Out with Mum, Sis ‘n’ me, plus sneaky peeks galore!

Lots of links to upcoming deals in this blog, including the incredible Elemis bargain this Sunday (14th!)

But first, had a lovely weekend when I came back from my conference last Saturday and the rest of the retreat in Devon, and met up with my siblings and mum for her birthday. I loved this shot as we all look so colourful! We went to a lovely restaurant in Godstone and they did the most amazing Sunday roast, but I was hungry, I must admit. We had a really good catch-up, my three brothers, my sister and my lovely mum. We took a picture of my dad as we always do, as he is the missing one from the line up, having left us when he was 52, around 29 years ago on 7th. Also spent some time this week scanning in some pictures for Mum so she can make a couple of copies and canvases. (See below) Nice times. Happy belated birthday Mummy!


Brunch with baby Kaleb and Kari

Went on my first shopping expedition with gorgeous little grandson Kaleb, now 10 weeks, and daughter-in-law, to buy her a present for her birthday (happy birthday for Sunday, Kari!). We had a lovely stroll up Kings Road in the drizzle, and nipped inside department stores to buy children’s clothes and a few presents. Really, really had a nice time. Stopped to have a very healthy lunch as well. One of the highlights was going on a bus there and back from their home in Fulham! And a lady called Brenda from Purley stopped to say hello in the Lego department! How nice!

Conference and conundrums

It’s been a heck of a week as you can imagine (my MP is Geoffrey Cox). But prior to that, on Saturday, we had a great get-together with some of the girls in the South West at the CWO Conference 2020 and had some really interesting conversations, including about some harrowing topics from the Police and Crime Commissioner – yes, my good friend Alison Hernandez – and lots of lovely catch ups with some wonderful like-minded people. I also stayed in a little bed and breakfast nearby and really enjoyed my first full English for absolutely ages! Had worked really hard at the retreat all week so it was nice to have a little treat. I was very pleased to get back to my own bed on Saturday night though!

Flashback Friday

Here is my late dad, and all of us when we were kids in the 70s. Check out those 70s PippaDee fashions! We had such great times as kids. 🙂

Watch – Parallel, a film, Amazon Prime

Never a better time to buy one of our Amazon Echo Show devices because you can watch Amazon Prime on it! (Amongst other places). Lots of lovely films there, and one called Parallel caught my eye, so I watched it the other day.  A group of twenty-somethings trying to break into the technology world find an enchanted mirror in an attic, which takes them through to a version of their life running parallel but with slight differences, and they intermingle the two with terrifying consequences! A bit of a horror film in the end, but quite amusing.

I also went to see a brilliant film at the cinema. Last Night in Soho – as mentioned previously, and it was amazing. Anya, the star of Queens Gambit and Emma, excelled once more. And a supernatural timeslip dreamworld takes our heroine between the 60s and now – she is a young fashion student, in a world of sleaze and corruption, glamour and fashion, with a surprising ending. Loved this one, too – eight out of ten. Next, look out for The French Dispatch, if I get to see it before it ends on the big screen!

P.S. never bother to watch Cloud Atlas, the movie, though. It had such promise including several big names but such a weird, disparate, clunky, inconsequential film, and some terrible prosthetics as the main actors play multiple characters interconnecting (or not) across many time zones. Five out of 10.


Had such fun with the Skechers launch, this week, when Clare the guest and I imitated art… kind of…!

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Had a lot of compliments on my hair up-do this week! If you missed it, the scrunchy hair set from Easilocks, just watch the vlog that I did just before the show, posted here on my social media! Follow me for regular updates like this! Links below.

Book – The Judges List by John Grisham

Oh my goodness, I have loved this book. Took a little while to warm up but once it got going it was incredible. Definitely needs to be a film! Grisham at his best, back on fine form. Highly recommended. Heroine spends 20 years stalking a serial killer who is also a renowned judge… Twists and turns and some nail-biting moments. Loved it!


This week Will caught up with Emu’s Sarah Booker. Next week, he chats to Beekman 1802’s Chief Milk Maiden, Alison Wagoner. And Will did an extra one last week especially for the brand-new Elemis TSV for Sunday (14th), go here to find out more. And I’m so excited that Keeley will be in the actual building on Sunday as well for the first time in ages! Yay! You can listen to all the podcasts here.

QVC top deals for the next seven days

Friday (today) – go here to see and buy what’s left of my fab friend Alison Cork’s TSV deal, the set of three pre-lit glitter rope strands, 2m long!

Saturday – a super new HiSense QLED TV- 50” in size! Right now you have 60 days to use it, which means until about the middle of January!

Sunday – it’s heeeeere!!! And online here now, the annual blockbuster from Elemis – the spectacular eight-piece Pro-Collagen Face & Body collection and if you buy a second one, it’s £4 less! And possibly half price postage too, if ordered in the same order, so get in touch now! And see above for a way of finding out more #podcast

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

Tili metallic make-up organiser large vanity case
Tili ceramic diffuser with lights and timer mode
Earth Spirit Origins suede slipper
Ahuhu Keraitn Rebuild three-piece SS collection
Centigrade longline faux fur coat
Helene Berman hooded faux fur coat with zip. Loved this Helene Berman Big Deal!! A lovely furry coat and such high quality. Grab it quickly before it’s over!
Santa’s Best indoor/outdoor rainbow digital RGB spiral tree with remote

Go here to see and shop them all

And here are the new Big Deals launching on Sunday 14th at midnight:

JM Fashion by Julien Macdonald sparkle knit jumper with stud details
Prai Ageless Throat & Decolletage velvet gifting collection
K by Kelly Hoppen ripple waved mirror
SFIXX set of two USB rechargeable LED magnifying glasses

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

Monday – a super sparkly tunic jumper from Dannii – already online, go here to find out more.

Tuesday – also available now online, go here to see a very trendy Amanda Holden neon sign from her Bundleberry range!

WednesdayDoll 10 return with a five-piece The Smooth Skin Solution and tin. I love Doris‘s range, and I can’t wait to find out more about this

ThursdayLiz Earle bring us the four-piece botanical Scents of Winter collection, and if it involves a perfume, it will be an amazing deal.

FridayWynneLayers luxe quilted reversible jacket hits the airwaves! And watch out at 9pm for another superb offering if you love hot drinks…

Friday 9pm – here is Marissa from Hotel Chocolat, after their superb outing last week for the massive bumper bundle of chocolates, they are bringing us a trendy coffee pod machine – with 20 coffee capsules and an eco-press to help recycle. Goes on sale earlier in the week. As does the L’Occitane Full of Festivities seven-piece collection with a beautiful stocking – wow!!

Next week, more fun with my grandbabies as I go to babysit on my own for the first time with Brad’s two while he takes his wife out for a lunchtime brunch.

Have a great week,


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4 Responses

  1. My favourite blog of the week, Debs – love your family stories and sneaky peeks. Danni Minogue jumper is very tempting, you can never have too much sparkle in your life! I also remember Pippa Dee fashion, all that bri-nylon and static electricity. Happy memories. xx

  2. Hi Debbie, I really look forward to reading your reviews every Friday. I love the heads up on upcoming offers and to hear about your very busy but interesting life. Hope you enjoy your time with your grand babies.

  3. Hi Debbie, your Mum looks so young! A lovely picture of you all. That’s a lovely one with your Dad too, you are the image of him. I had a Pippa Dee dressing gown too, it was pink and white, what a blast from the past, circa 1974! Xx

  4. My mum and me just love qvc ,love to watch you ,don’t watch the soaps anymore lol 😆 you are so good fun lots of love anne and Grace

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