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Debbie Flint

Qvc blog site not working - here is fri 20th blog
20 April 2018

Apologies all, once again the QVC blog platform, WordPress, has played up and the blogs are not posted. They may be, on Monday or Tuesday. I will keep you informed.

For my regulars, this is what the text would have said. Photos to follow. Apologies again, hopefully this will be sorted out at some stage soon :-) my blog will move to Thursdays too. 


Meeting Ingrid’s Three (not so) little pigs! Yes really!

Top pic – me and Ingrid and pigs

First, if you missed last week’s blog due to the glitch in the wordpress platform which made posting it really late, do go back to last week’s blog here (add link pls). I’m hoping it’ll be fine for this week! 

OMG How funny last week when I visited lovely Ingrid Tarrant at her sprawling Surrey pile, complete with menagerie including three rather large pigs!! She has lots of pets and tends to be a bit of a Dr Doolittle so it didn’t surprise me that she was in the middle of having an afternoon tea for some lovely auction winners who bid for the chance to meet the Three Little Pigs! 

Pic of me and the three pigs

George is the smallest and actually lives indoors with Bentley the dog!! Lol. Paprika and Philip live outside in their pen and have a walk every day with Ingrid and the dog! Sometimes the cats come too. It was lovely to see her and to pat the piggies – their fur is wiry apparently like an elephants. I haven’t yet touched an elephant, but maybe one day. Especially if Ingrid adds it to her collection! Lol.

Pic of me and Ingrid again


This weekend’s deals on QVC –

Amazon Fire Saturday

Molton Brown Sunday inc early bird link

Sunday  midnight, join me and Lorna Ko as we launch the new Bernini ‘make it yourself-fountain! It’s Mondays TSV


Sunshine Drenched Daytrip 

Pic of us outside shops in sunshine 

Pals Sara and Christina came down to Devon to stay this week, getting on famously with Jan, our other writer guest from Holland, who was rather bemused at these two dynamos, when they turned out my cupboards in the dining room, tidying it all up in advance of another vintage tea rooms pop up day. I didn’t mind it before, but they insisted on sorting out all the books written by previous guests and ones that needed to go to the village phone-box-library. Do you have one of those where you are? Also we enjoyed a lovely day in Barnstaple, and had a fabulous salad and gluten free this and almond milk that, at the coffee shop right next to a vintage fashion shop in one of the parades. 

Pic of us in pannier market

We also visited the famous pannier market and they got some cheese and fudge – though not in the same bag! So nice to get out in the fresh air and bright sunshine. It finally arrived!



Pic) Baby Cuddles 

Having not seen little Blake as much as I’d like, I got up early after a late finish on Saturday night, to go to daughter Lauren’s to see son Brad and his lovely little baby Blake again. I was delighted that she began cooing at me when I was talking quietly to her and going ‘bo!’ at the end. She’s three months now and getting very knowing!

Pic) Sheepwash Shop Task Force 

Amidst one of my volunteering stints at the village community shop this week, an army of helpers descended to get everything ready for a new floor to be fitted! Talk about team work! It’s so nice being part of that little community, in the purest sense it is by the people for the people and the people all helped to clear the floor space ready for the new one to be laid! After pic next week.

Pic) Gossip Girl 

Thought this would be a funny pic whilst out shopping in Barnstaple too – it’s a fifties style bust which so needs a speech bubble. What is she saying do you think? …

Pic) Coffee at the George 

And their little biccies are shaped like a G for George! How sweet. Actually they were – too sweet for me – I usually leave mine, or pal Alix has it! Lol. I’m managing to drink a lot of water too nowadays – helps the dry-eye syndrome. But I did get that rotten red eye back again this week – don’t know why. Grrr! Hope it’s gone by Sunday when I’m on air again!

Book of the Week

this week it’s book 2 of the series set in Canada, nr Quebec, and the hero is an inspector who talks English with a Cambridge accent. Book two has a murder that drags you into the story straight away and as I write on my Book review blog this week, it’s even more exciting than ‘Still Life’, the first in the series. ‘Dead Cold’ features an obnoxious author who is nasty to her family and gets her comeuppance – still too much head hopping, but good narration and very enjoyable.

Facebook Vlog of the week  had a lovely windy walk in a funny hat this week, on the day that I actually chatted on Radio 4! Go here to watch the ‘vlog’ to find out more. Also to find out what ‘ghosting’, ‘breadcrumbing’ and ‘benching’ mean, as far as dating sites go!

Watch – Grease – 40th Anniversary showings Well one of our family’s favourite films is back on general release again – to celebrate 40 years since it hit our screens. The music was the soundtrack of our youth, and the script is as relevant and funny today as it ever was – enjoy it if you go!

Next Week’s Highlights – 

Monday –**fab Bernini fountain you can put in your own base and decorate

Tuesday – Denis from Ojon  returns with a new haircare brand called Tweak’d, the three-piece collection is TSV. 

Wednesday – Heys 3pc luggage set

Thursday – Julien Macdonald set of 2 crystal flower candleholders

Friday – And on Friday Doris has a new 5pc makeup collection from Doll10

Saturday - GTech’s power cordless vac is back

Sunday - Skechers fab Vinyasa pearl and rhinestone thong sandal

Next week – A weekend photography course in Dartmoor, plus my blog will be out on Thursday from now on instead of Friday – since my shift usually begin on a Thursday. I’m only on air this week Sunday, Monday and Tuesday (24th) though – having some annual leave – let’s hope the weather continues!

Have a lovely week!

Best wishes



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