Just for fun!


Charlie and IHi again,

Busy as always a the Q, although I did find time to have lunch with me Buddy (charlie Brook) see photo. Toby is fully recovered again and is running twice as fast to make up for lost time, thanks for your concern in your comments and on Twitter @dalefranklintv.

For a while now Tracey and I have had it in mind to move home, but with the state of the housing market and GCSE's (for the kids not us!)

We've decided to stay put for the foreseeable future – Working with Richard Jackson at the weekend really got me thinking about changes I'd like to make to our garden this year. Tracey meanwhile is pricing up a new kitchen and a possible extension! … Where's that Estate agents number?

Yankee Candle Today's Special ValueTalking of Gardens – On Friday we have a fabulous Today's Special Value from Yankee Candles – it's the 18 piece "Secret Garden Votive Collection" (see photo).

It's a must-have and includes 16 wax samplers including all your floral fragrance favourites plus "A child's wish" and "Loves me Loves me not" with 2 glass Votive holders.

I imagine that all the Yankee devotees will be out in force to join myself and Rosa at Midnight Thursday for the launch. With a more than fair chance of perhaps receiving it in time for Mother's Day ?

What is this?Just For Fun!

This week, I thought I'd start a new "just for fun" photo competition – each week I'll post a close-up of an item available on QVC and then you can post your guesses as comments and I'll reveal the answer in the next blog – remember it's just for a bit of fun! Here is the first offering.

Good luck, Health and Happiness.

Dale x


  1. Sue Wilson February 28, 2013 at 7:14 pm -  Reply

    Is it from Bose?? Tomorrow’s TSV looks like a lovely present for Mother’s Day.

  2. Vivienne Wallis February 28, 2013 at 7:29 pm -  Reply

    Hi Dale
    Looking forward to Yankee TSV. You are my favourite male presenter. Rosa always makes the candles come to life with her explanation of the various perfumes. See you at midnight.

  3. martin forbes bucksburn aberdeen March 1, 2013 at 2:31 pm -  Reply

    hi dale a fan heater .hope you are well enjoying 2 weeks lazy holidays off from work doing nothing.sad new sabout julia roberts.but she will pull through.

  4. wendy March 3, 2013 at 10:18 pm -  Reply

    Hi Dale
    it looks like a bose system
    love wendy

  5. Dale Franklin March 4, 2013 at 8:17 pm -  Reply

    Hi Vivienne and many thanks for your kind comments – I hope we didn’t disappoint you with the Yankee Shows – Rosa was on great form x
    Hi Martin, Sorry you are not right but I see where you’re coming from !
    Hi Wendy – Yeesssss ! Got it it one – it’s from the Bose Wave Music System, as you correctly guessed, Charlie rang me up to wind me up ! He said when you hovered your cursor over the photo it gave the answer !
    Thanks for playing Dale x

  6. Marian Bolton March 5, 2013 at 6:16 pm -  Reply

    Bother D, you’ve jumped in there too early fella! Some of us have had a busy few days don’t ya know ………stripping!!! WALLPAPER D&G!! Got the decorators coming next week and, at their daily rates, I thought I’d do the stripping off! Can you picture it D?!! Anyhow, I was gonna guess ‘Bose’. No, honestly, I was!
    I didn’t like that competition anyway ……. not silly enough for me, so I’ve made my own up. It’s called the ‘Substitute the caption in Charlie’s speech bubble’ competition!! And here’s my entry (no smutty remarks please G!!):
    “I know you’re always going on about your chubby fingers buddy, but I think you’ve gone a bit too far with that diet!” Or how about:
    “I bonely have eyes for you Daleo!” Or just simply:
    “Bone appetite!”
    Speaking of silly stuff, have you seen that ‘Dance pony dance’ advert? It’s absolutely hilarious. Google it or search on YouTube. “Silly stuff. It matters”!!
    Don’t worry about me not winning your competition D, I won Julia’s book competition. Did you hear? I’m well chuffed.
    Bye for now
    Hi G xx

  7. Marian Bolton March 6, 2013 at 8:58 pm -  Reply

    D, I’ve got a late entry ………”It’s a One Time Bonely!” LOL!!

  8. Gail March 7, 2013 at 7:27 am -  Reply

    Morning Dale, Morning Ma,
    Your comments were brilliant Ma; they had me laughing all day yesterday. I love the joke especially, brilliant xx
    Have a nice weekend.
    G x

  9. Dale Franklin March 7, 2013 at 11:50 am -  Reply

    Marian and Gail, lovely to hear from you both – Ma I love your idea – I think I’ll use it if I may !
    Yes I’ve seen the ad – not as funny as the baby doing GangNam ? Xx

  10. Marian Bolton March 9, 2013 at 9:51 am -  Reply

    Listen D, you can pinch anything of mine you like! Just one question though, who was the big kiss meant for at the end of your last comment??!!!!! X
    Not seen the baby doing GangNam, I’ll go check it out now. x

  11. Gail March 12, 2013 at 9:30 am -  Reply

    Size definitely matters D, so I’ll take the big one!! Kiss that is X

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