Government must invest in Mothers and Children
- Published on Thursday, 02 February 2012 23:08
- Last Updated on 03 February 2012
- Sharon J. Bainbridge
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There is a building for sale in my local community for £250,000 huge windows, really fab art gallery and place for Mums to work and earn money in Pontarddulais near Swansea. This could change Mums’ and children’s lives. It used to be an old school. My friend Merrill has a shop in Hastings Old town called The Wardrobe. Approximately two years ago I met with Bag (our nick name) and she told me she was making significant money every month from selling second hand designer clothes.
Now this is where it gets exciting. Mums, we can help each other out of the darkness and into the light. I want the Government/Royal Family/Banks/Internet to help us buy this building and turn it around to a place where Mothers help each other to get a better life for their children.
THIS BUILDING WILL GIVE MUMS JOBS IN SELLING OLD AND NEW THINGS:
- Sell second-hand dressing up clothes
- Sell second-hand children’s and adult clothes
- Sell second-hand toys
- Sell arts and crafts
- Make the building into a children and parents’ art gallery
As my friend is making a wonderful profit out of selling designer clothes I know that my ideas will not only give Mums work that fits in with their children but a support group so they can work which they need. As with the awful low paid jobs and salaries less than men we need help.
Here is a picture of my friends shop in Hastings The Wardrobe. Merrill and I grew up together. Her Mum recently passed away. She was like a second Mum to me and gave me huge support when my Mother was ill.
Come on Mums we can change the world!
I used to work in Gilbert’s house for Haskoll Architects. I really enjoyed living in Pimlico, Putney and Wimbledon. Back then I used to travel and dated a New Zealand guy. Eight years of no ring on the finger and I decided to quit. My sister convinced me to go to Dorset for a weeks holiday and fixed a date with the local singer. We are still together 11 years later and have a little girl. I have always been creative. Nan used to make peg dolls with me and left me her old sewing box, which I treasure. When I worked in a pub in Hastings I made my own clothes. In my twenties I did a doll making course in Brighton and tried to start my own business. I managed to get some handmade brooches into a Covent Garden shop. But decided to stick to secretarial work, which brought in a regular salary. I adore taking photographs so when my little girl was born I decided to take a local photography course. My tutor was so impressed with my Photoshop skills he asked me to teach him some of my techniques. When I showed my Mother in law the Victorian style dress I made for my little girl she said why don’t you have a go at making a Butterfly costume. Well the rest is history. Butterfly Lullaby was born. Butterfly Lullaby is my fairy book, album and Trademark. The Mark Jermin Stage School are the characters in my story and my partner created all the songs. The book was launched at the Dylan Thomas Centre back in March 2007. It was truly beautiful. You can view the little fairies dancing on You Tube. Robin Stevens who you may know from Rosie and Jim is on my Butterfly Lullaby website reading my fairy story Colour me a fairies wish. We were going to do personalised children’s stories together. But shiny things attract gremlins. The trick is to keep going and never give up. My little girl danced to our song Butterfly Lullaby at the Enchanted Manor in front of famous fairy artist Josephine Wall back in October 2009. My little girl and I love making art and craft videos, which we hope to share with London Mum’s. The one thing I adore about London is the way you just fit in. The City is full of different cultures, which makes it an interesting and friendly place to live. I am currently trying to scrapbook postcard my family history. Does anyone know anything about the family history on the old LeFevres department store in Canterbury which is now Debenhams. My Nan’s Grandmother’s name was LeFevre and she lived in Bayswater. Nan was an orphan so we are trying to uncover the hidden ghosts!