Walking with my clan! Plus Gracie’s vet update


What a lovely time I had last weekend! Lots of work, but also get togethers with my gang. First here’s what’s over on my website newsletter this week –

– bare faced cheek – getting gommaged again – me without make-up…

– video of little Gracie Labrador five months after her stem cells arthritis op – see her improvement!

– a video of crazy spaniels on the mother’s day walk!

click here to see all of this!

– Back to You update with an important question everyone with an illness or who has taken anti-biotics or a caesarean should ask themselves click here

– Read it Write it Sell it blog – book of the week is Brainmaker – perfect for anyone who can’t remember things! And book 4 in the Titan series. more here

– plus read a heart-warming story of how a Medical Detection Dog called Holly, 6 this week, changed the life of Alice – more here. and a peek at Crufts here – and at this weekend’s doggy events! (I’m there Friday 11th in the afternoon, Hall 3 – come see me if you’re quick!)

Handmade jug

Mothers Day Fun Saw my own mum on the Friday afternoon with my son Brad, so last weekend it was my turn to be pampered. Got lots of nice gifts including this funny one he made, and a nice Kipling bag in duck egg trim from Lauren. Had lots of fun with her two spaniels – see how big Luna has got now – she was so tiny but she’s sprouted right up! There’s a video on my newsletter blog here.

Gracie the dog sees the vet

Gracie Sees her vet Talking of Doggies, Kiran the vet saw my nearly six-year-old arthritic Labrador for her five-month check up this week and said she’s doing well. Then he asked me if I would do a little video of her progress for a presentation he is doing to colleagues soon, ‘because you’re on the TV…’ Well I sort of saw the logic, and what I recorded really shows how Gracie has progressed.  Click here.


Health Creation begins at home One of the things I’ve been doing lately is genning up on gut-friendly alternatives to dairy (my tum can’t have it) and one of the things is called ‘Kefir’ . You get grains to ferment in a fruit/ginger/lemon water – so far so good – it tastes a bit fizzy too, which it’s supposed to – I think! More about why on the Back to You blog, where you’ll also find Q&A’s with OPI and FAB pro lift girls, as well as Bruce bodyblade!

Bodyblade arm

Bodyblade – guess how old the arm? Wendy Frost was very proud this week, showing off her arm on the Bodyblade QVC group on Facebook! Goodness me, at 61 that’s impressive! So is the Bodyblade – get it here

James Murden

Congrats to James Murden and wife Charlotte for the arrival of their cute little baby George – ahhh!

Baby shower

Talking of Babies… my own niece is about to drop soon – great niece number two coming along! Abi grace in her fairy outfit will be well-chuffed to have a sister!

Debbie in the cafe

Inside the QVC Cafe This is our canteen at work – deserted on a weekend of course. The desserts hadn’t deserted but none were suitable for me with my Dairy thang. Nice to have a between-shows catch up though.

If you named your children after your cravings what would their names be?

Pregnancy Craving Names…? my Brad and Lauren would have been called ‘egg and chips’ or ‘banana and custard.’ Haha! What were yours? Answer in a comment below.

Poodle compilation

Facebook Funny Look at this poodle! How funny. He was just sitting in the car looking ahead, enjoying the late afternoon rays of sunshine, car-sitting, bless him!


Watch Theatre or film? Or how about both on the same day? First I went with a friend to see Grease at Epsom Playhouse by the Epsom Players (amateur dramatics) and found it good fun, albeit a bit lacking in lustre.

Grease in Epsom

But the voices were pretty good, it was well-choreographed and staged. If you can, catch it before it ends this weekend. Here’s the trailer.

But London Has Fallen was blessed with really high-end, tentpole type cinematography, and I was glad I saw it at the cinema this week. Mainly for Gerard Butler… Some super acting – watch out for one of the most impressive performances by a new face I didn’t know at the end, playing Jax. Typical plot, and a bit ‘Call of Duty’ – computer game with endless shoot outs – but I was glad I saw it. I would give it about 8 out of ten, mainly enhanced because of the acting and Gerard Butler…

QVC this week – here’s a quick sneaky of a super Saturday and Sunday on QVC UK.

Weekend TSVs

Then join Axel Ruth for a supersized Flora Mare #TSV Monday all day

Flora Mare

Together bring us a fabulous top on Tuesday 15th

Together tunic

And Tuesday night at midnight I launch a brand-new ceramic straightening brush – the Dafni – looks really interesting!

Dafni brush

Finally casting ahead with a sneaky peek, next Friday it’ll be time to bring the next Vionics – the Lana toe post sandal – I have a show in the evening, assuming it lasts!

Vionic sandal

And don’t forget our mate Richard Jackson’s all-day gardening special tomorrow (Saturday 12th) – more here on QCommunity.

Anyway I finally managed to write a shorter QVC blog – but check out my newsletter one on my website if you’d like more! Or the Back to You one there… or the book blog! One day I’ll get the next book finished instead of doing blogs! haha!

Have a great week.




PS my novels and non-fiction on my bookshelf! Most still in paperback online – very proud!

NEW book pic


Meanwhile, ref the latest one – more praise for Till the Fat Lady Slims book 3.0 -thank you all so much! More info here.

from Adele Jenkins on Amazon –

“Thanks Debbie for this fab book series. To read about your journey and other ladies is very inspiring. its not a diet book its a way of life book. This makes a difference as diets are a fad.”


  1. Janet M March 11, 2016 at 2:40 pm -  Reply

    Hi debs, Always enjoy reading your blog, you seem to fit so much into your week. Please don’t shorten your blogs too much – highlight of my online week. Jan xx

  2. Lanie March 11, 2016 at 4:24 pm -  Reply

    Hi Debs! My kids would have been called pickled baby beetroot and nectarines. Can’t see either of them answering to that!!!
    All the best, Lanie xx

  3. Sue Stewart March 11, 2016 at 8:36 pm -  Reply

    What does the Kefir drink taist like. It looks pretty horrible. Love the look of the Vionics. What a great brand of comfortable shoes they are. I can walk miles in mine, and have done. Great blog Debbie x

  4. Lin Brereton March 12, 2016 at 7:31 pm -  Reply

    So pleased to see that Gracie is doing well. My 14 year old chocolate lab had arthritis from about 11. We had to have her pts at 14 after her 3rd stroke. Love seeing your dogs and how much they love you and you them. Got all your books. Great stuff.

  5. theresa March 14, 2016 at 12:08 am -  Reply

    As always love reading your blogs and so glad to hear Gracie is doing well. If I had named my son Damian after a food he would have been called beetroot. Looking forward to your next blog, have a good week x

  6. Mary March 14, 2016 at 4:51 pm -  Reply

    Hi Debbie I enjoy watching your shows so much I started watching you at the very begining of QVC 1993ish???? I have only just come back to reading your blog I will try and keep up with it now.
    Take care and God bless xxx

  7. Debbie Flint March 17, 2016 at 1:39 am -  Reply

    Janet M – oh thank you hon – so glad you enjoy them! But to be honest what with the website blogs i do (do you read them? go here to subscribe and get all the links emailed if you want – debbieflint.com) it’s taking up way too much of my book-writing time! lol! I will do my best to always have a nice juicy something for you to read each week tho! thanks again x

  8. Debbie Flint March 17, 2016 at 1:40 am -  Reply

    Mary – Oh my goodness that’s a long time! I started here in Feb 1994 with Jilly and Dave Bradford – same day. So it’s just over 22 years ago now! Goodness how time flies! Glad to know you’re there! big hugs x

  9. Debbie Flint March 17, 2016 at 1:41 am -  Reply

    Theresa! Haha! The second beetroot! Wonder what’s in it that our bodies crave? anyway thanks so much for your kind comments! big hugs x

  10. Debbie Flint March 17, 2016 at 1:43 am -  Reply

    Lin – hi hon, hope you’re well. Yes I’m as pleased as the vet at how Gracie is doing. Shame it costs so much money but there we are. Worth it to see her happier in herself again. Her sis Daisy is now limping a bit cos of her own joint troubles so maybe we’ll see what this year brings and perhaps i can get her done too. Best wishes d x

  11. Debbie Flint March 17, 2016 at 1:44 am -  Reply

    Sue – hello missus! Actually Kefir is a bit like… beer. Or lager. or how i imagine it tastes. but without the alcohol. weird. But then you know me, bit … unusual! lol. Agree about vionics – am wearing my clog like ones around the house all the time nowadays – so good for my feet! Big hug x

  12. Debbie Flint March 17, 2016 at 1:46 am -  Reply

    Lanie – two beetroots on the replies! Interesting! And nectarines… but not together?! Funny! thanks for your comment ! hugs x

  13. Linda Gray March 18, 2016 at 11:07 pm -  Reply

    Hi, Debbie, my cravings were a cuppa chicken soup and a fried egg on a bread roll. Was yummy, way back in 1975!!
    Love you as a presenter. x

  14. debbie hutchinson March 19, 2016 at 6:43 pm -  Reply

    pickle and cornflakes. In other words anything that was pickled and bowls and bowls of cornflakes in hot milk…….still love both!!!!

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