Firstly this week, I’m delighted to announce I’m going to be a guest panellist on ITV’s Loose Women Show on a Monday. I’m very excited indeed as I’m a huge fan of the programme and I can’t wait to have a right good gab with all the lovely ladies on the panel.

Now onto the big topic this week; let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

No, I've not lost my mind and I'm fully aware that it's the middle of January and Christmas is well and truly over, but I'm going to hold my hands up and say I absolutely cracked open the last bottle of mulled wine and put the winter wonderland LP on the old turntable on Tuesday night when those big white flakes started to fall.

Oh yes, I'm definitely a snow lover, it's my favourite type of weather and I'm like a big kid when it starts.

Now I know it's a nightmare for commuting and dangerous to walk in when it freezes over but come on, we just never get good decent snow anymore, so when it does turn into a scene from George Michael's Last Christmas video, you've got to get a wee bit excited right?

When I was a little girl, I remember weeks of snow over December and January.

One particular year I remember going outside and the snow was up to my armpits and we had to go back inside as we couldn't even walk through it never mind build a snowman.

So what has happened that it doesn't really snow anymore? Is it indeed Global Warming or are we remembering it wrong?

Either way I for one have loved seeing the snow this week and all the pictures online of my friends and family sledging in their local parks and having snowball flights in the garden. It's fair cheered up the month of January that's for sure.

Dolores O’Riordan

I WAS very sad to hear of the passing of Irish singer Dolores O’Riordan this week.

At only 46-years-old the singer was most certainly to young to leave this world and what's more her death is a great loss to music fans everywhere.

I was just a teenager when I first heard her beautiful vocal on the song Linger and I instantly went out to buy the album Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? I found her voice and the bands sound so mesmerising, especially as she sang in her own accent, which I really loved as most of the other female singers I was listening to at that time sang with a sort of generic American accent.

Her look was so different too, she was totally unique in her style, which the 14-year-old me could relate to, as at that age I wasn't into high heels, false eyelashes and makeup like my friends were.

It's such a huge loss and of course thoughts and prayers go to her family and friends at this very sad time. Thanks Dolores for sharing your incredible talent with the world.

Taylor Ferguson takes to the floor

WHENEVER I’m in the salon having my hair cut or coloured I sit there watching hairdressing legend Taylor Ferguson move around his clients with such dexterity and nifty footwork as he gets to grips with their hairdos and I always think – he’s quite the wee mover!

Now his moves are being tested on the dance floor after he volunteered to take part in this year’s (A Little Less) Strictly Come Dancing event to raise funds for The Prince and Princess of Wales’ Hospice.

Taylor, who confesses to not being the best-ever dancer, has been teamed up with pro’ dancer and tutor Maria Oakes who’s won the Hospice title twice already.

Taylor will no doubt give it all his all to help dance partner Maria make it a hat-trick and lift the Hospice’s glitter ball trophy again at the Glasgow Hilton Hotel on March 10.

Special guests – Oti Mabuse and Giovanni Pernice – from the BBC telly show will perform a show dance which I’m sure will make all the contestants a tad nervous. I can’t wait to see how Taylor and Maria perform, best of luck.

Taylor’s set up a Just Giving page, so if you’d like to support this great cause, just log onto