Julia Webb-Harvey

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November 2012

Justice has been cheated – Cyril Smith was a child sex offender

I heard this yesterday on the news, and it was another case to distress me.  I am so disturbed by this.  I only hope that the tidal wave of such allegations keeps going in the wake of Savile.   The… Continue Reading →

“It’s our little secret”

Yesterday was a very strange day.  Talk about doing something that puts you right out of your comfort zone.  Last night I went up to London, with Pete as my chaperone, to a TV studio to broadcast on a live… Continue Reading →

The starfish story

A man was walking along a deserted beach at sunset. As he walked he could see a young boy in the distance, as he drew nearer he noticed that the boy kept bending down, picking something up and throwing it… Continue Reading →

Tragedy in Uganda

It is with great sadness that I read that Justine Greening, International Development Secretary in the UK Government, has suspended all aid payments to the Ugandan Government after fraud was uncovered, with fears that funds are being siphoned off into… Continue Reading →

The end of a social taboo?

Today I’ve been walking with a very dear friend.   It was her birthday, so we had a lovely Autumnal walk, kicking leaves, sliding about in the mud and dodging the advances of over zealous dogs. We were chatting as… Continue Reading →

The Yellow World

I read about a book in The Sunday Times yesterday, The Yellow World, and I thought it was definitely one for me.  Those of you that know me, know that I love the arena of positive psychology, of moving towards… Continue Reading →

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