Claire Sutton with competition prize

And the winner is…



Never! But the first two kind of sum up the current situation!

Blimey, it was truly fantastic, all of it!

From the party I threw last Friday, to the family gathering that Saturday, to the responses from so many of you on Twitter wishing me the best of birthdays and all of your absolutely fabulous and totally kind replies here on my blog. If this is how the 50’s start then I am super happy.

So many of you shared your birthday with me and many of you the 50th too! And to all of you who have turned over into this new year of your life. may it be truly wonderful for you all too.

I drove away from the venue on the Saturday (my birthday) where Dan and I and many of my friends and family stayed, with the hugest grin on my face and permanently teary eyes. I thought to myself “how lucky I am” and how grateful I was for the chance to live that night with all those special people, I felt so very loved and it was simply fabulous.

I will fill you in on more of the details of course but for now wanted to let you know who the winner of my competition is… Anne McCormack!

So, the beautiful Smith & Canova bag will be heading your way Anne, I hope you love it!

Thank you so much to all of you on for entering. I wish I had a bag for each of you! And thank you too for all your lovely birthday wishes and kindness.

I will see you back on air on Saturday the 8th of April. Until then,  I’m off to squeal loudly and unashamedly with delight and enjoy every single second of my surprise birthday present from Dan…. a trip on THE ORIENT EXPRESS!!! Apologies for shouting but…!!!! Woooooooo hooooo!!!!

Love, the birthday girl (who said it had to last just one day!!) Xxxxxx


  1. Christine April 4, 2017 at 6:28 pm -  Reply

    Hi Claire Sound as if you had lovely time. Orient Express you lucky girl.

    Take care X

  2. Lorna Robson April 4, 2017 at 6:37 pm -  Reply

    I would like to update things I am interested in,not sure how to

  3. Diane April 5, 2017 at 9:16 am -  Reply

    That sounds wonderful, enjoy the Orient express ??

  4. shirley osborne April 7, 2017 at 4:04 pm -  Reply

    If i look as young as you when i,m 50 next year then i will be very please with myself as you look amazing for your age.

  5. Elizabeth Keenan April 7, 2017 at 4:30 pm -  Reply

    Hi Claire
    WooHoo right enough what a brill Birthday present lucky girl, you enjoy every minute of it very special present to get.
    Much love
    Elizabeth X

  6. Teresa Karasavvas April 9, 2017 at 11:23 am -  Reply

    Happy Belated Birthday Claire. What a lovely surprise from Dan a trip on the Orient Express. Enjoy every second. For my 50th my lovely husband bought me a four night trip to Iceland – it was magical and something to remember too. Although I had to wait to go from July to December but it was worth the wait!

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