To start with this week I’d just like to say thank you very much for all the lovely, positive comments regarding last week's interview with Hollywood actor Robert Davi.

It was a pleasure to interview such an interesting man. It has always been my intention to bring something new and interesting to my column, so I am really pleased that you enjoyed reading it and got something from it.

I know we are living through a very difficult and confusing period in our history and all we ever see on the news and in the press is the devastation caused by this horrible pandemic, the chaos over in the USA and all the Brexit fiasco. So I want to give a little escapism from it all through my column; not to turn a blind eye to it all, but rather to give a moment of distraction from the stresses and worries that we may be going through. I will continue to seek out interesting interviews and things of interest to write about for you to hopefully entertain and distract you from all the madness around us at the moment.

With everything that is going on, I realise that there are many people in the Trafford area who are feeling very lonely and isolated with not many people to talk to, if any at all. If you are one of these people and you’d like a friend to just be there to talk to about anything at all, please drop me an email ( It isn’t nice being alone twenty four hours a day, seven days a week and I feel extremely lucky to have my Val and my sons for company. So if you don’t have anyone to talk to, please do email me and I will do my very best to keep you company, as and when I can. We are all in this together so please never feel that you are alone. Trafford is a loving and caring community so please reach out.

I’ve been very proud to work alongside The Forget Me Not Trust and the local Freemasons in providing a pop-up food bank for Trafford that is based in Urmston at the Urmston Masonic Hall on Westbourne Road , Urmston. The food bank started at the start of December and will run until the end of January. Opening times are Mondays and Fridays from noon to 3pm. Should you find yourself in need of the use of a food bank please do not hesitate to contact the food bank administrator Shaun Brookhouse on 07506 732400 or email No one should have to go hungry during this pandemic so please ask for assistance should you require it.

I'm very proud to be a member of the great community that we have here in the borough of Trafford. I love all that we have to offer here, especially our strong community spirit. Please keep yourselves and your loved ones safe and well and if you do need help don't be too proud to ask for it. There is always someone out there to assist you. You're never alone.

Thank you as always for your friendship and support and see you next week!