I have taken this opportunity to decide upon a direction for this column. I will still have the odd purely personal column but I have decided that I will look at issues in adult health and social care, giving my personal opinions and raising concerns where they jump out and try to throttle the life out of me.
I have been home a couple of times and my family has visited here a lot. I am a five minute drive from Seaworld San Antonio which truly is an amazing place. Every year my family and I buy season passes as they have a huge water park as well as the amazing shows with Shamu the Killer Whale and the bottle nosed dolphins.
May 27th was a full moon & if you look closely enough you may have see some of Thurrocks Witches flying passed on their broom sticks. Well actually I’m not really serious about the flying on brooms part, but I am very serious about Thurrock and infact all over England there being real witches & mediums in our midst. Scared!
Coming from a real mix of different backgrounds and political views, we are as councillors united by our common goals of wanting to see change, some real improvements to the area we live in, for our children, families and for our communities.
This could be a long night. Correction: it is already a long night. All the candidates are here, the counting has begun. Funnily enough, both Lab and Cons are hardly giving out positive signals.
Just before the polling station closed, Mary Poppins ran out to vote or did she?
After all, politics will affect me directly: everything from public sector cuts to economic recovery. I should feel privileged to finally have a say in that.
An affectionate look at four years of reporting at Grays Athletic.
Agent Mary Poppins reflects on the pros and cons of Facebook.
Team Jackie and the future of Thurrock Tories take centre stage today.
The campaign starts and everyone is in good humour.
“Under the radar or under the whelming?”….the Tories are set to step up to the plate……
First diary entry sees News of the World get short shrift from Labour, the launch of the Gene Hunt poster, a name check from the Foreign Secretary and Lib Dem Carys working the heartland.
Our latest blogger, undercover Mary Poppins reflects on the surprise when a friend declares support for the BNP.
Labour activist Kimberley gives us her first insight on the campaign trail for Labour.
Myles has the recession on his mind this month: “The engine that drives our society is money”.
YourThurrock blogger, Jessica Pham reflects on the trials and tribulations of A level mocks.
Is Cllr Cheale’s “motion” a Ted Heath like sulk or a bona fide attempt by senior tories for change at the top.
Will they learn from last nights debacle or do they have a point?
The influx of immigrants are the driving force behind success in the borough.
Myles is positive about 2010.
Exam success, Livewire Concert, Benny from Hollywood and Bob Coomber.
Santa has just left Vladivostock and is heading for Japan!
Myles is feeling positive about christmas, even if it means impersonating Bing!