A sober new year

A sober new year

I have volunteered to drive my husband Stephen and our friends this evening, and don’t mind one jot that it means having a sober new year. I just wish there were more interesting non-alcoholic drinks available in bars. I’m not one for yucky Britvic fruit...
Making a difference in 2008

Making a difference in 2008

What a great way to start the new year, by really making a difference to the lives of others, knowing your actions will help them live better lives. I’m particularly referring to Prof Wayne Powell, (pic) CEO of the National Institute of Agricultural Botany in...
Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas wishes to you all. For the first time ever, my husband’s family and mine will all be together on Christmas Day. I always wonder if it will be the last Christmas we share with our ailing grandparents, I love hearing their stories of old when so...
Tackling demand for prostitution

Tackling demand for prostitution

A charity I am promoting which aims to abolish sex trafficking has praised Harriet Harman for her bravery in considering a ban on prostitution. I agree. It is an issue which has been badly fudged in the past. Dr Carrie Pemberton, founder and CEO of CHASTE (Churches...