Reading is exciting. Reading is fun. Reading is cool. There is nothing quite like the thrill of opening a book and being drawn into another world to meet new people and discover their stories – it’s like making new friends.
We are on the plane on Thursday – perhaps we can have an early celebration, then, or celebrate on the airplane or something. But he’ll stick with his papers; I know he will while I am trying to sing “Happy Birthday.” I might just even have to hold up a sign saying, ‘Happy Birthday, Darling.’
You know, when we go away, the nicest thing is that we actually sit and read our books in different corners of the same room. It’s very relaxing because you know you don’t have to make conversation. You just sit and be together.
Both he [Prince Philip] and Her Majesty have always been the very touchstone of what it truly means to ‘get on with the job’ and an inspiration to each one of us here to do the same, whatever our age.
You can eat sensibly, exercise, and stay trim. You don’t have to starve yourself and risk damaging your health irrevocably. We need to make young girls aware of this. We need to drive it home.
I think we have all got to keep active – if we don’t we will just seize up and, you know, we won’t be able to get out of bed in the morning. It doesn’t matter what it is, 10 minutes or 20 minutes, it just starts off the day and I do a sort of combination: a bit of Silver Swans and a bit of pilates and a lot of walking, which I love.
We acknowledge and bewail our manifold sins and wickedness, which we, from time to time, most grievously have committed, by thought, word, and deed.
I have often said that domestic violence is characterized by silence: of the abused, of the abuser, and of those who don’t know how to intervene. But the media have the ability to break this corrosive silence: bringing us the voices of victims; shattering the taboo; and raising awareness of what we can all do to stop this heinous crime