Well done, Sister Suffragette. It's one of my favourite songs from the 1964 movie Mary Poppins.

Although back when I was a child, I had no idea what the song was actually about. Myself and my little sisters, Lynsey and Laura, would march and parade about my mum's living room, singing it at the top of our voices, alongside the very glamorous Mrs Banks on our television screen, played by Glynis Johns. We would wear sashes made from my gran's old scarves and shout out “Votes for Women” at the top of our lungs.

It wasn't until I was much older that I heard the term Suffragette again, and this time I discovered exactly what it meant.

It was also around this time that the Spice Girls launched Girl Power on the world and I spent the next year attempting to go about my daily life while wearing those skyscraper platform trainer shoes favoured by Baby Spice.

Trust me, this was not a good look on me, as I also had a perm and wore braces on my teeth at the time.

It's incredible to think though that only 100 years ago females couldn't vote in this country, and as a result, a group of extremely brave women were prepared to go to jail, to endure humiliating strip searches, brutal force feeding and public outrage, all in the name of their cause.

Led by Emmeline Pankhurst, they eventually succeeded in changing the course of history forever, but 100 years on, what would those incredible women think of women's equality in today's society?

Would they think much has changed? Or perhaps more importantly, would they think their fight and struggles were worth it?

Firstly, there have been lots of positive changes since the Representation of the People Act in 1918, that I'm sure the Suffragettes would be proud of.

We currently have female political leaders all over the world, in fact, here in Scotland we had women leading all three of our major parties in Holyrood until fairly recently.

The law changed in 1919 with the Sex Disqualification Removal Act, which allowed women to join the professions for the first time, and in 1926 the legal age of marriage for girls was raised from 12 to 16, which still makes me shudder that it was ever 12 years old in the first place.

Absolutely all positive changes and definite steps forward, but as we know only too well, it's social attitudes that must change too, not just laws.

Equal pay is still a major issue in many industries around the world, with huge gaps between male and female salaries still existing. There is also the current #metoo movement, quite rightly exposing sexual harassment and assault against women. By exposing the problem and its perpetrators, we are surely moving in the right direction in the hope of eradicating these horrendous behaviours from our society, but there is still a very long way to go.

Where will Women's Rights be 100 years from now? Sadly you and I won't be around to find out, but I truly hope we will finally be in a place of equality for all human beings, but despite old Mystic Meg's pleas, there's simply no way to predict the future, although I'll bet my bottom dollar the Spice Girls will definitely still be around in one form or another, and those platform trainer shoes will no doubt make a big comeback and be all the rage again in 2118.

Special birthday mentions to my darling mother-in-law Mary and my gorgeous little nephew James Fivey today.

Wee James will be two-years-old and he's already a little heartbreaker along with his big brother Michael.

Mary, you're a wee bit older than that but you only look 21 tops! Can't wait to see the birthday boy and girl this weekend, and I hope you both have a fabulous day celebrating.