A merry Christmas from the BOTF!


Toby Christmas cardDear all,

This is probably the last blog of 2012, so I thought I'd just simply say a huge THANK YOU to anyone who has taken the trouble to read the BOTF (Blog of the Fox) this year.

As I have often said, you don't have to leave comments after, but it's great to hear from you if you do and it often gives me inspiration for future blogs, so you could play an active part in what may go into future blogs.

Some of you will have had a very tough 2012 and some may have had a wonderful year, some may have had a pretty average one, whichever of these strike a chord I sincerely hope that you will all have a wonderful Christmas break and a stunningly healthy, engaging and inspiring 2013.

If you're looking for something to sing over Christmas, please check out Marian and Gail's wonderful Christmas songs from the comments section of my last blog – or send in your own!

Lastly, I leave you with a lovely picture of my faithful pal Toby.

If you follow me on twitter.com   @dalefranklintv  – there are plenty of photos of Toby, backstage shenanigans at the Q or products I'm presenting on the day.

May I send Seasons Greetings, a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!
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  1. martin forbes bucksburn aberdeen December 21, 2012 at 7:07 pm -  Reply

    merry xmas dale i goyt your card and photo on tuesday.thank you

  2. sadie gower December 22, 2012 at 1:36 am -  Reply

    Hi Dale, May I wish you and your family, especially Toby, a wonderful Christmas and all the best for the New Year. I loved seeing Toby on the Sunday night show, and every time he appeared I shouted ‘love you’ at the tv, and the two cats trying to sleep on my lap looked at me sideways! He is beautiful though, and seemed very happy and relaxed. Wonderful!
    Wishing you a special
    happy birthday as well!
    love from sadie x

  3. Dale Franklin December 24, 2012 at 11:51 am -  Reply

    Martin – Glad you got it in time – Merry Christmas !
    Hi Sadie, as I write my daughter Ali is putting a large ribbon around his neck – he loves any attention ! Just like his Dad !! Merry Christmas to you and the cats. Im back at the Q on the 28th! Dale xx

  4. Sam Ryan December 25, 2012 at 9:34 am -  Reply

    Hi Dale,
    Merry Christmas to you and your famly and of course the lovely Toby !
    And the very best of wishes for the New Year to you all !
    Take care.
    Love Sam (Dublin)x

  5. dale franklin December 27, 2012 at 9:06 pm -  Reply

    Hi Sam, Great to hear from you – hope your Christmas went well and here’s to a wonderful 2013! Dale x

  6. Gail December 30, 2012 at 8:12 pm -  Reply

    Hello Dale,
    Hope you had a lovely Birthday and Christmas with the family. Did you get my card, although I didn’t put my address on it like you suggested on previous blog (wasn’t falling for that old chestnut)!!!
    I did text through though the other evening to say hello to yourself and Frankie, but it didn’t come through; I don’t know why, it had nothing untoward in it. Perhaps it was because I happened to mention that that wonderful bed in your previous hour had just one thing missing, AN EJECT BUTTON. You know, for those moments when yer hubby says, “Just going to watch Match Of The Day dear”. You give him one of those looks, press the eject button and say,”Yes dear, but not in ‘ere you ain’t, bye.” How wonderful would that be.
    D, I love your hat on the previous blog, absolutely love it. You know I love anything that makes me laugh, ha ha.
    Ma, hope you are okay and had a lovely Christmas x
    Happy New Year.
    Gail xx

  7. dale franklin December 31, 2012 at 2:18 pm -  Reply

    Hi Gail, Yes I did get your card thank you very much and I did get one from Marian too ! much appreciated. I’ll put the ejector button idea to our buyers ! I’m sorry your text wasn’t put up ? I didn’t know you had sent it but thanks for bothering. x HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL !! Dale x

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