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Desiderata Original Text

I love this poem. Thought I would share. Enjoy it, I know I do whenever I read it 💜

I’m back

Hi all,

I have decided to try and get this blog back up and running.

I know its been a while but I have had a lot going on in the last few years, life simply got in the way.

I will be using this blog to talk through my life as it now stands.

Since we last ‘spoke’ I have separated from my husband, had a hysterectomy, currently going through surgical menopause which has been a bit of an arse ache. But of such things I will not speak now, this is all to come. Yippee!

Have a fab day people, I am off to do some reading as I have just started a Counselling course and I need to get on top of it.

Hayley xx

Back to Reality

I have just returned from a week away in Tenerife. It was bliss being able to lie in the sun all day, reading and writing at my leisure with the kids playing happily in the pool.

However, although I love being away, I also miss the simple things that we take for granted whilst at home such as being able to make a cup of tea when I wanted or being able to have a plain and simple piece of toast, also a glorious hot bubble bath. 

I know it sounds silly but boy, did I relish these things when I got home. Is there anything that you really miss whilst away?

Dear Snow……

So yet again the snow has arrived and the UK grinds to a halt. 

What is it with us that we can never just carry on.

The trains are delayed.

Schools are shut.

Airports closed down, yesterday some were closed just in case it snowed!

Come on Britain get with it, other countries seem to cope pretty well why can’t you?

Yours a Mother who will no doubt have her kids with her this week due to ice!

Is Summer Here?

Wow, what is this orb that I see in the sky?

Could it be?

Can I believe it?

Oh yes, it is the SUN!!!!!!!

At last, I am a bit unsure as to whether to get the Summer wardrobe out and put the Winter wardrobe in the loft,  I did this a few weeks ago, all pleased that I was saying goodbye to my polo necks, chunky jumpers etc away until next Winter, what a fool I was!

You would think I and the rest of Great Britain would be aware that we cannot rely on our weather, but each year, I forget!

So, I am going to believe that this weather is now here to stay as I am a glass half full kind of girl!

Happy Summer to each and every one of you

Been Gone a While

I have had numerous problems with computers and laptops over the past few months and have been doing most of my computer work on my Blackberry. this is why there have been no blog posts.

But I am back now, so normal service will resume, no I hear you cry!!!!

Thank you for your patience.


Happy New Year

Happy new year to you all, 2012!
I cannot believe that we are actually in the Olympics year already, it seemed so long ago that we were given the right to host the Olympics and now the year is upon us!
I pass the Olympic site often and it really is speeding along now, actually looking like something resembling a sports arena rather that just piles of rubble, with a few cranes thrown in for good measure!
I hope that 2012 brings each and every one of you all that you wanted.
Stay safe and smile
It’s going to be a great year

NHS Urgent Petition

Which way will they vote? This Wednesday the House of Lords makes a choice. They could wave through the government’s dangerous NHS plans. Or they could insist on proper scrutiny and big changes to protect our health service.

The press say it’s on a knife edge. It could come down to one or two votes. [1] Together we can help tip the balance. If we can prove that the public wants Lansley’s plans put under the microscope, we can convince wavering Lords and Baronesses to stand up to the government and vote the right way.

Thousands of us have written personally to Lords and Baronesses. We know our message is starting to get through. Now let’s show wavering Lords just how many of us want them to vote to protect our NHS – by building a huge, people powered petition.

The vote is on Wednesday afternoon, and we’ll need to deliver the petition just before it starts. Please add your name now:

An influential Lord, David Owen, has announced he will call a vote to put Lansley’s NHS plan under the microscope, by creating a special ‘select committee’. [2] The committee would investigate key concerns of ours – like scrapping of the Secretary of State’s “duty to provide” health services. We can win this vote! And if we do, it will be a massive boost to our chances of stopping dangerous changes to the NHS being forced through.

The government doesn’t want this to happen. They’re doing all they can to pressure Lords to toe the line. [3] We can outweigh that pressure with people power. Let’s prove to the Lords that the government doesn’t speak for us. We never voted for this dangerous NHS plan and we can show our support for Lords’ efforts to stop it.

Please take 30 seconds to add your name to the urgent petition to the House of Lords:

There’s a lot at stake here. We all rely on the NHS to look after us and to look after our loved ones. We know that if the government’s plans go through unchanged, we could lose our health service forever. The House of Lords could be our best hope of protecting our health service for future generations.

Thousands of 38 Degrees members have sent personal emails to Lords and Baronesses, telling them why the NHS matters so much. Now let’s back that up with big numbers. Let’s build a huge petition to the Lords to show them how many of us support efforts to protect the health service.

Thanks for being involved,


[1] See for example:

[2] Lord Owen isn’t the only Lord who’s written an amendment to put the bill under the microscope, or stop it completely. But Lord Owen’s amendment has the greatest chance of success. The full text of Lord Owen’s amendment reads:

“And that a Select Committee shall be appointed to examine and make recommendations to the House on the issues raised by the 18th Report of the Constitution Committee, namely the Government’s and Parliament’s constitutional responsibilities with regard to the NHS, in particular to clarify (a) the extent to which the Secretary of State remains responsible and accountable for the comprehensive health service, and (b) individual Ministerial responsibility to Parliament, and to report on the extent to which legal accountability to the courts is fragmented; that this House requests that the services of Parliamentary Counsel be available to the Committee; and that the Committee shall report no later than 19 December 2011.”


No Smoking – Day 9

Well, I had my first night out on Sat and I have to admit that I smoked a couple of cigarettes, but you know the Champix that I am taking to break my habit makes the cravings lessen and make you feel rather ill if you do smoke.

So, that was Saturday and I have not smoked since then and I really feel as though I am cracking this, I have had to change my behaviour and routine.

I have to stop eating quite so much though or I will be the size of a small country!

No Smoking – Day 3

Well, I am doing pretty well, I am now on day 3 of my battle to give up the ciggies.

I have an appointment with my doctor today for Co2 reading, it was initially at 14 so I am hoping for a good reduction.

Habits are what I am trying to break, it is changing when I would usually have a cigarette, like whilst on the phone, I no take the phone upstairs, rather than stand downstairs and be tempted to go into the garden for a cigarette.

So, onwards and upwards and please let me know of you have or have already given up and any tips you may have for me.

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