Sunday, 11 October 2015

Give peace a chance...

This week I’ve been accused of being boring now I am a lefty and a ‘delusional witch’. It does make me smile…it really does. People are so easy to make totally inaccurate judgements based on their own narrow mindedness and prejudice. Unfortunately it is the way of the world now to insult and lie.

I’ve always been a ‘lefty’ and I am proud of it too. I have been berated and ridiculed for it ever since I was fifteen years old. My own family thought it was funny to get me a Russian flag cake for my fifteenth birthday. Ignorance tends to breed fear. The truth is, with my outspokenness it is likely I would be arrested in Russia. Instead of insults and personal attacks, people need to concentrate on the real, life changing horrors that are occurring in the world. I dread to think what the world will look like by 2020 and even more so what this country will look like by then – the discrimination, the debt that has increased not decreased, the death of the NHS, the staffing shortages in teaching, the destruction of human rights and trade unions. It is a very frightening prospect for millions of hard working families. 

We are supposed to live in a democracy where we can all have our view. However, those views should be based upon facts not nasty, vindictive lies. Let’s hope we can all work together to bring a much kinder, more tolerant world. I’d happily be labelled a ‘delusional witch’ for not sitting back and letting life pass me by or for not just moaning and letting someone else do all the hard work. My boys and I have already discussed and agreed I can’t sit back and let this country be ripped apart. The war thirsty world leaders need to give peace a chance but won't because of financial interests, to hell with the human suffering.
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John Lennon

This week it would have been John Lennon’s 75th birthday. I was eight when he was murdered and it had a profound effect on me. To this day, I can’t really explain why. Maybe it is because I understood his peace message, his love for Yoko and the horrible abuse she received from ignorant people. I despised the lies and prejudice even back then. Maybe that is one event that started to mould me into who I am.

John’s music is still a firm favourite for me today. RIP John.

Rugby League

A massive, massive, huge well done to the Leeds Rhinos. What an achievement – all three trophies in the same season. Wes and I have been reminiscing over the games we have seen this group of players play together in – the grand finals we have witnessed. Wes has never seen a Leeds team without Kevin Sinfield but I am truly thankful he aspires to be like one of the true greats, not just as a player but as a true gentleman too.


If I could have one wish it would be to have one day, JUST one day without any symptoms. I have got to the stage now where I have to write EVERYTHING down – appointments, times to pick the boys up, what days Lucas needs his PE kit, saxophone, football kit, etc, etc. Even writing everything down, I still managed to send Lucas and his Dad to the wrong venue for his football match on Saturday. I felt so stupid and incredibly GUILTY especially when I couldn’t go in the first place as I was at a university open day. Honestly, this disease robs me of so much!



In spite of every obstacle and pain, writing is my future career. There is no doubt about it now and I will be successful, I will! Spending time with Wes on Saturday at the university open day made me realise why I am putting myself through all of this. He inspires me. He knows exactly what he wants and how he is going to achieve it. I wish I had had his courage and drive way back when…

The Nanny

I love this script – the characters, the plot twists and the backdrop. It excites me to write the dialogue and that is a huge bonus when you’re writing. It makes the job easy and thoroughly enjoyable.

Beyond the Past

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I am still waiting… hopeful... expectant and with fingers, toes and everything else crossed. Just remember, the answer will always be ‘no’ if you don’t ask the question. 

You know, whatever anyone thinks of me, I am proud to be a fighter. Until I draw my last breath, I will fight for my children and for my beliefs. I want to see a world of peace, equality, fairness, honesty, justice and tolerance and thankfully, so do my children. It is not impossible!

Listen, whatever you do, do it with the right intentions and for the right reasons. Surround yourself with doers not doubters and believe me, you will achieve your dreams. Pursuing what you believe in, is not being deluded, it's being ambitious. 

Have a fabulous week.

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