It’s been nearly a month now since my husband Frank* and I moved from (central) London to (West) Yorkshire – and as you can see from the photos above and below, it is absolutely AWFUL and is in NO WAY inspiring, enchanting, calming, invigorating and clearly good for our bodies and souls.[Read more…]
Am beyond excited that the film of my first feature spec script Fado! has been announced – and doubly, triply excited that it’s going to star living legends and Oscar nominees Emily Watson and Richard E. Grant, and be directed by the lovely and talented Jason Wingard (In Another Life, Eaten By Lions), with the lovely and brilliant Gareth Wiley (Match Point, Vicky Christina Barcelona) producing.
You can read more about it in the news stories from Screen International, Deadline and Variety.
Feeling incredibly lucky and grateful about it all. And at some point I’ll write about the hashtag journey… But for now, I’ll just say – to mix my 80s/90s pop references – dreams CAN come true, so don’t stop believing. 🙂
It is with much sadness that today I have stepped down as a Westminster City Councillor for Churchill Ward.
This is for personal reasons – primarily, family care responsibilities – and it has not been an easy decision, nor one which I have made lightly.
It has been an absolute honour and privilege to serve and represent the residents of Churchill Ward, to have been Shadow Cabinet Member for Arts, Culture & Leisure, and to be part of the brilliant, caring and hardworking Labour Group on Westminster City Council.
I want to thank all the residents, fellow councillors and council officers I have had the pleasure to meet, help and work with over these past three years. Churchill is a very special part of Westminster, full of wonderful people, and I will always be very grateful for having the opportunity to serve there, and for people’s kindness and support during my time as a councillor.
I am delighted that the Labour candidate in a Churchill Ward by-election will be local Churchill resident and brilliant campaigner Liza Begum. Liza led Walden House residents’ successful campaign to save their homes in the face of Grosvenor’s Cundy Street Quarter development – and I know that, if elected, she will be a tireless, compassionate councillor and a voice for all residents of Churchill Ward.