I visited the new shiny automated doors and lights, detention centre looking building that adult and child services in Basingstoke have moved to, I do not understand why a new shiny building in the middle of Chineham was even required as the bus accessibility is much lower than for the town centre where it was previously situated.

Check out the lovely new accessible shiny slippery floors, not suitable for people witch crutches or walking aids.

Adult and Child Services Building Basingstoke

All citizens requiring such services from all around Basingstoke could get a single bus to the building located in the middle of the town centre where as now a lot of the most vulnerable people of Basingstoke, elderly, disabled and children last but not least now will have significantly longer and more tedious journeys increasing the stress of attaining help and assistance.

Then there is the building design itself, it was wet and I am on crutches, the outside paths where somewhat slippery and I had to pay caution to where I placed the walking aids.

Upon entering the building I was met by a wonderfully shiny marble looking floor, of course the wet crutches from the outside was slipping all over the place and I had to wait by the doors for some ten minutes or so whilst drying of the rubber on the bottom of the crutches just to be able to safely navigate the shiny floored surfaces.

All this before I have even got to the meeting and they wonder why people are flustered and dismayed upon arrival.

The previous building was not a shiny new prison looking thing, it was more like an office block but you could enter from street level in the town centre meaning a lot of residents could walk there with their careers or children.

Also the building of course has moved, however apart from the new address atop of the letter I never knew the location had changed and actually missed a very important appointment with child services as I attended the wrong building, they are able to write in BLOCK capitols aggressive threats of compliance but couldn’t use the same tactics to inform attendees the building had moved.

Very Inspiring Blogger Award!

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

Inspiring Blogger Award

Inspiring Blogger Award

I was nominated for an award for blogging on March the 30th by the lovely Jodi Ambrose, just thinking of her makes me smile and giggle like a school girl as she is both funny and kind.

It took me until now to understand what it meant to be “NOMINATED” and due to that I’ll explain to the others that I nominate what it means exactly.

Being nominated means you have inspired me and have won the award, as long as you follow the rules below regards receiving it you are free to use the image and post the joy to your blog =)

I thank you from the bottom of my heart for nominating me for this award it amazes and pleases me that someone of your stature and profile would even interact with a simple layman such as I yet alone nominate me for this award.

I feel honoured that I have inspired you in some way to nominate me and wish you all the success you rightly deserve.


As for fulfilling my responsibilities regarding the award, I’m delighted to tell you 7 things about myself and pass on the nomination to 7 other bloggers.

7 Things about me:

  1. I am a new blogger that wants to help himself and others heal, to pass the loving light and healing energy to all whom need it, my shoulder is always there for when someone needs it to cry on, anytime, anywhere.
  2. I would give away anything I own if anyone really needed more than I, just ask.
  3. I always think of others before myself, but my mouth often disagrees.
  4. I live with Fibromyalgia and hope to raise awareness, it is National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day on the 21st of May.
  5. I love music, politics, the environment, play guitar, and attempt to write poetry, songs and lyrics.
  6. The skeletons in my closet have lodgers.
  7. Save the best till last, I love my wife and kids, and have been making a huge effort to spend more quality time with them all.

7 Bloggers I nominate: (This means you have won the award Wooo Hooo XD)

  1. Angela Carter For her work on conditions and diseases connected with chronic pain.
  2. Risa A caring and compassionate person that helps, researches and much more in the fields of mental health, FM and animal cruelty.
  3. Sending joy For her humanly elegent, charming and thoughtful comments and spiritual blessings of forgiveness.
  4. the ChangeYourLife blog Brilliantly written positive pondering that now form apart of my day.
  5. Stella Marr For her work with rape and prostitution victims.
  6. Maggie Mae writes poems about the innocents, the innocents are you!
  7. AMSDaily inspire me in many ways, there posts are wonderful and insightful.

Thank you again Jodi for sharing a little bit of your heart just by caring, you really are a true Human being and it’s a pleasure to meet your acquaintance, may your life be full of genuine loving kindness and your days be filled with joyous harmony.

OMG! I almost forget, so sorry sis…

The reason I started a blog in the first place was all due to my sister and I thank you sincerely.

Tag I’m it!

The last game of Tag I had was a few years ago, it was with the kids outside our house in Winklebury, there was a huge lawn outside and the kids where playing with water guns!

I was tagged by Currie Rose =P lol thanks XD
I thought you would appreciate this so this is for you.

A Red Currie Rose

A Red Currie Rose


1. You must post the rules.
2. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post and then create eleven new questions to ask the people you’ve tagged.
3. Tag eleven people and link to them on your post.
4. Let them know you’ve tagged them!

The questions Currie Rose set for me.

  1. What is your favorite childhood memory? Going to Florida and having breakfast in the company of Mickey mouse with my mum dad and sister.
  2. If there is one thing you could change about yourself, what would it be and why? I would like to give my self the ability to finish what I start and be kinder, so that I achieve more and am a nicer person with more consideration.
  3. What is your favorite pastime, besides blogging of course? Playing guitar and listening to music.
  4. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? 46
  5. Do you like where you currently live? Why or why not? Yes it is homely and our landlord is great, new neighbours are a pain in the arse its to small and we are moving in a month or so to a larger property, this means the two kids won’t be sharing rooms any longer, YAY
  6. What is your biggest life goal? To own our own home that is environmentally friendly and self sufficient.
  7. What are 3 things you always carry with you? My heart, my sleeve and a shoulder to cry on.
  8. What is the one place you really want to visit? I really want to go back to Florida for a while, visit Richard Bandler for some NLP and then onto the Venus Project and of course I’d have to go to Disney World.
  9. Do you think the world is going to end in 2012? Only if my friends dog farts!
  10. What is your most embarrassing experience you are willing to share with the world? I once caught my willy in my zipper.
  11. What is your comfort food? Costa Coffee, Large Mocha Flake, Brie and Bacon Baguette, slice of Carrot Cake, OMG I am dribbling nom nom nom…

The eleven people I am tagging are in no particular order of preference, hugs!

  1. Maggie Mae For being the first blogger to follow me, and writing such heart felt poetry, I thank you.
  2. Wartica Thanks for being the first person to like one of my posts and giving me that little kick of confidence.
  3. stellamarr Does great work for rape victims and prostitution survivors.
  4. AMSDaily For providing wonderful positive insights.
  5. Risa Fibromyalgia, animals, mental health, Risa cares and works hard to help others she also lives with FM.
  6. Jodi Ambrose Your genuine, compassionate, humorous, flirtatious and a wonderful author, thanks for the giggles.
  7. 400 Days Till 40 This blogger writes fantastically optimistic and inspirational posts about life and nature.
  8. Photo Botos Wonderfully beautiful and stunning photography of the world around us and everything in it.
  9. The Change Your Life Blog Thanks Stuart for your passionate, inspiring and uplifting posts.
  10. Sending Joy Spirit Healer is a spiritual and loving Human with genuine loving kindness in her heart.
  11. zen and the art of borderline maintenance Last and certainly not least, thank you for your kindness wisdom and support, Hope your site move has Zen, Namaste.
The eleven questions I ask you to answer.
  1. What is your favourite colour?
  2. What do you find relaxing?
  3. Have you heard of Solfeggio Harmonics? and if not would you investigate?
  4. Are you environmentally friendly?
  5. If you could change one thing about your self what would it be? and Why?
  6. Do you think helping others is beneficial to society?
  7. If you could would you stop the use of money?
  8. Do you grow your own food?
  9. Have you got any pets?
  10. Are you living life to it’s fullest?
  11. Do you spread happiness and joy each and every day?


Nothing major, lets keep it simple and use Currie Rose rules above with the addition of.

I would like each of these people to find one post on each of the other persons blogs that interests them, comment, reblog etc…
But most of all say thanks then spread some loving kindness and peace and joy.

Social network right 😉

May all your days be filled with genuine joy and happiness, thank you to all of you for helping me towards my journey of achieving the attitude of gratitude and peace and harmony within.

Namaste, Stuart.

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