Other Men’s Flowers

“I have gathered a posy of other men’s flowers and nothing but the thread that binds them is mine own.”

At risk of starting to have a poetry theme to this blog, I wanted to share with you what other people have written about #justiceforNico, in effect to gather together a posy of other people’s flowers which have one thing in common – one thread that binds them – which is the strong commitment to letting everyone know what has happened to us.

It’s no secret that I didn’t go public with our story for quite a while – to be honest I didn’t know where to go or how to achieve this and was dealing with some desperate times and desperately sad issues which left me little time to be able to even think about writing. The support given to me through these dark times by a few very special people I will never forget – but “going public” did not happen as we were far too busy and concerned with negotiating our way through a strange new Alice in Wonderland type of legal world.

Here in this “posy of other men’s flowers” are selections of what other people have said. Giving permission for these blogs to be written, talking to the writers about what had happened to us and reading these blogs was a catalyst in my life. A true Pandora’s Box has been opened and it can now never be closed. Every word I write now, even these very words here, are wholly due to these words written first by others.

My banner was raised by people other than myself, because I did not have the strength to list it up and for this I will always be profoundly grateful. Not least because amongst those people who raised my battle standard are some who are still reeling from their own tremendous and crushing loss.

Sometimes the words “thank you” seems to fall very short of what is needed, but my thanks is all I have to offer to all of you and the sentiment comes straight from my heart.

Sara Ryan (My Daft Life): http://mydaftlife.wordpress.com/2014/06/04/the-days-afterwards-sharing-experiences/

Gail Hanrahan (A Bit Missing): http://abitmissing.wordpress.com/2014/06/07/the-dust-in-the-corner-justice-for-nico/

Justice for LB (#107 days): http://107daysofaction.wordpress.com/how-to-get-involved/

Sara Ryan (My Daft Life): http://mydaftlife.wordpress.com/2014/06/08/phony-fake-and-clueless/

Also yesterday, after we spoke someone (and I don’t know their name or really anything about them except that they are clearly an exceptional person wrote this blog: http://whobyf1re.wordpress.com/2014/07/01/slovenshite-ad-infinitum/

“I have gathered a posy of other men's flowers and nothing but the thread that binds them is mine own.”

“I have gathered a posy of other men’s flowers and nothing but the thread that binds them is mine own.”

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Camino del Flamenco have been running Flamenco dance and guitar classes, workshops, events and shows in Oxfordshire since 2002. We have currently have weekly classes for children and adults in Didcot (South Oxfordshire) and adult classes in Banbury (North Oxfordshire). Our children's classes have run awards for excellence and are extremely popular. We teach workshops in schools and colleges around the UK - as well as lots of other venues, including festivals. We produce a bi-monthly Spanish Night at The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury, featuring a full length Flamenco show with companies from Spain. Our next full theatre show is at the Cornerstone theatre, Didcot on Saturday 28 June. We design, make and sell a range of Flamenco wear for children and Flamenco skirts for women and we also sell a wide range of Flamenco merchandise, which is made for us in Spain. We also run Flamenco dance and guitar holidays based in Andalucia, Spain.

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