The Bodyguard, crazy Baloo, and my biiiig announcement! Plus – the return of Molton Brown!


This week –
– My big news! I got a book deal! UK publisher signs me up for Hawaiian Trilogy

– Crazy Baloo corner – videos to make you smile!

– Road race rage – going stir crazy whilst on lockdown

– A fab girls’ day out up London seeing ‘The Bodyguard’

– And more sneaky peeks from Mally, Molton Brown (back on 25th), and Samsung!

My Mum, sister Linda, first sis-in-law Alison and I went to see one of the best West End musicals I’ve ever seen! Full review below. But first – there were over 300 entries last week, but the winner of the Decleor hamper competition is Brenda Wilkes! Congrats Brenda, your prize is on its way.

Another comp next week though – see below for news of the big Discover Smart Homes draw and fab prizes!



Debbie signing contractWell here it is. What can I say? Proud, chuffed, flattered? All of the above? This week I signed up with Choc-Lit the dynamic independent UK publisher.

The big news is that they’ve given me a publishing contract for my Hawaiian Affair trilogy, and I’m so excited! It’s what I’ve been aiming for ultimately and it’s come a lot sooner than I thought it would!

It’s the support that makes the difference when you’re with a publisher rather than just going it alone, and being part of their network of wonderful authors, and being aided by their helpful editing team will be a massive step, going forward!

For the complete announcement, and what it actually means to me, go here to my website RiWiSi page, where you will also be able to subscribe to my newsletter (so you’re the first to know things in future) – plus find out about:

– Audio book of the week – the excellent ‘Watch Over Me’ by Daniel Sacerdoti
– Author Lynda Renham’s launch party on Facebook this Sunday – as ‘Rory’s Proposal’ is released.
– And links to all my novels, short stories, and other titles on eBook
Click here for more



BlackberriesOh dear! Once again we were shut indoors all day Sunday from 5am till tea time (that’s why I couldn’t go to work) as another cycle road race whizzed by.

All morning the amateurs rode by – we live close to the A25 route but can’t get out of our road either end all-day long – then the elite group span by in the afternoon.

Having watched the majority of them pass us; Lauren, Nick and I then decided to go for a walk – not only with crazy Baloo (see below) but with containers for blackberrying.

However, as you may recall, Sunday was a bit of a nightmare weather-wise, and just as we began picking, the heavens opened, so all we ended up with was this paltry amount! They taste lovely with some apple tho!

Hopefully that’s it for the road closures for another year? I think they should just close the M25 and have them cycle round and round THAT all day – that’d be fine by me! Lol! Seriously tho’ it was quite a spectacle!



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Baloo with a mohicanBaloo and her mohican – so Baloo got a trim this week, Nick nearly left her like this, with a mohican squiffy bit at the top, but Lauren wouldn’t let him! Lol! Funny!


Crazy Baloo, my dear daughter’s spaniel, and my ‘grandpog’, is currently creating mayhem with her unbounded enthusiasm. She’s so funny and the poor dog does love a stick!






But she can control herself sometimes – look how disciplined she is when Nick (my DD’s BF!) tells her to wait, at the top of a hill half way round our walk. She knows there’s a cool stream at the end of the little hill – watch this!

I’ll miss her when she’s gone to their new home, and she’ll probably miss my three labradors too. But they’ll be getting another little black spaniel puppy to keep her company at some stage, so I’ll keep you informed!

Lauren and Nick exchanged contracts on their new place in Farnham this week, so it’ll soon be all systems go, renovating and refurbishing. I do like decorating work, having done my own share of plastering, wallpapering, tiling and laying down laminate flooring before. The first time I did laminate floor though, I didn’t realise that you needed underlay! Oops! That house in Peterborough probably echoes when people walk around up in that bedroom, much more than it should! Lol!


BACK TO YOU – Two weeks to go ’till it starts again!

Me in Tiana B dress- B2U groupFor those of you who don’t know, our well-being show Back to You returns weekly from the 1st September. A little bird told me that Bodyblade Bruce will be back in the second week! We’ll have a competition to win one at some stage too.

Meanwhile, the Freedom Eating and exercise continues – the above pic was taken this week in a fab (ahem, size 12!) Tiana B dress.  (Ok it’s a big 12)!

Find out exactly what my routine has been on the latest Back to You Monday Update on my website – and how you could do it too! Plus – why French children aren’t fat, and L J Rich on living with synaesthesia.
Click here for more.

Also you’ll find a summary of what our guests said in the live chatroom on our Facebook B2U Hub last Monday (11th). Go to find out what Antthony, Will Gowing and – a late addition – Marie Francoise, had to say about their lifestyles!

Matte Trip Pic This Monday (18th August) at 8-9pm, it’ll be the turn of our super tech guest, pro photographer Mat Trim.

Join the Facebook group ‘Back to You QVC’ now to be sure you can take part and ask those burning questions – including how he lost three stone last year! Or camera questions – like how to take shots like this one.

– Plus, lovely Catherine Huntley will be dropping by – she’s also got a new regime she’ll be sharing with you all too. (See Facebook Funny from Catherine below!)

Newsflash! AND what’s more, an extra treat – Laura Geller herself is 90% likely to be dropping in too. Just confirming at time of writing, so look out for announcements on my Facebook or Twitter (links to those are below – do ‘like’ my Facebook Debbie Flint Author page here to get info first).

Come be on camera
If you’re near the Chiswick area on Tuesday (19th) come find our QVC camera crew, who will be out shooting vox pops (little videos) with passersby ready for the new series of Back to You. I aim to be at 210 Chiswick High Road, outside Carvasso’s Wine Bar on the corner of Windmill Road, between 1.40pm and 3pm.

Look on my Twitter or Facebook page for the exact location we’re filming at and come say hi or record a quick chat. If you would like any of my paperbacks signed feel free to bring them along!



Molton BrownSneaky peek – biggest news of the month, (maybe of the year for some who remember it first time round) – big bath and body brand Molton Brown return to QVC UK on Monday 25th at 10pm with Alison Young!

Including a Samphire and Sea Moss wash and soak duo, a four-piece hand cream collection and a Pink Pepper wash duo. Did you ever get Molton Brown, e.g. at Xmas?!






Shhh! Andi Peters is back on the schedule – with Dale, who else?! – just before my Monday Back to You shows each week on four of the five Mondays in September! Will be a fun night of the week!

Samsung Today's Special ValueWatch out for this amazing vacuum cleaner from Samsung on 23rd August – just look what it picked up off an already-vacuumed carpet!






Alpha Male… no, not Will, but his latest Q-Cam interview – about this Tuesday’s (19th) Alpha H Today’s Special Value bargain – see more here.  Don’t forget that our Sky channel numbers change on Tuesday too!


Will  Alpha H

Sky change channel numbers

Ralph and Rachel Anniston: Lovely show with our Honora guest this week – my watch is in stock but only in the black option – find it here.Anyway, in case you missed him saying, he is no less than an Associate Producer on the latest Jennifer Aniston movie ‘Life of Crime’, due out in the UK on 3rd September. The film is about a kidnapping gone hilariously wrong. Check it out – his nephew directed it! Proud or what! Watch the trailer here. 

Lee on holidayLee’s Hard Life
Loved this piccie he posted on his Lee QVC Facebook page this week, relaxing on a beach somewhere hot – you can go off people you know! Lol. Mr I.T. Hohbein will be back, bronzed and ready for more tech-talk in a week or so!





BLOOPER – here’s a little funny for you from last week on air!


Why I Buy
– if you still want something unusual to watch after that, how about all the clips on this link? A couple of people have asked to see all the discussions about our favourite jewellery items – at the presenters’ girlie lunch at that hotel, remember? Click here! Some lovely memories conjured up here – and leave me a comment below and tell me – why do you buy your jewellery?

This week on QVC –
– Lulu Guinness on Saturday – brilliant TSV handbag, and Mally Beauty on Sunday, another super set from our lovely makeup artist to the stars.
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Antthony Fashion Designs, back on Wednesday at 10pm including one of those – ahem! – one show only type bargains, join us!


Big RainbowHuge rainbow – Saw this on the way to work this week – huge! Maybe if you have huge raindrops, you get huge rainbows? It’s certainly been torrential lately. Any ideas…?!








Lightning Map–  Lightening world map – Amazing! On this site, you can find where lightening is happening – anywhere in the world. Geeks unite! Love it. Go here to see it.


– ‘The Cube’ is back – Want to go and see it being recorded? I love these free ticket services, don’t you? Click here for more.

Debate – Should drunk patients pay A&E fees? I had a lovely chiropractic pummelling this week at Balanced Chiropractic in Dorking High St, and Rik freed up a tight back where I had a road traffic accident (lorry bumped us) 27 years ago on the M1.

When I got treated at the hospital, they sent us a bill. Yes really. All RTA’s do, apparently, and the at-fault insurance company has to cover it. Now why don’t they do that with drunk patients!?! The Guardian asks the question in a survey – the results may surprise you…


Facebook funny Facebook Funny And finally, Catherine obviously found this very amusing on her travels this week… read the sign – very good! Lol.







WATCH – ‘The Bodyguard’ – London theatre, ’till end August.

I have to say, apart from one slightly wooden performance, this show got top marks from me! I’m easier pleased in the theatre than in film, admittedly. But still, to award anything 9.5 out of ten, in my book, that’s rare!

But that’s what I give ‘The Bodyguard’, which I saw this week at the Adelphi Theatre. The matinee was with Joelle Moses (‘The X-Factor’, ‘The Voice’), the alternate lead, playing the role of Rachel Marron. She and the cast were excellent – especially the youngster (one of four on rotation playing her son) and the smarmy showbiz manager Sy Spector played by a superb Dominic Taylor.

Alexandra Burke would be worth seeing too, I’m sure, on a night she’s in the lead, judging by the trailer below (although it doesn’t show any of her acting…!) Joelle’s acting was great.

The weak link was Frank (the Kevin Costner character who fell for Whitney Houston’s Rachel in the 1993 movie) as sadly he was merely fine, just a bit too hammy and not a lot of depth. Not up to the standards of the rest of the team, for me. Sorry Frank.

But the music is outstanding – some of my all time faves from Whitney from the 80s and 90s. And the staging was superb! OMG! One of the best productions I’ve ever seen. They finish in the West End soon, so catch it quickly!

We got one of those fab discount deals and all enjoyed it immensely! The pic at the top of this blog is us girls having fun up in London! Anyway, catch it on tour – go here to find out more.



Customer Beauty Awards– The QVC UK Customer Beauty Awards!

– A lovely Discover Smart Homes prize giveaway to coincide with a new show Mat Trim and I will be bringing you on Saturday 30th August.

– Plus, a lovely Champneys break to brush up my updated version of ‘Till the Fat Lady Slims’ book – some amazing before and after pictures next week on here!

– And a visit to Pfizer with Emma from Imedeen and supper with my pal, ‘Mapp and Lucia’ composer, Kevin Sargent – aka Kevski… (ok, only aka to me!)

Have an outstanding week ahead!

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  1. susan August 15, 2014 at 5:21 pm -  Reply

    Hi Debbie, I’m just letting you know your blogs crash my phone! They’re soo long! I adore balloo’s hair lol. Ours ends up like that lol. I’m glad you got your book deal. Well done! And congrats to Lauren and nick! X

  2. Heather Jones August 15, 2014 at 7:59 pm -  Reply

    Oh wow Molton Brown coming back , just love Blissful Templetree I’ve been buying it once a year on a shopping trips to Bistrol around 160 mile round trip, so glad they are coming back to QVC hope they bring the Blissful back

  3. Christine Russell August 15, 2014 at 8:09 pm -  Reply

    Can’t wait for Molton brown, it’s been too long gone. Loved the recharge black pepper and heavenly ginger Lilly bath and shower and body lotions.

  4. Tamie & Mila August 16, 2014 at 12:55 am -  Reply

    Debbie outside a wine bar, would any other location be more fitting! ha

  5. linda White August 16, 2014 at 9:50 pm -  Reply

    OMG. Molton Brown back. I was devastated when you stopped stocking it. I hope we get a Christmas TSV

  6. Alison Reardon August 16, 2014 at 10:50 pm -  Reply

    Excellent news Debbie
    Molton Brown is coming back
    My favourite..
    A winner on the gift front as well

  7. Zadie August 17, 2014 at 7:39 pm -  Reply

    Congrats Debbie on the news you’ve just proved that anyone can achieve their dreams! I’m so glad that Molton Brown are back woop-woop! phone kep crashing trying to lad blog haha it’s so long hehe xx

  8. Theresa Hanlon August 17, 2014 at 8:54 pm -  Reply

    So pleased to hear molton btown is back on qvc my son loves the recharge black pepper and my sister loves heavenly ginger lily

  9. debs f August 18, 2014 at 12:31 pm -  Reply

    Susan –
    oops, sorry! Am trying to cut them down a bit and spend more time on my novel writing! hehe!
    ta so much for your lovely comments – they are much appreciated! When you say ‘ours’ – do you mean – your pog? or …?! lol x

  10. debs f August 18, 2014 at 12:32 pm -  Reply

    heather –
    yes we all felt the same! so glad it’ll help save your petrol costs!

  11. debs f August 18, 2014 at 12:33 pm -  Reply

    Christine –
    oooo heavenly gingerlily! I remember those fragrances! looking forward to our product training tomorrow (tues) it’s been too long, you’re right! lol x

  12. debs f August 18, 2014 at 12:34 pm -  Reply

    Mila –
    oi! lol! Not my choice – but i laughed when i saw it too! hehe x

  13. debs f August 18, 2014 at 12:35 pm -  Reply

    Linda –
    who knows! Maybe we’ll get lucky, if not perhaps next year there will be a Molton Brown xmas TSV!

  14. debs f August 18, 2014 at 12:36 pm -  Reply

    Alison –
    too right! So many people were sorted out each xmas with those bumper bundles of products weren’t they?! Can’t wait to see the gift sets in the first show on monday 25th – sets of hand creams and a set of little bath products too!

  15. debs f August 18, 2014 at 12:37 pm -  Reply

    Zadie –
    gosh so many people read my blog on their phone then do they?! Will have to bear that in mind! hehe
    which bit do you like the best i wonder?
    ta so much – yes i’m thrilled with my book deal! and roll on monday with the MB show!
    ps great name, good name for a heroine in a novel… oh, er, … lol x

  16. debs f August 18, 2014 at 12:38 pm -  Reply

    Theresa –
    hello hon!
    so glad your’e also looking fwd to the monday return of one of QVC’s all time star brands – Molton Brown, we’ve missed you! My fave has been White mulberry – maybe we’ll do it this time – and yiang xhi (?) the purple one!

  17. Karen Williamson August 18, 2014 at 1:27 pm -  Reply

    Dear Debbie
    Congratulations on your news – I bet you are thrilled as all of your hard work has paid off.
    Molton Brown back – FANTASTIC!!!!
    Their Christmas TSV’S were always brilliant value – I cannot wait for next Monday.
    Karen Willaimson

  18. Alana August 18, 2014 at 10:56 pm -  Reply

    Hi Debs, I also went to see the Bodyguard in Londay at the weekend as part of my 30th birthday celebrations. It was great and I also thought Joelle Moses was great! Definitely a must see musical. Will you be watching CBB? I think it could be interesting this year!

  19. Debs f August 20, 2014 at 2:56 am -  Reply

    Some great ones in Mondays show – I think most will sell out early looking at the quantities! And yes, ta hon, v v pleased about the hard work paying off! Xx

  20. Debs f August 20, 2014 at 2:57 am -  Reply

    Yes it was fab. Sad it ends soon!
    Re CBB – I know I should be doing other things (I still have two Mr Swlfridge as yet I watched!) but I may be tempted! X

  21. martin forbes bucksburn aberdeen watching via sky tv August 20, 2014 at 6:35 pm -  Reply

    i see molton brown is back debbie we have astore in aberdeen as well as loccitane

  22. Debs August 21, 2014 at 3:34 pm -  Reply

    Martin –
    Super! Yes it’s great to have Molton Brown back again., 🙂

  23. martin forbes bucksburn aberdeen watching via sky tv August 21, 2014 at 6:34 pm -  Reply

    hi debbie i see molton brown is back soon is this right we have amolton brown in aberdeen also loccitane

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