Boy, sometimes it's hard to live in this world. If you've ever spoken to me you'll know I'm a north of England girl, it's in my accent, in my blood, in my core. Being a Yorkshire lass I got a special dispensation to marry a Lancashire man (joking! But the Wars of the Roses are still alive and kicking up north!!)... My husband's from Manchester, my babies were born there, I worked and lived there for ten years and a lot of my friends and extended family are there. It hurts.
So I couldn't write today's blog without mentioning them because I can't stop thinking about them and the place and what happened. Bear with me, please.
But I don't want to think in negative terms (even though I'm so bloody angry and sad) all the time, right now the world needs a love shower, we need to celebrate the good in the world, we need to keep reading and writing our wonderful hopeful stories and we need to hold on to our belief that love wins out.
What am I loving today?
Which seems odd, I know. But it keeps me in close contact with people all over the world. It helps me know where they are, it reminds me of things I was doing years ago that make me smile. Plus, cats. Everything is better with a cat meme
Sunshine!It's the simple things- being outdoors, breathing in fresh air, getting the joints and muscles working
Paying It Forward / Random Acts of Kindness
This is a story of a man in a town north of here who bought 30 people a cup of coffee just...because. And then there were the homeless men in Manchester who helped after the attack, then went quietly back to living on the streets and the taxi drivers who took concert goers home for free and the people who opened their homes and gave food and shelter to those who needed it. Paying it forward certainly makes you feel better- give it a try!
Uptown Funk... makes me smile. I play it loud and sing at the top of my voice and dance, because music makes you feel better!!
Hope, fun, sexy times, conflict, angst, more sexy times, laughter, kisses and love, love, love!!
First responders, nurses, doctors, porters, hospital staff, firefighters, police
Because they put others before themselves every single time.
Coffee, chocolate, crystallised ginger, tart cherries, coffee, cheesecake and WINE!!!!!
Family and friends and that means y'all too!
We share the good times and the difficult ones. We've got each other's backs. We hold each other up and provide comfort when we're down. Yeah...it's okay to be sentimental...it's a love shower, remember?
What are you loving today?