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…

Time For Reflection….

Apart from updates about Frankie’s Legacy as a charity, and the events that I’ve been working on to raise funds to go towards improving the delivery suite facilities at the Worcestershire Royal Hospital and other hospitals in the area, I realised that have lost sight of the original purpose of this blog.  I didn’t mean…

Three Pregnancies And A Death

When a woman has given birth to a stillborn baby at some point she will have to face seeing pushchairs, prams and babies being wheeled around by their proud Mums.  You can’t avoid it and it is an inevitable fact of life – mothers will always be proud of their precious bundles and want to…

Keep Calm….And Speak Out!

When you lose a baby, you think you are the only one in the world it has happened to.  You think that no-one understands your pain, your grief, the feeling of emptiness inside and the ache to hold your baby in your arms.  You feel like you are in a little world of your own,…

Two Months Ago Today…..

Two months ago today Frankie was born sleeping at the Worcestershire Royal Hospital.  These statistics will remain in my mind forever: Francesco “Frankie” Enrico Ventura, born sleeping on 29th November 2013, 4.43am weighing 4lbs 10oz. Two months ago today I held my sleeping angel in his arms, marvelling at how perfect he looked even though…

Faith By Rob Bristol

As many of you know who read this blog I write poetry in my spare time and I am the Founder and former Director of the Worcestershire Literary Festival (now Worcestershire Lit Fest & Fringe) which ran for the first time in 2011.  Poetry was a big part of the festival and I have also…