Another birthday has almost arrived, my 33rd in prison, all because Essex Police, the Forensic Science Service (as once was) and many others chose the non-disclosure of thousands of pieces of case evidence in order to mount a prosecution for murder against me. But, it’s my birthday so I’m not going to talk any more about that here today. You will know that I absolutely love bite sized nuggets of wisdom.
During the last year friends have sent to me a large number of these wise words and so I thought I would share a few with you.
“A bird does not sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.” Chinese proverb
“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” Confucius
A great one from Mark Twain:
“Courage is not the absence of fear, it is acting in spite of it.”
And appropriately with the non-disclosure of the case evidence issues with some quotes from Arthur Conan Doyle/Sherlock Holmes:
“It is a capital mistake to theorise before one has all the data.”
Which connects well to:
“When you have eliminated all of the possibilities, the remaining, however improbable must be the truth.”
Which then connects well to:
“It must be confessed that circumstantial evidence can never be absolutely convincing, and that it is only the critical student of such cases who realises how often a damning chain of evidence may, by some slight change, be made to bear an entirely different interpretation.”
This year I am hoping for the best birthday present ever, confirmation from my legal team that we now have more than enough evidence for a successful appeal court hearing. Thank you for being patient over the last year, we have all worked really, really hard as a team to uncover brand new evidence. The final pieces of the jigsaw fell into place just a week before Christmas, which brought a smile to my face.
Now I can relax a little and my New Year’s resolution is to respond to all of the letters that I am sent as quickly as possible within days not weeks or months.
Thank you again