Gem Day, Lisa Snowdon and another caption comp!


Dale with Lisa SnowdonHi all,

Just a quick blog to remind you to tune into the launch of Gem Day tonight (Tuesday into Wednesday). As always it's a glittering selection of gemstones from around the World, many of which are rarely seen on the High Street. If you love diamonds set in white gold, you'll be very pleased you tuned in. We have a fantastic design and, of course, price for our Gem Day TSV and Easy Pays to make life a little easier!

We don't have huge stocks and it may be the early bird catches the worm – but trust me it'll be worth it. So please join myself and diamond expert Laurie Wickwire at midnight (Tuesday). Later, on Wednesday night at 10pm, I'll be back with Laurie for an hour of exquisite diamonds and then to wrap up what is set to be a sparkling day, I'll be presenting the final hour of the day with Me Buddeee Charlie Brook – I'm sure it'll be an entertaining end to a great day for gemstone fans.

TobyDid you manage to spoil yourselves last Sunday? If so perhaps you caught the Premiere Lisa Snowdon Jewellery Collection – the show was a great success and Lisa was a joy to work with, I know it sounds a little bit cheesy but her vivacious, fun personality seems to be captured by the designs – I'll try to keep you posted when the next show is scheduled.

After Gem Day, I'm taking a few days off and I'll be back on air the following Wednesday. Haven't shown a picture of Toby recently, so I thought I'd include him in this week's caption competition – remember it's 'just for fun' and I love reading your suggestions in the comments section below.

Till next time, Dale x


  1. Jan Burnley April 23, 2013 at 4:50 pm -  Reply

    Goody goody!! Dad’s home.

  2. Teresa Karasavvas April 23, 2013 at 10:37 pm -  Reply

    Caption for Toby
    “Where’s the water – way too much conditioner – I need to tone it down” I am just a big fluff ball!

  3. Gail April 24, 2013 at 5:33 pm -  Reply

    “Hey, wait for me D. Oh no, that Gail’s got me at it now.”

  4. angel a white April 24, 2013 at 6:21 pm -  Reply

    wow!!!!!!!!! this wash n go is good stuff! strike a pose! x

  5. Marian Bolton April 24, 2013 at 9:47 pm -  Reply

    ‘Oh no, how embarrassing ……. I can’t look …….. doesn’t Dad realise you can see the size of his begonias in those short shorts!!!!
    Back later D&G when I’m 50!!! I doubt I’ll be any more grown up though!!

  6. Gail April 25, 2013 at 7:13 pm -  Reply

    “Hair we go again for our morning run ….”
    Happy Birthday Ma. Hope I look as good as u when I am 50!!!! :)

  7. carole parker April 26, 2013 at 12:07 am -  Reply

    hey somebodys getting the roast out of the oven!

  8. Gail April 26, 2013 at 6:58 am -  Reply

    “I think I need the shampoo for flyaway hair next time D.”
    Enjoy your few days ‘orf D x

  9. Gail April 26, 2013 at 7:15 am -  Reply

    “Do yer have to get that big thing out every time we’re out walking? (I mean his camera girls). I know what you girls are like; I read all his blogs yer know, don’t I Dale’icious.”

  10. Linda April 26, 2013 at 7:05 pm -  Reply

    “I’ve heard of the Croydon Facelift, but, this is ridiculous!”
    Hope this made you smile Dale. Enjoyed watching the Silver Fox and Silver Cub at their best the other night! xx

  11. Gail April 29, 2013 at 8:18 am -  Reply

    “Get a move on Dadeo :), I wanna get home to read your blog.”

  12. Dale Franklin April 29, 2013 at 8:56 am -  Reply

    Fantastic comments ladies – Jan that’s cos it means food or walkies !
    Teresa , Gail, Angela and Marian – brilliant ! Carole – you’ve obviuosly met Toby !
    Happy Birthday Ma ! Thanks again to you all !, xx

  13. carole parker April 29, 2013 at 7:23 pm -  Reply

    no havnt met toby but we did have a beardie who could be at the far end of the garden and dancing round my feet the moment i opened the oven door he was sooo like your toby, wonder if he`s from Wales? now i`m housekeeper for two cats and sometimes i`m allowed to sleep on their[!] bed C.

  14. Dale Franklin May 1, 2013 at 9:36 am -  Reply

    Hi Linda, sometimes my daughter puts Toby’s hair in a top knot and it gives him a facelift if too tight !! Carole – he’s actually from just outside Walsall in the Midlands – all Beardies seem to have a big appetite ! It’s all that rushing around – Dale x

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