is 46!!! Lol x

  60. adrian price November 13, 2013 at 5:02 pm -  Reply

    Hi please enter me in the Shane Filane competition

  61. Alana November 13, 2013 at 10:44 pm -  Reply

    Hi
    Please can you enter me in the competition to win Shames’s cd.
    I did write a post but it hasn’t shown on your blog so hoping this one does. Sorry if you end up getting two from me.
    Great blog Debs, been a Weslife fan for years. How are you getting on with your Xmas shopping? Just finished mine :-) just Xmas cards to do. Can you post QVCs address so that I can send you a card, thanks Debs.
    Ax

  62. mel November 13, 2013 at 11:37 pm -  Reply

    Please enter me into Shane Filan comp, thanks.

  63. martin forbes bucksburn aberdeen watching via sky tv November 16, 2013 at 12:59 pm -  Reply

    hi debbie hope yiou are well how is brad getting on with married life is your daughter wwell.i have just enjoyed my last week i weeks holiday from work being lazy last hol for this year off again ion feb for 2qweeks off 5days at new year

  64. Debs flint – Qvc presenter November 18, 2013 at 3:10 am -  Reply

    Thank u everyone who took part in our comp! And ta to all who left other comments this week – much appreciated! All read and noted.
    Winner announced in next week’s blog!
    Thanks all!
    Debs
    Xx

  65. Jane Knowles February 9, 2014 at 6:15 pm -  Reply

    Hi debbie flint keep up the good blogs and presenting plus being a mum and could I be entered in the shane filan comp Thankyou

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