My top neck gel – July offer!

I’m absolutely thrilled that for the month of July, Gatineau are bringing us a supersize of my absolutely favourite DefiLift Neck and Decollete Gel. This famous serum is what I have been using most since they first brought it to QVC, not long after we started. Must be pushing two decades now! Here’s my video with a little more detail, and don’t forget to get yours here. Not bad for a neck that is 60 next year!

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Took the plunge this week and decided to book myself a little staycation/yoga retreat for a a bit of a break and a great kickstart to a fitness regime for the summer. See below for details, and a super book of the week, one I’ve been waiting for for ages. Plus a really great week ahead on QVC!


Raspberries on the balcony

Absolutely delighted that my raspberry bushes from Thompson & Morgan last year are coming along nicely! I think Richard Jackson’s plant food is helping as well. Absolutely delicious. I have a half a dozen gooseberries as well… 🙂 #WorkInProgress

Lunch with my gang

It’s been ages since I caught up with some of my really good friends who I originally met on Facebook and who helped me with Medical Detection Dog events a few years ago. Since I went to Devon, I haven’t really done as much socialising as I would like with my old friends. So we started with a lunch this week at the Ramblers Rest in Banstead. It was really good to have a catch up and put the world to rights with Sara, Jan and Chrissy.

Book club

Shyama and friends had a good chat with me last weekend at the latest book club, with one of my recent favourites – Breaking and Mending by Joanna Cannon. Almost everybody really liked it, and we had a really good conversation about the work of doctors and nurses – and our experiences – into the bargain. Have you read it? What did you think? I felt very chuffed that it went down so well! If you have a slim book (usually 200 to 300 pages, or up to 5 hours if it’s an audiobook) that you think we should read, let me know. 🙂

Watch – In the Heights, cinema

Had a fabulous trip to the Oxted Everyman Cinema, the one where you can have a meal outside first and then get served more food and drink while you sit in your seats until the film begins. I took my nieces Lara and Izzy and we had a lovely time. Lara was being a teenager ha ha.

Glenn and Boki came too. They loved it! From the writer of hit theatre production, Hamilton – and it’s very similar I think (from the clips I’ve seen of Hamilton) with lots of rapping telling the story, some fabulous characters and a really satisfying ending. It’s not really my cup of tea, the rap music, but after I got over myself, I really enjoyed it. There was enough dialogue in between, and good songs to keep me interested! And yes, I would probably see it again at some stage, so I would say 8.5 out of 10.


This week, to mark the end of June Beauty Month, Will caught up with OPI guest Daisie Smith. Next week, he’s chatting to Tash Walker, co-chair of Switchboard LGBT+ Helpline. You can listen to them all here.


A Sunday morning walk and a question… watch it here.

Book of the week

It’s here, finally! I can’t wait to read it! Dear Mrs Bird author, the talented AJ Pearce, has finally released her follow-up, Yours Cheerfully. Same characters, following on from the last one.

“When the Ministry of Information calls on Britain’s women’s magazines to help recruit desperately needed female workers to the war effort, Emmy is thrilled to be asked to step up and help. But when she and Bunty meet a young woman who shows them the very real challenges that women war workers face, Emmy must tackle a life-changing dilemma between doing her duty, and standing by her friends.”

Delighted to have the hardback as well, it’s a beautiful book. I’ll get her to sign it at some stage for me too. If you read it let me know what you think. 🙂

QVC top deals for the next seven days

Friday (today) – it’s a lovely jewellery day today with many of your favourites. I’m doing fitness though at 9pm and Eilidh will do the rest of the show with Bibi Bijoux. Meanwhile, go here to see and buy what’s left of the latest Lola Rose semi-precious set of two bracelets. And at 9pm and midnight join me for the launch of…

Saturday… the Gymform slim-fold compact and foldable home treadmill at a very affordable price, given it’s an electric one! Here’s my video telling you more about it from when I tried it last week. 🙂

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And I’m also doing the 9pm launch of…

Sunday – …the Wagner W510 universal paint sprayer, if you’ve had your eye on one of these for ages give it a go – lots of gardening through the morning and DIY through the day.

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

Attitudes by Renee two-piece Como jersey solid print dress set
VibroSlim Radial Plus 3D fitness vibration plate
Protect a Bed cooling cotton mattress and pillow protector set
Kim & Co Brazil jersey culottes with pockets
Lock & Lock 16-piece 170ml – 2.1l food storage containers
Silk’n Infinity 400k IPL hair removal device
Revamp Progloss Perfect Blow Dry
Ultrasun three-piece Tinted Glow collection

Go here to see and shop them all

And here are the new Big Deals launching on Sunday 5th at midnight:

Coco Bianco longline linen shirt with belt
Philip Kingsley three-piece Flaky Itchy Scalp Hydrating collection
Ab Sculptor
Neom Home Essentials duo

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

Monday – join me 9pm on Sunday for this TSV lauch! It’s a super Perfect Formula six-piece Gel Coat collection, and hopefully it will still be available at 7pm on Monday for my beauty show. It’s my last shift before using up some more annual leave, including a little break for myself in Somerset.

Tuesday – we have the Shay & Blue four-piece Miniature Fragrance collection.

Wednesday – it’s a Supersoft by Cozee Home four-piece embossed duvet set.

Thursday – Gok Wan is back with WULI:LUU Amore slogan appliqué top, going on sale earlier in the week and very affordable.

Friday – we have got a lovely Ultrasun four-piece Beauty collection including a new hand cream sun protection. This will be interesting 🙂

Friday 9pm – time to think about a new bed and mattress? We have a choice with the Sealy Response Gel 2100 Springs deep pillow top in either just mattress or whole bed options. Going on sale on in the week. I absolutely love my Sealy mattresses, I have bought them for a couple of my beds in Devon and Surrey. I’ve never slept on anything as comfortable as these, and this new one is one of their top of the range. Also on pre-sell is Sunday’s L’Occitane five-piece Shea collection so look out for it.

Next week, I’m off to a five-night Somerset break, a yoga retreat. Regulars will remember I went to a yoga retreat in Amchara in Malta five years ago. Well, it’s by the same people. Really looking forward to getting my body reset and hopefully a bit more healthy going forwards. 🙂 Lots of working out every day. Plus after that, a little trip to Wales to see my lovely Lollipop and her family. Then Devon for a countryside weeding day. I’m off ’til Sunday 18th. Don’t miss me too much! LOL.

Best wishes,


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8 Responses

  1. Hi Debbie

    A very enjoyable blog as always. You asked for a book recommendation and I can heartily recommend Shari Lapena’s ‘The End of Her’…A gripping domestic thriller!!
    Enjoy your time off.

  2. Hi Debbie what is the navy floral maxi dress you are wearing on the Sunday tsv show please love it

  3. Hi Debbie , I am just about to try for the first time the Gatineau Defi lift Neck and Dec gel …arriving today!!

    Just checking that I have the correct information… that this gel is safe to be put right over the bust?

    Have a good day,


  4. Hi Debbie
    Great blog, as usual – so entertaining!

    Have a well deserved break

    Keep safe and well


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