Superheroes, Devon scribblings and a Liz Earle competition


Summer brunch with my sonThis week –

- Summer brunch with my lovely son
- Superheroes and heroines ahoy!
- A date with Devon drizzle then a dazzling Dartmoor diversion!
- A fabulous Bruno Tonioli funny blooper
- And win a little Liz Earle haircare prize!

Also this week – more in Read It Write It Sell It – what’s your definition of ‘steamy’!?




Brad and KariFirst this week, what a lovely Saturday brunch I had last weekend! Had a fab get together with my boy Brad (pictures above and left) and daughter-in-law-to-be, Kari, in a pub called The Anchor in Wisley. It's right on the canal, so it’s very picturesque, and it was hot – 28 degrees when I arrived! But within a couple of hours the clouds came.

Lovely place to go, though, if you are passing by on a nice day! They do trips up and down the canal as well – never been on a canal – that'd make a good 'TiFFT' wouldn't it! **

Then it was overcast by the time I left – to go to my niece's fancy dress garden party, where it promptly poured down! Typical! Can you guess the theme from the pics below? Lol. It was going to be the final shindig in the house we grew up in as kids, so I made sure I went along.

Fancy family dress Superheroes

Quite a few of the early birds had made the effort to dress up, but I’d gone straight there from lunching, so I borrowed pal Alison’s costume – GI Jane eat your heart out … not! Hehe. But it was a pretty colourful crew in front of me. Hulk had to win the prize for the easiest get up ever, right? But everyone looked fab and the kids loved it!

And then midweek I had another ‘staycation’ with my writing group pal, Alix – on the edge of Dartmoor (not Exmoor, like I initially tweeted – silly Debbie, got my ‘moors’ mixed up!)



Alix and meI don’t know about you, if you’re an author, or you want to be, but I’ve found that if I take myself completely away from everything, that’s when I can fully immerse myself in my writing. There’s something about being away from home that makes me more able to ignore the usual distractions (well most of them – facebook and emails excepted!) and just get on with it. As the experts say – first rule of writing – WRITE! LOL. So off to write I did, and Alix as ever was a lovely hostess!

Well, I did get a three day break this time, so lots of hours in front of the computer scribbling (metaphorically scribbling!) and have now got nearly 20,000 words of my next novel. Yay.

It’s the prequel to Sadie and Mac’s Hawaiian Affair, in case you didn’t know, and it’s going to elucidate how my heroine ended up going on an international adventure in the first place, including some juicy confrontation scenes with her soon-to-be-ex-husband, and introducing her sister Helen. And how lovely, to add another 8000 words in such picturesque surroundings.

Debbie in redAnd yes, it rained – but the village is even pretty in the rain! Sometimes you get to see ponies wandering past and apparently there are lots of foals just meandering in and out of the village with their mothers at this time of year too. So I went out on a walk, pony-hunting… And all I got was.. Wet! That'll teach me!

Just my luck after the great weather we’ve had recently, that the few days I visit Alix, the drizzle returns! Boo. Still, in her old granite cottage, it's never too hot nor too cold – no matter what it's doing outside. Very relaxing.  I could get used to this life. Then, when we did venture out, even the traffic jam was unique…


Yes, the very next day, the sunshine was back and Alix and I did take a little break to make a journey to nearby Chagford, which is apparently steeped in historical significance – eg it was the first town to the west of London to have electric street lights. And it’s got a haunted 16th century Inn, the Three Crowns (find out more here). Well I never!

Ponies on DartmoorAnd then she drove me on a lovely trip across parts of Dartmoor – and oh weren’t the ponies a sight to behold! What a difference a day makes eh, compared to the drizzly shot above, of me in me mac!

And what a testament to the English countryside it is, to see such sights as these native wild ponies, plus we saw cows and sheep, all roaming free as you drive through beautiful landscapes. Just lovely. So glad I went.


Alix's houseLooking forward to the next time I visit my lovely friend Alix in her picturesque cottage in Belstone near Okehampton in Devon – who wouldn’t want to visit this pretty place!

Anyone else lived in a busy city AND in the country? Got an opinion on where is best?
Leave me a comment below!





Still to come – vintage video review, Liz Earle competition, flaked out puppy pic and lovely photo of me and daughter Lauren…


BLOOPER – Bruno's kitchen mishap!

Oh how funny! If you saw my kitchen show during our Great QVC Summer Sale on Monday night, featuring some brilliant Bruno Tonioli bargains, you'd have seen this funny moment! He is a wag and no mistake – tee hee! What's left of his clearance stock is still on our website – go look. In fact, don't forget Clearance Tuesday each week on the web.

PS did anyone see what he got up to with our poor Jackie Kabler earlier in the day? What happened with the pepper pot, exactly? Or shouldn’t I ask…?!




RiWiSi – My weekly look at all things book…

Book of the week 'Sailing Solo'Book of the Week – ‘Sailing Solo’ by Emily Harvale. Emily’s latest is out! One of my fellow Tuscany writing group colleagues has achieved great things on Amazon – and her fun romances are always in the top 50 humour charts.

Well her fourth book is now available (have ordered the paperback so she can sign it for me, as she’s been a bit of a mentor!). This light-hearted story about a woman who takes a solo sailing trip (natch!) and finds love, might be a perfect next read. Plus, she was asked by amazon (whoop whoop!) to allow them to feature her third book ‘The Golf Widows Club’ in the 99p offers in their summer sale extravaganza – so do try her out! And if you leave a review, say you heard about her on here! 

Click here to find out more.

First time novelistFor Writers – So what’s it like if you do manage to get a fairly high profile publishing deal? What happens with all the publicity you have to do? An interesting article appeared in the Guardian this week – it's either an eye opener regarding what timid authors wanting publicity should expect from journalists, or it's a clever piece to draw attention to the coincidental launch of this writer's first book! Either way, it's quite a funny piece. Out of interest, though, has it made you buy her novel? 


‘Hawaiian Affair’ – It’s All in The Definition

Debbie with her bookSeems my ‘steamy’ first novel on amazon has finally divided readers! I always read the reviews on all my different versions currently available – it’s fascinating and educational after all. (Am overjoyed that there are now 102 five star reviews out of 110 – so chuffed I can’t tell you!) But one lady didn’t like it at all – ‘I know this is the steamy version but it was too much for me, I binned it,’ she said.

And gave it a one star review.

On the same day, I had this review – ‘I've just finished Hawaiian affair, I enjoyed it, it was a good book, … being really honest it wasn't what I expected though, … I don't think it was steamy, really!’

And gave it four stars and said ‘if it hadn’t said steamy and it wasn’t, I would have given five for being great chic lit!’ Apparently this lady 'eats shades of Grey for breakfast’ so that's why she thought mine was tame!

Doesn’t it just go to show how much perception depends on a definition – in this case, of 'steamy'! Interesting huh?

So what did you think, if you read it? On a 'shades of steamy' chart, how many 'shades' is 'Hawaiian Affair' in your opinion? I joked and said it's about 7 or 8 rather than 50. But of course it’s all down to what you’re used to.

Takes all sorts, tho’, eh?

(And if you haven’t got it yet – form your own opinion via this link – click here for steamy version!)

PG Version – BUT don’t forget the PG (non-steamy) versions of my novel ARE also available on amazon in serialised instalments right now, (of parts 2 and 4.) And from August Bank holiday weekend – drumroll…! Fanfare….! The complete PG version in eBook will also be uploaded! On a very temporary, very special offer! I do hope that the one-star lady tries that one!

More news about the special price deal next week!

Dear JohnPam Ayres-esque? – Talking of ‘steamy’, you may not have seen it yet, but it’s doing the rounds again on facebook – an Ode to 50 Shades of Grey, Pam Ayres style. Following in the footsteps of ’50 Sheds of Grey’, and soooo funny! But turns out it’s not by her at all! It’s by a guy called John Summers. So what did Pam have to say about it?!

For the full lowdown, go to my RiWiSi page on my website, where you’ll also find the full poem. Plus, there’s a summary of the last few months’ writing news, which I originally posted in this book-related blog segment. 


JK Update – finally this week, the latest on the J K Rowling pseudonym saga. For those who claimed it was all just a publicity stunt, JK was this week awarded damages in court over the leaking of her new pseudonym, proving it wasn’t deliberate, as some thought. (For those who missed the news, see my recent blog for more.)

Good for her – even more so, since she’s donating the profits from her sky-high sales now word is out that Robert Galbraith is really her, towards the soldiers’ charity – they’d helped with her research for ‘his debut novel’ The Cuckoo’s Calling. Not read it yet, but it’s awaiting me on my kindle! Read the full story here.



Debbie and Lauren- Remember I went with my lovely Lauren to do a Woman and Home shoot for June’s issue? Well they finally sent me the pics they kindly took of me and my daughter – she’s so pwiddeeeeee! 







Neolithic artifact- Wow how amazing is this – seriously – if you're a history geek like me, do click on this link and find out more about some of the newest discoveries from the Neolithic era in the UK.

Halls of the Dead as they called them, showed how our ancient ancestors in the final part of the stone age, c.4000-2500 BC, treated the remains of their loved ones – bringing the bones out for special ceremonies etc.

So unthinkable now, but completely normal back then. And we're descended from them! (ps the vid at the top of this link is not connected but still interesting!)

Wotton Hall- Come say hello! A reminder about the little charity tea rooms event I’m helping to run in a local village near Dorking (behind the Wotton Hatch pub RH56QQ) on Sunday next week – 11th Aug – 11am till 4pm.

Do come along! I may even have some copies of 'Hawaiian Affair' to sign, since some of my lovely beta-readers will be joining me! Gluten-free cake is on the menu too I’m told! Whoop! : – ) 




Leighton Denny nail polish on Debbie's toenails– In case you didn’t realise it, there was an extra blog this week about Leighton Denny’s fab value new TSV – join me Monday night for the midnight launch.

It's a whopping £80-odd value for thirty-something pounds! The balm comes in very handy for cuticles if you want to stop flip-flop-dry-toe this summer! Set also includes shimmery taupe shade and classy cocktailing colours for chameleon nails – don't miss it!  




Puppy- And finally a fabulous facebook funny for you puppy fans – altogether – awwwwww! Couldn't you just eat him up?! I LOVE puppies at that stage!

So loved my Labradors having their litters – and seeing the little pups was definitely one of my kids’ best childhood memories – they remember cute bundles of fluff with 'puppy breath' even now. Soooo cute! Chilling in the hot weather – bless him. X 







Liz Earle competition prizeAs promised last week – here’s a little extra treat for all you Liz Earle fans – if you heard us waxing lyrical about her fab hair serum recently, here’s your chance to win one, plus a small shampoo and Normal conditioner.

All you have to do is leave a comment below by Thursday 8th at 6pm saying that you’d like to be entered in the randomly drawn competition, and you’ll be in the draw. Simples! Winner announced here in next week’s blog – full T&C’s here.

I must say I love the smell of this oil, and when I use it, I also genuinely get that shine and manageability, plus I do feel it cuts drying time somewhat too! Good luck if you enter!

Ps If you love it too, do add a comment below to tell me what your experience is of using it!

(NB item number 203089 is amazing value – the hair oil on its own is about £15 – and you get lots of face and body care too!)



WATCHBrief Encounter – vintage video review. Now not a lot of people know this, but I’ve been doing a lot of research for a story set in the 1920s and 30s lately – and watching some pre-WW2 films in their entirety on youtube – fab resource, that is!

Anyway, with a head full of black and white classics, sharp dressing and impeccable manners, I found myself looking for more and realised I adore movies of this era. I feel drawn to those decades, maybe I had another life then, what do you think?! So what better to feature in my occasional series of Vintage Film Reviews, than one of the all-time classics – 'Brief Encounter' set in 1938 but released in 1945. The ‘Bridges of Madison County’ or ‘Shirley Valentine’ of its day (sort of), it took the box office by storm and helped to cheer up a nation’s citizens in a country ravaged by war – it was released just as the second world war ended.

David Lean’s direction, Noel Coward’s screenplay (it was based on his 1936 one-act play 'Still Life') and Celia Johnson’s Oscar-nominated performance as the frustrated housewife whose life is turned upside down by a chance meeting in a railway station tea rooms, make for a fascinating snapshot of a moment in time. There are some wonderful little scenes capturing Britain in that bygone era – from the cars to the fashions to the speech to the behind-closed-door-morals – I blooming love it!

A whopping 9 out of ten for me – one of my top films ever, and it appears regularly in others’ best movie charts too (eg BFI 1999 top 100 – it came second). Does it top yours? If you’ve never seen it, and you adore old movies, do watch it. And leave your ‘best bit from Brief Encounter’ suggestion in a comment to me below!



Tiffany Style LampTiffany Lamp special coming up around 18th – soooo excited – and I’ve already got six in my lounge alone! Lol!

SHHHHHH! And a wonderful extra sneaky warning for your diaries, Red Carpet Manicure is back for some fab shows on August 23rd x







Archos StriVectin

Well it’s another exciting week of bargains ahead of us, people! Weekend watchers, don’t miss the clever Archos smartphone (above left) – which I’ll be bringing you straight after my 7pm Bobbi Brown show on Saturday evening (3rd).

Don’t forget to catch Dale and Charlie’s famous jewellery special – they’re on again this Sunday at 5pm! Laugh! Then more fashion on Monday and a StriVectin TSV (above right) on Thursday next week! (8th). Amongst much, much more!

Come back next week for results of the Liz Earle competition winners and I’ll be telling you what I got up to when QVC put me up for a night in a hotel near the studio, cos the whole of my town is closed for (another!) cycling event on Sunday 4th!

Best wishes

Ps – * TiFFT =try it for the first time club!

Don’t forget to leave me a comment below!

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  1. lisa wolf August 2, 2013 at 5:10 pm -  Reply

    Dear Debs
    I would love to be entered into the draw for a chance of winning the Liz Earle competition. Wonderful range sold by the wonderful QVC! As always your blog is great reading, entertaining, amusing and informative.

  2. zoe August 2, 2013 at 7:03 pm -  Reply

    Would like to enter the comp Debbie, and will look at link about authors, interesting.

  3. Jane Ann Scott August 3, 2013 at 12:19 am -  Reply

    I always enjoy reading your post hoped my life would be similar but after having two strokes when I was fifty it’s been a long hard battle but getting there became an addict of qvc when I had to retire fab daughter bought me this I pad for Xmas .Never used a computer in my life.really surprised myself how I picked it up really opened up a whole new world for me good luck with all you have in store for the future

  4. Jane Ann Scott August 3, 2013 at 12:22 am -  Reply

    In my rush to sign off love every single item Liz Earle has brought to us got my whole family using it

  5. lianne morris August 3, 2013 at 10:39 am -  Reply

    i would like to be entered into the liz earle random draw please.
    Debbie your blog is as enteraining as you on screen

  6. Ruby Homawala August 3, 2013 at 11:16 am -  Reply

    I haven’t tried this yet, but all Liz Earle’s products are great and I’d love to win this.

  7. patricia cochrane August 3, 2013 at 2:43 pm -  Reply

    love reading your blog. love liz earle cleanse & polish. love QVC.
    would love to try something new.

  8. Jane Willis August 3, 2013 at 3:06 pm -  Reply

    I’d like to be entered into the draw, I’d love to try some Liz Earle hair care as I’ve only used her face care products.

  9. joan scott August 3, 2013 at 7:16 pm -  Reply

    Hi Debbie
    Thanks for giving a chance to win a lovely Liz Earle item. Liz’s whole range is so beneficial as its so pure thus healthy! We all want to use products which are safe, using natural ingredients: this also helps the environment.
    Thank you for all the lovely shows at QVC – they are full of latest information, offer great deals & savings & provide a “feel good” factor – very sociable, FUN, happy. WOW! Keep up the good work. All best wishes, from Joan.

  10. Cheryl August 3, 2013 at 8:08 pm -  Reply

    Hi Debbie
    Great blog as always.
    I would like to be entered into the Liz Earle Competition please, it sounds just what I need.
    Many thanks.

  11. Sha August 3, 2013 at 9:12 pm -  Reply

    Great blog, you really are a busy lady! So glad you came back 🙂 I’d like to be entered into the Liz Earle competition please.

  12. Mia Thurlow August 3, 2013 at 10:48 pm -  Reply

    Hi Debbie
    I’d love to be entered into the Liz Earle competition.

  13. Caroline Horne August 4, 2013 at 2:06 am -  Reply

    Love Liz Earle shampoo and conditioner would love to try the oil. Love reading your’s and Julia’s blogs.

  14. Jean Cairns August 4, 2013 at 5:36 am -  Reply

    Hi Debbie
    I would love to be entered into the Liz Earles comp ,I haven’t tried any of Liz Earles hair products but I do love all her skin products.
    Thanks Debbie love reading your blog and your Family and Friends are great lovely pics your Family are beautiful.
    Thank you Jean.

  15. Patricia Daly August 4, 2013 at 12:39 pm -  Reply


  16. Jane Stephen August 4, 2013 at 4:30 pm -  Reply

    Hello there Deb! May i be entered for the randomly drawn competition for Liz Earle goodies ? Yes? Good. Thnankyou!jane

  17. Tania August 4, 2013 at 7:41 pm -  Reply

    I went to a superhero party and went as Cat Woman. It was joke lol. If i went to another wud luv 2 go as Hawkgirl.
    The vid of the traffic jam is hilarious. One of the sheep cant pronounce consenants cos it just went “Aaaaaaa, aaaaaa!” i was larfin.
    Can I ask what basic steps you take to write pls i.e. Notes on characters, character backgrounds, plot, intro, conclusion, what research you need to do…? Just a few bullet points wud b very much appreciated. Thank u!
    I hope I remember to download ur books PG version when its available.
    The puppy pic is ADORABLE just wanna rub its tumtum. My cat does that for tummy rubs and when shs gets what she seeks she purrs her pretty round head off bless her.
    Do you know if the Liz Earle Hair Oil is suitable for natural afro hair? I know they say “all hair types” but guest often say “all skin tones” then it comss out that its only up to honey african caribbean skin tones. Theres not much on qvc for my tone. Ordered Laura Geller red lipstick duo but too bright wish she did e deeper red. Sorry lol anyway is it pls?
    Thanks chuck, love the pics!
    Tania x
    P.s. Ponies r pretty ay they!

  18. Jane August 4, 2013 at 8:36 pm -  Reply

    The LE hair oil is my latest purchase from the range. I was sceptical but thought I’d give it a go and am very happy I did! I wear my hair short and in the summer. Don’t need to dry it with a hair dryer but this oil gave me a better shine than anything else I’ve ever used and left my hair feeling soft, bouncy and manageable. The sine it gave was natural and doesn’t build up when reapplying between washes. I love it just as much as superskin oil!

  19. H J Harrison August 4, 2013 at 8:48 pm -  Reply

    Hi Debbie
    I would love to enter the draw for the hair oil,
    Many thanks,

  20. Anita August 4, 2013 at 9:34 pm -  Reply

    What a beautiful picture of you and Lauren!
    Would love to try Liz Earle hair serum but have maxed out the credit card so hereby entering competition!!

  21. jean waters August 4, 2013 at 9:49 pm -  Reply

    Hi. I would like to be entered into Liz Earle draw. Thank you

  22. Karen Gower August 4, 2013 at 10:41 pm -  Reply

    Well done with the book Debbie! Not tried Liza Earle hair care yet so would love to win. Buy the cleanse and polish etc so I’m sure the hair care will be worth winning 🙂

  23. Susanne Fitzpatrick August 4, 2013 at 11:52 pm -  Reply

    Hi Debbie
    Brief Encounter has been my fave film since I was in my twenties and as a bit of a black & white film fan can I recommend the following:
    – No Man of Her Own starring the fab Bette Davis as a women involved in a train crash who takes on the persona of another passenger in order to better her lifestyle. One of the best films I’ve ever seen.
    – Dial M for Murder – Hitchcock classic with the sensations that are Ray Milland and Grace Kelly.
    – The Postman Always Rings Twice – the Lana Turner original version (sensational beyond belief) not the rubbishy Jack Nicholson version
    – Double Indemnity – classic black & white Barbara Stanwyck dynamism. A film of murder and intrigue that will have you rivited.
    – They Don’t Believe Me. Remember Marcus Welby MD? Same actor, classic murder mystery with spectacular ending.
    Got loads more suggestions but these will keep you busy for now ….. If you can’t find them let me know and I’ll burn a DVD for you.

  24. Nigel August 5, 2013 at 1:03 am -  Reply

    Debs,seems you’re drawn to sheep as well so perhaps you were a shepherdess in the 20’s & 30’s !lol.
    Now live in the country but used to live in the city but no way would want to return – not for nothing is Escape to the Country my fav TV prog.
    Currently trying the Fast diet (for the health rather than the weight benefits as already bmi22) but with a 6/1 ratio instead of 5/2 since get too hungry otherwise! This probably negates the
    diet’s advantages but hey ho its worth a go. U tried it?
    Btw, maybe that hotel should provide complimentary snorkels in the bathroom! Have a good week,Nige :))

  25. Karen Clarke August 5, 2013 at 7:29 am -  Reply

    Good morning debbie, what a marathon blog.. you always make me smile as you tell it like it is… please enter me in the Liz Earle competition, thanks
    Take care and keep smiling 🙂

  26. Sian Davies August 5, 2013 at 11:50 am -  Reply

    Hello Debbie, I’d love to win the Liz Earle hair set; am a Liz Earle devotee for around 12 years and adore the luxury and the benefit of her products. PLEASE put my name in the hat!
    Thank you
    Sian x

  27. Gill Roberts August 5, 2013 at 11:53 am -  Reply

    Yes please,I would like to be entered in the competition for Liz Earles hair serum.I love her products.

  28. Helen Murphy August 5, 2013 at 12:22 pm -  Reply

    Would love to win the Liz Earle my nine year old is a bigger fan than me lol

  29. Julia Hourican August 5, 2013 at 12:41 pm -  Reply

    I’d love to enter the Liz Earle competition please. I’ve been using the skincare range for years but haven’t tried the hair oil yet 🙂

  30. Deborah Dartnell August 5, 2013 at 3:21 pm -  Reply

    its nice to see that you share your busy life outside of QVC – I would love to try the Liz Earle hair products you are giving away!

  31. Sue Archer August 5, 2013 at 5:22 pm -  Reply

    Hi Debs,
    Would love to be entered into the draw for the liz Earle competition as really love her products.

  32. pam wilson August 5, 2013 at 5:45 pm -  Reply

    Hi Debbie
    How did we all manage before Liz Earle developed her wonderful range. I can never be without her C&P also love the Energising Body Wash
    Not tried Liz’s hair range so please can I be entered in the draw
    Have been trying for a while to fine a range that can bring some shine to my hair, Due to loads of medication it just looks so dull, would be nice to see if Liz’s range works.
    Love all your shows – you bring a smile to my day

  33. Lisa Dudley August 5, 2013 at 6:22 pm -  Reply

    Hi Debbie,
    I would love to be entered into the randomly drawn draw!!!! Thank you

  34. karen gwilliam August 5, 2013 at 6:46 pm -  Reply

    Hi Debbie
    Would really like to enter the Liz Earle Comp.

  35. Sheila August 5, 2013 at 8:21 pm -  Reply

    Your fancy dress party sounds good, used to have lots in my younger days. Love Liz Earle please enter me in the competition.

  36. Tania August 5, 2013 at 8:57 pm -  Reply

    Hi Debs
    Please enter me into the Liz Earle competition.
    Sorry forgot to say in my previous blog.
    Thanks sweet xx

  37. Patsy August 6, 2013 at 12:27 am -  Reply

    I`d like to be entered into the liz earle competition! Having used the Cleanse & Polish, i`d love to try the hair oil! Trying to use more natural products as i have bought the book ‘Macrobiotics for All Seasons’ on your recommendation and feeling healthier for it!
    Many Thanks

  38. Linda August 6, 2013 at 3:24 pm -  Reply

    Hiya Debbie 🙂 Would Love to be entered Into the Liz Earle Comp.. I always enter the Comps, Never Won anything.. Maybe My Luck will change and I’ll win. Love everything about QVC been a Customer for Over 15 years.
    God Bless always from Linda.

  39. Francean Amoah-Alexander August 6, 2013 at 7:11 pm -  Reply

    Hi Debbie, I have just returned to qvc after many years away! I am really enjoying watching again, i am reaquainting myself with some presenters like yourself who were on when i used to watch and getting to know the newbies, anyway products are just brilliant even better than the old days! Would love to be entered in the liz earle comp, wanted to order the hair products but have spent far too much already this month! I’ll keep watching, though, i can’t stop!

  40. Margaret Minns August 6, 2013 at 10:24 pm -  Reply

    Hi Debs,
    Love reading your blog,always so interesting and amusing. I would love to enter the comp for Liz Earle Hair Oil as I have’nt tried this.
    Kind Regards,

  41. Alison August 6, 2013 at 10:45 pm -  Reply

    Hello-I’d love to be entered into the competition for the Liz Earle hair goodies. My hair is a bit of a disaster area at present and is in serious need of some tlc!!
    I’m still really enjoying your blogs-even though I haven’t commented for ages.
    Good luck to everyone entering.

  42. debbs f August 6, 2013 at 11:22 pm -  Reply

    Lisa –
    Thanks so much for your kind comments about my blog! Glad you enjoy it! You’re duly entered hon! Good luck!

  43. debbs f August 6, 2013 at 11:23 pm -  Reply

    Glad to enter you hon – and let me know what you think about the author info – there’s more on my website on the RiWiSi page don’t forget! . Happy to be helping fellow authors!

  44. debbs f August 6, 2013 at 11:24 pm -  Reply

    Jane Ann –
    So sorry to hear about your health hon – we all get dealt different hands in this life don’t we – big hugs. I’m so pleased you’re finding the ipad so easy – Lee Hohbein would be thrilled if you’d put all that on a review on our website! If you need any help in how to do it, let me know! Well done you!
    Best wishes
    Ps glad you like Liz Earle products – you’re entered!

  45. debbs f August 6, 2013 at 11:26 pm -  Reply

    Jane Ann –
    So sorry to hear about your health hon – we all get dealt different hands in this life don’t we – big hugs. I’m so pleased you’re finding the ipad so easy – Lee Hohbein would be thrilled if you’d put all that on a review on our website! If you need any help in how to do it, let me know! Well done you!
    Best wishes
    Ps glad you like Liz Earle products – you’re entered!

  46. debbs f August 6, 2013 at 11:27 pm -  Reply

    Thanks for entering the comp ladies – so glad you like the range!
    Best wishes

  47. debbs f August 6, 2013 at 11:27 pm -  Reply

    Joan –
    You’re so right! I love Liz’s stuff too! Glad you like QVC hon. Duly entered.

  48. debbs f August 6, 2013 at 11:30 pm -  Reply

    Jane –
    What a great testimony to how great the hair oil is – well done you for commenting. You’re entered. Do add a review to the website too! Fab eh!

  49. debbs f August 6, 2013 at 11:30 pm -  Reply

    Anita –
    Yes my lovely daughter is very pretty! Glad you’d like to try the hair serum – you’re entered!

  50. debbs f August 6, 2013 at 11:31 pm -  Reply

    Karen –
    Thanks so much – yes am very proud of writing the book! Trying to do the prequel now…
    Ta for entering the comp.

  51. debbs f August 6, 2013 at 11:31 pm -  Reply

    Susanne –
    OMG what a fabulous line up of films – must put them on my list – will hunt around Youtube! If I don’t find them will let you know hon. If you have any others to send me, am very happy to receive your recommendations – you can send to work if you like – thank you!
    We obviously share taste in movies! Any others – specially from 1930’s – let me know!

  52. debbs f August 6, 2013 at 11:32 pm -  Reply

    Susanne –
    OMG what a fabulous line up of films – must put them on my list – will hunt around Youtube! If I don’t find them will let you know hon. If you have any others to send me, am very happy to receive your recommendations – you can send to work if you like – thank you!
    We obviously share taste in movies! Any others – specially from 1930’s – let me know!

  53. debbs f August 6, 2013 at 11:34 pm -  Reply

    Karen C –
    So glad you like the blog! Will keep doing me best! You’re entered hon.

  54. debbs f August 6, 2013 at 11:34 pm -  Reply

    Pam –
    Definitely try the hair serum to help with shine hon. Ta for commenting – you’re in the draw!

  55. debbs f August 6, 2013 at 11:35 pm -  Reply

    Sheila –
    Wonder what your favourite kind of fancy dress was?! My best one ever was Josie and the Pussycats with a blonde wig! Must dig out the pic for next week’s blog! Hehe! You’re entered for the comp!

  56. debbs f August 6, 2013 at 11:36 pm -  Reply

    Patsy –
    Wow – so glad you’re feeling the benefits of a natural plant based diet as in Macrobiotics for All Seasons. Now let’s see if Liz Earle stuff can sort out your hair! Thanks for commenting and best wishes!

  57. Eng Winter August 6, 2013 at 11:45 pm -  Reply

    Hi Debbie
    always love to watch you presenting the products and I definitely love Liz Earle’s products. It is one of my “hero” beauty products. Would be so happy to win these!
    thank you for entering me into the competition

  58. Sharon harvey August 7, 2013 at 3:40 am -  Reply

    Hi debbie
    Another fantastic blog! Great for keeping us informed!! Hope you had a very productive time in Devon!! I hope all your followers have now bought HAWAIIAN AFFAIR as it really is a fabulous book!! The fact that it is available in PG and STEAMY VERSION MAKES it so accessible for everyone. I’m so looking forward to the prequel!!! Bring it on !!
    As for Anakana Schofield I think she’s stuck up her to be honest!!! She sounds so angry & bitter!!! The thing is when you go for a job interview, you have a cv, you apply for jobs you answer lots of questions.
    Why should publicising a book be any different? You have to “tell the story” generate a snowball effect! With millions of books available to a reader they have to gain interest-it’s part of the job ( along with a little luck ) so that’s my opinion! Lol.
    Her books sounds weird, creepy weird but based on how I have perceived her in this article-wouldn’t even consider her writings!!
    She’s no Debbie Flint that’s for sure – phew!!! Will get off my soap box now!!

  59. Louise August 7, 2013 at 2:09 pm -  Reply

    I would love to be added to the Liz Earle draw. Use all her face products but haven’t moved on to the hair or make-up yet. Would love the opportunity to try the serum.

  60. Lynne Shepherd August 7, 2013 at 2:33 pm -  Reply

    Hi Deb
    Please enter me in the liz earl compitition
    I love liz’s products wouldn’t be without cleanse
    and polish

  61. Jan Hall August 7, 2013 at 2:44 pm -  Reply

    Hi Debs,
    Great blog as always. Brief Encounter is also one of my favourites and think that a lot of the old movies are the best. There used to be lots of them on the TV on a Saturday afternoon and always made that a ritual to watch.
    I was born and lived in London until we came to the East Coast and lived the rest of my childhood in the Hotel my Mum and Dad had in a busy seaside town. When I left home I opted to and started living in the countryside/Norfolk Broads. It is peaceful if you want it to be but you don’t have to travel far if you want things a bit more lively.
    I am really looking forward to reading your next novel and as you know I enjoyed the first one a LOT as for the woman who gave just one star well she is not worth talking about. I don’t care how much steam you put in it and if people do not want to read that type of thing they shouldn’t buy it in the first place as you gave them an alternative. I haven’t read 50 Shades because I took notice of what my friend said of it and she says there is not really much of a story to it. Your’s had a really good plot, lovely characters combined with humour, my ideal reading. Have been buying a few of your recommendations and am slowly getting through them can’t say they have gripped me like yours but perhaps I am a bit biased. Never done so much reading and Ollie and Solo my two cats do get quite frustrated and do their best to distract me at times. Anyway thanks for all the lovely pictures you have posted, love the one of you and Lauren. Take care Debs, sending you best wishes love Jan, Ollie & Solo xxxx

  62. Suzanne August 7, 2013 at 3:37 pm -  Reply

    Hi could you please enter me in the Liz Earle randomly drawn competition please x

  63. Pam Garster August 8, 2013 at 1:37 am -  Reply

    Hi Debbie. I would like to be entered into comp too. I have tried the skincare but not shampoos yet so would appreciate a chance to try

  64. Di Yardley August 8, 2013 at 12:56 pm -  Reply

    I’d love to be entered into the Liz Earle Competition, thanks Debbie!

  65. Gill Combeer August 8, 2013 at 3:30 pm -  Reply

    Hi Debbie could you please enter me in the Liz Earle randomly drawn competition please, I would love to win something for a change!

  66. FIONA August 8, 2013 at 5:34 pm -  Reply


  67. Jill Dowding-Walker August 8, 2013 at 6:58 pm -  Reply

    Another jam-packed blog – love it Debbie!
    I adored Blueblockers. All long gone now.
    Yes, lived in London for over a decade – much prefer the various rural towns and villages I have lived in though. Cities are nice to visit, but I would never want to live there again!
    The photo of you and Lauren shows 2 pwiddeeeeee ladies!!!
    Love puppies! And Bruno!
    Got the LD TSV super quick and am having fun playing already! I was on my last scraping of Cutilips so this was perfectly timed.
    Loved your book and am excited at the prospect of having the prequel.
    This is one Liz Earle product I have not had the pleasure of using, so as it is Thursday 8th at 6pm I would like to be entered in the randomly drawn competition!

  68. dorothy collins August 9, 2013 at 10:41 am -  Reply

    Hi Debbie, I wonder if you could let us know how Amica is getting on please

  69. Edwina hicks August 9, 2013 at 4:30 pm -  Reply

    Please enter me in the Liz Earle comp.i am longing to try the hair oil. Thank you

  70. MRS JEAN KEATS August 11, 2013 at 9:01 am -  Reply

    I have been a member of QVC for as long as I can remember & my daughter is completely hooked.
    Having been seriously ill over many years (Brain Haemorrhage & Stroke) & the fantastic work & operations,5 in all, carried out by my consultant. Two half years later I was determined to get my life back for myself, husband & children. I wouldn’t have achieved achieved all this without their support & love.
    The bloggs are great to read amusing & informative as what other viewer think.
    I have used several, unfortunately cannot afford all, Liz Earle products & find that each one, in it’s own right does what it states. My skin feels & looks lifted, radiant, brighter & younger, what more can you ask of Liz Earle products & I would recommend them to all.
    I would be in heaven to be considered in my entry for a chance to win Liz Earle products.
    Kind regards

  71. debbs f August 13, 2013 at 11:10 pm -  Reply

    agree about Liz’s products – some of my all time faves in there! Thanks for entering! Glad you like the shows – and the blog! lol x

  72. debbs f August 13, 2013 at 11:11 pm -  Reply

    Sharon –
    hehe – you are naughty! lol!
    thanks for the support as ever hon! And yes, am very glad I did a steamy versus non-steamy!

  73. debbs f August 13, 2013 at 11:12 pm -  Reply

    Louise –
    thanks for entering hon – if you’d still like to give Liz’s serum a go, don’t forget the fab value top to toe set is best way for bumper value.
    Thanks for reading the blog and leaving a comment!

  74. debbs f August 13, 2013 at 11:14 pm -  Reply

    Lynne –
    Same! I’ve used Cleanse and Polish since it launched, almost continuously over the years. Great stuff! Thanks for entering hon.

  75. debbs f August 13, 2013 at 11:16 pm -  Reply

    Jan – (and Ollie and Solo!) –
    thanks so much for such lovely comments – so glad you love the book. I have a lot to live up to now, eh? Given that the first one took me three years, all in! lol! Thank goodness for my beta readers – when you feel ready, do start joining in on the facebook group Debbie’s Readers. Will be a pleasure to have you on board and thanks again!

  76. debbs f August 13, 2013 at 11:17 pm -  Reply

    Suzanne, Pam, Di, Gill, Fiona –
    Thanks so much for entering ladies! So glad you like Liz Earle products! Best wishes for next comp.

  77. debbs f August 13, 2013 at 11:21 pm -  Reply

    Jill –
    Thanks for entering and ta so much for lovely detailed comments! I always love to hear more, rather than less, from readers of this blog – I like the insights it gives me!
    So glad you also liked book one, and the Leighton TSV, and I totally agree about the country versus the town. Ideally I’d have a penthouse in town and a nice country pile… I can dream, can’t I? Put it on the list for when I’m a grown up author! lol.

  78. debbs f August 13, 2013 at 11:23 pm -  Reply

    Dorothy –
    You’ll have seen the sad news by now, that we sadly lost Amica a few days ago – her husband posted on facebook that she passed on peacefully in her sleep at the hospice. Will also posted on QVCUK facebook about Amica and Beaulah. Both lovely ladies, RIP.
    Thanks for asking hon.

  79. debbs f August 13, 2013 at 11:26 pm -  Reply

    Jean –
    How lovely that your family are such gems hon. And I’m so glad about your feeling better nowadays. So glad you love the Liz Earle products and so glad you like these blogs! I do them when I should be writing my next novel! lol.
    Thanks so much for entering and for such a nice detailed comment. Do come back again!
    best wishes

  80. Linda Barry August 19, 2013 at 11:14 am -  Reply

    Hiya Debbie. 🙂 Thank you So Much for Picking me In the Liz Earle Competition. I WON!!
    I Couldn’t believe it.. 🙂 It arrived this Morning, I Am So Looking forward to Using the Products 🙂 Thank you also For the Beautiful Signed Picture of you. 😀
    I will Treasure It always. You Made My Year .. I Won Something.. Thank you Debbie. Yipppeeeeeeeee.. lol
    God Bless Always Linda. xxxxx

  81. Linda Barry August 23, 2013 at 11:22 pm -  Reply

    Hiya Debbie 🙂 Linda Here Again.. Just wanted to Let you Know I can’t get Over How Brilliant The Liz Earle Products are.. The New Oil Is amazing.. My Hair is so soft and When I Put it in after washing My hair with the Liz earle Shampoo and cond It dried Beautiful and Lasted Longer than My Normal wash. My Hair is so shinny and even People admired it and commented What a Shine.. And I told them How I won it and that How they could get it if they wanted it. lol 🙂 Thank you so Much again for Choosing me In the Comp.. I am totally thrilled. I Would certainly recommend it to everyone. Try it you’ll love it. Thanks Again Debbie. God Bless always from Linda. xxxx

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