A little about me

A warm welcome to two new blog team members - Afro-IP

Firstly, I’d like to thank you for calling in at my blog and reading my welcome page. Your presence here is very welcome. After about seven years of writing my blog, I’ve decided it was about time to update my ‘About Me’ page, so here I am, having evolved from who I was back in 2014 into who I am today.

Having taken an extended break from blogging, I decided to return in February 2022 andΒ  wanted to take a different tack in my writing.Β  Rather than simply concentrating on my very traumatic past, I’m now writing more about the present. I may touch on the past occasionally, but that will not be my sole purpose here.Β  I now write a selection of non-fiction poetry (mostly), a little fiction, true-life stories and observations, and writing to explore my feelings. I am passionate about my writing; everything I produce comes from my heart and soul, so I do hope you enjoy my work.

I’m also a cat lover 😻 and have an adorable, three-year-old tortoiseshell furry friend named Peanut. She’s such good company for me. I also share my life and home in England with Alfie, my electric powerchair. He gives me independence and is essential to my life, being both my legs and wheels.Β  He travels at a fair speed (8 mph / 13 km/h), so I can often be seen bombing down the footpaths and cycleways.Β  Alfie’s buddy, Brian, my stairlift, is annoyingly slow; is a bit like a sloth! I would so like a fast-forward button on him! Patience is a virtue, they say.

Finally, thank you for stopping by to read my blog – I hope you’ll stay awhile, come back and visit often. It’s always nice to make new blogging buddies, so pull up a chair, relax and know that you’re always very welcome here … Much love, Ellie x πŸ˜ŠπŸ’žπŸ€—

51 thoughts on “A little about me”

    1. I feel very touched by your message. I should thank you too for all the caring support you give me. You are a very valuable member of this bloggers’ community. I will definitely connect with your new blog – i feel honoured that you have asked me. Sending you healing love and hugs, my friend xxx

  1. My, Friend, I read your new blog right the way through and can identify with so much of it, it’s almost like looking in a mirror, especially the mom transference parts. I had a similar relationship with a therapist for 8 years but again, it all ended in tears (mine, that is, not hers). You have been through one hell of a lot and have no need to be ashamed of anything you did. It was your only way to survive. You are definitely not ‘stupid’, ‘crazy’ or ‘weird’. If anything, it was those around you who deserved those labels. I have so much respect for you. Huge, huge HUGS for you, and love to you for the courage you have shown in this blog xxx

  2. Nice to read about you..and wish you a very happy time in future as compared to your experienced at your childhood..!
    As well as very welcome on my blog too..!
    Stay blessed and live around me.. πŸ™‚
    Cheers
    Tahir

    1. Thank you, Tahir, for taking the time to leave a message for me. Thank you for your good wishes and your warm welcome. I love your blog! Ellie x πŸ™‚

    1. Hi Mick. Charlie was my first; then George and I currently have Ollie. However, Ollie is due for ‘retirement’ in April so it’ll be wheelchair number four next and that one is going to be called Alfie (my friend suggested this name and I rather like it). I hate parting with my wheelchairs as I get so attached (as you know). I’ll introduce you to Alfie when I get him. X πŸ˜‰

  3. Hi
    I visited your site. I can read your biography & blog post. You have best experience. Very true & really. Write up blog. I like. Iam so happy.

  4. Hi Mumbai. I hope you are well. Thank you so much for visiting my blog. That’s very kind of you and appreciated. Thank you for your kind comments, too. Do make yourself at home here and feel free to browse my other posts if you wish to. Thank you again. Ellie 🌞

  5. Thanks Ellie for liking one of my reactions. At the same time, your blog made me curious and I would like to follow your blog is you don’t mind.
    Kind regards,
    Rudi

    1. Hi Rudi. You are very welcome. I liked and agreed with your comment on Butterfly’s post. You are most welcome to read and follow my blog. I am very honoured and privileged that you have chosen to do that. I will also call into your blog to see what you write a little later on. Once again, thanks very much for following me and for taking the time to read my posts. Kind regards, Ellie

  6. Ellie, delighted to have connected with you in the blogosphere! This is out of left field, but just wondering… Many years ago (late 1970s), I dated a wonderful young woman in London named Mandy Thompson; she was a nursing student in her early 20s. I realize Thompson is an extremely common surname, so it’s highly unlikely you’re related to her, but thought I’d ask just in case. Blessings.

    1. Hi Mitch. Thank you sincerely for connecting with me here. I’m afraid I’m not related to Mandy, but it was worth asking. You never know who you are going to meet in the blogging world. It’s such a big world, but at the same time, I find it such a lovely place to be and I have made many wonderful friends here. I have a blogging buddy here whose first name is Thompson – he’s a lovely guy. Thanks again for your kindness and I hope you find the Mandy of your dreams one day 🀞😊.

  7. I’m sooo grateful for you in my life, Ellie – you are such a blessing and a ray of sunshine on my cloudy days. I love this “about me” section! I didn’t know about Alfie before but he sounds badass! Yassss!

    1. Aww, thank you so much, Janet. That’s so kind of you to say. I hope your cloudy days are getting better, although I know it will take some time. I just want to encourage you not to give up and keep fighting the anxiety and depression and all the other negative feelings you’ve been experiencing lately.

      I hadn’t realised you didn’t know about Alfie. I’m thinking about writing a post about his role in my life and to share a bit about my life with a disability. Alfie is on a lease, so I have to pay a lot of money ongoing to have him. He gets replaced, on the lease system, every three years. I hate parting with my wheelchairs as I get so attached to them; hence giving them names. I’ve been using an electric wheelchair since 2012 and have Alfie is my fourth. I’ve had Charlie, George and Ollie before Alfie. I am so grateful I have him as he serves as my legs and my wheels. He’s pretty fast at 8mph. I have an advantage over many pedestrians in that, if the rain comes down, although I can’t hold an umbrella, I can speed home faster than most people can’t walk lol! Having said that, my eight-year-old grandson can beat me along the cycle/footpath! He’s very pleased with himself when he races me home. All I need now are some go-faster stripes on Alfie 😁. Xxx πŸ’–πŸŒΌπŸ’•

    1. Aww, Janet, that is really so lovely of you to say. I also feel blessed to have met you, too. And thank you for being so kind about my blog, also. I love your blog, too. Much love to you, my friend. Xx πŸ’–πŸ’πŸ’

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