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  1. You're far from ordinary Alison, and your writing is so inspiring, you make my day too. I think you'll find that most people's days go something like yours, we all imagine everyone else is living this exciting life but in reality most of us are just getting through the week as best we can! Keep your chin up, there are lots of us who admire you and the way you live your life.
    Gill x

  2. Hope you had a good nights sleep after that exhausting day, keep your chin up Alison, I dont know if you know it, but you brighten up so many womens lives on a daily basis with your wonderful writing and site. Hope the leaky boiler soon gets mended, take care Alison.

  3. Wow.
    I read one of your blog entries to my Mum last week while trying to explain the phenomenon that is 'Brocante Home' in a slightly over excited teenager type fashion, and all she could say, while looking at me with a mixture of concern and vague amusement was "That girl needs to write a book". Simple as that. You have the most amazing ability to make the every day and mundane, that we all experience and plough through day by day, sound like something to aspire to. I love your perspective and tone – as do we all here obviously! You describe our lives with exquisite perfection, and hit just the right note of humour and pathos. That is a gift.
    I am so sorry to hear about your friend being ill. My best wishes go to her – and you, for you will need to be strong for her too.
    Treasure your support network – don't resent your dependence on them – they love you, and just imagine if it were you and your little Finlay – would you have it any other way?? Just be sure to show how much you love and appreciate their support (I'm sure you do!). Your chance will come to repay it one day.
    This is just one day – it is not your last, and tomorrow there will be a new one, with new challenges. Maybe you will be bored again – that is your prerogative – don't feel bad. Boredom is healthy – it spurs us on to creative thinking. I was getting dressed today and it suddenly occurred to me that I hadn't actually left the house (and I mean AT ALL) for nearly a week!!! (My daughter is off school unwell). Now THAT is suffocating boredom!!! The highlight of my day today was being ridiculously overdressed (dress, tights, boots, waistcoat, beaded jewellery, padded bra, make-up!!! etc etc) just to do a piddly Tesco shop – woo hoo!! Pathetic huh?? We get our thrills where we can don't we?!
    Keep on keeping on!!!
    LOL xxx

  4. I totally agree with Sasha's mum and lazylol – you MUST write a book. We'd all buy one for sure.
    What a day! It sounds so familiar – pretending to be a chicken with its head cut off. Here's hoping tomorrow brings you rest, joy and a new boiler!

  5. I totally agree with Sasha's mum and lazylol – you MUST write a book. We'd all buy one for sure.
    What a day! It sounds so familiar – pretending to be a chicken with its head cut off. Here's hoping tomorrow brings you rest, joy and a new boiler!

  6. Totally agree that you should write a book Alison, I would definately buy it. You are a brilliant writer, you have an increible talent, and you are a wonderful person. Your book would sell out in no time, go for it Alison.

  7. You may not beleive me, but reading this blog is listed as one of my favorite things… And a book written by you would never leave my nightstand… We all adore you, and your writing!

  8. I hope you had a restful night sleep, full of beautiful dreams Ali.
    Keep on keeping on ~ you and your little boy deserve only the best!
    I'm very sorry about the sad news on your friend.
    Sending love ~ Kali xo

  9. Yes, yes, yes! Please do write a book! Or at the very least, never stop blogging. You are an inspiration to so many people who also live ordinary lives but lack the talent to write about them.

  10. Alison,
    I'm so sorry to hear about your friend's malignancy. I had breast cancer and I truly feel for her. I'm praying for you both.
    Tess

  11. Ordinary? Never… not for a second! I loved your day. Oh, how this bit by bit account of a day will be a treasure to read over some day in the future… Have you read OUR TOWN, by Thornton Wilder? Ah… Emily.

  12. Sorry to hear about your friend, the boiler and your ex. Well, not sorry for HIM, but for you rather. Been there, done that.
    It gets better chicka. Promise!
    Ali x

  13. Great post as ever, Alison. So sorry to hear the news about your friend ~ praying for her, sweetie.
    I agree with everyone who keeps saying you should write a book! Have you thought of self-publishing ~ perhaps with Lulu.com? Anyway, just a thought! http://www.lulu.com/uk/

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