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Debbie Flint

I'm currently writing this from my hotel room overlooking Protaras beach in sunny Cyprus- according to the thermometer on the hotel wall it's 33 degrees sunny, to be exact! So I thought I'd mention a few things that I've loved about my annual summer holiday this year.

Firstly - when the sun went in! As you'll know from previous blogs, including this one from last June all about my rare genetic 'thing' called EPP, I can't stay in the sun. So when a rare overcast afternoon meant I could go in the see and not worry about the sunshine, I took advantage! (see pic in montage)

Otherwise it was a regular evening swim in the hotel pool, where the sun dipped low enough to provide some shade yet the water was lovely and warm.

We've had some wonderful food, my sis and mum and their partners, and I've relaxed loads. Yoga has been on the menu every morning at ten. As was a smashing massage in the Elemis spa in the nearby Sunshine Pearl hotel. And lots of brain games like doing the daily crossword and Sudoku with mum, and the daily poolside quiz. Also had a good couple of nights out including cocktails with the management and karaoke at the Zodiac up the strip! And I've written a lot - not just catching up on all the social media and emails, including for Retreats for You bookings (latest dates on the post here) but also getting on with my next novel, French or Dutch. I'm well over 62000 words now. Getting there. the room is comfy and the views are fab. It's right on the beach so the sea features in many picturesque shots! 

Have loved being away and being able to get time to do all the things I wanted to do - even did some bodyblade! Trouble is there's never enough time is there! And I fly back to a very busy retreat week in Devon at my place this Monday. It's nearly full! But I'm looking forward to it! Hope you have a nice June too - whatever you do?


Medical Detection Dogs meet Royalty

Puppydog puppydog where have you been- they've been to London to visit the Queen! Well what an amazing achievement to not only be celebrating ten years anniversary but also to be invited to meet the Queen herself and HRH Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall, who has been a patron since 2015. Here's my latest report on it - including link to a video! Very proud of the charity for which I am an ambassador.


Book of the Week - is a super suspense/drama/crime/thriller - Cross Her Heart - by one of my top authors Sarah Pinborough. She had my 2017 Book of the Year 'Behind Her Eyes' and this new one is fab too! Go here to read more on my book of the week blog RiWiSi.

Plus if you're after a little list of top tips for great summer reads, do go to my latest QVC blog here - which also includes a couple of sneaky peeks for the week ahead on QVC - and the Early Bird order link for the new Nails Inc deal is here! Apologies for not emailing my newsletter last week - ran out of time ahead of hols!


Want to get away? How about a little trip down to Devon this summer - we are mainly a writing retreat but that doesn't mean we don't occasionally have non-writers. I have two full weeks booked of non writers, actually, so always worth asking us! Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to enquire about dates, and have a little look here - by the way - we have spaces currently on our yoga week on August 13th if you fancy doing one or two classes each day!

Ok so I'd better get back to writing my book - one day I'll get it finished!

Much love



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First – here’s a fab pic from my hol in Cyprus – it seems these icy cold flannels, distributed by a nice man round the poolside, is a tradition - loooovely! Considering it's about 28 degrees here atm! There are lots more on my Facebook page here, (do ‘like’ it to see the new additions!) and on this week’s QVC blog out Friday 16th here. Loving the sunny weather even though I can’t take the sun for long, it’s nice to have the choice.

Feeling a bit ‘fuge’ tho, as the kids used to say. I know I’m not, but the mirror and bright sunlight are not kind! Even if I can occasionally get the right angle!

Haha! So maybe it’s time to fix it with a dip into Chris James’s new book – more here. Seems a sensible choice, given my body’s dislikes of dairy etc. Book of the Week also includes the short Jack Reacher story from Lee Child. Am enjoying the get away here for writing my own novel too – as soon as I finish these blogs! Lol.

Tickets are Released for my Concert in Devon on September 16th! Talking of updates,Go here to read more about the night, and if you can, come down for the weekend. The Plough in Torrington is lovely, and a proper little arts venue with lots of concerts etc. Then the next day, we’ll be opening Retreats for You, my guest house in Sheepwash, for the Sunday afternoon too, for a vintage tea rooms event, so come down and meet us all!

And Derek’s latest pupdate, is here, along with the latest news about my other sponsor dog from Medical Detection Dogs – Lesley’s is here. Lovely to see them doing so well! If you’d like to name a dog eg after your parents like I did, (hence the Labrador called Derek, fner fner) there’s more info on their site here. So worthwhile, and you get regular newsletters like the ones pictured.

Also this pic went on my Facebook page this week - five step hair treatment! Do you like it? Think it could catch on?! lol. Actually it was a great Hairfix three step clarifying treatment plus elasticizer and a pre wash. Worked tho - came out well after. 

Finally here’s the newest ‘early bird order link’ from QVC this week. I’m putting it here, in the absence of my ability to edit my tab on the website –

Go here to buy the Decleor one tomorrow.

And Go here to buy the Bare Minerals one for today (15th).

Hope you’re enjoying the summer which it seems has finally arrived in the UK – just as I leave – natch! Lol. And if you’re off abroad yourself, have a lovely time!

Much love



Ps if you missed last week’s home page update, which didn’t go out in a newsletter, it’s here, featuring the latest kitchen disaster involving the eggsploding egg! Lol… Shame I didn’t think of that title earlier! Hehe x

Also - ps Fancy a Stay in Devon? Would you like to come down? I’ve got a new date for QVC viewers,  if you are one, and fancy a fab full board stay – you can inspect the new kitchen and decide if Daisy and Gracie have indeed got trimmer! More info here, or just email me This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . It’s 21st August and can include yoga/walking and wholesome food – and wine! £90 pppn if you book soon – do come?



That blog on emotional bullying  is worth reading – click here – it’s now had nearly 5700 views and am very glad it’s helping so many people when they find out they’re not alone.


check out all my paperbacks together! Very proud. More about how to get your copy is here.


Ps my new Till the Fat Lady Slims book is now out on Amazon here, and there’s such an amazing support system on Facebook on theTTFLS group here - do come join us!

for info about my paperbacks and ebooks for sale now, go here 

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