Big marrows! At last a trip to Wales

Had a lovely lot of outdoorsy stuff this week! Considering my daughter Lauren is 5ft 10″, you can imagine how tall this marrow has grown in their poly tunnel down in Wales. I finally made it there after four months of not seeing her and the beautiful little 21-month old toddler, Phoebe. She is attempting whole sentences now, Nannan shoosh on… mumma shoosh on etc.! I had the most lovely time. Stayed in the cabin that they have now finished and put up for bookings. They are practically full right the way through ’till autumn. I’m not surprised because it is so well done, including a little wood burner!

I spent some time helping Lolly to clear leaves, tidy up etc. and just relieving her of baby duties. I got very sweaty and very rained on, but it was great fun and Phoebe loved helping too.

Phoebe and I also had some wonderful fake tea parties with all of her cuddlies. Adorable moments with a wonderful family, so glad to have seen them again and hopefully it won’t be long before the next time!

Good luck Claire

Just wanted to say best wishes and how much we will miss our lovely colleague Claire Sutton, who has taken time out to be with family. She explained all when she came on here to say goodbye last week. If you missed it here it is. Keep in touch, Mrs., we know you will!


Me, Glenn ‘n’ Boki

Just before I went to Wales, I went to Devon with family, plus my brother Glenn and co came with me. Had some great moments, including him and Laura joining in on my 100th and final lockdown sing-song (#Singalongadebbie) last weekend. Go here for the replay and join me on Thursdays from now on live on my Facebook page in the evening. People asked me to continue so I’m making it weekly instead.

Plus, we went for some long walks (in the blooming rain as usual!) with Ziggy the dog, who loved the river, just like lovely little Gracie used to.

And the girls, Izzy and Lara, made themselves a vintage tea party with my tearoom crockery! My place is all done now, cleared up ready for guests for my own lettings and oh my goodness, my room certainly needed it! My biggest task of clearing out was the final lot of clothes. At least there is a local refuge to give some of them to, and I managed to cull them down to an amount I hope will fit in the new wardrobes (the plan to have my own place down in Surrey for weekends when I stay at QVC is still ongoing… ) Busy, busy.

And by the way, if you like finding out about our fashions and outfits we wear, do please have a look on the wonderful Stine (pronounced Steena) Wintlev’s new QVC stylist blog and Instagram!


On this week’s podcast, Will speaks to award-winning garden designer Mark Lane!


Had a little funny moment that I reported on my socials this week, when, half asleep one morning, I decided to order a cheap garden set. Then after I pressed “buy now”, it suddenly dawned on me that it was a little too cheap. £16 for two chairs and a table made of metal… Guess what? They were dolls house furniture! Thank goodness I could cancel it straight away. Note to self… Do not order when half asleep!

Book of the week

It’s out! Julie Cohen’s latest book ‘Spirited’ has finally been released and I can’t wait to listen to the audiobook. It’s a period drama based in the 1850s. Henriette is a celebrated spirit medium, carrying nothing but her secrets with her as she travels the country. When she meets Viola, who has a talent for taking photographs of things seemingly invisible to the eye, a powerful connection is sparked between them, plus another reckless woman living in secrecy… But Victorian society is no place for reckless women as they make a bid for their freedom.


Having finished Ozark, I turned my attention to a brand new series starting on BBC – Mrs America. Looks really good. Based on events in the 70s as women famously burned their bras and campaigned for equality. Starring Cate Blanchett and some superstars. Looks fabulous!

The week ahead on QVC

Today (Friday 10th) fashion day continues with the Nina Leonard elbow-length sleeve, godet hemline midi dress in different lengths. Go here to see and buy it if there are any left.

Saturday – the L’occitane Almond Supersize three-piece collection is already on sale – go here to see and buy it nice and early! And look out for two hours of Gatineau Ageless Beauty with me at 10pm, my top skincare solutions brand for specific products like the neck gel!

SundayBuild Craft seven-piece telescopic outdoor cleaning set, featuring none other than Tommy Cross! And on Sunday we have gardening and home right the way through from 9am ’till 5 pm – looking forward to it!

Also the Big Deals end every Sunday night, here are the current ones…

Decleor Supersize Prolagene Gel trio
Prices Candles 14-piece Citronella collection
Korres Pure Greek Olive Oil Firm, Smooth and Plump three-piece collection
Greenworks 33cm lawnmower and 25cm grass trimmer with 24v battery
Margaret Dabbs London Ultimate Hand Cleanse and Care collection

Go here to see and shop them all

And here are the new big deals launching on Sunday 12th at midnight and lasting only one week:

Philip Kingsley three-piece Flaky Itchy Scalp Hydrating collection
Homedics UV-CLean portable sanitiser
iFrogz Airtime Truly Wireless earbuds and charging case

Now back to the Today’s Special Values for the rest of the week:

Monday – sees the return of Kelly Hoppen home design, with 100% cotton six-piece duvet set.

Tuesday – the wonderful Doris appears with her Doll 10 Hydragel collection featuring five pieces, but the last showing is at 7pm, so don’t miss out.

WednesdayM. Asam bring us a skin tightening four-piece collection from their Vinolift range.

Thursday is a kitchen day as Kochblume return with a two-piece small and large multi-functional spill stopper lids set – the ones they are famous for!

Friday – and we end the week with the Hollywood Smoother and four additional replacement blades.

Friday 9pm – how exciting, LG appears with a 4K Ultra HD smart TV in a choice of screen size, imagine that with a 60-Day Money Back Guarantee!

Also watch out mid-week as the Liz Earle new Today’s Special Value will be going on sale early – the four-piece Botanically Powered skincare collection for a ridiculously low price!

I have the 6pm show, as long as it is still available! It’s a big beauty day on Sunday and I’m looking forward to it.

Next week

Since we are all needing to use up some of our leave, I’m taking a few days down in Hastings with the family in the caravan site we visited recently. Can’t wait 🙂 Hope you are having a nice time too.

Best wishes


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3 Responses

  1. Your daughters family cabin looks fantastic, they deserve to make a go of it. Good luck with the weather in Hastings. Thanks for good blog as usual.

  2. Hi Debbie great singalong I sing a long with you what a great family you have got they love you to bits you can see that. Do you have a cd I would love to buy one I bet you have good party’s.
    Laura is so confident and very good looking.
    The singalong takes your mind off what is happening in the world.
    Stay safe and healthy
    Love Mavis.

  3. Hi Debbie.., It must have been wonderful seeing your daughter & granddaughter after all this time! Your Singalongs have been brilliant and it’s great that you’re continuing them weekly now! It’s making a lot of people very happy:)))
    Another busy & fab blog!
    Take Care…Karen xx

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