Amazing News.

Exiting stuff!!

If I received some unexpected amazing news then first I’d check it was actually definitely true. Then I’d tell my Mum.

After that depending upon what the exiting news was, I’d probably celebrate in the typical British way – with a cuppa, while I digested the news and decided what to do next.

If it was news of a new family member being due, then I’d keep quiet until the parents announced it officially.

If it was a big win on the lottery, I’d be straight on to and booking viewings to see some possible properties.



Home of my dreams.

I have already mentioned in a previous blog post that I would love to have my own place. A bungalow.

My dream home would be a three bedroom bungalow with a generous sized enclosed garden, and a double garage connected to the bungalow.

This would allow me to have room for friends & family to stay over. Also I’d turn the garage into a couple of smaller rooms, one of which would be a craft room, space for all my creative chaos to reign in.

The garden would mainly be lawn and a patio area, but I’d also love a greenhouse. I do container gardening as this is more accessible for me as a wheelchair user.

Bonus points if there’s a conservatory, I’d absolutely love it if there was. But actually, just a bungalow (with a garden for the dog to enjoy) to call my own would be absolutely amazing, the other things would be delightful added extras.

Golden yellow flowers with a butterfly hovering above.


I have just read that the deliciousness that is Lilt, is to be no longer – well, not under that name anyway.

Apparently it will now be replaced with Fanta Pineapple & Grapefruit. To be honest I’m not sure how I feel about this. I didn’t drink Lilt that often, but it’s a familiar thing from my childhood disappearing.

I always regarded it as a Summertime drink with it’s delicate flavour, and refreshing it tasted.

Bye bye old friend.

Craft shopping.

Just had a browse on Chloe’s craft site, and yes a naughty but stunning stamp and die set jumped into my basket and checked out before I could stop it.

Now gotta be patient for it to arrive before I can have a play, but I’ll pop a card up once I have used it so you can have a peek.

If you’re curious and want to see what I bought, then here’s a link.

Temporarily not #disabled

This is so true!!

Through My Eyes

I’m going to start with a quote that I’m pretty sure will make some of you very uncomfortable.

“Do you currently have a disability? If not, do you realize that you almost certainly will have one before you die?” @StephenBedard10

I’m sorry if this is the first time you are hearing this but our earthly bodies get old and break… So if you are blessed with a long life it almost guarantees you will become disabled.

Blindness, hearing loss, mobility impairment and issues with memory and cognition are all really common as we age.

Whilst medicine improves all the time there is only so much it can do.

This will happen to you and as I said if your blessed…

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Valentine’s Day.

February the 14th is also known as Valentine’s Day, named after St Valentine. The patron saint of lovers. He is believed to have been a Roman priest who got into trouble with Emperor Claudius Gothicus because of him helping persecuted Christians marry.

Nowadays, however, it has become a huge commercial event for shops to try and get us to spend money. Flowers cost more for this day than on other days, companies repackage products for the occasion so they can charge more.

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I am a huge romantic, but object to the commercialisation of this day. Remember, you can show the love of your life how much you love them on any day of the year, so don’t feel compelled by advertising, media, social pressures etc…. to fall into the trap of buying expensive stuff or paying over the odds for a meal out on that day.

There are other ways to show your love, and on any day of the year.

  1. Always end the day on good terms, and say I love you – and mean it.
  2. Write a letter or poem telling them how you feel.
  3. Pop a random funny love note where they’ll see it.
  4. Even if you can’t afford a meal out, you could fill a flask with a hot drink and take some biscuits or cake and go for a walk and stop somewhere to enjoy them.
  5. Watch the sun rise, and set with them.
  6. Sit and chat, about everything, and about nothing in particular.
  7. Ask how their day has been, and listen to the answer.
  8. Cook their favourite meal, and eat it together by candlight.
  9. Buy them some flowers, or if that’s too expensive then make some out of paper. They’ll appreciate the thought and effort.
  10. Share a hobby/interest together.
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Too old?

Is there anything you feel too old to do anymore?

As I look around me, I see all sorts of bits and bobs that I have kept from my past. Thinking it’ll be good to keep that, I might need it in the future, truth be told, if I haven’t made use of them yet, I doubt I will.

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I’m too old to keep hold of all the unnecessary stuff from my past. I need to sort it all and reduce it to a sensible amount, made up of the most important memories and paperwork that I need or will treasure in the future.


This will make life easier and help me create a more minimalist lifestyle. Thus leaving far more time for other stuff which I will be able to enjoy rather than cleaning clutter.

Also if/when I do move house in the future, it will be easier to pack all that I need. Where’s that lottery win?


Sugar Rush!!

I have a bit of a sweet tooth, I expect quite a few of you do too.

My favourite sweet varies depending on what I feel like, but these would probably be my top 5.

1. Rowntree’s Fruit Gums. Yes, they have to be that brand.

2. Love hearts.

3. Cadbury’s fruit and nut bar. (again, has to be that brand).

4. Maltesers.

5. Liquorice Torpedoes.

What Would your top 5 be?
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One place in Norwich which I keep meaning to go and see inside, is the Cathedral Church of St John the Baptist.

The building is beautiful from the outside, and I am interested in learning more about it and the format of the Services/Mass etc…

It was completed only in 1910, and designed by George Gilbert Scott, Jnr, in a particularly good example of the gothic revival style which was popular at the time in this country. It was not built, originally, as a cathedral, but as the parish church of Norwich. It remained a parish church until 1976.

I must go there and see it properly once the weather is warmer. If you are interested in finding out more about the place, then do check out their website which I have added below.