Spring begins with Jewellery Month, a giveaway, and more!


Storm watchDear all, I hope this finds you well and rested after the weekend, I'm actually enjoying my 'weekend' now as I worked Sat/Sun.

In this week's 'Blog of The Fox', I'll be giving you a chance to win a signed copy of a beautiful book written by one of the UK's best loved daytime presenters – Lorraine Kelly OBE – more on that later.

Thank goodness spring managed to rummage around and eventually find its invitation to join us in the UK! Richard Jackson has, again, promised us a warm spring and summer to look forward to. Well, he's been right twice in 20 years at QVC – so hopefully this year will make it three!

As always, there's plenty to look forward to at the Q this week as well. As Jewellery Month continues, I'll be presenting an hour of our ever popular Eternal Jewellery on Wednesday Evening at 11, there's bound to be something for everyone and watch out for something at a particularly low price 😉

Then, on Thursday at 6pm I'm back with STORM watches – I'm delighted to be presenting this show again as I had the pleasure of joining co-founder Anna Lee for our premiere show before Christmas. This London based brand really brings a wonderful, eclectic range that has a global following. Plus, as you'd expect, we have negotiated some great offers for all the family. At the top is a picture of a watch I've been wearing on-air recently that has received lots of compliments.

Whilst Richard Jackson is a worthy contender for "The World's Worst Weather Forecaster" award – he would also be, in my mind, a serious contender for "The World's Best Gardening Expert"! I have learnt much from Richard over the years and he will bring us his Plants & Flowers Health Kit at a TSV price on Friday 14th.

Lorraine Kelly's ScotlandI'll be with him at 7pm in a QVC Selection hour, which will also feature 'Lorraine Kelly's Scotland'; a beautiful book that you can order on QVC with a personally signed bookplate! Lorraine herself will be in the studio with me and I'm really looking forward to chatting with her about it.

The book is not a guide to Scotland but a personal journey to some of her favourite places, together with interesting facts and stunning photos taken by her husband Steve.

I'm reading through it now and it would certainly make a wonderful Mother's or Father's Day gift for anyone who shares Lorraine's love of the history and beauty of her beloved Scotland.


How would you like the chance to win your very own copy ?


You can enter for that chance right now by simply showing your interest in the comment section below. Please make sure you include your full name as soon as you can, then all received names will be entered into our 'randomiser' (I love that name) and we'll announce the lucky winner during our QVC Selection hour on Friday the 14th at 7pm.

Full terms and conditions are available online here.

Thanks to all new followers on Twitter – remember you can follow me @dalefranklintv for news on upcoming shows, One Time Only offers, and a bit of banter 🙂

'Till next time,

Keep well, warm, and laughing!

Dale x


  1. Christine Cook March 12, 2014 at 6:44 pm -  Reply

    I had already decided that this summer was going to be the year where I discovered my native Scotland. I hope to visit Lewis and Harris and possibly Orkney. Lorraine’s book would be a cracking tour guide and I could follow her recommendations of what and where to visit.

  2. Joanne Brooks March 12, 2014 at 6:47 pm -  Reply

    I’d absolutely love to win a copy of this as want to travel around parts of Scotland with my family for a holiday so the book will give me good ideas on where to visit.

  3. Carolyn Martin March 12, 2014 at 7:23 pm -  Reply

    I would love Lorraines book about Scotland
    Carolyn Martin

  4. Helene panzarino March 12, 2014 at 8:11 pm -  Reply

    Would love to see her ‘travels’ & learn more

  5. Marie Cairns March 12, 2014 at 9:49 pm -  Reply

    Hi Dale I would love to win Lorraine’s book. Saw her talking about it today. Looks an interesting read, with some lovely photos.

  6. Donna-Louise Edmonds March 13, 2014 at 3:35 am -  Reply

    Hi please could you enter me(Donna-Louise Edmonds) in to the Lorraine Kelly book competition. I love Lorraine and as i’m so passionate about Cornwall,its special places and history, it would be interesting to find out about her passion for Scotland. Thankyou Dale.

  7. Julie Clarke March 13, 2014 at 10:51 am -  Reply

    Hi Dale, please add me for a chance to win a copy of Lorraine Kelly’s Scotland, Thanks

  8. anna hollands March 13, 2014 at 1:18 pm -  Reply

    Hi dale please enter me into the draw for this fabulous book. I have alway had an interest in Scotland and would love to visit one day.

  9. Cindy Thorburn March 13, 2014 at 1:44 pm -  Reply

    Lorraine always speaks so positively and fondly of Dundee and Scotland. I’m sure her book will be a great success and it will be thoroughly deserved .

  10. Jane Knowles March 13, 2014 at 6:56 pm -  Reply

    Hi dale I would be more than happy to win a book learning about lorraines experiences in scotland and learning past and present historial parts of scotland. Hopefully I will also visit one day and see some men in kilts lol xx fingers crossedx

  11. margaret peirson March 13, 2014 at 9:57 pm -  Reply

    hi dale would love to win this book

  12. sheila evans March 13, 2014 at 11:18 pm -  Reply

    Hi Dale
    I would love to have lorraines book so I could show my other half how beautiful scotland is and it might give him a taste of what scotland as to offer

  13. jackie mclean March 14, 2014 at 8:11 am -  Reply

    I would love to win Lorraine book as Scotland is a beautiful place

  14. Nayna Patel March 14, 2014 at 9:17 am -  Reply

    Hi would love to read this and learn more!

  15. Karen McConnell March 14, 2014 at 12:30 pm -  Reply

    Ohhh would love to win this to send to my best friend in America! Would so bring a smile to her face and remind her of home! Fingers crossed x

  16. Pat Dring March 14, 2014 at 12:40 pm -  Reply

    One of the greatest days of my life was when I sat on the sofa with Lorraine on Daybreak telling the world I had conquered my Agoraphobia. Also my late Mum was born in Scotland and I would love to go and see where she was born.I don’t know how to spell it but it was a little place called Balestone

  17. Julie Edwards March 14, 2014 at 2:41 pm -  Reply

    I need a holiday but a kick up the backside to go on one! This book would be my motivation and good company for a solo traveller. A Scottish Adventure! Wonderful.
    Thanks for the opportunity 🙂

  18. Rosalie Edington March 14, 2014 at 3:57 pm -  Reply

    what a great idea Lorraine is a an excellent ambassador for Scotland This looks like a lovely book.

  19. Mags Morgan March 15, 2014 at 12:09 am -  Reply

    I would love to win a signed copy of Lorraine’s new book. I hale from Tayside,where Lorraine lives now, a little village just outside Dundee. Scotland has loads of historical places where the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. Would love to read of Lorraine’s fav places.

  20. Dale Franklin March 15, 2014 at 9:19 am -  Reply

    Thankyou so much to all those who entered my first Blog competition !
    Thanks also to the wonderful Lorraine Kelly for personalising a signed copy to the winner !
    CONGRATULATIONS go to Carolyn Martin ! We’ll get your prize sent off to you very soon.
    Sadly there could only be one winner, but as I write there is still some stock available to buy, it’s a genuinely lovely book – ideal for Mother’s Day ?
    Thanks once again for getting involved
    Dale x

  21. Pauline March 15, 2014 at 10:07 pm -  Reply

    Hello Dale,
    Can you enter me in the competition would love to win the book. I’ve been to Largs and Dunoon absolutely beautiful.
    Take care

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