Wow! I really didn’t realise how long it had been since I last looked at or posted on “Hayleyslilworld”, for those of you who used to regularly visit my little place on the internet I guess you know why it all fizzled out. Yesterday I posted a comment on a very good friends heartfelt blog post and up came “Hayleyslilworld”. Sandra’s post can be found here!
So in being supportive for a friend I then started re-reading a number of my posts. Some of which gave me great pleasure some were a little random or not what I would have posted these days. But we live and learn and this little place is a part of my progression so I won’t be deleting or changing too much at least. In looking through all the stuff that has been sat here I found the quote below, which I personally think was very apt.
So I won’t be making any promises on what I will post and how often but it is nice to have this back. I am still on/off writing book reviews and also started a blog that was originally aimed at volunteering before I changed jobs to work for Cancer Research if you are interested in that it can be found here!
Until next time… 🙂
By leaving behind your old self & taking a leap of faith into the unknown, you find out what you are truly capable of becoming.
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 WordPress.com 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.
On Saturday 14th December 2013 I got up early on my day off and headed to Bromley Intu centre to Christmas wrap and raise awareness on Make A Wish Foundation.
It was a lovely morning, the morning crew consisted of me, Amanda, Michael and Claire. Plus the awesome Emma from Make A Wish. It really was good fun getting festive, wrapping presents and raising awareness. Very early on in the morning we met a lovely woman who looked like she’d seen a ghost. Her son had benefited from Make A Wish Foundation and she was eager to give back. Her story was both beautiful and heart-breaking. Emma was awesome with her. Later on, we met others who had benefited from the charity and a lady who had helped grant a wish.
A truly enlightening day that I thoroughly enjoyed. I hope to do more for Make A Wish Foundation next year. Today I found out we raised an awesome £550. I am still hoping some kind friends, family, colleagues and followers will add to my personal page http://www.justgiving.com/Hayley-Thorpe1
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.
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.
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 https://thematticuskingdom.wordpress.com/
It’s Thursday so I should finish and add on today’s Think About It Thursday before the day is out….
I just wanted to take the time to say Thank You to each and every person that has liked,followed or commented on my blog.
It’s strange how things change. A short while ago I was ready to pull the plug on this blog. Thanks to pure nastiness. Yesterday I overtook my current record for follows in a day. This made me smile and made me realise there are some lovely people out there who seem to like what I have to say.
So thank you to every single one of you who have made me realise that blogging can still be fun. I have made some awesome friends and I have found some fantastic blogs along the way.
I feel that Inspirational Monday’s have not only made me feel better and more positive. They seem to be getting a lot of views which is nice. If you’d like to take part feel free to comment on my page with your link. I am also still happy to take on Guest Posts.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Until next time 🙂