Deborah James sips a pint while having lunch with her mum in the sun

LADY Deborah James enjoyed a pint in the sun with her mum Heather.

The couple sat in front of the canal in a country pub in Woking.

Heather posted a photo of her and Deborah enjoying a drink and lunch by the canal


Heather posted a photo of her and Deborah enjoying a drink and lunch by the canal
The 40-year-old activist enjoys summer events and recently attended Royal Ascot


The 40-year-old activist enjoys summer events and recently attended Royal AscotPhoto credit: Getty

The Sun writer is living at her parents’ home in the area after being transferred to palliative care last month.

Heather, aka “Bowelgran”, posted a snap of the couple enjoying an afternoon at The Anchor Pub.

Deborah sips a pint while Heather appears to be enjoying a glass of wine.

On Instagram, she posted: “A lovely relaxing lunch in the sunshine.”

To donate to the BowelBabe Fund, visit

Both Heather and her husband Alistair have been by their daughter’s side throughout her journey and they have both been featured on Deborah’s Instagram stories helping with their Rebellious Hope t-shirts.

For the past few weeks, Bowelbabe has continued his campaign to both make money and raise awareness about colon cancer.

The 40-year-old has now suggested a big change to loo roll packs after demanding that packs list symptoms of the disease.

Andrex has now committed to raising awareness of symptoms from its products, following Marks & Spencer, starting in July.

M&S started the idea when one of its employees, Cara Hoofe, came up with the idea after being diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer in 2016 at the age of 32.

She was inspired to pitch the idea to Dame Debs after seeing all the work she has done to raise awareness.

She has also raised over £1million through the sale of her Rebellious Hope t-shirts.

Available in white, pink, navy and black, the tops feature the motto of the 40-year-old Sun writer.

Money raised goes to the BowelBabe fund, which Debs set up to “give more Deborahs more time.”

So far the fund has raised over £6.7million, with the money going to support Cancer Research UK, Royal Marsden and Bowel Cancer UK.

Deborah said: “I am overwhelmed and immensely grateful for all the support the public has shown in purchasing the t-shirts, but also for the generosity of In the Style in making all of this possible.

“1 million pounds is way beyond the expectations we talked about at the beginning!”

  • To pre-order Deborah’s book, visit Amazon
  • Her t-shirt is available in sizes 6-28 through In the Style
  • Dame Deborah James Rose, Bare Root is available at World of Roses

The Signs of Colon Cancer You Need to Know – Think COLON

  1. B: bleeding

There are several possible causes of bleeding from your butt or blood in your poop.

Bright red blood can come from swollen blood vessels, hemorrhoids, or hemorrhoids in your anus.

Dark red or black blood may come from your intestines or stomach.

Blood in the stool is one of the main signs of colon cancer, so it’s important to tell your doctor so he can investigate.

2. O: Obvious change in toilet habits

It’s important to let your GP know if you notice changes in your bowel habits that last three weeks or more.

It’s especially important if you’ve also noticed signs of blood in your poop.

You may find that you need to go to the bathroom more often, you may have looser stools, or you may feel like you are not walking enough or not completely emptying your bowels.

Don’t be embarrassed, your family doctor will have heard a lot worse! Speak up and have it checked.

3. W: weight loss

This is less common than the other symptoms, but it’s important to be aware of. If you have lost weight and do not know exactly why, you should tell your family doctor.

You may not feel like eating, feel sick, bloated and not hungry.

4. E: Extreme fatigue

Colon cancer that causes bleeding can cause iron deficiency in the body – anemia. If you develop anemia, you are likely to feel tired and your skin may look pale.

5. L: Lump or pain

As with many other types of cancer, lumps or pain can be a sign of colon cancer.

It is very likely that you will feel a pain or lump in your stomach or back passage

Over the weekend, Deborah also celebrated Father’s Day with her family, praising both her father Alistair and husband Sebastien Bowen.

In an exclusive interview with The Sun, Dame Deborah opened up about her love for her father.

She said: “My father is my unsung hero, more than ever. He’s quiet behind the scenes making sure I’m okay.

He’s always been a very comforting, loving presence in my life – he’s very good at dealing with me and all my weirdness. His patience knows no bounds.”

She joked that if she ever got in trouble with Alistair, she’d know “s*** was bad.”

“It didn’t matter how naughty I was, he knew how to handle me,” she said.

“When I ruined the bathroom while dying my hair, he put up with it all.

“Even at 40, he was the man I called when I broke down.

“He came to me with a can of gas when I ran out of gas and needed rescue.

“All my life he’s just stood behind me and held me still.”

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