Super Sunday fun


Toby in his Pink Ribbon Walk fineryHi all,

I hope you enjoyed our Super Sunday! There was a great buzz around the place and it was great to see so many of my colleagues and guests around at the same time. I hope you were able to join us and bag a bargain or two.

It's funny, but because of our shift patterns etc., sometimes I don't get to see some of the other presenters for months, for example I saw Anne (ooh no!) for the first time in months on Saturday night. We had so much to catch up on.

I was chatting with Anne when Ali Young came up and asked what I was doing for Super Sunday's launch. 'I've got a lovely Sony camera with Mat Trim', I replied. 'What's a Mat Trim?', she asked. 'A guest', I replied. After she had controlled her giggles she explained that she thought a 'Mat Trim' was a feature of the camera! Ali and I fell about laughing at this and also the very funny video 'Will IT' filmed at Ali's home, check out the naughty dog! I won't let Toby watch it!

I'm back on 'The Morning Show' both Wednesday and Thursday this week – on Wednesday I'll also be working with the lovely 'Loose Woman' Andrea McLean and her stylish Diamonique range. On Thursday I have an hour of Dazzling Druzy and another opportunity to talk with Maurice Ostro about his father's legacy, Ostro Blue Topaz.

Then I'll be taking a break from the pristine white halls of Chiswick Park and be back in touch later this month.

Thanks for your comments on my last blog – following on from the book reading theme – I don't read novels, during work time, as there's so much work-related research to absorb, but when I have a week or two's break I'll generally read any historical action page-turner, like a Wilbur Smith, Conn Iggulden or a Simon Scarrow. They generally contain just about everything to make a fantastic read and transport me to another place and time. So hopefully I'll be transported to various locations and centuries over the next couple of weeks.

I couldn't resist one more photo of Toby on his big BCC day!

Take care and carry on…
Dale x


  1. Marian Bolton July 4, 2012 at 9:10 pm -  Reply

    D’ya know Gail, he’s always trying to get us into trouble (we wish!) ……… “carry on” indeed!! Oh I could carry on alright Daleo, especially after my ‘Fifty Shades’ enlightenment!! I tell ya, I’ve had my eyes opened that much in the last fortnight, I need fifty shades to cover em! Wikipedia is my new favourite pastime!!!
    Gail, you’re hilarious and I don’t believe for a minute that you’re a prude! Big lol, that was funnier than your ‘whiskey diet’ and BSM jokes! I hope you don’t think too badly of me reading filth (which is definitely what it is)! I’ve moved on to book two now ……. only cos I’m convinced there’s a love story in it somewhere, just takes a bit of finding!!
    Have a lovely holiday Dale’icious.
    Another gorgeous pic’y of Toby. Don’t forget to post the one of him asleep with his paw on the rugby ball!! Yes, I was ogling over the ironing on Sunday afternoon!!
    Keep in touch ‘prude’ Gail!! BIG LOL!! Note, SHOUTY CAPITALS!!!!!!

  2. Gail July 6, 2012 at 8:44 am -  Reply

    Ma, you are awful, but I like you (remember that one Don Daleoni); yesssssssssssssssss I saw you flirting Daleo. Ma’s right, you are such a big tease.
    Your book Ma was in the Newspaper yesterday. Apparently ten million copies sold and there is a baby boom because of it. I may have to buy it solely for research purposes you understand.
    I heard you mentioning how much you love the Pilates machine Ma. If I had one I would be on it all day, LITERALLY, as once I got on it I wouldn’t be able to get off; it’s too low for my poor joints.
    Do you think D is gradually giving us the big E Ma?
    Don Daleoni, have a wonderful holiday. Bet he’s off to Sicily!!
    Happy reading everyone. Lovely photo of the lovely Toby. xxxxxx

  3. Marian Bolton July 7, 2012 at 6:28 pm -  Reply

    You could be right there Gail, but not about D giving us the big E, at least I hope not! D, R U giving us the big E? I 1 2 know Mr T! (There could be a whole new language in that!!)
    No, I mean about D’s whereabouts Gail ……. Sisilly ………. or maybe Sillyppines!! Though I reckon he’s more likely in Argenteaser!!!! But, don’t cry for him G, he’ll be back soon!! In the meantime, that research project should keep you going!
    Love M

  4. Gail July 10, 2012 at 8:38 am -  Reply

    Ma, you is funny. I think we should take a trip to the Scilly Isles; we’d b quite at ‘ome there (if you can tear yourself away from that book of course). Unless you’re going to Ma………jorca of course!!
    We’re all going on a summer holiday
    No more working for a week or two
    We’re all going on a summer holiday
    And Daleo you can come tooooooooooooooooooo,
    Dal e o you can come too
    It’s too early M for all this, I’m going back to bed.

  5. Marian Bolton July 13, 2012 at 7:56 pm -  Reply

    Evening G. TGIF!
    Wonder how D’s getting on. D’ya think he’s a speedos or shorts man?!
    You must be joking misses. Mind you, if you will “carry on” with your midnight galavanting with the Fox!! Yes G, your boasting did not go unnoticed!! You wouldn’t catch me doing that ….. say for instance if I’d been to a royal garden party or anything!!
    Are you still house hunting G? Forget ‘room for a pony’, just make sure you get somewhere with a playroom! Get on with that research and all will be revealed …….. literally!!
    Speaking of which, I’m off to “carry on” with ‘Fifty’.
    C Ya!

  6. fiona williams July 14, 2012 at 9:46 pm -  Reply

    Hi Dale,
    so you enjoy reading! I can heartily recommend ‘shades of grey’. Tracey will definately be pinching it off you!!! Hope you have a great holiday.
    Fiona in Grove, Oxon.

  7. Gail July 17, 2012 at 11:27 am -  Reply

    L O M, L O D,
    You sure that Fifty Shades of Grey isn’t a book about our weather M? I went into Smiths to buy a copy and came out with two cook books – SHOULD’VE GONE TO SPECSAVERS!!
    Haven’t u heard M, I’m moving in with Ali Young. Those horses and dogs M, did u c em? I’m Ali’s newest best friend; those horses M, I’m in loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.
    This is GP for the RAC, BBC, TSV, QVC, HGV, SBC, WC saying over and out, FOR NOW X

  8. Marian Bolton July 18, 2012 at 9:41 pm -  Reply

    LOL G! Never mind the specs, you need a hearing aid Mrs P. ‘Fifty Shades’ is not a book about Cooking!!!
    Arf me last comment’s gone AWOL. Is it me or have the blog police got stricter?! I think I must be giving someone a big headache! Must try harder with me Ps and Qs!
    Ali Young’s place looks fab doesn’t it. Love the horses and the dogs, though I’m not sure I’d make it out of the bathroom with all those goodies in there!!!!
    Big hugs

  9. Jonathan July 21, 2012 at 3:03 pm -  Reply

    Hi Dale
    I hope you are well and the new set is looking great. Many moons ago I did my work experience at QVC in the Marco Polo building and it is amazing how much QVC has grown.
    On a wider note, someone I met recently represents home shopping channels and did a talk about how home shopping channels innovate sooner than regular channels which is so true! In fact, I wrote a story about QVC’s 3D trials on my blog.
    I notice you do a lot of the AV shows Dale and I hope you don’t mind me asking but what is the procedure to be considered for guest presenting? I run a very well read blog about 3D technology and have spoken at several events about 3D TV, Blu-ray, cinema etc. It would be great to audition for one of your AV shows, especially if you ever intended to do a 3D special (especially with the BBC doing a two year trial and Sky 3D going free for the next several weeks). Would you be able to share any advice?
    Thanks Dale!

  10. Marian Bolton July 22, 2012 at 6:30 pm -  Reply

    D, u should c the size of MY b’gonias!! No really u should, so I’m sending u a pic e. Will u give it 2 RJ please. Y? Cos I 1 2 c my BIG b’gonias on QVC!
    They r planted in an Easy Fill Hanging Basket sat in a Babylon Bowl bracket, planted with Container Magic and fed regularly with Flower Power. They r stunning! Don’t let me now down D, I’m counting on u!!! Ta.

  11. Gail July 23, 2012 at 1:10 pm -  Reply

    I M soooooooooooooo hot, must b d weather. L O M xx
    M, you know that Fifty Shades of Grey; well I M fifty shades of pink after spending an hour in the garden yesterday (don’t tell Ali Young DAL.E.O.).
    I went to see Joe Longthorne last night – OMG, that wonderful voice; by Joe (get the pun DAL.E.O.) he’s still got it and whatever it is, I want it. The only trouble was that the music was so loud that I couldn’t hear myself singing. Best voice ever; love him. You must go M A D. Nooooooooo, silly, not mad as in mad, but mad as in Ma And Dale.
    M, U know the only thing about hand—-s, don’t U? They stop you reaching the remote control!! Wooooooooooooooo Hooooooooooo.
    DAL.E.O., I must go and tend to my Gladiators; oops, I mean Gladioli.

  12. Gail July 24, 2012 at 8:30 am -  Reply

    Ma,stop encouraging me …….. I’m very easily led. My hubbie had a couple of heart procedures recently and It put the ‘wind’ up him to be honest, but the good news is he’s been on a sort of diet and he’s dropped 2 dress sizes!!!!!!!!!

  13. Marian Bolton July 24, 2012 at 7:11 pm -  Reply

    Love to your hubbie G XX
    Hope you got him well stocked up when Lenny was ‘in town’ at the weekend then! LOL!!
    I’ve just bought Franklin Fox!!! Not sure how I’m going to explain that one to my hubbie though!!
    I’m moaning about the weather already … how about you?! Still, I’m off work next week so it’s bound to be raining by then! D’s back on Friday. Hope you’re on loads next week D.

  14. Marian Bolton July 25, 2012 at 7:15 pm -  Reply

    Me again D and G and BP (that’s ‘Blog Police’). Well I av 2 sweeten em up 2 get this 1 past em!! Hope u enjoy G if it works!) Well, I couldn’t leave it at 13 comments now could I?! And we all know D doesn’t always bother 2 add a comment!! Yes D, your lack-a-dale-sical approach hasn’t gone unnoticed!!
    Anyhow, back 2 the plot! I’ve posted a couple of pic e’s of me big 1’s 2 u 2’day so u should get em 2’morrow! Of course, u know what that means don’t u?! Well, now I’ve shown u mine, u av 2 show me yours! I don’t mind if u want to show G as well! C’mon Mr T, don’t be shy now!!

  15. Marian Bolton July 26, 2012 at 8:17 pm -  Reply

    G G, she who dares eh! Or have The Q just awarded the ‘blog police’ contract to G4! LOL!! That’s a lot of G’s G ….. just for you and your new love of horses!! Hope all’s well.
    Right then, I reckon the BP deserve a break so I’m off to lie low for a bit. Well, I have just bought my hubbie a grey tie!! I need to get in his good books see before Frankin Fox moves in!
    And that’s just about enough from me.
    CHEER io

  16. Gail July 27, 2012 at 11:09 am -  Reply

    L O D, nice to have U back; there’s nothing like the Gween Gween Gwass of ‘ome (remember that 1 D? Hilarious).
    M, B’ave, A D.
    OMG D, M’s only gone N bought Franklin Fox.
    D, I F got A bit of a DALEMMA (get it D). U C, my hubbie wants 2 send me orf on a ‘Fear of Flying Course’. The DALEMMA D is that now I M looking 4 A ‘Fear of Fear of Flying Course’. N E I deas D?
    As 4 M’s big ones D, she’s bragging again. M, B’ave.
    LOL (NOTE BIG SHOUTY CAPITALS M) – what is she like D?
    M A D, I M going 2 B going away 4 A bit (no, I’m not going there, and I M not going to Prison either D).
    LOL U 2 and take care. xxxxx

  17. martin forbes July 29, 2012 at 10:25 am -  Reply

    hi dale hope you are well.
    and settlingin to qvc new building can you give me the new mailing address for sending xmas card.

  18. Marian Bolton August 1, 2012 at 11:16 am -  Reply

    A D, G’s lying u know. She’s not really going away. She’s bought the ‘Fifty Shades’ trilogy and a house with a play room!! It could b a while b4 we hear from her!!!! Speaking of which, I shouldn’t be here! Looking DDG on the Morning Show D! x

  19. Gail August 8, 2012 at 10:23 am -  Reply

    Where is everyone!!

  20. Marian Bolton August 23, 2012 at 6:56 pm -  Reply

    I’m here G but D has gone AWOL again! What did I tell ya ……lackadalesical! I’m off 2 give him a telling off on his new blog. xx

  21. marie mckelvie December 9, 2012 at 8:31 pm -  Reply

    hi Dale lovely pic of Toby.lovely big dog/did you see Julia cinnamon hair tht it was lovely what do u think of it?i hate the cold weather,and will be glad when xmas over to.By the way my son 37 has been very grey for a few yrs now but did not get a great name silver fox::take care marie

  22. George Halliday May 6, 2013 at 3:00 pm -  Reply

    Dale i like your presentation on the Acer 500gig computer shown on today’s special value. I noticed when i purchased my one one the first showing there was a piano on the one i order and the one you showed. I can not find this on my one purchased. I telephoned technicians branch and they can not help. Yet there was lots of talk on this computer about a piano being on it. Help! Can you please help me
    A long watched viewer.
    Kind regards.
    George Halliday

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