The new Till the Fat Lady Slims book is out and in shops!


It’s out today! My new Till the Fat Lady Slims book – revamped, revised and expanded with brand new chapters and ‘confessions’ not before seen! Lol. The semi-autobiographical weight loss book that’s helping so many to shake off the habits of a lifetime – do give it a go – e-book and now available to order in bookshops. My royalties will go to Medical Detection Dogs. Thank you to my publishers, Choc Lit, for making it happen. Click here to find out more about the book or search it online.


For those who haven’t heard about it or who missed the sell out of the version 2.0 on QVC last year, it’s a kind of mindset-changing set of principles which totally overturned my awful attitude to food which had kept me stuck for so long, overweight and unhappy. My own story is actually in the book, and this new version has stuff I’ve never shared in such depth before.

Six principles, easy to follow advice and a freedom I’d never known. No more dieting – or use it alongside a traditional diet – it’s up to you. Tons of new info to help understand why we do what we do – some real ‘aha’ moments throughout the book and hopefully you’ll find it is just the ticket at this time of year. Let me know what you think.

Penni Rowe posted this –



Looking forward to seeing Penni’s pics from her hols, just a few from the super online support group we all belong to, which you’ll find in the book too. The full write-up on my website is here. And thanks if you give it a go – I’m really interested to see what you think.

Devon Days


Had a superb time this week down in Sheepwash in my new home – helping out at Retreats for You again, making all the little changes to help smooth the way for the new retreats happening this spring. This was my dinner one night after all the hard work – check out Daisy dog ‘photo bombing’ the pic in front of the open fire! It may be replaced by a safer, easier to control woodburning stove in the new year actually. Plus I’ve sneaked a few Yankee candles in there and have also jet washed the back courtyard, with the Karcher pressure washer. Some lovely walks with the dogs, including this one, which I posted on my official Facebook page (‘like’ it to get the updates pop up in your feed) and don’t forget to subscribe to the regular newsletter on my website here, to get all the news and a great round-up first!


New Year’s Hunt in Devon wow what a spectacle it was this week on bank holiday Monday in Sheepwash. Just outside the retreat as well! I wandered over to have a look and here’s what I found – what a sight! They lay cloth with scent on for the hounds to seek out and they were all so excited about it. The energy is amazing in the square when they all gather and it’s a snapshot of a bygone era. I must admit I am loving the country life. For the full video go here to my latest website blog – the regular newsletter I write had not only that but news of my New Year shenanigans. Go here to see it.


Resolutions At this time many of us make resolutions, and they often involve the same things as last year! Well last year I had such a hugely change-filled year that this January I’m resolving to seek out peace and quiet more! Lol! In fact, I’m resolving to do my meditation more regularly – you? And to not let the new home, or Retreats for You (more here about it – the home from home where people can go write or just relax) get cluttered up with ‘stuff’ either.

Audible Stats And I was amazed to find out just how  much I’d listened to books on Audible last year – very proud! I’ve listened to more books in the last three years on audiobook than I did in the last twelve in other methods! I resolve to continue to use my driving time wisely, learning stuff, laughing, crying or being riveted by some amazing tales. Currently listening to the new Lucy Dillon ‘All I Ever Wanted’, it’s excellent as usual – more next week.


Use up those old pound coins! Did you know we’re not only getting a new twelve sided one, we’re also phasing out the old round ones! They will cease to be usable or changeable in October – so empty out those piggy banks and take them down to change-up soon!

Facebook Funny There have been tons this week – and I loved some of the near the knuckle ones – obviously I can’t post them but probably you’ve seen some too! Hehe! Anyway here was one of the tamer but still funny ones!


Blooper –  a funny or two from the New year’s output – enjoy!


Miceal as Zoolander

Phil Parker’s new friend!!!

Watch – Ballerina  – yes as I spent time with the nieces, I ended up going to see the movie ‘Ballerina’ at the little Merlin cinema in Okehampton with Lara, Izzy and co. It was actually really good! Here’s the trailer and do take the kids if you like the whole rags to riches thing, with a couple of interesting twists! 7.5 out of ten from me.


Dale is hosting the return of the Pampered Pets show this Sunday at 1pm and I did the guest auditions for several of these so here’s a little early preview:

Clever Cat Flap Also coming to our screen this Sunday is this Microchip Cat Flap which will NOT open for any other pet except the one/s coded into the control panel. Less stress for your pussy cat, and for you – no more finding next door’s feline in your kitchen! Very very worth getting if you’re able to – bet it sells really well!


Forthglade yummy dog food So good, the man who made it, ate some! And OMG do mine love it. I like that there’s no grains – coming soon!

PS Pine Fauna anti-itch spray and shampoo is now on clearance price – worth a try – you still get your 30 day try out period. Use it if your pet (cat, dog, parrot, horse, pig etc !) has that itchy scratchy problem and read the reviews – get it here.

Also coming soon, a special dog mat for the car boot, which has an extra flap of rubber which overlaps the edge of your car at the back, so that the dogs get more purchase as they jump up and also it helps stop scratches.

Join Dale on Sunday at 1pm or watch the videos back afterwards.

This week on QVC –

The weekend’s Today’s Special Values are –

Today (Friday 6th) – Join Edge to Edge Kimono Sleeve Cardigan, which I launched last night – you can watch the launch video of it here if there’s any left by time you read this!


One time only’s tonight in my 9pm Essie Salon Nails, by the way, and in the 11pm Richard Jackson’s Garden – wonder if it’ll be plants. It’s just before I swap for Ali Keenan as she launches the new TSV from Richard Jackson.

Saturday – Richard Jackson’s High Energy Bird Food – a bit 14kg bag, with new premium formula – great value as a TSV, maybe multi buy if you can?


Sunday Decleor 5pc Super Skincare Resolution collection – amazing value once again from our pals at Decleor – I will be bringing you the final show at 10pm if any left so do join Fiona and me if you need a new regime to help look great for 2017.

On Monday (9th January) Yankee Candle will be bringing us a trio of candles from their Pure Essence range, we’ll also have an affordable Fitbit (Flex 2 everyday), and on Wednesday, Alpha H  will be bringing us their Liquid Gold wipes and their cult Liquid Gold. Psst on Saturday it’s time for another amazing Laura Geller cosmetics overhaul with their new‘London in Bloom’ collection, at around £30 or so!

Next week I’ll be finding out what the next batch of writing retreat guests, and setting up the new bathroom and adding the little extra touches I’ve helped to put in place at Retreats for You in Sheepwash (find out more about it here.) I’m excited about it as it’s been lovely to spend lots of time there over Xmas and New Year and now it’s been revamped back into its main purpose for the guests arriving for their peaceful four night stays. And I’ll report back on birthday fun for the family and niece Chloe’s leaving ‘do’ – she’s off travelling around the world! And hopefully I get some writing done myself! It’s been amazingly busy over the last few weeks for sure!

Don’t forget to get the new Till the Fat Lady Slims book – on order from your bookshop – or eBook online on all formats, kindle, ibooks, kobo etc. I’m very chuffed it’s also in Foyles online already too – let me know what you think about it and come join the usual online support groups. More about the book here.

Have a lovely week!


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Don’t forget the cover reveal of my new TTFLs book is on my current website newsletter blog – go here to see it! And stand by for lots of inspirational messages on my Facebook groups too!


  1. Sandra January 6, 2017 at 9:23 pm -  Reply

    Can’t believe you were out supporting hunt. Everyone knows they hunt foxes not a piece of cloth. Unfollowing you!

  2. Adele clark January 10, 2017 at 12:28 am -  Reply

    Fab one again Debs. Your fur babies certainly enjoyed that. Thanks for the funnies. Have a good week. Xx

  3. debs f January 11, 2017 at 6:11 pm -  Reply

    adele –
    thanks as usual for your kind comments hon – yes the fur babies are certainly having fun atm! x

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