In 2009 I went to Kedesh Orphanage, Beira Mozambique with my daughter. It was part of my outreach after my YWAM DTS at Media Village in Fish Hoek, Cape Town. We were supposed to go to Uganda but I chose my own solo mission. My leader, Kobus Mouton was so infuriated but I went any way.
Then poor John Wickes who ran the orphanage had to put up with me for a whole month. I was mostly out amongst the villages on a mission with my daughter. We had made little colourful bead bracelets with a label reading ‘tu est moito bonita’ – you are very beautiful. Which we gave to little girls in the village. And took lots of photos. Always having a group of orphans sent by John to follow us from a distance to make sure we were safe.
Jesus has invited me to Israel.
We are two pieces left on a chess board.
He is the King and I am His pawn.
The first match begun on the 9th September 2017.
1/ABBA put His pawn across the railway line which crosses White Hart Lane, Barnes.
His evil opponent quickly snatched Abba’s pawn off the board. Thinking Abba wouldn’t notice – but He did. And sent His troops to fetch her back.
2/ABBA then put His pawn on the Kenya Airways flight at terminal 5, Heathrow, 8th October 2017 and sent her to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.
3/ABBA walked His pawn across the bridge to the Royal Livingstone Hotel, Zambia on the 11th October 2017.
4/On the 15th October 2017 ABBA brought His pawn back to Victoria Falls and put her on a bus and sent her to Troutbeck, Nyanga.
ABBA’s opponent tipped his king and resigned from the game.
Nine months later on the 1st July 2018, Abba brought her back from the other side of the railway line.
A rematch begun on the 3rd December 2019 between ABBA and player B.
And when I get across the board to where the evil king is – I get to play kiss catchers with Jesus.
1/ABBA put His pawn at the Barclay household. No relation to the Barclay twins who own Breqhou Island.
2/ABBA put His pawn in Hammersmith, at Vanessa Redgrave’s old house next door to where the brother of the Barclay twins once lived. His pawn was in Hammersmith exactly seven years earlier on an assignment with Douglas Hurd.
3/ABBA moved His pawn to Winchester exactly seven months after she escaped and abandoned her client’s car at Winchester University.
4/ABBA moved His pawn up to Westminster to work for a South African Jew. It was during the vote on the BRexit deal in mid-January this year.
Then He gave me 16 days off to go to my court hearing – write my Life in the UK test – have my wisdom tooth out and do my English test.
5/ABBA moved His pawn across to Cambridge on the 13 February to the same job she was in exactly two years ago when her Psst! Article was first written for Matador U.
And I have found a knitted hippo in my bedroom drawer made in Zimbabwe by a shamwari called Laizah who knits for Gogo Olive and who chose to call her mvuu (hippo in Shona) – Kim. And nobody knows who left it here.
During my Hammersmith assignment, I had Christmas off and checked into the Premier Hub in Westminster on Christmas Eve, with a bad cold and spent Christmas Day dosing myself with brandy – lemon and honey.
I had to cancel a lunch invitation and spent my first Christmas alone. Sherlock Holmes was fully booked so I walked over the footbridge towards the London Eye.
There was a man kneeling on the ground at South Bank switching a ball under three cups with great speed. He had a wad of cash in his hand. People were betting to guess the right cup the ball was under. It was so obvious where it was but the players were getting it wrong and losing their money.
I went and drew £50 and went in with a guy as the bet was up to £200. We both agreed which cup the ball was under and he had his foot on top to prove it. The cup was lifted and the ball was missing. A man standing behind me told me not to play as they are all friends and he removes the ball. I walked off in shock and burst into tears. Deception is so evil.
There were two similar groups on the way to Westminster Bridge – I stopped to observe their feeble acting. It’s clear whose who in the zoo when you take your eye off the ball.
I asked one of the gang leaders where he was from and he said Torchia. I had never heard of Torchia and asked if that was below Russia. He had never heard of Russia and disappeared into the crowd.
To end off Christmas I sat at the Blue Boar Smokehouse eating a hamburger and reading the whiskey labels in front of me – Dalmore whiskey I knew since I had a job with Mrs McKenzie in 2012, who used to own it. And Johnny Walker’s Blue and Black reminded me of a bottle of Johnny Walker’s White Label, I saw at the pool bar of Victoria Fall’s Kingdom Hotel the same time last year.
At my Westminster job I asked a policeman on the street outside parliament if he knew about the gambling that goes on at South Bank. He did and I told him that they tricked me and I lost £50 on Christmas Day. He asked me why I would be playing that on Christmas Day. I asked him why they can’t stop them and he told me it’s because they make a lot of money doing it and warn each other before the police get there – even if they are undercover. While they are openly committing a crime of deception?
On finishing my job I caught the 87 bus to Clapham on the wrong side of the road and ended up in Aldwych. I walked to a bus stop at Trafalgar Square and stoodby as Theresa May drove passed in her silver Jaguar with blue bumper lights flashing.
I then had a small claims court hearing before District Judge Trigg at the County Court in Guildford, claiming my outstanding invoice from Rachel Townsend, as housekeeper for her father. She was counter-claiming for eight days parking fines and nine days storage at William’s Garage, Winchester after I parked her father’s car in the staff parking lot at Winchester University and left my job during a call to escape.
I was arrested for this (Because I’m Worth It blog post). In my interview at the Basingstoke police station I was told, together with my solicitor, Richard Dawes from Taylor Street Solicitors LLP, that the car had been stolen and spotted in Wales.
At my court hearing I challenged the £330 storage fee because if it had been stolen and was being held for forensic investigation – there are no charges during this time. But Rachel Townsend disagreed that it was stolen and Judge Trigg wanted proof that it was. So I have written to Michael Lane, the police commissioner at Basingstoke, asking him for that in writing. Because police can’t lie.
The photo prints Rachel Townsend submitted, were to prove that I had damaged the car and owed them £745.20, for an old ding on the front bumper. This was there prior to me starting the job and is probably why they won’t submit a claim to their insurance company. The car looks like it has been cropped out and superimposed to show it was at a garage.
I was also asked to pay £20 for cleaning the inside of the car. The photo print shows a clear bag with green ‘slush’ in and a clear lunch box with food in. Neither of which I’d seen before. I told the judge who immediately shut me up. But I’m still so curious. I can see my jeans on the seat together with my black jacket. But I only got my jacket returned. And Rachel denies seeing my jeans.
It’s my birthday tomorrow. I wanted to spend it in Israel but instead I have to stay in the UK as my ancestry visa is about to expire and I must remain whilst my ILR visa is being processed.
I am going as far north of England that I can go without a passport.
My Great-great grandmother, Elizabeth Hepburn nee Reid was born in Westray, Okney in 1843. She married James D Hepburn, who studied at the London Missionary Society. They journeyed to Africa in the 1870’s to be Khama III’s (Botswana) missionaries for 25 years.
Their son, Tom Hepburn married Erica Helm who was the daughter of my Great-great grandparents, Rev Charles Helm who had also studied at the London Mission Society and who married Elisabet von Puttkamer, a Prussian noblewoman. They served King Lobengula as missionaries in Matabeleland in the Mid 1800’s.
With amazing courage they travelled to Africa by ship and then through the wild African bush for six months by ox wagon with their babies, so that they could teach the gospel to tribal kings and their people. They learnt their language too. Their long and brave journey made it possible for me to be born in Zimbabwe but I wish I could have been as brave and adventurous as them.
I know King Jesus, the God of Heaven and earth is so wild and beautiful and I think He should choose the whole of Africa to reign from and since it is already joined to Israel – He might as well take the whole lot. I think His throne should be in Zim aka Teapot Land. Then He could have the waterfalls and mighty rivers and all the elephants and lions too. And all the jewels.
He owns it all anyway – so He can decide.
And make it all new.
He’ll stand upon a rock overlooking Victoria Falls and roar – and His mighty Angel army will respond to His call.
And anyone who has hurt His lioness or her cubs – Eish!
Exodus 15 vs 13 “the LORD is a warrior; the LORD is his name”
Deuteronomy 32 vs 35
Vengeance is Mine, and recompense; their foot shall slip in due time; for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things to come hasten upon them.
Matthew 10 vs 34
Do not think that I have come to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword.
I remember being so fed up with my life in Mafikeng back in 2006 that I decided to lie in bed and waste away. It truly was a powerful feeling – to give up. I had no money and the job I had to build a client’s website had just fallen through.
But then I decided to give God a chance to test my faith. I stood up and faced the day and got my five year old daughter, Dakota ready for her nursery school in town.
My car didn’t start. I walked over to the nearby store and found someone to come over to my plot and jump start it. But the engine was making a terrible sound as well.
That evening I returned home soaring.
I got a new battery for free.
I was given ZAR2000 so I could fix my engine problem and have spare for groceries and the rest of the week.
My daughter was given a place at the International School.
I received the deposit for a place to rent in town.
My order for Captivating by John and Stasi Eldredge arrived in the bookstore.
I lay in the bath that night and read the entire book through to early the next morning.
And two days later my client decided to choose my quote after all for designing her website.
Two years later I left Mafikeng to return to Zimbabwe, wanting to write stories and take photographs for a blog, showing that God is alive in Zimbabwe and give Him glory. I wanted to be a missionary following in my Great-great grandfather’s footsteps (Back to our roots post).
Beep. Beep. Beep.
Many years later and Jesus has told me He will get me a care job through Universal Aunts and that I must go to Israel on the 12th December 2018. It has been six weeks and I only have 25 days left. Although the agency knows I am available – I still wait. Perhaps Universal Aunts aren’t being obedient to the God who owns heaven and earth or Jesus is being playful.
Since I did walk out of my care job from them on the 9th September 2017, leaving BBC’s ex, Michael Peacock in Barnes on the loo and had the fire engine and police arrive instead of the paramedics, in April 2018 at my job from Miracle Workers while looking after Timmy Edward’s (RTT, SA) mother in Cardiff (On the hunt post ) and parked Colin Stevenson’s car in May 2018, a professor specialising in post war PTSD, doing a private job for him in Nether Wallop, which was then stolen (Because I’m worth it post ) – court case pending due to suing his daughter Rachel Townsend for my outstanding invoice.
So who dares employ me?
After walking out on Michael Peacock I bought a one way ticket back to Zimbabwe on the 8th October 2017, to become a full time missionary in Victoria Falls. I stayed at Shearwater Lodge in Victoria Falls for two nights and then walked over the border to the Royal Livingstone Hotel in Livingstone Zambia, expecting to have a real encounter with Jesus and my mission would take off from there. Except presidents stay at this hotel and in faith I used all the money I had for my mission, on US$350 per night accommodation for five days and left my suitcase with my food supplies to a school in Simonga village, where I had shown the Jesus Film in July last year.
I then went back over the border to the Victoria Falls Hotel to find my cell phone, which I left by mistake in the loo the day I went across to Zambia and asked them to charge it for me. I left my suitcase in the luggage room and went for a swim in their pool, then popped down to the Lookout cafe for a hamburger which I ate it in faith and told them after I would have to find some way to pay.
Walking along the path through the bush back to the hotel, I met some guys selling curios. Peace showed me his wooden carving of a group of elephants which were beautiful. He asked me how much I thought he should sell it for and I said US$40. I told him I can’t buy it though as I had no money. He then told me how they were all struggling to feed their families – I burst into tears and offered to buy them groceries in faith from the TM grocery store for $40.
We filled the trolley with what he needed and when it came to paying – my bank card was still blank. No fish and loaves miracle. So we abandoned the trolley and went to fetch my suitcase and Peace walked with me for an hour to my cousin, Michael Thorne’s holiday home.
He owns numerous veterinary surgeries in the UK plus a helicopter and in July last year, when I visited him in Victoria Falls on my Jesus Film Project mission, he offered me his home as a base for my future mission.
But on arriving I was met by strangers staying there. And before entering, my phone rang – the Lookout cafe were asking me to pay before they closed up for the day. I phoned Robert, a pastor I met in July last year who had helped me hire a hall to show the Jesus Film. He had also taken me to the municipality to put my name down for land I wanted to buy once I had gone back to the UK to do some care work and saved up to build a small rondawel on a plot. He works at ZB Bank and I asked him if he could loan me $16 to pay the Lookout Cafe – I phoned Pride, my taxi driver and asked him to fetch Robert and collect me. Peace came with to be dropped off in town and Robert and I went into pay. He gave me $20 and allowed me to keep the change and he paid Pride for the taxi.
The next morning Michael sent me a frantic whatsapp from the UK asking me where I was – I told him I was lying in his bed and he told me that I couldn’t stay there and to go back to the UK and he would pay my flight. I told him Heidi Baker bought a one way ticket to Mozambique arriving without hardly any money and I was doing the same.
In July last year I had travelled up in my parent’s car which then broke down in Gweru and again in Zambia, so I bought a new gearbox to be fitted at Levi’s workshop in Victoria Falls – four months later and it still wasn’t repaired – I’m still waiting.
So I had to walk to Elephant Hills carrying my golf clubs and stopped at the Seven Eleven shop for sanitary pads as my periods had started that morning using $2 out of my $4 . A taxi driver stopped alongside me and offered me a free lift and took me into town – I said I would walk the rest which is 4 kms out of town and he told me I couldn’t because of elephant – by this time being trampled by an elephant was the least of my worries so he took me all the way.
Without the $10 to play golf I left my bag at the clubhouse and walked the course instead. On reaching the 9th hole I sat under a tall acacia tree and got another whatsapp from Michael moaning how he had to pay my daughter’s term fees for Peterhouse boarding school back in January 2016 when I had cancer – even though he had offered. It certainly didn’t sound like his tone and I was so fed up by this stage I just wrote – whatever.
I sat upstairs at the hotel bar overlooking the course sipping my last coke and on leaving was met outside by Surprise, a taxi driver who had taken me to Langton’s shop in Monde Village in April last year to show the Jesus film. He offered me a free lift to Michael’s and I burst into tears along the way telling him no-one loves me except Jesus and my kids.
The next morning I took my tent and rucksack plus a bag of mielie meal; bully beef and some candles from Michael’s pantry to stay with Tafadzwa, the receptionist at Zambezi National Park for the night, who cooked me crocodile for supper. With no money I decided to travel to Troutbeck to sell my car that I had lent to the Hallowes. The next night Tafadzwa paid for my bus fare to Harare and on the way to the bus rank I went back to my cousin’s house to fetch my suitcase and leave his house keys but Forget, the gardener had locked the gate and gone off.
The next morning I arrived in Harare and stayed at my cousin, Val Martin’s for a few days before travelling with a friend, Natalie Hallowes to Nyanga. I stayed for a couple of weeks in the house my parent’s once stayed in as caretakers for John Bredenkamp – part of Zimbabwe’s cartel. I packed up their furniture which had been left for two years after they settled in the UK.
On travelling through to Harare the day after Robert Mugabe’s resignation – to auction my late Granny’s silver – I took a wrong turn and ended up at the State House only to be overtaken by an entourage moving Mugabe out of office to his residence. Had I been a professional journalist – I could have recorded his departure.
Later I sent my granny’s antique furniture by train from Mutare to Victoria Falls to set up a base for me there only to leave it there and be brought back to the UK by my mother (Arrest Jesus post).
I feel like I have been human trafficked. What am I doing in the UK and what is it about Victoria Falls that I cannot live there and be a missionary amongst the Ndebele?
I feel like Jonah in the whale’s tummy.
In July I used my last bit of cash to buy feathers from The Feather Shop in the UK to make and sell feather earrings I designed – with the idea of ‘He will cover you with His feathers…Psalm 91’ only to be sold duds and not refunded.
I then took a job at La Sablonnerie Hotel in Sark, Channel Islands before it closed for the season earning pittance but renewing my confidence in the human race, thanks mostly to the Jersey tourists.
And at the moment I am housekeeping for my father in Shaftesbury as my mother is away caring for Universal Aunts.
Now I feel like Jonah sitting under the tree.
God has since asked me to to sell my photographs for my Israel mission trip on my photography shop page.
And if He can provide ZAR2000 in one day – He can surely supply £2000 for Israel in 25 days.
If God could test my faith when I was on baby food – I guess He can test my faith even more now that I am on solid food.
Dear Joseph – I know your pain.
Why couldn’t I be like Ruth or Esther?
When I was at my YWAM DTS (Discipleship Training School) in Kalk Bay, Cape Town in 2008 – we went as a group to a church service when Jesus interrupted the sermon. The pastor called me to the front and told me he had a prophecy – Jesus wants intimacy with me. I never forgot that but never knew how.
In 2016 I went through a battle with cancer and steroid induced psychosis (psst article).
After surviving cancer in 2017 I read the Story of With by Allan Arnold and experienced God the Father as my Abba. I felt like an adored child almost spoilt and for the first time I could rest and be playful knowing that my Abba was fiercely watching over me. I didn’t have to be on guard all the time. I started to become alive and perform as me – knowing He was encouraging it. And delights in me.
I then stayed two nights at a hotel in Bournemouth, before flying out to Zimbabwe in July 2017, when Jesus started wooing me in a playful way. I was hooked and became rather girly and could think of no-one else. I lay in bed watching Beautiful Outlaw by John Eldredge on Youtube to recapture who exactly He is.
I went to Zambia and Victoria Falls on holiday and showed the Jesus Film in a village and township. I just wanted to have an adventure out in the bush with the Holy Spirit but instead it was me and an audience watching the most beautiful story ever told. I hadn’t officially invited Him.
When I returned in August to the UK I was reading John Eldredge’s new book Moving Mountains and started praying the daily prayer for freedom from the Ransomed Heart site and Jesus told me the specific spirits to name that have been attacking me. I was thrilled that Jesus was talking to me.
I wrote in my pink journal all my past encounters with God. And finally it hit me – He has really been pursuing me. I felt so shy. How could I have missed this? Who am I to be ignorant of His advances? He actually wants me.
Over the next few days Jesus started to romance me. He is so romantic and I’m not used to this – I’m getting giddy. Words like – ‘I kept the sunset for you’ and ‘let me love you’. Let me say – there is no-one more romantic than Jesus.
Then it happens – ten years after my prophecy – I experience intimacy with Jesus – it’s deep – it’s spiritual and it’s Holy.
I met Him intimately and could sense who He was and He is STRONG. I’ve never met a strong man. It is so attractive. You can only but honour Him.
Immediately after – I met Him as King and He is SOVEREIGN. And I knew I will fall at His feet. He is that Holy. And so awesome.
And before I can get to grips with just who I am with – He immediately acknowledges I’ve had a hard life and then I felt His love – He is so KIND.
So He’s a Warrior
He’s the King of kings
Maker of heaven and earth
And He’s in my room. And I’m under submission.
And then He leads me into repentance. He is the most brilliant counsellor – He knows my history and is able to open me up about the shame I felt. He then clarified with me how I was able to go through with the things I’ve done wrong.
Satan hates purity – He chains young hearts. Jesus rescues you and brings you back to who you are. John 10: 10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
I wake in the morning feeling a little unsure. I’ve fallen for His romance but I’ve also exposed my shame and yet I don’t feel condemned. Then He tells me the truth about a childhood trauma I became aware of during a previous Sozo session (inner healing led by the Holy Spirit). I have a brief moment to connect to that little girl and cry. Then He tells me that I’m pure. I tell Him I can accept that He has forgiven me but I can’t see how I could be pure. And ask Him if it is since I was baptised. And then the most incredible moment – He laughs the most genuine – gentle, warm, kind masculine laugh and tells me I always have been. Then He tells me He is ravished. And I’m swooning.
And then the days of healing start – the Holy Spirit just went straight for my childhood. He knows everything. He has been watching over me my whole life. And He is after my heart and Jesus is interceding on my behalf. And this is a race and it is war. Jesus wants my heart the enemy stole and Satan wants to destroy my mind. The more spontaneous I become – the more unnatural I become to this world.
He told me to lean on Him and as His hand has been on me – I’ve been through the fire for ten months and come out (I wrote some of it in Arrest Jesus blog and Because I’m worth it blog). And although sometimes it felt like I could go mad – I just couldn’t because Jesus won the battle with my heart. Christ in you, the hope of glory. Colossians 1: 27. I have been set apart and I truly am being prepared for heaven. I am fearfully and wonderfully made Psalm 139 : 14.
And now He tells me – I want you to want me. He’s been the Warrior – the Romancer and my Maker – broken the chains off my heart and now He wants me to trust Him to show my love for Him with my whole heart and that it won’t be hurt. It’s easy to be pursued but to allow your heart to admit genuine love is hard. You can love your children from birth and not expect to be hurt but Jesus wants the same and more. He is a jealous God Exodus 20 : 5.
I’ve been able to be vulnerable and open my heart and feel the deep love I have for the Holy Spirit and His love touches me there. I’ve cried many times during worship when I’ve been in His presence but crying from a broken heart is alive. It’s passion. My heart was made for Him and knows Him intimately because it’s where I receive the things of God.
We won’t have these bodies but we will have our hearts. He told me he will personally tell me my story. Imagine Jesus Himself telling us our story which is written in the stars – from the beginning – we’ll be young and innocent again in new bodies. He told me heaven can’t wait for its beauty. That’s how beautiful our hearts are and that’s the war. And it’s that serious.
I’m on a mission to go to Israel on the 12th December 2018. To get the cash I’m selling my photographs.
Teapot land Photo by Kim
I’m lying on my bed at St Ann’s hospital, Poole waiting to make a confession about what I did with my previous client’s car.
In a panic I come up with quite a few cover up versions – I was on my way to say goodbye to my client in hospital and see a royal mail box. Park his car in the university car park opposite. Post my daughter’s birthday card and accidentally drop the keys and bank card into the box too. Which could have been valid except I realise I couldn’t explain my rucksack away.
When Jesus interrupts my panic and tells me, ‘My darling you are more valuable than the entire earth’.
I burst into tears and realise for the first time – I’m so flipping worthy.
The truth is I woke up at my live-in housekeeping job in panic mode – after a few nights interrupted sleep due to emotional days spent visiting an abusive old man in hospital and – perimenopause.
I have the flight effect which gives me enough time to pack my rucksack with two swimming costumes – a towel – slops – basic toiletries – a scented candle – my makeup bag with a K on it – speaker – PicoPix projector – bible – my strictly private and confidential envelope of hospital detentions and Becoming the Beloved book. I write out my invoice and a note to say that I am taking a break and will be back to collect my case and leave the house just after 08h00.
I drive to an open field with a stream and horses grazing on the other side. I park to plan. I walk over to the stream and see a beautiful beetle on a reed – shiny green and gold. I step onto the muddy bank and lean over to grab him and place him in my cigar tin. I go across the road to buy a bottle of coke from the pub and come back to sit on the bench table and smoke a cigar.
I decide to drop the car at Winchester hospital and say goodbye to my client who was in there after a stroke. I would give him the car keys and invoice with my note for his daughter and leave. But instead just before the hospital I can’t cope with seeing him again and park at the university just before and drop the keys with my rolled up invoice and note attached, into the royal mail box across the road.
I have just blown Plan A but at least the car is safe with free parking and the keys would go to the Royal Mail to be collected once I contact the daughter. I felt empowered. I catch a bus into Winchester and realise I left my iPhone in the car which hugely effects what should have been a simple recovery process.
Plan B is to go on a break. I had been planning Israel and in the process of getting my visa but I could go to Mauritius instead. I catch a taxi to Bournemouth Airport and on the way I realise I still have my client’s bank card in my purse as I had put fuel in the car before I left. I’m in so much trouble already I quickly open the window and slip it out onto the busy intersection in the hope that it would get destroyed and he could just get a new one – it’s just a piece of plastic.
Bournemouth Airport is small with not much happening and I’m lost. I sit on a grassy bank to catch a breath and study my beetle. I’m so annoyed – I’ve paid £90 for my taxi – my rucksack is too heavy – I don’t have my phone and I have just lost my new pair of sunglasses. I stop a guy in a van and ask if he could call a taxi to take me to Heathrow Airport which costs another £160. I arrive late and exhausted and just want a bed.
I hop in a taxi van and before he closes the door – he asks me if I have money for the taxi. I huff and stomp off – lately I have zero tolerance for silly questions. And there are so many. I catch a bus to the Premier Inn and spend £90 to regroup. I get to bed too late and sleep too little and wake to re pack my rucksack and discover my new pink travel plan book is missing and my beetle is lost.
I take out my bible and Becoming the Beloved book and leave them on the couch. By this time I am determined that if Jesus doesn’t pick me as His bride for the Wedding Feast – I’m gate crashing. I tie my Converse onto my bag – hang my towel over my shoulders and leave.
I’m frustrated trying to get help from staff to book a flight and confronted by two policemen for being emotional and under suspicion booking a flight at the airport. I tell them I’m trying to get to Mauritius – I’ve lost my phone – I have my passport – US$433 travel money – I just need a ticket to fly away – flip.
There’s a joke – what’s the difference between a terrorist and a woman with PMS – you can negotiate with a terrorist.
I think a woman with menopause is – respect her. And just maybe she has a story.
If a professional policemen came up to me – acknowledged I was no threat – took me calmly into a quite office and asked me why I was so emotional – I could tell him that that my adrenal gland can’t produce enough stress hormones to help me cope during my menopausal cycle because it was damaged by prednisolone. And then he’d probably give me a cup of coffee and help me sort out the car story and I could leave with my head held high and get my life back on track.
The handcuffs are as tight as the Premier Inn in Bournemouth (Psst article) and I scream across Terminal 3. And wait for the ambulance.
I spend the day at the Riverside Centre near Heathrow in a room with nothing but two plastic seats which fit together to make a couch where I’m told to sit and stay by the bed manager. I can see through the glass in the door to the office and my katunda is on the floor. I entertain myself with singing songs like Because we’re all Rhodesians and we’ll fight through thick and thin – And my new song – I just love you. And do the chassé across the floor for exercise.
It’s late evening and I’m taken by ambulance – they never tell me where I am going. I know how dogs feel when they are taken off the streets and impounded. It’s the exact same treatment. I’m locked in the back for hours without anything to drink and sing childhood songs we used to sing in the back of a land rover on the way to YP – Well, be-bop-a-lula, she’s my baby.
The doors open at St Anne’s Hospital and and I’m met by nine staff who lead me into the ward where I’m jabbed and before I fall asleep – I notice my US$433 has been stolen out my purse.
I’m so irritated – Plan B has clearly failed too. And I have nothing to entertain myself – my camera and laptop are in Stockbridge – my iPhone is in the car. I have one pair of clothes. I later discover that £170 has been deducted off my account for a pre booking I made for a hotel in Tel Aviv.
The doctors have confirmed that this is hormonal and my haematologist has requested them to send me for a CT scan to check my brain. I’m let out on a Tuesday after 17 days of assessing the transformation Jesus is doing in me and booked to stay in the Brooklands Hotel, Bournemouth for a week where the Crisis Team will come and visit me once a day. I can get another job and make a fresh start. I watch movies – go to the beach – eat out.
I made plans with my client’s daughter to collect my case on the Saturday. She has asked me to bring the bank card and car keys. I tell her I dropped them in the Royal mailbox – and she says come anyway. I catch the train to Grateley Station and an Alpha taxi to the house and ask him to wait – this will be quick. I dash from the gate to the house and don’t see the little red car.
I’m met at the door by a tall police officer. My client’s son and daughter are standing in the kitchen. My collection of memorabilia (my story) and personal documents are on the table. He tells me I’m under arrest for car theft and other. I ask if they found my phone and dash out to let the taxi go. My case is in the dining room – open. There is a kitchen knife sharpener in my case which came from Cardiff (that’s another story) which the daughter accuses me of stealing from her father’s house. Until she searches in the draws and finds his.
I can understand being accused of car theft – if the car has been stolen. But petty thief – give me a break – I leave and tell them I dropped the bank card out the taxi window and give her my invoice.
I’m taken to the Basingstoke police station as a potential criminal – no handcuffs. The officer is firm with me since I’m the baddie but he isn’t abusive. He communicates to me with direct intelligent sentences. I know where I’m going and I know why I’m going.
I’m also calm after watching Oceans 8 the night before. In the waiting room – I re pack my case. Meet the charge officer – photographed – fingerprinted and DNA’d. Have my property listed and sealed in plastic bags. I’ve told them to contact the Crisis Team as they will be looking for me. And led to my cell. I have to give him my converse – not allowed laces. I’m given coffee and sammies through the hatch.
As well as the September 2017 issue of woman&home with an article on pg 123 Your feel good guide to the menopause by Maryon Stewart which I earmark when reading it to my criminal solicitor from Taylor-Street. Mental/emotional symptoms – Anxiety and panic attacks. Ironically the first time I had this experience was in September 2017.
I’m interviewed by two police officers and told the car was spotted on camera a few days earlier in Wales. I’m fascinated and want to be on the outside solving the case. My story is recorded for the court. And again I wait for hours in the cell singing on my back or lying on my tummy on the hard bench making African drum rhythms with my feet. Drinking coffee. Or trying to sleep using my magazine as a pillow. Until a doctor plus two come and assess me around midnight. He tells me the car was found that night in Poole and isn’t that where I was in hospital.
I’m so intrigued with this Kirby car that now follows me. To be honest – I was embarrassed driving the car – it’s small and red – and slow. Why anyone would want to steal it? Why not expensive cars parked on the road at night? And what do people do with stolen cars in the UK – don’t you have to – register the car – get insurance – MOT’s? How can you with a stolen car? And how did they steal it without the keys? Hotwire with CCTV?
Around 01h30 I’m sent back to the hotel by taxi and a Notice of No Further Action Decision paper in my hand. I land on the steps of my hotel at 03h00 stuck outside as the code of the door has been changed. The taxi driver from Romania sends me off with – have a nice life. I’m shy about my big plastic bag with orange sealed police tape. And let in.
I’m so excited to get my clothes back from Stockbridge but my paper + stitch jeans which I love and my black jacket are missing. Who’s robbing who? I lie in bed wandering about the case and what if the person who ‘stole’ the car – wore my clothes as well. And what if I’ve been framed?
A few days later I have a brandy and coke on the terrace of the Real Greek Restaurant in Bournemouth. It’s strong but soon becomes delicious and I order another – which never arrives. I’m slightly annoyed because it was fun until then. And ask for my bill. The cheek of it is that I’ve been charged for the very thing I’m annoyed about. And just say that’s not my bill. I try to bring up an argument with the manager with black rimmed glasses perched in the middle of his nose. But he refuses and furiously writes it off.
I don’t sleep that night – covered in chickenpox and itching all night. And it’s that time of the month again. But I go out anyway and just happen to pop into the Real Greek to do the correct thing – argue my case. But before I can open my mouth – the manager has ordered me to leave. And he chooses my exit to take. So I sit – and ask for the owner. He calls the police who handcuff me – and don’t ask my side of the story. I kick off my slops (which I loved) and stomp barefoot to the police car.
I really do need a bracelet – Do not arrest – respect her and ask her calm intelligent – direct questions. Like what’s your story?
I’m taken to Haven Ward – the dungeon of St Ann’s Hospital. Where I sit with my hands cuffed behind my back for hours – the only part of my body I can itch is my forehead on my knees. Singing comfort songs. The handcuffs are removed and I sit on the plastic couch with two support workers at a time – who sit and stare. I kid you not – that’s their job.
I have a fever – I’m covered in chickenpox and itching like mad. And they sit and stare – Like what is this moody – emotional creature? If I were in a general hospital – I would be given medical attention – have my temperature taken – and put to bed.
By this time I’m ready to start swearing but I sing. And don’t sleep the entire night again. The next evening I’m allowed out into the communal area. I’m so feverish and ill and physically exhausted from being without sleep for two days. I want to breakdown and cry. But I sing again.
At around 01h00 the following morning I’m transported by ambulance to a private hospital in Manchester. That’s three days – no sleep.
I have a flat laptop and no charger. A camera but nothing to photograph. My old iPhone. One pair of clothes and I’m barefoot. I’m broke too. The daughter from my previous job has refused to pay me my outstanding invoice. I’m rationing my cigars. My suitcase is at the Brooklands Hotel. The only entertainment is sitting on the edge of the next door golf course wishing I could play.
My chickenpox lasts ten full days and after 12 days I’m transported back to St Ann’s Hosptial arriving at 03h00 and go back into the dungeon. Only to be let out that afternoon back to Sea View – where they are waiting to hear from my haematologist if I can have HRT treatment. I’ve asked for 5-Htp.
And for Jesus to whisk me away into the clouds and further.
Because I’m His – He has paid the price for me.
I just love you
I adore you
I’m reckless for you
I fall down at your feet
And I just love you
I adore you
You are my King
My tears fall upon your feet
And I just love you
I adore you
You’ve stolen my heart
I kiss your feet
And I just love you
I adore you
I’ve ravished your heart
Elohim I’m forever yours
My heart flips upon your gaze
I’m on a mission to get to Israel by the 12th December 2018. To get the cash I’m selling my photographs.
Tippy Toes, Beira Mozambique
I sit on top of a hill overlooking farms and take out the two squashed Berkley cigarettes from my bra to light one with a match against the cut off flint I got from the match box next to my parent’s fireplace. I don’t want to smoke but it feels like the most real thing to do at this time. I fear I have landed in the dullest place on earth – green farms – hedges and no life.
After being arrested in London – Searching for my Beloved in Zambia – and then being arrested in Harare. I’ve been persuaded away from Victoria Falls by my mother to their home in the UK in pursuit of Olanzapine – the supposed cure for my open heart.
The Shaftesbury doctor has established that I have menopause – through a blood test. On hearing the result – I feel even more feminine and free to embrace my femininity while men – pause. I may be wild and strut my stuff – without hiding. Well I’m learning to.
Besides my eyes are searching high and low for my lover. And I’m on the hunt. I’m on a mission. He has stolen my heart – And he is my King. And when I find Him – I am sure to fall at His feet and drop my tears upon them. He is the most romantic man alive and there is none that can compare. I know not One.
I have been arrested in Bournemouth (Psst article), London – Harare (Arrest Jesus article) and now in Cardiff.
In April 2018 in an attempt to rescue the lady I was working for whose chair lift got stuck halfway up the stairs – I dial 999 just before midnight to be told the paramedics would be sent out and not to touch anything. Four firemen arrive instead and I tell them not to touch anything. We wait – after making a few more confusing 999/111 calls – I tell them to bring the whole squad. I have had 17 days of little sleep due to this old woman and don’t care if I get fired. I sit shivering on the pavement barefoot waiting for them to never arrive and smoke five cigarettes one after the other.
The police arrive to try and persuade me into their vehicles giving me the option of two which I refuse.
I sit barefoot on the driveway and cry for my dummy – proclaiming that we all need to be walking around with one. They bring me my Converse as well as the unused box of ‘to please my mother’ Olanzapine – they have unwarranted-ly searched for in my case. I am taken to the police van – ready for another adventure but taken to hospital instead. After my introduction to all the doctors and staff I sing the most beautiful song which sails down the corridor – even I’m impressed then sedated and sent to bed.
It is reported that I had cannabis showing in my blood results. It is quite common for marijuana to be grown secretly amongst the vegetables by staff so perhaps they do that amongst Zimbabwe’s tobacco as well.
Needless to say I am free to roam again.
I have ravished your heart and I’m reckless for you.
I’m on a mission to get to Israel by the 12th December 2018. To get the cash I’m selling my photographs.