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 and wanted to take a different tack in my writing. 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. 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. He travels at a fair speed (8 mph / 13 km/h), so I can often be seen bombing down the footpaths and cycleways. 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 😊💞🤗
51 thoughts on “A little about me”
You have touched my life! I’m very glad we are friends. ❤
Thank you for all your great support on my lifeandptsd blog… if you’re interested (no pressure for sure!) here is the link to my new blog… that I’m not sharing with my real world. It’s a little more cathartic and quite more explicit. I’m jealous of all you being so honest! http://storybehindthesmile.wordpress.com/
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
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
email me, if you wish email@example.com
Dearest Ericabelle, you are so kind to trust me with your email address. I appreciate that so much. Hugs xxx
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.. 🙂
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 🙂
You are always welcome on my blog with a lot of wishes…!
Hey, I’ve nominated you for an award. “I’ve Not Been Freshly Pressed Award”. Just follow the link to accept.
Thank you so much, Teela. I am very honoured and grateful, Ellie xxx ❤
Hi! I have nominated you for the Liebster Award. See my blog for more info: http://writetolive7.wordpress.com/2014/06/24/nomination/
Thanks for writing! ❤
Wow! Thanks so much. I am excited, thrilled and very honoured, Ellie xxx ❤
I’ve nominated you for the very inspiring blog award, go to my site for details.
Thanks so much Carol anne…..I am very honoured that you consider me worthy of this award xxx 🙂
Hi Ellie, thank you for following my blog. I shall go and have a look around yours as well.
Please drop by again.
Thank you. It’ll be nice to get to know you x
Great blog! I am glad to have found it. 🙂
Thank you. Glad to have you here x 🙂
Nice to meet you, Ellie. I’m glad that you can use your blog in such a positve way.
Hi Mick. It’s nice to meet you too. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog, Ellie 🙂
Nice to meet you. Lovely About Me page. Thanks for the recent friend request on FB. 🙂
Nice to meet you, also, Marje 🙂 Thank you for your comment – it is appreciated x
Thank you Ellie for finding me and hence leading me here. I am glad I am on this page. Looking forward to reading all your blogs.
So, Ollie is in and…was it Charlie who is now out? I think he succeeded George? Or was it the other way round?
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 😉
Looking forward to making his acquaintance!
so refreshing, so beautiful 💙💙💙💙💙💜💜💜💜💜💜😊
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.
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 🌞
Thank you so much!
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.
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
My pleasure Ellie, have a great weekend and many greets, Rudi
Thank you, Rudi. And I wish the same for you. Ellie
Ellie, yes I am going to stay a while and more 🙂
Hello, Narayan. Thank you so much for reading about me. I’m so happy you would like to stay longer and read some of my poems and writings x 😊
I have been moved by your writing and honesty. I do hope things get better for you
Thank you so much, Basia. That’s so kind of you to say, and thank you for reading my blog. Wishing you and your family a Happy New Year (if you celebrate it). X
in a very quiet way this year. All best wishes to you.
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.
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 🤞😊.
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!
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 💖🌼💕
Actually, we prefer fiction to true stories.
All the best to you
The Fab Four of Cley
🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
That’s okay. Thanks for letting me know. My best wishes to you, also 😊.
Sooo extremely blessed to have “met” you, Ellie – you’re absolutely wonderful. I love your blog! Huge fan xx
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 💖💐💝