First, see below for the hit blouse I wore this week that so many people asked about!
And I must just quickly rave about my latest purchase in the bedding department. The Silentnight weighted blanket. I know it sounds a bit weird – a blanket with heavy bits in! But watch this, and hopefully you’ll see why it’s so great and still be able to buy it online here!
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I honestly woke up so refreshed and slept soundly. Don’t forget, when we were kids we had blankets, not duvets, and our parents used to come and tuck us in. We were tucked in really tightly, so we felt swaddled. Must have been part of the reason why this feels so good, I’m sure. Well, there is such a thing as a thunder blanket for a dog, isn’t there, and I guess this works along the same lines! The muscles in my body took a sort of deep breath – well, given I have had hardly any hugs over the last three months, as they are now forbidden at work and with family, this is a nice intermediate step!
Blake’s day out
I got the most amazing hugs from my little one in Fulham this week. Had a lovely day with my support bubble, including two-year-old granddaughter Blake. She even cried when I said goodbye! That’s a first 🙂 So we had lots of fun building tents, playing with glitter and doing puzzles. Including this one with cushions from the outdoor chairs – which promptly collapsed! She thought it was hilarious.
Such a lovely day. She is getting so clever now as well. She’s come on leaps and bounds in the last three months since all this craziness began.
Phoebe’s fairy door
Now I can’t wait to see the other one! My lovely little ginger haired Phoebe, aged 20 months, who loves her Amazon Fire Kids tablet, I showed in a photo with Lee Hohbein the other day!
They live on the other side of Wales, so we are awaiting news on allowing people there so I can arrange to go and see them. They have been having lots of fun on the farm however, including creating a little fairy door for a tree trunk with a tiny little bell attached to it.
I said Nick could make a business selling those, I’m sure lots of people would love it! It never opens because the fairy doesn’t come out when people are around – of course! Lovely memories for her for the future, I’m sure. I remember fondly, even now, my mum telling me stories about Tinkerbell the fairy at the bottom of the garden, when I was about three!
Where are ewe?
During my visit to Devon last week I saw this – the residents of Belstone usually know they should keep the gates locked! But mummy sheep seems to be enjoying herself munching away inside somebody’s yard, while her baby lamb waited outside!
Debbie does dinner
This was a lovely one. Featuring some giant, meaty, portobello mushrooms, which were cooked with a delicious sauce, plus grated carrot with lime juice and cashews! Loved it. I may scale back a bit though on the recipe boxes for the weeks to come, to have a little break from doing supper fresh every night!
Hehe, I got a laugh out of the studio crew last week when I wore this lovely jumpsuit from Kim & Co, except I managed to get two legs down one hole! Well, I guess you could wear it as a dress, there is so much fabric. Seriously, very comfortable and sold really well in the show 🙂 but, well, you have to have a laugh, don’t you? :-). Go here to see Kim’s whole jumpsuit range.
Book of the week
One of my favourite authors, Cathy Bramley, has got a free short story out this week. I will be adding it to my Kindle and asking Alexa to read it to me! Rescue Me is a super short read – just 41 pages long. “When your heart is broken, feeling safe means everything. It’s not a time for risks. But life has a surprise in store for Fearne – a hairy, scruffy, messy one. Soon Fearne finds herself saving the day, and getting rescued right back…”
Had a lot of compliments and requests for the item number of this blouse this week, one of the most popular by far! (See top picture) It’s a lovely snake print button through blouse from Together. I don’t often wear shirts, so this made a change. I’m in a 14, but if you need extra wiggle room go up a size because it’s not very stretchy. Lovely neckline, great fit, with the usual Together flair and darts ! Grab it here while it’s still in stock.
Watch– Singalongadebbie reaches night 90
Yes, on the 23rd June, it’s night 90! So I thought I would just mention that you can catch up on all the old ones if you haven’t seen them yet, as we head towards over 650 songs now! It included a nice Barry Manilow night this week and also this one, which was Doris Day night. I’ve said it before, but I think I must’ve been around in the 40s as I love this sort of music and it really suits my voice, well most of it, ha ha.
Podcast – this week it’s all about Marc Elrick from Tan-Luxe, and on Monday the one and only Davina McCall will be on Will’s podcast, tune in here to listen to his 40th one!
Next seven days on QVC
Friday – Go here to see and buy the Tili Beauty six-piece Skincare Celebration collection if there’s any left!
Saturday – lovely Ruth Langsford’s Today’s Special Value dress is already online, go here to see and buy it now in advance of tonight’s launch. (Friday 26th)
Sunday – What a lovely way to make your balcony, backyard, or garden look gorgeous, the Luxform Dickens 70 lumen (that’s bright) solar lamp post with planter base included, and my goodness what an amazing price! Looking forward to bringing you this one!
And also on Sunday night at 9pm I will be launching the new bedspread, see below.
Big Deals old and new
Also the Big Deals end every Sunday night, here are the current ones…
This Works AM and PM two-piece Skin Boosting collection
JPE Fit-Over Catty sungalsses
Ultrasun three-piece Tinted Glow collection
Le Creuset Toughened Non-Stick 24cm & 30cm shallow frying pan set
Go here to see and shop them all
And here are the new big deals launching on Sunday 21st at midnight and lasting only one week:
Ultrasun three-piece Tinted Glow collection
Silk’n USB rechargable Pedi Vacuum Callous Remover
Powerbeats3 wireless in-ear sport headphones with microphone and remote
Monday – continuing with the TSV sneaky peaks now, and during a wonderful summer sale event, Cozee Home bring us the Sophia Rose bedspread in different sizes.
Lots of sale items through the day Monday and also on Tuesday – check on the TV guide for your favourite shows to snap up some bargains.
Tuesday – on day two of the summer sale event, look out for the Denim & Co. jersey A-lined sleeveless printed dress. I’ve asked for a sand one with green print, and I’m looking forward to wearing it! I also have a smaller window sale and Nina Leonard fashions at 9pm and 10pm.
The new TSV for Wednesday also features in my 9pm, as I launch the Decleor four-piece Summer Glow skincare collection. Focusing on smoothing, glowing, and anti-fatigue. Contains citrus essential oils including mandarin and grapefruit so, helps to provide plumpness and hydration for the skin. Amazing value.
Thursday – The Kim & Co linen-look double layered tunic – nice!
Friday – oh my goodness, yes, the LAB girls are back , this time with a Fat-Freezing EMS belt. Yes, you heard it right, fat-freezing! Looking forward to finding out more about this one! Specially for that lockdown tummy 🙂
Friday 9pm – join me if you can for today’s top tech, including the launch of the latest Garmin smart watch: the Vivo Active 4S with GPS and Wi-Fi. What a multi-tasker!
Next week – big news about Devon. And if you can’t wait that long, check out all of my social media, where you will see the updates regularly.
Hi Debbie, thank you for your blog. That’s a lovely blouse you are wearing. Looks great on as well. I am so looking forward to all the new stuff on qvc and treating myself I have done a lot of that lately. I feel like a new person. Have a great weekend. Antoinette x
I’m so glad you can finally have a hug after 3 months. We all know that feeling! Great idea saving Blake for your support bubble. Hope you get to see the welsh lot soon. You’ve done well seeing your mum and sister too and getting back to Devon. I feel another move coming on?!
Good to see weighted blanket from silent night. In a commercial sense. In the special needs world weighted blankets have been used for a long time to help regulate children and adults with autism. So there’s our comfort factor!
Oh and debs I saw you’d written about shoddy journalism from bbc but honestly I think they report so well. And itv. I just cannot stand pierce Morgan and susanna Reid. Both attention seekers and both constantly sniping. Far too easy to snipe. I’d like to see anyone fix this worldly disaster straight after Brexit nightmare!
Have a nice weekend!x
What a lovely blog this week!
I’m so thrilled you got to spend time with Blake. What gorgeous pix of Phoebe too. I hope you can see her soon.
Yes, Nick is a creative crafter and the fairy door business would suit his talents well (I love his cakes too)!
Lots of goodies on Q this week! Thanks for the heads up. So tempted to try that weighted blanket! I’m suffering with the absence of hugs too, but did hug my daughter in our bubble the other day. Oh the joy and relief! But she’s gone back now.
It’s been great to listen to and see the #singalongaDebbie! Ninety! Well done – it’s been great fun and a pleasure.
Jill x x x
Fantastic blog Debbie yes I love the top too. Love the sing along haven’t missed one yet!! Sometimes it has to be catch up due to life’s businesses!! Love a good sing song. Thanks for taking the time out of your busy day to entertain us. Much appreciated xx
Hi Debbie, did the weighted blanket make you hot & do you put it over your quilt? 😘😘😘
Informative blog as always Debbie. Love your enthusiasm for everything. I live in North Wales and things are getting better lockdown wise so not long before you can visit now.
Hi Debbie.., Another very interesting blog, love reading them! It’s been pretty tough not seeing our people in these strange times but hopefully we’re all getting there! Blake & Phoebe are just gorgeous.
Think you deserve a Medal for your wonderful Singalongs – incredible that you’re approaching 90! You certainly make me SMILE when I singalong with YOU!!! Thank YOU!
Take Care…Karen xx
Hi Debbie have you any idea when Anna Griffin will be back so I can put it in my diary. I just don’t
Want to miss out thank you 😊
Debbie you had a Snake skin patten dress when you were on tv on Monday do they sell it on QVC
Hi Debbie, love your blogs (you’re my favourite), can I ask where you got your bee necklace from, is a QVC item and if so whose is it. Many Thanks