Oh deer! Sneaky peeks and more


Hi all! How lucky was I – I booked a few days off at the beginning of the month and enjoyed some beautiful early summer sunshine – don’t worry I was all Ultrasun’d up ! I’ve been back at work for a few days now but I find it’s good to recharge the batteries when I can.

I presented ‘The Lunchtime Show’ on Monday and Wednesday last week and as I mentioned in my last blog, I’m really enjoy the concept of these shows, have you managed to catch one yet? If you are around during weekdays at 1pm come and join us. One of the highlights for me is the competition called T’he LunchQ’! It’s easy to enter and one of the panel of guests could win you up to £75 in Q credits.

This week, we’re celebrating Best of British, Green Seasons 3rd Anniversary at 5pm this Wednesday with Master Butcher Pat Herlihy (Pat Butcher to Andi P and I) and Chef Michael James, All on-air items have FREE P&P ! Mmmmm! Can’t wait.

Then on Thursday, we have British floorcare specialists Vax celebrating 11 years at The Q with an innovative Vax Air Cordless Lift upright and portable vacuum cleaner in one! Featured at a TSV price, FREE P&P and 3 Easy Pays ! You can catch us putting it through it’s paces in “The Lunchtime Show” with Pipa and then again avec Moi at 4pm – Bonnet de Douche Rodney !

Vax panel

Continuing our #QVCLunch time show theme on Friday, I’m back again with Pipa and we’ll have the delightful indoor/outdoor porcelain flameless lantern featured as our TSV from Bella Notte it comes complete with batteries and a remote control that switches the light between a warm amber glow or colour changing cycle and a timer function. Great for your Summer barbecues or indoors during Winter. Our buyers have secured a great price under £25 plus P&P available in Ivory, Bronze, Green and Dove Grey – so it’s sure to be popular. Here’s a short video I shot last night.

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This time of year is great for glimpsing wildlife and I’m particularly pleased I had my new camera to catch this shot of a magnificent Roebuck. Having a long reaching quality lens and knowing where to find wildlife obviously are factors, but there’s a lot of luck involved in being at the right place at the right moment and I was really pleased with the series of shots I captured of this handsome beast. For me, Roe are the most attractive of the deer, what they lack in stature, such as the mighty Red they make up for in refined facial features.


I’d like to thank you all for your kind comments regarding my pics, wildlife has been a longterm love affair for me and it’s so rewarding when you grab that fleeting opportunity, as so often you just miss it ! Unfortunately the photos used in my blog aren’t very high resolution because the original hi-res file sizes are huge, but it hopefully gives you a flavour.

Who knows what creature I’ll feature next week!

‘Till then take care and stay dry!

Dale x


  1. Lanie June 16, 2015 at 4:24 pm -  Reply

    What a beautiful photo of the deer. It looks positively regal. Congratulations Dale xx

    • Dale Franklin June 24, 2015 at 10:22 am -  Reply

      Thank you Lanie, I couldn’t believe my luck, beautiful creature and thankfully doing really well in the UK. dale x

  2. Patsy Walker June 22, 2015 at 9:05 am -  Reply

    Hi Dale, As usual Great photograph….. The “Country File” Photographic Competition for the Calendar started yesterday (Sunday 21st) it is Themed on “Countryside” but can included any Wildlife…. Please go to the BBC Website and get the details of Entry….. You have to do it…….
    You have some Stunning photographs to choose from…. I am loving the Deer and also the Colours in the Picture of the Bluetit are stunning…. Keep snapping
    Have a good week. Patsy. X

    • Dale Franklin June 24, 2015 at 10:24 am -  Reply

      Thanks Patsy, I did look at the website for last years comp – I’ll have to do a bit better! Some of the photos were exceptional – we’ll see ! Dale x

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