There has been a lot of headline grabbing news since the pandemic written about young people being the "lost generation" due to the pandemic. This sort of negative labeling is never helpful and if it continues it will have a significant and damaging impact on how our young people see themselves reflected in the eyes of the adult population. I would ask all writers and broadcasters to cease and desist immediately and ask themselves, how would you like to be described as lost?
A good friend posted the image of Charlie talking to Snoopy on her Facebook feed this morning. It seemed apt given the funeral of HRH Prince Philip today and the sad passing of the actress Helen McCrory yesterday. They were born almost 50 years apart. Despite being from different generations and very different lifestyles Prince Philip and Helen McCrory, in my opinion, both epitomize the intention behind Charles Schultz (1921 - 2000) message, to embrace what we have, live ev
Thankfully the days of women depicted as damsels in distress in most literary fiction is over and #LizzieChantree, in her new book - Shh... It's Our Secret - scheduled for launch on May 6th 2021 introduces us to a new character, Violet, who despite her shy and introverted nature learns to speak up for herself and what she believes in. When I was growing up through the sixties, the women in my immediate life appeared unremarkable. Their lives were governed by raising their f