All Good Things Must Come To An End….

Sometimes things run their natural course. Sometimes things change without you realising it. Some things can go on and on and on, or they can end while they are still good, leaving happy memories with you that make you smile. Take the last episode of “Star Trek: The Next Generation”. I absolutely love that series.…

An Account of Mother’s Day from an Empty Armed Mother

It is March 2018, and right now my life has never been more settled, and I’ve never been as happy since April 2012 to November 2013. That time period was the last time I felt truly happy – in that time I got together with my now husband, got engaged to him, my work, festivals…

Take The Red Pill, Take The Blue Pill: The Choices And Decisions We Make

I’m sure that many of you reading this will be familiar with the film “The Matrix” from 1999 starring Keanu Reeves.  While in places it was quite confusing, the basic premise of the film was that humans have been enslaved by artificial intelligence machines who have them “plugged in” to the Matrix which they believe…

Happy New Year 2018

Happy new year to you all, I hope that 2018 is a prosperous and happy new year for you. I’m really looking forward to the challenges and the new year ahead and hope to write much more for this blog in the new year. Whatever you are doing tonight, have fun but most of all…

An Open Letter to the West Midlands Ambulance Service and Worcestershire Acute NHS Trust

Dear West Midlands Ambulance Service and Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, Many of us have watched the recent “Ambulance” series on BBC 1 and “999: What’s Your Emergency” on Channel 4. We know how hard you all work, and we know that you get abuse and treated badly by many people who ring 999 daily.…

The Power Of Forgiveness

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies. Martin…

I’m Back…But Where Have I Been?

Peeks up tentatively to say hello….. And yes, I know that a few months ago, I said I was going to wind Frankie’s Legacy as a blog down. I know I said I was going to get a new blog going called “Happiness Personified”. But that didn’t happen. None of it happened. So what DID…

I Have A Dream…..

On August 28th 1963, Martin Luther King stood up and said four words that changed the world – “I have a dream.” I too have a dream. In fact I have lots of dreams…. I have a dream that I am the mother of a strapping two and a half year old little boy. He…

Almost 2 Months On….Where Am I Now?

I know that I posted on November 14th 2015 saying that “all good things must come to an end” with the intention of moving over to my new blog “Happiness Personified”, which at the time seemed like the right thing to do. At that point I had just laid Frankie to rest along with my…

Dear Zia Maria…..

Dear Zia Maria, Zia….that’s Italian for Aunty. But you have been so much more to me than just an Aunty.  You were always there for me to help, guide and advise from the moment I was born.  You helped to look after me, to bring me up and you were a constant part of my…

Please Vote For Me & Rev’d David Southall In This Year’s Butterfly Awards

I’m thrilled to announce that I have again been shortlisted in this year’s Butterfly Awards, a prestigious annual event which focuses on recognising and celebrating organisations and individuals who work tirelessly to raise awareness of early pregnancy loss, stillbirth and neonatal death and provide much needed support services for bereaved parents. Rev’d David Southall, Chaplain…

Press Release Immediate: Hospital Chaplain And Bereaved Mother Nominated In Inspirational Mother And Bereavement Worker Categories In Prestigious National Awards

7th September 2015 Press Release – Immediate Hospital Chaplain And Bereaved Mother Nominated In Inspirational Mother And Bereavement Worker Categories In Prestigious National Awards A bereaved mother from Worcester and a Chaplain from the Worcestershire Royal Hospital have been nominated in the 2015 Butterfly Awards, a prestigious annual event which focuses on recognising and celebrating…