Growing kids and upcoming TSVs!


First day at schoolWell, half term's here again! It's funny how these two words affects us all in so varying ways!

For me, nowadays, it's not day trips to London or theme parks but driving lessons! Yes, long-term viewers will sigh out loud when they realise my two little cherubs, who were only months old when I first entered the portals of Q Towers, are now driving their 'Old Man' around.

To be honest, I did get a little nostalgic as we drove passed their old Infant School. It really did seem, to me, only a couple of years ago that I used to stand in the playground waiting to be greeted by their energetic, enthusiastic cries of "Dadddyyyyy!"

Now, whilst I'm blessed to enjoy a great relationship with my two, I was not blind to the fact that their joy at seeing me was heightened by some 'cupboard love'!

You see, every Tuesday it was my turn to pick them up whilst Mum was at work – I decided that it would be fun if we stopped off at a lovely old style local store (sadly, long since closed) and let them choose some sweets etc.

This became known in our family as 'The Tuesday Chomp' and, not surprisingly, they commented on that rather than their old school πŸ™‚ The pic at the top is their first day at that school – Aaaahhhh!

Upcoming TSVs

PrestigioTSVI've had a chance to play with Saturday's beautiful 5" Android Smartphone TSV from Prestigio. It's also caught the eye of my son Jack, who actually thought it was better than his existing big brand Android phone and that was before he found out it was dual SIM, SIM free, and came with five different coloured covers!

It already has the black cover fitted, but in seconds you can swap it over to any of the colours shown here! Join me at midnight Friday into Saturday to find out more about this exciting smart phone offer – and there may be some cheeky Easy Pays too πŸ˜‰

I also let out a Richard Jackson 'Root Roar', when I found out that I'll be launching his amazing Flower Power TSV on Saturday into Sunday. This is quite simply the best plant food I have used and I know many of you Flower Powerwould agree!

So please join RJ and I at midnight Saturday!

P.S. If you don't know what a RJ 'Root Roar' is – you must tune in to find out πŸ˜‰ I know Richard and I would love it, if you could tweet any photos you may have of your 'Flower Power' success to me @dalefranklintv on Saturday night!


Just for Fun

Just for FunI'm away from the Q next week – so I thought I'd leave you with another Just for Fun photo comp.

Simply add what you think I might be saying into the comments section below – try and keep it clean! Haha!

Until next time! I hope you can stay safe, healthy and warm.

Dale x


  1. Marian Bolton February 23, 2014 at 12:10 pm -  Reply

    Happy Hols D! J4F then ….. you’re singing:
    “Oh a do like to be beside a G size ……”!!
    And a little ditty based on G’s question:
    Oh D, what can the matter be
    Dear D, is your favourite me or G?
    Think on it when you’re on the lavatory
    Then let G know that it’s me!!!!!
    Go on D, admit it, you’ve missed me right?!!

  2. Gail February 24, 2014 at 10:20 am -  Reply

    Just for fun D ……..
    “That’s a good idea, I think I’ll have a couple of boiled eggs for me tea”.
    “Careful where you stick that ice cream dear !!”.
    “Will you hurry up and take that photo, I’m dying for a ‘Jimmy Riddle'”.
    “Note to self, must buy some quick tan when I get home”.
    “Will someone please take Ma’s drawers orf me head, NOW.”
    I’ve gotta stop as I’m laughing too much. Be back later. Hi Ma xx. I think we’re both his favourites, eh Dale?
    Lovely photo of the children Dale xx
    G xx

  3. Gail February 24, 2014 at 10:28 am -  Reply

    Dale, I take it that’ll be a no then re being my Valentine! Sorry D, I just can’t help myself, ha ha.

  4. Gail February 24, 2014 at 5:51 pm -  Reply

    Dale, I’ve got another one ………
    JUST FOR FUN again ……..
    “If only they knew where those balloons were tied!!!!”

  5. Gail February 24, 2014 at 8:11 pm -  Reply

    JUST FOR FUN again, again ………….
    “She’s sooooooooooo busted ………. making me do this.”

  6. Gail March 2, 2014 at 12:18 am -  Reply

    JUST FOR FUN ………..
    “That reminds me, must keep a note of Ma’s ditties in my super duper Silver Fox notebook.”

  7. Gail March 2, 2014 at 12:41 am -  Reply

    Dale I”ve got a little ditty too, for you. Same tune as Mars (too late to think of me own tune as well Dale).
    “Oh Dale I’ll tell you what’s up with me
    2 many in this re lay lay tion ship you see
    So I bagsy you from Monday to Saturday
    Hey Ma do you agree, with me, hee hee.”
    How’s dat den!!!

  8. Dale Franklin March 10, 2014 at 1:34 am -  Reply

    Your both aaawful – but I like you! (Dick Emery) x

  9. Gail March 10, 2014 at 10:18 am -  Reply

    “Th-th-th-that’s all folks!” (Looney Tunes) x

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