A busy time in the Franklin household


Toby - so that's what snowballs taste like!Hi all,
It's been a busy week as we celebrated our twins 16th birthdays and as I've blogged before – the last four weeks of the year are always hectic at home what with everything going on at The Q, five family birthdays and, oh yes, CHRISTMAS!!

Will IT (@WillGowing) held an informal Twitter vote as to when the Christmas decs should go up – the general consensus of opinion amongst the 'Tweeps' was this Sunday. Really? I suppose it depends on when it's convenient – and Tracey likes to leave the kids birthday cards out for a week before the decs appear – perhaps just a little Franklin quirkiness, but there it is. One thing we always stick to is never in November. How about you?

Charlie texted me today to give me the link to our promo for the 'Diamond Spectacular' next week – so here it is for you to enjoy!


Thanks to Charlie for this and I hope you can join us for three hours of dazzling, sparkling delight… and don't forget the diamonds either!!

But that's next week, this week – PERFECTLY timed for Christmas – I'll be launching a wonderful 8" Android tablet from Prestigio. We've sold thousands of fabulous multi-touch screen tablets from Prestigio in the last few months, as they are feature packed and offer such great value. This model is the 8" MultiPad 8.0 Ultra Duo, which has the smaller screen format championed by so many manufacturers this year.

If you want a bit of tech spec it has a 1.6Ghz Cortex A9 Dual core CPU and a Quad core GPU, 16Gb internal Flash memory plus expandable storage (we'll give you another 8Gb on a MicroSD card), 2 cameras, HDMI out, so you can watch any downloaded video on an HDTV, WiFi b/g/n, USB host etc. etc., and it comes with a dedicated case and stylus.

What does all this really mean – well In my opinion it's a great size, it has a lovely multi-touch screen which is in the popular 8" format and you can expand it's storage, if needs be. Perfect for surfing the web, emails, taking and viewing photos, listening to your music, reading ebooks, recording video, watching and or downloading online movies, YouTube, internet TV and radio, catching up with news and gossip around the world via Twitter and Facebook etc.

I've still missed out loads of features, but try and join me on Friday 7th December at midnight, and Abby Horne and I will give you a full presentation.

Try not to injure yourselves putting up the decs!
Dale x


  1. zoe December 10, 2012 at 1:47 pm -  Reply

    Hope you all have lovely birthdays, we have a birthday coming up as well here.
    Really enjoyed the diamond show with charlie, great viewing!
    We put up decorations 1st of decmber this year but it does vary a bit! nice to get a good amount of time with them though.
    Best wishes

  2. martin forbes December 10, 2012 at 6:21 pm -  Reply

    hi dale i oposted your card last monday merry xmas happy 2013 will big boys toys return to qvc in the future ihave obe including elvis pink cadillac and wiill qvc start to sell cds when they used to do music hour with like tony blackburn.can you reply

  3. dale franklin December 14, 2012 at 2:10 am -  Reply

    Hi Zoe Good to hear from you – I’m glad you enjoyed the Diamond show with Charlie, we’ve had really good feedback and I’m hoping we can do another one in the Spring perhaps? No doubt we’ll give you plenty of notice! Thanks for getting in touch and have a great Christmas. Dale x

  4. dale franklin December 14, 2012 at 2:16 am -  Reply

    Hi Martin I got your Xmas card – many thanks – I’ve sent one to you also. I do miss shows like Big Boys Toys and I hope they’ll return one day. I used to have a great laugh with Tony and David Hamilton when they were on – but our music nowadays tends be artists coming into the studio and recording songs live, such as Mel C, Il Divo and Mick Hucknall – rather than shows featuring several compilations. But who knows what the future may hold. Have a great Xmas Martin. Cheers Dale

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