Saturday, 26 January 2008

Western Mail

Lynne interviews the famous Beverley sisters in today's Western Mail. The Sisters entered the Guiness Book of Records in 2002 for being the longest running vocal group of all time .

Pictured with Tom Jones as all attended Buckingham Palace to collect MBE's.


This week Lynne visited the world class gym of the father of Welsh boxing Enzo Calzaghe and came away with a great new insight into the philosophy of coach and fighter.

Lynne had no understanding of boxing but came away with much respect for the BBC Sports Personality Coach of the Year 2007 Enzo and the legendary Joe who is the undisputed Super Middle Weight Champion of the World.

Interview coming soon.

UKTV Gardens: TV Highlights: Gardening Angels

UKTV Gardens: TV Highlights: Gardening Angels II

Imagine combining a surprise garden makeover with a day out indulging your favourite gardening passion. Sounds too good to be true? For the 15 lucky viewers featured in Gardening Angels II it's a dream turned into reality.

Just one day is all it takes for the team of heavenly horticulturalists to complete their celestial mission. In this second series of UKTV Style's very own Gardening Angels 15 lucky viewers get to spend a day in the company of Mark Curry pursuing their particular gardening passion. Meanwhile, back at their homes, a team of landscape gardeners (the 'Angels') headed up by garden designer Lynne Allbutt are busy at work on a surprise garden makeover.

Marie Curie Cancer Care | 2007 | Lynne Allbutt launches charity calendar

Marie Curie Cancer Care | 2007 | Lynne Allbutt launches charity calendar

Lynne Allbutt launches charity calendar
TV presenter and horticultural specialist Lynne Allbutt is starring in a new calendar to help celebrate Marie Curie Cancer Care’s Diamond Anniversary in 2008.

Entitled Diamonds and Daffodils, the calendar contains all the information an avid gardener needs, including monthly gardening tips, Saint’s days, weather folklore and Royal Horticultural Society diary dates.

Behind the camera was award-winning photographer Gareth Phillips.

Lynne said: “My relationship with Marie Curie Cancer Care began 12 years ago when cancer finally outran my father.

Over the years I have raised funds for the charity by running marathons, competing in a swimathon and undertaking adrenaline-fuelled antics such as a parachute jump and a wing walk. When I was asked to appear in a calendar to celebrate the charity’s 60th anniversary in 2008, I readily agreed.”

What plant are you?

What plant are you? - icWales

What plant are you?

by Sally Williams, Western Mail

We all know what star sign we are, but do you know what sort of plant you are? Welsh gardener and Lynne Allbutt has written a book about how to match your plant to your personality. Sally Williams asked her to match some Welsh celebrities with their plants

IT is widely accepted that although we are all individuals, many of us can share certain personality traits.

These various types hold a fascination for anyone who likes to categorise.

The audacity of caring and sharing

This site derives from Lynne Allbutt writing and working outdoors for over 20 years and shares experiences of meeting people through MEDIA WALES, the Western Mail column, and with those who do understand the need for respect for the planet. It is not an attempt to push Lynne Allbutt's views on and press others to action. But it is a site to share issues with the public in a positive and infectious way.

Picture courtesy of the BBC