The Best MP’s office in the Whole Wide World (Ctd!)

With Tulip, Elijah and Jo from Harry Cohen MP's office

Those who you who’ve been reading stories on this site for a while, will remember that around this time last year I posted this little story about the wonderful staff who work in the office of my wonderful Member of Parliament Harry Cohen.

Well, Harry is still my MP and and his staff are still absolutely wonderful Continue reading “The Best MP’s office in the Whole Wide World (Ctd!)”

Sofia’s First Communion

Celebrating my beautiful God Daughter's First Communion

I’ve just returned home from a lovely weekend in Germany, celebrating my beautiful God Daughter Sofia’s (pictured above, and with me in the ‘about me’ section of this website’s) first communion.

It was a really lovely ceremony and I felt quite emotional as I thought about the day I made my own first communion, now twenty years ago.

Anyway, I promised Sofia I would post this photo of us, taken after the church service, to the website.

Gut gemacht, meine Liebe! Ich bin total stolz auf dich!

Viele Gruesse und viel Liebe.

Deine Paten Tante Miranda


Labour Party Conference 2006 – A Week in Pictures

Manchester welcomes the Labour Party Conference 2006

I have just returned from a fabulous week in Manchester, at this year’s Labour Party Conference. Despite dire media warnings of splits, plotting and in-fighting, mine and most other attendees experience of this year’s conference was nothing but positive.

It was great to catch up with old friends and make new ones, to debate policy and fresh ideas, and to listen to fantastic speeches by world statesmen such as Bill Clinton.

I am really pleased that I was there to be a part of it all.

Below is a summary of what I got up to… Continue reading “Labour Party Conference 2006 – A Week in Pictures”

Supporting Migrant Workers at TUC Congress 2006

At Congress 2006 with TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber

With Brendan Barber, Head of the Trades Union Congress (TUC), earlier this week, at this year’s annual TUC Conference (“Congress”) in Brighton.

I love going to Congress. It always reminds me why I believe so strongly in the unions’ core values of solidarity, equality, community and social justice Continue reading “Supporting Migrant Workers at TUC Congress 2006”

Chilling with Socialism and Sofia

God Daughter Sofia strikes a pose

I did something I haven’t done for a year last week – I left Leyton! After the demanding local election campaign and enjoyable, but challenging, council work I’ve thrown myself into, I finally took a short break from the leaflets and the town hall, to spend a relaxing week in Italy with my God daughter Sofia (the little girl pictured above and with me in the “About Me” section of this site) and her mum, Sabine, dad, Ferdinand and sister, Julia Continue reading “Chilling with Socialism and Sofia”