Hello from Olly HQ—

Hello from Olly HQ, how are you all doing? We do wish you and yours the best in these strange times.

We thought you might like to read Olly’s latest Hot Bottle so we’ve added an edited version of here. You can read the full version along with Olly’s latest Hot Bottle recommendations here.

Olly’s been keeping busy at home with a daily self isolation video diary for Mail Plus. It’s a brand new 14 part series which you can watch for free online here: Olly’s Isolation Diary. See what you make of it – and if you have any suggestions for episodes, get in touch!

You can also catch up with Olly’s weekly column for Event in the Mail on Sunday and his brand new shows on Mail+ Olly’s Trolley and Chew The Fat (with Tom Parker-Bowles).


A great way to spend the time – podcasts! There are so many good ones to engage with, Olly’s two favourites are Thirteen Minutes to the Moon (series one about the lunar landing is amazing and series two about Apollo 13 is out now) and Bunk Beds (gently and gloriously reflective fun from Patrick Marber and Peter Curran snoozing in bunk beds). And of course there’s Olly’s very own podcast  ‘A Glass With’. There are six series out there now, two specials on the way.



If you’ve got booze knocking around at home, it’s cocktail time….Get your copy of Fizz and have 80 cocktails and mocktails to make at home in an instant. Raid the drinks cabinet, get creative, put on the tunes & set up a disco in the kitchen!

P&O CRUISES – Note from Olly

I know I have met many of you on board Britannia, Azura or one of the other ships in the P&O Cruises fleet and I’m sure if you cruise regularly you’ll be aware that there’s no sailing currently. I’d like to pay tribute to my teams in The Glass House and everyone I work with at Carnival House from the President of P&O Cruises Paul Ludlow through to everyone in the P&O Cruises family from the shore to the ships and of course to our passengers. We’ll meet again and your forbearance is very much appreciated.