A little heads up on why I ‘disappeared’ for a week, as well as special thanks to a few folk.

noteI have a lot to say in this blog post, but I will aim to condense and attempt to ramble much less than usual. However, if I fail miserably, please accept my apology now and know that I tried my hardest, but I’m a rambler!

Little over a week ago I decided to take a take a step back from social media whilst I went to visit a very good friend of mine, after 14 years. You’re probably thinking ‘ooo big deal’, BUT, there was a reason why I decided to coincide my social media break with my break away. Well, if I’m being honest, the decision was only half mine. You see, for the last four or so months I have been on the receiving end of cyber bullying and my tolerance level had been smashed to smithereens. Not only that, it brought back horrendous memories of the bullying I endured as a child. Memories that I already hold the scars for to this day and really didn’t want to have surfaced once again. But they did. After weeks of constant bad news from the doctors and issues with my house, a break away could not have come at a better time, it was just a shame about social media.

Before I went away I scheduled all of my book reviews to go live whilst I was away which probably made it look like I was still about. I need to say a MASSIVE thank you to every single one of you who shared, liked, commented, tweeted and so on, my blog posts whilst I was away. The response to each review posted was incredible and it means a lot that you were all willing to keep sharing them for me. I also want to say sorry to all of you as I haven’t done any blog post sharing, but rest assured I will be playing catch up so if you find your notifications creeping up, you know it’s me.

As I mentioned above, I have been on the receiving end of cyber bullying and it started to make me resent everything I had worked my butt off for. The belittling comments, snidey posts, immature posts from people who should know better and a lot more that only a selected few know. It hurt, and it still does hurt, I’m not going to lie. No-one should be bullied whether it’s in person or online, it really is diabolical.

Whilst I was MIA I had one, very special lady message me to ensure that I was okay as I hadn’t been active online. That gesture itself made me well up as nobody has ever really done that for me, and it meant a lot that my presence was missed. Lucie Wheeler, you are a truly wonderful, inspirational and kind-hearted lady, and from the bottom of my heart I thank you for being there for me this week and every time before. You were (and are) the person I knew I could trust to message when I was feeling concerned, knowing full well you wouldn’t judge and just be the friend and support network you obviously knew that I needed. You truly are worth your weight in gold and I love you lots, thank you <3.

So yes, I am back. I received over 1,500 e-mails in the last week so if you have sent me an e-mail and I haven’t replied yet, sit tight and I will get to you. Thank you all again for the shares and fingers crossed the bully leaves me alone. Much love to you all <3.

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56 thoughts on “A little heads up on why I ‘disappeared’ for a week, as well as special thanks to a few folk.

  1. Lovely to see you back sweetie, so sorry things have been so horrendously hard for you, no one should have to endure that. You are an inspiration for the way you keep going darling, keep your chin up & keep smiling xxx

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  2. Keep your chin up chuck. Focus on the good, ignore the bad. I know that’s easier said than done and how much it can knock confidence etc but people who want to make others lives bad aren’t worth much so shouldn’t be given your time or your thoughts.

    And of course we keep sharing your posts. They’re fab ya daft mare. Why wouldn’t we?

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  3. You are so right being the target of bullying is a terrible thing. You have a strong group of people here to support you hunny so blast off when ever you feel like it. Don’t disappear though don’t let them win. Lovely to see you back xx

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  4. I’m so glad you are back and doing better. You know I went through a similar time a few years back so I have so much empathy for you as I know how it can feel soul destroying. I want to remind you they are a minority and there are so many of us who believe in you and love what you do. ❀❀

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    • Certainly do lovely, and look at you now!! Fabulous!
      Thank you, that really does mean a lot. I’m still trying to get my head around things but seeing as it happened amongst other crap, I’m finding it all too much xxx

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      • Just take it one day at a time, and as hard as it is, try not to take the words from the bullies on board. Sending lots of love your way. ❀❀

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  5. I’m so sorry you’re having such a rough time of it 😦 I was bullied a lot at school, and have been on the receiving end of it online a few times over the years. Although I’m much more confident than I was as a child, the impact bullying had on me always sneaks back in when it begins to happen to me as an adult, so I understand the huge emotional and psychological impact the recent cyber bullying must be having on you. I hope that you can find the strength and support to get through it and that things improve for you very soon xxx

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    • So, so sorry to hear that you suffered at the hands of a bully. The scars will always be there, regardless of how many years pass. I have spent most of my life being bullied but to get bullied by an adult when I am an adult is just…wow. Thank you lovely xxx

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  6. What a sad story. I am so sorry to hear that you have been treated so badly. Your posts are fantastic. You are an inspiration for so many people to stick two fingers up at the bullies and keep going. Just remember bullies normally target the people they envy most because they know they will never be as talented, kind hearted, successful or beautiful. Bullies are just weak, jealous and unintelligent morons! Xx

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  7. Glad you’re back lovely. Take good care of yourself. You hold your head high & stick 2 fingers up at the bullies, they are not worthy of your headspace. I know it’s easier said than done but you have all of us behind you. Xx

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  8. Aw I am so sorry to hear this and flipping well annoyed that this is happening to you. I don’t know you and only recently discovered your blog but you’re one of my favourite new to me People Ive discovered since I came back to blogging. I love your unique and passionate reviews and always smile when I see them. Have a hug from me ❀️

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    • Awww!!! You are one of my biggest cheerleaders when it comes to my reviews! I have no idea how much money you have spent on books due to my reviews haha. That is a really lovely thing to say, thank you so, so much! I am super pleased that I am someone’s favourite! Lots of love and hugs to you xx

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  9. I admit that I missed you being on break due to my own forced break this past week, but I hope it was full of renewal and strength for you. I am aware of a bit of what you have been enduring through group and can say it is completely unacceptable. I am sorry and extend my my arms to you if ever in need of a hug. I hope all is well now ❀

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  10. Welcome back! I really haven’t been on much or I probably would have checked in on you. I’m so very sorry about the bullying. Big squishy hugs from me. I was bullied my entire childhood, horribly. I missed half of my senior year of high school because I was so afraid to go, it was just miserable. So I understand and I will always be here for you.

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  11. Don’t let that bully win and get you down. I know it’s not as easy as it sounds (been bullied too when I was a child so I do know how it feels) but we stand as one block behind you and we’re just happy you’re back! Sending you my love ❀️

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