Recently I’ve been really busy and had loads to sort out and haven’t been in touch with or seen people in ages and so much has happened that I have felt guilty life has got in the way.

Yesterday a good friend said ‘You know where I am if you want a coffee’ after I apologised for going quiet for a bit. I haven’t stopped and I miss doing things like sitting and reading a book but I’ve felt so guilty sitting still when there’s CV’s to be sent and application after application as long as your arm to go through.

I think that’s why I’ve been so eager to house sit while I can because it gives me a chance to get away from my house (which I realise now is very dark and dingy compared to other peoples homes, fault of a back to back) and that I really don’t like being there. I now know what to look for when I look for a new home. Preferably a place with two entrances and perhaps a small garden or somewhere near a park or field.

“Friendship is born at that moment when one man says to another: “What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .””
— C.S. Lewis (The Four Loves)

“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.”
— Elbert Hubbard

“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”
— Mark Twain

“Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”
— A.A. Milne

“Why did you do all this for me?’ he asked. ‘I don’t deserve it. I’ve never done anything for you.’ ‘You have been my friend,’ replied Charlotte. ‘That in itself is a tremendous thing.”
— E.B. White (Charlotte’s Web)

“I think if I’ve learned anything about friendship, it’s to hang in, stay connected, fight for them, and let them fight for you. Don’t walk away, don’t be distracted, don’t be too busy or tired, don’t take them for granted. Friends are part of the glue that holds life and faith together. Powerful stuff.”
— Jon Katz

“It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like “What about lunch?”
— A.A. Milne (Winnie-the-Pooh)


So thank you to all my friends, however long I’ve known you for I love you all, I may have treated you badly and I’m sorry if I have but sometimes I haven’t felt like the Helen you all know and love and I’m thankful for your love and support.

So if you should need me……….

Thank you for reading



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