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Debbie Flint

The lovely early evening light down in the Sheepwash meadow in Devon this week meant that I could take a 'no makeup selfie' and hang the consequences! What a beautiful week - just wish I could have stayed longer. Are you lucky enough to live somewhere where it has been warm too?

Of course sleep isn't called 'beauty sleep' for nothing. When I had my bad eye problem (blepharitis and marginal keratosis or some such) I slept badly and for two nights running, had to wake every hour on the hour to put in anti biotic drops! Thank goodness they worked but my delicate under eye area was ravaged by lack of product and lack of sleep. Thankfully that's over and I've been sleeping for England! 

And if you sleep badly, watch out for the return of the most amazing mattress EVER (IMO) the Sealy pillowtop, back as a Today's Special Value on 2nd June. I'm giving you early warning as I'm launching it and because it's such an investment - but our deal is incredible and you get a try out period. More info next week...

The other thing I did at the weekend is have a fab BBQ with family and who should turn up but little Blake and her handsome daddy. Brad is my boy - aged 31 now - but I still can't help looking at him and thinking 'I made him I did!' And by proxy - I made a quarter of his little daughter too!

Didn't have much time for reading this week as everything was so hectic and I had a day less in Devon, so this week's review is of a useful non fiction book.

#Book of the week - for anyone wanting to write a book, or finish a book, self-editing is vital and Helen Corner and Kathryn Price tell you how - and show you how, pertinently, in their new guide 'On Editing'. Go here to see more on my latest book blog - RiWiSi

On the new QVC blog here, you can see what Catherine (QVC host) and I got up to when we went to do a 'must-have' for being a presenter this week in Reigate, plus sneaky peeks of the next week's deals.

In addition, more lovely pics of Devon in bloom...

Definitely worth having a gander at the week's vlogs over on my Facebook page here - some funny ones this week! 

And of course, keep in touch with me on social media as below. Lots happening over the next few days and lots of bargains to be had!

Plus if you'd like to visit us at our super retreat in Devon, do email me This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for latest offers - currently booking through the summer, and full board inc wine at dinner is from just £95 pppn.

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debs

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- 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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Funny pic isn't it! Well the sun finally started coming out this week in Devon, and very nice it was too! Daisy dog obviously thought so! I've been not very well lately with a bad cough so apologies for delay in getting you the newsletters. To make up for it, you're the first to see some beautiful new pics of my bubba Blake, grandbaby number one, who is now two months old. Gosh how time flies! She's so bootiful. Obvs I'd say that! 

Been really busy at the retreat too - had a crazy week when Wendy and Linda my friends, neighbours and helpers were both away at the same time, looking after six people on my own! 

Decided I must get more sleep - and to that end, I've been reading a fab new book - Why We Sleep, by Matthew Walker. Did you know you're more likely to get cancer or alzheimers or put on weight if you cross a vital threshold of too few hours of sleep. Do read my book of the week blog all about it. Also on that blog, if you'd love to read a free chapter of my own book, I mention the nice review on a romance blog which posts a sizeable chunk of one of my chapters, so you can get a flavour of my writing before you buy - and by the way the book, Take a Chance on Me, is on offer on Kobo this Easter weekend too. More about all that here.

Another topic that's been a hot one in our debates online of late is statins. I know there are a small proportion of people for whom they are good, but all I'd say is do go and please do some research, especially if you are told you 'might as well' take them, or if you started taking them and haven't felt great since, or if you think you might need them in the future. I'm not saying DON'T, I'm saying do more research. One such study worth reading for that purpose is being discussed on my Facebook page (don't worry you can read it if you're not on Facebook) - do look at some of the comments and see which you agree with. We all have to work out what's right for us individually, don't we. Go here to see the Facebook post debating statins - it's scary.

I made a big boo boo again this week with my culinary skills - the first one for ages, admittedly ... but it ended up with a creation akin to the Easter Island Stones... yes, another bread boo boo! Hope it doesn't happen when I'm on the designer kitchen this weekend!

Retreat for Three nights just after Easter Just a last minute shout for anyone wanting to come along to Retreats for You in Devon -

- Tuesday to Friday (3 nights £90pppn full board inc wine at dinner) rest and relaxation in front of a roaring fire, nice walks, doggy therapy if required (if they're not out sunbathing!) And great beds! Tuesday 2nd , lunchtime till lunchtime, leave Friday (self catering option over weekend possible)

- Yoga Week 9th -13th - two sessions of stretching a day for writers wanting to get loads done but not feel stiff at the end of the week! £395 special offer, usually £420 - email soon.

- last places left on the Photography Weekend on April 20-22 - dinner Friday till after lunch Sunday - trip out to Dartmoor for picturesque sights, workshop on getting the best pics, plus help with photoshopping - bring a partner and they can stay at home to write or relax whilst you go out clicking!

email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - we deal with it all that way but do check out the events page on our website for more info about all the themed events coming up. 

Am back on QVC Thursday pm, early evening, plus Good Friday, the off for Easter! Relatives coming down to stay - hope you have a nice time too and hopefully get some good sleep!

I'll leave you with a couple of pics of my son Bradley's bubba - and don't forget to read the QVC blog coming out Friday - click thi link after about 10am Friday.

Have a fab week!

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Debs

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ps

- 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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