Yankee Candle offer, Ellie’s first birthday and winners announced!


I hope all’s well with everyone and summer’s shaping up well for you all.

I managed to grab a few days break last week and enjoyed the beautiful British weather. You see we do get more than one days sunshine…well sometimes! We had a scorching day down in West Sussex visiting my dear Mum who was celebrating her birthday.

She wasn’t the only one celebrating a birthday that week as Ellie had her first birthday! Her breeder Carole sent her a “princess” card and my daughter, Ali just couldn’t resist taking this picture! Don’t worry the crown stayed in place for a good 2 seconds longer.

Ellie collage princess

Have you noticed that there’s a lot of strange viruses doing the rounds at the moment.? I picked up something a couple of weeks ago and I can’t shake it off. The trouble is I kept thinking it was pollen related sore throat and just ploughed on, like we do – but it’s well and truly outstayed it’s welcome and I think a visit to the Doc’s is on the cards as it is now residing in my chest and I need to evict it!

All being well, I’ll be presenting Diamonique ‘All that Glitters’ solo on Wednesday at 10pm followed by an hour of ‘Accessories by Kipling‘ with the lovely Marie Francoise. It’s not confirmed, but I’m hoping for a nice ‘One Time Only’ offer to finish off the day, fingers crossed.

Don’t miss Yankee Candle’s offer this Friday!

On Friday at Midnight I’ll be presenting a new ‘Yankee Candle” Today’s Special Value with Steven Corfield – It’s a lovely 39-piece ‘Summer holiday hamper”, Comprising of 12 Votive Candles, 24 Tea lights and two special Glass bucket Votive holders all in a very Summery Blue stripe Hamper. It’s a travel inspired collection, think African Safari with ‘Kilimanjaro Stars’, ‘Serengeti Sunset’, ‘Madagascan Orchid’ to name but three of the votives included.

Yankee hamper

You can also take advantage of the TSV price and opt for the Auto Delivery plan and you can receive a second delivery of “Winter” fragrances in November and a third delivery of “Spring” scents in March.

The total burn time from the Summer collection is up to an amazing 324 hours – or 13.5 days but I wanted to put that to the test ! So, I decided to do my own experiment, and produced a time-lapse video – click on the video to see how I got on, if you’re wondering it’s the Pink Hibiscus taken from the TSV that I was burning and cunningly replaced with a non-TSV votive for the photo. I have also flagged that my camera battery ran out near the end. At the time I was watching the drama of England v Australia in the Cricket and didn’t realise it had died, therefore there is about a 20 minute chunk missing,(blink and you miss it) but the candle kept burning!

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Lastly a huge THANK YOU to all of you that entered my last blog’s jewellery competition. Congratulations to Liz Blaney who was picked randomly as my lucky blog winner and @LardyBunz who was randomly selected from the Twitter entrants. Look out for more competitions in the future!

Until next time, stay cool and lucky!

Dale x


  1. Joan Smith July 15, 2015 at 1:55 pm -  Reply

    Hi Dale
    Looking forward to you presenting Yankee Candles on Friday.
    It looks fantastic. The chance of Auto Delievery is a bonus.The video you did on votive burn time so good.I wondered if you were allowed to inform us of the price?
    Love watching you presenting as you come over as being very honest in your opinions and you are very professional .
    I shall be watching Friday.
    Joan Smith

    • Dale Franklin July 24, 2015 at 12:31 pm -  Reply

      Hi Joan, sorry I didn’t get back to you before the launch – I hope you managed to get yours and were happy with the price. Thank you for your kind words, they are much appreciated ! Dale x

  2. martin forbes July 16, 2015 at 5:16 pm -  Reply

    never mild dale friday 24th july xmas in julu 5 months to xmas nights beginning to draw in again what athought roll on march next year to get light evenings

    • Dale Franklin July 24, 2015 at 12:34 pm -  Reply

      Don’t wish away the Summer just yet Martin ! Seasons Greetings!

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