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Saturday 17 May 2014

An inspiration while transforming my kitchen

'Tree stump' by Susie Mallett, 1974


It was time for a rest from tidying up in the half-finished, nearly-new kitchen. So I sat down at the new oak table to listen to Clive Anderson and his guests on Loose Ends –

One of those guests was Francesca Martinez – comedian, actress and campaigner. I remember her from Grange Hill days but have not been very aware of what she has been up to in recent years, until now.

I am looking forward to reading her book that will be published next monthWhat The **** Is Normal? – and, perhaps when she starts touring again now the book is completed, I will be able to catch one of her shows sometime soon when I am in England.

You can listen to her here talking about her life as a comedian and actress –

and here you can hear her talking with her campaigners hat on –

She is an inspiration and deservedly has been named as one of Britain's most influential women in the BBC Woman's Hour power list 2014.

I hope that you all enjoy listening to her as much as I have during my break from transforming my kitchen.  

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