Me and Ken, Devon birthdays and sneak peeks

Had a super Plants2gardens show last weekend, and since I love my gardening so much I thought I would feature it this week instead of making it a short section lower down. Firstly, I must say how impressed I was with some of the offerings. There are quite a few on good reductions at the moment, do go and have a look here on our website. I liked the look of the vinca, which is a good ground cover, and also their herb collection with tri-planter. Loads of other offers too, though, so do go and have a look.

When I got down to Devon at the start of the week for another retreat, my lawn looked immaculate, but Chris, my mate who helps me, is not so hot on the weeding. So I had a really lovely time pulling up the weeds amongst other things. I would just spend hours and hours in the garden if I had the chance. But I mustn’t plan anything else new in Devon just in case I end up selling.

While I was there I did a little Vlog – See below –  and also check out my social media for what else I have been doing in the gardens! I’ve just ordered Plants2gardens tulip gudoshnik Bulbs, 20 of them that will arrive in September. I’ll probably put them in the flower beds on the bend in the flats in Surrey. Although the soil is rubbish hopefully they will last years, and they look gorgeous!

Snippets

Happy BD Sheila & Sheena!

Whilst in Devon I met up with my lovely friends, it was Sheila from Holsworthy‘s birthday on Tuesday (you can always spot the QVC products that she wears!). And my lovely mate Sheena, sitting next to me in the black, has her birthday this Saturday! We had a good old chinwag including about the old days and some unusual aspects of our first jobs. Shirley also came, and she told us she used to be a telephone exchange operator in the 1950s. Actually connecting those cables! Sometimes she was tempted to listen in… I said when I was a student I worked in an accountants as a clerk. I used to add things up with an adding machine which produced till roll showing your calculations, so you could check them against what you had written by hand on green analysis paper! Long before computers! We had a right old laugh. I love connecting with my Devon friends when I’m down there. I’ll have a big gap in the summer though when I go to Somerset although I will be able to take day trips at least once or twice during the month that I’m away! That’ll do.

Jen n Me

I found someone who has never been to IKEA! My lovely friend Jennie, the yoga lady down in Devon, came with me when I went to replenish a few supplies for the retreat, and also to have a day trip with my lovely friend.

She was overjoyed and walked around like a little kid. I said I’ve been going to IKEA for so long, when we first used to go Bradley was a little boy and used to go in the ball pool and he is now 35!  We had a lovely catch up, a lunch, and got a few bargains in the process. My ideal day, ha ha! A lovely lady called Dee from Sidmouth also came up and said hello while we were queuing in the restaurant, always nice to say hello to people when we are out and about!

New Gatineau launch

Really loving essences at the moment, kind of like an extra hydrating stage that you can put on before moisturiser, or during the day. And Gatineau bring us their new one this Sunday in the new Age Benefit Today’s Special Value (see below for more details). Launching EXCLUSIVELY, Collagene Expert Hydra Essence! It’s a collagen boosting essence for instant and long lasting hydration, to plump and balance – such a fabulous product for those with dry skin.

Watch

‘Grace’, series 2. John Simm has been a favourite of mine since ‘Life On Mars’ (one of my most favourite series of all time, concerning a supposedly time-travelling copper who goes back to the 1970s!) and the follow-up ‘Ashes to Ashes’ was equally as good but in a different way. Watch those if you can! Well he has been cast as one of Peter James’s heroes, Detective Grace. This is series 2. It’s very good, although signs of it being a bit worthy do crop up, a bit PC if you know what I mean – in more ways than one, ha ha. He is off solving murders but not solving his troubled private life. Always convincing and a great great actor, well worth a watch.

Blooper/Funny

Considering I just had a week surrounded by bookish people, I thought I’d mention a joke I saw. I can’t show you the cartoon but imagine a great big T-Rex type dinosaur, chasing after cavemen. The dinosaur says, “your ineptness is disadvantageous. I propound you all to vamoose with great importunity.”

Lead caveman says, “it’s okay, guys, it’s only a thesaurus…” LOL! There you go, bringing the book world and my current novel recommendation about the archaeologist, both together. This isn’t just thrown together you know, ha ha. 🙂

Podcast

This week, Will’s been celebrating Pride Month with Craig Rowe and Michael Perry and finding out about their experiences and what Pride means to them. Next week he’ll be catching up with beauty expert Alison Young to find out more about what’s coming up in QVC’s June Beauty month. You can listen to all the Inside Q podcasts here.

Vlog

Took a little evening stroll around the village, such beautiful sunsets when the sun has been out all day, and so peaceful except when cars come by! Watch it here on my Facebook, and check out a couple of posts later where you will see the weekly #Thursdaybantz chat, which I do live every Thursday night! Follow my social media below to find out more.

Book of the Week

‘The Crossing Places’ by Elly Griffiths. I have found a new crush! The series about a character who is an archaeologist! Perfect for me! She even has a cat called Flint. Ruth Galloway lectures at North Norfolk University and lives on the salt marsh, intrinsically connected with Iron Age Britain. Bones are always being found but are they ancient or modern! When a child s bones are found on a desolate beach nearby, Detective Chief Inspector Harry Nelson calls Galloway for help.

I have loved this book particularly because it took some surprising turns that are definitely not run-of-the-mill, meaning I didn’t predict them. I love it when that happens! Now I’m going to get the next one, there are several in the series and I’m delighted!

QVC top deals for the next seven days

Friday (today) – go here to see and buy what’s left of The Bell & Howell 300 lumens bionic floodlight with remote control. Looks really good. I will be on the lookout, as it may mean no wiring!! Great price as well.

SaturdayShark are back with a corded stick vacuum cleaner with anti hair wrap and flexology this time and six Easy Pay payments.

Sunday – A fabulous today’s special value from Gatineau – the Age Benefit Regenerating Collection including something new from Collagene Expert – looks very interesting! And, by the way, I am back from my week away, first hour is the 11pm with Gary Cockerel’s make-up! I’ve not been on with him before so I’m looking forward to it. And my midnight features a very interesting beauty device, see below.

Big deals are available on air for usually a week, they may be longer online if stocks last. New ones every Sunday night!

Dannii Minogue Pull On Coloured Twill Jean Regular and Petite
Skechers Pop Ups Slide Sandal
L’Occitane 4 Piece Mint Verbena Fragrance Collection
Ecoegg 1152 Washes with Egg Stand 2 Detox Tablets & Stain Remover
Denim & Co. Tie Dye French Terry Long Sleeve Top
Hairfix 2 Piece Follicle Max Advance Volume Collection
Aimee Kestenberg All or Nothing Multi Compartment Crossbody Bag
Cook’s Essentials 12 Piece Terracotta Swirl Melamine Dinnerware Set
Bosch Series 2 700W Stand Mixer

Go here to see and shop them all

And here are the new Big Deals launching on Sunday 12th at midnight:

Monsoon Pure Linen Longline Rosewood Top
Ultrasun 3 Piece SPF 50 Collection
Cook’s Essentials 12 Piece Terracotta Swirl Melamine Dinnerware Set
Denim & Co Printed Slub Sweater

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

Monday – if you have missed the technology behind micro needling, then Oliviere Wilson has a super new one for you, to refine, rejuvenate and renew your skin in a very unusual way. It’s all the rage – go and Google it in the meantime. Looking forward to bringing you this one at midnight on Sunday. Through Monday whilst stocks last. Also Monday night I have a Mally Beauty at 10pm and Diamonds at 11pm: join me!

Tuesday – the Innovators Hanoi swivel cocoon chair is here, just in time for summer!

Wednesday – Going on sale earlier in the week, it’s the Perricone five-piece summer collection. I’m on QVC Style that day and will also be doing a ‘Meet Debbie Flint’ QVC online Q&A special – a bit like my #Thursdaybantz, but all QVC customers! Look out on my social media for details of how to join.

Thursday – some lovely jersey Harem trousers from Kim & Co.

Whilst I was away one of the ladies in my writing retreat group, said to me that she absolutely loves Kim & Co, and her sister swears by it! Quite unusual to have one of the guests know all about QVC, so we had a right old chat. It was nice to talk to Carol.

Friday – if you love Julien Macdonald lotus flowers, watch out for this set of two tall candleholders featuring his famous icon! Bound to be popular. And also at 9pm I will be launching…

Friday 9pm – …the latest Sealy mattress. It’s the response gel and memory sense deep pillow top mattress and goes on sale earlier in the week, look out for it! When I go down to Devon my main mattress on the bed where I sleep when no guests are here, is a top-of-the-range Sealy and I never cease to be amazed how different it feels: even better than the Sealy I sleep on in Surrey. Very interested to find out more about this new one. More next week.

Next week – A raucous hen weekend for my niece Chloe, with a combat and assault course theme… Oh goody! Especially because it looks like it will be pouring down with rain on the Saturday when we are all supposed to be doing most of the events! It will be fun though, going with mum, sister, daughter and sister-in-laws and nieces. Fun!

Best wishes,

Debs

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3 Responses

  1. Debbie—snap, I discovered Elly Griffiths a couple of months ago, and have binged on this series of books. I’m getting worried as I’ve only one more to read, then what!!!!

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