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I have always had a passion for the written word, reading avidly, devouring book after book as a child. I loved the little verses by AA Milne and later read Roald Dahl to my own children. For many years, on family birthdays I have written a humorous verse for inclusion in cards or to be read out on special occasions. Penning verses for people retiring from work or moving on, as well as weddings and new additions to the family.

Throughout some major life changes and challenges, I found that writing poetry was a way for me to express my feelings and emotions. My writing developed alongside my mediumistic abilities, leading me to train and develop as a platform medium. I now regularly give demonstrations of mediumship at venues across the West Midlands. I often read one of my inspired poems as part of my address in a service.

The verses soon began to come to me at any time. The night after I lost my beloved horse, I woke at 4am and spiritual words poured onto my page without me really noticing what I was writing. Since then I have written many inspired poems having had success with the publication of some of them. I am currently working on an anthology of my poems for print.

A light bulb moment occurred when I read out a poem I had written about my father in law and his life at his funeral. I received a round of applause, which was slightly unexpected in the middle of a funeral. A couple of years later, I found myself writing and reading the eulogy for my own mother’s funeral, naturally, I included a special poem about her life as part of this tribute. This special and profound experience set me on my course of becoming an independent funeral celebrant.

I truly feel at home in nature and with animals, I love the ocean and the feel of the wind in my hair! I enjoy gardening, having ‘green fingers’ and there is nothing as pleasant as working in my garden feeling the sun on my back and listening to the birds singing! I find that the inspiration and poetic words flow readily to me after time spent out of doors, and I am often left scrambling for a pen and paper to jot down my thoughts!

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