This might seem a bit random but being a secondary English teacher is a huge challenge. Being gluten-free has made such an improvement to my health that I can now work full-time, and that has allowed me to get through my PGCE teacher training year and a hellish NQT year. Sometimes it feels thankless when the government and media are constantly attacking the profession.
Gratitude is welcome from anywhere and Helen Mirren just happened to have a bigger platform than most.
A real lady. Soulful. Caring. A bit naughty in her youth. Generous. Feisty. Inspiring.
Thank you, HM.