Category Archives: War veterans/Remembrance

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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Mental Health Awareness Week

Above any other form of health issue, mental wellbeing is an issue that is largely misunderstood. It carries a stigma, one that perhaps we are all guilty of perpetuating knowingly or unknowingly – “don’t tell her/him, she’ll go MENTAL!” – … Continue reading

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The disease of our time

Dementia does what is says on the tin; this cruel, unrelenting disease dements the sufferer and concerned relatives alike. From the initial stage of mild depression, possibly introvert behaviour and an absent mindedness that we all (without exception) display throughout … Continue reading

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