Jade Jackson has a beaming smile and welcomes people with a hug.
She is also very funny, and yet is capable of writing about grief that would overwhelm most, and terrible pain at being alone, yet she has overcome all become an ace in the pack.
Arek tells of waking up in a cheap flat where the police arrested everyone except him
Frank tells of his father leafleting for resistance yet how he has spent years in London feeding homeless with Pret support, even a man with cat who always wants tuna salads for some reason..
then Nora, Danish by birth, although from a persecuted Christian sect in Iraq, has found release in comedy, who helps us cook baba ghanoush.
There will be a Quiz: for everyone and a prize of a book signed by Jade or professor Jim Haynes, who was John Lennon's best pal, and has been organising dinner parties in Paris, every sunday for forty years for anyone who wants to come..up to one hundred people in the summer. He is signing a copy of his book 'How to throw a great party' with recipes cooked by friends from all around the world..or gary from moscow who grew up in London and wants to act,loves freedom and never wishes to return to his maddening homeland...
Have you cards read!
Cards 'Cheery Families' found from Marks and Spencer from 1895, are here.. shortly after a Polish migrant Marx met Spencer, after selling his one penny bargains in the street, which reminds one of
' Time future and time past are both eternally
present' Eliot informs us, again and again and it is true that we need to overcome to live fully in the present..conception of babies makes the past present if we migrate in bodies..and the future opens possibilities and hope.
Beaming is the white light we offer in sacrifice as scientists say made
from all the colours of the rainbow .
Keep your dreams
in your smile the dawning of days and endless love
in my heart is a sun growing out of conjunction
with the planets there is not night or day
but darkness is a new kind of light, for in your gasping night
and crying assuaged only by earth's milking mother
crying in persuasion from dehydration