New Beginnings

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I know a lot of people aren’t keen on Mondays. I actually really enjoy Mondays, that’s the day I do my volunteer job, so it is always full of lovely socialable chatter whilst helping others.

The best way to think of Mondays (or any day) is that each morning you start off with a clean slate. You can look ahead and decide it is going to be a positive day. If you begin the day on a negative then that’s the mood set for the day, and what a shame!

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No doubt there’s plenty you have to get done, but also make sure you give yourself time for self-care, whether that be spending extra time on your make-up, having a second cuppa, picking some flowers in the garden to put indoors, doing some meditation/yoga, or watching your favourite programme on TV.


Poem – The train rumbles along


The train rumbles along
Fleet off the hot and delicate flying,
Hopped on a young young hillside,
Painted the morning with a power;
Shadows of time say my present reason,
Stewards of the richest form;
Build the own cabin with the throne;
Gloom and the weather I push with night

Inspired by Sara Teasdale, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Philip Freneau


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Raven’s Magic Wheelchair.

Photo of a raven. Photo by Tom Swinnen on

Once upon a time, there was a goth teenager named Raven who had a magic wheelchair. Raven was born with a rare condition that made it impossible for her to walk, but her wheelchair was no ordinary one. It was enchanted with a spell that allowed her to fly through the air and even teleport to different locations.

Raven loved her magic wheelchair, and she used it to explore the world around her. She would often fly to the tops of buildings and watch the city below, feeling like she was on top of the world. Her goth style and black clothing made her stand out, but she didn’t care. She was proud of who she was and loved expressing herself through her fashion choices.

One day, Raven was flying through the park when she saw a group of bullies picking on a younger kid. Without hesitation, she teleported to the scene and used her magic wheelchair to scare off the bullies. The younger kid was grateful and thanked Raven for her help.

From that day on, Raven became somewhat of a superhero in her town. Whenever someone was in trouble, she would fly to their aid and use her magic wheelchair to save the day. People started to recognize her and appreciate her unique style and bravery.

As Raven grew older, she continued to use her magic wheelchair to explore the world and help those in need. She even started a blog where she shared her adventures and encouraged others to embrace their individuality and stand up for what they believe in.

In the end, Raven’s magic wheelchair became a symbol of hope and inspiration for many. She proved that even with a disability, one can still achieve great things and make a difference in the world. And so, Raven and her magic wheelchair lived happily ever after, inspiring others to be their true selves and never give up on their dreams.

A little fairytale.

Once upon a time, in a dense forest, there lived a fairy named Lily. She was a beautiful creature with wings as delicate as a butterfly’s and a dress made of petals. She spent her days flitting from flower to flower, spreading joy and happiness wherever she went.


One day, as Lily was taking a stroll through the forest, she heard the sound of footsteps approaching. Curious, she flew towards the sound and saw a little girl walking towards her. The girl was on her way to school, and she had taken a shortcut through the forest.

The girl was amazed when she saw Lily. She had never seen a fairy before, and she couldn’t believe her eyes. Lily smiled at the girl and introduced herself. The girl was overjoyed to meet a real-life fairy and asked Lily if she could come to school with her.


Lily was hesitant at first, but the girl was so sweet and innocent that she couldn’t say no. So, she agreed to go to school with the girl. The two of them walked hand in hand, and the girl told Lily all about her school and her friends.

When they reached the school, the girl introduced Lily to her classmates. They were all amazed to see a fairy, and they gathered around her, asking her questions. Lily was happy to answer their questions and tell them stories about her life in the forest.

As the day went on, Lily realized that she had found a new purpose in life. She loved spending time with the children and making them happy. From that day on, she visited the school every day, and the children loved her dearly.

And so, Lily the fairy found a new home in the hearts of the children, and she lived happily ever after.

Girl looking at something brightly shining in her hands.

Time Alone.

I thought I’d write a list of ways to spend time alone. Some are useful in that they get a task done, the others are good because they help you learn more about who you are as a person and to do what you love. Whatever you choose, embrace that time spent alone, we often don’t take advantage of it as we should when we get it.

  • Watch a sunrise or sunset.
  • Read a book.
  • Watch your favourite movie.
  • Go for a walk in your favourite place.
  • Visit somewhere new.
  • Sort through that important pile of paperwork.
  • Organise your wardrobe. If there’s anything you no longer wear, pop it in a bag to take to a charity shop.
  • Start a garden, or spend time in the one you already have.
  • Do some cooking, make your favourite meal or do some batch cooking to save time in the future.
  • Have a spa time, and pamper yourself.
  • Reflect on your goals, and how you want to get there.
  • Visit a bookstore and choose a new book. A library is the free alternative if you prefer.
  • Organize all your photos.
  • Send out some handwritten letters to people you haven’t spoken to in a while.
  • Listen to a podcast or audiobook while getting some chores done.
  • Take an online class about something you’ve been curious about that’s unrelated to your work.
  • Do a workout.
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Blog Earnings.

I never expect to make anything much – if anything at all on here.

Little wooden model house with a heart above the door, and two people’s hands holding it between them.

But….. I can’t help wonder if it’s at all possible to earn enough to purchase a £300,00 property. Has anyone ever earnt an amount near that by blogging?



Now this may seem crazy to most of you, but I’m getting silly excited because I looked at my Stats on here today, and for the first time ever, I have a number other than zero in the revenue box.


Person looking excited, waving hands in the air.
Revenue $0.02.

It sounds daft, but I am so proud of myself. THANK-YOU to everyone who takes the time to read/follow my blog.