Well it’s been a while since I wrote a blog entry, over two months in fact, but what a time it has been!
For those unaware, I gave birth to my my first child; a son back in August, and since then, my deputy, Roger Hirst has been at the helm, whilst I’ve taken some time out.
Having now returned, I’d like to thank him, the rest of the Conservative group and all of the staff at the Council for their support and effort over the last few weeks.
I’d also like to say a big thanks to everyone who has sent me their best wishes, cards and presents. Motherhood is an amazing experience and one which is so very precious.
My heartfelt appreciation to all the staff at Basildon Hospital for the care and attention they gave my son and me. The hospital has been in the press a lot recently, for far from positive reasons but they certainly exceeded my expectations in the professional care that we received. The staff on both the maternity ward and in neo-natal intensive care were simply amazing. Thank you to the everyone who helped to look after us.