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About forshaw59

Writing blogs to express my opinion, provoke debate and thought in a non confrontational way.

The Casting Couch – An Unpalatable Truth

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The Casting Couch – An Unpalatable Truth

 So here we are again. Another monster disguising as a human being. Decades after this heinous character used his position of power in Hollywood, the obligatory can of worms has been opened and a maelstrom of unpleasant anecdotes are bombarding … Continue reading

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Voting With My Feet

One of the most unexpected things I have done this year (and possibly in my life) was to campaign for the Labour Party and my local MP,  when a General Election was announced in the Spring. Many questioned the wisdom … Continue reading

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Help Others And You Help Yourself

There are so many benefits to doing voluntary work, both personally, ethically and professionally. My own experience of volunteering began modestly, helping out with fund-raising events at my children’s primary school. The pleasure of organising school discos and preparing the … Continue reading

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Should I Stay Or Should I Go Now?

The title of this blog is actually also the song title of one of my favourite songs by The Clash and I think very apt for how some people may be feeling this week as the EU referendum looms on … Continue reading

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Staycation? Don’t Mind If I Do

There seems to be a newfound love in Britain of the ‘staycation’ (those who like to globe trot look away now and continue reading your Rough Guide book collection, all is well). For some, a holiday on home shores tallies … Continue reading

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My Dog Skip

Twelve years ago yesterday, 21st April 2004, a tiny little Lhasa Apso came into the world in Rochdale, Lancashire. He was just one of a litter of puppies brought into the world in order to sell – dog breeding can … Continue reading

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