Friday, 24 April 2015

Living On A Shoestring, Amazing Answer To Prayer, Come On Summer

Well my last post caused a little controversy.
First made me angry then tickled me, because some people just want to be nasty for the sake of it.
This is my story, I do not lie, I do not make things look better or worse. It is what it is, good bad and most of the time indifferent. I have many witnesses to what I say so it is not just my word!
It is a diary for me, a note book of how life can be in Bulgaria and especially for people to learn from my mistakes.
I am who I am, I change with time, for the good and sometimes for the bad but then back to the good, I hope. I am a good person with a good heart. I am giving and help others but normally keep this to myself as I see this philosophy as life and how it should be!!!!
For instance many people (thank you) have been praying for me and the situation. I have seen amazing answer to prayer. a couple of people have provided me with dog food, thank you so very much and I have struck a deal with someone to exchange a cake a week for a bag of dog food, so I am so much lighter in my step to know that my dogs are OK for food :-)  I feel so much better for being able to exchange something for something, like in the old days. I said I would not take money or borrow off people, but for my dogs help with the food has been such a blessing!!!!!
Life to me is about just that, doing things for your friends, family, neighbours. Helping each other out, what a wonderful way to live.  I will make sure I pay this forward to my village families and friends just as soon as I can.

It seems to me that some people think when life throws a curve ball that we are less as a person, that in poverty we are low life and they not being in that position are superior. Hmmmm I have always had a problem with people that think like that, heartless is just one word but ignorant is the best. Life is not always fair to any of us but for many more it is downright desperate. Education is to be grasped, if possible, for some though this is not to be. Having a good education does not make a person better than those that are uneducated just makes them privileged.
I wish I had grabbed my education with all I had but I hated school. I did though have a head on my shoulders and managed to get really good jobs. I then went to college when I was a mother of teenage kids. Meeting my second husband put a stop to me going to University as I moved to the Midlands to be with him. Now it is too late for me but just because I do not have a university degree does not make me stupid, far from it.

So I am intelligent enough too do my own detective work :-)

Funny thing, I have been included in a book on living on a shoestring. It is about what it says LOL, but for people living in Bulgaria etc.
I did try to get a link to put on here but I am not technically minded, as soon as I work it out I will do it. It is by a travel expert.  Funny because now I am really living on much less, but sunshine is around the corner.

Talking of sunshine, come on sun, where are you????? Get away from that normally wet and grey country we call England and get back here where you belong!
I am cold it has been wet, damp, grey and blooming miserable. I now have man flu, really just a bad head cold. Throat, head, eyes, neck, back etc. Only a few sneezes, a bit of coughing so I am in bed resting, hence these blogs. It seems to be doing the rounds so glad to get it out of the way so I can get stuck into all the mess that needs sorting and also catch a bit od vitamin D while having coffee breaks!  Oh let alone sorting seeds. Have to say I am a fair weather gardener so always late in this type of weather. Still there is still a lot to be planted and still time.

I have been having trouble with my Kamina/Fire. Just haven't any good wood left so it has been a struggle to get it going let alone keep it alight!  Marko popped in this morning saw my lack of wood and no fire with me in bed ill and told me off good and proper! I really thank God for him, such a good friend. He chopped wood and built me a roaring fire. I am now lovely and warm :-) :-) :-) Even the pup's are sleeping in front of it on the sheepskin, sweet

Mummy is on the bed with me, having a well earned rest


  1. hi joanna
    I've been reading your blog for years now. Glad you are getting sorted eventually.
    so sorry to read about your breakup and everything that went with it. Keep blogging x

  2. Get well soon Joanna. Those pups are adorable.


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