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What an amazing afternoon. Medical Detection Dogs on stand 94, hall 3, drew in crowds interested in these amazing dogs and how they help people. Diabetic Alice was there with little brown and white spaniel Clive, as were cancer detection dog Teezel as well as my pal Jill Dowding Walker and her assistance dog Nesta.



The top cheque was from dog insurance company Agria (great deals here) thanks to lovely Lorraine and co! And MDD also received another big donation from one of their regular contributors, the Golden Retrievers Society. 

They stole the show! See top pic for the way they all laid down to be in the shot. Then they all waited patiently ready to perform in the arena, showing how well they walk to heel.

go here to see the video of some of the performance. Super control.

Plus the stand itself got lots of visitors - if you are due to go there, on the final day, Sunday (13th March) make sure you enter the competitions to win something cuddly in the tombola, or a few days holiday at a super dog-friendly woodfarmsbarn in Suffolk or a wonderful little collectable mohair Bones Charlie Bear dog donated by the lovely Charlie and Will Morris who visited recently (see other blog in archives.) He costs £90 and you can buy your own collectable Bones here direct from Charlie Bears. 

Plus Dr Claire Guest got to be interviewed and feature on the televised coverage on Crufts 2016 on channel 4 Saturday night. Pic below is of the crew in action.

Go here to see Dr Claire on the telly on Crufts 2016 



And a final look around from me - click here.

If you'd like to contribute, you can either donate by texting an amount to MDDC14 or go here to help fund a £5000 training cost for a new cancer detection dog.

Lovely day and I hope next year to go for longer!

other news - 

- diabetes alert dogs boost quality of life - official - go here to read it on diabetes times online mag.





To find out what MDD do, watch this and for the main website go here.


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Bears Meet MDD Dogs Lovely pals and ‘ambassadets’ Charlie and Will from Charlie Bears visited my charity this week – here they are with a selection of the pooches. They were overwhelmed with emotion seeing what these clever dogs can do, in early cancer detection studies and also by helping owners with serious diseases like diabetes type 1. Will and Charlie said –

that link for more about Will and Charlie’s little Bones dog here – hope it comes to QVC! 

If you’d like to donate you can help out with a contribution to another cancer detection dog here



Trip to Milton Keynes HQ for Medical Detection Dogs

Biggest news this week was that I got to meet up with the lovely little MDD trainee assistance alert dog, Derek. I love this little pooch soooo much. Yes, ok I’m a bit broody when it comes to puppies. And hasn’t he grown since our New Year Back to You shows when I saw him last – he’s now 20 weeks old and doing really well. Click the link to my blog for a video chat with his trainer to find out what he beat 7 other dogs at.

So my little sponsored dog is doing very well - here he is in the fabulous video that was created by my lovely mate Mark at our monthly trip to the MDD HQ end of Feb. It tells you more about the charity itself too! click here

Doggy Pup-date 2 I’m so excited to be seeing Derek the Medical Detection Dogs Trainee whom I named, after raising funds for the charity for which I’m an ambassador. He will be at my next visit to the MDD HQ near Milton Keynes and I’m going again on Tuesday with a few more VIPs. More next week. For now, here’s his Oxford TV debut – what a lovely look at the little lad and how he’s progressing! I feel like a proud auntie! Lol.

And don't forget Derek will be with me at Crufts on Friday next week - 11th March in the afternoon! Plus put 10th April in your diary for the Dogs Day Out if you are near Swanbourne in Bucks - more here

exciting news

So it seems the other puppy I'm able to name, will be arriving at the end of March! It may be a little girl. question is, what should I name her?! Let me have your suggestions on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.... I may do a raffle/competition to let someone else choose, and raise some more funds - what do you think?

more soon!




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Received this update about my little trainee Medical Detection Dogs alert pup whom I named Derek, having raised enough funding last summer!

how sweet is he! And how lovely to get this update on his progress! He's 'socialising' for many more months, then will go meet his potential new owner.



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He's here! Do you remember me telling you about my charity letting me name a little trainee detector dog after we raised enough funds back in August at my Table Top sale? Well this week Little 'Derek' the labrador pup arrived and was duly named, after my late dad. How cute is he! There's a three year waiting list though, and it breaks my heart that we can't help more people, sooner. Would you help?

How? Well, the fabulous news is out! And you should see what's on offer in the super Xmas Mega Draw in aid of my amazing charity Medical Detection Dogs. From £300 luggage from Kipling through beauty bundles from hair care to skin care to watches from DKNY and Guess plus a printer, a fab DAB radio and more. All the money goes to the charity and I hope we can help buy them more puppies, and more freezers for their prostate cancer detection trial samples. It's a crucial time and every penny counts.

Just find out more about it all on the event page where more prizes will go up over the next two weeks until the draw on 14th December - FBk  event page is here with the pics of the prizes. And here's my own website charity page where I put new info about MDD. Going there again soon!

Or go straight to the Just Giving page to buy your tickets - £5 each that's all - if you do it soon, it'll only take about 4 mins especially if you have an account already - and thanks to those buying more than one - it's a lovely way to donate and I'm overjoyed to be able to provide such a huge Xmas Draw. Only on till 14th so buy now! - click here 

Had to share this with you this week too - sorry if your 'gross-tolerance-level' is on the low side, but if you like seeing stuff peeling off faces, watch my Gatineau Gommage 'reveal' here - sorry if you're grossed out! lol! 

Survey Eye products - be counted! Gatineau's TSV launch on Sunday had their super new eye product. So I made up a short three minute sutrvey - Go here to take part - just five questions - on this week's Saturday Survey about eye products. And hope you enjoyed the Friday night Qpage fbk webchat with Gatineau's Andrew! And if you're an Andrew Bagley fan, one of the prizes in the Mega Draw is £100 of Gatineau products and if you're near enough to collect it, a coffee with Andrew!

Friday's QVC Blog has a super sneaky peek of next weekend's Links of London Today's Special value! Go see the pic of the pretty bracelet here. And thanks to the team for putting the first look peek on my blog. Do join me every Friday to be the first to read the updates. And the funnies - some super videos this week too. Tonight, Monday, I'm back on air on QVC UK including an hour with Tarte cosmetics by the way - maybe even including a one time only? It's at 11pm after the last airing of the Tom Tom sat nav TSV by the way, fab deal at 10.

Amazing new Till the Fat Lady Slims pics - just have a look at Dawn's before and afters on the latest Back to You blog here. As you may know, my semi-autobiographical weight loss book (version 2.0 is here) is helping lots lose weight and conquer their food issues. And Dawn's pics will be in version 3 out in January. Am very proud when I read their stories and hear about the difference it's making to their lives. Just like it made to mine. Hope there will be even more in the next month or so.

Tova - webchat tonight Monday 30th on our 'Back to You QVC' Facebook group - go here to take part in the online Q&A with lovely Tova Borgnine 8-9pm tonight.

My Paperback in the Shops Update - heard that more stock will finally be in eg Euston WHSmith-Travel outlets on or before 3rd Dec - that's this week! Squeeee! Getting nearer and nearer - hope you can find it and take a pic if you don't mind - am so exited to see it on a proper bookstore shelf - take a 'shelfie'! Or get Take a Chance on Me here on Amazon now. (and my RiWiSi book of the week is from our Molton Brown guest Jemma Forte - yes really - go here.)

Have a fab week - it's another exciting one for me - more news next week!




ps wonder who will win the £300 Kipling luggage prize!


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It's here! The Amazon Wish List for Medical Detection Dogs!

Firstly to provide doggy supplies

Secondly to supply stationary so as not to waste fund raising on paper cips! (OK so they don't use many paper clips but you get what I mean!)


best wishes



ps just click on the links - coming soon - and you can donate to the charity by ordering some supplies. Thanks so much.

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Regulars will know I’m an ambassador for the charity Medical Detection Dogs, well I’ve been recruiting supercool Ambassadets! Hot on the heels of Patrick from Quacker hosting an online quiz night (another one early December by the way,) I’m thrilled to introduce you to Bones – the limited edition Charlie Bears dog who looks a bit like the pug on our xmas videos! He’s already 100 out of 500 gone, and every bear donates £10 to the charity. Hopefully if any left they’ll come onto QVC at some point, otherwise more info on the Charlie Bears website below. If they all sell out they will raise almost enough money to buy the first freezer! (see previous blogs to find out more!) Go Will and Charlie! 


go here to the Charlie Bears site to get yours - soon!

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Loved the trip to see the Medical Detection Dogs last week, and love that Gill Gauntlett, Patrick Quacker and Marie-Francoise Kipling are keen to help me raise the remaining funding taking my £5500 to the £11300 needed to train one puppy to help detect cancer or monitor a diabetic’s blood sugar, cutting their 3 year waiting list for an assistance dog. They truly are wonderful animals, just watch this –


Paddy the dog sniffed out his owner’s cancer at an early stage, probably saving her life as it’s hard to detect. Visiting the HQ reminds me I have no problems.


Had some great reminders also this week of how lots of our ‘gang’ are helping themselves. Health improving, flexibility and strength giving rise to some super stories about daily tasks made easier and everyday challenges like standing etc, made less arduous too. Love them. Here are a couple –

Eileen Davies - Debbie Flint heres a list. Cant separate BB from ttfls as I started them more or less together, but think these are more BB. 1) Lift in energy generally, exceptional energy yesterday so much so that I was out gardening til dusk when I could no longer see the weeds 2) Lift in mood, keep finding myself feeling happy, a sort of joy 3) Enjoying exercise - even though Hampton Court still defeats me I know I am doing much more and stopping less, can now do the stretches too. 4) The walkers role call has me indoor walking too 5) Since swopping late night nibbles for a wobble I get to sleep real quick. 6) Not put the heating on yet - BB is very warming! 7) Feeling more comfortable in my clothes - maybe this should be top of the list but I didn't want to sound shallow!”



Other news –

-          Linda Gray’s tips on looking good at 75 from This Morning lately – some other good ones on their website – follow the links to the others from this iconic actress. More here.

-          7 Healthy Hacks to beat sugar yes as more and more people join our healthy brigade on TTFLS group and on Bodyblade group, here’s another reminder why it’s vital to shake free of the evil white stuff – go here.

-          Matters of the Heart if that got your attention, so should this podcast – nice to listen to whilst you sort the house out, or in the car, go here.

Webchats this week were Bruce Bodyblade, as usual, back for his fab visit Tues and Wed this week (7th and 8th) plus Lee Hohbein our super IT expert who answered some very techy questions indeed! Also a ‘new brand focus’ on Darren from Stop and Wow. All below.

Next week – Philosophy! Just ahead of their new Today’s Special Value bargain at the weekend. And a second chat with Judith William’s team about her super skincare.

Final reminder to watch Linda Bignell on 6th at 9am, 1pm and 4pm, bringing the new Red Carpet Ready set (includes LED lamp but works with existing ones if you just want to get varnishes – 12 duos to choose from.) Or see it on catch up here on It’s dry instantly, no smudges, and is super easy to patch up chips etc in between manicures too.

Get your Red Carpet Ready the ‘5 mins and dry’ and watch the video here.

Best wishes have a great week

Debs X

Pps – ttfls -
Don't forget you can use it alongside ANy traditional diet plan - any. Can't you ladies? Anyone done just that? For the benefit of the newcomers! Welcome newcomers, by the way! x
Get it here. 

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Jill Dowding-Walker How old is he? Looks about 18

Sharon Harvay've asked him now wink emoticon x

AJ Humph Do you use this product over moisturised skin and do you use it all over or just on problem area ?x

Sharon Harvay Hi Darren,

Thank you so much for joining us for a webchat! Your Stop & Wow product sold out super fast! What made you decide to create a skincare line? X

Debbie Flint Have a fun webchat Darren. Hope i do a show with u at some point! Dont forget to tell us a bit about your background x

Darren McKeown I actually LOVE this group already - thank you Jill Dowding-Walker. You've just made my day smile emoticon xx Looking forward to our chat tomorrow grin emoticon

Darren McKeown Thank you Debbie! I will do my best to give the edited down, quick version of my background so as not to bore everyone!

Darren McKeown AJ Humph my preferred way to apply is to put it on after moisturiser although you can mix it with your moisturiser for a 2-in-1 application. You can apply to specific problem areas, although again I prefer to use it over my whole face (although maybe thats just because my whole face is a problem area lol) xx

Sharon Harvay Lol xx it's not Monday yet!

Darren McKeown Sorry Sharon - I got overexcited

Debbie Flint Haha you'll run out of questions! Lol x

AJ Humph Thanks Darren McKeown xxx

Sharon Harvay 8pm tonight do post your questions! How are you finding stop & wow? X

Denise Hensby have you tried it Sharon? if so what did you think

Jill Dowding-Walker What is in it?

AJ Humph Hi Darren would you use a primer aswell ?

Darren McKeown Evening ladies!

Darren McKeown The product contains a micro particle that sits within minor skin imperfections, deflecting light from entering them and creating an instant blurring effect.

Sharon Harvay HI Darren so lovely to welcome you here to our fab group!!! Hope you have had a great day! Tell us a little about yourself x

Darren McKeown If you have tried other 'blurrer' products in the past you may have found they tend to pill under your make up - but this one doesn't. I've spent a lot of time perfecting the formula so that you can either use it on your skin alone, or under your make up.

Darren McKeown A bit like a primer AJ, but so much more than a primer.

Darren McKeown It also contains a light reflecting technology - but a super refined particle so that it doesnt leave your skin looking glittery.


Darren McKeown Thank you Sharon - I am excited to be here! I am a cosmetic doctor - my job is to help women look as best as they can throughout the ageing process. My philosophy is 'less is more' - I developed this product, would you believe, to actually keep women away from my clinic.

Sharon Harvay HahahahahahahahaHa!! It is such a lovely product! and to answer a previous question, i have used it and it is amazing as a "Primer" and really made my open pores "dissapear" great for either make up on or off days yay x

Darren McKeown A lot of people are now getting semi-obsessed by medical procedures to keep their skin looking good and they are becoming over-reliant on cosmetic treatments. I want to move away from that again. I developed this products for the days when you may feel like your skin needs an extra boost, and there is a temptation to think about procedures - but this is for a quick fix at home.

Sharon Harvay Fantastic

Sharon Harvay How did you get into the industry you are in?

Darren McKeown Cosmetic medicine was always going to be career in life. I went to medical school with a very clear vision of where I wanted to end up - I am attributing a lot of that to my very glamorous and appearance conscious mother and grandmother. I get the concept of wanting to look good and I really love helping women to achieve that.

Darren McKeown I initially trained in surgery, but prefer preventative cosmetic medicine instead now - my work is all about the long term relationship with my patients, looking after their skin throughout the years.

Sharon Harvay Wow - That is amazing! You also do lots of talks on this subject and appear on lots of Tv shows about it too. Is it hard to bring out a new skincare range with so much competition? x

Lorri Vick I havent tried this yet. Have a feeling i need to

Darren McKeown  It is a tough market Sharon - but my products aren't made off the back of some corporate market research network. They are borne from my experience of working with real women, from a whole range of backgrounds, with a whole range of ambitions and desires, day in day out and gaining and a first hand understanding of what they really want and what their skin really needs. I am hoping that by sticking to those core principals and observations the products will strike a cord.

Darren McKeown Lorri Vick if you decide to try it, please let me know what you think! I love hearing feedback today.

Darren McKeown In fact, just today one of my patients was telling me she is using it for the back of her hands! I actually hadn't thought about that before, but she swears by it!

Lorri Vick Definitely will Darren x

Lorri Vick Are your other products on QVC?

Sharon Harvay Wow!!! amazing!!! I love the texture of this particular product, its so beautiful, and light!! You cannot even feel it on the skin. Will you be bringing more from your range to Qvc? x Congratulations by the way on the huge Sell out show x

Darren McKeown Lorri Vick My other products aren't there... yet Michael James Hamlyn Hi Darren, thanks so much for doing this! It's always great to see men within the beauty industry, and I'd be really interested to hear how stop and wow works for us guys...

I also always like to ask the guests what there guilty pleasure is. Mine is Lego... Not that I'm that guilty about it!

Lorri Vick Lets hope other items follow soon!

Sharon Harvay ........yet........hehehehe x

Jill Dowding-Walker What ages can use this product? How does it perform on a variety of skin types? Would it be suitable on oily complexions?

Darren McKeown Yes Michael this is definitely for us as well! I never leave the house without it. Erm, guilty pleasure... going to the gym on a Monday night after work and then coming out to eat Chinese take out for dinner

Darren McKeown Hi Jill - this can literally be used by any age and any skin types. It works a treat on oily skin!

Sharon Harvay Hahahahaahahahahahahaahaha

Darren McKeown I know Sharon - caught!!! Just so long as my other half doesnt read this or I will be well and truly dead!!!

Sharon Harvay Darren thats so funny....but easily Justified

Darren McKeown This is what happens when I get left home alone to fend for myself Sharon Harvay!!

Sharon Harvay Ok, after a long day in the "office" which is fascinating, and after the gym and after eating chinese, after the do you relax?

Janie Smith Laying in bed here still feeling really unwell and knowing my skin is suffering! Will this product really bring my glow back?

Michael James Hamlyn Haha! Brilliant - Think that's allowed! It's people coming out the gym and lighting up a cigarette I don't understand!

I haven't had a chance to see a presentation of your product yet sadly... How does it work, where does it fit? I do currently have a good cleans, tone, serum and moisturiser routine, and have been known to be partial to a bit of BB cream too...

Denise Hensby it sounds really good i have large pours so will give this a try, thanks for all info great help Darren

Darren McKeown Hi Janie - you will literally see the benefit as soon as you apply it. It is not the sort of product you need to keep using to eventually see the benefit. I like to think of it as a hybrid between a skincare product and a cosmetic product!

Darren McKeown Ah, Michael - I am the exact same routine as you! This goes after the moisturiser and before the BB.

Darren McKeown Denise Hensby - I hope you like it. We are back on QVC on 16th so you can see a demo of the product then. xx

Janie Smith What are the key ingredients that make it so effective?

Janie Smith With use will it also give skincare benefits?

Darren McKeown It is our special spherical microparticles that camouflage imperfections Janie and our super fine light reflecting technology. It is an instant hit 'quick fix' type product Janie rather than a long term benefit skin care type product.

Sharon Harvay Forgive any spelling errors from me dodgy keyboard.....

Sharon Harvay So Darren, in a nutshell...Who needs this product and why?

Darren McKeown I hadn't even noticed Sharon... although I dread to re-read my own posts. I have been speed typing here like there is no tomorrow!

Sharon Harvay You are doing fab-thank you x

Darren McKeown Sharon  this is for every woman (or man) who sometimes looks in the mirror and thinks 'my skin just needs a quick fix'. It could be open pores, dull skin, rough skin texture. Just that missing 'x-factor' from your skin. It doesn't matter what age you are - the technology works the same to camouflage and perfect. I really loved the before and after picture on your blog post - I thought that illustrated the 'air brushed' effect PERFECTLY smile emoticon XXJill Dowding-Walker What would you recommend to keep the skin in as good condition as possible naturally, before using your products (or any others)?

Sharon Harvay thank you.....will find it

Darren McKeown Honestly Jill there is one thing that I tell EVERY woman who comes to see me for the first time, regardless of age, sex, race. SUN PROTECTION. Keep your skin out of the sun and I promise you will love the way you age. There really is no product or procedure out there that is as good as sun protection.

Sharon Harvay i tried to zoom in too, to show it. Amazing x I Know its not the main point, as many people have seen fantastic results on lines and wrinkles, but its an amazing base for make-up, creates such a smooth canvas, so thank you.

Sharon Harvay Abi Cleeve Qvc from Ultrasun will be thrilled you said that Darren!!

Darren McKeown 80% of wrinkles are caused by sun. 80%. Just think how many wrinkles could be prevented simply by avoiding the sun - not just using sun protection, but covering up in the sun, sitting in the shade. It really pains me on holiday watching girls who still bask in the sun.

Jill Dowding-Walker Fantastic Darren! I concur (and love Ultrasun)! That and a plentiful intake of water, clean diet and sound sleep! Darren McKeown It has been a pleasure chatting to you ladies (and gent!). I think that is now time for me to go and do the airport run... hiding the evidence of the chinese food before I leave! If anyone wants to post any more questions I will be delighted to answer them later

Lorri Vick Thank you for the chat Darren x

Sharon Harvay Back to you Qvc please give huge thanks to Dr Darren McKeown for joining us this evening after a very busy day! Darren it has been brilliant, thank you so much!! Look forward to seeing you (hopefully) and your products on Qvc 16Th Oct! Take Care and have a fun airport run xx

Sharon Harvay Thank you everyone xx

Jill Dowding-Walker Thank you Darren and Sharon - a really interesting discussion. Can't wait to see this on air again!

Sharon Harvay was fab xx


WEBCHATS – LEE HOHBEIN, OUR I.T. EXPERT AND MY ‘TELLY HUBBY’ (ok I share him with gill Gauntlett! Hehe.)



Bruce - Good evening Bodyblade Ohana! I've arrived and coming to you live from Chiswick. Long tiring day but I wanted to make sure I checked in with you. Think about technique and motivation tonight. How important are those two principles. We'll talk about that & more at 8pm tonight!!

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Anne Keating

Anne Keating Welcome to the sunny UK Bruce! It's even sunnier here in the North Yorkshire Dales - not! Managing to do my daily SS though - keeping me warm lol. Let's hope we have a good webchat this week! Post your questions on here everyone. It will go live at 8.00.

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Sonya Weise

Sonya Weise When do you move on to the Power 10. Can you alternate one day super six, one day power 10. I'm eager to reach my target by early December.

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Suzy Elizabeth Barman

Suzy Elizabeth Barman Bodyblade is amazing I'm going through alot of stress and the daily routine really helps me.

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Bruce Hymanson

Bruce Hymanson Yes, sunny London! I have to say, I love London.

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Bruce Hymanson

Bruce Hymanson Sonya- You can begin the Power10 any time you wish to. Alternating every other workout is a great idea.

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Bruce Hymanson

Bruce Hymanson Exercise is a great stress reliever Suzy!

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Sonya Weise

Sonya Weise Thanks Bruce. I'll let you know next week how i get on

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Louise Boulter

Louise Boulter Hi Bruce. Welcome

Any tips on warm ups? Can you use the ones you do in-between each super 6 with Debbie videos?

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Sue Jennings

Sue Jennings Hi Bruce...welcome back ! I am seeing shape changes in my shoulders and arms after only 3 and a bit weeks I find following the DVD best for me X

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Simona Handsaker

Simona Handsaker Welcome back to the UK Bruce! Looking forward to watching the shows in the next couple of days

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Bruce Hymanson

Bruce Hymanson When you think about any activity, ie. playing a musical instrument, or driving a car or cooking your favorite meal. There is a proper way to do the activity. Bodyblade is a learned skill. Making sure you exhibit good technique will enhance the overall experience and pleasure you get from the exercises.

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Shirley Hall

Shirley Hall Hi Bruce. Great you are back. I had keyhole surgery 3 weeks ago to remove my ovaries. I haven't exercised other than walking in that time. I'm keen to get back to my BB and will check with the doctor first on Friday but what BB exercises do you think I am best to start with as I want to get back to it gently?

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Bruce Hymanson

Bruce Hymanson Louise, warming up is not to be assumed as a stretching routine but, rather a mobility exercise to help the joints be ready for action. You most definately can use those exercises as a warm up routine.

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Carole May Creasey Hadian

Carole May Creasey Hadian Hi bruce welcome back since doing the body blade I have got quite a muscle in my arms I have only just noticed quite impressed x

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Sue Stewart

Sue Stewart Ohana Bruce. Lovely to have you back in the UK even with our dreadful weather. Even though I still have a bad shoulder I am using my bodyblade one handed. It's my new perma habit until I see the hospital consultant for a diagnosis on the 16th of this month. Still love the Bodyblade and use it while I warm up as well x

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Bruce Hymanson

Bruce Hymanson Shirley, yes, please do check in with your MD. I would think any of the Super6 is fine. You can add the Jab, overhead press, Tricep push as well. If the Hip &T

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Jan Francis

Jan Francis I'm loving the BB Bruce, Best thing I've ever tried .Have managed the S6 a couple of times & tried the P10, can't do the bridge at all. Would like to tone my legs as well. Any tips please. Thanks

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Bruce Hymanson

Bruce Hymanson If the Hip and Thigh Sculptor is difficult for you, lay off for awhile until MD approves

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Shirley Hall

Shirley Hall Thanks Bruce. I will. I really miss my BB workouts.

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Bruce Hymanson

Bruce Hymanson Jan-If you are having trouble with the bridge, try a pillow under your bum to help with the lift, then try to elevate a fraction more from the hips.

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Jan Francis

Jan Francis Thanks Bruce, will try that. Having a scan on my right knee in 3 weeks but I'm finding BB ok with it. Thanks again

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Bruce Hymanson

Bruce Hymanson So, in addition to technique, motivation is pretty important too. You don't have to be jumping up and down every moment of the day but, the commitment to the effort is where you excel. Just one day at a time. That's the goal. Not I gotta do 20 workout this week!!

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Lesley Wood

Lesley Wood Hi Bruce, welcome to back to London! Bought the DVD at your last visit and find I can do the super six more effectively after the warm up and with the stretches. I have never really experienced the difference in exercising with and without warming up. Amazing. smile emoticon

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Bruce Hymanson

Bruce Hymanson Lesley, I'm happy you made that point. The process of stretching/warming up the joint is enhancing the brain to muscle communication. This helps you to be more coordinated and moves the blood through the body better too!

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Lesley Wood

Lesley Wood I find that to stay motivated it's best to work your way into it and not overdo it in the beginning. smile emoticon

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Tracey Cox

Tracey Cox Hello Bruce, hello everyone, sorry I'm late (been hospital visiting again). Off for a catch up now smile emoticon

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Maria D'Aprano

Maria D'Aprano Hi Bruce, I'm loving the bb, I've always suffered with a tense neck and sometimes feel it in my neck on certain moves, so I just stop, any suggestions to ease pressure in my neck please?

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Tracie Wright

Tracie Wright Hi Bruce will be lovely to watch and bodyblade along with you watching the new QVC BB presentations, What times are you due on ?

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Debbie Flint

Debbie Flint Welcome back to UK Bruce! Catch up with you tomorrow! Enjoy the Webchat everyone! X

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Bruce Hymanson

Bruce Hymanson Maria-Remember to relax your shoulders when you exercise and make sure you keep a very light grip. Believe it or not, those two things will dramatically help relax the neck muscles. Another consideration is to make sure you retract your head rather than stick it out. Does that make sense? The more forward your head, the more it weighs to the rest of the body and the more stress to the muscle

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Bruce Hymanson

Bruce Hymanson Hi Debs, look forward to catching up tomorrow!

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Debbie Flint

Debbie Flint Ps have seen some fab NSV updates on here this week - do tell Bruce if you've had a little example of how Bodyblade is helping your daily life (non scales victories!) x

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Bruce Hymanson

Bruce Hymanson Motivation and technique. Those two go hand in hand and can accomplish so much for you. Practice is also a key to making progress. The more you practice your technique, the more you improve. They all go hand in hand

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Maria D'Aprano

Maria D'Aprano Thanks Bruce, I will make sure I do that, yes it makes complete sense! I've had great results in less than 3 weeks, I feel like I'm shrinking and being lifted in all the right places! It's a superb piece of equipment! Thank you again

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Sandy Johnson

Sandy Johnson Hi Bruce I'm finding it hard to move from Hampton court video to a 60 secs one it seems so much easier

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Jan Francis

Jan Francis Great tip on the head & neck Bruce. I find myself putting my head too far forward at times. As always great support.

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Bruce Hymanson

Bruce Hymanson Sandy-gradually add time. Perhaps 5 seconds at a time or be aware of the flex intensity to help with your muscle endurance.

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Sandy Johnson

Sandy Johnson Thanks Bruce

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Carole May Creasey Hadian

Carole May Creasey Hadian I tend to hold my breath when I do hip and thigh I can do it longer but then get out of breath

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Sue Jennings

Sue Jennings I did the same at first Carole but as I lasted longer I began to breath ..I'm upto 40 seconds now

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Carole May Creasey Hadian

Carole May Creasey Hadian Oh I feel like if I breath I won't be able to wobble it at first I couldn't get it to wobble at all x

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Sue Jennings

Sue Jennings Neither could I and I'm almost 4 weeks in but I watched the Giselle video clip quite a few times and it clicked x

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Carole May Creasey Hadian

Carole May Creasey Hadian It's gradually coming I'm going to persevere I stop and start I can't hold it for to long



Bruce Hymanson

Bruce Hymanson I wish everyone a pleasant evening. I will be on air tomorrow at 12:00 with Kathy, then and hour with Craig at 17:00. Wednesday, 10:00 and again at 15:00. Hope to hear from you!!!! Good night all

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Tracie Wright

Tracie Wright Thanks Bruce Sleep well x

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Maria D'Aprano

Maria D'Aprano Thanks for everything, I will be watching you tomorrow

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Shirley Hall

Shirley Hall Thanks again Bruce. What a legend.

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Sue Jennings

Sue Jennings Thanks again Bruce ...I will be watching and learning x

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Sue Stewart

Sue Stewart Good night Bruce.

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Ann Hare

Ann Hare Dear Bruce love my bb. My breathing has improved,I have mild copd and it has greatly improved the pain and weakness I have in my wrist. Thank you xx

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Jan Belcher

Jan Belcher Goodnight Bruce see you tomorrow. Xx

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Eileen Davies

Eileen Davies Debbie Flint heres a list. Cant separate BB from ttfls as I started them more or less together, but think these are more BB. 1) Lift in energy generally, exceptional energy yesterday so much so that I was out gardening til dusk when I could no longer see the weeds 2) Lift in mood, keep finding myself feeling happy, a sort of joy 3) Enjoying exercise - even though Hampton Court still defeats me I know I am doing much more and stopping less, can now do the stretches too. 4) The walkers role call has me indoor walking too 5) Since swopping late night nibbles for a wobble I get to sleep real quick. 6) Not put the heating on yet - BB is very warming! 7) Feeling more comfortable in my clothes - maybe this should be top of the list but I didn't want to sound shallow!

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Mirka Marri

Mirka Marri Thanks Bruce smile emoticon

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Lindsey Sweet Glad you arrived safely Bruce smile emoticon

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At last I can reveal my big news - Medical Detection Dogs have asked me to be their fourth 'Ambassador' - helping to spread the word alongside Kate Humble, TV presenter (who was recently on a TV quiz show (Fifteen to One?) giving her prize fund to MDD; Lesley Nicol (as mentioned last week, she was on Loose Women talking aout it too - she's the cook in Downton Abbey,) and Gill from Eastenders.

I'm so chuffed I can't tell you! More will appear on my new QVC blog tomorrow including some pics so do go see it - you can reach it via my QVC tab here.

But basically it means continuing my work begun with the Table Top sale, my donation total so far has topped £5000, and also attending certain functions - there may even be a trip to the palace to meet a minor royal in the offing! Whoop, what a 'TiFFT' that will be! But the most important thing is to support the amazing work the charity is doing in using clever sniffer dogs to help detect health markers in owners or cancer patients, whose lives change totally as a result. PS they are to be featured on The One Show on Monday 24th apparently too!

Also talking of Monday, following QVC's fab Josie Maran Today's Special Value deal this week, Terri the lovely guest is going to do the webchat - join us on Back to You group on facebook around 8pm to ask any questions about this brilliant argan-oil based range. (more here.) 

Just come back from the fab Tova 20th Anniversary 'do' at The Ritz tonight - it was lovely and she is so gracious and charming - catch her shows over the weekend. Pics of the event, plus some fab funny bloopers on this week's QVC blog too!

And since the theme seems to be a little bit canine this week, here's a little pic of daughter's new puppy Luna - who is crazy as they come but utterly adorable. They've asked me to puppy-sit for her birthday weekend - squeeee! As long as it's not 'weeeee'! lol)


More news next week of the upcoming extended webchats, over on QVC page in September - they're going to be good! I;m off til Saturday so fingers crossed the sun comes out Friday for me to do the garden - there's a lot of it!

Have a great week!



ps here's this week's Back to You blog, featuring an interesting topic, 'what happens if you're down when the kids leave home' plus A'kin and Bodyblade news, and here is this week's RiWiSi book blog, focussing on a novel set on the Titanic - go here, it's fab!

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This week I had some exciting news, really exciting news! It will involve me having an incredible try it for the first time club event, but I can't tell you yet or I will have to kill you ha ha ha X! Seriously, it relates to the charity medical detection dogs, for which at the weekend, we raised nearly £1200 on the day at my table top event. It went with a swing and thank you everyone who attended. But when you add to the online ordering when you add the online donations and private donations we have reached an amazing £5000. I do want to achieve £11,000 in the next 12 months, and I'm thinking of doing something like an online virtual pub quiz one night up-and-down the country in people’s homes or where ever they want to get together to join in and pay a little fee to take part and win a nice prize. What do you think - are you game?

The great news is that if someone donates £2000 you can name a puppy, so we get to do two! And now we just have to wait for a new puppy to arrive, or be donated.

Here’s the founder of the charity, Dr Claire Guest talking about what’s involved as far as the dog is concerned, just in case you have some puppies and you’d like to donate one. I saw mostly Labradors when I was there.  Watch this – click here.

Then when they get the next appropriate pup ready for training, we can name it yay! I've had some great suggestions already, like Bruce or BB for the Bodyblade team, della or Dell or Derek after my dad, and lots of regular dog names. If I get to 11,000 we can name five puppies which would be fantastic because there are two people I would name them after if we have more than two. I'm sure you can guess who if you are QVC are regular.

Also as promised this week here is the exclusive look around my new home, enjoy this video of the new ground floor told you the lounge was Bijoux! 

Yes the house move is done, everything is installed now, just a curtain pole left to put up and the garden to do… Richard Jackson where are you?!!!  : - )

If you'd like to find out more about what happened at the weekend in the sunshine in Wotton, and see some faces you may recognise from QVC and from Facebook, there are tons of pictures and links to some fascinating news articles on my Back to You QVC Facebook Group blog (links to groups below – do join us.) And videos about the medical detection dogs and their work, do go here to see the question and answer web chat with me on Monday, featuring lots and lots of photos and information. And here is one of the four ambassadors, Lesley Nicol, aka Mrs Patmore in Downton Abbey, on Loose Women last summer, explaining more about how the dogs do their magic and about the upstairs downstairs rivalry on our fave drama. click here.

Onto other news … My book of the week is a lovely Beryl Kingston period saga, Off the Rails which I’m listening to on audiobook – as usual! More on my RiWiSi writing blog, where you will also find out what happened when ‘till the fat lady slims 2.0’ was free on ebook for the weekend. It went to number one in the kindle ‘diets and weight loss’ free chart, and I was very pleased. Well done if you got yours. Just click here to read all about it.

Here it is! Exclusive Webchat News! So I promised an exclusive about what will happen in September with the web chats on back to you group on Facebook. Well the big news is that we are going to extend them onto the main QVC page on Facebook between seven and eight, just before our weekly web chat at 8-9pm Mondays on back to you group. I have been planning this most of the year because back to you show is not on in September but will return for a very special event in January. So instead when I went to visit the web team up in Liverpool in July, we sorted out how I can reach QVC customers with some extra fun chats.  Basically we will be running them the same way we do on the back to you group, only for four weeks in September they will be hosted on the actual main QVC page, which has over 90,000 likes, so I hope we get a lot of people asking questions. The first one will be with me, and another special guest to be announced. We will also be announcing a very big competition to win a superb product at the end of the four weeks and letting you know about the fabulous ‘Juicemaster’ himself, Jason Vale who will be joining us at the end of September to launch a brand-new slow juicer. His DVD ‘super juice me’ is brilliant, (look on youtube) yet more proof that not eating rubbish and eating really good stuff and exercising does wonders for your body. Anyway even more reasons to put in your diary Monday nights with Debbie he he.

This week’s webchat had tons of info about Medical Detection Dogs and where they’ve been featured eg on the BBC. The whole of my Q&A plus Bruce’s bodyblade webchat from Monday – and some videos from the Table Top sale! – are on my Back to You blog. More here.

CBBC Finally I have an amazing event coming up, I've been asked to take part in the 30th anniversary celebrations of CBBC, having been the first girl in the BBC broom cupboard when I took over from Phillip Schofield in 1986, then had babies! Nothing to do with Philip! Ha ha but it meant that my pal from Piccadilly radio in Manchester, Andy Crane, was the one who sat in the hot seat the next time Philip was off. Anyway on 9 September this year on CBBC channel between six and 7 PM there will be a whole hour celebrating and looking back, featuring many of the past and present presenters. I'm chuffed to be there and I'm looking forward to it enormously. The last time I went was to the ten years anniversary when I was at QVC the first time round (1994-2000). Time flies – next month I’ve been back at QVC as long as I was here the first time!

Finally if you wanted to see last weeks QVC blog it's here including a funny with Dominic ‘the voice’ from Aurora, and if you still had a few pounds to donate to my totaliser, you can still use the Bodyblade event just giving page here. If you do thank you so much.

Mini Retreat – coming? Well lots going on including thinking about running a mini retreat at a quality bed and breakfast which also does dinners for people who want to learn freedom eating, brush up on their skills, and do a bit of bodyblading and stretching. Maybe in the spring. Let me know if you are interested. Not sure of any more details than that at the moment but it will be for a long weekend and will be the cost of staying at the B&B, food and a little bit extra for me to put towards the charity, if you want a one-to-one with me too.

Have a lovely week I will, in my new home. Back to work properly this week, and I am on all over the weekend. If you are one of my friends who regularly reads this as a way of keeping up with me, I apologise for being out of touch over the last month or so. The craziness has ended. Now I will get on with the very very important job of finishing my next novel French or Dutch... And being back in the land of the living, instead of away with the fairies with a head full of candy floss – and checklists of vital ‘things to do’ as I had so much on my plate. Exciting times though eh?

Best wishes

debs X

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