This week’s blog brings news of Thursday’s Today’s Special Value offering from Shark and an opportunity to enter my Twitter competition to win a generous hamper of tasty goodies from The Real Pie Company in advance of their February Today’s Special Value offer.
Ellie’s been having to take it easy at home, following her spaying operation last Thursday, which appears to have gone extremely well. With Ali and Jack living away from home for much of the year, we did discuss the possibility of breeding from Ellie in the future, but after much discussion, we both agreed that as much as we’d love having a gorgeous litter of fluffy Beardie pups, the reality requires a lot of dedication, know-how and sleepless nights. If you saw the slo-mo video in last week’s blog – you’ll appreciate how hard it’s been for her being walked solely on a lead. To help her out until her stitches are removed, I’ve been using a long extending lead – it’s a case of tough love as we obviously know the dangers of her over doing it, which she would of course do, in the wag of a tail!
I’ve included a picture of her litter at her breeder Carol’s home (so you can see for yourselves why we considered the possibility).
If like us you’re a pet owner or you’re on the look out for a versatile vacuum cleaner then perhaps our Today’s Special Value offering this Thursday from Shark may be just the ticket! I’ll be launching the Shark Rocket on Wednesday at midnight and it’s a really clever combination of a steerable handstick vacuum that also can clean and dust hard floors with it’s ‘dustaway’ head! It’s a corded machine and so I was expecting lots of power but it still really impressed me with two power settings. It’s also bagless and has washable dust filters and compacts down for storage or can be wall mounted with the included wall bracket, as well as coming complete with accessories and three washable dustaway microfibre pads. I particularly loved the scissors groove in the brush bar to allow me to cut away any long dog hairs! Powerful, manoeuvrable and affordable.
On Tuesday the 2nd February , the Today’s Special Value is from multi-award winning The Real Pie Company and in honour of their tasty offer, I have negotiated with my pals Brett and Christine to kindly provide a mouth-watering competition prize – a complete Today’s Special Value Hamper PLUS a Real Pie Company mug and pie dish!
The hamper is bursting with delicious flavours including:
2 x Steak & Stout Pies
2 x Steak & Mushroom Pies (Gold Award Winner at the British Pie Awards 2015)
2 x Peppered Steak (one of Brett and I’s favourite pies)
2 x Steak & Mature Cheddar (new and only on QVC)
2 x Chicken & Root Vegetable Pies
2 x Chicken, Bacon & Leek in white wine sauce (new and only on QVC)
2 x Chicken & Mushroom (British Pie Award Winner)
To stand a chance of winning this prize fit for a king, simply head over to Twitter and keep an eye out @dalefranklinTV for my competition tweet, then simply Retweet it and Follow me and @TheRealPieComp. We’ll be announcing the lucky winner before the first Today’s Special Value airings. Twitter is free to sign up for, but if you don’t want to do this, why not ask a friend to enter for you? See the full Terms and Conditions.
As you know, I make no secret of the fact that I love these pies as I believe they offer such ‘crammed to the crust’ quality and never skimp on their fillings. As I have said many times on-air, I’m not a ‘Pastry Fan-Boy’, but the various pastries used in making these pies is quite superb and only serves to enhance the fillings.
As there can only be one winner, if you are not the lucky one I can strongly recommend you trying this multi award-winning brand’s Today’s Special Value. I’ll be on The Lunchtime Show at 1pm on Tuesday too – perfect! Pies in The Lunchtime Show… mmmmmmmmmmm! Can’t wait!
Until next time .. Good Luck and Good Eating !