Manchester Blogger’s Big Thankyou!

Manchester Blogger’s Big Thankyou!


Thanks so much to all of you who have shared my blogging journey so far. This was a  lovely wake up message to receive this morning from WordPress informing me that I’ve got:


500 Followers……Well – 502 to be precise!

This couldn’t have come on a better day and for those of you who read my post Life Has Thrown A Gigantic Lemon.. It’s Being Thrown Right Back!!! – you’ll understand why…

So thank you fellow bloggers for cheering up my morning on this difficult day!

I really appreciate the time you’ve taken to follow, read, like and view my posts and particularly for the extra delight when someone takes a moment to add a comment…

TODAY I also send a BIG THANKYOU to the Surgeons, Doctors and Nurses who are looking after my beautiful daughter in lawThanks to the NHS she is able to have life saving preventative surgery to reduce her risk of getting cancer from 80% to just 5%… Amazing! x



Cancer Awareness – Shoe Painting by Kim Wilson




  1. November 10, 2016 / 6:44 am

    Congratulations wendy keep going! We too are enjoying with your journey!

    • November 11, 2016 / 1:49 am

      I’m so glad we Mancunians can share the journey together Sumith as I love your posts too.. xx

      • November 11, 2016 / 5:50 am

        Mancunians RocksπŸ˜‚πŸ˜…

        • November 11, 2016 / 9:53 pm

          It does Sumith! x

    • November 2, 2016 / 10:10 pm

      Thanks so much! Hope you’re well? xx

      • November 3, 2016 / 1:20 pm

        I am. I was busy last month helping a friend with her English and more of building up her confidence due to health issues. It took me away from the blogs and I have missed everyone, like a family. Now trying to catch up with all the blogs I am following. Will come that way soon to see what has been going on πŸ™‚ <3

        • November 3, 2016 / 1:54 pm

          How funny – that fits perfectly with the blog I’ve just posted about giving a helping hand… It’s so important and far more important than blogging! How lovely that your friend has someone in her life who cares about her! x

          • November 3, 2016 / 2:34 pm

            I know but in this case it did not work that way. You see as she is an adult and has the basic English knowledge, and needed to look at her health in a different way, I started teaching together with positivity. By writing gratitudes as she has almost every ailment that one can have. After the first month she didn’t want the new things, someone who does not want to leave the comfort zone but sticking to the age old habits and beliefs !!!
            When I was talking on how praying can help and I showed her quotes on positivity. She got me confused in saying I think funny that what she wanted was English !!!
            This is an instant that by going to help, I got disappointed but I have taken it as a lesson. As you see its not all who can understand what some of us are doing. Here we are on a different wave length and for a brief period I was shown how far I have come and how much I have developed myself. I believe I can write an article later on this. When there is so much going on and when one can upgrade oneself, some choose to be ignorant and lead lives of ill health leading to unhappiness !!

          • November 3, 2016 / 2:56 pm

            Oh so true… There is an old saying… “you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink”… It may be that this wasn’t the right time for your friend and in the future your words may come back to her… that has happened with me previously.. Not all people are ready to look within… it’s not easy! Well done to you for having done so and continue your improvement journey! x

          • November 3, 2016 / 4:35 pm

            Yes you are correct. Some are Not ready. It happens to me often as I tend to notice or see things much earlier than others. And they realize later sometimes too late as she also has the same issue like your daughter in law. I have taken it as a positive experience and written an article about it just now. Thanks Love and Light πŸ™‚ <3

          • November 3, 2016 / 6:55 pm

            That’s brilliant.. yep ‘flip it’ from negative to positive – always a good philosophy and there’s always a silver lining when we look from a different perspective! x

    • October 28, 2016 / 10:56 pm

      Thanks so much! xx

  2. October 28, 2016 / 8:54 pm

    Congrats Wendy. You deserve it. More followers to come. Thanks for sharing your brilliance within.

    • October 28, 2016 / 9:19 pm

      Ahhh thanks Joel – that’s lovely and very much appreciated! xxx

      • October 28, 2016 / 9:21 pm

        You’re welcome Wendy.

        • October 28, 2016 / 9:31 pm

          Thanks Joel and have a brilliant weekend! x

  3. October 28, 2016 / 3:52 pm

    Congratulations Wendy. Well done. Sending you and your family a giant hug xx

    • October 28, 2016 / 9:32 pm

      Thanks Brigid – very much appreciated! xx

  4. October 27, 2016 / 9:47 pm

    That’s wonderful, Wendy! You are a breath of fresh air it is easy to see why people would gravitate toward your site. However, the news regarding your daughter in law is really incredible, I am thrilled for your family to have this option. You all will be in my prayers and thoughts through ought this journey! X

    • October 27, 2016 / 10:22 pm

      You were my first follower Victoria!… I can’t believe that I’ve now risen to 500+… Thank you for your wonderful words and continued support for my blog and for my lovely family!! xx

  5. October 26, 2016 / 9:25 pm

    Congratulations Wendy, a must deserved boost for your blog. I wish there had been a surgery available for my darling sister too, but I am so very happy for your daughter in law. Love to you and your family.

    • October 26, 2016 / 9:41 pm

      I am full of gratitude that we have an opportunity to ‘throw the lemon back’ in this case.. Jen’s mum wasn’t so lucky either.. I’m so sorry you lost your sister Barbara… that is very very hard for you and your family! Thank you for your kindness… it genuinely means a lot! xxx

  6. October 26, 2016 / 8:19 pm

    Yay, Wendy. 😚, Congratulations on 500 followers, that’s great. Sending you and all your followers so much loving. Also, many blessings to your daughter in law.

    • October 26, 2016 / 8:50 pm

      Thanks so much Debbie. Jen is out of theatre and back on the ward… so far so good which is brilliant! Thanks for caring… xxx

        • October 27, 2016 / 4:27 am

          Thanks Debbie – Very much appreciated! xx

  7. October 26, 2016 / 5:44 pm

    This makes me smile. On the day I learn that my cousin’s wife is not going to win her battle it is particularly poignant. Thank you for finding me. Thank you for all you do. Thank you NHS for being there to save the lives of as many as you can. Thank you life. Hard-knock you may be but you are the most living of things and we must appreciate you. Treat you as the most precious gift.

    • October 26, 2016 / 6:46 pm

      I am so so sorry Osyth… We can never predict what life has in store for us… I’m sorry your family has received such hard blow and I will be thinking about you all… Angel blessings my friend xxxxx

      • October 26, 2016 / 7:18 pm

        Thank you. But please understand that the fact your daughter-in-law is going to get the chance to raise her girls when the same disease that smite her mother is what is about to take our girl gives me so much hope. I weep for her, for my cousin, for her children though grown still her teenies and yet I smile copiously for your girl. That’s just the way life is …. we win some, we lose some and we must embrace very chance we have to live.

        • October 26, 2016 / 8:58 pm

          You are so so kind Osyth… and on a day that is so hard for you and your family I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it… Life is bitter sweet.. I am full of gratitude that research has enabled this procedure which as you say wasn’t available for Jen’s mum… I’m sure she was watching over Jenny today though! Enjoying every moment while it lasts is so important you are right! Thank you and I’m so glad we are in contact – your support is amazing and beautiful! xxx

    • October 26, 2016 / 6:47 pm

      Thankyou| xx

    • October 26, 2016 / 6:48 pm

      Jen just out of recovery… so far so good!!! xxx Thanks for caring xxx

      • October 26, 2016 / 8:38 pm

        Always, love! Glad to hear she’s out of recovery, thoughts and best wishes with her and you too, of course πŸ™‚ xx

        • October 26, 2016 / 8:52 pm

          Thanks Samantha – very much appreciated! We are very lucky that this was available… Not everyone is so fortunate.. I’m certainly full of gratitude! xx

    • October 26, 2016 / 6:49 pm

      Thank you… xxx

    • October 26, 2016 / 6:49 pm

      Thank you so much! xx

  8. October 26, 2016 / 3:48 pm

    I was thinking of you and your daughter in law and wondering how things went.

    Happy for you and family it all went well.
    And congrats on 502..


    • October 26, 2016 / 6:50 pm

      Jen is just out of operation and so far so good… she is one very brave and inspiring lady. xxx

  9. October 26, 2016 / 2:54 pm

    Congratz! How much did you pay them? 😝😝😝

    • October 26, 2016 / 6:52 pm

      Hahaha Mr funny PPP!!! cost me thousands… (of smiles)! xxx

      • October 26, 2016 / 8:04 pm

        Very good! Happy to assist lol πŸ˜‰

        • October 26, 2016 / 8:54 pm

          Yep – LOL… happy days xx

          • October 26, 2016 / 8:56 pm

            Good stuff Fonz πŸ˜‰

          • October 26, 2016 / 9:01 pm

            Love it! xx

  10. October 26, 2016 / 2:40 pm

    Well done Wendy. That’s fabulous. I’m personally finding your blogs inspirational so I’m not surprised that you have got so many followers. Good luck to your daughter in law for her surgery and speedy recovery. Maria.

    • October 26, 2016 / 6:54 pm

      Ahhh thanks so much Maria… very much appreciated!!! Hope all is good at the Croft? Surgery went well and Jen is back on the ward and is still smiling…now that is true inspiration! xxx

  11. October 26, 2016 / 1:37 pm

    Congratulations! I have a long way to go to reach that number.

    • October 26, 2016 / 6:55 pm

      Its taken me a lot longer than some but getting there slowly… like a tortoise… Im sure you will too… xxx

  12. October 26, 2016 / 12:36 pm

    Congrats Wendy..
    And good luck πŸ€πŸ‘ with that surgery..

    • October 26, 2016 / 6:56 pm

      Thanks Nita… Jens surgery seems to have gone well so thumbs up! xxx

      • October 26, 2016 / 8:03 pm

        So thankful …
        well now for recovery..

        Smiling tons .. Wendy

        • October 26, 2016 / 8:55 pm

          Ahh – that’s really kind – THANKYOU! xxx

  13. October 26, 2016 / 11:54 am

    Congrats on 500 followers Wendy but more importantly I’m keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers today. Love and hugs xo

    • October 26, 2016 / 11:55 am

      I’m appreciating that big hug – thanks Miriam! xx

      • October 26, 2016 / 11:56 am

        You’re most welcome Wendy xo

        • October 26, 2016 / 6:58 pm

          Just letting you know so far so good for Jen… shes back up on the ward with a smiley face… one very brave lady xxx

          • October 26, 2016 / 9:00 pm

            I’m so so glad to hear that Wendy. Wonderful news. xo

          • October 26, 2016 / 9:02 pm

            Thanks Miriam.. bless her – as soon as she was back on the ward, I received a photo of her smiling with thumbs up for me to show her daughters.. So Brave.. Have a great day! xx

          • October 26, 2016 / 9:15 pm

            She sounds like an amazing woman Wendy. Hugs xo

          • October 26, 2016 / 9:41 pm

            Yep – we are so lucky to have her in our lives! x

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