The Go To Girls Blog Will Be Back Soon……..

Apologies to my regular readers for my absence over the last few weeks.

I somehow contracted Shingles and have been very sick.

I am now on the mend and will have my new blog post on Friday 30 November 2018.

Thanks for your patience and please come back in numbers as I have worked really hard to get followers on my blog and don’t want to lose any of you.

Also, I am going self-hosting so will be moving to Blue Host.  I hope you will all follow me still.  The new address will be the same but in case you need it https://www.thegotogirlsblog.com 

Please come and find us in our new home and thank you so much for reading my blogs.

Lots of love from a very itchy Go To Girls Blog xxx

Not loving being me at the moment……..

Loving calamine lotion a lot LOL

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Theo’s Day out at the park.

Where we live we are really lucky we have a large park, it has a fishing pond, a children’s play area, a paddling pool, a bird aviary and a large open green space for sports etc. Its called Pickering Park.

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We like to take Theo here for walks especially during warmer weather. The park is about five minutes walk from our house. We usually take drinks and snacks and towels, you never know how long you are going to be out at the park as there is always someone you know. Sometimes you meet new people doing the same things you are, its quite a friendly place where we live which is nice especially for the kids. First stop is the pond, people fishing along the banks, there is quite a bit of wildlife on and around the pond. Ducks, swans and loads of geese, loads of them and they are quite big.

 

The pond is quite large and takes a while to walk all the way around, there is no point trying to rush your way around, the park is so lovely you have to just take a slow walk around and take in all it has to offer.

 

The next stop is the children’s play area. Theo loves to go on the swings and slides, he really likes to go on the climbing frame but he is so small we have to stand under him as he is climbing on i ready to catch him if he falls as you cannot tell him he is too small for it.

More recently the local council has put up a climbing wall, an assault course, a zip-line as well as a basket ball court and an outdoor exercise area. Nowadays Theo makes us all exercise when we go to the park. We do exercise anyway but the park is so much more fun to exercise in when we have Theo we cant get away with a few minutes here and there.

 

He goes on the assault course from start to finish, his little legs hardly fit in the tyres part of the course, they go up to his knees. Right at the back of the park is a bird aviary, it is full of parrots, budgies, chickens, peacocks and loads of others i don’t know the names of.

 

Next to the aviary is a small pond surrounded by trees and in those trees live loads of very friendly squirrels. The squirrels love monkey nuts and you can actually hand fed them. I don’t know whether Theo was amazed by the presence of squirrels or by the fact they came up to us but his face was a picture. He looked at his gramps as if to say WOW! what are those things?

 

So that was our day at the park, we all had a great time, got fitter and learned a little about squirrels

As always loving being me, see you soon for more tales of love, life and family,

Love from the gotogirlsblog…..

The Go To Girls Blog said Writing is my Release…….

Since I have been blogging I have become a bit of a people watcher.  Well in fact a world watcher if there is such a thing . I watch people, animals, the sky, the sunrise, the sunset. I even watch where I go, not that I usually wander around in a daze, more on autopilot you know the routine as well as me. Wake up, cup of tea, get a shower, make up, hair, get dressed, go to work, come home, shower and bed, more or less.

I have done this so often I am on autopilot these days as I am sure millions of people around the world are.  The thing is do you even notice the world around you?  I thought I did but maybe not!  I walk around the town I live in these days and I’m amazed by how much I have not even noticed so I thought I would share some of my photos I’ve taken recently of the things I’ve never noticed before that are right on my own door step.  Not a bad place to live!!  Why don’t you have a good look around on your way to work and message me with what you saw that you missed before!

Anyway one reason why I’m writing this post is to try to get people to be more aware of their surroundings in which they are living.  The main reason was not the buildings, all the scenery, it was the people.  I get angry with the way people are with each other and even despair about how we treat others but then again I’ve come to realise there are still some really good people out there in the world.

I recently wrote a few poems when I’ve been feeling down. I’ve been feeling down more than usual a past few months for reasons I won’t go into but this last 2 weeks have been especially hard as I’ve had the resurfacing of my neuralgia.  I thought doctor’s had it under control and for a while they did.  I was pain-free for what was around 6 months. Then a couple of weeks ago and my ear started hurting again.  AAARRRGGGHHH!!! not again this in turn led to me being a long-term bad mood with respite only  when I can dose myself up on tablets. (not the best choice but so far my only choice)

I wrote a poem called Help Me.  If you haven’t seen it it’s on my blog.  Out of the blue I’ve had several comments and even offers of help first I felt shocked then a massive feeling of hope came over me and a massive grin to my face.  Then as I read the comments I had an overwhelming feeling it is true there are some caring people out in the world and their responses I had were really heartwarming.  They are even from people who have suffered a lot more than I have.

I found when people have suffered the same they know your pain, they feel your pain, other people suffering the same pain. I’d like to say to those people on my blog comments (you know you are) how grateful I am for your comments offers of help and support thank you.  As it just reminded me that in general I am a really positive person who wakes up with a smile on her face but I forgot for a while and let my crazy brain, (this is my pet name for my sad, unhappy bad side of me.  No offence ment.) creep up and start taking over when usually I have a handle on it so bye-bye crazy brain hello sane brain.

If I can help any of you with anything that sounds familiar in this post or just anything in general please please message me and I will try my best to help you every time.

On a lighter note just to end this blog do you ever see weird things on your way to work these are the photos of some of the weird and wonderful things I have spotted on my way to and from or even during my lunch.  If you  can you match the level of weird and wonderful let me know!

Feeling more like me….

Still love being me….

Thanks for reading, please come back again for more tales of love, life, family and travel.

Love always The Go To Girls Blog xxx

Thoughts……

My thoughts are deep,

My thoughts are dark,

Where do they come,

From straight out of the dark.

I walk through life so interested,

I still find my way,

Why does the dark follow me,

what do I see in the dark?

They are the Nighthawks,

The spiders in the trees,

In the dark I have night terrors,

They’ve gone on forever.

They hurt me,

They haunt me,

My thoughts are deep,

My thoughts are dark.