TODAY I launched the Christmas box Appeal for our troops this Christmas by zip wiring from Wellington Arch in London with the Royal Marines.
The Uk4u appeal means we can all send a gift to our armed forces over Christmas.
I went horseriding for the first time at the Chessington centre.
It was really good fun and all for sarah brown's charity - we are both doing the pentathlon ito raise money for PiggyBankKids, which Sarah founded back in 2002. The charity funds lots of projects to create opportunities for babies and children who would otherwise miss out, including the Jennifer Brown Research Laboratory, which over the last ten years has been looking at what can go wrong during pregnancy, and what can be done to prevent the loss of a baby. The pentathlon is part of the Gold Challenge, a London 2012 legacy project encouraging people to get involved in Olympic sport and raise money for charity in the process. Weíre joining lots of other PiggyBankKids supporters who have taken up the challenge too.
Thanks so much for all your lovely messages congratulating me on my OBE.
It was a big surprise and I think I'm very lucky to work with some fantastic charities who really make a difference, but my contribution is very small.
I'm also honoured to be Hon Colonel of the Black Watch Cadets and to work with terrific young people and their adult volunteers.
Of course it's also a privilege to be able to help armed forces charities.
It was a great way to end the year.
I would like to wish you all the very best for 2012.
I visited the Tayforth Veterans Project at the City Quay in Dundee on friday to hand over a cheque from the Riders Branch of the Royal British Legion to the project which provides a haven for veterans from aged twenty to eighty, as well as counselling and practical help when needed, and relies on funds to keep going.
The Riders Branch of the Legion are an incredible bunch who are not only super cool in their black leathers and astride their superb machines, but who have hearts of gold and are always willing to help veterans and their families when they need it most.
I was also very honoured that RM Dave McCaig actually presented me with his beloved green beret. He is a total charmer and a top man.
I had a chance to meet a baby penguin at London zoo today - it was a real treat - couldn't believe how soft he was.
Just like a cuddly toy
I was lucky enough to be at the opening of Tedworth House, the recovery centre for our wounded armed forces funded by Help for Heroes.
It was a very moving and uplifting occasion and congratulations to everyone for all their hard work in creating a very special haven for our brave troops.
Armed forces day in Edinburgh was a moving and uplifting occasion.
The march past prince Charles and the drumhead service gave me goosebumps.
It was a chance to say thank you to all of our service men and women.
This morning I launched Armed Forces Day and what am amazing experience!
I was taken in an RAF Search and Rescue helicopter from RAF Leuchars and then winched din onto Calton Hill in the centre of Edinburgh.
I did a pretty tough assault course and then fired a huge gun!
Armed Forces Day is our chance to say Thank You to the men and women in the armed services who do such a brilliant job for us .There are events all over the country building up to next Saturday June 25th check out www.armedforcesday.org.uk
On Friday I will be helping to launch a massive fundraising challenge by Commando 999.
They are a group of former marines who are now either serving or retired members of the Police, Fire or Ambulance Services.
They are planning to raise money for the Royal Marines Association by undergoing the "Trans Tayside Challenge" - 100 miles canoeing, cycling, and running.
on FRIDAY night I went to see HORSE in concert with her fantastic band. I have been a devoted fan for years and was even lucky enough to appear in her video for 'SOMETHING WICKED' .
She invited me on stage during the performance of that song and I played the tambourine (badly) but what an honour to be on the same stage as this legend!
she has the most amazing voice that gives you goosebumps and touches your heart.
Check out her webside at www.randan.org or tweet on @horsemusic
I was honoured to be asked to be one of the team for this years Comic Relief Trek and I am both relieved and delighted to discover that my fellow Trekkers are a thoroughly decent bunch, and I would happily to go out for a drink with each and every one of them.
But first we have to undergo the massive trek and my main worry is how I will stand up to the searing heat, and whether or not my feet will cope with at least twenty miles of walking each and every day.
I am really looking forward to the experience, helping to raise money for such a brilliant cause and seeing for myself what a difference your donations to Comic Relief have already made.
Sleeping under the African sky and seeing the stars in all their glory will be unforgettable, and the thought of helping others being able to see such incredible sights for themselves will spur me on when the going gets tough.
The sunburn, blisters and aching muscles will all be worth it. Wish me luck.
Interviewed Kate Hudson and had a good chat about her pregnancy, her mum Goldie Hawn and her new movie " a little bit of heaven".
I am lucky enough to be Honorary Colonel of the Black Watch Cadets and was invited to their Burns Supper in Dunkeld at the weekend.
between christmas and new year we came across these swans having a walk up the road in Broughty Ferry
I was thrilled to be the only TV show allowed on coronation street the morning after the night of the big crash to do my show live on Tuesday morning.
I was awe struck at the scenes of devastation. The corner shop was wrecked, the Kabin all smashed up and the peacocks house was a burnt out shell.
The episodes this week have been phenomenal and of course the live show on Thursday will be unmissable.
Also look out for the special corrie quiz hosted by Paul O Grady on ITV 1 at 9pm on Friday.
I'm on the "super fans" team and the legendary Ken and Rita are taking part and there are some hilarious sketches as well as musical numbers.
Today I was in Edinburgh to let everyone know that the digital switchover in central scotland will happen in less than six months.
After that Scotland will be a fully digital tv nation. Anyone a bit worried can get lots of help from the DIGITAL UK Helpline on 08546 50 50 50
more pics in gallery
I was very honoured to be asked to launch this years Poppyscotland campaign. I was joined by veterans Gary Jamieson, David Timmins and Paul Lambert - three amazing servicemen who were very badly wounded in Afghanistan.
for more information and to make a donation visit www.poppyscotland.org.uk
another pic in gallery
Last night I attended my pal Timmy Mallets latest exhibition at Langans in Piccadilly.More pics will be in the gallery(when Timmy sends me them!)
have a look at www.timmymallett.co.uk
Just got back from a great weekend in Orkney-some pics in gallery
TODAY I launched Armed Forces day in Glasgow - a chance for all of us to thank you to the men and women fo the army, navy and air force.
I was taken by helicopter from RAF Leuchars by a RN Seaking helicopter and winched down to the Scotstoun shipyard on the River Clyde in Glasgow and taken into a sea boat (a rigid inflatable RIB) down the Clyde to the Science Centre where the army picked me up in a vehicle.
I took the Armed Forces Day flag all the way by air, sea and land and raised it to mark the beginning fo celebrations all over Scotland and the UK.
I'd like to thank all the forces for their help in making this an unforgettable journey and an incredible morning!
more pics in gallery
today i helped to launch SKYRIDE - a brilliant plan to get us all cycling.
There are loads of events all over the country. i will be in glasgow on august 22nd alongside olymic legend sir chris hoy.
He taught me how to ride a scary racing bike in the manchester velodrome today. He is a top bloke and has buns of steel!
Today I helped launch the RAF benevolent fund heartfelt thanks campaign in London
website coming soon
I had a hilarious photo shoot for new magazine dressed as the frankly bonkers but very likeable lady ga ga.
They had made me a special PVC dress which I thought was on back to front when I put it on as it showed so much cleavage!
It was a copy of one of the outfits from her video and had crazy big shoulder pads too.
I had tons if eye make up and lipstick applied as well as a blonde wig and looked nothing like myself.
It was an incredible transformation but I dont think I could adopt the ga ga look. It takes way too long to get ready and it's very tough to get through doors with those wacky designs.
What a fantastic achievement by Peter Houston and the Dundee united squad and what a joy to see them lift the cup.
This was a fantastic final which saw the highlanders out in force to support
Ross county and over half of hampden was a sea of tangerine and black.
It was so good to see Lee Wilkie leading the squad out onto the pitch. His career has been tragically cut short by injury and it was fitting that we fans had a chance to say thank you!
It was a wonderful day that I will never forget and neither will all the fans!
Along with three thousand other women in flashing tiaras and tutus, I completed the 10 mile walk round Striling in aid of Strathcarron Hospice in the wee small hours of this morning.
A huge thank you to organiser Angela Gillies and her daughter Naomi and to my daughter Rosie who all walked with me. Well done to everyone taking part and also a very special thank you to the Rob Roy Pub In Stirling who gave me a cheque for a thousand pounds for the hospice as I walked past at 2am.
Angela hopes to raise a much needed quarter of a million pounds from the walk. You can find out more about Strathcarron by clicking on "Charities".
Today I kicked off the Digitial switchover countdown at Tanndaice, home of my team Dundee United.
I was there with Paul Hughes, National Manager for Digtal UK in scotland and United player Jon Daly.
Dundee will be the first city in Scotland to be switched over on August 4th.
Thursday night at the launch of a new Dundee United book called "the shed go marching on" by Steve Gracie
It's a must for all united fans. On sale now at waterstones and grouchos in Dundee and via Dundee united direct
I managed to complete the London Marathon today! My time was six hours and 13 minutes and i ran all the way (albeit slowly).
It was an amazing day and the London crowds were just incredible.
Than you so so much to everyone who sponsored me for CLIC Sargent and to my husband Steve who was with me all the way. Also to my friends Joyce and Paul who were also running for CLIC Sargent.
Lots more photos in pics section and a short video
Well it is the day before the marathon and nerves are starting to kick in. My friends joyce and paul have managed to get here safety from holland despite the volcanc upheaval - but we are all worried that we just havent done enough training.
its going to be hot tomorrow so need to drink lots of water and hope there wont be too many pee breaks needed! wish us luck and thanks again to all who sponsored me for CLIC Sargent.
It's the big day on Sunday and I am very nervous. Although I've been training since last November I don't think I've put in enough miles.
Bad blisters set me back a bit and then we went to Bali on holiday over Easter.
Both steve and I were full of good intensions and took our running gear. Unfortunately we could only do about an hour very early in the morning because of the heat and humidity.
So we will just do our best. I certainly won't be breaking any records but as long as I finish I will be more than happy!
Looks like it's going to be a hot day so will just pace myself and hope for the best!
Thanks for all your sponsorship and support!
For the first time ever this year, the WAP tracker has been updated to allow each runnerís progress to be followed via an application on facebook at www.facebook.com/adidasrunning. The app will go live 24 hours before the race and will automatically update the runnerís position as they progress around the course at every 5km stage. The WAP tracker can also be accessed via any WAP enabled mobile phone. Anyone wishing to use this service simply needs to text ĎRUNí to 83040 after which adidas will send a link to the mobile tracking service. If you want to follow me on the day my number is 28,178 and you can follow up to 10 people on the day.
Today I was at The Black Watch Cadets tattoo in Barry Buddon near Carnoustie. it was a beautiful sunny day and extra special as it was part of the celebrations to mark 150 years of the cadet force. I am very proud to be Hon Colonel of the Black watch Cadets and it was wonderful to meet so many terrific young people and their familes.
There are loads more photographs in the gallery.
I did a shoot for OK at Kinnettles near Forfar in Angus and knew it was going to be fun when the stylist opened a suitcase full of Christian Louboutin high heels! Rosie was there too and was in some of the pictures. She had fun trying on the clothes and the shoes and it was good to have some really lovely photos of the two of us.
More pics to follow next week
I am on the front cover of the magazine and its all about the moonwalk in June. the photographer was the legendary Brian Aris who always makes you feel relaxed and treats you like a princess.The clothes are gorgeous.
I did a photocall this morning to announce the money raised by Poppyscotland in 2009 - a record breaking £2.2m.
A huge thank you to everyone who donated and bought poppies and to all the hard working volunteers who helped raise such a wonderful sum.
The Poppy appeal is even more vital these days than ever before, because of the help they give to veterans and their families from past conflicts and from the ongoing war in Afganistan.
Its our chance to say thank you to our armed forces.
Federation of Small Businesses conference in Aberdeen then across the road to Pittodrie for Utd v Aberdeen game
bumped into wee Aberdeen fans on way into the match,bigger pic in footie gallery
I have just done a really fun photo-shoot for ďThe SunĒ where I was turned into a sort of sassy fairy godmother with lots of hair extensions and a long flowing gown. I was put into a harness (which pinched in areas you donít want to know about) and lifted high in the air. With the aid of a wind machine and some special effects I will look as though Iím flying.There's a couple of pics and short video in the gallery.
A second series of "Lorraine Kelly's Big Fat Slim The Chawner's Challenge" has been commissioned by the BIO channel and we will begin filming it next month.
I will be catching up with Phil, Audrey, Emma and Sam to see if they have continued their weight looss plan and to try and help them to gain confidence, self repect and to find jobs.
Today i recorded the first programme for the second series of Forgive and Forget for BBC radio Scotland.
I spoke to the astonishing jill saward who when she was 21 years old was brutally raped when three men burst into her fathers vicarage in Ealing in 1986.
Jill has not only managed to rebuild her life but she has also forgiven the men who put her through such a horrific ordeal.
Her story is compelling and ultimately uplifting.
pic is me with producer Phil Syme
Missing Mums Lorraine Kelly Investigates... I have just finished this series for Sky Real Lives. These are heartbreaking stories of mothers whose have disappeared without trace and how their devastated families are desperately looking for answers.