This little darling is one Martha Kostyra. Look closely and you will see that in the 59 years since this photograph was taken, Martha hasn’t changed a jot.

Because yes indeed Housekeepers today is Martha Stewart’s sixty ninth birthday and though I’m sure she won’t thank any of us for shouting her age from the virtual rooftops, I couldn’t let this day pass without noting that hard work, passion and determination are clearly the key ingredients for going to battle with the onset of the years: Martha looks amazing doesn’t she?

Happy Birthday to my very favourite Housekeeper!