I was absolutely thrilled to see my great friend Mary Berry recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Mary has been awarded a much-deserved CBE and when my husband told me over breakfast on Saturday morning he added ‘about time too’, which is a sentiment I know has been echoed throughout the country.
Mary really is an extraordinary woman. She has written more than 70 cookbooks, which have sold millions of copies, and she is one of the very nicest people I have ever met.
She works hard for her charities and has a great deal of time for everyone. Plus, no one bakes a better cake.
I’m sure you’ll all join with me to say huge congratulations to Mary.