have a lovely June #diary

The struggle of this month with letting go of my home in Leeds. A place that’s sheltered me from some awful situations and kept me in creative expression. To relocate and start new things. To try to keep on top of my writing and learn new skills. It’s been amazing but tiring. The thing is with me I can’t help wanting to help situations that I have experienced. I know sometimes people who have not met me personally may form an opinion based on the way I come across online. I may seem to ping and be erratic – but really, my principles just take over and I trust my values. I know that I must always tell the truth. I don’t get too involved in clicks and groups. I am my own person and like I always say, I absolutely detest gossiping. By that I mean where conversations take place about a person or people where the target is not present to give their own views. That’s so unfair and wrong.

Some people bounce through life while others struggle more. I believe this is because those with hurdles have the greatest purpose. I would not be true to myself if I tried to conform or fit it. I am very much a free spirit and I don’t need approval. But in saying that it is important to me to always respect those closest in my real world. I love my sons and friends and I would die for them.

You may have noticed I’ve touched on the subject of abortion. People have asked my thoughts. I believe the woman’s body is sacred and should not be abused. That a woman is free to choose what happens to her body. Having a baby is something not to be taken lightly. Over twenty years ago this happened to me and I regret my decision. At the time I had two young children and three jobs. But also, I did not know that I could have claimed benefits in addition to working, from the government. Hindsight is a wonderful thing.

I often hear of womens groups that don’t think much of men or children who seem to push death to unborn children and want men to suffer. Perhaps a means to justify their lack of parental instincts. There are also many people (individuals and couples) who would love to adopt but there’s so much red-tape.

I think just sleeping with a man without taking contraception and due care is irresponsible. But then women are being abused and raped against their free will. A child should be born from love. It’s a very delicate subject. Each to their own. I am entitled to my views. You are entitled to yours. A child is innocent. We need to protect them. We are all responsible.

Have a nice week and a fabulous June – I am busier than ever before but I sincerely love everyone – even the horrid people who have wished me such ill intent. I can be so misjudged – I suppose we all can – but not many of us want to talk about it. I am always here. And as for the blogging community. You’re like an online family. I learn so much. Thanks. Tiff. X

A hidden palace in Leeds

Driving out of Leeds there was a diversion that took me down a street I’ve not come across before. It was full of derelict buildings of great architecture. I saw this. It is left to crumble. Look at the detail. The bricks and windows. The woodwork it is so gorgeous. Stuck somewhere in the past during industrial wealth. We thought it may have been an old mill or foundry. I think those in a position to do so should think about what is already here instead of encouraging new builds. This could be made into an entertainments venue, housing or offices. If I had more sets of arms and could be in multiple  places at once I would want to adopt this space but my time is already so full! The lower roof is asbestos which is very dangerous to health. It would have to be removed by professionals before renovation could take place. See beyond the flaws and imagination what this could be. I hope someone takes it on. TBH©

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Leeds and Clarence Dock

Leeds is a stunning city. I believe the best in the world. It’s all about culture, diversity and art. I lose myself for hours each time I visit. Steals my heart. The white skyscraper is the highest building in Leeds and there’s a bar/restaurant at the top where you can see all of Yorkshire and beyond. TBH©

 

daisies in the park – Evie Blossom

I been to see my human brother – he is mummies baby too – but he came from her tummy and I didn’t. Plenty of being cuddled and then we ran on all the daisies …

“Oh Mummy! I love being with my best friend Angel, nature and people who adore me – Love you all so much!” Evie Blossom. X