Bank holiday fun plus upcoming offers


Well the bank holiday was a bit of a washout wasn’t it? That said we really can’t complain about the wonderful weather in the days leading up to it.

Dale Franklin's dog

Toby and Ellie retreated to the cool of the undergrowth in our garden and were given their own daisy chains, handmade by Ali!  They are so used to having hair bungees and clips in to keep their hair out of their eyes, they really aren’t bothered at all and sat patiently, whilst she took a few pics – they look like a couple of happy hippies.

Dale Franklin's dog

When it’s very hot I try and restrict their walks to the morning and evening and even then stick to the shade of the woods rather than the open heathland – I always take a belt that has a bottle holder built in and a pocket for their foldable water bowl! I’m not kidding – it’s quite a fashion statement and one that I’m sure that Michelle Hope would approve of ; )

Anyway,  I hope you managed to enjoy the good weather before the thunderstorms arrived over the weekend.

Back at the Q, I’ll be presenting the Jewellery Month Grand Final on Wednesday Evening at 10pm and then midnight on Thursday I’ll be launching Friday’s Today’s Special Value (TSV) from Dyson with regular Dyson Guest Steve MacDonald.

Dyson vacuum

The TSV is the superb Dyson V6 Trigger Pro Cord free vacuum Cleaner – which is designed for handheld use and ideal for all sorts of jobs around the house particularly if you have pets around as I do. It features the powerful V6 Digital motor plus the mini motorised tool accessory which is excellent at picking up pet hair from your sofa, crumbs from your car seats and much more – of course we’ll be offering it to our QVC Customers at a very special price! I hope you can join us and please feel free to tweet or text any questions you have regarding the TSV during the show!

Until next time stay bejewelled and spotlessly clean…



  1. Marie Mugford May 31, 2017 at 4:05 pm -  Reply

    Hi Dale your dogs are beautiful and I love their hair decorations.

    • Dale Franklin June 12, 2017 at 5:27 pm -  Reply

      Thank you Marie – I can’t take the credit or blame for the embellishments ! Dale x

  2. laura May 31, 2017 at 6:55 pm -  Reply

    Hi Dale we live on a boat and put a bowl of water out for the walkers and their dogs. It is amazing how many do not carry water and even have a thought of water as they are drinking their drinks! Lovely pics x

    • Dale Franklin June 12, 2017 at 5:29 pm -  Reply

      Ah that’s very thoughtful of you Laura – as mine have such thick coats they really need to keep hydrated and it stops Toby drinking from stale puddles ! Dale x

  3. Mrs Lorraine Selby June 1, 2017 at 11:29 am -  Reply

    Dale , i needed something to smile about this morning , and your beautiful dogs , with those beautiful expressions , gave me more than a smile . Thankyou XX kisses for your dogs .

    • Dale Franklin June 12, 2017 at 5:31 pm -  Reply

      Thanks Lorraine, I’m glad we helped to cheer you up a little – Kisses duly given ! Dale x

  4. Janet June 1, 2017 at 9:42 pm -  Reply

    So cute! Lovely photos, thank you for sharing.

    • Dale Franklin June 12, 2017 at 5:32 pm -  Reply

      My pleasure Janet, thanks for leaving a comment ! Dale x

  5. Ashley June 2, 2017 at 8:11 pm -  Reply

    Hi Dale, Love your dogs, I used to have a Beardie, they are such characters I miss my Betswy so much.

    • Dale Franklin June 12, 2017 at 5:36 pm -  Reply

      They are great characters and lots of work as you’ll know first hand Ashley ! But they repay you 10 times over. You obviously have cherished memories of Betswy or was it Betsy ? Lovely to hear from you. Dale x

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