It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…


This is my last blog of 2014 and I hope it finds you all well and reasonably organised ?

We’re still finding those last-minute gift ideas for your loved ones and friends, and Santa’s helpers up at Knowsley are working tirelessly to dispatch on-air items in time for Christmas delivery, (right up to 23.59 hours on the 21st of December)! The key word here is “on-air”.

Perhaps you have bought most of your presents by now but are still looking for that WOW Gift ! You know, the one that makes someone’s Christmas really special and memorable. Well from midnight on Friday, I’ll be presenting an incredible offer that’s back by popular demand – the stunning  Links of London Today’s Special Value offer that sold out at midnight, earlier this year!

Links of London TSV

This particular design is only available at the moment with QVC, (not even offered in the “Links” showrooms yet), with a great saving from our QVC price and Easy Pay, and dispatched in time for that special Christmas gift.

The necklace is adjustable courtesy of three jump rings and can be tailored in size, (between 39 – 45 cms). The “Linked Collection” was launched by us here at QVC and our TSV is a classic design, keeping with the reputable Links of London British Brand, and features the iconic Links logo tag at the clasp. It also has two beautiful rounded square profile links one made from sterling silver, the other plated in 18ct gold vermeil.

The design symbolises the eternal cycle of life and the unbreakable bond that is love. This piece is a perfect size with striking yet discrete presence. For me “Links” packaging is classic British panache as your necklace will be delivered in a velvety bag inside the branded oval box (as shown).

Hope you can join myself and our lovely Links of London guest, Coral at midnight into Saturday for a wonderful last minute gift opportunity.


Christmas fun with the beardies
I couldn’t resist adding a pair of antlers to Ellie as she slept – she looked like a prancing reindeer – or is it just me?

E4llie as reindeer

She and Toby continue to delight but Ellie has found all the Xmas hubub all a bit tiring !
Ellie lying down

I’ll be on air again on Monday and Midnight Tuesday night with Richard Jackson’s “Garden Re-Leaf” Show featuring a Bird Food TSV on Christmas Eve.

As many of you will know it’s my Birthday on Christmas Day – so I’ll be taking a few days off over Christmas and  will be back on the 30th and all through the New Year with you all.

So may I take this opportunity to say thank you for reading my blog this year, and for leaving your lovely comments – I hope you enjoy my suitably “over the top” Christmas message !

Have a great Christmas and see you in the New Year !


Dale x


  1. Debbie December 18, 2014 at 1:39 pm -  Reply

    hi Dale just to say Merry christmas to you and thank you so much for all youre most enjoyable shows which ever show you present is fabulous , you always always make the shows informative honest entertaining &very funny you do make me laugh and smile &in this day&agecthat cant be a bad thing can it? i am sure all youre viewers&fans appreciate youre hard work i hope you and all youre family have a fantastic christmas and happy birthday in advance please keep up the good work and stay happy and healthy.x

    • Dale Franklin January 6, 2015 at 7:42 pm -  Reply

      Ahh Thank you Debbie I had a lovely time – I hope you had a great one too ! Glad you enjoy the ‘ole boy on the box’ X

  2. chantel briody December 18, 2014 at 8:04 pm -  Reply

    Hi Dale Toby and ellie I love the pic have a great birthday best wishes Rio and a big woof from jess my yorkie xx

    • Dale Franklin January 6, 2015 at 7:43 pm -  Reply

      Thank you Rio hope you gave Jess plenty of Xmas love x

  3. Bammie December 19, 2014 at 11:12 am -  Reply

    great pics Dale! All the best to you and yours and thanks for bringing a fab year of ‘retail therapy with a smile’- and from one compulsive mimic to another – an impression or three along the way…) I’ll be listening out for them in the run up to Christmas.. ;OP bammiex

    • Dale Franklin January 6, 2015 at 7:45 pm -  Reply

      Hi Bammie ! Long time no tweet ! I’ll always try and keep smiling :)) – See ! x

  4. martin forbes December 19, 2014 at 7:35 pm -  Reply

    merry xmas to you dale

    • Dale Franklin January 6, 2015 at 7:46 pm -  Reply

      Thank you Martin – Got your card Thanks, hope you got mine :)

  5. Geraldine Carron December 22, 2014 at 1:07 pm -  Reply

    Dale I love love your dogs they look so cute and lovely I hope you all have a lovely Christmas and a happy new year from Geraldine

    • Dale Franklin January 6, 2015 at 7:48 pm -  Reply

      Hi Geraldine, Thank you I am rather fond of them too, a lot of work, but as long as I can still keep them clean – well worth it ! Yes, I had a lovely break – Hope you did too x

  6. martin forbes December 24, 2014 at 7:44 pm -  Reply

    happy birthday dale on xmas day hope you got my xmas card sent ot you in the post from me still waiting for my card from you merry xmas happy new year when it comes .
    all the best for 2015.

  7. martin forbes December 29, 2014 at 6:59 pm -  Reply

    Thanks for the xmas card dale and for another signed photo of you i think i have 4 now hope your xmas went well.the xmas card and photo arrived in the post monday 29th of december.

    • Dale Franklin January 6, 2015 at 8:09 pm -  Reply

      Ooops ! Better later than never – mind you if you have 4 now ! Put them in your front window, it’ll scare away door to door salesmen !!

  8. chantel briody January 8, 2015 at 5:28 pm -  Reply

    Hi Dale happy new year, yes I did give jess lots of hugs and love. I bought her a new coat. Take care best wishes chantel and jess . Big woof to ellie and Toby from jess

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