Down in the dumpster… and sneaky peeks!

Ha ha, with so many boxes on-the-go, I had no choice but to get up in the recycling dumpster and make some room! 🙂 My mum thought it was hilarious! I’m settling in really well into the new home, with help from a couple other family members who have some very interesting names, see below.

Also, see below for news of a super Christmas shopping weekend, a fashion day, and a food fest! And I still had time this week for a trip back to pick up some more bits and pieces from my home in Devon…

Devon visit

I went to Devon to pick up a few more bits. While I was there I socialised… a lot! Making up for lost time. I have missed my friends. Linda Trace, my neighbour, came round for a catch up and a cuppa first…

Then, I went to meet my lovely friend Sheila in Holsworthy, and we put the world to rights over a quiche salad and a decaf in ‘filter through’.

I visited Jennie for a quick yoga session in her very large studio, followed by a wonderful heart-to-heart, and Gerald the spaniel got in on the act.

He made the same noises he used to make when I turned up with Daisy. He did look around for her too, bless him. It was lovely to have a wonderful stretch with Jennie. I have missed it for sure.

But the funniest thing of all was when I was supposed to meet my friend Sheena, who suggested we have dinner as I would be arriving late. “Let me pick up some food for us,” she said, then after a couple of Siri-texts telling her about my arrival time, I walked in the door at her house, and her hubby Alan looked at me strangely and said… “What are you doing here, she’s at yours?!”


I think I must’ve looked like a rabbit in the headlights because it took me a full five minutes to work out what had gone wrong. I duly tootled home and there she was sitting in the car park waiting, along with a bag of food ready to put in the oven! Looking back over the messages,  neither of us had actually said where we would meet, I’d assumed hers and she’d assumed mine! 🙂 Anyway, a good time was had by all. 🙂


Three Daves

Funniest thing, my brother David wasn’t there, otherwise it would’ve been four, but three Daves were helping me out. Everybody needs a Dave! Mum’s partner David (on the right), Linda’s partner Dave (up the ladder) and my uncle David in the background all appeared at the same time to help me. Very grateful for their help, but calling for who needed tea was a bit confusing.

New table first lunch

What a lovely sight to see! At my fabulous new table, and a delicious lunch taking me through and giving me sustenance for all those long days full of packing!


Caitlin came round (okay, I forgot to get a picture!) and we watched the start of ‘Outlander’ again. It’s years since I saw the very first episode, and it’s every bit as good. I have to say, I think the first season is one of the most amazing ones. Do catch it if you can.

I was also enjoying a few more episodes of ‘This is Us’. I finally got to discover what happened to the dad. Full box of tissues, that one, I can tell you!


Yes, it’s here, it’s me! It came out on Monday and here it is again in all its glory! Go here to listen to the story of how I got to be at QVC and what happened at my audition, among other things. Will calls it candid and inspiring. See what you think. 🙂


Not really a vlog, but it’s a fabulous funny. This was my uncle David (that one) shaking up the can of teak decking oil, well it made me laugh! Go to my blog though and see the rest of the videos for the week including Thursday night’s #ThursdayBantz… Is it from the car park at IKEA in Exeter? Or is it once I got home very late at night!


Tying in with the podcast this week. I’ve mentioned Jackie’s books and Julia’s books, well if you want to find out what really happened in my life, it’s incorporated into the autobiographical “Till the Fat Lady Slims” books. Give it a whirl! The girls on the Facebook group thought the podcast was funny! As I’ve mentioned previously, now I’m back fending for myself again, I’m finding it much easier to say no to things. Although I did have a bit of cake this week down in Devon, all my friend Jayne’s fault. Jayne and Chris – who look after my gardening et cetera – were another couple I went to see in their lovely new home and gosh she bakes well! Good job I’m not there all the time 🙂

QVC top deals for the next seven days

Friday (today) – it’s a big With You for Christmas weekend! Some brilliant deals. Go here to see and buy what’s left of the trio of Securebrite pop-up LED lanterns with magnetic bases and spotlights. I bought some of these earlier in the year and I’m looking forward to giving them to the babies, among other things. 🙂

Saturday – it’s the Santa’s Best pre-lit deluxe spruce Christmas tree, it looks like a belter!

Sunday – and Molton Brown bring us an 11-piece Ultimate Luxury collection, already on presale, go buy it here. I will definitely be buying some of these for presents for people for Christmas.

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

Tili metallic make-up organiser large vanity
Kochblume set of four Extra Thick microfibre cloths
TP Link set of three Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Plug Slim KP105
Women with Control soft flare trouser in Regular and Petite
Sunny Valley Apple Cider Vinegar Cleaning trio
BeautyBio Retinol R45 Anti-Ageing System with moisturiser
Kipling Lyrem extra-large holdall
Gatineau Melatogenine four-piece Smoothing Radiance collection

Go here to see and shop them all

And here are the new Big Deals launching on Sunday 4th at midnight and lasting only one week:

Emu Explorer Yancoal water-resistant boots
Bobbi Brown Complexion Essentials three-piece collection
Le Creuset two-piece 26cm cast iron multi-functional pan set
Periea set of two round storage boxes

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

Monday – it’s fashion day and it’s the turn of the designer handbag range, Radley. They bring us the Hayward Place triple compartment flap-over shoulder bag. And look out for Helene Berman back at 11 pm with her superb outerwear… and Charlie!

TuesdayDenim & Co. bring us a pretty velveteen jacket.

WednesdayPercy & Reed are back with a seven-piece Gift of Great Hair collection and bag.

ThursdaySFIXX return with a set of 20 reusable magic hooks! I will definitely be getting some of these for the wardrobes in the new flat.

Friday – A food-fest bonanza day, and we bring you the Lambertz 108 piece traditional German gingerbread tins in a set of two. Yum!

Friday 9pm – a wonderful, wonderful idea. Rush Charge are back, this time it’s the 4000mAh (powerful!) multi-plug charger that does Apple and Android, and just stays in the bottom of your phone. It’s really small and light. I’ve been super impressed with it. Look out for my mentions of it through the week. 🙂 One of the best multipurpose gifts. Stock up while it is a TSV!

Next week – oh my goodness, Lauren is down with my beautiful granddaughter Phoebe, as we celebrate her second birthday. I will see what pictures I’m allowed to show you :-). I’m off for most of the next week or so, I’m just in on Friday 1st, then I’m not back till Sunday the 11th! Yay. Lots of time to be in my flat and possibly another return trip to Devon to get more stuff. Well, I do have lots of stuff 🙂

Best wishes,


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4 Responses

  1. Hi Debs

    The podcast was great, You have had some different jobs over the year but you always come back to you first love Shopping channels.

    Will be in touch when i have anymore details of getting these shirts for MDD.

    John xx

  2. Hi Debbie,
    All sounds great with your new flat. It looks lovely from what you’ve posted. You’re so very lucky that you got to move before more restrictions and also that you have so many family members to help you. Very lucky you can still meet people indoors too. Keep safe.
    As we’ve all heard Trump has covid. I cannot say I’m surprised or have much sympathy as he has not at all taken it seriously or set an example and really is a very disrespectful and rude man all in all.
    Be safe x

  3. Hi debs hope you are well aim now back at work after dizzy spells it was vertigo.Hope your fsmily are well

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