Happiness truly is contagious, and I personally am most happy when I am with others who are happy,

A simple but genuine smile can spread like wildfire if you care to share it with another person, and they then pass it on to others whilst out, and those people then each smile at someone else.

So when you are out and about, or at home, or visiting someone, just pass on that most simple and free of gifts.

A smile…..



I enjoy being creative, it is a way to be mindful and relax, a way to express yourself freely whilst being productive.

Ways in which I am creative are, papercrafts, and photography. I have always enjoyed making/creating things, and photography is also an amazing way to ‘capture the moment’.

I did G.C.S.E photography and loved it, but really do need to get back out taking more photos again – so I think that needs to be a resolution for 2023.

My Mum also enjoys being creative, and my Dad was amazing working with his hands for his job, and doing stuff around the house and garden too. Creativity is definitely a trait I have inherited from them both.

I am not shocked by bad language but…..

I’m not shocked by the occasional swear word in a conversation, or when a person is hurt or in shock.

What I don’t understand is the need to add these words all the time, and on to things like mugs, t-shirts, etc…. just for the sake of it because its thought funny or clever.

Kids will come across these words naturally, why should they be surrounded by them all the time? They always used to be saved for when appropriate, but now they are just thrown liberally into any type of conversation. Why?

Is this due to a general lack of vocabulary knowledge, and people don’t know there are many other more words that they could use jn those situations?

Is it just that people consider them impressive and clever to use?

Core values of respect and responsibility also apply to how we speak with/to others, as well as how we treat each other. I, like you, use swear words. I do try to take the individual situation into account as much as possible. No, I don’t always get it right, but we can all try.


5 things I can do well.

Share five things you’re good at.

1. Having a disability means that I have had to learn to think outside of the box, and develop my own way to do things. Sometimes it might look bizarre, or even dangerous but if it works don’t knock it.

2. I can shoot, yes I do target shooting using an air pistol. This is something I love doing, and have been doing at a wonderful family run shooting range about 20 minutes drive from where I live.

3. Read fairly quickly, I thoroughly enjoy reading a good book. Mostly I opt for true stories/biographies type books, but will give most genres a try.

4. Shopping, I adore mooching around shops and browsing for items and potential gifts. I’m good at finding a bargain. Managed to bag a whole lot of brand new tops from a shop that was closing down a few years back. When I worked out the average cost of each item, it came to 34p per item!! They’ve all been worn, so none were unused purchases.

5. Planning ahead, and making sure there’s back-up plan in case of problems or lack of access. This is a must have skill set if you’re a wheelchair user. Each part of a journey has to be planned ahead, and alternative routes saved on the phone for emergencies. Checking access ahead of arrival, also eating places, and the whereabouts of accessible loos. Ensuring step free access all along, and booking transport assistance, tickets to events in advance making it totally clear that help with ramps is vital, and I cannot stand, let alone walk a step, so full awareness of this is on record at destination and en-route.


What’s your favorite month of the year? Why?

My favourite month of the year is I think going to have to be January. The fun and stress of Christmas is over, the New Year starts creating a new chapter with promises of yet another year full of new chances, challenges, and fresh opportunities.

All those good intentions we start of with make us feel optimistic, and the thought of longer days and sunshine ahead of us can’t help but make me smile ☺.

Whether we succeed in achieving those resolutions is another matter, but it’s more important that we try. That we seize those new ideas, take chances, and try new experiences.

Not long till January 2023. I hope it will be a bright and happy year for you all.


Hiya, I hope you are all having a lovely day, and have something unexpectedly nice happen to you today!

We have had the weather getting so crazy confused recently due to climate change, did you notice how much hotter it has been this year? Well I certainly did, what worries me is this saying: what goes up, must come down again. I am worried that after an incredible long, hot and dry year it’s all going to get really bad in the opposite direction now, and we will suffer and bad winter. The likes of which we haven’t seen for a long time now.

Please make sure that you have done a bit of basic preperation just incase, a few tins extra, and more logs for the fireplace if you have one, that kind of thing. No…. I’m not suggesting you hoard in weeks worth of supplies or anything like that, but check you have the basics in, and your car is in good road worthy condition, you have de-icer etc…

Check in on your neighbours, especially the elderly, less mobile, or otherwise vulnerable ones especially. Make sure they are ok too.

Morning bird.

Are you more of a night or morning person?

Morning bird, or a night owl? When I was younger, I was definitely a night owl and would sit up half the night reading books.

Nowadays I am a morning person, quite happy to get up fairly early and have a cuppa and get the day started. If I do this the day can be quite productive – unless I allow myself to get distracted or it’s a miserable cold/wet day, you know those days you just can’t get motivated.

I like to just get up and get things moving, get jobs done and then come the afternoon/evening I’m outta that burst of energy and the pace slows down. I’ll pop the TV on, or the laptop, or just sit and have cuddles with the dog and relax.


Do you trust your instincts?

We all get it wrong sometimes, but yes I do trust my instincts, especially about people. It has caused disagreements in the past when I have warned others that I have a bad feeling about someone but cannot explain why, but I have in the end been proved correct. So even if people don’t always understand or agree with what I have said, I know I have done my best to warn them.

I hide it well but am a worrier as to whether I am doing the right thing at times. My instincts about people, is one thing I do trust though.

A life without needing sleep…

If you didn’t need sleep, what would you do with all the extra time?

What an awful thought, I actually like sleeping, it recharges both your brain and the rest of your body, allowing you to process things subconsciously and replay emotions through dreams.

If I didn’t need sleep, I would read more, and craft more whilst everyone else was peacefully snoozing. The only problem with this is the dog would either be wanting a fuss, or extra walks, so not much extra reading would get done.

Cute small white dog, sat on someone's lap whilst they are trying to read their book.
Photo by RODNAE Productions on Pexels.com

Today I spent several hours

Today I spent several hours helping to make people aware of the Trussell Trust, and hand out leaflets encouraging those who are able to, to donate a little something food wise.

People aren’t always aware that the help is there, or that donations are needed to help those who are struggling at the moment. With Trussell Trust foodbanks you do need to be signposted there, and given a bit of paper to show you’re eligible, this can be done by various places.

Once you have this you can I believe get help from them, and will get food to last you a few days. I will add a link to their website to help raise awareness, and so you can find out more information about them.

I would like to say how incredibly generous people are, and thank everyone who has donated in the past, or plans to do so in the future.

Some supermarkets have prepacked paper bags filled with items that your local foodbank is in need of, so if you are in a hurry, or are unsure what to get, pick one up and pay for it (the price will be on the bag) at the till along with your own shopping, and the supermarket will make sure the bag gets passed on to the foodbank for you.