TELEVISION presenter and newspaper columnist Heather McGregor, known as Mrs Moneypenny, gave a talk to members of Phyllis Court Book Club.
Eighty-seven guests had dinner in the ballroom before the presentation last Friday.
Mrs Moneypenny, a former investment banker, spoke about how she juggles her home life with her work as a newspaper columnist and presenter of the Channel 4 show Superscrimpers.
She has three sons which she called “cost centres, one, two and three” and a sports-obsessed husband.
She said it was impossible for women to “have it all” and that saying “no” was their most important life skill.