Ever the proud father you can imagine how proud I was when both my daughters started full-time work this week.
After four years each at university, and an additional two years of further study for my eldest, Francesca, both of them are keen to establish their independence and start their careers.
Gabrielle has a job with Britain’s favourite airline and started work at Heathrow Airport on Thursday. Of all the aeroplanes in all of the airports in the world the first one she saw was the Olympic Boeing 747 with its gold nose cone.
I guess it has made a few journeys to Rio already and hopefully it will also be making a successful return to the UK with our Para-Olympians soon too.
My eldest daughter Francesca has just started legal work in London with a leading law firm.
Amongst the intake with Francesca was a young lady who had come back on that same plane with her own Olympic Gold Medal. She was persuaded to bring it into work today and Francesca did not miss the opportunity to model it.
It’s a brush with UK Gold for both of them at the start of their careers. I hope it continues….!
In these uncertain times it's reassuring to know that Barlow Tyrie have been designing and manufacturing top quality teak furniture for nearly a century, and they have announced several new ranges to coincide with their one hundredth birthday.
Keeping everything we offer on GardenSite fresh with the widest choice is always important, that's why David Coton recently paid a visit to Royalcraft, who offer an impressive selection of high quality outdoor furniture that we will feature next year.
It's autumn and David Coton is getting the garden prepared for the onset of colder weather but, at the same time, the arrival of spring bulbs in the garden centre is a reminder that we should also now be planning ahead for next year.
There's no doubt that television provides gardeners with inspiration, sound advice and good ideas, that's why we're all looking forward to new programmes and the return of old favourites during 2019.