I had a very happy childhood and I am so happy to be back in Beckenham surrounded by so many happy memories. I went swimming tonight at the baths where I learnt to swim some 55 years ago, and walking back along the high street afterwards, I know that mum would also have adored the fact that I am back here once again.
Readers of my books will know that my mum passed away 11 years ago. She was born in the same year as our Queen, so if she hadn’t let alcohol kill her there is little reason why she couldn’t still be here sharing my joy.
I am so glad my children will never have to feel this way and hate the fact I let alcohol steal anything of their life from them.
If you have children and you have a drink problem, for their sake, throw the bloody stuff away. God Bless