Posts Tagged ‘Love’

Some Things You Need to Know

This week I stumbled across a website called Marc & Angel Hack Life.

I am sharing one of their posts because I thought it was beautiful and it touched me.

“I know you’re reading this. And I want you to know I’m writing this for you. Others will be confused. They will think I’m writing this for them. But I’m not.

This one’s for you.

I want you to know that life is not easy. Every day is an unpredictable challenge. Some days it can be difficult to simply get out of bed in the morning. To face reality and put on that smile. But I want you to know, your smile has kept me going on more days than I can count. Never forget that, even through the toughest times, you are incredible. You really are.

So smile more often. You have so many reasons to. Time and again, my reason is you.

You won’t always be perfect. Neither will I. Because nobody is perfect, and nobody deserves to be perfect. Nobody has it easy, everybody has issues. You will never know exactly what I’m going through. And I will never know exactly what you’re going through. We are all fighting our own unique war.

But we are fighting through it simultaneously, together.

Whenever somebody discredits you, and tells you that you can’t do something, keep in mind that they are speaking from within the boundaries of their own limitations. Ignore them. Don’t give in. In this crazy world that’s trying to make you like everyone else, find the courage to keep being your awesome self. And when they laugh at you for being different, laugh back at them for being the same.

Remember, our courage doesn’t always roar aloud. Sometimes it’s the quiet voice at the end of the day whispering, “I will try again tomorrow.” So stand strong. Things turn out best for people who make the best out of the way things turn out.

And I am committed to making the best of it along with you.”


Diddy Catz

I haven’t told you about Diddy Catz – we found Diddy on the internet, a five year old medium long haired tabby. He has been living with us since last Saturday, when we collected him from the animal shelter. His owners had ‘moved away’ (wankers) and had dumped him. He had been at the shelter for about five days when we went to visit him for the first time last Monday – we were met with a very miserable cat, who the staff were afraid of because he seemed a bit scratchy and bitey – basically because he was pissed off!

* Abandoned Kitty *

* Abandoned Diddy *

We left, vowing to return on the Friday with Son, so he could give Diddy the once over. When we arrived, Diddy had been moved to an outside enclosure where he had hidden and wouldn’t come out. As we weren’t sure of his nature we came to an arrangement to foster him for 4-6 weeks and see how he does in a home environment. We brought him home on Saturday and now it’s day four and Diddy is starting to come out of his shell and his depression is lifting. He spends most of his time under Lurky’s bed but he’s venturing out now and again and being sociable – he is a gentle giant with an edge. I love Diddy Catz, I’m going to adopt him – I just hope he doesn’t take a piss on the leather sofa again tonight!

* i-Diddy *

* i-Diddy *

White Feather

It’s two weeks today since my pretty kitty was smashed in the face by a speeding car, the full

moon obscured by cloud.

My tears for the following week ensured her soul’s swift ascension to heaven.

This was confirmed by a beautiful white feather floating down independently from the sky

and landing at my feet.



RIP Beautiful Bree

The night before last our beautiful Bree-Anna was sadly taken from us. We all feel devastated. She would have turned two years old today. She was knocked down and killed by a car on the road just outside our house and we were called by Pet 24 to say that neighbours had found her and that she was dead. We had her for ten short weeks. During that time her transformation was amazing to see, she regained her health, her fur was lovely and she was so happy. I wish I’d had the sense to protect her but there’s no turning back the clock – who’d have known that on Thursday morning, that that was going to be her last? Life can be shocking. Poor baby cat.




We have had our cat for two weeks. Apparently we need to keep her in for one more week and then she can explore outside, which she is nagging to do. Her new name is Breee-Anna, named after the noise she makes to alert you to her presence – Breee. The Wood Green Animal Shelter emailed me today to ask for an update on her progress and some photos of her in her new environment. I assured them that she was feeling well at home.

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Can’t Complain

In the final moments of 2012, looking retrospectively over the Xmas period, I can conclude that I can’t complain. I have spent a stress free time – Xmas lunch was created spectacularly by LP, during which I polished off three full size servings and still had plenty of  room for half a raspberry roulade (my total fave). Boxing day was spent in bed, watching a full series of some Real Housewives series which must have slipped me by. Alan got me out of bed to work for peanuts on Thursday and Friday and on Saturday I went down to Brighton to see AP, estranged mother’s youngest sister (the one I was warned not to be like and yet we are so alike, it’s like spending some free time out with myself, always a pleasure) – starting off with a bacon and sausage sandwich and a cup of tea, we moved on for a walk on the pier (in the pissing rain) and then we went for a lunch of sausage and mash and then got mashed back at hers and laughed a lot. And so the holiday period continues and 2013 starts. It is 21 years to the day since I met Honey at a party, tripping off our nuts, that was a good night.


Eye of a Needle

I am a struggling transcriber. I think that all my clients hate me and that includes potential clients. TC says that instead of sitting around and moaning that I haven’t got any work, that a modicom of effort is all that is required  of me – a modicom of effort, by definition, means very little; very little is something that I can do. As it happened, I was contacted early in the week by a researcher who remembered me from a while ago and he had tried to find me via Linked In. I joined Linked In about seven years ago; I didn’t make any connections and I filled in the profile as:-

Current position: Broke

Salary: Negligible

Looking for: A life

Education: Yes, I did go to school.

Amazingly enough, on failing to make a connection through Linked In, he got my number from an ex colleague of his, got in touch and made some encouraging noises about using me on an upcoming project. I emailed him later to say, ‘Just revisited my Linked In and have updated and professionalised. Thanks for getting in touch despite it.’ So I’ve updated my profile, made a few connections with people I haven’t been in touch with for a while and will now wait and see if TC’s prophecy comes true.


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