My children with Honey

Win some amazing beauty goodies plus my latest news

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I had the strangest dream last night, which I can only imagine was related to the marvellous Alan Bennet film I watched “The Lady in the Van” starring Maggie Smith, who was as always, outstanding. If you’ve not seen it, I won’t spoil it for you by giving away the story, except to say that a piano plays a significant part in it! My dreams were filled with incredibly sharp memories of being taught to play the piano when I was seven years old. My teacher – Mr. Farrow – had the patience of a saint, as I never really got the hang of reading music, so I would play by ear – remembering the melody and then finding the keys!

Extraordinary how 48 years on, I can hear those melodies in my head, and yet I struggle to remember what I have walked into a room for these days! : )  Something I won’t forget though is to tell you how you can enter the competition set out below. I have a mighty prize with nearly £400 worth of beauty products for you to win!! Exciting!

Collage of Honey and Christening

Thank you so much for all your lovely comments this last week or so, and for keeping me – and each other – in touch with all that’s kept you so busy. I’m glad you enjoyed the pictures of Honey – I have a few more for you this week. It’s so easy nowadays to record those special moments what with our mobile phones having such excellent cameras in them, and in addition to my phone, I am now the very proud owner of an Apple Watch!

Lucy, Sam and Jack, who were all with me on Mother’s Day, clubbed together for my birthday and spoilt me with this incredible piece of technology. It not only allows me to read and send messages, take photographs, answer phone calls, and monitor the number of steps I walk each day, but it links in with all my other Apple devices too! I feel very much like a member of the Tracey family in Thunderbirds, talking to my wrist when the phone rings, but it’s great fun! : )  I don’t usually open my presents early, but it’s rare to have all the children together at one time!

My children with HoneyTo make it even more special, Honey and Simon and his two boys George and Henry joined us – my first official Mother’s Day as a grandparent! Lucy, Sam and Jack had bought a fabulous food hamper and they set up a running buffet for lunch so I didn’t have to lift a finger! The cards from the children were particularly thoughtful with beautiful words, and I even had a special card and present from Honey that made me quite emotional – but in a good way : )

My birthday bearI felt truly blessed and very loved. Lucy also had this beautiful bear made for me. He is created out of fabric taken from many of the baby clothes Colin and I bought for Honey, and includes pieces from her very first baby gro, the dress she wore to our wedding, and even one we brought back from our honeymoon for her.

Such a clever and thoughtful idea eh? My Sam’s birthday was on 10th March, and so we gave him all his presents on the Sunday too, and he was particularly pleased with a pizza cutter I’d found for him, in the shape of a bicycle!

Because the children had planned the Sunday way in advance, Colin and I drove down to see my mum the day before.  We took her and Joe out for supper in a lovely pub, and motored our way through a mountain of food including pork belly, roast duck, lambs liver (my choice) and sausage and mash!
It was a really enjoyable evening, and nice to have the chance to catch up. In fact the whole month has been very much family orientated with my niece Emily’s son James being christened yesterday morning (pictured above). The celebrations took place in the same church Em and Paul had married in four years before, and saw three generations of our respective families getting together for the occasion.  I thought you might enjoy these photos – I particularly loved the one of mum and Honey.

My mum with Honey at the christening

This stunning spring like weather has meant that I was able to mow the lawn for the first time this year, and it’s made such a difference. Richard Jackson’s Lawn Magic has done the trick, and my pots are also full of blooms thanks to his Flower Power. Let’s hope we get a good summer so we can all enjoy a bit of sunshine and outdoor living!

I think that’s pretty much all my news for this week, and so onto business! It’s been a while since I set a competition, but thanks to LAB Pro and NIOD, I have an incredible prize worth nearly £400! The LAB Pro Lift + was launched on QVC just the other week, and is a 4-in-1 skincare system designed to cleanse, moisturise and give the skin a more youthful appearance. Created by Oxford University graduates who are also sisters – Charlotte and Lauren – this very clever system will give you a salon style facial that you can do at home!

LAB Pro Lift + Anti Ageing Complete Skin Care System

Although it comes with a customised cleanser and serum, you may prefer to try something from the NIOD skincare range? NIOD was launched less than a year ago, but has received extraordinary acclaim not just from the beauty press, but from you as well!  It’s all about improving the health of your skin to help you to age better. This collection includes the Copper Amino Isolate Serum, Multi Molecular Hyaluronic Complex, Photography Fluid, Low Viscosity Cleaning Ester and the Bio Lipid Lip Concentrate, and if you’re not using this range already, check out the reviews on QVCUK – you’ll definitely want to give it a go!

NIOD prize

All you have to do is decide which is the correct answer to this simple question:

By what other name was Mothering Sunday once known?

a) Lazy Sunday

b) Rose Sunday

c) Family Sunday

Just post your answer below (along with your email address – don’t worry this will not appear in the comment) by midday on Friday 25th March 2016, and a winner will be randomly selected and announced in my next blog!

Diamonique earringsI’ll be with you on Thursday at 9pm for our usual Diamonique rendezvous and my pick this week is this fabulous pair of earrings. These interchangeable hoop earrings are in sterling silver with a stunning mother-of-pearl inlay that’s available in three shades: soft white, pretty pink and a vibrant blue abalone. The single carat Diamonique stones are removable and can even be worn as a pendant.

 

And then I have a fabulous toepost sandal in five different colours from Vionic as Friday’s TSV!  Which will you choose?

Vionic Orthotic Lana Toe Post Sandal with FMT Technology

I hope you have a great week, and will look forward as always to catching up with all your news.

With my love,

Ali xx

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1,177 Comments

  1. Tanya March 16, 2016 at 12:22 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison – I love that bear. How thoughtful! Please could you enter me for the competition: Answer B) Rose Sunday. Thanks

    • Marie Menzies March 20, 2016 at 5:41 pm -  Reply

      The answer is B) Rose Sunday.x

      • Hilart March 25, 2016 at 7:17 am -  Reply

        B rose sunday

    • Stacey March 25, 2016 at 12:58 am -  Reply

      Hi Alison answer is b) rose Sunday . Have a good weekend

    • Anita Anderson March 25, 2016 at 1:21 am -  Reply

      Mothering Sunday was also known as B. Rose Sunday. Nice to see such lovely family
      Photos. Looks like March was a good family time for you. From Anita.

  2. Sue March 16, 2016 at 12:24 pm -  Reply

    The answer is
    b) Rose Sunday

  3. Lorraine Martin March 16, 2016 at 12:35 pm -  Reply

    Answer is (b) Rose Sunday.

  4. Gail gilbert March 16, 2016 at 12:37 pm -  Reply

    Answer is b: ROSE SUNDAY

  5. maxine conroy March 16, 2016 at 12:41 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison lovely blog as usual. The answer is b. Rose Sunday .Hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter.x

  6. Rachel Bennett March 16, 2016 at 12:54 pm -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  7. mrs katie buthlay March 16, 2016 at 1:10 pm -  Reply

    family sunday

  8. Louise Donnelly March 16, 2016 at 1:14 pm -  Reply

    B. ROSE SUNDAY

  9. carol Gamble March 16, 2016 at 1:25 pm -  Reply

    I think it was Family Sunday.

  10. carol Gamble March 16, 2016 at 1:25 pm -  Reply

    Family Sunday

  11. Karen Williams March 16, 2016 at 1:28 pm -  Reply

    Answer c) Family Sunday

  12. Jane Banks March 16, 2016 at 1:49 pm -  Reply

    B). Rose Sunday

  13. Sue Wilson March 16, 2016 at 1:49 pm -  Reply

    B) rose Sunday -what a prize!

  14. Loraine March 16, 2016 at 1:57 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison what lovely photos glad your mother’s day was nice I had a huge bouquet of flowers and a mother’s day meal in the new forest not that far from where we live this Saturday is sister in law’s 60th and her daughter’s 40th party so we will meet Clare and her husband geoff there unless of course baby comes early as they live closer to the venue and Gary our son and girlfriend Lamis will come with us the party is in a village called overton near Basingstoke which is where I was born don’t know if you have ever heard of it anyway a chance to dress up a bit and have a catch up with people . What a lovely teddy and great idea your daughter had its the sort of thing Clare would think of we have a lovely canvas picture of her with Les on her wedding day in skiathos and she had the speech he did specially mounted into the back for his father’s day gift he was so chuffed with it anyway hope you have a nice Easter maybe I will be a grannie by then take care love Loraine xx

    • Alison Keenan March 19, 2016 at 2:44 pm -  Reply

      Hi there Loraine, as I write this you are no doubt celebrating your sister in law’s 60th and her daughter’s 40th! I hope it goes well. Any news on Clare at all?? I remember Sam was 21 when I was 50 – we had a separate celebrations though :) yes, the Teddy is gorgeous, and such a great idea – Lucy is full of them :) I like the sound of the special canvas though – that too is really sweet. Lovely to hear from you, Ali xx

  15. Sandra Russell March 16, 2016 at 2:03 pm -  Reply

    Rose sunday

  16. Hester Tulloch March 16, 2016 at 2:08 pm -  Reply

    A pure guess is it C Family Sunday?

  17. Paula bethell March 16, 2016 at 2:31 pm -  Reply

    Answer.c family Sunday.

  18. Oky Konanec March 16, 2016 at 2:41 pm -  Reply

    Mothering Sunday was once known as – C – Family Sunday

  19. Marilyn Searles March 16, 2016 at 2:54 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  20. gill hambling March 16, 2016 at 2:59 pm -  Reply

    B rose sunday

  21. Marie brereton March 16, 2016 at 3:00 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday is another name for Mother’s Day.

  22. Tanya Dickie March 16, 2016 at 3:01 pm -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

    Thank you!

  23. Jennifer Shepherd March 16, 2016 at 3:17 pm -  Reply

    I too had my family gathered for mothering Sunday. We are incredibly lucky when so many other families are unable to gather for all sorts if reasons. Like you I am never happier when we all meet and put the world to rights

    • Alison Keenan March 19, 2016 at 2:45 pm -  Reply

      Really please Jennifer you too were able to spend this special day with your family. It was a first for many years for me, but I am hoping it’s something we can do more often. As you say, there’s nothing quite like it. Ali x

      • Sally Robertson March 25, 2016 at 7:36 am -  Reply

        It Rose Sunday- Have a happy
        Easter x

  24. Sylvia Ash March 16, 2016 at 3:26 pm -  Reply

    The answer is b). Mothering Sunday was known as Rose Sunday.

  25. Jennifer Shepherd March 16, 2016 at 3:30 pm -  Reply

    Rose Day. See earlier comment. Forgot to put answer

  26. Di Brown March 16, 2016 at 3:48 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison love your stories about Honey lovely.
    I think the answer is Rose Sunday xxDi

  27. steph eddleston March 16, 2016 at 3:56 pm -  Reply

    b) rose sunday

  28. Lindsay hughes March 16, 2016 at 4:16 pm -  Reply

    Hi I believe the answer to be B Rose Sunday
    Many thanks!

  29. Sarah Norris March 16, 2016 at 4:16 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  30. wenna clark March 16, 2016 at 4:22 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B, rose Sunday.

  31. Felicity Winter March 16, 2016 at 4:26 pm -  Reply

    Answer b) Rose Sunday

  32. Liz March 16, 2016 at 4:29 pm -  Reply

    Answer is C Family Sunday xx

  33. Joanne drake March 16, 2016 at 4:31 pm -  Reply

    C: family sunday

  34. Wendy Roberts March 16, 2016 at 4:36 pm -  Reply

    b Rose Sunday

  35. Shelley Foster March 16, 2016 at 4:38 pm -  Reply

    Mothering Sunday used to be called Rose Sunday. Would love to win the prize for my mum

  36. Jane Armitage March 16, 2016 at 4:49 pm -  Reply

    B) Rose Sunday.
    Good question and was interesting to research the answer.

  37. Margaret Heaton March 16, 2016 at 4:52 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison, The answer is Rose Sunday.

  38. Karen Hunter March 16, 2016 at 4:57 pm -  Reply

    Answer b) Rose Sunday

  39. Teresa L March 16, 2016 at 5:40 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali first of all Happy Birthday and love from Paul and I. We hope you have had a great day.
    The answer to your question is Rose Sunday.
    Sorry I have not been touch for a while but have been really busy getting the bungalow ready for putting on the market, with our hope to be able to move to the Dorset Coast. It has been quite stressful as we had a problem with the chimney and builders kept letting us down. Thankfully it has now been sorted and the bungalow is now on the market fingers crossed please.
    I can’t believe how Honey has grown she gets more gorgeous every picture you post. She looks so much like you!
    So glad you have had such a lovely few weeks with the family. The teddy bear is great such a clever idea, as you will be able to look at the bear and remember different times with Honey.
    Take care
    Love Teresa xxx

    • Alison Keenan March 19, 2016 at 2:47 pm -  Reply

      Hi there Teresa, and thank you for your birthday wishes! So glad to hear that you managed to get the problems with the bungalow sorted, and that your move to the Dorset coast gets ever nearer. I will keep everything crossed that you get a quick sale! Yes, Honey seems to be getting more and more grown up each time we see her – I just love her to bits! The teddy bear is really sweet, and I’m not sure if you saw, but it said Nanny on one foot, and Honey Bea on the other! Have a great week, love Ali x

  40. Kathleen Colgan March 16, 2016 at 6:17 pm -  Reply

    B) Rose Sunday

  41. Susan March 16, 2016 at 6:20 pm -  Reply

    Absolutely fab blog Ali! What a wonderful family you have. How amazing of the kids to get you an apple watch!? How lucky! And brilliant events youve all had too. Lovely photos. I’m so impressed the kids sorted a hamper lunch for you all too!! Looking forward to Claire’s mum’s wedding pics later. And btw have you ever seen Ali the models cakes?! Stunning! Like yours!!
    Til next time! X

    • Alison Keenan March 19, 2016 at 2:49 pm -  Reply

      Hi Susan – you’re right I was definitely spoilt rotten! I’m really enjoying using it, and its particularly useful when I go for my walks etc. I hope you’ve checked out Claire’s blog – I’m sure she has some beautiful photos up there now. I had a sneaky preview and the entire family looked amazing. Such a happy day. Interestingly I’ve not seen Ali Rhodes birthday cakes before, but am hoping she will have taken a picture of the latest for her little girl India. Have a great week, and thanks for writing to me, love Ali x

  42. Chris Brookwick March 16, 2016 at 6:21 pm -  Reply

    The answer is Mothering Sunday was also known as Rose Sunday

  43. Katrina Saville March 16, 2016 at 6:55 pm -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  44. Loraine Plumb March 16, 2016 at 6:56 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison it’s family sunday x

  45. Catherine beynon March 16, 2016 at 7:05 pm -  Reply

    Answer is Rose Sunday. Enjoy reading your blogs.

  46. Carey Wake March 16, 2016 at 7:27 pm -  Reply

    Mothering Sunday was previously known as Family Sunday.

  47. Melanie Gwyther March 16, 2016 at 7:27 pm -  Reply

    B) Rose Sunday

  48. Christine Phillis March 16, 2016 at 7:37 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  49. Jane Saunders March 16, 2016 at 8:04 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday!

  50. Wendy wilson March 16, 2016 at 8:14 pm -  Reply

    C family day

  51. DEBORAH RYALL March 16, 2016 at 8:24 pm -  Reply

    C) Family Sunday x

  52. Barbara Brown March 16, 2016 at 8:28 pm -  Reply

    It was also called Rose Sunday

  53. DEBORAH RYALL March 16, 2016 at 8:32 pm -  Reply

    Its a shame I got it wrong in the first reply – the answer is b) Rose Sunday thank you for the chance anyway as enjoy taking part x

  54. DEIDRE JAGO March 16, 2016 at 8:36 pm -  Reply

    Mothering Sunay was once known as b) Rose Sunday.

    I look forward to watching the diamonique show on Thursday. I love diamonique and have lots of stunning designs, I have recently discovered Michelle Mone and love this collection and Andrea Maclean. I also love the fashion ranges Onjenu and Kim and Co.

    Best wishes
    Deidre Jago

    • Alison Keenan March 19, 2016 at 2:50 pm -  Reply

      Hi there Deidre you sound very much like a woman after my own heart! I was sorry I missed my hour with Michelle Mone a couple of months back, but had that horrible chesty lurgy that was around, and still seems to be! I also wear a great deal of Onjenue dresses, and have been a fan of Kim’s for years :) Thank you for entering the competition – all correct answers will be put into the draw next week! Love Ali x

  55. Sandra johnson March 16, 2016 at 8:44 pm -  Reply

    Beautiful blog as always.
    The answer is Rose Sunday (B)

  56. Vanessa Roberts March 16, 2016 at 8:48 pm -  Reply

    Answer is b) Rose Sunday!
    Thanks for giving us the chance to win such a fabulous prize xxx

  57. Anita Hepple March 16, 2016 at 9:03 pm -  Reply

    The answer is b) Rose Sunday.

  58. Debbie lane March 16, 2016 at 9:18 pm -  Reply

    The answer is b) rose Sunday.

  59. Karen Todd dunning March 16, 2016 at 9:44 pm -  Reply

    The answer is rose sunday as the priests would change there purple robes to a rose colour

  60. Deborah Osborne March 16, 2016 at 9:47 pm -  Reply

    B – Rose Sunday

  61. Jan Lamb March 16, 2016 at 10:00 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  62. Amy McKay March 16, 2016 at 10:01 pm -  Reply

    The answer is b) Rose Sunday

  63. janice reeves March 16, 2016 at 10:03 pm -  Reply

    the answer is Rose Sunday

  64. lisa jorgeson March 16, 2016 at 10:09 pm -  Reply

    C-family Sunday.(glad you and your family had a lovely time.)x

  65. suzanne dyke March 16, 2016 at 10:17 pm -  Reply

    b. rose Sunday.

    • Heather Blaber March 25, 2016 at 7:41 am -  Reply

      Hi Ali
      Lovely to hear all you news. I’m having a guess at Rose Sunday.
      Happy Easter
      Love
      Heather x

  66. Jo March 16, 2016 at 10:40 pm -  Reply

    Mothering Sunday was known as Rose Sunday.

  67. Debs Le Sueur March 16, 2016 at 10:47 pm -  Reply

    Hi – the answer is b) Rose Sunday

  68. Sue Kendall March 16, 2016 at 10:49 pm -  Reply

    Answer…b….Rose Sunday

  69. Caroline Horne March 16, 2016 at 10:55 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  70. Megan Jacobs March 16, 2016 at 10:57 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  71. Mary Biondi March 16, 2016 at 10:57 pm -  Reply

    Answer B Rose Sunday.

  72. Mary Keenan March 16, 2016 at 11:05 pm -  Reply

    Answer is (b) ROSE SUNDAY

  73. Nikki March 16, 2016 at 11:11 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali,

    It was previously also known as Rose Sunday, related to the colour of robes worn by clergy.

    I think that making a toy from special early years clothing is a wonderful idea and doesn’t your bear look beautiful.

    Best wishes,

    Nikki.

    • Alison Keenan March 19, 2016 at 2:52 pm -  Reply

      Hi there Nikki, and thanks for entering the competition! The bear is ingenious isn’t it? I knew someone once who made quilts from baby clothes and school uniforms etc. I like the idea of fabrics around the home too! Take care, love Ali x

  74. fiona carne March 16, 2016 at 11:45 pm -  Reply

    The answer is b ,honey is so cute

  75. Savana Bett March 17, 2016 at 12:02 am -  Reply

    B Rose Sunday

  76. Hazel Longuet March 17, 2016 at 12:46 am -  Reply

    I believe the answer to the competition is c) Family Sunday as servants were given the day off to return to their families.

  77. Mila March 17, 2016 at 12:58 am -  Reply

    Answer b) Rose Sunday. That’s a nice name for the occasion, as many still give their mothers flowers and very in keeping with tradition.

  78. Anita March 17, 2016 at 1:11 am -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday.

  79. Jane Willis March 17, 2016 at 4:03 am -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  80. Eileen March 17, 2016 at 5:41 am -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  81. Susan Barker March 17, 2016 at 5:52 am -  Reply

    It was called Rose Sunday

  82. Linda Spevick March 17, 2016 at 6:24 am -  Reply

    B) Rose Sunday.

  83. Mrs J I Peacock March 17, 2016 at 7:36 am -  Reply

    The answer is b) Rose Sunday.

  84. Helen March 17, 2016 at 8:06 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali,
    I think it may have been
    B) rose Sunday.

  85. EDITH COCKBURN March 17, 2016 at 8:21 am -  Reply

    It was Rose Sunday

  86. Janice Papworth March 17, 2016 at 8:22 am -  Reply

    The answer is Rose Sunday

  87. Jan Beal March 17, 2016 at 8:33 am -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  88. Jeannette Fitzpatrick March 17, 2016 at 8:38 am -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  89. Mag Smith March 17, 2016 at 8:50 am -  Reply

    Answer: b) Rose Sunday

  90. Lesley McFadyen March 17, 2016 at 8:50 am -  Reply

    The answer is b. Rose Sunday. Fingers crossed xx

  91. Susan Davies March 17, 2016 at 8:52 am -  Reply

    Rose sunday

  92. Margaret Upton March 17, 2016 at 9:20 am -  Reply

    Love the photos of Honey she really is a lovely little thing. It was nice to see your children in the same photo so now when you mention them I know who they are. The competition is wonderful but I have no idea what Mother’s Day used to be called!
    I like the look of the earrings and also the Vionic Sandals I am a Birkenstock fan but these could greatly tempt me.
    Love
    Maggie
    xx

    • Alison Keenan March 19, 2016 at 2:53 pm -  Reply

      Hi Margaret, so glad you liked the photos! Sam is my oldest boy, and Jack the younger – Lucy being my only daughter and of course you know Honey now! The earrings were very popular and actually came in three different coloured inlays of the mother of pearl. The sandals flew out – I loved the gold and cork pair I had to wear. Good to hear from you, love Ali xx

  93. Patricia Cipriani March 17, 2016 at 9:21 am -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  94. Mary Irvine March 17, 2016 at 9:22 am -  Reply

    Rose sunday

  95. Helen I March 17, 2016 at 9:24 am -  Reply

    My answer b) Rose Sunday What a perfect prize for a ‘older’ technology lover – Thank you Alison

  96. Elaine Hastings March 17, 2016 at 9:30 am -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  97. Angela Simpson March 17, 2016 at 9:34 am -  Reply

    C) Family Sunday

  98. Marion March 17, 2016 at 9:37 am -  Reply

    Answer is family Sunday

  99. joanne March 17, 2016 at 9:48 am -  Reply

    Hi Alison the answer is b) rose Sunday. Hope I win! xx

  100. Jenny Bell March 17, 2016 at 10:01 am -  Reply

    Rose sunday

  101. theresa March 17, 2016 at 10:04 am -  Reply

    The answer to competion is Rose Sunday. Loved reading about your mothers day and what a lovely gift of the bear made from Honeys clothes. 10 years ago I was given a cushion made with my grandaughter Ellices clothes and I still treasure it today, I even have a treasure box with some of the things she made when younger. The picture of Honey and your mum is one for the scrapbook lovely memories to keep. Hope you have a good week and had a wonderful birthday x

    • Alison Keenan March 19, 2016 at 3:18 pm -  Reply

      Theresa, what a lovely memento for you to have. I have started putting together a Memory Box with many things from Honey’s first year. This photo of my mum with her will definitely be in it! I did have a wonderful birthday thank you and many thanks for entering the competition – good luck with it! love Ali xx

  102. AMANDA PORTER March 17, 2016 at 10:10 am -  Reply

    Hi Alison, Honey is beautiful, and what a thoughtful daughter you have. Such a lovely present. The answer to the question is b) Rose Sunday.
    Keep well x

    • Alison Keenan March 21, 2016 at 8:26 am -  Reply

      Amanda thank you ! I agree on both counts, and feel very blessed. Thanks for taking part in the competition – winner will be announced at the end of the week! Love Ali x

  103. Jill March 17, 2016 at 10:55 am -  Reply

    Hi Alison, great blog once again you must be very proud of your loving family.
    Rose sunday- is the competition entry.

  104. Barbara March 17, 2016 at 10:56 am -  Reply

    Prior to it being Mothering Sunday it was called Rose Day. Have a good day Alison.

  105. Sally Rowland March 17, 2016 at 11:03 am -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  106. Pauline Bell March 17, 2016 at 11:11 am -  Reply

    Answer: Rose Sunday

  107. Mandy Chan March 17, 2016 at 11:58 am -  Reply

    Answer is :Rose Sunday

  108. Rosemary Lavery March 17, 2016 at 12:08 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  109. Jennifer Cann March 17, 2016 at 12:18 pm -  Reply

    the answer is Rose Sunday

  110. Jan Blount March 17, 2016 at 12:24 pm -  Reply

    B. Rose Sunday.

    There are many names previously known for the now Mother’s Day including refreshment Sunday,

  111. Lorraine Cherry March 17, 2016 at 12:46 pm -  Reply

    Family Sunday

  112. Chris Fish March 17, 2016 at 12:53 pm -  Reply

    Answer: b) Rose Sunday
    What a beautiful bear Lucy had made for you, precious memories that will last forever. Reminds me of the huge blanket I crocheted years ago out of all the things I knitted for my children when they were little. To this day it can bring tears of joy to my eyes now and then, hope he does the same for you. Priceless. Have a lovely Easter xxx

    • Alison Keenan March 21, 2016 at 8:29 am -  Reply

      Oh Chris that sounds amazing! I intend to keep my bear for always, and can then tell Honey all about it when she gets older too. I hope you also have a great Easter. Love Ali xx

  113. Sue Dominey March 17, 2016 at 1:07 pm -  Reply

    You all look really happy it’s good when family’s get together ,and what a lovely photo of honey and your mum . Very special and like you I too take loads of photos when I am out with the granchildren , can’t get that time back again . Like you I have a birthday this month mine is Easter Saturday I was born on Easter Sunday many many years ago , but it doesn’t come up on Easter Sunday very often . This year is very special as the Sunday after I get married again so big family get together . And I think the answer is rose Sunday lovely blog again as always take care sue

    • Alison Keenan March 21, 2016 at 8:31 am -  Reply

      Lovely to hear from you Sue, and congratulations on your forthcoming marriage! I hope you have as many of the family with you on the day. And every happiness on your birthday too – how special for it to fall on Easter Sunday having been born on that day. Once in a blue moon my birthday falls on Mothers Day which is lovely. Glad you enjoyed the blog, and good luck with the competition! Love Ali xx

  114. caroline knight March 17, 2016 at 1:46 pm -  Reply

    Answer B Rose Sunday

  115. Kathryn Joyce March 17, 2016 at 1:47 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison. The answer is b) Rose Sunday. Thanks x

  116. Anna Birch March 17, 2016 at 2:13 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  117. Maria March 17, 2016 at 2:16 pm -  Reply

    Answer is B–ROSE SUNDAY

  118. Jane Harrison March 17, 2016 at 2:17 pm -  Reply

    B) Rose Sunday. I lost my mum over 20 years ago and I’m not a mum myself so for me it’s a day for remembrance.
    Happy St Patrick’s day to you and all QVC customers, it’s a gorgeous sunny day here in Ireland!

    • Alison Keenan March 21, 2016 at 8:33 am -  Reply

      I’m sorry to hear that Jane, but I hope you have happy memories to of the times you did share. Glad that the sun shone for St Patrick’s Day – It did here too! Take care, love Ali x

  119. Alison Johnson March 17, 2016 at 2:22 pm -  Reply

    The answer is ROSE SUNDAY.

  120. Ally March 17, 2016 at 2:30 pm -  Reply

    Happy St Patrick’s Day Alison.
    Mother’s Day used to be known as Rose Sunday.
    Thanks, Ally

  121. JANE GOURLEY March 17, 2016 at 2:41 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B – Rose Sunday.

  122. Viki Malloy March 17, 2016 at 2:57 pm -  Reply

    Hi fab prize. I always thought it was known as refreshment Sunday as its during lent but I’d guess it’s ROSE Sunday out of those options. Happy Easter x

  123. Rosalind Bell March 17, 2016 at 3:23 pm -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  124. GILLIAN Corbitt March 17, 2016 at 3:35 pm -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  125. Gillian Hughes March 17, 2016 at 3:41 pm -  Reply

    B – Rose Sunday. x

  126. Jean Taylor March 17, 2016 at 3:57 pm -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  127. Jan Drayson March 17, 2016 at 4:03 pm -  Reply

    Answer : B.) Rose Sunday. Thank you

  128. Jan Drayson March 17, 2016 at 4:03 pm -  Reply

    B. Rose Sunday. Thank You.

  129. marilyn jones March 17, 2016 at 4:14 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison, I think it is ROSE Sunday,thank you

  130. karen williamson March 17, 2016 at 4:15 pm -  Reply

    Dear Alison

    The answer is b) rose sunday

    Thank You

    Karen

  131. Kathryn Joiner March 17, 2016 at 4:25 pm -  Reply

    Good afternoon Alison, the answer for your competition is b) Rose Sunday.

  132. Carol sibbit March 17, 2016 at 4:46 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali, the answer is rose Sunday.

  133. Christine roberts March 17, 2016 at 4:52 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison
    The answer is rose Sunday hope you are keeping well love the pictures of honey and your family I no longer have my mum for Mother’s Day and miss her every day cherish the time you can have with your mum while you still can
    Take care
    Christine

    • Alison Keenan March 21, 2016 at 8:35 am -  Reply

      Dear Christine, thank you for your kind words, although I was sorry to know that you’ve lost your own mum – these days are much harder when it’s only memories we can share… I very much cherish every day and see it as a blessing. Thank you for taking part in the competition, love Ali x

  134. Sandra Nicholls March 17, 2016 at 4:58 pm -  Reply

    Answer Rose Sunday

  135. Sharon Small March 17, 2016 at 5:06 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  136. Merche March 17, 2016 at 5:15 pm -  Reply

    Honey Bea looks like a little princess, love the photo Alison. The answer to another name for Mothers Day, is Rose Sunday.

  137. Sue Huskisson March 17, 2016 at 5:16 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali, loved your blog as usual. What a lovely Mother’s Day you must have had with your lovely family, and how thoughtful of your children to provide a food hamper. I think I mentioned last year that not having a mother and not being a mother makes it a bit of a non event, but it’s lovely to read and hear about other people’s special days.
    Well, I finally got my kitchen done and am really delighted with it ( thanks for your comments when I tweeted you a photo) .
    I loved the photo of little Honey with her tiara on, she looks so happy!
    Hope you had a lovely birthday yesterday, what a fantastic gift from your children!
    I had a birthday on the 4th but I was ill with a chest infection at the time so celebrated a few days later. It was lovely to see my niece Lisa and her little boy Charlie. He’s really growing now, they’re not babies long are they? He never stops! Running around like a dervish all the time!
    Anyway before I forget, I think the answer to your competition question is Rose Sunday.
    Bye for now Ali, love Sue x

    • Alison Keenan March 21, 2016 at 8:39 am -  Reply

      Hi there Sue, and thanks for your lovely comments and the photo of your kitchen on twitter! It does look lovely, and I hope that you are fully recovered from your chest infection and can enjoy it. Glad that your niece Lisa and her little boy Charlie are regular visitors and that seeing them is always a treat. I do appreciate it must be difficult for you and all those who have lost their mums – Mother’s Day being bit of a non event.. much the same as Father’s Day for me. But still good to celebrate those who are with us :)
      Take care and keep in touch, love Ali xx

  138. JACQUI jAMES March 17, 2016 at 5:28 pm -  Reply

    Answer B Rose Sunday

  139. Sam Davis March 17, 2016 at 5:34 pm -  Reply

    My answer is B) Rose sunday .

  140. Valerie March 17, 2016 at 5:36 pm -  Reply

    The answer is b Rose Sunday

  141. sue March 17, 2016 at 5:59 pm -  Reply

    The answer is rose Sunday

  142. Eunice March 17, 2016 at 6:06 pm -  Reply

    B rose Sunday x

  143. Lisa Wolf March 17, 2016 at 6:30 pm -  Reply

    Answer is B) Rose Sunday

    I wanted to say that I love reading your blog.

  144. Joan Maskew March 17, 2016 at 6:38 pm -  Reply

    B – Rose Sunday

  145. ADELE TAYLOR March 17, 2016 at 6:40 pm -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday
    Love your Blog Ali and especially the beautiful family pictures and teddy is Awesome ❤ XOXO ❤

  146. lisa jorgeson March 17, 2016 at 6:52 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday.x

  147. Emily Williams March 17, 2016 at 7:00 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday x x

  148. Elaine Pinchen March 17, 2016 at 7:01 pm -  Reply

    (B) Rose Sunday

  149. Elaine sallis March 17, 2016 at 7:03 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali what lovely family photos. I was 60 on Mother’s Day so we hired a log cabin in the Forest of Dean and Geoff and I and Jodie and her husband and children and Adam and his girls and three dogs all spent the week end there. It was hectic but lovely! Josselin is now walking properly we are going to buy her first pair of shoes on Monday. It is nice to have some good news to share as we are not having a particularly good year. Both health and family issues keep coming up one on top of the other it seems. Hopefully we will get some good news in the end.

    Love Elaine

    • Alison Keenan March 21, 2016 at 8:41 am -  Reply

      Wow! Belated Happy Birthday Elaine! How nice that it fell on Mother’s Day and you were all able to be together – and in a log cabin in the Forest of Dean! :) I was sorry though to hear that family and health have been causing you worry, and I very much hope the good news you are waiting for will come soon. Take Care, love Ali xx

  150. Julie March 17, 2016 at 7:19 pm -  Reply

    It’s b) rose sunday

  151. Jane Sanderson March 17, 2016 at 7:24 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  152. Karen March 17, 2016 at 7:28 pm -  Reply

    Answer B. Rose Sunday

  153. Kevin March 17, 2016 at 7:29 pm -  Reply

    B). Rose Sunday

  154. Karen March 17, 2016 at 7:37 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday :) good luck everyone ! X

  155. Sheila Goff March 17, 2016 at 7:50 pm -  Reply

    The answer is Rose Sunday. I love QVC . Especially now it is 4 channels.

  156. lorraine taylor March 17, 2016 at 7:52 pm -  Reply

    Answer: Rose Sunday

  157. Shirley kerr March 17, 2016 at 8:08 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali the answer is rose Sunday xx

  158. Jan March 17, 2016 at 8:11 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  159. Evelyn Moffat March 17, 2016 at 8:29 pm -  Reply

    Tha answer is: B) Rose Sunday. Fantastic prize. Thank you for the chance xx

  160. Chris Virgin March 17, 2016 at 8:30 pm -  Reply

    B) rose sunday

  161. Debbie Tanner March 17, 2016 at 8:31 pm -  Reply

    B – Rose Sunday

  162. Jack C March 17, 2016 at 8:33 pm -  Reply

    Answer: b) Rose Sunday

  163. Katie March 17, 2016 at 8:33 pm -  Reply

    The answer is (b) rose Sunday

  164. Julia Hayden March 17, 2016 at 8:33 pm -  Reply

    The answer is b) Rose Sunday x

  165. Andy F March 17, 2016 at 8:34 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  166. Vanessa bragg March 17, 2016 at 8:35 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday xx

  167. Sheila lee March 17, 2016 at 8:35 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday. Good luck everyone and I can’t wait for all the chocolate Easter eggs soon. Yummy.

  168. Lorna March 17, 2016 at 8:35 pm -  Reply

    B) Rose Sunday

  169. Ann bannister March 17, 2016 at 8:35 pm -  Reply

    Answer: Rose sunday

  170. Angie Coombs March 17, 2016 at 8:36 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday xxx

  171. Lorraine Perkins March 17, 2016 at 8:36 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday x

  172. Nicola Evans March 17, 2016 at 8:37 pm -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  173. Lucy Coppen March 17, 2016 at 8:37 pm -  Reply

    The answer is Rose Sunday

  174. Pauline Kerr March 17, 2016 at 8:37 pm -  Reply

    B Rose Sunday

  175. BEVERLEY walker March 17, 2016 at 8:38 pm -  Reply

    Rose sunday

  176. Sandy Kent March 17, 2016 at 8:38 pm -  Reply

    Answer: Rose Sunday

  177. Lynda kimm March 17, 2016 at 8:41 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  178. Juliet Panthaler March 17, 2016 at 8:43 pm -  Reply

    The answer is Rose Sunday.

  179. Sally Ann Liversidge March 17, 2016 at 8:48 pm -  Reply

    The answer to the competition is (B) Rose Sunday

  180. Clare scotter March 17, 2016 at 8:50 pm -  Reply

    C family sunday

  181. James McKinnie March 17, 2016 at 8:51 pm -  Reply

    B) Rose Sunday

  182. IAN WILLIAMS March 17, 2016 at 8:51 pm -  Reply

    Anwer is c…family Sunday.

  183. Linda Finch March 17, 2016 at 8:52 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali, a belated happy birthday to you hope you had a really lovely day ,sorry I haven’t been with you for a while, but I did tell you a few weeks ago my hubby was having his ankle pinned, well he is 3 weeks into his 6 weeks of total rest having to keep his ankle elevated at all times which you can imagine is very frustrating having to just sit in the chair having finally made it down the stairs (coming down is easier than going up) because he can’t put any weight on his bad leg at all ,so we are hoping when he goes back to hospital in 3 weeks he will be coming home potless we have already been to have his stitches out so fingers crossed that he will be able to go out on his birthday which is 5 th April . I must say the picture of Honey in her tiara says look at me iam a beautiful princess, iam writing this while watching you with loccitane waiting for diamonequ. .you just talking about niggles we have with our hubbies can’t imagine you have any with your lovely Colin ha ha that’s all for now ,I will take a guess at rose Sunday for the competition. . Much love as always Linda Finch xxx

    • Alison Keenan March 21, 2016 at 8:44 am -  Reply

      Dear Linda, I do indeed remember you telling me about your husband’s ankle operation, and can only imagine how frustrating it has been for him and also you, trying to stick to total rest! I’m definitely one of those folk who has taken my good health for granted, and it’s only when it’s compromised you really how lucky you’ve been up until that point! I wish your husband well and hope that when he goes back into hospital they will be able to take the pins out. I’m glad you enjoyed the blog – and yes Honey is definitely my little princess :) Thanks for taking part in the competition too – draw taking place at the end of the week! Love Ali xx

  184. Rima Choudhury March 17, 2016 at 8:53 pm -  Reply

    Answer to competition: b) Rose Sunday

  185. Clare Doherty March 17, 2016 at 8:53 pm -  Reply

    Hi the answer is b) rose Sunday x

  186. Molly Dawson March 17, 2016 at 8:53 pm -  Reply

    The answer is b – Rose Sunday

  187. Louise Allen March 17, 2016 at 8:54 pm -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  188. Di March 17, 2016 at 8:54 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  189. Teresa Kneil March 17, 2016 at 8:55 pm -  Reply

    Anewer Rose Sunday

  190. suzanne March 17, 2016 at 8:56 pm -  Reply

    Have a wonderful Easter Alison, love the blog Answer Rose Sunday

  191. Margaret singleton March 17, 2016 at 8:56 pm -  Reply

    Mothering sunday was once called family sunday

  192. susan March 17, 2016 at 8:56 pm -  Reply

    Answer: b) Rose Sunday

  193. Linda Dowsett March 17, 2016 at 8:57 pm -  Reply

    hello Alison Answer b) Rose Sunday

  194. Pam March 17, 2016 at 8:57 pm -  Reply

    B) Rose Sunday

  195. Gillian Walker March 17, 2016 at 8:58 pm -  Reply

    I think the answer is B Rose Sunday. What a fabulous prize!!

  196. Jennifer Costello March 17, 2016 at 8:58 pm -  Reply

    Thank you for the opportunity the answer is Rose Sunday

  197. Elaine Ross Thomas March 17, 2016 at 8:59 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday.

  198. Kim March 17, 2016 at 8:59 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday.

  199. Barbara Lloyd March 17, 2016 at 9:00 pm -  Reply

    B) rose sunday

  200. Dawn March 17, 2016 at 9:00 pm -  Reply

    What a wonderful celebration! Lucky lady and well deserved hunnie. (Honey/Nanny Bear is adorable!)
    I’d like to enter the competition too, and believe the answer is; B-Rose Sunday. xx

  201. Mrs S M Parker March 17, 2016 at 9:01 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday is the name for mothering Sunday.

  202. Linda collings March 17, 2016 at 9:04 pm -  Reply

    Finally found where the blogs are.lol,the answer to the competition is rose sunday .

  203. lynne logue March 17, 2016 at 9:04 pm -  Reply

    the answer is Rose Sunday

  204. Petra May March 17, 2016 at 9:04 pm -  Reply

    B) Rose Sunday Beautiful photos Alison. I’ve just heard my first annual mammogram check since my BC has come back clear. I hope you are continuing to do well also x

    • Alison Keenan March 21, 2016 at 8:45 am -  Reply

      Petra, that is great news!! Huge relief for you I am sure. Onwards and upwards eh :) Thanks for taking part in the competition and I am glad you enjoyed the blog and the photos. More to come next week! Love Ali xxx

  205. Gilly D March 17, 2016 at 9:05 pm -  Reply

    just had my all clear after Bowel cancer, you know the feeling Alison. Answer B rose Sunday.

    • Alison Keenan March 21, 2016 at 8:48 am -  Reply

      Gilly that is wonderful news!!! I know how apprehensive we all get before news like this. I don’t get the all clear as it was in my lymph system, but things are stable which is great. You stay well, and thanks for taking part in the competition, love Ali xx

  206. Lucy Payne March 17, 2016 at 9:06 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison. I think the answer is b) Rose Sunday.

  207. Audrey Smillie March 17, 2016 at 9:06 pm -  Reply

    The answer is Rose Sunday

  208. Jill Troth March 17, 2016 at 9:08 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison
    Mothering Sunday is also known as Rose Sunday

  209. Jill Attree March 17, 2016 at 9:08 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison
    the competion answer is Rose Sunday x

  210. anita March 17, 2016 at 9:08 pm -  Reply

    Rose sunday

  211. julie f March 17, 2016 at 9:08 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday – loved the L’Occtiane Show this evening

  212. Ann Woollard March 17, 2016 at 9:12 pm -  Reply

    The answer is Rose Sunday. Honey is beautiful.

    • Yasmine choudhry March 21, 2016 at 5:27 pm -  Reply

      Answer is b) Rose Sunday

  213. Kathryn Bartlett March 17, 2016 at 9:16 pm -  Reply

    I think it’s rose day xx

  214. Kathryn Bartlett March 17, 2016 at 9:17 pm -  Reply

    Sorry rose Sunday xx

  215. rachel March 17, 2016 at 9:18 pm -  Reply

    I think the answer is Rose Sunday, good luck everyone!

  216. Anne Wilkinson March 17, 2016 at 9:23 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday answer ‘B’ hope I am correct, have a great day x

  217. Cath Cairns March 17, 2016 at 9:25 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday – seems to be a popular answer so I’ll join that bunch!!!

  218. Jan March 17, 2016 at 9:26 pm -  Reply

    Mothering Sunday once called Rose Sunday

  219. Alison Wood March 17, 2016 at 9:26 pm -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  220. Brigit March 17, 2016 at 9:27 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  221. Elizabeth McGhee March 17, 2016 at 9:27 pm -  Reply

    answer rose sunday

  222. Elaine Morrison March 17, 2016 at 9:32 pm -  Reply

    Answer is B Rose Sunday

  223. carole forster March 17, 2016 at 9:36 pm -  Reply

    Answer is Rose Sunday

  224. Carole brown March 17, 2016 at 9:41 pm -  Reply

    Hi, the answer to your fantastic competition is ( B ) ROSE

  225. Jillian Osell March 17, 2016 at 9:41 pm -  Reply

    C: Family Sunday

  226. Lisa March 17, 2016 at 9:41 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  227. Carole brown March 17, 2016 at 9:44 pm -  Reply

    Hi, answer is (B) Rose Sunday

  228. Kath marchant March 17, 2016 at 9:44 pm -  Reply

    B rose sunday

  229. Pauline March 17, 2016 at 9:44 pm -  Reply

    The answer is b rose Sunday thanks for offering this competition x

  230. Ann dawson March 17, 2016 at 9:45 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  231. Ann dawson March 17, 2016 at 9:46 pm -  Reply

    B rose sunday

  232. Di March 17, 2016 at 9:49 pm -  Reply

    B) Rose Sunday
    I love the bear!

  233. Annette sheard March 17, 2016 at 10:00 pm -  Reply

    B . Rose Sunday

  234. Clare March 17, 2016 at 10:04 pm -  Reply

    The answer is Rose Sunday.

    Many thanks

  235. Jeannette Wiltshire March 17, 2016 at 10:08 pm -  Reply

    B Rose sunday

  236. Janet martins March 17, 2016 at 10:09 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  237. Suzanne McCartney March 17, 2016 at 10:11 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  238. Vivienne Collier March 17, 2016 at 10:12 pm -  Reply

    Mothering Sunday was also known as c) Family Sunday

  239. Sharon Rees March 17, 2016 at 10:14 pm -  Reply

    Answer is b Rose Sunday

  240. Helen Mayer March 17, 2016 at 10:16 pm -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  241. Vivi March 17, 2016 at 10:16 pm -  Reply

    Mothering Sunday is also known as Rose Sunday

  242. Louise Howard March 17, 2016 at 10:18 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali!
    I think the answer is B Rose Sunday. Fingers crossed

  243. Ruth Pledger March 17, 2016 at 10:18 pm -  Reply

    The
    answer is b) Rose Sunday. X

  244. Pauline Oconnor March 17, 2016 at 10:28 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison Rose Sunday!!!

  245. Jelena March 17, 2016 at 10:39 pm -  Reply

    B) Rose SundayJ

  246. Maria E March 17, 2016 at 10:49 pm -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  247. lucy clare March 17, 2016 at 10:54 pm -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  248. Angela Mountain March 17, 2016 at 11:07 pm -  Reply

    The answer is b) Rose Sunday

  249. Suzanne Brooks March 17, 2016 at 11:13 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B , Rose Sunday

  250. Suzanne Brooks March 17, 2016 at 11:13 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B, Rose Sunday.

  251. Valerie rampton March 17, 2016 at 11:16 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday xxxx

  252. Angela humphries March 17, 2016 at 11:26 pm -  Reply

    The answer is rose sunday

  253. Debbie Jayne McLean March 17, 2016 at 11:26 pm -  Reply

    The anwser is Rose Sunday!
    I do love a rose but not red,I love yellow roses or cream roses.
    I also love rose for the skin especially the Elemis rose bliss capsules so gorgeous when you breath the lovely rose aroma in just fabulous!

  254. Karen Fletcher March 17, 2016 at 11:35 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  255. Emily Clark March 17, 2016 at 11:36 pm -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  256. Jo Carnell March 17, 2016 at 11:43 pm -  Reply

    B……Rose Sunday

  257. Pauline Gibson March 17, 2016 at 11:53 pm -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  258. Rachel Griffiths March 17, 2016 at 11:56 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  259. Lorraine Morley March 17, 2016 at 11:59 pm -  Reply

    The answer is b) Rose Sunday

  260. christine taylor March 18, 2016 at 12:17 am -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday. Dear Alison watching you on the television at the moment, with
    today’s TSV, you’re looking as lovely and smiley as ever. Best wishes to you and your
    family. Christine

  261. Gill March 18, 2016 at 12:38 am -  Reply

    B) Rose Sunday

  262. Gillian lee March 18, 2016 at 2:04 am -  Reply

    I think the answer is Rose Sunday hope u have a lovely Easter

  263. Fran Whitehead March 18, 2016 at 5:24 am -  Reply

    Rose Sunday.

  264. Pat Dickens March 18, 2016 at 6:12 am -  Reply

    Answer: Rose Sunday

  265. Linda You b March 18, 2016 at 6:57 am -  Reply

    The answer is B) Rose Sunday

  266. KATHY ROGERS March 18, 2016 at 7:21 am -  Reply

    Rose Sunday.

  267. Carmel Costigan March 18, 2016 at 7:35 am -  Reply

    b. rose sunday

  268. Brenda Scullion March 18, 2016 at 7:49 am -  Reply

    Fabulous bear, almost as cute as honey. Mother’s Day used to be known as Rose Sunday.

  269. Richard Martins March 18, 2016 at 8:11 am -  Reply

    B) Rose Sunday

  270. Barbara March 18, 2016 at 8:26 am -  Reply

    The answer is b) Rose Sunday.
    Love reading your blogs Alison . Happy Easter x

  271. Dorothy Elgey March 18, 2016 at 8:35 am -  Reply

    I think the answer is (b) Rose Sunday

  272. CAROL LUTHER March 18, 2016 at 8:57 am -  Reply

    Answer…Rose Sunday

  273. Norma Hudghton March 18, 2016 at 9:31 am -  Reply

    Answer Rose Sunday.

    Thanks for a wonderful competition, truly amazing.

    Good luck to everyone.

  274. lynn taylor March 18, 2016 at 11:02 am -  Reply

    the answer is B rose Sunday

  275. Sheila Margrett March 18, 2016 at 11:04 am -  Reply

    I believe the answer is B) Rose Sunday

  276. Marie March 18, 2016 at 11:24 am -  Reply

    Hi Alison
    Answer is C) Family day

  277. Marie March 18, 2016 at 11:26 am -  Reply

    C) Family Sunday

  278. Carol March 18, 2016 at 11:43 am -  Reply

    The answer is Rose Sunday.

  279. Linda Hutchison March 18, 2016 at 12:21 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  280. Alison Peacock March 18, 2016 at 12:38 pm -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  281. Irene March 18, 2016 at 1:25 pm -  Reply

    Mothering Sunday was once known as rose sunday (b)

  282. Marie Rodgers March 18, 2016 at 1:45 pm -  Reply

    (B) Rose Sunday

  283. Jan Simmons March 18, 2016 at 1:56 pm -  Reply

    The Answer is B)…………..ROSE SUNDAY.

    Happy Mothers Day Everyone x

  284. Lisa Gane March 18, 2016 at 2:02 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  285. ELIZABETH WHITTAKER March 18, 2016 at 2:03 pm -  Reply

    THE ANSWER IS b) ROSE SUNDAY

  286. Joanna Downey March 18, 2016 at 3:06 pm -  Reply

    Hello Ali, What a beautiful photo of the equally beautiful Princess Honey who looks very much like you and hasn’t she got the loveliest eyes? The other shot of her with her mummy and uncles shows perfectly how our families evolve and expand and that within a short period of time the small people become fully signed up members. Your comment about forgetfulness made me smile because I was really concerned about this keep happening to me until I read an article that explained what happens when we walk through a door; apparently our brain gets excited and says: “This is a new place I must take it all in and remember everything” so we shouldn’t expect it to do this and simultaneously remember our first task. That was a bit simplified but made me feel a lot happier. An Apple watch – how exciting and even better when you can play Thunderbirds. I absolutely loved that programme and Lady P was my idea of perfection. I so wanted to be her and spent a lot of time talking to Jeff Tracy on my grandmother’s cast-off lippy case and powder compact consequently I was sad to read that Sylvia Anderson, joint creator of Thunderbirds and the voice of Lady P, had died this week. After several days of warm sunshine today is chilly and cloudy, however, our garden is waking up and with the Equinox this weekend Spring can’t be far away. We’re going to Nottingham tomorrow to see Ludovico Einaudi in concert, I suppose I should say hear him because I’ll spend most of it with my eyes closed – his music is sublime. Finally I bought the Vionic TSV in gold cork; they look such sunny days sandals and you modelled them with style. Love from Jo x

    • Alison Keenan March 21, 2016 at 8:55 am -  Reply

      Hello there Jo, and lovely to read your news. I too was sad to hear of Sylvia Anderson’s passing – I was also a big fan of Lady P, and my friends thought my dad looked like Scott Tracy!! :) How wonderful for you to have seen Ludovico Einaudi in concert – I know very little about him other than he is an Italian composer and piano player, but just by putting those three things together I am sure his performance was stellar! I feel much better for having read the explanation you gave for forgetfulness – my brain seems to be constantly overloaded and less able to cope with all that info! That said, really enjoyed the Vionics hour, and your choice of colour for the TSV was mine – I am sure you will find them very comfortable. Thanks for keeping in touch, and I am glad you enjoyed the family photos – as you say it’s all slotted into place… love Ali x.

  287. Anona Piney March 18, 2016 at 3:09 pm -  Reply

    The answer is
    (b) Rose Sunday

  288. Kay Livingstone March 18, 2016 at 3:39 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday – love the look of those Vionic sandals Alison.

  289. Helen Brown March 18, 2016 at 3:53 pm -  Reply

    (b) Rose Sunday

  290. Valerie Crane March 18, 2016 at 3:54 pm -  Reply

    Answer- Family Sunday. Alison your comps are really good.

  291. margaret March 18, 2016 at 4:14 pm -  Reply

    the answer to the ccompetition is rose sunday

  292. Diana March 18, 2016 at 4:18 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali,

    The answer is B. Rose Sunday

  293. Sarah March 18, 2016 at 4:22 pm -  Reply

    Hi – the answer is b) Rose Sunday. Have a good weekend all! X

  294. Mary Smith March 18, 2016 at 4:27 pm -  Reply

    B) Rose Sunday

  295. Nicola Walker March 18, 2016 at 4:36 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday – was what Mothering Sunday was previously know as.

  296. Anne mckenzie March 18, 2016 at 4:38 pm -  Reply

    Answer is rose Sunday xxx

  297. Ann Slack March 18, 2016 at 4:57 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali
    The answer is B. Rose Sunday

  298. Bridget March 18, 2016 at 5:10 pm -  Reply

    It was known as Rose Sunday.

  299. Kay Skinner March 18, 2016 at 5:36 pm -  Reply

    the answer is (b) Rose Sunday

  300. lou ware March 18, 2016 at 6:10 pm -  Reply

    mmme i was going to go with Lazy Sunday as i always thought it was to do with it being the 3rd sunday of lent and the rules of fasting were “relaxed” a little bit so therefore lazy
    but after a bit more research i’m going with answer (b) Rose Sunday
    hope i’m right!

    • Alison Keenan March 21, 2016 at 8:55 am -  Reply

      Lou, I bit of research is always a good thing! Thank you for taking part, and fingers crossed! :) Love Ali xx

  301. Teresa March 18, 2016 at 6:23 pm -  Reply

    B) Rose Sunday

  302. Shenagh Webster March 18, 2016 at 6:24 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday Happy Easter

  303. Morag Evans March 18, 2016 at 6:42 pm -  Reply

    The answer is Rose Sunday.

  304. Kay March 18, 2016 at 7:10 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday.

  305. Kate Stewart March 18, 2016 at 7:26 pm -  Reply

    I think it’s C family Sunday. Xx

  306. Judith Brown March 18, 2016 at 7:53 pm -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

    • Rich Tyler March 21, 2016 at 3:42 pm -  Reply

      B) Rose Sunday :)

  307. Oonagh Murray March 18, 2016 at 8:17 pm -  Reply

    ROSE SUNDAY

  308. Sue s March 18, 2016 at 8:24 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  309. Denise March 18, 2016 at 8:31 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison, I’m so pleased you had a wonderful Mothers Day with your children and Honey too. I love the bear – what an original idea. I had a lovely Mothers Day getting taken out for lunch and had flowers and perfume. Also as my daughter in law had to work on the day she did a champagne Afternoon tea for me last Sunday so I was very spoilt!
    I’ve had a busy couple of weeks lately. Last week I caught up with my friend in London and at the last minute we booked to see Beautiful the Carole King musical. We were so pleased we did as it was fantastic – I can’t recommend it highly enough. Also we just got back yesterday from a short break to Bruges with son and daughter in law. We had a lovely time. Whilst we were there we got the train down to Ostend where we spent a family holiday when Sam was small. At the time he had lost his fluffy bunny the toy who went everywhere with us. Sam said he was on a mission to find him but sadly it wasn’t to be! However we did return home with some chocolate versions just in time for Easter! My husband said he’s going to do an Easter egg hunt for me but the chocolates we returned with are dwindling fast they are so delicious I’m not sure there will be any left … Oops.
    I do apologise for missing your Birthday with being away but would like to wish you a Belated Happy Birthday and am pleased it was a good day.
    Love
    Denise xx

    • Alison Keenan March 21, 2016 at 8:59 am -  Reply

      Crikey Denise I though I had a busy life!!! It sounds as though you are very much loved, and were consequently very much spoilt over Mother’s day and this last week. My friends Chris and Roz highly recommended the Carole King musical, so I am hoping we may find time in and around Colin’s gigs to go before it closes. How lovely your son is also called Sam! I haven’t been to Bruges since I was 12 on a school trip, but I do remember it very well – that and Valkenburg that we travelled on to. I wouldn’t worry about the chocolates – just buy more nearer the weekend! Please don’t apologise for missing my birthday – I’m counting backwards from now on :) Have a great week, and a happy Easter, love Ali xx

  310. Denise March 18, 2016 at 8:49 pm -  Reply

    The answer is rose Sunday

  311. Susanne weaver March 18, 2016 at 8:52 pm -  Reply

    answere (b) Rose Sunday

  312. sue ballard March 18, 2016 at 10:36 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday xx

  313. Elizabeth March 18, 2016 at 10:54 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B Rose Sunday

  314. Pat Crozier March 19, 2016 at 12:00 am -  Reply

    It was know as Rose Sunday. Always enjoy your blogs Alison.

  315. Janice bleek March 19, 2016 at 4:22 am -  Reply

    Family sunday

  316. Katie Prentice March 19, 2016 at 6:17 am -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday :) Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! :) xx

  317. J WILLIAMS March 19, 2016 at 6:36 am -  Reply

    (b) Rose Sunday

  318. Pamela Salmons March 19, 2016 at 6:40 am -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  319. Daiva Preston March 19, 2016 at 6:41 am -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  320. Stephanie Green March 19, 2016 at 6:45 am -  Reply

    The answer is B) Rose Sunday

  321. Nicky Hawley March 19, 2016 at 6:46 am -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday is the answer

  322. Frances Heaton March 19, 2016 at 6:47 am -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  323. Mary Baldwin March 19, 2016 at 7:05 am -  Reply

    Rose Sunday.

  324. Anna Stimson March 19, 2016 at 7:05 am -  Reply

    b) Rose sunday

  325. Richard Randall March 19, 2016 at 7:07 am -  Reply

    Answer is (b) Rose Sunday.

  326. Alison Murphy March 19, 2016 at 7:14 am -  Reply

    I think the answer is Rose Sunday :)

  327. Sara Macey March 19, 2016 at 7:18 am -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  328. Stuart Edwards March 19, 2016 at 7:18 am -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  329. Danuta Myszor March 19, 2016 at 7:23 am -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  330. Donna L March 19, 2016 at 7:40 am -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  331. Belinda Mears March 19, 2016 at 7:45 am -  Reply

    Answer – b) Rose Sunday

  332. Laura Jeffs March 19, 2016 at 7:47 am -  Reply

    my answer is: b) Rose Sunday

  333. Pamela Hutchinson March 19, 2016 at 7:48 am -  Reply

    The answer is b ) ROSE SUNDAY

  334. Margaret patrick March 19, 2016 at 7:51 am -  Reply

    The answer is (b) …..ROSE SUNDAY.
    Hope you have a lovely easter Alison. Xx

  335. kerry whincup March 19, 2016 at 7:53 am -  Reply

    The answer is Rose Sunday

  336. Margaret Dunlop March 19, 2016 at 7:54 am -  Reply

    (b) Rose Sunday . Lovely competition

  337. Jean Cunningham March 19, 2016 at 8:01 am -  Reply

    Happy Easter Alison the answer is (b) Sunday Rose.

  338. Kelly Glen March 19, 2016 at 8:01 am -  Reply

    Answer B/. Rose Sunday

  339. Janet King March 19, 2016 at 8:01 am -  Reply

    Answer: Rose Sunday

  340. Janet Caygill March 19, 2016 at 8:03 am -  Reply

    B)Rose Sunday

  341. Andrea Parry March 19, 2016 at 8:04 am -  Reply

    The answer is b) Rose Sunday. Happy Easter to you and your lovely family x

  342. Heather Knotts March 19, 2016 at 8:22 am -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  343. aine Ingram March 19, 2016 at 8:31 am -  Reply

    b rose sunday is the answer

  344. Joanne Griffiths March 19, 2016 at 8:39 am -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  345. claire March 19, 2016 at 8:39 am -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  346. Claire Blaney March 19, 2016 at 8:40 am -  Reply

    Answer is (b) Rose Sunday.

    And wow what a fantastic prize x

  347. Michelle Hennessy March 19, 2016 at 8:44 am -  Reply

    The answer is b) rose sunday

  348. Claire Simpson March 19, 2016 at 8:44 am -  Reply

    Answer – Rose Sunday

  349. Fiona K March 19, 2016 at 8:48 am -  Reply

    Answer: B) Rose Sunday

  350. Jeanette March 19, 2016 at 8:49 am -  Reply

    B- Rose Sunday

  351. steven young March 19, 2016 at 8:56 am -  Reply

    Answer – b) Rose Sunday

  352. Wendy White March 19, 2016 at 9:01 am -  Reply

    I believe that the answer is Rose Sunday, such a pretty name.

  353. sarah goodman March 19, 2016 at 9:03 am -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  354. Jim Milligan March 19, 2016 at 9:10 am -  Reply

    The answer is b) Rose Sunday

  355. Amelia Kennedy March 19, 2016 at 9:12 am -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday x

  356. tracey ryder March 19, 2016 at 9:15 am -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  357. Emma Swain March 19, 2016 at 9:19 am -  Reply

    The answer is b) Rose Sunday.

    It was called this because the Pope used to carry a golden rose in his right hand when returning from Mass on the fourth Sunday of Lent :)

  358. Linda C March 19, 2016 at 9:23 am -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  359. Katarzyna March 19, 2016 at 9:23 am -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  360. Susan Collins March 19, 2016 at 9:31 am -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  361. Rebecca williams March 19, 2016 at 9:33 am -  Reply

    Rose Sunday :)

  362. Ann Tofari March 19, 2016 at 9:33 am -  Reply

    Answer – Rose Sunday

  363. tom Baines March 19, 2016 at 9:39 am -  Reply

    answer b Rose Sunday

  364. Kat Lucas March 19, 2016 at 9:44 am -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  365. Anthony Bravender March 19, 2016 at 9:45 am -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  366. Suzanne March 19, 2016 at 9:47 am -  Reply

    Rose Sunday.

  367. ValB March 19, 2016 at 9:50 am -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  368. Pauline Hallam March 19, 2016 at 9:58 am -  Reply

    B /Rose Sunday

  369. Jackie Bayley March 19, 2016 at 10:06 am -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  370. joanne lyles March 19, 2016 at 10:13 am -  Reply

    The answer is
    b) Rose Sunday

  371. Kiran Channa March 19, 2016 at 10:19 am -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  372. Hazel Wright March 19, 2016 at 10:23 am -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday Thanks!

  373. Kay Adams March 19, 2016 at 10:24 am -  Reply

    The answer is Rose Sunday.

  374. christina connolly March 19, 2016 at 10:24 am -  Reply

    It is B) Rose Sunday

  375. Wilma Jones March 19, 2016 at 10:32 am -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  376. Caroline Clarke March 19, 2016 at 10:38 am -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  377. Linda Bilson March 19, 2016 at 10:40 am -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  378. pauline cunliffe March 19, 2016 at 10:45 am -  Reply

    I think the answer is c family day .

  379. liz denial March 19, 2016 at 10:46 am -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  380. Fanny Tran March 19, 2016 at 10:46 am -  Reply

    B) Rose Sunday

  381. charlotte kingswood March 19, 2016 at 10:46 am -  Reply

    b. rose sunday

  382. Chandrika March 19, 2016 at 10:46 am -  Reply

    The answer is b) Rose Sunday.

  383. pauline cunliffe March 19, 2016 at 10:47 am -  Reply

    c family day , something to do with servants getting the day off to visit their families .

  384. Vriti March 19, 2016 at 10:49 am -  Reply

    The answer is b) Rose Sunday short for recreational sunday.

  385. Rubeena Nisha March 19, 2016 at 10:50 am -  Reply

    Rose Sunday.
    The photos are so lovely.

  386. Samantha Swain March 19, 2016 at 10:53 am -  Reply

    (B) Rose Sunday is the answer

  387. Claire Hills March 19, 2016 at 10:54 am -  Reply

    By what other name was Mothering Sunday once known?
    b) Rose Sunday

  388. Stephanie March 19, 2016 at 10:54 am -  Reply

    By what other name was Mothering Sunday once known?

    b) Rose Sunday

    what a wonderful prize

  389. Rosalind Sargent March 19, 2016 at 10:58 am -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  390. Zoe Goulding March 19, 2016 at 11:01 am -  Reply

    Its Rose Sunday

  391. Emily Hutchinson March 19, 2016 at 11:03 am -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  392. Frances Harper March 19, 2016 at 11:25 am -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  393. Cathy Gordon March 19, 2016 at 11:25 am -  Reply

    Answer: b) Rose Sunday

  394. laura banks March 19, 2016 at 11:26 am -  Reply

    Answer is (b) Rose Sunday.

  395. Jo McPherson March 19, 2016 at 11:26 am -  Reply

    The answer is Rose Sunday

  396. Mirjana March 19, 2016 at 11:26 am -  Reply

    Rose Sunday :)

  397. Debra E March 19, 2016 at 11:30 am -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  398. collette tate March 19, 2016 at 11:36 am -  Reply

    rose sunday x

  399. Margaret March 19, 2016 at 11:46 am -  Reply

    My answer to the Mothers Day question is
    (c) Family Day

    • Bill March 19, 2016 at 11:58 am -  Reply

      C. Family Sunday

  400. Bill March 19, 2016 at 11:49 am -  Reply

    My answer C . Family Sunday

    • suzanne silverwood March 25, 2016 at 7:40 am -  Reply

      b Rose Sunday

  401. natasha hood March 19, 2016 at 11:50 am -  Reply

    rose sunday

  402. Alica March 19, 2016 at 11:56 am -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday :)

  403. Andy Wedge March 19, 2016 at 11:58 am -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  404. Patricia Steele March 19, 2016 at 12:00 pm -  Reply

    b} Rose Sunday

  405. Patricia Steele March 19, 2016 at 12:02 pm -  Reply

    The answer to the competition is b) Rose Sunday….

  406. Paul Robson March 19, 2016 at 12:07 pm -  Reply

    B) Rose Sunday

  407. David Reeves March 19, 2016 at 12:11 pm -  Reply

    (B) Rose Sunday

  408. Beryl Anderson March 19, 2016 at 12:15 pm -  Reply

    The Answer is B

  409. Michele Barker March 19, 2016 at 12:17 pm -  Reply

    B) Rose Sunday

  410. Margaret March 19, 2016 at 12:20 pm -  Reply

    My Answer (c) Family Sunday

  411. Julie Feathers March 19, 2016 at 12:28 pm -  Reply

    answer b) Rose Sunday

  412. Nicola Biven March 19, 2016 at 12:29 pm -  Reply

    B) Rose Sunday

  413. sam andress March 19, 2016 at 12:34 pm -  Reply

    rose sunday

  414. Linda Dunn March 19, 2016 at 12:39 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali, I’m going for Rose Sunday.Happy Easter. Linda Dunn

  415. Karen Weedon March 19, 2016 at 12:42 pm -  Reply

    Answer is b: ROSE SUNDAY

  416. IRENE BOLTON March 19, 2016 at 12:45 pm -  Reply

    Answer Rose Sunday.

  417. ELISABETH BARNWELL March 19, 2016 at 12:59 pm -  Reply

    Answer B Rose Sunday

  418. Simon Maisey March 19, 2016 at 1:06 pm -  Reply

    Answer is: Rose Sunday

  419. Jean Bolsover March 19, 2016 at 1:11 pm -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  420. val stewart March 19, 2016 at 1:14 pm -  Reply

    I’m thinking it is family sunday. x

  421. Lisa Williams March 19, 2016 at 1:34 pm -  Reply

    B) Rose Sunday

  422. Joanne March 19, 2016 at 1:40 pm -  Reply

    Mohers day used to beknown as B: Rose Sunday

  423. Liz B March 19, 2016 at 1:43 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  424. Carol M March 19, 2016 at 1:44 pm -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  425. dorothy merrett March 19, 2016 at 1:45 pm -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  426. Amy Skinner March 19, 2016 at 1:53 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  427. CJ Smith March 19, 2016 at 1:54 pm -  Reply

    Answer B) Rose Sunday

  428. Chloe March 19, 2016 at 1:55 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali answer is B Rose Sunday.
    Recently due to illness I have been put on Morphine, Steroids and Chemo which has resulted in appalling acne on my face. I have started using Niod Copper Amino Isolate Serum and Multi Molecular Hyaluronic Complex and my skin is clearing up and starting to look healthy again. It is wonderful at over 50 years of age not to be embarrassed by horrendous spots on top of the other expected complications. I love Niod and now will not be without it.

  429. SUE March 19, 2016 at 1:56 pm -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  430. Stacy March 19, 2016 at 1:58 pm -  Reply

    The answer is b) Rose Sunday

  431. BERNIE March 19, 2016 at 1:59 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday, what a lovely name

  432. Christine Auchterlonie March 19, 2016 at 2:08 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali…. Hope you had a lovely birthday and I enjoyed reading your family blog…. That’s what it’s all about really ….family and friends and good times to remember. I really liked the idea of the dog it will be something to treasure.
    The weather in the north east is still fairly cold and damp but I have managed like you to get the lawns cut it makes the place so much more pleasant to look out at and the the miniature daffs have appeared just in time for Easter.
    March/April are months of birthdays for me …my husband, son and older grandaughter who will be fourteen this time …it gets more difficult knowing what to buy them,a trip to Newcastle beckons…also need new washer,iron etc they all have decided to go at the same time. My friend and I were at our local theatre last night to a jazz concert…great music from the jazz greats ….we also had a lovely Italian meal before the concert … And Fiona took me to Wynyard Hall last week for Mother’s Day we had an afternoon tea and the grounds there are so beautiful ..so we have decided to go again when the weather improves to the Rose Garden which I believe is stunning… Hope you and yours are well…take care until the next time with love Chris x

    • Alison Keenan March 21, 2016 at 9:02 am -  Reply

      Hi there Chris, it sounds as though you too have been having a busy time of it. Glad to know you got out in the garden, and that you already have some blooms out! March and May are our busiest birthday months, and then we have a new grandchild due in July! Your jazz night sounded fun – I love Jazz, and really enjoyed Colin’s Valentine jazz night last month. I’m glad you were spoilt over Mother’s Day – I think Wynyard Hall would be great to revisit in the spring. Thanks for writing and keeping in touch, love Ali xx

  433. Patricia Cochrane March 19, 2016 at 2:20 pm -  Reply

    Mothering Sunday was also known as ROSE SUNDAY.

  434. Maureen findley March 19, 2016 at 2:24 pm -  Reply

    the answer is (b) Rose Sunday

  435. CAROLINE PRITCHARD March 19, 2016 at 2:41 pm -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  436. Joanna Smith March 19, 2016 at 2:41 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  437. Carley ray March 19, 2016 at 2:51 pm -  Reply

    The answer is rose day.

  438. Jayne March 19, 2016 at 2:52 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison
    I think the answer is ROSE
    Thank you x

  439. Sarah Brokenshire March 19, 2016 at 3:02 pm -  Reply

    B- Rose Sunday x

  440. Sian March 19, 2016 at 3:03 pm -  Reply

    It’s b) Rose Sunday

  441. Lucy Walker March 19, 2016 at 3:03 pm -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  442. Fran Low March 19, 2016 at 3:05 pm -  Reply

    Definitely B) Rose Sunday. For those of us who lost our Mums many moons ago, I think this is far nicer. It still feels like a day of celebration & loss. I was 8 when my Mum died and, until I had my son, really didn’t understand what all the fuss was about!

    • Alison Keenan March 21, 2016 at 9:05 am -  Reply

      Oh Fran, how sad for you to have been so young when your mum died. I am glad though that now you have a child of your own and can truly celebrate – I hope you had a lovely day and can start making new memories. Love Ali x

  443. Victoria Williams March 19, 2016 at 3:22 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  444. christl March 19, 2016 at 3:24 pm -  Reply

    rose sunday

  445. Caroline Newman March 19, 2016 at 3:29 pm -  Reply

    B) Rose Sunday

  446. winnie March 19, 2016 at 3:31 pm -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  447. sharon mead March 19, 2016 at 3:33 pm -  Reply

    the answer is (b) Rose Sunday

  448. Lucy Major March 19, 2016 at 3:42 pm -  Reply

    I think that the answer is b) Rose sunday :) fingers crossed!

  449. Morag Will March 19, 2016 at 3:53 pm -  Reply

    B) Rose Sunday.

  450. Simone lee March 19, 2016 at 3:56 pm -  Reply

    b. Rose Sunday

  451. Wendy Becker March 19, 2016 at 4:10 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  452. jess Thomas March 19, 2016 at 4:10 pm -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  453. Julie Williams March 19, 2016 at 4:18 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  454. Heather T March 19, 2016 at 4:24 pm -  Reply

    Mothering Sunday was once known as b) Rose Sunday

  455. laura barton March 19, 2016 at 4:31 pm -  Reply

    answer is B) Rose Sunday

  456. Mary Lucking March 19, 2016 at 4:37 pm -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  457. Liz Cameron March 19, 2016 at 4:39 pm -  Reply

    B) Rose Sunday

  458. Vivien Baird March 19, 2016 at 4:47 pm -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  459. ayako clarke March 19, 2016 at 4:50 pm -  Reply

    The answer is b) Rose Sunday

  460. Laura P March 19, 2016 at 4:51 pm -  Reply

    B) Rose Sunday x

  461. CHARMAINE HAMMOND March 19, 2016 at 4:54 pm -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  462. Catherine Owen March 19, 2016 at 4:56 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  463. Tracey Belcher March 19, 2016 at 5:02 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B) Rose Sunday

  464. Hassina Begum March 19, 2016 at 5:04 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B) Rose Sunday

  465. June Munday March 19, 2016 at 5:05 pm -  Reply

    B) Rose Sunday

  466. Helen Curtis March 19, 2016 at 5:06 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  467. John Tingay March 19, 2016 at 5:10 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  468. jemma beynon March 19, 2016 at 5:14 pm -  Reply

    The answer is a rose sunday

  469. Carly March 19, 2016 at 5:16 pm -  Reply

    The answer is b) Rose Sunday. Fab blog! Good luck everyone! x

  470. Michelle Culshaw March 19, 2016 at 5:44 pm -  Reply

    My answer is B) Rose Sunday

  471. Cheryl Edwards March 19, 2016 at 6:05 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B) Rose Sunday

  472. jennifer thorpe March 19, 2016 at 6:13 pm -  Reply

    the answer Rose Sunday

  473. Susan Walker March 19, 2016 at 6:15 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali, the answer is Rose Sunday. Fingers crossed. I love the photos especially the bear what a very thoughtful idea. X

  474. Judi March 19, 2016 at 6:25 pm -  Reply

    It has also been known as Rose Sunday

  475. Susie M March 19, 2016 at 6:26 pm -  Reply

    The answer is b) Rose Sunday. Looks like a really lovely skin system.

  476. debbie hutchinson March 19, 2016 at 6:34 pm -  Reply

    rose sunday

  477. Sam B March 19, 2016 at 6:41 pm -  Reply

    What a great blog! The answer is Rose Sunday, I really like that!

  478. justine meyer March 19, 2016 at 6:42 pm -  Reply

    b: ROSE SUNDAY

  479. lyn Burgess March 19, 2016 at 6:47 pm -  Reply

    Answer is (b) Rose Sunday.

  480. leanne weir March 19, 2016 at 7:08 pm -  Reply

    B). Rose Sunday

  481. Joy B March 19, 2016 at 7:13 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  482. Jenny Moore March 19, 2016 at 7:14 pm -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  483. Beryl edwards March 19, 2016 at 7:19 pm -  Reply

    I think the answer is family sunday

  484. Mo March 19, 2016 at 7:19 pm -  Reply

    The answer is Rose Sunday.

  485. Laura Chapman March 19, 2016 at 7:23 pm -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  486. Alison March 19, 2016 at 7:38 pm -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  487. Cherry Edwards March 19, 2016 at 7:41 pm -  Reply

    B) Rose Sunday. What a fantastic prize, thank you.

  488. Julie Henderson March 19, 2016 at 7:50 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  489. Christine Johnson March 19, 2016 at 7:53 pm -  Reply

    Answer b, Rose Sunday. lovely name

  490. Louise G March 19, 2016 at 7:55 pm -  Reply

    answer (B) Rose Sunday :)

  491. NickyB March 19, 2016 at 7:57 pm -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  492. Iris W March 19, 2016 at 8:01 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  493. Rachael G March 19, 2016 at 8:03 pm -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  494. madeline connolly March 19, 2016 at 8:05 pm -  Reply

    rose sunday

  495. Christine Bird March 19, 2016 at 8:17 pm -  Reply

    B. Rose Sunday

  496. Serena March 19, 2016 at 8:22 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  497. Caroline Willoughby March 19, 2016 at 8:30 pm -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday.

  498. Sally Carter March 19, 2016 at 8:34 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  499. kerry mackenzie March 19, 2016 at 8:38 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  500. JODIE BEAUMONT March 19, 2016 at 8:43 pm -  Reply

    the answer is b, lovely prize, thank you!

  501. FionaLynne Edwards March 19, 2016 at 8:44 pm -  Reply

    The answer is b) Rose Sunday

  502. H Steynor March 19, 2016 at 8:45 pm -  Reply

    B – Rose Sunday

  503. Suzanne March 19, 2016 at 8:53 pm -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  504. Maureen Kelly March 19, 2016 at 9:01 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali? Love the blog as ever. Answer is Rose Sunday. Mo x

  505. marycarol March 19, 2016 at 9:08 pm -  Reply

    Answer: b) Rose Sunday

  506. chris kent March 19, 2016 at 9:11 pm -  Reply

    The answer is b) rose sunday

  507. Steven Bufton March 19, 2016 at 9:16 pm -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  508. Dawn Smith March 19, 2016 at 9:23 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B – Rose Sunday

  509. Maria Videla March 19, 2016 at 9:24 pm -  Reply

    The answer is b) Rose Sunday

  510. Maria Videla March 19, 2016 at 9:25 pm -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  511. Alison P March 19, 2016 at 9:27 pm -  Reply

    B – Rose Sunday.

    Lovely prize, thank you!

  512. Vicky S March 19, 2016 at 9:37 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  513. Dawn Thompson March 19, 2016 at 9:39 pm -  Reply

    Rose sunday x

  514. Tina Hewitt March 19, 2016 at 9:39 pm -  Reply

    The answer is Rose Sunday

  515. Deborah Walker March 19, 2016 at 9:49 pm -  Reply

    The answer is b Rose Sunday

  516. lisa evans March 19, 2016 at 9:59 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B) rose Sunday

  517. Gillian March 19, 2016 at 10:02 pm -  Reply

    B) Rose Sunday x

  518. Frances Saxby March 19, 2016 at 10:13 pm -  Reply

    Is it rose Sunday.

  519. fozia Akhtar March 19, 2016 at 10:30 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  520. Michelle Taylor March 19, 2016 at 10:36 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  521. joyce March 19, 2016 at 10:37 pm -  Reply

    I think the answer is B) Rose Sunday

  522. bobbysgirl March 19, 2016 at 10:45 pm -  Reply

    Answer b) Rose Sunday. My daughter also had piano lessons and never learned to read the music and the same as you played by ear. She could watch someone play violin and copy them with her own. When aged 12 she joined a marching band playing the flute and then the drums – they entered competitions all over the UK including the Royal Albert Hall! Have a Happy Easter with your family. Are you having an Easter egg hunt with Honey?

    • Alison Keenan March 21, 2016 at 9:07 am -  Reply

      Hi there! Thanks for writing to me, and interesting to know that your daughter did so well in music without being able to read it! I also played the flute, but never reached competition level or even close to it. Playing at the Albert Hall? You must have been so proud! I would love to have an Easter Egg hunt with Honey but she doesn’t really have chocolate yet so I might have to make it with a Farleys Rusk instead :) Happy Easter to you! Love Ali xx

  523. Maureen March 19, 2016 at 10:51 pm -  Reply

    Family Day

  524. Gilla March 19, 2016 at 10:56 pm -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  525. Inga March 19, 2016 at 10:57 pm -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  526. Bernie Tyrrell March 19, 2016 at 11:01 pm -  Reply

    B) Rose Sunday

  527. Gillian Dobson March 19, 2016 at 11:03 pm -  Reply

    B – Rose Sunday

  528. Susan Pringle March 19, 2016 at 11:09 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison.
    The answer is b) Rose Sunday
    Thank you so much for another great competition with fabulous prizes.

  529. pat kelly March 19, 2016 at 11:09 pm -  Reply

    i am sure the answer is (b) Rose Sunday

  530. Debra Boardman March 19, 2016 at 11:10 pm -  Reply

    Answer is Rose Sunday.

  531. Stephanie Hoult March 19, 2016 at 11:14 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  532. Andrea March 19, 2016 at 11:15 pm -  Reply

    Ans. Rose Sunday

  533. Andrea Harvey March 19, 2016 at 11:16 pm -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  534. helen bell March 19, 2016 at 11:30 pm -  Reply

    The answer is b) Rose Sunday

  535. Jacqui Fleming March 19, 2016 at 11:54 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  536. Carol Squires March 20, 2016 at 12:05 am -  Reply

    The answer is Rose Sunday , I celebrated my 60th birthday on mothers day this year so this would be an extra special present for me

  537. Zanira March 20, 2016 at 12:07 am -  Reply

    The answer is Rose Sunday

  538. Jean Cairns March 20, 2016 at 12:25 am -  Reply

    Hi Alison
    Love your blog
    My answer is ( b) Rose Sunday

  539. Christine paley March 20, 2016 at 1:03 am -  Reply

    Rose Sunday. Love all your blogs and lovely pics Alison. Xx

  540. David Paterson March 20, 2016 at 1:08 am -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  541. sandra blackmore March 20, 2016 at 1:21 am -  Reply

    B Rose Sunday x

  542. Olivia M March 20, 2016 at 1:23 am -  Reply

    B is the answer

  543. Vandna Lakhlani March 20, 2016 at 1:42 am -  Reply

    Answer: B) Rose Sunday.

  544. Pauline Stallabrass March 20, 2016 at 1:57 am -  Reply

    b. Rose Sunday x

  545. Sarah March 20, 2016 at 2:29 am -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  546. Naomi M March 20, 2016 at 3:22 am -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  547. Maria March 20, 2016 at 4:46 am -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  548. Lakshmi March 20, 2016 at 5:18 am -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  549. Julz March 20, 2016 at 6:40 am -  Reply

    My answer is b) Rose Sunday

  550. jemma taylor March 20, 2016 at 7:27 am -  Reply

    the answer is Rose Sunday

  551. bob clark March 20, 2016 at 7:43 am -  Reply

    (b) Rose Sunday

  552. Ben Audsley March 20, 2016 at 8:15 am -  Reply

    The answer is
    b) Rose Sunday

  553. hayley williams March 20, 2016 at 8:31 am -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  554. Clair Dukes March 20, 2016 at 8:38 am -  Reply

    Rose Sunday.

  555. Judith Lennon March 20, 2016 at 8:50 am -  Reply

    Hello Ali
    Wow what a response to your competition! I’ll give my answer as
    Rose Sunday.
    Your latest photos of Honey are beautiful. I particularly like the one of her with your mum. Her smile says it all. Glad you had a nice Mother’s Day and had your family with you. I also was lucky to see my children. My youngest grandchild came running to me with my sons card shouting “Happy birthday Nanna” She associates any cards as birthdays bless her. Well not much news from my end. It’s a beautiful day today, blue skies and sunshine so I feel another gardening day may be the job for today. Love and hugs as always and fingers crossed for the competition. Judith xx

    • Alison Keenan March 21, 2016 at 9:09 am -  Reply

      Aaaw Judith your grandchild sounds a sweetie! It’s lovely how they associate words with occasions and things. Honey says El Bell – the name of her cat – and at the weekend she met two of Colin’s son’s pugs, and called them El Bell too! We’ve also had some corking weather here, and I have repotted and planted out several large plants as well as adding a bit of colour to my pots. I hope you are enjoying your garden. Take care and Happy Easter, love Ali xx

  556. samantha c March 20, 2016 at 8:52 am -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  557. Hassni March 20, 2016 at 9:00 am -  Reply

    The answer is Rose Sunday.

  558. Emma Ellams March 20, 2016 at 9:13 am -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  559. Karen Sherriff March 20, 2016 at 9:13 am -  Reply

    The answer is Rose Sunday.

  560. Faye Bell March 20, 2016 at 9:19 am -  Reply

    Answer: Rose Sunday

  561. marie March 20, 2016 at 9:34 am -  Reply

    Lovely blog as ever. The answer to the question is b. Rose Sunday x

  562. Heather March 20, 2016 at 9:35 am -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  563. Ellen Gordon March 20, 2016 at 9:43 am -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  564. Karen Davey March 20, 2016 at 9:45 am -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  565. Caroline Toner March 20, 2016 at 9:58 am -  Reply

    b. Rose Sunday

  566. Ann March 20, 2016 at 10:04 am -  Reply

    The answer is Rose Sunday

  567. Carol Whitmore March 20, 2016 at 10:22 am -  Reply

    I think the answer is B.Rose Sunday fingers crossed. I really enjoy reading the blogs.

  568. Sue Young March 20, 2016 at 10:33 am -  Reply

    Hi Alison, the answer is b) Rose Sunday.

  569. Emma Fleming March 20, 2016 at 10:38 am -  Reply

    B. Rose Sunday

  570. Shirley Symonds March 20, 2016 at 10:58 am -  Reply

    Hi Alison the answer is Rose Sunday and I love your lovely bear made of some of your personal memories great gift

  571. Norma McGill March 20, 2016 at 11:19 am -  Reply

    Answer: b) Rose Sunday

  572. Pam March 20, 2016 at 11:38 am -  Reply

    So glad you are so well after what you have been through – rose Sunday Alison is the answer Take care xx

  573. Sara Duncan March 20, 2016 at 11:53 am -  Reply

    Answer is Rose Sunday :-)

  574. Geraldine Lowney March 20, 2016 at 12:26 pm -  Reply

    B) Rose Sunday

  575. Susan Ellins March 20, 2016 at 12:35 pm -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  576. michelle evans March 20, 2016 at 12:44 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  577. Caroline Monroe March 20, 2016 at 12:45 pm -  Reply

    answer is b) Rose Sunday

  578. Jill Hazlehurst March 20, 2016 at 1:14 pm -  Reply

    Mothering Sunday used to be called ‘Rose Sunday’.

  579. Louise B March 20, 2016 at 2:40 pm -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  580. Jackie Brady March 20, 2016 at 2:40 pm -  Reply

    (b) Rose Sunday X

  581. GILLIAN EDWARDS March 20, 2016 at 2:41 pm -  Reply

    The answer is Rose Sunday.

  582. cheryl lovell March 20, 2016 at 2:50 pm -  Reply

    the answer is B) Rose Sunday

  583. Samantha Wheeler March 20, 2016 at 2:55 pm -  Reply

    B) Rose Sunday

  584. Lisa Dover March 20, 2016 at 3:02 pm -  Reply

    I think the answer is b) Rose Sunday – Happy Easter (and belated Mothers Day!) x

  585. Bernadette March 20, 2016 at 3:13 pm -  Reply

    ( B ) Rose Sunday .

  586. helen tovell March 20, 2016 at 3:20 pm -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  587. Pam Segers March 20, 2016 at 3:21 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison the answer is B) Rose Sunday. I hope that you and you family have a Happy Easter.

  588. lynn lewer March 20, 2016 at 3:33 pm -  Reply

    The answer is Rose sunday

  589. Jean Denton March 20, 2016 at 3:34 pm -  Reply

    The answer is (b) Rose Sunday

  590. clare knight March 20, 2016 at 3:34 pm -  Reply

    rose sunday

  591. Lauren Pilkington March 20, 2016 at 3:52 pm -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  592. Lisa Parker March 20, 2016 at 3:57 pm -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday x

  593. Anne Wilson March 20, 2016 at 4:23 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  594. Kate D March 20, 2016 at 4:34 pm -  Reply

    It’s b) Rose Sunday.

  595. Veronica Murphy March 20, 2016 at 4:35 pm -  Reply

    FROM ONE ROSE TO ANOTHER THE ANSWER IS B/ROSE

  596. David Walker March 20, 2016 at 4:38 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  597. Louise Smith March 20, 2016 at 4:47 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  598. Lisa McFall March 20, 2016 at 4:47 pm -  Reply

    rose sunday

  599. barbara shaw March 20, 2016 at 4:54 pm -  Reply

    Answer B) Rose Sunday. Thanks

  600. Susan Crosswaite March 20, 2016 at 4:57 pm -  Reply

    The answer is b) Rose Sunday

  601. deb barratt March 20, 2016 at 5:00 pm -  Reply

    ans is rose sunday, thank you

  602. Ellen Sheppard March 20, 2016 at 5:01 pm -  Reply

    B) Rose Sunday. Happy Easter :-)

  603. Kerry Locke March 20, 2016 at 5:03 pm -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  604. jenna rothen March 20, 2016 at 5:30 pm -  Reply

    rose sunday

  605. Anne Sewell March 20, 2016 at 5:34 pm -  Reply

    B.Rose Sunday.Lovely pictures ,love the teddy xx

  606. Jocelyn March 20, 2016 at 5:53 pm -  Reply

    B) Rose Sunday

  607. Jo Richards March 20, 2016 at 6:15 pm -  Reply

    B) Rose Sunday

  608. Katrina Wakelin March 20, 2016 at 6:21 pm -  Reply

    B) Rose Sunday

  609. Jan March 20, 2016 at 6:35 pm -  Reply

    The answer is Rose Sunday x

  610. israr baig March 20, 2016 at 6:44 pm -  Reply

    Answer: Rose Sunday

  611. Helen G March 20, 2016 at 6:44 pm -  Reply

    ♥ Rose Sunday ♥

  612. Laura Harris March 20, 2016 at 7:08 pm -  Reply

    Answer – b) Rose Sunday

    PS: Apple watches are fab, aren’t they?!

  613. claire clarke March 20, 2016 at 7:17 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison, the answer is Rose Sunday

  614. Linda f March 20, 2016 at 7:23 pm -  Reply

    What a thoughtful gift your lovely bear is.The answer to the question is rose Sunday.

  615. Lee Davis March 20, 2016 at 7:28 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  616. Gill Holmes March 20, 2016 at 7:29 pm -  Reply

    The answer is
    b) Rose Sunday

  617. ROBERT BAIN March 20, 2016 at 7:30 pm -  Reply

    The answer is b) ROSE SUNDAY

  618. Elizabeth Crone March 20, 2016 at 7:32 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  619. Naz M March 20, 2016 at 7:36 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  620. abigail edkins March 20, 2016 at 7:38 pm -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  621. Lorraine Partyn March 20, 2016 at 7:38 pm -  Reply

    The answer is b) Rose Sunday

  622. Sandra Colton March 20, 2016 at 7:52 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali,
    Please enter me into the competition my answer is B) Rose Sunday.
    Loved your Blog and what an absolute darling is your granddaughter Honey. How blessed you are.
    Happy Easter, Take care and stay safe.

    • Alison Keenan March 29, 2016 at 4:13 pm -  Reply

      Sandra, thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to enter the competition – I hope to be announcing the winner tomorrow or Thursday! Love Ali x

  623. Sujith E March 20, 2016 at 8:00 pm -  Reply

    b)Rose Sunday

  624. Laura Sibbet March 20, 2016 at 8:04 pm -  Reply

    B: Rose Sunday

  625. Suzanne Armstrong March 20, 2016 at 8:05 pm -  Reply

    B) rose Sunday

  626. Laura Foulds March 20, 2016 at 8:06 pm -  Reply

    The answer is Rose Sunday

  627. Jan Mendez March 20, 2016 at 8:16 pm -  Reply

    B) Rose Sunday

  628. Michelle Bamber March 20, 2016 at 8:18 pm -  Reply

    answer is Rose Sunday

  629. kelly lewis March 20, 2016 at 8:27 pm -  Reply

    The answer is b: ROSE SUNDAY

  630. C Kennedy March 20, 2016 at 8:27 pm -  Reply

    The answer is b) Rose Sunday :)

  631. Bex Allum March 20, 2016 at 8:28 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  632. BALJIT March 20, 2016 at 8:59 pm -  Reply

    It was known as rose Sunday

  633. Kelly Dawe March 20, 2016 at 9:01 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  634. P J Bates March 20, 2016 at 9:04 pm -  Reply

    The answer is
    b) Rose Sunday

  635. Karen R March 20, 2016 at 9:06 pm -  Reply

    Well, I had to look that question up! But now I’m a little wiser, I think the answer is b) Rose Sunday

  636. Jo Carroll March 20, 2016 at 9:15 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday..is the answer

  637. kelly mobbs March 20, 2016 at 9:17 pm -  Reply

    It is answer B. Rose sunday. Great prize. Thanks for the chance xx Good luck everyone. fingers and toes crossed xx

  638. Claire Foster March 20, 2016 at 9:26 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  639. Emma Breene March 20, 2016 at 9:32 pm -  Reply

    Answer B) Rose Sunday

  640. Rebecca I March 20, 2016 at 9:43 pm -  Reply

    The answer is Rose Sunday x

  641. Elaine Green March 20, 2016 at 9:48 pm -  Reply

    ANSWER B ROSE SUNDAY

  642. Christine Owen March 20, 2016 at 9:54 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  643. Sarah Denny March 20, 2016 at 10:02 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  644. Ann Murray March 20, 2016 at 10:05 pm -  Reply

    the answer is rose sunday

  645. Ann Murray March 20, 2016 at 10:06 pm -  Reply

    rose sunday

  646. Michelle Culshaw March 20, 2016 at 10:09 pm -  Reply

    why is mine not being shown

  647. Gemma Found March 20, 2016 at 10:27 pm -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  648. Pam Whitham March 20, 2016 at 10:56 pm -  Reply

    Answer: (b) Rose Sunday

  649. Hannah P March 20, 2016 at 11:36 pm -  Reply

    The answer is Rose Sunday! :-)

  650. Ellie Bromilow March 20, 2016 at 11:36 pm -  Reply

    The answer is b) Rose Sunday. I don;t think I would know how to use an apple watch! I asked for breakfast in bed instead for my present! Apparently coordinating a poached egg on toast with a hot cuppa is advanced cooking! ha ha.

    • Alison Keenan March 21, 2016 at 6:45 pm -  Reply

      Ellie that sounds marvellous! Advanced cooking or multitasking – either way a knack not all folk have! Glad you enjoyed your Mother’s day :) Love Ali xx

  651. tracy knotts March 20, 2016 at 11:41 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday , have a wonderful Easter xx

  652. Rebecca Duffy March 20, 2016 at 11:42 pm -  Reply

    B) Rose Sunday is the answer :)

  653. Chelsea March 20, 2016 at 11:48 pm -  Reply

    (b) Rose Sunday

  654. Hanne Holm March 21, 2016 at 12:45 am -  Reply

    The answer is b) Rose Sunday

  655. Elaine Martin March 21, 2016 at 3:22 am -  Reply

    Hi Alison, I believe the answer to your question is b) Rose Sunday.
    What a wonderful blog, as usual & how wonderful to have had so much to celebrate. I love your Teddy bear, what a brilliant idea ☺
    I spent my mothering Sunday a day early watching the Murray Brothers beating Japan in the Davis cup, with my lovely husband & 10yr old son. Our “full” Mothering Sunday will be held on Easter Sunday (neatly combining the two) , as due to other commitments it was the 1st Sunday we could celebrate with my mother, but hey ho, what’s a different Sunday between family? In a way we get to celebrate twice. Hope you have a lovely Easter & good luck to all the other entrants in the competition. Elaine x

    • Alison Keenan March 21, 2016 at 6:47 pm -  Reply

      Elaine I do indeed feel truly blessed, and having spent today with little Honey Bea, makes me realise it even more! I am glad that you will be celebrating with your mum next weekend, and as you say, what’s a Sunday between families :) I know the tennis was excellent! Happy Easter to you, and good luck to you also with the competition. Love Ali x

  656. Julie Dee March 21, 2016 at 8:20 am -  Reply

    The answer is Rose Sunday. My Mum tells me it is due to the colour of the priests’ robes.

  657. barbara michael March 21, 2016 at 8:56 am -  Reply

    Answer is b] Rose Sundayx

  658. Michelle Ptak March 21, 2016 at 9:47 am -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday ………. thank you

  659. Linda Matthews March 21, 2016 at 9:50 am -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  660. Samantha Lea March 21, 2016 at 10:43 am -  Reply

    Rose Sunday ! :)

  661. Lisa Collins March 21, 2016 at 10:55 am -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  662. Sue Kirk March 21, 2016 at 11:03 am -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  663. sue lee March 21, 2016 at 11:18 am -  Reply

    The answer is b) Rose Sunday.Sue x

  664. Em G March 21, 2016 at 11:41 am -  Reply

    Answer is B) Rose Sunday

  665. Kate Loader March 21, 2016 at 11:44 am -  Reply

    The answer is Rose Sunday

  666. Jan Simmons March 21, 2016 at 12:05 pm -  Reply

    THE ANSWER IS: B). ROSE SUNDAY

    Happy Easter to all. x

  667. Joanne Blunt March 21, 2016 at 12:10 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  668. Louise OCarroll March 21, 2016 at 12:42 pm -  Reply

    (b) Rose Sunday

  669. Caroline Williams March 21, 2016 at 12:48 pm -  Reply

    Answer – B) Rose Sunday :-)

  670. Lynn March 21, 2016 at 1:28 pm -  Reply

    Answer B, Rose Sunday (such a pretty name :) ) And I love the picture of your mum with Honey such a beautiful picture of generations. x

  671. trish Potts March 21, 2016 at 1:42 pm -  Reply

    Answer is (b) Rose Sunday.

  672. Janice March 21, 2016 at 1:50 pm -  Reply

    the answer is Rose Sunday

  673. Claire Chapman March 21, 2016 at 1:56 pm -  Reply

    The answer is B – Rose Sunday.

  674. Pat Foggie March 21, 2016 at 2:08 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison. The answer to your question is Rose Sunday.

  675. Margaret Rees March 21, 2016 at 3:32 pm -  Reply

    The answer is b) Rose Sunday

  676. Doe Brown March 21, 2016 at 3:36 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison, the Answer is B Rose Sunday,, love your family photo’s little Honey is so pretty, take care,

    loves Doe X

  677. Sarah Wray March 21, 2016 at 3:36 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  678. Sarah Warner March 21, 2016 at 3:36 pm -  Reply

    B) Rose Sunday
    Happy Easter!

  679. Jayne March 21, 2016 at 3:49 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  680. Lucia M March 21, 2016 at 4:00 pm -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  681. Jacqui Hand March 21, 2016 at 4:01 pm -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday is the answer.
    Hope your well Ali, the prize looks amazing.
    Fingers crossed, Love Jacqui XXXX

  682. Nicola Rippon March 21, 2016 at 4:02 pm -  Reply

    Thee answer for the competition is b) Rose Sunday.

  683. bella smyth March 21, 2016 at 4:07 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday thank you for the chance,

  684. Jen Schofield March 21, 2016 at 4:23 pm -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  685. Christine Donaldson March 21, 2016 at 4:23 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  686. Joan March 21, 2016 at 5:26 pm -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  687. Rachel Mccraith March 21, 2016 at 5:33 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  688. sharon freeman March 21, 2016 at 5:46 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday <3

  689. Ruth Goddard March 21, 2016 at 6:37 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  690. Fiona Mallard March 21, 2016 at 6:53 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  691. Jane Whitehead March 21, 2016 at 7:06 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday x

  692. Edwina Hicks March 21, 2016 at 7:29 pm -  Reply

    B Rose Sunday

  693. Jeanetta Lumsden March 21, 2016 at 7:45 pm -  Reply

    family Sunday

  694. sue hodges March 21, 2016 at 8:03 pm -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  695. Linda Mihkelson March 21, 2016 at 8:28 pm -  Reply

    b) Rose Sunday

  696. Lesley Collings March 21, 2016 at 8:35 pm -  Reply

    B, Rose Sunday

  697. Sara B March 21, 2016 at 8:42 pm -  Reply

    B) rose Sunday

    Fingers crossed

  698. Debbie Timms March 21, 2016 at 8:55 pm -  Reply

    B) Rose Sunday

  699. Janet March 21, 2016 at 9:10 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  700. Juliet Robinson March 21, 2016 at 9:25 pm -  Reply

    Competition answer is B rose Sunday.
    Love reading your posts Alison. You are such a lovely person.
    Xxx

  701. Carolin March 21, 2016 at 9:36 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday. Fingers crossed, thank you x

  702. Sara Hayes March 21, 2016 at 9:51 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  703. Elaine Hewitt March 21, 2016 at 10:17 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali, the answer is Rose Sunday x

  704. Susan March 21, 2016 at 10:19 pm -  Reply

    B) Rose Sunday

  705. Ashley March 21, 2016 at 10:20 pm -  Reply

    The answer is ;B Rose Sunday.

  706. Alison McGirr March 21, 2016 at 10:21 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday xx

  707. Catherine Amaro March 21, 2016 at 10:28 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  708. Pauline Brown March 21, 2016 at 10:58 pm -  Reply

    Mothering Sunday was once known as
    b) Rose Sunday xx

  709. Laura Coutts March 21, 2016 at 11:18 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  710. Sue m March 22, 2016 at 1:07 am -  Reply

    Rose Sunday (although family Sunday was a name given too when servants were allowed the day off to see their mothers and families!)

  711. Anne Marie Mason March 22, 2016 at 1:18 am -  Reply

    Hi, I think the answer is B) Rose Sunday. Little Honey has your eyes, she’s lovely. x

  712. Lorna Totton March 22, 2016 at 1:24 am -  Reply

    The answer is B) Rose Sunday.

  713. Samantha taylor March 22, 2016 at 5:17 am -  Reply

    What a lovely blog and amazing prize answer us b) rose Sunday xx

  714. Adrian March 22, 2016 at 7:37 am -  Reply

    Happy Easter Alison , the answer is Rose Sunday

  715. shell March 22, 2016 at 10:37 am -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  716. Annette falinski March 22, 2016 at 11:42 am -  Reply

    Hi – the answer is rose sunday.

    Missing my mum x

  717. sue March 22, 2016 at 11:44 am -  Reply

    Tthe answer is Rose Sunday.

  718. Sarah Squire March 22, 2016 at 11:49 am -  Reply

    The answer is b) Rose Sunday. p.s I love your blog xx

  719. donna l jones March 22, 2016 at 12:03 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  720. chris calvert March 22, 2016 at 12:03 pm -  Reply

    B – Rose Sunday what an amazing prize thank you for this opportunity and sharing your family fun times, Happy Easter

  721. Angie Hoggett March 22, 2016 at 12:07 pm -  Reply

    Answer: Rose Sunday

  722. Dawn Hoskins March 22, 2016 at 12:41 pm -  Reply

    Oh please enter me into this fabulous competition. The answer is Rose Sunday. Thank you so much from Dawn the Vionic wearer!

  723. Julie March 22, 2016 at 12:55 pm -  Reply

    Lovely photos Alison. I would love to win your competition and think the answer is Rose Sunday :-)

  724. Suzanne Sendell March 22, 2016 at 1:08 pm -  Reply

    Rose Sunday

  725. Rhoda K March 22, 2016 at 1:13 pm -  Reply

    The answer is b) Rose Sunday

  726. fiona barnes March 22, 2016 at 1:17 pm -  Reply

    B)Rose Sunday :)

  727. julie hartshorn March 22, 2016 at 1:42 pm -  Reply

    b Rose sunday

  728. Kay Heffernan March 22, 2016 at 1:57 pm -  Reply

    ANSWER Rose Sunday

  729. vikki sanderson March 22, 2016 at 2:58 pm -  Reply

    B) Rose Sunday

  730. Mags thomson March 22, 2016 at 4:20 pm -  Reply

    The answer is rose Sunday. What beautiful pics and such a lovely special gift from honey so unique xxx