It's been such a long time sine I last posted, and to those of you who have been emailing me asking about new posts ..THANK YOU xx
Life has been hectic, Poor Tom ( my son) has been in hospital again, for a long time, regular readers will know he is Autistic, and if thats not enough for him to cope with he has been diagnosed with Paranoid Schizophrenia, he's had a very tough time, but I'm pleased to say he's now doing very well on his new medication.
I "officially" celebrated my 50th Birthday on June 29th, I had the most wonderful birthday party :-). at the Tower of London watching my beloved Gitan brothers the "Gipsy Kings", as always they were fabulous. I'm afraid I had way too much to drink, and couldn't resist grabbing this Beefeater LOL, ignore the fat girl and look at the beautiful Gypsy boys playing in the background.
I took some really great pictures and you can see them if you click here http://www.gipsykings.net/tour07/lon.html
Devotees will notice that Canut was missing, which was a shame as I was looking forward to seeing him, but it was still a brilliant evening, shared with some really great people, it was particularly good to see my friend Margherite, it's ages since we last got together, Ohhhh but that girl snores!!!! :-(
And great to meet Karen Steve and little Benji, and Steves brother David. To any of those poor unfortunates sitting anywhere near me I apologise for the whooping and catawalling LOL
( If we could see ourselves when we are drunk..we may think twice!)
On a more serious note,
I will trying to catch up on matters that I think are of interest or concern, so forgive me if those on my mailing list get a bit of an avalanche !. A few things have come to my notice or been brought to my attention, and I will be including those as soon as I can.
One particular thing that I learned of only yesterday, and it was this that "kick started" me into posting again is information I received about "stolpersteine" or "Stumbling Stones" I was told about this by a gentleman called Erik Shapiro, these stones mark places (addresses) from where innocent people , Jewish, Gay ,Roma were taken from thier homes to be murdered by the Nazi's.
Erik would like to write an entry on this blog himself to explain fully, and I'm sure all of you will be very interested supportive of this wonderful project.
I have much to tell you, and much to show you by way of pictures. I am delighted that
Anna Kari, a Photojournalist has kindly agreed to allow her images to be posted on this blog, I will be including this before the weekend, I'm sure you will all love her work, Especially "Mel":-) For now I wish you all "kushti baxt" and hope your lives have been peaceful happy
Just a little "Gypsies warning" for Finbar (Rough Diamond) your mother should have slapped your legs more often , stop putting cheeky messages on my blog ! My husband Mike reads this blog..so watch it Gypsy boy LOL
Bright blessings and much love to you all