:) So proud that Elly is my Cousin! :)

😀 Elly is my Cousin 😀  😀  Elly is my Cousin 😀  😀  Elly is my Cousin 😀  😀  Elly is my Cousin 😀  😀 Elly is my Cousin 😀

For years I have considered myself a hippy, a supporter of peace protests, a campaigner for human rights.  I join movements like One, Greenpeace, Make Poverty History and Amnesty International.  I wear T-Shirts, wristbands, reblog causes….

But do I speak out? No.  I am not a confident public speaker.  I am Dyslexic, I forget my train of thought.  I am not eloquent.  But I could write myself notes, couldn’t I?

I am a trained teacher, I have done public speaking, I am well capable of it.

I like to describe myself as outspoken, but to be honest I am only outspoken when I am with outspoken people who i am pretty sure I will be supportive of what I am saying.

I wish I could get up & grab the mike like Elly.   Tonight i’m going to find out where the protests are in London, and on my way there I am going to write down what I would like to say if i get a chance.

In the meantime I’m going to compose a post about how I really feel about what happened to Savita Halappanavar

Other posts about Savita:

Did Irish Catholic Law or Malpractice Kill Savita Halappanavar


Woman dies from septicaemia after being refused an abortion

Our not so expert opinions

Same country different planet pregnancy termination in Ireland

TaraJeanHoffman : Abortion & The Value of Human Life

About Barbara

Born in Dublin, living in London with Peter, my two daughters, Wilson our Spaniel & Woordow our Malshih (Shih Tzu-Maltese cross)
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10 Responses to :) So proud that Elly is my Cousin! :)

  1. Grannymar says:

    I’m very proud of Elly, my daughter. I went to the Vigil this evening in Belfast. A crowd of between 70 -100 had gathered and it had been decided in advance that there would be no speeches. We chanted some Hindu Mantras. I was interviewed for a local weekly paper and voiced my opinions with strong emotion.


    • Barbara says:

      I think a silent vigil is the best way of sharing our support of the family, and preventing political and religious opinion getting in the way of our grief that this has happened. My candle is lighting xx


    • Barbara says:

      I saw you on You Tube. I am going to try & go to the London Vigil tomorrow. It takes an hour to get to central London from here & costs at least £12 on the train…. It’s not as easy as popping into town in Dublin or Belfast….. But I’m going to try. I’ll be all in white if I make it there 🙂


  2. WONDEFUL!!!!!!!! I hope the protests continue until this archaic law is changed! Thank you for sharing!!


  3. Al says:

    I just have one question. Is Elly , by any chance, your cousin?


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