What is on your Christmas wishlist this year?
I’d love The Golden Thread (How Fabric Changed History) and a short break at Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa. I’d also like a pair of Katerina Makriyanni earrings and a pair of Asceno silk pyjamas, which *hint hint* are all available to buy at The Shop at Bluebird
What is the best present you've ever received?
Teeny Tiny Tears with handmade bedding by my mum and hand knitted clothes by my grandma. I felt like the luckiest girl alive. And I still have it all too - my daughter played with her and now my nieces.
And the worst?
A really nasty flu bug, which knocked me out for Christmas and New Year. I lay in bed while my friends and family carried on the festivities without me.
What is your favourite Christmas ballad?
It has to be “Merry Xmas Everybody” by Slade. It instantly gives me goosebumps and brings back great memories of Christmases, past and present. I love to belt it out at the top of my voice!
What are your top-tips for Christmas shopping?
Never do it last minute – I keep adding to the present cupboard throughout the year as ideas come to me. Always visit local independent businesses and do a Secret Santa amongst friends and family to increase your spending power. If in doubt, a book with a personal message is always a winner.