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Debbie Flint



a pony called Baloo, Barry, blackberries and me
31 August 2018

You know one of those films, shows or books you just can't get out of your head and want to keep going back to it? Well I have had that happen to me recently, with the acclaimed podcast and detective series, called 'The Teacher's Pet,' from Hedley Thomas on behalf of The Australian. If you've ever heard of or loved 'Serial,' a similar popular series, you'll love this expose as we go behind the scenes in the last days of Lynn Dawson. Was she murdered by her narcissistic psychopath husband? Because yes, it turns out that Chris Dawson appears to have been yet another example of that awful personalilty-defect - and as regulars will know I've written about them on my Back to You page blogs.

She disappears, and the circumstances are deemed not to be suspicious, back in 1982 in Australia's northern beaches. BUT with the benefit of 2018 technology, and present day procedures, as well as witnesses coming forward with every new episode being broadcast, it can't be anything BUT suspicious, with a capital Sus!

I have loved this podcast, available for free on itunes, 'podcast' app etc. It's investigative journalism at its best and I can't wait to hear more about the outcome, as they finally submit it to the DPP in Oz for the third time... find out more here.

Meanwhile I've been over to Wales to see my lollipop, pick loads of blackberries, make some jam (or coolie spread, depending on what it turns out tomorrow), and buy some more pretty little baby things for when Lauren's baby arrives mid Sept. 

Had some lovely meals out too- for their 1st anni. My goodness that year's gone fast! 

Lots of baby time with granddaughter Blake too, who is now cutting her first tooth and has started to crawl! lock those drawers and cover those sharp edges and corners, she's on the move!

This week's book of the week is another super period tale set in WW2 , called the Code Girls, by Daisy Styles - I'm listening on audiobook again - v good it is too. see it here.

My vlogs this week , posted mainly on Facebook pages, have included some of the walks around Wales as well as Devon, and updates on what's happening in Sheepwash, as well as my QVC shifts! If you'd like to keep up to date, go here to see them (public view, you don't have to have a Fbk account.) 

One of the days this week I went to see Barry, my singing partner, and return his CDs. Had a lovely mooch around his place, including meeting three little ponies or shetlands, and two big fluffy woofas. He's agot a picturesque little piece of England that's all his own. I'd love to have a field - but I'd need a ride on mower to cope with it all! 

And my QVC blog - just out - has links to see and buy a couple of upcoming deals - including Bare Minerals makeup #TSV on Sunday. Plus sneaky peeks. Go here to read it all.

September is shaping up to be a packed one, although we only have one retreat, 17 Sept till 21st. It's already got 4 people coming on it. I'm trying to keep the middle of Sept free - ish - as I await the call about the new little addition to our expanding family. When Lolly's baby is born, there'll be four people on this planet who all come from me - weird thought! Mind you my mum's got 28!! Long way to go eh! I even managed to fit in some blackberrying and jam making! hugs to you.

Have a lovely week!

Do join me Sat night midnight for a new laptop - with my lovely telly hubby Lee Hohbein and me!

best wishes

debs

x

Anyway have a fab week! Don't forget to follow my social media and you'll see the updates first!

best wishes

debs

x

ps My guest house in North Devon has spaces for non-writers (and writers in July. We are mainly a writing retreat but that doesn't mean we don't occasionally have non-writers.i (£95pppn inc full board and wine at dinner!) 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 Oct 22nd if you fancy doing a super stretch class each day!

- stay in touch with me via my social media - go here to see it all

- find out about all my novels and my own books, some in bookshops, some on amazon - check out all my paperbacks together! Very proud. More about my writing is here

 

 

 

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