Firstly, if you’re a fan – I hope you’re coping now the final credits have rolled.

And if you’re not, it’s ok…you can relax now, it’s all over for another year!

As for me, I’ve not been a watcher of Love Island (actually that’s not quite true!), I did watch one evening whilst my other half was out, just to see what all the fuss was about, honestly it was just the once!

I quickly learned a few things…

Firstly, my body will never be ‘villa ready’, it will only ever be ‘oven ready’. Before there are cries of “fat shaming”, it’s my fat, so therefore I can shame it!

Secondly, my eyebrows are woefully inadequate. I mean totally and utterly deficient of colour, thickness and shape. My eyebrows alone would have failed the audition.

And thirdly, I learnt a new word. A word I’d never encountered before, and a word that makes me both sad and uncomfortable to use – ‘gaslighting’.

Now I like to think I’m fairly savvy, but I’d certainly not come across that behaviour before, and I was saddened to do so.

But then, we know so much more about emotional abuse these days, and thankfully laws have changed – so we are making progress…

So as much as I’m not a fan of these ‘beautiful people’ reality shows, they’re certainly not a communication platform to be ignored…think of what Jade Goody did for the importance of cervical screening.

And I’ve got twelve months to get my eyebrows ‘villa ready?

Sue Alty – The Creative Coordinator

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We think Sue must be a ‘Master of the Dark Arts’, as she has hidden depths! Running our office with meticulous planning and capability, Sue is an avid list writer with a keen eye for detail. But don’t be fooled by that organised demeanour, for Sue is as creative as she is efficient! A skilled communicator with a humorous edge, Sue is as passionate about people and their learning and development as she is about becoming the future Mrs Tom Hardy or Mrs Benedict Cumberbatch (either will do!).  An interesting career path has taken her from the glamour of working in luxury London hotels to the chilled Distribution Centres of supermarket retail, and whether managing small groups or large teams, people are at the heart of everything Sue does.