Category Archives: Ramblings

2013 In Review

Many thanks to all the wonderful people who told me to carry on. Blogging can be awesome but sometimes as Michael Owen stated the Keyboard Warriors can make life difficult. Whatever you are doing to celebrate the end of one year and the beginning of another do it in style. I believe that 2014 can and will be the year of change. Have a good one and I shall hopefully see some of you lovely lot next year. Thanks for spurring me on to continue you know who you are.

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,700 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 45 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.


Make A Wish Make A Change…..

So on Saturday 14th December 2014 I shall be giving up some of my time to wrap presents in a local shopping centre for Make A Wish Foundation. I decided that I want to raise some extra money for this amazing charity. So I have set up a Just Giving page
so my friends, family, colleagues and followers can help me support the charity. I would love to wrap all of your presents for you but I just won’t see all of you, seeing as we all live in different places.

I am sorry for my silence again…I have been a busy bee but I hope to check in with you all whenever I can. Thanks again to all the wonderful and supportive friends I have made just on WordPress. It’s been a testing time but I won’t be beaten by negativity and pure cruelness. I really do appreciate whatever you can spare I have set myself a target of £100 without whatever I get on the day and I already have £15.00.

Anyway I shall love you and leave you with a quote that I believe we should all be saying to ourselves.

Start every day with a new hope, leave bad memories behind and have faith for a better tomorrow.

Inspiration Comes When You Least Expect It

I have been wanting to post all day. But I did not know what to say. Today has been one of those days that just drags, I guess because I’m off to the Emerald Isle tomorrow. Although London Transport sure did ruin my evening tonight, what a nightmare. Trains cancelled, buses packed and next to no info.

Anyway, I didn’t know what to say and wanted to try and have some relevance and meaning to my blog entry and then I found this…..

Instead of putting people down all of your life, inspire someone, change someone’s life for the better, make someone smile.

Chateau De Pierrefonds, Compiegne, France

Ever since Emma had first visited Pierrefonds I knew I wanted to embrace the wonder and beauty of this breath-taking castle.

Chateau De Pierrefonds is a castle situated in the commune of Pierrefonds, Compiegne. The castle is best known from the hit TV series Merlin. Although in the Middle Ages it was a defence base for the military.
I had said to Emma on a number of occasions if I ever got to visit The Castle I’d like it to be a nice sunny day. Now we visited Pierrefonds in October and on the day in question when we first set out it was a rather gloomy day. But I am pleased to say my wish was granted on this occasion. It was everything I’d expected it to be. I kind of wish I’d had the chance to visit when Merlin was being filmed but hey I’ve seen it and I thoroughly enjoyed embracing it. I hate telling my bestie that she’s right but just this once I will whole-heartedly admit it. Chateau De Pierrefonds is out of this world amazing.




I’m in the court yard


A view from the castle…



Well this was one of my trips whilst in France a short train ride away from Paris. It’s funny how much reminded me of watching Merlin. Walking up to the castle there is a greenery that you can imagine is the woods. Sadly no King Arthur a girl can dream eh?

I really don’t post enough pictures I shall try and rectify that.

Anyway, time for bed.

Think About It Thursday….

I am so sorry for the delay in these.. I am a huge fan of Dancing with Fireflies ‘Think About It Thursday’ and I shall get more organised in future.
I think these are all of the questions I am missing. Enjoy and feel free to comment with your answers I’d love to know.

What are you best known for?
Being sensitive and caring….plus I am extremely hard-working and I never give up. Even though sometimes I really want to deep down I know I won’t.

Favorite side-kick? Piglet to Winnie the Pooh a loyal friend ALWAYS.

Food you would hate to be stuck eating if that was all you had for the rest of your life? Rice! It would get extremely boring.

Name something that you wish you had done yesterday but didn’t?
I should have made a dentist appointment yesterday….

What would you like to see Dancing with Fireflies do more of?
I would love Dancing with Fireflies to do a guest post here at Hayleyslilworld. It would be epic!

Something scary?

When was the last time you went trick or treating and what did you dress as? Yonks ago and I’m pretty sure I was a ghost so I had a bed sheet over plain black clothes. I remember one lady saying to me and my sister not today. Well it’s Halloween today.

Sweet, Salty, or Sour? Sweet every single time. I have such a sweet tooth.

Hero or Villain? Hero!

Favorite new TV show or book? The Originals!!! I love love this spin off from The Vampire Diaries. My other fave is Nashville.

Favorite bedtime story? I have always been a lover of books as a child I enjoyed Janet and John and Enid Blyton. On Christmas Eve we always used to read The Night Before Christmas I just loved the magic of that. I may well have to find or re-purchase that to read with my niece this year.

Who inspires you? I can be inspired by many things. My Mum is a fighter she always has been and my best friend Emma makes me see the world differently, she always has a positive even when I’m unsure and I love that in her.

How do you react when someone doesn’t like you? This really depends some days I don’t care other days it really gets to me.

If you had to describe yourself in one word, what would it be? Emotional.

Weapon of choice in a zombie apocalypse? Hmmmm!!!! a gun that would kill zombies I guess.

What’s your favorite Holiday treat? Share the recipe. It depends on the holiday. I love Christmas eve mum always does cocktail sausages and sausage rolls it’s been a tradition that I still enjoy now. Usually followed by a beverage or two.

What’s your favorite day of the week? I don’t really have a favourite day as I work in retail I rarely get weekends to myself, but what I do love is the rare Sunday off when I’m around to have a roast dinner straight from the oven rather than a microwave warmed up version.

Everyone Needs A Little Boost.

Hey Guys,

I feel awful for neglecting you all, the sad thing is I keep meaning to post. Although I have been a tad busy in lots of different ways. This week I promise my Think About It Thursday will be finished and published.

In the meantime a good friend posted this quote on Twitter and I believe it’s something we all need to tell ourselves once in a while….

Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.

Just a little inspiration….

Hello I am so sorry it’s been so long. I won’t bore you with reasons. I will document part of my trip to France at some point. I think I need a good 48 hour day lol.

I just wanted to share this quote with you all.

I am trying to embrace positivity again. Had a few testing times but I know I can get back. I would like to also take a moment to thank the truly amazing Matt. Not only is he an awesome blogger but a true friend…check out the Kingdom


It’s Thursday so I should finish and add on today’s Think About It Thursday before the day is out….

fabricating fiction

Louise Jensen - Writer -

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Jenny in Neverland

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I hope you dance....

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Staying Tuesday

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My Endless Rants & Ramblings

Just a place where I can share myself and be myself.

Life of A Fallen Angel

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Born to Be

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