I've become part of a familythat's as crazy as my own

People who know me will be aware that there's not much I won't do.

Friday, 10th June 2016, 6:01 am
Updated Monday, 13th June 2016, 12:00 pm
Noel Edmonds

I’m the kind of gal who’s up for having a go at most things – as a guy kindly pointed out at work the other day when he referred to me as being a ‘good time gal’.

I know what he meant and tried not to take offence.

You see, the point is that I’m usually up for a laugh.

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So I was round the in-laws this week for dinner because it was my husband Matt’s brother Luke’s birthday.

We had a lovely dinner in the garden with a nice glass of prosecco.

I was happily chilling out and catching up on their news when his dad announced that it was time for us to do the hokey cokey.

Now I admit I haven’t been there for tea on a Tuesday for a while, but I have to say I was a little startled.

‘The what?’ I said, to which they looked at me like I was the crazy one.

Basically, our niece Phoebe has a Tuesday routine which consists of dinner, a round of hokey cokey and a bath before going home.

So with a full belly (had I known I would be partaking in such activities, I would have perhaps declined the second helping), I got up and joined the rest of them in the garden as we danced in, out, in, out and shook it all about.

God knows what the neighbours thought if any of them happened to look over the fence or from their window.

They would have seen six grown adults and a child holding hands and shaking their behinds as they danced round and round.

But you know what? It was so much fun and I was disappointed when it was all over after one round.

Of course, there are several verses of the song and I was rather keen on continuing. But, needless to say, Phoebe’s regular Tuesday routine had to be adhered to!

I’m not sure what I was expecting to be doing with my Tuesday night, but what actually happened definitely wasn’t on the list of possibles.


Noel Edmonds has come under fire this week for suggesting that people suffering from cancer could help rid themselves of the disease by having a more positive attitude.

The Deal Or No Deal host made the claim on Twitter and spoke about being diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2013.

He said his negative attitude could have been a contributing factor and that the energy you put out to the world can have a serious impact on your health.

Then, in reply to a Twitter user suffering from kidney cancer who had challenged Edmonds, he suggested the man might have brought it all on himself by being negative.

As the experts quickly lined up to disagree, I think there’s only one word for Edmonds’ views. Claptrap.


The Kardashian sisters aren’t having a very good week – their clothes boutique in Hollywood was hit by a suspected arson attack when a flaming object was thrown through the window on Monday night.

Thankfully no-one was in the store at the time.

Kim, Kourtney and Khloe opened DASH in 2006 and have since opened many other boutique stores.

I’ve actually visited their store in New York and have to say that it was just as swanky as I thought.

It looked more like a museum than a clothes shop (it certainly didn’t resemble anything you’d find down Commercial Road in Portsmouth, ha ha).

But the clothes weren’t that impressive and the queue to get in was enough to put off any shoppers!