From premières to prisons

From premières to prisons

How the rewards of volunteering make up for moving from the “A-list” to no list at all. I started my career as an actress. My more memorable moments in the spotlight were as the body double for Elizabeth Taylor (personally chosen by her, perhaps because of my big boobs?) and various scantily clothed cameo appearances […]

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Christmas: A time to help those in need?

Christmas: A time to help those in need?

Christmas isn’t always straightforward… I may hide away from Christmas AGAIN this year. Christmas can highlight the good as well as the horrible times, feelings of being alone, enhanced by being with couples enjoying themselves and being on one’s own, in a group, can make one feel really lonely at this particular time of the […]

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Becoming a magistrate

Becoming a magistrate

Carolyn Lazarus talks about her appointment to the Herefordshire Bench. There are some things in life that don’t bear thinking about. Consider my application for the post of magistrate on the Herefordshire Bench. My mind had been idle since the birth of my daughter and she was now in full-time education. What could I do […]

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