I hope all’s well…
My heart goes out to all those affected by the deluges of rain and resulting floods reported on the national news – I genuinely hope that they are able to get back to relative normality as soon as possible, after what must be an exhausting and huge clearing up operation.
As could clearly be seen on our tellies, the autumn season can often bring surprisingly treacherous weather but on the flip side, can also be one of the most spectacularly beautiful seasons as well. I always have my smart phone with me and have taken some gorgeous shots, which I wanted to share with you.
I returned back to The Q last week and virtually straight into one of the busiest ever weeks in our history! Every day there are savings and great offers to be had, particularly our Festive Finds which you can enjoy daily in the run up to Christmas.
Today’s Special Value’s continue to ‘hit the spot’ with our customers. Certainly tomorrow’s Hotel Chocolat TSV hits just the right spot, delivering quality chocolate, beautifully packaged to either gift immediately or decant into smaller gifts, ideal for teacher prezzies, stocking fillers or even secret Santa gifts! The TSV is available to order now by following this link – Set of Two Carry Me Home Luxury Chocolate Selection.
If you would like to pop over to my Facebook page cunningly named ‘DaleFranklinQVC’, I’ve posted a video of myself and Hotel Chocolat’s lovely chocolatier, Kiri Kalenko, creating a new flavour of truffle. A couple of months ago, myself, Katy and Will were tasked with coming up with our own ideas and I decided to reach back into my childhood and try and re-create a modern take on an old schoolboy favourite of mine – aniseed balls!
So we set about spicing up the aniseed with chilli to appeal to an adult palate and I must say both Kiri and I were shocked with how well it went. Kiri will present our creation to the selection committee at Hotel Chocolat and it will receive either a Red or the much sort after Green card from the team.
Also on the day there will be an amazing competition running on Twitter. Throughout the day a hashtag will be offered on-air which you have to tweet back to QVCUK – if you tweet back all four hashtags you’ll automatically be entered into the competition, the lucky winner of which will receive a Hotel Chocolat prize worth in excess of £650!!
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The fourth hashtag will be given out in the first hour of Andi Peters’ Food Fest, which starts at 6pm, and Andi and I plan to announce the lucky winner in the second hour!! (Terms and conditions apply and can be found on our website here).
If you’re not on Twitter and don’t want to sign up to enter, why not get a friend to enter for you! 🙂
Now after the excitement of a “Taste of Christmas”, I return on Friday with the launch of a new range from one of QVC’s most popular and sort-after jewellery brands – Curio Jewellery by Lola Rose!
Of course it features Lola’s coveted beads, including many of founder Nikki’s favourite stones, together with a selection of Sunburst, Coin and Kiss Charms crafted from noble sterling silver and plated in rhodium or yellow and rose gold vermeil. Join us at 6pm on Friday for this exciting show, perfectly timed for Christmas!
Until next time… stay lucky and spicy!