What a wonderful time I've had flying up and down to old London Town not once, but twice this week for work. First up was Loose Women at the start of the week although thanks to the snow on Sunday I nearly never made it! It was touch and go but after a few hours delayed at Glasgow airport we finally took to the skies although I have to say it was the first time in my life I actually boarded a plane wearing my wellie boots which did attract a few stares from my fellow passengers probably because they were navy and white polka dot in colour so not my most discreet footwear choice I'll give you that. By the time we landed at Heathrow and then travelled into the city, I didn't check into my hotel at Westminster until just after midnight so it was pretty much lights out for me shortly afterwards but not before I got to enjoy my beautiful view of the London eye, lit up in all its glory. I forget how much I love London, I lived there for 6 years and had what can only be described as an utter ball during that time.

It was an early start the next day and I was up and at the ITV Studios for 8am sharp to meet my fellow Loose Women, Christine Lampard, Coleen Nolan, Saira Khan and the rest of the team to chat through the upcoming show and any stories in the papers that caught our eye over the weekend. From the moment I stepped into that room I felt so welcome and totally at ease. It's not often you get to work with such a talented, extremely warm and generous group of women. I was the new girl and this was most definitely my first day at school but the ladies went out of their way to make me feel part of it all. It was just a wonderful experience from start to finish and the entire Loose Women team are exceptional at their job. It's a really important time for women in our industry at the moment and with all the chat of equality and respect in the workplace I think it's also important to give sisterhood a proper mention too, something that Mondays panel shared out in abundance.

So it was back down to London again for me last night, as I have the great honour of performing alongside the fabulous Choirs With Purpose again today. What an exciting journey we’ve all been on together with the single and album release last month and the response has been phenomenal. Then it's back home to Glasgow later this evening for a belated celebration of Burns Night with my hubby. I've got my Cockburn Haggis, neeps and tatties all ready to go. My broth soup is so thick your spoon would stand up right on it's on in the bowl and I've attempted to make a Clootie Dumpling although jury is still out on that one until the taste test later tonight. The proof really will be in the pudding on that one (sorry I couldn't resist). So to anyone celebrating the Bard of Ayrshire this evening “Some hae meat and canna eat, And some wad eat that want it, But we hae meat and we can eat, Sae let the Lord be thanket!”

I am delighted and honoured to say that I'll be ‘the turn’ at the annual Ayrshire Hospice Ladies Lunch on Sunday 4th March 2018 at Turnberry. This is the 30th anniversary of the ladies lunches so it's a really special one to perform at. I've had the pleasure of visiting the hospice itself many times over the past few years and I got to see first hand the incredible work that goes on there on a daily basis. It costs so much money to keep this incredible facility open each week so why not buy a table and come along to fantastic afternoon while donating to such a worthy cause. There are only a handful of tables left now so if you're quick you might still get your hands on one. To book a table or for more information you can call Lyn on 01292288488 or email community@ayrshirehospice.org