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This week –

  • Final round up and some unseen footage from China trip
  • Getting ready for the big walk – sponsorship info below
  • Film Fest – Five Movies in one Flight

Back to earth with a bump this week – and where’s the nice weather gone?! My goodness I nearly took off this week in the gale force winds! What I didn’t do is take off for the helicopter lesson tho – postponed due to rain on Sunday morning. So I had a nice Toby breakfast with my son instead.


He’s so lovely, bless him! Was nice to catch up with both my kids at the weekend, and the pogs of course! They were so excited to see me, I felt very appreciated! And thanks to all of you who put kind messages on my Facebook and Twitter etc saying you were glad I’m back. Not as glad as I am, believe me! Unless you’re a pog…
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China – Final Assessment
Backstage Mark aka our lovely cameraman caught up with me this week in our presenter lounge for a summary of what was most memorable about being in China – here’s what I said…

So it was one of the best of times, and one of the toughest of times, but I wouldn’t have missed it for the world. Here are a couple of final pics and clips which you may not have seen yet.

At the bottom of the toboggan ride at the Great Wall of China we got the chance to play act with dressed up warriors!

Warriors and us
One of the best things was working with people almost as crazy as me – this is the Vice President finding a new faster way to get around the corridors at CNR mall!


And the best day trip – the Great Wall – here’s an insight as to what it’s like at the top of the world in Beijing.

Do take a look at the last three weeks’ blogs for full daily updates, pics and videos from one of the best TiFFT’s* I’ve ever had!



Oh what a reward I gave myself on the long flight home! Five films – yes five! Only one was a stinker (truly – Eddie Redmayne what have you done!) and that was ‘Jupiter Ascending’ – I won’t even put the trailer it was so rubbish. Sci-Fi with bad models and awful acting from one of the leads. Mila Kunis was fine but the rest… Anyway here’s the best of the crop –

‘Still Alice’ an award winner and rightfully so for Julianne Moore’s portrayal of a woman diagnosed with a serious illness – uplifting despite its subject matter. If you enjoyed ‘The C Word’ this week on telly, try this sensitive film. Great performances all round – 8.75 out of ten


Birdman – an unusual black comedy about a has been actor making a comeback – is it a bird, is it a plane? Michael Keaton shines and Emma Stone is her usual stellar self. A truly different film. 8.5 out of ten.





Jackie, Kathy and Abi Cleeve from Ultrasun and I would be very grateful if you would like to sponsor us for our big marathon walk through the night on Saturday week – do click here and go to this site and log on and donate for a very worthy cause. We’ll be walking in our decorated bras through the night on 16th! OK so my training hasn’t gone according to … ahem… plan. But considering the hours long day trips we did when in China, walking for hours, it’s gotta help! Going to step it up a bit now tho, in the next ten days. Jackie’s putting us all to shame tho with her training – she did 20 miles yesterday!



Walk Back in Time Tour – Just in case I haven’t had enough of walking this summer, after the charity walk-athon Moonwalk, I’ve booked some tickets to go on this – it looks fab tho – I love a bit of history! Half price tickets for a history of London walking tour – more info here.

Back To YouBack to You update – as per usual, we had a webchat on our Facebook group on Monday 8-9pm, and this week as well as more tips from Bodyblade Bruce, it was my turn in the hot seat! Do come join the group! (links below). Read the web chats plus find out about some fascinating diet tips here.

TTFLS – Here’s another lovely comment from someone who’s been using our methods – incl Bodyblade – to get more healthy! The hardback of my Till the Fat Lady Slims book is here on QVC too.


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Read it Write it Sell it – incl Book of the Week. My writing blog this week has a couple of tips if you want to write your own novels, for good courses and workshops. Plus book of the week is The Lie by CL Turner, see below. And don’t forget to check out Julia’s blog for her update on her first self-published novel will be done – it’s a fab cover, done by the same designer who does mine. I’ve been happily helping her get it uploaded online and she’s done well – out to preorder soon! But first to a book which is still riding high in the UK kindle charts – currently only 99p.


The Lie – Jane has tried to put the past behind her but someone knows the truth about what happened. Someone who won’t stop until they’ve destroyed Jane and everything she loves . . .

Heat magazine called it ‘an excellent psychological thriller’, Woman magazine called it ‘Spine-chilling’ and The Sun said, ‘it’ll make your heart beat faster’.

The Lie shot into the Sunday Times Bestseller chart within a week of being published. It’s the novel everyone’s staying up late to read because they can’t put it down…

For more links for The Lie by CL Turner, Book of the Week on RiWiSi, click here


City Mugs yes as much as there were wall to wall Chinese food outlets, there was also a Starbucks or a Costa in every Mall – sometimes both! So it was easy to expand my collection of city mugs – Beijing in yellow and China in red, what else!

Snipped mugs

Sneaky PeekAntthony is back around 29th/30th! Yay! I have a little surprise for him from China – he’s always buying little gifts for others so quid pro quo! Also join me Tuesday 11pm for a one-show-only-type-bargain in the kitchen! Wink wink!

 Twitter Tickler Since Star Wars 7 is back in the news again this week with a 73 year old Harrison Ford aka Han Solo (be still my beating heart – yes, even at 73!) this was doing the rounds – very funny wordplay! Haha!


Facebook Funny Remember this 70s pop song? Being a 70s bird (ok 60s but whose counting… oh, I am, it’s my birthday Sunday ! lol) I thought I’d pop this on here for a chuckle!

Facebook funny May

QVC Highlights
this Weekend there are some whoppers for you – Today’s Special Value on Saturday is the brilliant Bose Wave Music System which also includes the Bose SoundLink colour, then Sunday is the new Skechers Mary Jane style.


Blooper – I’m hoping my lovely web lady Amirah will locate a little funny from this week for us! Otherwise here’s a classic which was sent to me again this week by one of my facebook ladies who’d only just encountered it. Specially for Jewellery Month – French and Saunders imitating art! Sooo funny!

Next week –
it’s my birthday! We’re off for a spa treat to Champneys!




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  1. Cindy Thorburn May 8, 2015 at 7:26 pm -  Reply

    Good Luck with the Moonwalk, a fantastic and emotional event. Don’t worry about the long mileage training, if you have the stamina you will do it. Your Bodyblade workouts will help and also the adrenaline and always remembering why you are doing it. Alison, I have been there, done it and got the t shirt- you go girl. Best wishes to you all.

  2. Dawn May 9, 2015 at 10:57 am -  Reply

    Really enjoyed the read ! Thank you for sharing your journey xxx

  3. Sue Stewart May 9, 2015 at 11:10 am -  Reply

    Hi Debbie it’s lovely to have you home again. But must say enjoyed your blogs every day. The little vids you made are brilliant. Loved the one with the pogs greeting you lol. X

  4. Karen May 11, 2015 at 12:23 pm -  Reply

    Hi Debbie…Great to have you back! Your updates were fab and I really enjoyed keeping up with your travels and amazing experiences!!
    Your doggies looked delighted to see you again, soooo cute!!!
    All the best for the MoonWalk – I know you will be fine and have lots of fun too…Kxx

  5. Debs f May 11, 2015 at 12:42 pm -  Reply

    Sue, Dawn-
    My pleasure. It was a good way to log everything I was doing in China as well. Hopefully I’ll be able to keep up my very busy summer on here I’ve got tons planned! Thanks for your comments girl is much appreciated.

  6. Debs f May 11, 2015 at 12:43 pm -  Reply

    Cindy –
    Gosh I hope so! I did do 90 minutes at the weekend with very little problem. Fingers crossed! X

  7. martin forbes May 12, 2015 at 7:04 pm -  Reply

    hope you enjoyed your stay in china does qvc exist in china hope your family are well
    i am not bad

  8. jenny stanford May 13, 2015 at 2:20 pm -  Reply

    Hello Debbie, nice to see you back at QVC you seem to have enjoyed your trip to China I imagine it was very different to being here, I watched you last night with Evey doing the Earth Spirit hour I really like this brand and they are such good value thank you for your good explanations about the width of these shoes it really does help I have fairly wide feet and so far have not managed to find a pair of this brand to fit me and there are several styles I would really like , I looked on the QVC USA site to see what they have in this range and they have half sizes and different width fittings and I did wonder if it would be possible for QVC UK to have more choice in this range as they do make them perhaps the shoe buyers at QVC could consider this. on another subject I found your book til the fat lady slims very useful and helpful I have managed to lose 8 lbs so far and am still trying to eat like a slim person would so my thanks to you for the help, I am not very good with technology so I don’t do facebook but I do find that your book is a great help and I can refer to It when I get a fancy for more chocolate or cake so thank you. regards Jenny Stanford.

  9. Heather Blaber May 13, 2015 at 9:29 pm -  Reply

    Hi Debbie
    So glad you are back safely and on the air again. Your trip to China must have been exciting, but I don’t envy you with all that smog around. The mask does not become you!
    Lovely video footage of the Great Wall of China. How exciting to be able to say that you have been there.
    I wish you the best of luck for the Moonwalk and all the other presenters taking part. I’m sure you will find it OK, even though you haven’t done as much practice.
    The caption for your doggy photo is “You’re not leaving me out of the picture this time”.

    Anyway take care.
    Belated Happy Birthday greetings. Mine was on the 1st, so we are both Taureans.

    Look forward to seeing you on air soon.

    Best wishes


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