Monday, 20 May 2013

Living in fear; the non-stop media whirlwind of violence against women and children

Every morning I turn on the radio and another family TV stalwart of the 60s, 70s or 80s is proclaimed a sexual predator, a rapist, a paedophile. The next item will relate to the recent kidnap or murder of a small child. The following item gives more details about the three women kidnapped a decade ago as teenagers, living imprisoned while surrounded by their unsuspecting neighbours.

Monday, 6 May 2013

Trying to be happy...

Sometimes no matter how lucky you are in life, you feel down. Or insecure. Or like you don't belong. It is a tough emotion that comes and goes, starting when you're just a little person getting to grips with the world. You might be able to cope with it better as you get older but you are never immune. It is what you want to protect your children from on their first day of school, whilst knowing that you can never completely shield them from the realities of life.