CATHERINE Tyldesley celebrated her one-year anniversary with fiance Tom Pitfield.
The Coronation Street actress started dating Tom, from Standish, this month and the couple, who are expecting their child this spring revisited Rosso Restaurant, where they had their first date.
Catherine wrote in her blog for Hello magazine: “We certainly didn’t think that a year later we’d be getting ready to welcome our first child! What an incredible year it has been. I love you so much Tom – thank you for the most wonderful year of my life!
“Celebrations continued over the weekend with a rock n roll shopping trip for baby things.”
The 31-year-old is busy buying baby accessories and finds it all a mine-field.
She said: “How daunting is that? There’s soon much stuff on offer, it’s really difficult to know what you do/don’t need.
“I think its quite easy to become paranoid and buy all the gadgets available. Crib CCTV! My parents couldn’t believe it when we told them! I’ve been texting friends with children for tips and lists of essentials. I can’t believe some of the gear on offer these days – prams that look like space ships and cost well over a grand.”
Catherine is also practicing pregnancy yoga, which she says is great for the baby. She has also dyed her hair darker.
In other baby news, Liv Tyler has been sharing snaps of her bump on Instagram, as she is weeks away from birth.
The Lord of the Rings actress, who already has a nine-year-old son, is expecting her first child with partner Dave Gardner, who was once married to Davinia Taylor, daughter of Skelmersdale toilet roll millionaire Alan Murphy.
But it has been reported that Liv is concerned about his new friendship with One Direction singer Harry Styles, who is a well-known ladies man.
The 37-year-old is said to be wary that Harry, 20, will lead him astray.
The couple are already slightly fraught as they are deciding where to live when the baby is born.
Liv’s son Milo is settled in New York, while Dave’s son, Grey, lives in the UK.