What’s on the horizon… the dawning of a New Year

Dawn over Khalaji, The Gambia, West Africa – with Jason Florio. Taken whilst on ‘A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush-930km African odyssey’ © Helen Jones-Florio


Here we are again, on the cusp of yet another New Year which, personally speaking, is often taken for granted… saying goodbye to the year pas(t)sed, making plans, looking forward, resolutions (if that’s your bag), and the mundane stuff; like doing our taxes (urghhh!). However, there are some who don’t have this luxury, those whose lives have been suddenly, and irrevocably, turned up-side-down by life events totally beyond their control and comprehension, and when even the mundane seems like an insurmountable hurdle.

It’s these people who will be on my mind as we ring in 2016, those who face one of the longest, most uncertain journies of their lives.

Wishing everyone a peaceful New Year.


For Jacqui and Bella Boo, and Kourtney, with all love and strength xxx