Winter wonderland

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I was determined not to start this blog a la Michael Fish mode, but honestly, the weather has taken over our lives this week hasn’t it?! We’ve fared pretty well so far in Berkshire with just a light snowfall, but I know from your comments on the blog that many of you are coping with arctic conditions. Here’s hoping there’s a thaw soon! Something that warmed me though was watching Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway and seeing Craig Rowe expertly guide Amanda Holden through a ‘disastrous’ hour set up by the OBE honoured McPartlan and Donnelly! It was priceless! Amanda Holden is actually trusting Craig with her first TSV on the 8th March – a three piece trunk collection from her BundleBerry range – so make sure you tune in for that!

I don’t envy my sister who has taken her school year away on a three day ‘adventure break’ with mainly outdoor activities! I think she’s going to have her work cut out keeping 90 nine and 10 year olds occupied indoors! As she keeps saying, only three more years before she can retire 🙂 She and Linda came to stay last weekend and we had a fabulous long walk by the river close to Cookham. It’s actually a walk that Kathy Tayler and I take whenever we can get some time together, and we had beautiful blue skies. It was great to see them, and I made Jamie Oliver’s Sicilian Squash Stew for supper as they are both vegetarians. I’ve had to give Jenny the recipe! 🙂

Walking is about the only exercise I’m getting at the moment, as my shoulder has made it difficult for me to use my AeroPilates machine, but it’s definitely loosened up over the last few weeks, which is a huge relief. Although we live on a relatively busy road, we’re surrounded by fields, and there are quite a few beautiful walks nearby with lovely views. Mind you, I won’t get much chance to get out and about in the next few weeks though as my son Sam will be coming to stay with me following surgery to his upper jaw.

It’s something he’s needed to have done for a long while, but because of the endless operations he had to go through following his amputation, he’s understandably wanted to avoid any hospital visits! I’m sure he’ll be OK this time around, but I just wanted to make sure that while he won’t be able to chew anything, he’ll have healthy liquidized meals. It does mean though that he’ll be with me for his 29th birthday on the 10th March, and also Mother’s Day on the 11th , which is lovely! Lucy and Honey are going to be staying over too, and fingers crossed Jack will be able to get the day off.

At least Jenny will be able to visit my mum on Mothering Sunday, and knowing that I’d not be with her on the day, Colin and I popped over to see her and Joe last week. We had cup of tea and a catch up and shared a huge slab of bread pudding! It’s hard to believe she’s 82, as her home is always pristine. She still bakes, and there are invariably fresh flowers beautifully displayed too. It’s something she’s always had an innate ability with – even just a few stems in a vase and she can make them look fabulous. As I get older I find I’m learning from her even now.

So many things really that our mums teach us that we sometimes forget, or just don’t have time to pass on. One of the many things she taught me was the name of all the wild flowers and I still know them, and although I didn’t teach my own children what they are, I’m determined to do better on my walks with Honey 🙂 Naming flowers may not be high on Lucy’s list of priorities, but I have to say I am in awe of my daughter and the wonderful relationship she has with her daughter. As you may have surmised, she is now a single mum and juggles childcare, along with her job as a teacher with great skill. It’s not easy when Honey’s poorly, or waking up through the night, but Lucy’s coped admirably. She doesn’t complain, and I am inordinately proud of all she does which is reflected in Honey, who brings such joy to all our lives.

Having mentioned my granddaughter – as I always do – I was talking with my Diamonique buyers about the regular Tuesday show, and we’ve put together a collection of jewellery this Tuesday 6th March that works for us all – grandmother’s through to granddaugthers – so I hope you’ll be able to join me at 8pm.

Competition time


In fact I thought it would be nice to run our first competition of the year based around Mother’s Day and I have put together a prize I hope you’ll like. This beautiful Diamonique solitaire pendant and earring set, along with the brand new Beauty Product of the Month from Elemis will make a nice gift I think – either for yourself or someone you love! The prize is worth approximately £71 and all you need to do is decide on the right answer to this rather quirky question…

Which 81 year old British actress had the words ‘Carpe Diem’ tattooed on their wrist as a gift from their daughter?

a) Dame Judi Dench
b) Dame Maggie Smith
c) Dame Helen Mirren

A bit of a conundrum – just wish I had the courage to do the same! 🙂 Make your choice and post it at the bottom of the blog. I’ll draw the winner from all the correct answers on Friday 9th March. You’ll have to leave your email address but don’t worry, it won’t be published. Full terms and conditions can be found at here.

Holiday planning

Colin and I think we’ve finally cracked our trip to Australia and have decided to get a round the world ticket, which is pretty much the same price as going to and from Heathrow! We’re stopping at Singapore on the way there and then heading the other way round the world via Hawaii, San Francisco and finally Minnesota (where Colin’s sister lives). I’d planned on just going to and from Sydney with a stop off for a couple of days on each leg, but flight times, and cost, have made a round the world trip possible, and as I rapidly approach my 58th birthday I think it may be the last time I’d be prepared to do something like this! It’s still to be confirmed, but as always, any advice on hotels, resorts, places of interest, I’d be really happy to receive.

Before I go I must mention a couple of products that are perfect for this time of year – not remotely connected though! The first is from the Taya Haircare range – an advanced volumizing collection. One thing this colder weather does is make my hair more static and consequently flatter – might be worth a try if yours is the same.

And the second, something that we could have done with yesterday is the Wolf 11-in-1 Ladder! This ladder extends to nearly six feet and would have been perfect for us to check out our broadband connection on the side of the house, although it bends into all kinds of positions so may well be worth a look.

Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter @alikqvc, and I promise I’ll keep you updated with special prices. Thanks for all the lovely comments on the last blog, and I’ll look forward as always to hearing from you this month. Good luck with the competition!

With my love,

Ali x

493 Comments

  1. Adrianne Clarke March 2, 2018 at 2:29 pm -  Reply

    It’s a) Dame Judi Dench!

    • Lizzy Crone March 5, 2018 at 8:30 pm -  Reply

      a) Dame Judi Dench

  2. Susan Wilson March 2, 2018 at 2:32 pm -  Reply

    A) Dame Judi Dench

  3. Margaret Ridley March 2, 2018 at 2:44 pm -  Reply

    a DAME JUDI DENCH

  4. Linda Martin March 2, 2018 at 2:50 pm -  Reply

    Answer: a. Dame Judi Dench

  5. Marie Menzies March 2, 2018 at 3:07 pm -  Reply

    The answer is a) Dame Judy Dench.

  6. Sylvia Ash March 2, 2018 at 3:13 pm -  Reply

    The answer is ) Dame Judi Dench. She is so wonderful for her age, I wouldn’t be brave enough.

  7. Bernadette March 2, 2018 at 3:17 pm -  Reply

    (a) Dame Judi Dench.

  8. sally adaway March 2, 2018 at 3:23 pm -  Reply

    HI Ali

    answer is A judi dench

  9. Margaret Hewlett March 2, 2018 at 3:27 pm -  Reply

    The answer is a Judy Dench.

  10. sarah March 2, 2018 at 3:33 pm -  Reply

    A Dame judy dench

  11. Merche March 2, 2018 at 3:35 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali, for someone who likes to go out every day, I have hibernated! I have been going on my exercise bike each day and have taken the unusual step of having a clear out of drawers, it’s surprising how much I have discarded. I hope Sam’s operation goes ok and I’m sure he will be well looked after by his mum when he comes to recuperate . John and I celebrate our Golden Wedding anniversary on the 9th , don’t know where the years of gone. We re celebrating with a family dinner at a local hotel on the 10th, so fingers crossed, the weather will have improved by then. Love Merchexx

    • Alison Keenan March 12, 2018 at 10:10 am -  Reply

      Hi there Merche, good to hear from you and I’m glad you chose to stay in while it was still so cold. Belated Happy Anniversary to you and John. I hope the family dinner went well on Saturday. Love Ali x

  12. Helen Flanagan March 2, 2018 at 3:43 pm -  Reply

    The answer is a) Dame Judi Dench
    Fingers crossed! X

  13. Carol Gamble March 2, 2018 at 3:48 pm -  Reply

    a) Dame Judi Dench

  14. Yvonne Lumsden March 2, 2018 at 4:01 pm -  Reply

    A . Dame Judy Dench alison

  15. christine sheridan March 2, 2018 at 4:04 pm -  Reply

    Answer is Dame Judy Dench

  16. Bernadette Skinner March 2, 2018 at 4:05 pm -  Reply

    It was A – Judi Dench. Honey is a little doll – she always seems to be smiling
    !

  17. Annette Donnelly March 2, 2018 at 4:05 pm -  Reply

    The answer is a) Dame Judy Dench. Please enter me in this great comp x

  18. maureen mcilroy March 2, 2018 at 4:06 pm -  Reply

    The answer is A ( Dame Judy Dench ) Alison.

  19. Susan March 2, 2018 at 4:09 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali,
    Another full of news blog! Where to start?! I’m glad your shoulder is slightly improved. Pain causes us to suffer in more ways than one! I hope sam’s latest surgery goes ok. Well done for being brave. Your lot really have been through some amount. An amputation being one of the most life changing really. As for Lucy, yes I got the vibes and I’m sorry about that. Sad for her and I’m sure a worry to you too. It’s got to be draining teaching and coming home to a little one too. Honestly, never mind vocational jobs..low pay and big responsibility!
    Your oz trip sounds unbelievable and I’m sure you’re excited. Take care in the snow xx

    • Alison Keenan March 12, 2018 at 10:13 am -  Reply

      Hi Susan, Thanks for taking the time to write. Yes, I do think we’ve had a fair few difficult times over the years, but then again, reading this blog as I do each week, we’ve come out of it fairly well compared to some! I had a lovely weekend with all the children and with little Honey too, and Sam is improving daily. I’ll be back to Lucy’s to look after Honey while she has parent’s evening the week after next, so that’ll be fun 🙂 Take care and I hope the weather’s improved for you. Love Ali xx

  20. Patricia Gerrard March 2, 2018 at 4:10 pm -  Reply

    Dame Judy Dench

  21. Susan March 2, 2018 at 4:12 pm -  Reply

    Oh ps, re the flowers..maybe one day x

  22. Lynn March 2, 2018 at 4:17 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali, hope all goes well with Sam’s op and I think the answer to the question is A, Dame Judi Dench. Take care and keep warm. Lynn

  23. Mrs Janet Jones March 2, 2018 at 4:19 pm -  Reply

    Answer a) Dame Judi Dench

    Dear Ali. Your round the world trip sounds amazing. We were going to do Australia this year,with stops on the way but we could only get 2 weeks off work and we probably would have spent more time on the planes and in airports. So we will hopefully do it next year, as i will be 58 next year and my husband 59. I will wait to hear all about your trip and I know you will have a fabulous time. I’m sorry to hear Lucy is on her own , but if shes
    anything like you Ali, she will be doing an amazing job. Hope all goes well with Sams jaw operation and with you looking after him he will soon be on the road to recovery.
    We had a dinosaur themed tea party for Alfies 5th birthday, he was so tired when we brought him back to our house.
    My friends funeral was a lovely celebration of her life, but tears were still shed, but i will never forget my lovely friend.My other friend has started her second cycle of chemo, she seems to be coping quite well at the moment, but as we both know its a long hard slog.
    Am finding it hard myself at the moment with everything going on, but i must remember to thank God, I am still here to enjoy my lovely family and plan a trip away with my husband.
    Take care Ali, hope your shoulder continues to improve speak soon, Love Janet xxx

    • Alison Keenan March 12, 2018 at 10:19 am -  Reply

      Dear Janet, You are right about just stopping there and back on the way to Australia. Two weeks wouldn’t give you enough time to really enjoy the country so I’ll keep everything crossed that you can take more time next year and book it up. I was sorry to hear about your dear friend… funerals are very hard to get through. I’m sending my best to your other friend too – you’re right the treatment is a long slog – but hopefully it will give her her best chance, as it has done for you and I. I know though how easy it is to be pulled back in with the worry and fear. Chin up, and keep looking ahead. You have so much to enjoy. Loving the sound of Alfie’s dinasaur themed tea party – I think Lucy has a Frozen theme planned for Honey’s 3rd birthday in May. Take care, and keep in touch, love Ali xx

  24. Sian March 2, 2018 at 4:30 pm -  Reply

    It’s a) Dame Judi Dench who has the tattoo

  25. Sue Prescott March 2, 2018 at 5:00 pm -  Reply

    Answer a
    Love your blogs Ali – and your Mum looks amazing. Always a sad time for me as my Mum died 28 years ago and still miss her so much – strange to think my Daughter (also Lucy) is older than I was when my Mum died. Hope your shoulder is feeling better and sure you will love having your son to stay. Happy early Mothers Day to you, your \Mum and Lucy. Love Sue xx

    • Alison Keenan March 12, 2018 at 10:22 am -  Reply

      Dear Sue, so sorry to hear about your mum. 28 years, but I’m sure you do miss her, every day. Very hard when you’re young and have children, but not a mum to share it with. My mum is very strong, and you’re right, doesn’t look her age at all. I’m heading down to see her next week. It’s lovely having Sam here and he’s healing well. Luckily my shoulder is far better than it was, and thank you for asking. Keep in touch, love Ali xx

  26. Nazma Leyson March 2, 2018 at 5:05 pm -  Reply

    Answer is A) Judy Dench

  27. Fran Wilkinson March 2, 2018 at 5:12 pm -  Reply

    The answer is : a Dame Judi Dench

  28. Fiona Rees March 2, 2018 at 5:16 pm -  Reply

    A) Dame judi Dench thank you xxx

  29. Jane Banks March 2, 2018 at 5:18 pm -  Reply

    The answer is a) Judi Dench

  30. terry lello March 2, 2018 at 5:33 pm -  Reply

    the answer is a) judi dench

  31. Jenny Wilson March 2, 2018 at 5:33 pm -  Reply

    a) Dame Judi Dench

  32. Betty Smith March 2, 2018 at 5:38 pm -  Reply

    Dear Ali love your blogs so interesting . A round the world trip Wow!! lucky you !! The weather here — South Yorkshire has been pretty bad 2010 was the last bad snow we had . No buses and yesterday we had a power cut hopefully the worst is over . I love the snow we also have fields surrounding the village so we went walking the other day it was bitterly cold but invigorating . I feel sorry for those who have to get to work it does cause havoc . Love the diamonique jewellery so I will make a guess because I have no idea I will say Dame Judith Dench fingers crossed xx

    • Alison Keenan March 12, 2018 at 10:23 am -  Reply

      Hi Betty, yes we are indeed very lucky! I can’t believe it’s only four weeks away! Sorry you’ve been struggling in the bad weather. Snow is beautiful to look at, but not any good for travelling in unfortunately! So glad you enjoy the jewellery shows – I’ll be back with more Diamonique at 8pm tomorrow. Thanks for taking part in the competition – I’ll announce the winner tomorrow night! Love Ali x

  33. Linda Williams March 2, 2018 at 5:44 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali,
    The answer is a) Dame Judi Dench

  34. Nadia Ansary Clark March 2, 2018 at 5:45 pm -  Reply

    A.Dame Judi Dench

  35. Yvonne March 2, 2018 at 8:33 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison. Love all your pictures and Honey is a gorgeous wee girl. The weather has been terrible but hopefully we will all soon be able to enjoy the spring. Your holiday sounds like it is going to be quite an adventure and something to look forward to. Glad your shoulder is getting a bit better now. The answer to your competition is (a) Dame Judi Dench. Take care xx

    • Alison Keenan March 12, 2018 at 10:27 am -  Reply

      Hi there Yvonne, and thanks for taking part in the competition. Thanks too for your kind words – Honey is a little treasure and such a joy in our lives. The holiday will be great, but I’m very glad that we’ll have technology like Facetime so that I can still see her, Lucy and the boys, as well as talk to them while we’re away. I do hope the weather has improved for you now and you’re seeing the sunshine! Love Ali x

  36. Kim March 2, 2018 at 8:47 pm -  Reply

    A judi dench such an amazing lady

  37. Wendy March 2, 2018 at 8:52 pm -  Reply

    The answer is Judy Dench (she is very brave)

  38. Sally Freeman March 2, 2018 at 8:55 pm -  Reply

    I believe the answer to the competition is A) Dame Judy Dench – fingers crossed .

  39. Pamela blackwood March 2, 2018 at 9:05 pm -  Reply

    Hello Alison The answer is (B) Dame Maggie Smith

  40. Denise Thomson March 2, 2018 at 9:37 pm -  Reply

    A) Dame Judi Dench

  41. Suzi Lubi March 2, 2018 at 9:44 pm -  Reply

    The answer is
    a) Dame Judi Dench

  42. Carol Crosbie March 2, 2018 at 9:45 pm -  Reply

    A) Judi Dench

  43. Pamela blackwood March 2, 2018 at 9:53 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison the answer is (b) Dame Maggie Smith

  44. Joyce Atherton March 2, 2018 at 9:54 pm -  Reply

    The answer is a) Dame Judi Dench.

  45. Ann Cook March 2, 2018 at 10:01 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison the answer is a)
    Dame Judi Dench hope you have a lovely Mothers Day!

  46. Heather Simpson March 2, 2018 at 10:08 pm -  Reply

    I hope everything goes well with your son Sam . I will light a candle for him in church on Sunday xx

  47. Karen March 2, 2018 at 10:16 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison, the answer is Dame Judi Dench.

  48. JENNY RUSCOE March 2, 2018 at 10:30 pm -  Reply

    Lovely blog Alison, the answer to your competition is (a) Dame Judi Dench xx

  49. Morag Will March 2, 2018 at 10:49 pm -  Reply

    The answer is a) Dame Judi Dench
    Happy Mother’s Day

  50. Claire Murphy March 2, 2018 at 10:54 pm -  Reply

    A) Dame Judy Dench

  51. SheMag March 2, 2018 at 10:59 pm -  Reply

    Dude, age doesn’t matter…it’s sheer ability which dictates how we start to slow down, so globe trot as long as you can with no regard for the number of candles on the cake!

  52. Jason Holmes March 2, 2018 at 11:35 pm -  Reply

    For all the Elemis loving sons out there the answer is Dame Judi Dench.

  53. Tracey Shields March 2, 2018 at 11:43 pm -  Reply

    Answer ‘A’xx

  54. Anne March 2, 2018 at 11:47 pm -  Reply

    Tattooed at that young age was Judi Dench of course.

  55. Beryl Edwards March 3, 2018 at 12:10 am -  Reply

    Hi Alison the answer is A Judi Dench.

  56. Gladys Walinck March 3, 2018 at 12:59 am -  Reply

    a) Dame Judi Dench had a tattoo on her wrist for her 81st Birthday

  57. Gladys Walinck March 3, 2018 at 1:00 am -  Reply

    Judi Dench had tattoo on her wrist for her 81st Birthday

  58. Doreen Trussler March 3, 2018 at 1:21 am -  Reply

    My answer is:- Dame Judi Dench

  59. Jennifer Eady March 3, 2018 at 4:50 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali
    The answer to the competition question is a) Dame Judy Dench, so please enter my name in the draw. Love reading your blogs. Bye, Jenny

  60. Kathryn B March 3, 2018 at 6:47 am -  Reply

    Wonderful prize! The answer is A) Dame Judi Dench.

  61. barbara michael March 3, 2018 at 7:41 am -  Reply

    Answer is a] Dame Judi Dench.

  62. Jane March 3, 2018 at 7:57 am -  Reply

    A Judi Dench very nice competition. Jane

  63. Pauline Bradley March 3, 2018 at 8:05 am -  Reply

    Answers A Dame Judi Dench

  64. Elaine Adams March 3, 2018 at 8:27 am -  Reply

    The answer is a) Dame Judi Dench

  65. Portia Bird March 3, 2018 at 8:41 am -  Reply

    (A) Dame Judi Dench

  66. Sadie Wells March 3, 2018 at 8:52 am -  Reply

    A) Judi Dench

  67. Sarah March 3, 2018 at 8:53 am -  Reply

    The answer is a dame judi dench. Thanks for another lovely blog and enjoy planning your world trip,you are blessed

  68. Julie Hinchley March 3, 2018 at 9:03 am -  Reply

    The answer is A, Dame Judi Dench x

  69. Felicity Winter March 3, 2018 at 9:55 am -  Reply

    a) Dame Judi Dench

  70. Isabel moule March 3, 2018 at 10:01 am -  Reply

    Answer
    Dame Judy Dench

  71. S J March 3, 2018 at 10:23 am -  Reply

    Answer (a) Dame Judi Dench

  72. jo tometzki March 3, 2018 at 10:26 am -  Reply

    The answer is A.
    🙂

  73. Janice Lumby March 3, 2018 at 10:41 am -  Reply

    Dame Judi Dench

  74. Mandy Edgar March 3, 2018 at 10:52 am -  Reply

    a) Dame Judi Dench

  75. Mrs Helen Reid March 3, 2018 at 10:57 am -  Reply

    A) Dame Judi Dench Fingers crossed!

  76. Dorothy Howson March 3, 2018 at 11:08 am -  Reply

    Dame Judi Dench had the tattoo. I absolutely hate tattoos but hope the answer brings me luck!

  77. Lisa wolf March 3, 2018 at 11:11 am -  Reply

    Answer is a) Dame Judi Dench

    Have a great day

  78. Victoria March 3, 2018 at 11:15 am -  Reply

    A. Dame Judi Dench

  79. jennifer cann March 3, 2018 at 11:15 am -  Reply

    i think it is Dame Judie Dench

  80. Mandy March 3, 2018 at 11:30 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali,
    The answer is A) Judi Dench. Brrr yes it certainly has been bitterly cold this week & although I hate being cold, I do love the snow! It turns everywhere into Narnia for me lol. I do hope that it does clear for our birthdays though as I do enjoy having my special day in Spring surrounded by daffodils not snow ha ha. So lovely to see photos of Jenny & your Mum- you do all look soo alike & I do chuckle every time I see Honey as she is just a mini you!! My Mum is fabulous with arranging flowers but I am rubbish so my Andrew usually takes care of the floral artistry in our house. We had a lovely weekend away last week with our relatives in Northampton & indulged in quite a few puddings!! One was a beautiful chocolate mousse made with avocados which was delicious. After a lovely Sunday lunch we had a lovely drive home under blue skies & then someone decided to plough into our car just a few minutes from home. We are both fine & are using a lovely courtesy car so hoping it is sorted out soon but gave us a shock. It is nice to hear that Sam is coming to stay with you for some TLC after his op. I do totally understand why he has put it off until now & am sure being with you will provide him with all the comfort & reassurance he will need as well as his “space meals” (sounds much more exciting than liquidised) ha ha. As Dorothy famously said “There’s no place like home” & I always need to be with my Mum & Dad when feeling anxious or worried. Even if I don’t tell them how I am feeling they know & are a great distraction so wish him all the best for a speedy recovery. Glad to hear your shoulder is healing, just be careful when you are out in this weather Ali. Your trip sounds AMAZING!! Can’t wait to see your photos when you return & imagine some serious retail therapy will be getting you in the mood for warmer days. Have a lovely week Ali

    Love & Hugs

    Mandy xxx

    • Alison Keenan March 12, 2018 at 10:10 pm -  Reply

      Hi there Mandy, good to know that you’ve been out and enjoying yourself in Northampton. The food sounds stunning! I seem to remember a french recipe for chocolate mousse that used avocados, and you’re right it was stunning! So glad you enjoyed the blog and the photos. Yes, we do all look alike, and you’ll see that also when I post the wedding photos of my niece, nephew and my brother. I think we’re more alike now than when we were young! Thanks for your kind words about Sam. He’s been very brave, and is looking a little better each day. He was unbelievably swollen at first, but that has definitely improved, and he can chew things like fishcakes if they’re mashed up well! So glad I was here and not away when he had the op done! I haven’t even begun to think about what clothes to wear. I think I should throw out anything I’ve had for more than 5 years and start again 🙂 Love to you and have a great week, Ali xx

  81. Mrs S Vickers March 3, 2018 at 11:34 am -  Reply

    a)Dame Judi Dench

  82. Mrs S Vickers March 3, 2018 at 11:35 am -  Reply

    a} Dame Judi Dench

  83. Karen B March 3, 2018 at 11:55 am -  Reply

    How adorable is Honey. Such a cutie. Sorry to hear your news about Lucy, however she is extremely lucky to have a lovely mother like you.
    The answer is a) Dame Judi Dench.

    • Alison Keenan March 12, 2018 at 10:10 pm -  Reply

      That’s very kind of you to say Karen. I’m lucky to have her and Honey too 🙂 Good luck in the competition! Ali xx

  84. Yvette Pearson March 3, 2018 at 12:10 pm -  Reply

    A) Dame Judi Dench
    Wonderful prize Alison!
    Thank you!!

  85. Pauline Jennings March 3, 2018 at 12:14 pm -  Reply

    Competition answer – a) Dame Judi Dench

  86. Susan Dyer March 3, 2018 at 12:14 pm -  Reply

    a) Dame Judi Dench.

    Thanks so much, Ali. Keep safe and warm xx

  87. Jean mullen March 3, 2018 at 12:14 pm -  Reply

    Dame judi dench

  88. Ann Davidson March 3, 2018 at 12:21 pm -  Reply

    Answer is A … Dame Judi Dench

  89. Andrew March 3, 2018 at 12:29 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali,
    The answer is A Dame Judi Dench & if I win I will give the prize to my wife who is a big fan of yours! Keep warm & safe in this snowy weather.

    From Andrew 🙂

    • Alison Keenan March 12, 2018 at 10:11 pm -  Reply

      Lovely to hear from you Andrew! Not too many chaps here on the blog, so the more the merrier! Ali x

  90. Brenda March 3, 2018 at 12:30 pm -  Reply

    Dame Judi Dench – what a lady. Sounds like you’ve got your work cut out for you the weekend of Mothering Sunday Ali. Have a fabulous time. x

  91. katie Stewart March 3, 2018 at 12:44 pm -  Reply

    The answer to competition in A Dame Judi Dench.

  92. Joan fenney March 3, 2018 at 12:51 pm -  Reply

    Always enjoy reading your
    Blog Ali.
    Ans. to comp.
    Dame Judy Dench

    Many Thanks

  93. Delia Black March 3, 2018 at 12:54 pm -  Reply

    (A) Dame Judy Dench
    On my wish list to meet her one day!

  94. Christine Parker March 3, 2018 at 1:10 pm -  Reply

    Dame Judy Dench x

  95. Sadie Carrington March 3, 2018 at 1:30 pm -  Reply

    The answer us a) Dame Judi Dench. I think it is very befitting and classy for a classy lady. Enjoy your trip! Make sure you blog about it and we can all enjoy your experiences too. Lovely to plan ahead for a holiday when weather so cold 😊 it will be a great way to try the beauty pick of the month if I win as its my birthday too this month

    • Alison Keenan March 12, 2018 at 10:11 pm -  Reply

      Hi Sadie, and happy birthday to you! Fingers crossed that even if you don’t win our Beauty Pick, you might be treated to is as a gift 🙂 Love Ali x

  96. Elaine Pinchen March 3, 2018 at 1:50 pm -  Reply

    The answer is (A) Dame Judi Dench

  97. Josephine Jennings March 3, 2018 at 2:01 pm -  Reply

    Answer is a Dame Judi Dench. Ali I believe your Mom to be a wonder. What an inspirational lady not only for yourself and family, but for all around her. I look forward towards your blogs about your holiday plans .Enjoy.

    • Alison Keenan March 12, 2018 at 10:13 pm -  Reply

      Hi Josephine, my mum reads the blog and was very touched by your kind comment. I wanted you to know and to say thank you. I’ll definitely have plenty of photos from our trip, just need to buy a dress for the wedding first! Love Ali xx

  98. Jane Willis March 3, 2018 at 2:04 pm -  Reply

    a) Dame Judi Dench

  99. P Kippax March 3, 2018 at 2:10 pm -  Reply

    Judi Dench

  100. Sarah Warner March 3, 2018 at 2:18 pm -  Reply

    a) Dame Judi Dench

  101. Cathy Kennedy March 3, 2018 at 2:23 pm -  Reply

    The answer is (a) Dame Judi Dench. A fabulously inspiring lady!!

  102. Asiya aliakbar March 3, 2018 at 2:24 pm -  Reply

    Star – Dame Judi Dench

  103. Irene Richards March 3, 2018 at 2:37 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali the actress is a) Dame Judi Dench. X

  104. Shelagh Byrne March 3, 2018 at 2:41 pm -  Reply

    A) Dame Judi Dench. I love reading your blog Ali!

  105. Alisonboswell March 3, 2018 at 2:42 pm -  Reply

    Judy dench has a tattoo of carpe dime on her wrist

  106. Stephanie Martin March 3, 2018 at 2:44 pm -  Reply

    Answer is a) Dame Judi Dench

  107. Carol March 3, 2018 at 2:49 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali , the answer is A Dame Judi Dench.
    Brilliant actress.

  108. Lynda Fishwick March 3, 2018 at 2:56 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison I think the answer to your competition is A x

  109. carol williams March 3, 2018 at 3:02 pm -  Reply

    The answer to the competition is A . Dame Judi Dench.

  110. Elizabeth keenan March 3, 2018 at 3:03 pm -  Reply

    Hiya Alison
    Lovely blog as always.
    Honey is gorgeous.
    Competition answer is
    A) Dame Judi Dench.
    Much love
    Elizabeth 💜

  111. GILL CORBITT March 3, 2018 at 3:03 pm -  Reply

    a) Dame Judi Dench

  112. Linda Spevick March 3, 2018 at 3:08 pm -  Reply

    The answer is A) Judi Dench.

  113. Elizabeth MacDonald March 3, 2018 at 3:09 pm -  Reply

    A) Dame Judi Dench 🤞🏻

  114. Joanna Downey March 3, 2018 at 3:23 pm -  Reply

    Hello Ali, I do think we’re a nation obsessed with the weather but this week’s delights can’t be ignored. Colin went to Scotland last Saturday to do winter snow climbing, he’s officially mad, he came home a day early to avoid getting stranded, in fact I think he must have been one of the last people to drive through Glasgow before it ground to a halt. Up to that moment it had just been extremely cold here but then the alpine snow arrived & caused a level of disruption out of all proportion to the amount that fell. Ellie’s journey home is usually 25 minutes, on Thursday evening it took her four & a half hours & her husband took his life in his hands driving down a hill with other cars sliding sideways passed him..! Us retired folk have it easy & my only hope it that it thaws enough to allow us to fill a skip before it’s collected later this week. Your holiday plans sound amazing & I say “chapeau” to you for doing such a journey, I’m claustophobic & have real difficulty getting on a plane. Your mum is a treasure, she reminds me of my much missed mum & after she died I found a description in The Shell Seekers that summed her up completely: “…her mother’s natural talent for creating not only an ambience, but a real visual pleasure out of the most mundane of objects”. I’m sure you’d rather Sam wasn’t having surgery but it’ll be lovely for you together for his birthday & it’s really nice to spoil our offspring even if they are all grown up. The answer to your competition question is a – the incomparable Judi Dench. I can’t decide if I like or loathe tattoos but I have toyed with the idea of having a dot put above my upper lip & pretending it’s a beauty spot, Colin just rolls his eyes but there again he goes up mountains covered in snow so each to their own. Love from Jo x

    • Alison Keenan March 12, 2018 at 10:19 pm -  Reply

      Dear Jo, thanks for your lovely long comment. As always great to catch up on all your news, although your experience of the snow made me feel quite chilly! What a nightmare – I’m just glad that your Colin got home safely. I didn’t realise you were claustrophobic, but completely understand your fear of being on a plane. We’ll be taking six flights in total, the shortest three and a half hours, which still seems quite a while! How fabulous that you, like I, have read The Shell Seekers. Better yet, so has my mum, and I’m sure when she reads your quote she’ll be very pleased. It’s true of her too, and that makes her even more like your much missed mum. Yes, I would have preferred for Sam not to need the surgery, but it will improve things for him in the long term, and he’s definitely improving quite significantly each day. Thanks for entering the competition. Tattoos are a bit of a taboo I agree! Two of my children have them, and I like what they have. The only tattoo I had was for my reconstructive surgery, and it was pretty uncomfortable! I think a dot above your upper lip would look fab – never mind your Colin 🙂 Take care and thanks for keeping in touch, love Ali xx

  115. Carol sibbit March 3, 2018 at 3:24 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison the answer is a) Dame Judi Dench

  116. Christine March 3, 2018 at 3:32 pm -  Reply

    A) the answer

    Remember my mum taught me about wildflowers. I lost my mum and dad when I was 14 years old. Treasure your mum. My birthday on 7th March. Then 25th our Ruby Wedding. We are doing our bedroom up new furniture and carpets. Hope shoulder gets better.

    Take care X

    • Alison Keenan March 12, 2018 at 10:21 pm -  Reply

      Dear Christine, so sorry to know that you lost your mum and dad when you were so young. It must have been incredibly difficult for you.. I hope that your birthday was enjoyable and that you will both have a wonderful Ruby Wedding celebration on the 25th. I’m sure your bedroom will look fabulous once it’s done. Take care, love Ali xx

  117. Juliet Pearse March 3, 2018 at 3:54 pm -  Reply

    Its A, Dame Judi Dench.

  118. Helen Heywood March 3, 2018 at 4:00 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali, great blog as usual. Lovely to hear about your family. Your Round the World trip will be amazing! Hope Sam’s op goes well. The answer is a) Dame Judi Dench xx

  119. Jenny Bell March 3, 2018 at 4:06 pm -  Reply

    The answer is Judy Dench

  120. Amanda Porter March 3, 2018 at 4:12 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali, Honey is beautiful, I can feel the love you have for her. And I know your daughter is very lucky to have you helping her with Honey.
    Please enter me into the draw, I love this Diamonique set, and am desperate to try the new Elemis cleansing balm.
    The answer is a) Judi Dench.
    Thank you xx

  121. Helen Grant March 3, 2018 at 4:15 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali answer to competition is A Dame Judi Dench. Always lovely to read your blog, bet you are looking forward to your holiday xx

  122. Helen Grant March 3, 2018 at 4:19 pm -  Reply

    Answer is A Dame Judi Dench, love reading your blog Ali, bet your looking forward to your holiday xx

  123. Jan Drayson March 3, 2018 at 4:21 pm -  Reply

    a) Dame Judi Dench

    Thank you so much.

  124. Christine Smith March 3, 2018 at 4:35 pm -  Reply

    Dame Judi Dench

  125. Miriam Cheeseman March 3, 2018 at 4:55 pm -  Reply

    a) Dame Judi Dench

  126. anne bell March 3, 2018 at 6:17 pm -  Reply

    Dame Judi Dench

  127. Suzanne March 3, 2018 at 6:58 pm -  Reply

    Judi Dench has ‘carpe diem’ tattooed on her wrist

  128. Susan Smith March 3, 2018 at 7:01 pm -  Reply

    a) Dame Judi Dench

  129. Pauline Jollands March 3, 2018 at 8:20 pm -  Reply

    I think the lovely lady who has the tattoo is –A–Dame Judi Dench

  130. Heather montgomery March 3, 2018 at 8:23 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison,my answer to your competition is Dame Judi Dench.

  131. Melissa Richardson March 3, 2018 at 8:38 pm -  Reply

    Dame Judi Dench

  132. Edna Catlin March 3, 2018 at 8:53 pm -  Reply

    Dame Judy Dench has had a tattoo from her daughter 🍀

  133. Edna Catlin March 3, 2018 at 9:05 pm -  Reply

    Dame Judy Dench has had a tattoo given her from her daughter

  134. Edna Catlin March 3, 2018 at 9:19 pm -  Reply

    Dame Judy Dench has been given a tattoo from her daughter

  135. Tim Leakey March 3, 2018 at 9:42 pm -  Reply

    Judy Dench

  136. Bridget lilley March 3, 2018 at 9:48 pm -  Reply

    The answer is a. Dame judi dench

  137. DIANE HARWOOD March 3, 2018 at 10:10 pm -  Reply

    Dame Judy Dench

  138. Barbara Stone March 3, 2018 at 10:24 pm -  Reply

    A) Dame Judi Dench

  139. Anne Millmaker March 4, 2018 at 1:17 am -  Reply

    A Judi Dench

  140. George lilley March 4, 2018 at 7:21 am -  Reply

    A Dame judi dench

  141. Pam March 4, 2018 at 8:18 am -  Reply

    The answer is a) Dame Judy Dench.

  142. Lesley Mitchell March 4, 2018 at 8:19 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali it’s a) dame Judi dench

  143. Margaret Rees March 4, 2018 at 8:22 am -  Reply

    A/Dame Judi Dench is the answer

  144. Michelle Evans March 4, 2018 at 8:31 am -  Reply

    Hi, the answer is a) Dame Judi Dench. Fingers crossed x

  145. Maria E March 4, 2018 at 8:35 am -  Reply

    a) Dame Judi Dench

  146. Amanda Hawkins March 4, 2018 at 8:38 am -  Reply

    Hi Alison , the actress who has carpe Diem tattooed on her wrist is Dame Judi Dench xx

  147. Yvonne March 4, 2018 at 9:12 am -  Reply

    A) Dame Judi Dench

  148. Cathy March 4, 2018 at 9:59 am -  Reply

    The anwer is A; The lovely Dame Judi Dench

  149. Carolyne Williams March 4, 2018 at 10:08 am -  Reply

    Hi Alison. The answer is a) Dame Judi Dench.

  150. Kathryn Stewart March 4, 2018 at 11:39 am -  Reply

    Answer A. Dame Judi Dench

  151. Helen Austin March 4, 2018 at 11:52 am -  Reply

    a) Dame Judi Dench

  152. Vikki Wilkins March 4, 2018 at 12:42 pm -  Reply

    A – Judy Dench

  153. Vikki Wilkins March 4, 2018 at 12:43 pm -  Reply

    A – Judi Dench

  154. Catherine Beynon March 4, 2018 at 12:44 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali love reading your blogs always beautifully written. The correct answer is Dame Judi Dench

  155. EDITH COCKBURN March 4, 2018 at 1:25 pm -  Reply

    JUDI DENCH

  156. Loraine Plumb March 4, 2018 at 1:45 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison sorry your shoulder isn’t quite right hopefully you your lovely trip away will help when we went to Australia we did it in one journey it’s a bit much jet lag lasted two days how lovely for you both . Your granddaughter is really grown up pat on the back for your daughter on her own didn’t realise she was single now .Love the cake how clever you are I loved the flowers are they real ? Only 3 weeks Friday until Les and I go to London and 6 weeks till Florida hope he will be feeling much better he’s had a flu type virus feeling out of sorts think he got cold at work on Thursday no proper heating in the building where he works the boss won’t get it mended but luckily they are being taken over by someone better anyway enjoy the rest of your holiday planning take care love Loraine xx

    • Alison Keenan March 12, 2018 at 10:24 pm -  Reply

      Crikey Loraine, all the way to Australia without stopping! I’m not surprised you were jet lagged! I hope you enjoyed your visit though. Yes the flowers around the edge were real, but the roses were made of icing! I’m sorry to know that Les is under the weather. He definitely needs a break, so I hope he’ll be feeling much improved in time for your London trip. He needs some thermals! M & S sell excellent ones 🙂 Love Ali xx

  157. karen somerville March 4, 2018 at 2:04 pm -  Reply

    answer Dame Judi Dench. OMG !!!!!!.holiday sounds amazing .we want loads of photos.

  158. Rebecca Somerville March 4, 2018 at 2:37 pm -  Reply

    answer Dame Judi Dench.

  159. Rebecca Somerville March 4, 2018 at 2:39 pm -  Reply

    answer dame judi dench

  160. karen somerville March 4, 2018 at 2:39 pm -  Reply

    dame judi dench

  161. Christine Milnes March 4, 2018 at 2:56 pm -  Reply

    Ans A Dame Judy Dench.x

  162. Teresa Karasavvas March 4, 2018 at 2:58 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali Great blog as always.

    The answer is a) Dame Judy Dench.

  163. Beverley Taylor March 4, 2018 at 3:20 pm -  Reply

    A: Dame Judi Dench

  164. Jane Sanderson Sanderson March 4, 2018 at 3:31 pm -  Reply

    A judi dench

  165. Sian Greenslade March 4, 2018 at 3:39 pm -  Reply

    Answer: Dame Judi Dench.

  166. Helen Power March 4, 2018 at 3:42 pm -  Reply

    a) Dame Judi Dench

  167. Bev March 4, 2018 at 4:03 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison was lovely reading your blog. The answer is a) Dame Judy Dench x

  168. Jenny Briggs March 4, 2018 at 4:06 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison
    The answer is A Dame Judi Dench
    I love reading your blog.

  169. Jenny jones March 4, 2018 at 4:11 pm -  Reply

    Judi dench had the tattoo!!

  170. Carol Campbell March 4, 2018 at 4:24 pm -  Reply

    Dame Judi Dench

  171. Janine Hammond March 4, 2018 at 4:48 pm -  Reply

    Hi, the answer is A) Dame Judi Dench. I’d love to win the prize.

  172. Karyn murphy March 4, 2018 at 5:00 pm -  Reply

    The answer is A Judi Dench. I enjoyed reading your blog as always x

  173. kim barclay March 4, 2018 at 5:17 pm -  Reply

    Answer is Dame Judi Dench xx

  174. Janice Owen March 4, 2018 at 5:45 pm -  Reply

    It’s A Dame Judi Dench

  175. ann cain March 4, 2018 at 6:07 pm -  Reply

    Sorry to hear your daughter is a one parent. My daughter is now the same.But with her family and friends,she will get there in the end,Hope your holiday will soon be sorted.Have a lovely time.xx

    • Alison Keenan March 21, 2018 at 10:23 pm -  Reply

      Anne, thank you. It’s hard trying to stand back but let them know you’re there. But it does get easier. Love Ali x

  176. Elizabeth Sloam March 4, 2018 at 6:15 pm -  Reply

    Dame Judi Dench

  177. ann cain March 4, 2018 at 6:30 pm -  Reply

    Dame judy dench

  178. Maureen March 4, 2018 at 6:31 pm -  Reply

    Answer: a) Dame Judi Dench

  179. Julie March 4, 2018 at 6:32 pm -  Reply

    Dear Ali
    A lovely informative blog as usual. I’m so envious of your up and coming trip.
    Hope Sam’s operation goes to plan but I know he’ll be well looked after.
    As you know Mothers Day is not the same for me of late so will be busy watching the rugby!!
    The answer to the competition is A – Dame Judi Dench. I think anyway as know she’s had a tattoo!! I’m thinking of having one too and have seen some nice designs to represent BC.
    You’re not joking about the weather. We’ve been snowed in for four days with snow up to the door handles and that doesn’t include the drifts.
    Will be in touch soon and Happy Birthday.

    Julie xxx The Girls xxx

    • Alison Keenan March 12, 2018 at 10:26 pm -  Reply

      Dear Julie, I was thinking of you on Sunday, and I hope that you were able to put all the difficult things behind you and focus on your good news instead and enjoy the Rugby. So glad you’re feeling better 🙂 Rotten you had so much snow though – we really got away lightly! Glad it hadn’t been Sam’s operation though while the roads were bad. It took us over two hours to drive there anyway. He’s improving, and it’s lovely having him here and looking after him. Take care, Love Ali xx

  180. Hayley Edwards March 4, 2018 at 6:44 pm -  Reply

    The answer is A) Dame Judi Dench

  181. Beverley davies March 4, 2018 at 6:52 pm -  Reply

    A dame Judi Dench

  182. Julie Henderson March 4, 2018 at 6:55 pm -  Reply

    Dame Judi Dench

  183. Edna Catlin March 4, 2018 at 7:51 pm -  Reply

    Dame Judy was given a tattoo by her daughter

  184. Janet Turner March 4, 2018 at 8:45 pm -  Reply

    Answer a) Judi Dench.

  185. Jan Beal March 4, 2018 at 9:54 pm -  Reply

    my answer is a) Dame Judi Dench

  186. Shirley Roberts March 4, 2018 at 10:28 pm -  Reply

    (A) DAME JUDI DENCH

  187. Gill March 4, 2018 at 11:00 pm -  Reply

    Dame Judi dench

  188. Dee Gill March 4, 2018 at 11:07 pm -  Reply

    a) Dame Judi Dench.

  189. Tracey Saunders March 4, 2018 at 11:21 pm -  Reply

    The answer is –
    a) Dame Judi Dench

  190. Jay March 4, 2018 at 11:38 pm -  Reply

    It was the lovely Dame Judi Dench. Wise words! 😊

  191. Dawn Munro March 5, 2018 at 12:22 am -  Reply

    The answer is A. Dame Judy Dench

  192. Fiona Carne March 5, 2018 at 12:58 am -  Reply

    The answer is a

  193. Susan Heaton March 5, 2018 at 7:41 am -  Reply

    Dame Judi Dench

  194. Mary Collins March 5, 2018 at 9:20 am -  Reply

    The answer is a.

  195. barbara March 5, 2018 at 9:26 am -  Reply

    Hi Alison good to hear you have sorted your holiday plans. Your going to some fantastic places. Hope you have good birthday and mothers day as I am sure I will later this month. Lets hope the warmer weather is on its way. Answer is [ A ] Take care and keep warm and safe Barbara

    • Alison Keenan March 12, 2018 at 10:27 pm -  Reply

      Barbara, I very much hope you’ll have had a happy mother’s day whenever you’re able to celebrate it! It was 12 degrees yesterday so I do think things are improving. Stay safe too, love ALi x

  196. Vanessa Foster March 5, 2018 at 9:50 am -  Reply

    Hi lovely Ali, answer is A: Dame Judi Dench

  197. Heidi Kenney March 5, 2018 at 10:33 am -  Reply

    A) Dame Judy Dench

  198. CHRISTINE BIRD March 5, 2018 at 10:37 am -  Reply

    a) Dame Judi Dench

  199. Angela Lindsay March 5, 2018 at 10:53 am -  Reply

    Answer is a Judi Dench

  200. Gurminder March 5, 2018 at 11:16 am -  Reply

    The answer is a dame Judi Dench

  201. Janice Reid March 5, 2018 at 11:21 am -  Reply

    A. Dame Judi Dench.

  202. Jessica March 5, 2018 at 11:27 am -  Reply

    The answer is, Dame Judi Dench.

  203. Helen I March 5, 2018 at 11:56 am -  Reply

    My answer is a) Dame Judi Dench

  204. Alison Peacock March 5, 2018 at 12:42 pm -  Reply

    The answer is a) Dame Judi Dench.

  205. joanne March 5, 2018 at 12:56 pm -  Reply

    The answer is a) Dame Judi Dench.

  206. Lucy Little March 5, 2018 at 1:52 pm -  Reply

    The answer is a) Dame Judy Dench xx

  207. Pam Mullins March 5, 2018 at 2:16 pm -  Reply

    The answer is a) Dame Judi Dench.

  208. Laura March 5, 2018 at 2:20 pm -  Reply

    Dame Judy Dench

  209. Linda Williams March 5, 2018 at 2:22 pm -  Reply

    the answer is a) Dame Judi Dench

  210. Helen Armstrong March 5, 2018 at 2:38 pm -  Reply

    Dame Judy Dench

  211. kathleen warwick March 5, 2018 at 3:52 pm -  Reply

    answer – A) Dame Judy Dench

  212. June Reid March 5, 2018 at 4:20 pm -  Reply

    A) Dame Judy Dench

  213. Elaine sallis March 5, 2018 at 4:51 pm -  Reply

    The answer is dame Judy Dench. Hope all goes well with sams op he will have a very good nurse when he gets home Elaine x

    • Alison Keenan March 21, 2018 at 10:24 pm -  Reply

      Elaine thank you. It’s been lovely having him here with me love Ali x

  214. Angela Wragg March 5, 2018 at 4:57 pm -  Reply

    Dame Judi Dench

  215. Ali Carr March 5, 2018 at 5:09 pm -  Reply

    Dame Judi Dench had it tattooed on her wrist x

  216. Joan Scott March 5, 2018 at 5:14 pm -  Reply

    Hello, Dame Judy Dench has the tattoo! Xx

  217. Wendy Wilkerson March 5, 2018 at 5:42 pm -  Reply

    The answer is (A) Dame Judi Dench

  218. Mag March 5, 2018 at 5:49 pm -  Reply

    The answer is a). Dame Judi Dench.

  219. Kim March 5, 2018 at 6:23 pm -  Reply

    My answer is A)Dame Judi Dench.

  220. catherine callery March 5, 2018 at 6:26 pm -  Reply

    Dame Judy dench

  221. Deb Fern March 5, 2018 at 6:32 pm -  Reply

    Answer a Judi Dench

  222. Valerie Warren March 5, 2018 at 6:32 pm -  Reply

    A Dame Judi Dench

  223. Deb Fern March 5, 2018 at 6:33 pm -  Reply

    My Answer (a) Judi Dench

  224. Barbara Turner March 5, 2018 at 6:40 pm -  Reply

    Dame Judy Dench

  225. Lesley Fletcher March 5, 2018 at 7:15 pm -  Reply

    Dame Judi Dench has the tattoo

  226. Lesley Fletcher March 5, 2018 at 7:16 pm -  Reply

    Dane Judi Dench has the tattoo

  227. Lyn Nurdin March 5, 2018 at 7:20 pm -  Reply

    Dame Judi Dench

  228. Sharon Rees March 5, 2018 at 7:45 pm -  Reply

    Answer A Dame Judi Dench

  229. Jeanie March 5, 2018 at 7:46 pm -  Reply

    A. Dame Judy Dench😀

  230. david March 5, 2018 at 7:49 pm -  Reply

    answer is a Dame Judi Dench

  231. Chris Howells March 5, 2018 at 7:51 pm -  Reply

    a) Judy Dench

  232. Jan March 5, 2018 at 8:23 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison the answer is a) Dame Judi Dench

  233. Marian Cadas March 5, 2018 at 8:26 pm -  Reply

    Answer is A Dame Judy Dench

  234. lisa jorgeson March 5, 2018 at 8:34 pm -  Reply

    A) Dame Judi Dench.x

  235. Sue Smith March 5, 2018 at 8:35 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison I think the answer is A. Dame Judi Dench

  236. Sue Bedford March 5, 2018 at 8:47 pm -  Reply

    a) Dame Judy Dench. Thanks for the opportunity to enter the competition.

  237. sharon buchalter March 5, 2018 at 8:50 pm -  Reply

    the answer is a) dame judi dench

  238. Sharron Reed March 5, 2018 at 9:02 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali the answer is a) Dame Judi Dench x

  239. Diane March 5, 2018 at 9:06 pm -  Reply

    A: Dame Judy Dench

  240. Lorraine Kerr March 5, 2018 at 9:08 pm -  Reply

    The answer is a) Dame Judy Dench.

  241. Bridgette March 5, 2018 at 9:20 pm -  Reply

    Dame Judy Dench

  242. Janet Boardman March 5, 2018 at 9:28 pm -  Reply

    Dame judy Dench

  243. Catherine Thompson March 5, 2018 at 9:35 pm -  Reply

    Answer. a. Dame Judi Dench.

  244. Clare knight March 5, 2018 at 10:18 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison, the answer is A Dame Judy Dench x

  245. Leigh March 5, 2018 at 10:22 pm -  Reply

    Answer is Dame Judy Dench

  246. Sandra Heal March 5, 2018 at 10:32 pm -  Reply

    a) Dame Judi Dench

  247. susan doyle March 5, 2018 at 11:00 pm -  Reply

    A- Dame Judy Dench

  248. ADELE March 5, 2018 at 11:03 pm -  Reply

    a) Dame Judi Dench

  249. Jill Dunn March 5, 2018 at 11:12 pm -  Reply

    That would be Dame Judi Dench, live for the moment indeed x

  250. Dawn Martin March 6, 2018 at 12:59 am -  Reply

    Judi Dench ooh fingers crossed great prize

  251. Theresa March 6, 2018 at 1:13 am -  Reply

    A. Judy Dench. I hope Sam’s operation goes well and knowing you Alison you will make his birthday special. I brought my son up on my own 42 years ago at times it was hard like you mention when they are ill and you still have to work on little sleep. Lucy and Honey have a loving support network in yourself, Colin and family. Hope you and Lucy have a wonderful mothers day with your children as I know I will with my son, his wife and precious granddaughter x

    • Alison Keenan March 12, 2018 at 10:29 pm -  Reply

      Dear Theresa, sorry to know that you too had a difficult time bringing your son up alone, but it’s wonderful that he, his wife and your little granddaughter are so very much a part of your life. I’m lucky that Colin and his family also support me and mine. Precious times together as you say. Love Ali xx

  252. Jackie March 6, 2018 at 2:36 am -  Reply

    The answer is Dame Judy Dench ☺

  253. Kylie gottsche March 6, 2018 at 6:58 am -  Reply

    Wishing well thoughts for your son.
    The answer is a) Dame Judi Dench

  254. Rebecca Johnson March 6, 2018 at 7:41 am -  Reply

    Dame Judy Dench

  255. Morag Cade March 6, 2018 at 7:59 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali
    Answer is Dame Judy Dench

    fingers crossed
    Morag xx

  256. Jane Gill March 6, 2018 at 8:09 am -  Reply

    The answer is a) Dame Judy Dench

  257. Deborah Stapleton March 6, 2018 at 8:35 am -  Reply

    Hello Alison love the blog, answer is a: Dame Judi Dench.
    Both prizes are wonderful x

  258. Rachael Wall March 6, 2018 at 8:48 am -  Reply

    A) Judi Dench

  259. susan March 6, 2018 at 9:11 am -  Reply

    dame Judy Dench who my relative Brenda Boyce in blackpool is a look a likey for..honest!

  260. ELAINE GREEN March 6, 2018 at 9:17 am -  Reply

    answer is a , dame judi dench

  261. Margaret March 6, 2018 at 10:06 am -  Reply

    dame Judy dench fingers & toes crossed

  262. Gillian March 6, 2018 at 10:34 am -  Reply

    Answer is a} Dame Judy Dench

  263. Sue Langley March 6, 2018 at 10:41 am -  Reply

    a ) Dame Judi Dench

  264. Michelle March 6, 2018 at 11:27 am -  Reply

    a) Dame Judy Dench

  265. Jelena March 6, 2018 at 12:45 pm -  Reply

    A) Dame Judi Dench

  266. karen williamson March 6, 2018 at 2:14 pm -  Reply

    Dear Ali

    The answer is A) Dame Judi Dench

    Thank you

    Karen Williamson

  267. Sue Kirk March 6, 2018 at 2:43 pm -  Reply

    I say the answer is a) Dame Judi Dench

  268. Colleen Codner March 6, 2018 at 8:27 pm -  Reply

    Great show tonight. Always followed diamonique. I’m a regular customer of QVC and watch daily. The answer is Dame Judi Dench.

    • Alison Keenan March 21, 2018 at 10:24 pm -  Reply

      Colleen lovely to know you’re there 😀 Love Ali x

  269. Tess March 6, 2018 at 8:28 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali the answer is a Dame Judi Dench

  270. Nanu Sharma March 6, 2018 at 8:28 pm -  Reply

    Answer a)Dame Judi Dench

  271. Lorraine Cox March 6, 2018 at 8:29 pm -  Reply

    (a) Dame Judy Dench

  272. Deb Lowden March 6, 2018 at 8:29 pm -  Reply

    Dame Judi Dench had that amazing tattoo on her wrist. What a lady indeed!

  273. Pauline Wilson March 6, 2018 at 8:29 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali the answer is Dame Judy Dench. How odd we’re off to Aus as well in about 5 weeks. Have a great time.

  274. Elaine snoddy March 6, 2018 at 8:30 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali Wow! Got to the comments! Phew. Anyway the answer is Dame Judy Dench x🤞

  275. Gay Bulley March 6, 2018 at 8:30 pm -  Reply

    The answer is a Dame Judy Dench

  276. Jaya parmar March 6, 2018 at 8:31 pm -  Reply

    Thank you! It’s Judi Dench

  277. LOrraine walker March 6, 2018 at 8:31 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison the answer to the competition question is Dame Judi Dench 😊😊

  278. Marie kelly March 6, 2018 at 8:31 pm -  Reply

    A dame Judi drench.
    What l lovely prize ali

  279. Sarah Simpson March 6, 2018 at 8:31 pm -  Reply

    It’s the very lovely dame Judi Dench

  280. Geraldine Crowley March 6, 2018 at 8:32 pm -  Reply

    Answer is a)
    Dame Judi Dench.

  281. Liz Calderbank March 6, 2018 at 8:32 pm -  Reply

    It’s Dame Judi Dench! I had my first at 50!

  282. Margaret Farren March 6, 2018 at 8:32 pm -  Reply

    The answer is a Dame Judi Dench. As always a lovely show.

  283. Carol Whiting March 6, 2018 at 8:33 pm -  Reply

    The answer is ( a) Dame Judi dench

  284. Sharon Laverty March 6, 2018 at 8:33 pm -  Reply

    A)Judi Dench

  285. Margaret Cox March 6, 2018 at 8:33 pm -  Reply

    Answer is
    Dame Judi Dench

  286. Susan stokes March 6, 2018 at 8:33 pm -  Reply

    The answer is dame Judy Dench .love your Tuesday night show

  287. Pauline Wilson March 6, 2018 at 8:34 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali the answer is Judy Dench a present from her daughter Finty.
    Have a great holiday in Aus we’re going to be there at the same time. Have a great time!

    • Alison Keenan March 21, 2018 at 10:25 pm -  Reply

      I’ll look out for your Pauline! 😀 Thanks for taking part, love Ali x

  288. Margaret Farren March 6, 2018 at 8:34 pm -  Reply

    The answer is (a) Dame Judi Dench. As always a lovely show.

  289. Florence Hodson March 6, 2018 at 8:37 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali
    Answer is a Dame Judi Dench

  290. Gwen Leslie March 6, 2018 at 8:37 pm -  Reply

    Answer to competition question is Dame Judy Dench.

  291. Jane Evans March 6, 2018 at 8:38 pm -  Reply

    the actress with the tattoo Carpe Diem is A) Dame Judi Dench

  292. Lorraine walker March 6, 2018 at 8:38 pm -  Reply

    HI Alison the answer is dame judi dench 😊😊

  293. Shirley Evans March 6, 2018 at 8:40 pm -  Reply

    Answer Ali is Dame Judi Dench xx

  294. Geraldine Crowley March 6, 2018 at 8:40 pm -  Reply

    Answer is A) Dame Judi Dench.

  295. Elaine snoddy March 6, 2018 at 8:40 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali, phew got to the end of comments 🖒
    Anyway answer is Dame Judy Dench 🤞x

  296. Janette O March 6, 2018 at 8:41 pm -  Reply

    Dame Judi Dench

  297. Colleen March 6, 2018 at 8:42 pm -  Reply

    Fab show, always follow Diamonique, I am a regular customer of QVC
    The answer is a, Dame Judy Dench

  298. Lillian Fisher March 6, 2018 at 8:42 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison Answer Dame Judy Dench

  299. Chris March 6, 2018 at 8:42 pm -  Reply

    Dame judi Dench

  300. Pauline Tilmouth March 6, 2018 at 8:43 pm -  Reply

    My answer is a) Dame Judi Dench

  301. Chris March 6, 2018 at 8:43 pm -  Reply

    Judi Dench

  302. Susan Kennedy March 6, 2018 at 8:43 pm -  Reply

    Judi Dench (a)

  303. Colleen March 6, 2018 at 8:44 pm -  Reply

    Fab show, always follow Diamonique, I am a regular customer of QVC
    The answer is a, Dame Judy Dench

  304. Tori March 6, 2018 at 8:46 pm -  Reply

    Dame Judi Dench 🙂

  305. Fiona McHardy March 6, 2018 at 8:46 pm -  Reply

    A: Dame Judi Dench. 320903 could be a male highland dancer, rather than a ballet dancer!

  306. Mairi Macleod March 6, 2018 at 8:47 pm -  Reply

    Answer A Dame Judi Dench

  307. A J March 6, 2018 at 8:47 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali, I’m sure the answer is a) Dame Judi Dench. Never left a comment before, but have to say, i love reading your blog. I find you are such a ray of sunshine! Such an inspiration! Honey is gorgeous! No wonder you’re so proud of her & your children! Take good care! Best wishes, A-J.

    • Alison Keenan March 21, 2018 at 10:26 pm -  Reply

      Hi there A J – thanks so much for entering the competition and for your lovely comments! Really good of you to take the time to make this the first blog you comment on! Hope you’ll stay with us. Love Ali xx

  308. Pamela Dowson March 6, 2018 at 8:48 pm -  Reply

    The answer is Dame Judi Dench

  309. Pauline Murphy March 6, 2018 at 8:48 pm -  Reply

    Answer A) Dame Judi Dench. Many thanks Pauline

  310. Elaine snoddy March 6, 2018 at 8:49 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali Dame Judy Dench is the answer. She is such an inspiration. You have a gorgeous wee granddaughter. I have 3 and they melt your heart don’t they 💖

    • Alison Keenan March 21, 2018 at 10:27 pm -  Reply

      Absolutely! Honey is my little ‘treasure’ … She’d tell you that if you asked her :). So glad you have the same joy in your life. Love Ali xx

  311. Kim Webster March 6, 2018 at 8:49 pm -  Reply

    It’s a) Judi Dench

  312. Christine Auchterlonie March 6, 2018 at 8:53 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali…you seem to have had a huge response to your competition so I will try to keep this short and sweet as they say!I hope your son is ok after his surgery….I’m sure he will be fine and that you will look after him…like Mams do…hope you have a lovely mother’s day weekend ….I like your Mams table cloth she looks so canny! Wish I had my Mam she always had nice table cloths and beautiful napkins 😂Simon is safely home from Toronto thank goodness as the weather has be awful…Fiona,Jessica,and Katy and I were in York for the day a week past Saturday had a lovely day albeit it was cold ..we still managed to treat ourselves to some nice bits and pieces the girls love shopping !!!! Wonder where they get that from 😂Thanks for another great informative blog about you life and family….I bet you are looking forward to your trip of a lifetime with Colin and the wedding in Australia .Hope you are ok and that you will let us know how you get on at your appointment….have a lovely birthday 🎂 with love Chris x

    • Alison Keenan March 21, 2018 at 10:36 pm -  Reply

      Hello there Chris, and I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to get back to you. Delighted to know that Simon is safely home and that you and the girls had a lovely time in York. Not surprised they like shopping! 😀Yes, I’m very much looking forward to our trip… can’t believe it’s coming up so fast! Off to babysit Honey tomorrow night – looking forward to it. My birthday was lovely thank you xxx you take care, love Ali xx

  313. Christine Sadgrove March 6, 2018 at 8:54 pm -  Reply

    Dame Judi Dench

  314. Carol whiting March 6, 2018 at 8:57 pm -  Reply

    A. Same Judi dench

  315. Colleen March 6, 2018 at 9:09 pm -  Reply

    Great show I always follow Diamonique, my answer is Dame Judy Dench

  316. Christine March 6, 2018 at 9:12 pm -  Reply

    Dame Judi Dench

  317. Margaret Harvey March 6, 2018 at 9:14 pm -  Reply

    A Judy Dench XXX

  318. Christine Auchterlonie March 6, 2018 at 9:15 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali…you seem to have had a huge response to your competition so I will try to keep this short and sweet as they say!I hope your son is ok when he has his surgery and I know you will look after him like Mams do! I hope you have a lovely mother’s day weekend with your family.Simon is home safely from Toronto as the weather has been awful.Fiona,Katy,Jessica and I were in York a week past Saturday for the day and albeit cold we had a lovely day and we treated ourselves to some bits and pieces….the girls love shopping wonder where they get that from😂I love your Mams table cloth she looks so canny my mam had lovely table cloths and beautiful napkins and was a great cook.I am sure you are looking forward to your trip of a lifetime and the wedding in Australia with Colin …not long now…Hope you are ok and please let us know about your appointment ….Happy Birthday 🎂 too I hope you have a lovely day and that someone buys you the necklace you like 😂😂 with love Chris x

  319. Margaret Harvey March 6, 2018 at 9:16 pm -  Reply

    Hi answer is a Judy Dench

  320. Chrissajob March 6, 2018 at 9:20 pm -  Reply

    Dame Judy Dench

  321. Karen H March 6, 2018 at 9:21 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali, the answer is A) Dame Judy Dench (fingers &toes crossed 🙂 x )

  322. Karen H March 6, 2018 at 9:28 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali, the answer is A) Dame Judy Dench.
    (Fingers & toes all crossed! 🙂 xx )

  323. Elaine March 6, 2018 at 9:34 pm -  Reply

    Hi. Answer is Dame Judy Dench xx

  324. Amanda Jayne March 6, 2018 at 9:43 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali, The answer is a) Dame Judi Dench. I love to read your blog, although i’ve never left a comment before. You are like a ray of sunshine! Truly inspirational! Honey is adorable! It’s no wonder you are so proud of her and your children too. Take good care. Best wishes, A-J.

  325. Caroline Lewis March 6, 2018 at 9:56 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison
    Lovely blog once again
    The answer is a) Dame Judy Dench
    Thanks
    Caroline Lewis xx

  326. Caroline Lewis March 6, 2018 at 10:09 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison
    Lovely blog again
    Answer is a) dame Judy Dench
    Thanks

  327. Carole Barron March 6, 2018 at 10:13 pm -  Reply

    A) Dame Judi Dench.
    What an amazing woman x

  328. Renata Regulska March 6, 2018 at 10:20 pm -  Reply

    The answer is: A) Dame Judi Dench
    Good Luck Everyone! 🙂

  329. Isabel March 6, 2018 at 10:40 pm -  Reply

    Judy Dench

  330. Bernie Moore March 6, 2018 at 10:51 pm -  Reply

    The answer is a) Dame Judi Dench

  331. Maria Barclay Payne March 6, 2018 at 11:17 pm -  Reply

    The answer is A) Dame Judi Dench

  332. Maria Barclay Payne March 6, 2018 at 11:26 pm -  Reply

    A) Dame Judi Dench

  333. Christine March 6, 2018 at 11:37 pm -  Reply

    a) Dame Judi Dench

  334. Pauline Tilmouth March 7, 2018 at 12:12 am -  Reply

    Answer a) Dame Judy Dench

  335. Lorraine gray March 7, 2018 at 12:33 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali ,
    Loved the diamonique show.
    The answer to the question is dame Judy dench .
    Hope your shoulder is getting better?
    Take care, love Lorraine gray.x

  336. Sherrie Andrews March 7, 2018 at 12:35 am -  Reply

    It’s Dame Judith Dench. Love reading your blogs.

  337. Tanya March 7, 2018 at 1:35 am -  Reply

    Answer A) Judi French.

    Good luck Sam – hope the op is a success and you make a quick recovery.

  338. Amanda jayne March 7, 2018 at 1:37 am -  Reply

    Hello Ali, I’m sure the answer is a) Dame Judi Dench. I love to read your blogs. You are a ray of sunshine! Truly inspirational. Honey is adorable ! Best wishes to you and your family, Amanda-Jayne.

  339. Emma March 7, 2018 at 1:46 am -  Reply

    a) Dame Judi Dench lovely prize xx

  340. Denise March 7, 2018 at 3:07 am -  Reply

    Hello Alison
    The answer is a) Dame Judi Dench.

  341. Mrs T March 7, 2018 at 6:07 am -  Reply

    A Dame Judy Dench

  342. Hester Tulloch March 7, 2018 at 6:27 am -  Reply

    Dame Judi Dench is the answer I would love to try the Elemis rose cleanser as the original one is my favourite I do not want to order it as I don’t like sending beauty products back.

  343. Kay jones March 7, 2018 at 6:50 am -  Reply

    A) dame judy dench

  344. Sally cole March 7, 2018 at 7:01 am -  Reply

    The answer is Dame Judi Dench. I used to see her in the restaurant in ikea having a coffee.

  345. Tricia Gallacher March 7, 2018 at 7:08 am -  Reply

    The answer is a, dame Judi Dench

  346. DONNA SPEIRS March 7, 2018 at 7:16 am -  Reply

    It’s a Dame Judi Dench

  347. Jane Leek March 7, 2018 at 7:20 am -  Reply

    I think the answer is a) Dame Judi Dench

  348. Hayley March 7, 2018 at 8:00 am -  Reply

    Dame Judi Dench

  349. Yvonne March 7, 2018 at 8:01 am -  Reply

    A-Dame Judi Dench
    😁

  350. rose broomfield March 7, 2018 at 8:32 am -  Reply

    lovely blog- answer a= Dame Judi Dench xx

  351. Valerie March 7, 2018 at 8:36 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali. The answer is A) Dame Judi Dench.

  352. Edwina hicks March 7, 2018 at 8:37 am -  Reply

    Answer is A Dame Judi Dench

  353. Antoinette Robinson March 7, 2018 at 8:44 am -  Reply

    answer is A) Judi Dench

  354. Kim Scarisbrick March 7, 2018 at 8:50 am -  Reply

    DAME JUDI DENCH

  355. Judith lennon March 7, 2018 at 8:50 am -  Reply

    Morning Ali
    Wow what a response to your competition! I’ll give my answer as Dame Judy Dench also. It’s a lovely sunny morning here today and thank goodness the snow has all disappeared. We had quite a lot here at the coast which is unusual. My son closed our garage on Friday as the police were closing the roads. Fortunately after several diversions he arrived home safely. Not long now to your holiday. I know you will cram all you can in to it so enjoy. Here’s hoping Sam will recover quickly and that as a family you will all pull together. When the chips are down family is always best.
    I saw the surgeon last night re my shoulder and it is looking like surgery is ahead for me. Impingement and tear of the tendon. It’s not what I needed to hear but will be glad when he can put things right and hopefully I will be pain free. It’s not pleasant as you well know to be unable to carry out the simplest of every day activities.
    It’s my husbands birthday on Friday and I can’t believe it’s almost a year since we celebrated his last one followed by a celebration cruise. I’m certain the time ticks quicker these days. Well Ali take care and send love and hugs to you as always. Keep up the good work of being a mum. Judith xx

    • Alison Keenan March 21, 2018 at 10:43 pm -  Reply

      Oh Judith I am sorry to know that you’ve got to have the same kind of surgery I had, but glad to know that once it’s done you will feel better – shoulder pain is grim! It’s been lovely having Sam here with us, and his jaw is healing nicely. Still a great deal of swelling, but no pain which is great. I hope your husband had a great birthday and that you’ve both enjoyed the sunshine over these last few days. Love Ali x

  356. Janice Holt March 7, 2018 at 9:01 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali, the answer is A. Dame Judi Dench.

  357. Lorraine Bell March 7, 2018 at 9:29 am -  Reply

    Answer: A Dame Judi Dench

  358. Christine March 7, 2018 at 9:30 am -  Reply

    Dame Judi dench

  359. Helen Ryan March 7, 2018 at 9:36 am -  Reply

    Dame Judi Dench. Your trip sounds amazing, Alison, enjoy the wonderful experience! Helen x

  360. Wendy Campbell March 7, 2018 at 9:52 am -  Reply

    The answer is Dame Judy Dench

  361. Jill Rycroft March 7, 2018 at 9:56 am -  Reply

    I’m sure it was Dame Judi Dench

  362. Margaret Vanns March 7, 2018 at 10:08 am -  Reply

    Dame Judi Dench. Hope your son’s op goes well x

  363. patricia clarke March 7, 2018 at 10:19 am -  Reply

    Answer is A) Dame Judi Dench

    Thanks

  364. ANDREA BRADY March 7, 2018 at 10:33 am -  Reply

    A) Dame Judi Dench

  365. val Clements March 7, 2018 at 11:20 am -  Reply

    The answer is Dame Judy Dench. X

  366. Maureen Harrison March 7, 2018 at 11:27 am -  Reply

    The answer is a) Dame Judi Dench

  367. CAROL LUTHER March 7, 2018 at 11:34 am -  Reply

    Fingers crossed…Dame Judy Dench. Thank you x

  368. cheryl hanks March 7, 2018 at 11:52 am -  Reply

    hello alison, the answer is dame judy dench. i hope your son.s operation goes well. Kind regards.

  369. Jacqueline March 7, 2018 at 11:53 am -  Reply

    The answer is Dame Judi Dench.

    You are a brilliant bloggers allways a good read x

  370. Tina Cameron March 7, 2018 at 12:43 pm -  Reply

    a) Dame Judi Dench . thankyou x

  371. Carole webster March 7, 2018 at 1:17 pm -  Reply

    A dame judi dench

  372. Christine Jennings March 7, 2018 at 1:33 pm -  Reply

    Answer is A) Dame Judi Dench.

  373. Mrs Ann Gear March 7, 2018 at 2:02 pm -  Reply

    Hi the answer is Dame Judi Dench

  374. Sheena Alford March 7, 2018 at 2:32 pm -  Reply

    Dame Judi Dench

  375. Natasha RM March 7, 2018 at 2:48 pm -  Reply

    The answer is A) Dame Judi Dench.

  376. Julia Marnie March 7, 2018 at 3:06 pm -  Reply

    It is A Dame Judi Dench
    I would be really happy to win as one of my highlights of my QVC week is your Diamonique shows! Xx

  377. Geraldine Crowley March 7, 2018 at 3:19 pm -  Reply

    A)Dame Judi Dench

  378. Karen Gower March 7, 2018 at 3:31 pm -  Reply

    a – Judi Dench Hope Sam’s op goes ok and he gets to enjoy his convalescence with you spoiling him

  379. r hines March 7, 2018 at 4:07 pm -  Reply

    Dame Judi Dench

  380. Tracey Pickering March 7, 2018 at 4:44 pm -  Reply

    A. Same. Judi Dench

  381. Shona Sproat March 7, 2018 at 4:52 pm -  Reply

    Dame Judi Dench has this tattooed on her right wrist .

  382. Sue Woodbine March 7, 2018 at 5:14 pm -  Reply

    A) Dame Judy Dench

  383. Tracy Froggatt March 7, 2018 at 5:24 pm -  Reply

    Dame Judi Dench

  384. Margaret johnston March 7, 2018 at 5:32 pm -  Reply

    Judi Dench

  385. Pauline Holas March 7, 2018 at 5:53 pm -  Reply

    A. DAME JUDI DENCH

  386. Vas March 7, 2018 at 6:26 pm -  Reply

    The answer is A) Dame Judi Dench.

  387. Diane Gaylor March 7, 2018 at 6:26 pm -  Reply

    A) Dame Judi Dench

  388. Carol whiting March 7, 2018 at 6:36 pm -  Reply

    (A)Dame Judi dench

  389. linda giles March 7, 2018 at 7:30 pm -  Reply

    Answer A , Dame Judi Dench had her wrist tattoed and good luck to her as you are never too old to do what makes you happy x

  390. linda giles March 7, 2018 at 7:32 pm -  Reply

    Dame Judi Dench HAD HER WRIST TATTOED AND GOOD LUCK TO HER AS YOU ARE NEVER TOO OLD TO DO WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY X

  391. Anne Rhodes March 7, 2018 at 7:32 pm -  Reply

    A. Dame Judi Dench.

  392. Lesley Elmes March 7, 2018 at 7:33 pm -  Reply

    Dame Judi Dench gifted by her daughter.

  393. Janet Lee March 7, 2018 at 7:35 pm -  Reply

    My favourite actress Dame Judi Dench, i love her style.

  394. Denise Bond March 7, 2018 at 8:35 pm -  Reply

    Dame judie Dench

  395. Jane williams March 7, 2018 at 8:50 pm -  Reply

    Dame Judy Dench

  396. Jane williams March 7, 2018 at 8:52 pm -  Reply

    Dame Judy Dench has the tatto on her wrist.

  397. shirley kerr March 7, 2018 at 9:06 pm -  Reply

    Dame Judi Dench 💋 x

  398. Pat Reynolds March 7, 2018 at 9:30 pm -  Reply

    It is Judy Dench

  399. Sue Cadman March 7, 2018 at 9:39 pm -  Reply

    A) Judi Dench.

  400. Christine Collins March 7, 2018 at 9:58 pm -  Reply

    A) Dame Judi Dench had the tattoo done.

  401. JoAnne Stevens March 7, 2018 at 9:59 pm -  Reply

    A/ Judi Dench

  402. Julie March 7, 2018 at 10:19 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali, answer is Dame Judi Dench ~ enjoyed reading your blog, take Care lots of love Julie xx

  403. Tracy March 7, 2018 at 10:42 pm -  Reply

    A) Dame Judi Dench

  404. Mrs Mary Biondi March 7, 2018 at 10:54 pm -  Reply

    Answer (A) Judi Dench.x

  405. Lesley Turner March 7, 2018 at 10:55 pm -  Reply

    A.Dame Judi Dench,
    Ali,you have a beautiful granddaughter, so cute xx

  406. Pauline Bell March 7, 2018 at 11:02 pm -  Reply

    Dame Judi Dench

  407. Sheila March 7, 2018 at 11:50 pm -  Reply

    Dame Judy Dench

  408. Pat Nichols March 8, 2018 at 7:34 am -  Reply

    It’s JUDY !

  409. Alison Smith March 8, 2018 at 8:30 am -  Reply

    Hi Alison, the answer is Dame Judi Dench. I love reading your blogs you are such a lovely positive person.

  410. Fran Davies March 8, 2018 at 9:44 am -  Reply

    It’s Dame Judi Dench.

  411. linda Dunn March 8, 2018 at 12:03 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali, Judi Dench A. regards Linda Dunn.x

  412. Kath Skinner March 8, 2018 at 1:41 pm -  Reply

    Answer: Dame Judi Dench
    Lovely blog as always Ali 😘

  413. Chris N March 8, 2018 at 1:47 pm -  Reply

    a: Dame Judi Dench

  414. Jill Bennett March 8, 2018 at 1:59 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali A) Dame Judi Dench

  415. Matthew Walter March 8, 2018 at 2:43 pm -  Reply

    a) Dame Judi Dench

  416. Patricia hanlon March 8, 2018 at 2:52 pm -  Reply

    a) Dame Judi Dench

  417. Amanda Hughes March 8, 2018 at 2:56 pm -  Reply

    Hi. A) Judi Dench 🌸

  418. Di Cuff March 8, 2018 at 3:24 pm -  Reply

    A) Dame Judi Dench

  419. Jane Spilsbury March 8, 2018 at 3:27 pm -  Reply

    The answer is A Judi Dench!

  420. Cheryl Spiers March 8, 2018 at 3:53 pm -  Reply

    The answer is (A) Dame Judi Dench..x

  421. Rachel Stribley March 8, 2018 at 4:08 pm -  Reply

    A: Dame Judi Dench.

    Amazing last 😗

  422. Vanessa Roberts March 8, 2018 at 4:35 pm -  Reply

    Answer is a, Judi Dench xxx

  423. Debra coton March 8, 2018 at 5:24 pm -  Reply

    Dame Judy dench

  424. Joanna Fouch March 8, 2018 at 6:07 pm -  Reply

    Howdy Ali…the answer is Ms. Dame Judi Dench! Love her work so much! Happy Mothering Day to you and yours…..Joanna

  425. JULIE FLETCHER March 8, 2018 at 7:14 pm -  Reply

    6 the answer is (a) dame judi dench

  426. Jennifer Jordan March 8, 2018 at 7:30 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali The answer is Dame Judy Dench . Your granddaughter (Honey ) is a real cutie pie. X

  427. marilyn jones March 8, 2018 at 7:37 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali
    Dame Judi Dench is the answer
    l recently met her on a day out a The Lost
    Gardens Of Heligan in Cornwall
    She is so beautiful with sparkling flinty
    blue eyes.We shared a giggle
    She is so lovely
    Kindest regards Marilyn

  428. Caroline Fox March 8, 2018 at 8:06 pm -  Reply

    What a wonderful Q. I can’t wait to tell my mum the answer. She loves Dame Judi Dench (answer) but detests tattoos. Wonder how it will go! Thanks Ali

  429. Karen Weingaertner March 8, 2018 at 8:35 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali
    The answer is the fabulous Judy Dench

  430. Jackie townley March 8, 2018 at 11:23 pm -  Reply

    A) Dame Judi Dench

  431. Lusia Chell March 8, 2018 at 11:25 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison

    The answer is A) Dame Judi Dench. Enjoy yourself on your “extended holiday” – Hawaii is magical – I went on my own just before i got divorced and thoroughly enjoyed it – boy was I brave!

  432. Lucy Purcell Walker March 9, 2018 at 10:17 am -  Reply

    The answer is the wonderful A) Dame Judi Dench

  433. Fiona Challen March 9, 2018 at 10:43 am -  Reply

    Hi Alison
    Answer A. Judi Dench

  434. Linda Tennant March 9, 2018 at 10:46 am -  Reply

    Answer is A Dame Judy Dench.

  435. Heather Ash March 9, 2018 at 12:01 pm -  Reply

    Dame Judi Dench

  436. Anne Tonks March 9, 2018 at 2:28 pm -  Reply

    It answer is Dame Judy Dench now fingers crossed

  437. Chrissy March 9, 2018 at 2:41 pm -  Reply

    Same Judi Dench

  438. Bee March 9, 2018 at 3:04 pm -  Reply

    It’s A : Dame Judy Dench

  439. Jackie McConnell March 9, 2018 at 3:27 pm -  Reply

    Dame Judi Dench

  440. Susan Dyer March 9, 2018 at 3:31 pm -  Reply

    The answer is a) Dame Judi Dench xx

  441. Carole brown March 9, 2018 at 4:01 pm -  Reply

    It is A). Dame Judi Dench

  442. C Smith March 9, 2018 at 9:45 pm -  Reply

    Hi
    It’s A Dame Judy Dench

  443. Veronica linehan March 9, 2018 at 11:20 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali love reading your blogs and find you very inspirational
    (A ) Judi Dench

  444. sue atkinson March 10, 2018 at 12:01 am -  Reply

    Answer A Dame Judi Dench

  445. Melanie Heath March 10, 2018 at 12:26 am -  Reply

    Answer is A Dame Judy Dench
    Thanks
    Melanie Heath

  446. Marisa R Foster March 10, 2018 at 1:44 am -  Reply

    a) Dame Judi Dench – Thanks for the chance to win these lovely prizes 🙂 x x

  447. Janette March 10, 2018 at 7:35 am -  Reply

    Answer is A – Dame Judi Dench. Lovely blog x

  448. Annie D March 10, 2018 at 9:52 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali, it was A, Dame Judi Dench. I’m not brave enough to have a tattoo, but decided, at the age of 63, to have a second ear piercing! Perhaps a tattoo when I’m 65! All the best, Annie

    • Alison Keenan March 21, 2018 at 10:44 pm -  Reply

      Go Girl! I could do with one for all my odd earrings! 😀 Love Ali x

  449. Stephanie Kemp March 10, 2018 at 1:10 pm -  Reply

    Hi! The answer is A- Dame Judi Dench. Lovely blog post. One of the most precious things that my mother taught me is to believe in myself. 😊 Happy Mother’s day to all the QVC Mummies! 😘

    • Alison Keenan March 15, 2018 at 6:37 pm -  Reply

      That is a wonderful thing to be taught, and to believe in. Thanks for sharing, love Ali xx

  450. Martina March 10, 2018 at 5:57 pm -  Reply

    The answer is a.

  451. Maria Feeney March 11, 2018 at 1:23 am -  Reply

    Dame Judi Dench. My daughter lives about 5 hrs drive from Sydney. Such a fantastic place with an amazing vibe. Try New Town for its cultural diversity and excellent food

    • Alison Keenan March 15, 2018 at 6:38 pm -  Reply

      Hi Maria, Thanks for the heads up. Hoping to visit the Blue Mountains as the last time they were there and we put a day aside, they were shrouded in cloud! I like the sound of New Town though – well try to make a visit. Love Ali x

  452. Jan C March 11, 2018 at 6:23 pm -  Reply

    Dame Judi Dench.

  453. Deborah Maher March 11, 2018 at 7:02 pm -  Reply

    Answer: (A) Dame Judi Dench.

  454. Heather Lyon March 12, 2018 at 2:13 pm -  Reply

    Hi it’s
    a) judi Dench.
    Are you going to pull in NZ on your trip? We were there this time last year. It’s absolutely stunning. Shame to go all that way and miss it xx👍💕

    • Alison Keenan March 15, 2018 at 6:36 pm -  Reply

      Hi there Heather, I don’t think we’re going to have time to do that this visit, but I’ll add it to my TO DO list ! Love Ali xx

  455. Ali B March 13, 2018 at 8:35 pm -  Reply

    A) Dame Judi Dench

  456. Karen Matthews March 13, 2018 at 8:36 pm -  Reply

    C) Dame helen Mirren

  457. Claire McMonagle March 13, 2018 at 8:45 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison

    A. Judi dench is the answer. Please enter me in the competition.

    Loving the diamonique

    Best wishes Claire.

  458. Alex Burgess March 13, 2018 at 11:03 pm -  Reply

    (A) Dame Judi Dench

  459. Joanne March 15, 2018 at 1:15 pm -  Reply

    Hello Alison the answer is A Judi Dench x

  460. Sue Radford March 16, 2018 at 5:16 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali,

    Just noticed you haven’t replied to my reply. Hope my comments didn’t offend you.

    Love Sue Radford x

    • Alison Keenan March 21, 2018 at 10:48 pm -  Reply

      Dear Sue I’ve just scrolled through all 434 replies and can’t find yours! So sorry xxx

  461. Sue Radford March 22, 2018 at 3:51 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali,

    Mine is there, it’s after Helen Armstrong’s. Don’t worry though, as there are so many replies it ‘s hard to find.

    Love Sue x

  462. Lindsey Smith April 3, 2018 at 1:31 pm -  Reply

    a) Dame Judi Dench

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