Sometimes, when talking about our local MP, people often comment that they find it odd that Glenda Jackson, a double Oscar winning actress, chose to leave that life and instead become an MP. I don't find it odd at all. Certainly she would have given Dench a run for her money had she stayed in the acting profession - can you imagine her as a bristly and wise M? But Glenda decided otherwise, for whatever reason, and the truth is she could have been anything at all, she probably could have been David bleeping Bowie if she'd set her mind to it, but instead she decided to become an MP, a post that she's held since 1992. On Saturday she was back on patch supporting the fire crews at Belsize Fire Station which is under threat of closure in the brave new London Safety Plan, she called the fire service "vital" and was against any such closures, especially at Belsize. Glenda's retiring at the next General Election, I can't imagine that she'll be content knitting booties for very long - I'm wondering what's next?