Christmas decs and a Monster Saturday Night Gifts finale!


TobyI know some of you will be reading this with a knowing smile on your face – a smile that says – "Xmas is sorted!". But conversely, I know that probably a larger number of you (ahem us!) are not smiling, but thinking "I'd better get me skates on!"

If you, like me, are one of the latter – panic not! The Q is here to help us!

Well done to the former group – but the rest of us still have time to order some amazing gifts before our last shipping day (20th) and we'll give you plenty of notice ahead of the cut-off day.


SNG Finale!

Debbie and I will be presenting the final Saturday Night Gifts this Saturday (14th) together! We have a great selection including a brilliant opportunity to get a really well-priced Archos dual-sim smartphone TSV (if it's still available) and another chance to get our Apple iPad mini bundle with a choice of folio case colours.

Also, music lovers – we will have the very talented KT Tunstall performing in the studio, just her and her guitar. You'll be able to order the guitar and her CD album, 'Invisible Empire // Crescent Moon', during the show.

KT was unable to join me in my last solo show, as she had a really bad throat and literally couldn't talk, let alone sing – so we're thrilled that she can make our last show.

For parents, grandparents etc we'll have the Moshi Monsters in the studio with Mr Moshi himself!! Also, get your hands on the brand new Xbox One FIFA edition!!

Tune in for all of those brilliant buys and many more great gift ideas this Saturday at 8-10pm.

We've had some fantastic musical guests throughout the series, have a look…

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Diamonds are forever

Charlie hot chocolateI enjoyed presenting the three-hour Diamond Spectacular with me-buddy Charlie on Monday – we had a lot of tweets and texts on the night – so a big thank you!

As usual Charlie borrowed one of my sparkly ties, as he says he never has one!? (this is our 3rd show!?) I'm glad I didn't lend him any trousers though, as literally three minutes before we went live, he dropped a hot chocolate drink I'd bought him – all down him!

I left him in a panic as I raced into to the studio, fully expecting to start alone – but amazingly he just made it as the opening credits rolled (apparently with a little help from our presenter manager?) – I don't even want to know how he cleaned himself up so quickly, but suffice to say – he did.

Deck the halls

WreathWe finally got our Xmas decs up at home last weekend including the Bethlehem Lights wreath on our front door. It's the first lit wreath we've had on our front door, and I think it looks really festive.

I took quite a while to get all the decorations down from the loft all by myself – ahhhhh!

It wasn't until the next day that my wife suggested there may still be a box left in the loft!

"No" I said incredulously (in a Basil Faulty style) "I'm sure I got them all, but I'll check if you insist!!" As I thought – she was quite wrong! – I'd somehow missed four additional boxes! #mustbookeyetest 

Toby took it all in his stride, but as is so often the case when the house is upside down during the decorating – he got involved or rather my daughter Ali got him involved – as you can see in the photo at the top!

Thanks for all of your Christmas cards that you've sent in – I really appreciate it, particularly bearing in mind postage costs. I'm afraid I didn't make the QVC Xmas card this year but I'll be sending you one back (while stocks last) if you included your address.

Just 4 Fun

This week I thought you'd like to see this little extract from my last Saturday Night Gifts with Lee Hohbein, Emer from Elemis, Lisa Snowdon, Will IT and myself. Yes I would go into the jungle if asked!! 

Till the 'Christmas Blog of The Fox'! Take care and stay warm!

Dale x


  1. Gail December 17, 2013 at 10:21 am -  Reply

    A real classy exit Dale.

  2. martin forbes bucksburn aberdeen watching via sky tv December 19, 2013 at 6:39 pm -  Reply

    hope you got my xmas card dalrmerry xmas and happy new year when it comes

  3. Dale Franklin December 22, 2013 at 1:11 am -  Reply

    Thanks martin I did – hope you got mine and Merry Xmas to you :))
    Thank you so much for my notebook Gail – its brilliant x you got a mention in my Xmas message :))) x

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