TODAY is my five month wedding anniversary.

Now I know you’re probably thinking it's rather sad that I'm counting the months as they go by but the reason I mention it is because my own parents will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary this coming Sunday.

To think, 40 years married to the same person. Now that is something to shout about, especially in this day and age.

During that time they’ve had five daughters, who utterly adore them.

They've sadly lost both their parents. They've watched three of their children get married, they've got two beautiful grandchildren to love and spoil and more importantly they are genuinely still madly in love with one another.

Not bad going, don't you think?

I recently asked my dad what his secret was and how he and my mum have remained so happily married after all these years.

He smiled at me and said: “Michelle hen, marriage is really easy and pretty straightforward if you stick to the following simple rules.

"Always remember to love and respect each other; never go to bed angry; you must trust each other; and above all else, never ever forget, no matter what the circumstances, that your mother is always right.”

Of course, the last bit was said in jest but I've always been in awe of my parents' ability to communicate with each other in good times and in bad.

And no matter what life threw at them they could always laugh together.

To this day, no one makes my mother scream with laughter like my father and it's one of my favourite sounds in the world.

Thank you mum and dad for having such a wonderful marriage.

I know how hard you must have worked at it but I also hope you know what an incredible childhood you gave us and the loving family home you created.

If all of our marriages are half as successful as yours we will be very lucky indeed.

Happy anniversary, I can't wait to celebrate with you this weekend.

I'm delighted to be hosting the Scottish Bakers annual Glasgow Dance on Saturday evening.

The organisation, which supports bakers up and down the country, is calling on the nation’s bread, pie and pastry lovers to vote for their favourite local baker to help them win the Scottish Baker of the Year crown for 2018.

Current champs Reids of Caithness hosted the official launch of the competition on Wednesday with reigning champ Gary Reid and couture cake queen Mich Turner MBE in attendance.

The Scottish Baker of the Year Awards is the brainchild of Scottish Bakers, the Trade Association for bakers in Scotland, who decided to search for the best baker in the land in 2012.

Now in its seventh year, the competition celebrates tasty treats from our local bakers and aims to crown just one hard working bakery Scottish Baker of the Year.

Voting opens on February 21, 2018 and runs until March 9 so there is not much time to vote.

And if you do want to vote then go to

Judging day will be March 28 at Carnegie Conference Centre in Dunfermline and the winner will be announced at a glittering Gala dinner at the Crowne Plaza in Glasgow on Saturday, May 5 2018.

Make sure you tune into BBC Radio Scotland tonight from 10pm for The Michelle McManus Show.

It's three hours of great music and fun chat to get you right in the mood for the weekend.

You can follow the show on twitter @MichelleMradio

Yesterday we said goodbye to the one and only Kim Kinnie.

Kim was the original booker for the Comedy Store in London, the legendary stand-up venue where many of the country's top acts started out, giving breaks to a generation of comedians who have gone to become household names.

Kim was also a very talented TV producer and he produced a show I did for STV a few years ago called Scotland's Always Had Talent, which I hosted as part of the channel's Hogmanay programming.

What a laugh we had on that shoot in the old Panopticon Music Hall on Argyle Street.

I'll never forget that wobbly wee ladder we all had to climb up to gain access to the theatre while wearing boots and hard hats.

Afterwards, Kim took great pleasure in telling me that the sight of me going up the ladder before him was the stuff of nightmares and that I'd have to take him for a bottle of red wine to steady his poor nerves.

He was a force of nature and I feel honoured to have had the chance to work and to know him.

So many people owe so much to this wonderful man.

Rest in peace dear Kim.