So many of my memories are tied to a smell or scent, be it food, perfume or an open fire – different smells hold an imprint of a particular time, place or person, and I love it when I catch a hint in the air which immediately transports me back. I’ve always wanted to have my own signature scent that reminds people of me, but it’s a little difficult when you spend so much time in the kitchen! Perfume tends to get drowned out by the smell of spices or lemons – lovely things, but not necessarily complementary to your scent of choice. It’s partly because of this that I’ve never settled on one perfume, but a few years ago I finally found one – I knew straight away that it’s the perfect ‘me’ scent, and it always mingles happily with whatever I’m cooking. Not long ago my friend’s daughter borrowed my jumper and said to my friend, “Mum, smell this, it’s so nice, it smells like Donna.” She has shared so many celebrations and meals at my place, and I love that the scent reminded her of all those good times. With memories like this, how could I ever change?