I don't normally comment on news stories for fear of causing offence but I was very upset to hear that, having given assurances regarding the jobs of Cadbury's workers last week, Kraft have now decided to renege and close down a plant near Bristol. I have no connection with those folks just a strong belief in honesty and integrity. I was sad that this family institution was taken over but even sadder that those involved have taken this decision within a few days of taking over...But then I'm a (Cadbury's) chocolate lover so perhaps I'm biased! Don't let them touch Creme eggs otherwise I may start a petition and a focus group.
But on a lighter note - three cheers for Ben de Lisi who has just designed a hospital gown which leaves the patient with some dignity, rather than becoming the butt of all jokes as they reveal their poor defenceless rears, in the traditional British gown with the delightfully draughty back opening . The American gown designer who usually produces frocks for the likes of Kate Twinset has turned his skills to replacing the traditional horror with something slightly less revealing but with plenty of "access for medical intervention" and in a lovely cotton jersey mix for ease of movement. I'm lucky enough never to have had to wear one of the originals - I hope not to have to wear one of the new ones. Unfortunately I didn't hear any mention of a Cath Kidston print being applied to the fabric!
Stop press - I saw a bank of snowdrops on Sunday!!! Unfortunately couldn't stop to take pictures.