Welcome to my new site blog and news page!
I will post any site updates and news here, along with my own work related news.
My personal blog can be found on MySpace.
My old news page can be found here.
You may have noticed I've been absent a while and not so many items have been updated on the site as frequently as I would like and I haven't been fantastically fast in responding to my e-mail. I am also battling/recovering from an often debilitating, chronic neurological illness known as M.E./CFS, so it's slowed me down a bit - so apologies to all those waiting for updates and interaction. To counter this I have created a forum to make the site more interactive.
Jen's new Film-makers Forum!
The good news is I have been making a good recovery with the help of a very patient acupuncturist and an osteopath/naturopath. I have still some way to go, but the outlook is very bright. :) The M.E./CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) may have made achieving my ambitions more difficult, but it has not been able to stop me, as I am determined to overcome this challenging period in my life and turn it into a positive! (More news about that in my next blog.)
My first hope is that this will inspire others to not let difficulties and obstacles get in the way of achieving their dreams. My second hope is to highlight this much, maligned, denigrated and misunderstood illness, which affects an estimated 240,000 people in the UK - That's roughly 1 in 250 people! This figure is rising, creating serious economic implications for the UK, which is compounded by a scandalous lack of government research and NHS services for people with ME/CFS. Useful links: ME Association and MERGE.
Thank you to everyone that has written to me giving their support, I very much appreciate it and hope I can return in kind. :)