I’m having an amazing day today (and they are so rare). There is so much going on in my life right now, I’ve hardly got time to sneeze! I have college tomorrow again which I’m determined to make a success. I am enjoying it so much. The Autumn prospectus will be out soon and then I intend to enrol in some more, deeper studying. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do and never thought I would achieve it having been told as a child that “I wasn’t clever enough to stay on for ‘A’ Levels or go to university”. I always wanted to be an Occupational Therapist which I guess is ironic in that I need one myself now! Nevertheless, I’m thankful for what I have.

books for blog

The best news today is that I’ve been offered a contract for my third book….hooray!! I am so delighted and excited! I’m currently working on my fourth book now and thoroughly enjoying it even if I am burning the candle at both ends. There’s something special about being up at two or five o’clock in the morning, and  often I am doing both within the same 24 hours! It’s so quiet everywhere. The world is asleep and I can hear the regular owl sitting on my roof calling out, the occasional goods train running through at the back of the garden and I love the sound of trains and I can hear the clock ticking regularly and evenly. I look up at the clear, dark sky and see a half-moon and far away stars, maybe containing life (who knows?). For a few moments I feel at peace.

burning candle

Meanwhile today, I have a friend in who’s painting my previously dull hallway for me which is so kind. It’s going to be white…simpler, cleaner, brighter, like I feel today. Then I have to save up to have the floor recovered.

Then there is my potential new church! I am going to visit a new church on Sunday. I’m very excited about it as I feel it is time for a change because where I am presently, I find my faith is waning and I have to admit that I was even questioning myself as to whether there was a God! And I do need God in my life. He is my Father. I know He will guide me to the right place to express my faith.


So, all-in-all, despite the pain in my life of losing my children and grandchildren to ignorance, my mental health problems and my disability (all of which is nothing compared to what some people go through on the planet), I am on a high today and for once it is not a drug or alcohol induced high. I managed to end my addictions and alcoholism with the help of AA and CA and have now been clean and sober  for two years exactly, today!! Another celebration! :))


Author: Ellie Thompson

Writing my memoirs, musings, a little fiction and a lot of poetry as a way of exploring and making the most of my life ... ... Having had a break from writing my blog for more than three years, I decided to return to write my memoirs, some day-to-day observations, views and feelings. My passion is non-fiction poetry. I have a disability and use an electric powerchair called Alfie and let nothing get in the way of living life to the full. I believe that you can never do a kindness too soon and should give credit where credit is due. A smile or a kind word could make the difference between a good or bad day for a person - we never know what's going on for another soul. Those little things, perhaps, practised daily like a mantra, could mean so much to someone else. Thank you for visiting my blog and reading a little more about me. Please, make yourself at home here. You are very welcome. Ellie x 😊

9 thoughts on “CELEBRATION! :)”

  1. Aww congrats on being clean and sober for 2 years, that’s amazing! Sounds like you are having a great day! It also sounds like your educators were a little like mine although mine was more to do with the choice in career at the time back when I wanted to be a hairdresser and they told me I couldn’t do it because I have an artificial leg and would get tired blah, blah, blah….so I went and did it anyway! Hah! Lol. I did end up changing career in the end though, but still! I hope tomorrow continues to be awesome for you!

    1. Thanks so much for the congratulations and for stopping by. I’m glad you’ve proved your educators wrong too…we’ll show ’em lol! I’m looking forward to tomorrow as it will be only my second day at college and I am keen to learn x 🙂

        1. I am currently studying art, creative writing, Mindfulness and NLP Therapy. In the autumn term, I hope to start on some new courses. I enjoy it so much x 🙂

  2. Congrats on your recovery, sobriety and exciting new life adventures! You are an inspiration to us all. Your success and growth gives me hope. Thanks for writing. ♥

  3. Thanks so much for your kind comment. My state of mind and quality of life has improved so much since I joined this blog site and received so much support and friendship. xxx 🙂

    1. Hi. My books are all non-fiction and based on my own true life experiences. I have had two published and there is one that has just accepted for publishing early 2015. I’m now working on my fourth. xxx

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