Celebrations all round!


Kathy and family outside Les Miserables Hi there!

Sorry I've been AWOL for a few weeks – actually I have had some time off and things have been a bit mad at home. But here I am, back again safe and sound!

Last time I wrote I was looking forward to my birthday treat – a trip to the West end theatre, to see Les Miserables. I wasn't disappointed – it was a magnificent show and I can completely understand why it wins in the popularity polls.

As Alison Keenan warned, I spent a fair part of it in tears – it was a really moving show with dramatic sets, wonderful music and acting, and superlative singing – almost like a modern opera.

See me with Bex, Charlie and Billy outside the theatre above. We rounded off the day with a lovely meal in Covent Garden – a great family time.

Happy 88th birthday - Olley's mum celebrates The next celebration in the family was on St. George's Day, when my husband Olley's mum Gladys turned 88! We took her out to her favourite Chinese restaurant for a slap-up meal and birthday cake. Her face was a picture when they turned down the lights and played the music to Happy Birthday, while everyone sang to her. There were four generations around the table -Gladys, Olley's brother Trevor, his daughter Sam and her two children Callum and Leah. It made her day!

Twickenham rugby match We continued in party mood the following day, at the St George's Day rugby match between Wasps and Bath at Twickenham, raising money for Help for Heroes. Olley had organised a 75-seater double-decker coach to transport everyone from Billy's u14 rugby team and their friends and family.

We had a slap-up picnic in the car park (an old Twickers tradition apparently!) and then enjoyed the entertainment and the match. It was my first time to the stadium, which was almost full with over 60,000 people.

Alexandra Burke sang for us, their was a parade of military heroes just back from Afghanistan and a brass band playing rousing patriotic songs for us to sing out to. Great fun.

For us now, the rugby and hockey seasons are over so maybe I can claim my weekends back from the children – except that Billy starts cricket on Sunday, and Bex has entered her first ever running race in an attempt to relieve some of the stress of studying for her first year medical exams. So, for our family at least, the sport doesn't stop. But at least it keeps them all out of trouble … I hope!

All the best to you and yours.

Kathy x


  1. Susan Spence September 26, 2010 at 7:57 pm -  Reply

    Hi kathy when you were on with Keeley from Elemis on Saturday 25th Sept – I liked the top you had on. Please can you tell me is it from qvc or one of your own you have bought from a shop? I would like it, I have looked on the qvc fashion but I can’t find it. Please can you let me know. Love Susan.x

  2. Kathy Tayler October 19, 2010 at 12:53 pm -  Reply

    Hi Susan. Sorry this is so late – I didn’t spot your question.
    The top I was wearing that day is from Next – it was from the next directory last autumn so I don’t know whether they’d still have it, but maybe check the website. It’s satin polyester, with big splodges of pink and red flowers with grey leaves and black background. The number on the label is 756-629. Hope this helps!
    Kathy x

  3. tracy December 2, 2010 at 10:26 pm -  Reply

    hi kathy,
    i have not written to you before but watch you every morning on the morning show, and think your great.
    when i saw you the other morning with your ken paves crown lift hair piece in – may i say you looked stunning. you really suit your hair up like that and you were absolutley beaming with confidence and radiance.
    Can i take this opportunity to wish you and your family a merry christmas and a happy new year. may all your wishes come true.

  4. Susan December 21, 2010 at 3:28 pm -  Reply

    Hi Kathy,
    I agree with the comments above. You look fab and I adore your hair. It really really suits you and it so elegant. I hope you have a lovely Christmas and New Year with your lovely family and I wish you a happy and healthy 2011. I hope you get a minute at some point to update us on your goings on! I know how busy life can be so I just hope you are keeping well. Take care,
    Susan x

  5. cheryl January 14, 2011 at 9:25 am -  Reply

    HI Kathy
    Happy New Year to you and your family.
    What a lovely send off for Ant even though there would have been plenty of tears up and down the country. I enjoy watching you on the morning show when I can depending on my shifts. I work as a midwife up north as Ant would say.
    Keep entertaining us.
    Love Cheryl xx
    P.S Love Olley’s photos of Cliff – if he has another shoot I would gladly hold his bags for him he! he!

  6. sandra devine March 5, 2011 at 1:51 pm -  Reply

    hi kathy you looked fab 2nd march what were you wearing green dress or tunic thanks sandra x

  7. Lyndsey March 17, 2011 at 4:42 pm -  Reply

    Hi Kathy
    Please try and update your blog soon, it’s been ages!! You’ve been wearing some lovely clothes this week – a paisley dress or top and a pretty ditsy print one, are any of them from QVC?
    love Lyndsey

  8. Susan March 28, 2011 at 8:06 pm -  Reply

    Hi Kathy,
    ust read Debbie G’s hilarious blog and checked the previous one to find a reply back to me – and in it it said it was your and Claire’s birthdays this week! Happy belated birthday!
    Susan x

  9. mary morphy April 16, 2011 at 10:27 pm -  Reply

    Hi Kathy, are you really 50, you look fab and not looking that m uch diffrent from when I watched you on the tele doing the pentathalon. ( I think that s what you did, apologies if I got that wrong!). My husband and I went ot see Les Mis on Valentines day…to be honest I was not keen and was adament it was going to be too heavy and morbid and when I heard Gareth Gates was in it I thought it was going to be awful. How mis-judged was I? By the interval I had a continuous flow of controlled tears but at the final curtain I was in to full blown tears, sobs and snot running down the nose; Gareth Gates was phenominal and I have to say I think it is probably the most powerful thing I have seen. We have been lucky enough to get tickets for October to see Alfie Boe playing the lead, omly trouble is i shall be sobbing from the beginning as I know what is going to happen!!! Have a great Easter. Love Mary x

  10. Una April 21, 2011 at 12:07 pm -  Reply

    Hi Kathy
    Just watched your 11 a.m show. You must need to go lie in a darkened room after that!! Fire alarms, exploding light bulbs above your head!! Life is never dull. You handled it well though, I must say LOL.
    Una xx

  11. Cheryl April 21, 2011 at 7:34 pm -  Reply

    Hi Kathy
    Happy Easter would really like to have anew blog from you!!! Have you heard from Anthony? Would love to know how he’s getting on!! Hope you find soon to update us
    Love Cheryl x

  12. janet groves May 4, 2011 at 9:59 am -  Reply

    Come on Kathy it is a year since your last blog!!!!
    Janet x

  13. margaret June 2, 2011 at 12:39 am -  Reply

    A recent blog would be lovely , if you have time to be on air cant you squeeze a blog in too.

  14. Magda Chetty June 8, 2011 at 3:33 pm -  Reply

    Hi Kathy
    Do write soon, you must know how much you are loved by us.
    We will keep looking till you write back.
    Much love.

  15. Steve June 29, 2011 at 12:20 pm -  Reply

    Just wanted to say what a stunningly attractive lady you are – you look like a younger version of your collegue Julia Roberts.
    Shouldn’t be afraid of flashing your flesh ;o)

  16. Lorraine July 30, 2011 at 2:19 pm -  Reply

    your blogs were always good to read. What have we done to make them stop? Please rethink Kathy and give us all an update soon x

  17. Susan August 25, 2011 at 5:44 pm -  Reply

    Hi Kathy,
    You’re getting a hard time!! I do miss you though too and hope you’re ok? I know you’ve had a shoulder op so hope all is sorted there now? I just have to echo what is said by Steve above and how fab you look! I actually was coming on here to post how stunning you looked in the Pompoos dress you wore this week. Gorgeous on you.
    Susan x

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