Dear cyber space

Ask any of us a year ago what we would be doing now and I'm sure not one of us would have even imagined where we would all be!

Last year me and two of my besties turned 50. We had a year of get togethers, parties and trips away and today we are looking back fondly on those happy times as one of the terrible trio has her birthday today

Last year we celebrated Dawn's birthday at my house .... I am the cook and feeder of the group LOL

Hubs was in charge of the tunes

and if you can't do that when you're celebrating a birthday when can you do it!

And although we are looking back and being grateful for friendship, good times and happy memories I am a little sad that I can't celebrate this years birthday with Dawn who was supposed to be coming to stay with us, instead she is by herself and won't even see her husband as he works away and is staying put

So by the power of cyber space

Yes we will!

I'm sure that is everyone's sentiment wherever you are and whatever celebrations you are missing out on .... even just a party to celebrate life!

At 8pm tonight there is a call to arms to each and every household in the UK to stand up and applaud our NHS staff, carers and all the amazing volunteers who have just stood up selflessly to help in this battle.

I'll be standing at my front door and clapping loudly for all of them, I hope you will join me .... and to my friend, listen out I may just sing Happy Birthday to you at the same time!

Thank you health Heroes

Stay safe, Stay Home (if you can) and *see you* soon

Michelle x

#whatadifferenceayearmakes #birthday #nurse #nhs #healthheroes #standupandapplaud #clapforthenhs #grateful #friendship #party #wewillgetthroughthis

..... A long time ago!

Dear cyber space,

The world seems to have gone a little crazy and things have been turned upside down but we will come out the other side of this! A lot of what I have whittered about when I was visiting here before seems a little insignificant now in the grand scheme of things and maybe once we're through this people will focus on life in a different way, hopefully we'll be kinder to each other and take time to stop and breath and 'just be' more often.

As we all have a little more time on our hands I think we have all become a little more aware and finally we get to stop and immerse ourselves in things we always 'put off until tomorrow' or fancy having a go at but 'never have the time' I know as a creative along with my husband and many, many of our friends and colleagues in the creative world we have all stepped up to the plate and taken it as our responsibility to help people through these strange times with song, laughter, dance, art and craft and many other ways we can be creative to lose ourselves and just be.

I have been so moved and awed by the creative community in recent days that I felt the need to pen a letter to all, I posted it across social media and have decided to leave it here too so when I look back in a while, when we are on the other side of this, I can remember the pride I feel in all of us.

My letter 21st March 2020

'A shout out to the worlds creatives! I am proud of us!

My heart is full of pride seeing all the ways in which us creatives are pulling together and filling social media with love and light. From Singers and Musicians to Comics and Entertainers, from Dancers and Artists to Crafters and everyone else in between that is sharing their given talent to keep people entertained, learn something new and basically stay sane.

We know we’re not rocket scientists, we won’t be the ones to make you feel well or find a cure for this thing and some even say what we do isn’t ‘a proper job’ but it’s what we do, it’s who we are and the world would be a duller place without us all.

It’s a scarey time for us all as we are self employed and seeing Theatre’s go dark, clubs close, cruises cancelled, holiday camps shut, art exhibitions postponed, craft shows and workshops put on hold we could find a dark corner to hide in and go quietly mad but we don’t and we haven’t and we have turned our talents to keeping doing what we do just in a different way for a while.

We’ll be there to lift your spirits with a song, a laugh, a game show. We’ll be there to keep you fit with a dance routine. We’ll be there to keep you sane and allow your mind to drift to a new happy place with some paper and paints. We’ll be there to help you explore the creative side of you and maybe even learn something new.

So fellow creatives while we keep pulling together to shine a light in these dull times take a moment to be proud of us and the tribe we were born into and to you, dear reader, keep singing, dancing, laughing, painting and creating with us, that is the food that feeds our souls while we feed yours and as you pass us and maybe join please leave us a little love.'

I'm away now to do some more creating, take my daily walk with the woofs and find some time to just be. I'll be back with some more waffle soon and until then wherever you are please stay safe and find some creativity to stay sane


Michelle x

#creativesoftheworldunite #itswhoweare #itswhatwedo #shininglightinadullworld #sing #dance #laugh #create #paint #justbe

Dear Cyber space

It's been a while! To be completely honest I went through a phase of extreme tiredness and general 'can't be bothered' but I dug myself out of it when I discovered Well Woman tablets ... hurrah so once back to fighting fit it was all systems go with 2 new kits, a very long 50th Birthday celebration and the launch of my You Tube channel, once technology finally played!

It's all exciting stuff here at Mogford Towers! One of the best things has been finally getting the tent out and venturing off on camping trips .... we love it! and with the summer we have been through recently we have survived just about every weather condition too :D There are lots of pics of our adventures on my Facebook page and Instagram so I have decided not to post them here at the mo as it will make a very long post! but please feel free to go take a look and if you don't already follow me, follow me there ;)

When I decided to start this blog my idea was to visit regularly and just write about my life in general with honesty, but things just became too tiresome when I had my low spot. I am hypo thyroid and I have to admit the tiredness can take over at times mix that with the big 50 and all that entails being a female and it was a cocktail that nearly got the better of me ... but I am stubborn and I will not give into anything .... the discovery of the Well Woman tablets was my turning point, that boost of vitamins and stuff did the trick thank goodness and I gradually got back to me. I guess I just have to learn to give in when needs be and roll with the tide, after all life is a roller coaster and I guess this is just part of the big beautiful ride of life for me!

I'll be back for more wittering soon, Please visit my You Tube channel and subscribe, I have lots of videos planned and am very excited about it. Check in with me on social media too, my posts are a bit more regular there (ish :D)

If you're here thanks for stopping by and until soon Look after yourself and be happy



#lifeat50 #niftyfifty #birthday #youtube #lifeisarollercoaster #hypothyroid #camping #tent