What a wash out!


The moonI know it's a favourite topic for ridicule but here in Surrey the Bank Holiday was almost a total wash out. I hope the weather was better in your part of the country!

Despite the rain and cold I watched my son play rugby in a tournament on Saturday – it was quite comical to see all the parents huddled in a tent munching on bacon butties and talking about the good old British weather!

On Monday I watched my daughter dance at a charming, bustling May Day Fair in Berkshire – many were dressed in attractive plastic rain smocks as they cheerily dipped their hands into their pockets as they supported all the worthy causes that had turned out, despite the rain!

At both events the Great British public did themselves proud – there was a wonderful turn out. At the fair there was ferret racing, May poles, Morris men and women, live music, a Pearly King, men on stilts, men on unicycles – I'd better stop there! But the rain didn't stop a thing.

Things weren't so gloomy at Q Towers on Sunday with a dazzling array of diamond-like sparkle for our Diamonique Day. I was delighted to both launch and finish the day with one of our newest presenters, Carmel Thomas – she quite coincidentally was celebrating 1 year with QVC, almost to the day!

I'm visiting our new headquarters in Chiswick this week – Charlie's already sent me a video of our new dressing room – yes we're sharing! More about that next week!

Join me at midnight on Thursday for Friday's new Diet Chef TSV – then at midnight on Friday for a FAB Notebook TSV from Hewlett Packard!

Till next time,
Dale x

P.S. the picture of the moon was taken with the Canon SX40 TSV from last Saturday – handheld!


  1. martin forbes May 10, 2012 at 6:11 pm -  Reply

    hope you are well dale when is joan rivers back at qvc

  2. Marian Bolton May 13, 2012 at 6:10 pm -  Reply

    You’re a great big tease Mr Franklin. I just know you’ve put that photo of the moon on your blog cos you know I’m fantasising about vampires and werewolfs right now!! Howwwwwwwwww are the new headquarters!! I hope I get to visit!

  3. Gail May 19, 2012 at 10:10 pm -  Reply

    L O
    R U O K
    I M
    (I’m incognito Dale).
    Do you remember that sketch Daleo; the wonderful ‘Two Ronnies’. It went something like:
    F U N E M?
    V F N N E M.
    F U N E X?
    V F N N E X.
    I thought it was very funny Dale and very, very clever.
    L O Ma xx
    I’m very glad that the handsome Toby is well after his little setback. I miss both my dogs so much. Loved your hoola hooping by the way.
    Toodlepip xx

  4. Dale Franklin May 23, 2012 at 12:14 am -  Reply

    Hi Martin – I dont know when Joan is back – I havent worked with her for a while unfortunately.
    Ma – I used to be a werewolf ! But Im alright nooooowwwwwwwwwwww! – ancient but still amusing!
    Gail – yes I remember it well – the Two Ronnies were the very best at clever dialogue (much of it written secretly by Ronnie B) Do you remember the “reverend Spooner” sketch – Brilliant! Good to hear from you all
    Dale x

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