Just relaxing in the garden…


As always I hope all’s well! As I sit in my garden with gorgeous blue skies, punctuated with threatening rain clouds overhead, the barbecue gently sizzling away, I thought I’d send out a quick blog.

A huuuuuge sigh of relief emanated from Franklin Towers last weekend as the last of the A-level exams were completed by Ali and Jack – they now have the tortuous wait along with many thousands of others, until August when the results are in.

As I have said to readers of my blog before and I have said again to my two – not getting their desired grades might seem to them to be the end of the road, but I say that it might just mean that you have to take another route to reach your destination?

Of course, I realise that it’s bound to be a disappointment after such a long haul of study etc, but there are usually alternative options available and I wish I had a penny for the times I’ve heard someone say that an alternative approach worked out better for them in the long run. Worrying about the results won’t change them – so enjoy your summer hols! Easier said than done, I know!

OK sermon over, oooh I can smell my Green Seasons Aberdeen Angus burgers on the barbecue – I think they need turning over – back in a mo!

smartphone for dales blog3 cropThey’re doing very nicely J Next week’s blog will be a bit juicier with news of Jewellery Day and July’s Jewellery Icon and catching up on the week’s TSVs – talking of which, this weekend I’ll be launching a great and incredibly affordable smartphone offer from Vodafone in the form of the Smart Prime 6.

It has a fabulous 5” screen, is 4G compatible on Vodafone ‘Pay as you go’, comes complete with a case and £10 credit to get you started, plus it boasts a quad-core processor for a fast and reliable user experience running on the popular Android operating system.

We have secured a quite remarkable price and I hope you can join me at midnight on Saturday, when all will be revealed.

So more next week, until then I’ll leave you with another wildlife pic. This one is of a Blue tit that had just fledged in our garden and was waiting for mum to feed him or her!

Blue tit

Take care and stay calm.

Dale x


  1. Carmy June 25, 2015 at 12:55 am -  Reply

    Love that pic of blue tit. I think it’s shouting, “oi Mum grab some of that burger”! Lol

  2. martin forbes June 30, 2015 at 6:40 pm -  Reply

    hi dale hope you are well iam not bad iam sure your son and daughter will hear they have passed their results in august hopefully good news

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