A DEDICATED wife has thought of a unique way to honour her husband's birthday with a website tribute after their plans to go on holiday were scuppered by the coronavirus.

Caroline MacKim, from Halstead, was forced to think outside the box when her plans to visit the Scottish borders to celebrate husband Graham's 60th birthday were cancelled.

Using her husband's profession as a graphic designer for inspiration, Caroline thought of the unique idea to build a website which honours her husband.

She said: "It was my Husband Graham MacKim's 60th Birthday last weekend, his nickname is Kipper.

"I had booked a week away in the Scottish borders and arranged for us to spend some time together doing some nice things.

"However, it was not meant to be, and everything was cancelled.

"With this in mind, I decided to build him a website, featuring a blog that would showcase our break.

"Each blog article back links to the places we intended to visit.

"My Husband is a graphic designer, he builds websites, so I thought he would love a website built in his name as a keepsake.

"As I mentioned, his nickname is Kipper and he loves eating fish, so food also features on the site with a page of tasty Kipper recipes."

The website was launched two weeks ago, using the address tastykipper.com/ in homage to her husband's nickname and passion.

Since the websites creation, it has seen a surge of popularity on google when using the search term 'Tasty Kipper'.

Caroline added: "One thing I did not expect was that the website would now be at the top of page one on google.

"It has moved up the ranking quite quickly over the last few weeks.

"So I'm really hoping that people are checking out the blog."

The thoughtful gestute was also marred in sadness however, with a staff member at one of the couple's destinations passing away due to Covid-19.

Caroline wished to pay tribute the victim saying: "One of the places we were going to visit was the Roxburghe shooting School and I was very sad to have discovered that they have lost a member of their team due to Covid-19.

"We fully intend to visit them in person when this horrid time is behind us all."