SO how is your day going?

Have you noticed a change in the air and a feeling of impending happiness and general cheer?

Does it feel like one of those days where anything is possible and outside is nothing but glorious sunshine, even though the reality is that it's freezing cold and pouring from the heavens?

Well, my friends, this may very well be the case: for today, April 3, is officially World Party Day.

Yes, it's a fact and not something I've just made up, I promise you, so it got me thinking about parties.

For example the best and the worst ones I'd ever been to and if I had the chance dead or alive who would I invite to my World Party Day celebrations and why?

The best party I've ever been to in my entire life - and I'll warn you in advance there is some seriously shameless name dropping, so brace yourselves -was at Ant and Dec's house in London.

Well it was technically Ant and his partner Lisa's house and Dec lived next door, but even after all of these years there has been no party to ever rival it.

It was early 2004 and I was in the middle of a gruelling promotional tour for my debut album, and Lisa was my make-up artist, so I was spending pretty much every day with her and the others in my promo team.

We had toured the length and breadth of the country and finally made it back to London exhausted with two wonderful days off to look forward to when Lisa received a call from Ant saying that he'd invited a few mates over if we wanted to head back to the house and join the party.

Initially I was reluctant as I just wanted my bed and a take-away, but in the end I decided to go ...and boy am I glad I did!

The few mates Ant spoke about on the phone turned out to be Dec, Jonathan Wilkes and his best pal Robbie Williams.

Well, you can imagine my face as I walked through the door trying to remain calm and cool as Robbie jumped up and gave me a big hug while telling me how much he'd loved Pop Idol, and how he'd had tapes of the show sent over to him in America. (This was a time before You Tube, so yes, I'm that old).

Soon the drink was flowing and the atmosphere in the room was just amazing, and I didn't think it could get any better.

That was until after much pleading and begging from us all, the boys finally gave in and dug out the old PJ and Duncan album and performed their smash hit, Let's Get Ready to Rumble, for us dance moves and all. I just sat there thinking 'How did I get here? How did a girl from Baillieston ever get this lucky?'

Of course it wasn't long before I took to the floor and started belting out a few numbers for the guests and the party continued on until the wee small hours of the morning, but as you can imagine it's a night I'll never forget.

So as today is officially World Party Day, why not make sure you mark the occasion with friends, loved ones or even in the office... and if your boss says anything just say Michelle McManus said you were allowed to and then follow it up by singing "watch us wreck the mic, Psyche" before walking away cool as a cucumber.

I'M so excited that one of my favourite shows ever is coming to Glasgow next month.

Little Shop of Horrors will play at the brand new Webster's Theatre in the West End and starring in the show is the extremely talented Mr Edward Reid from Britain's Got Talent.

If you are looking for a fab night out then this is the place for you - but you'll need to be quick as tickets have already gone on sale.

Performances are from Thursday May 1 to Saturday May 10 at 7.30pm (2.30pm and 7.30pm on May 3 and 10). Tickets are £15 and can be booked direct with the box office on 0141 357 4000 or you can go online at

WELL my Active 2014 seems to be back on track and I've even joined a slimming club, so I'm very determined to make some changes thanks to this campaign.

I'm in a great routine now, getting up in the morning and making my veg juice for breakfast, and I've started making myself a packed lunch on the days I'm out and about working instead of just eating on the go.

My next big thing is to start running, although I'm thinking I should start off with brisk walking at first to see how I get on. Watch out because I could be power walking right past in a park near you soon.