I’ve learnt

What is the last thing you learned?

I know it’s essential to plan ahead and check details etc….. especially when you rely on others to help with some things.


Recent experience have taught me that, however organised you are, you can only be as organised and reliable as the weakest link in your plans.

Big companies (not care providers in this case) seem to be indifferent to the fact you need them to do their job, in order to be able to do what you want/need to do when you need to. They kinda think there’s no great hurry.

Diary open with the days of the week written on the pages.


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?


100 Incredible Years.

Write a letter to your 100-year-old self.

Hello Me,

I can’t believe I reached a 100 years old, or have you cheated and opened this to read early? I know you’re nosey and may have forgotten what you wrote all these years ago.

Pink Birthday cake with Happy Birthday on it.

If you (I) really have just had your 100th birthday then, bloody hell, I’m awe-struck in amazement!! As I write this, the world is beautiful, but lets be honest, it’s got itself in a right old mess!!

Climate change is affecting our world, which is impacting on our environment and therefore our daily lives. Flooding, heatwaves, earthquakes and other natural phenomenon are occurring more and more, and in new places where they haven’t happened before. I mean only yesterday I read an article online saying that England is likely to be hit by a Tsunami. I am guessing either that didn’t happened, or you managed to evacuate (I wonder where to) in time. Thank goodness!!


I hope you we got a 100th Birthday card from the King/Queen this year, or has the Royal Family been removed by now? If not, I wonder who is the Head of the Royal Family now.

At this moment it kinda feels like the country is falling apart and goodness knows what has happened as the Social Care System isn’t great. I hope you ended up having your own home, and are still living there happily with any care requirements you may have being provided suitably. In which case either things have improved, or you won the lottery – literally I mean.

I know technology has changed tremendously in my lifetime so far, I can’t being to imagine what has been made possible since. I mean, are you even living on the planet Earth now, or have we inhabited another planet?


Please say hello to all I know who are still about, and remember to always say ‘I love you’ to the ones you truly love.

When to make a U-turn


You thought you were traveling down the right path, but then you realized you needed to make a U-turn. You avoided the Uturn and figured if you kept going straight for a little while longer, you’d eventually be able to turn right or left to get you back on your path. But every time you […]

When to make a U-turn


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.


Monday’s Inspiring Quote.

Monday isn’t the most popular day of the week for many, it can be a hard day for those who hate school, or are doing a difficult job with long hours etc…. so please stop for a minute and have a look at this.

I wish you all a positive day today, and a happy week.

The image says – Never forget how far you’ve come. Everything you have gotten through. All the times you have pushed on even when you felt you couldn’t. All the mornings you got out of bed no matter how hard it was. All the times you wanted to give up but you got through another day. Never forget how much strength you have learned and developed along the way.


Time to get mad, not sad.

TIME TO GET MAD NOT SAD Calling all Social Care users and advocates for users Enough is way too much Join the National Campaign #scrapcarecharges


Did you know that over 60,000 disabled people in the last 12-months have been in social care debt!

This is why we need a fully funded social care system paid for by taxation free at the point of need.

Social care, unlike health care, is not free for everyone and most people will need to pay something towards the cost of their care and support. The local authority will  assess your finances & decide what you can afford.

When your LA provides care and support, it might charge you for this if it decides that you have the money to contribute towards the cost of your services. They should however take into account DRE (Disability Related Expenses) such as you having a higher than average electric bill due due to needing to charge equipment, or having an extra fridge for medication. You can write a list of things you believe should be taken into account, but they might not accept them all.


Surely we can fully funded social care system paid for by taxation free at the point of need. Think of all those big companies that don’t pay full UK tax. I’d imagine if that money was taken back by the government, that it would make a big dent in the costs of funding Free Social Care For All.


Blogging For Dummies

Blogging For Dummies I haven’t written a blogging advice post in quite a while. And since it’s the start of the year, meaning many people are going to start blogging, I decided to write a blogging for dummies post. Similar to my SEO For Dummies posts. And like those posts, I will try to keep […]

Blogging For Dummies

Oscar Worthy.

Ok, so it’s The Oscars tonight!!

Movie film style projector. Image in black & white.

In the UK, it will start at midnight just as Sunday becomes Monday. I wonder how many people will be taking a ‘sick day’, or have already booked the day off in advance.


The awards are scheduled to be handed out over three hours – but the ceremony runs late most years, often by at least 30 mins.

Will you be watching, who would you like to see getting a prize?

One thing we do know is that Will Smith won’t be making an appearance, as he has been banned from the event for 10 years.


Rihanna will take to the Academy Awards stage and be performing ‘Lift Me Up’ (from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever), which is nominated for best original song.

Lady Gaga is not officially named as performing despite her song Hold My Hand (from Top Gun: Maverick) being the 5th nominee in the category. She is attending the ceremony though, so fans hope she might yet spring a surprise performance.

The top 3 contendents seem to be

Everything Everywhere All At Once, All Quiet on the Western Front, & The Banshees of Inisherin.


British viewers can watch the Oscars on Freeview & Freesat. It will also be available on streaming service Now (formerly Now TV).

Let’s hope there are no fights this year, as it’s a unwelcome distraction from the amazing event, but also because they’ve changed the red carpet to a champagne coloured one this year. Imagine the problems there would be of cleaning it if blood got spilt.


Whatever results you’re hoping to witness tonight, I hope you’ll enjoy the Award Ceremony.

Quick Question

As a new blogger, I am still working things out. So is it better to have more views, or more important to have more visitors?

I write this as a hobby predominantly, but it would be fantastic if I could also make a bit of money out of it along the way.


For the moment anyway, I reckon any money will be via (wordpress) adverts on the blog.

Obviously I am aiming to spend as little as possible on the blog, at least until I make a bit via the ads. If it starts showing signs I could make some money then I’ll consider spending a bit to increase the income possibility.

A light up display on the table beside an open laptop. The sign says – YOU GOT THIS.