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A Right Royal Anniversary!
29 April 2016
It seems just five minutes ago that I was enjoying the pomp and pageantry of Kate and William’s wedding, albeit not from Westminster Abbey but from my sofa. Incredibly, they're celebrating their fifth wedding anniversary on April 29th and two adorable children on, seem very much in love.
I can't imagine the Duke and Duchess will be allowed to forget their anniversary. However, research reveals it's among the top things us lesser mortals forget.
Happy 90th Ma'am!
21 April 2016
Along with the rest of the nation, I'm looking forward to celebrating Queen Elizabeth's 90th birthday on April 21st. I'll be bringing out the bunting, cutting the crusts off the cucumber sandwiches and helping host a right royal knees-up street party. Her Majesty's official birthday weekend is in June with the traditional Trooping the Colour ceremony, a mass street party in The Mall and festivities at Windsor Castle. But like the Queen, I’m happy to blow out the candles - twice!
Our very special Help for Heroes range
8 April 2016
I was honoured to spend a day with four ladies from the Band of Sisters, part of the Help for Heroes charity which supports families of injured service men and women and brings together people with similar experiences.
Their stories are thought-provoking and very touching and made me feel immensely proud to be working with the charity.
A box of blooming delights
24 March 2016
There's nothing I welcome more than the thud on the doormat signalling the arrival of post especially when it's a letter or thank you from a friend or loved one; a postcard from somewhere exotic - or an exciting invitation.
But what if it was a box filled with flowers fluttering through your letterbox?
Follow your nose this National Fragrance Day!
18 March 2016
The smell of freshly-baked cinnamon buns, ripe tomatoes in a greenhouse and Pears soap trigger many happy memories for me of visiting my grandparents' Yorkshire home when I was a child. It was extra special as they lived so far away, so it was a real treat to see them - which is why I find these smells so memory-provoking today.