Friday 25 October 2013

Go Gentle Through Your Life

I know that the title is grammatically incorrect, but this is a line from Robbie Williams' song, Go Gentle, which I have heard quite a few times on the radio this week.

The line resonates with me at this point in my life because all I've ever wanted was to tread softly, to treat people with respect and kindness and to receive the same in return.

Sadly, I have gone through nineteen months of hell due to a situation which is beyond my control.  I tried to do the right thing a year ago, but it had little impact on my day-to-day situation and I've found myself questioning why I have to go through it all again.

This is the main reason why my blogging has been so sporadic during this time.  It is hard to maintain a positive outlook on life and to take pleasure in daily tasks. 

In an effort to distract my racing thoughts from the never-ending cycle of worry, I have been turning my attention to some creativity.  In addition to baking for Christmas and cooking wholesome soups, I've been busy knitting and I will be sharing some of my creations in the coming weeks.

I would like to thank those of you who have continued to visit and comment on my posts.  I really appreciate your interest.  It makes a world of difference to know that there are friends who care.


  1. Hello Marie,

    I'm really sorry to hear that all your efforts to sort things out haven't worked, but I am hopeful that there will be a situation that will change all of this for you. I don't know what, who or how, but I'm quite sure that things will change and you will leave your trough and start climbing to the top of your peak again, so to speak. Just hang on in there and don't let them get you down.

    Practically speaking, is there any chance of a change of place of work/area/department etc? Can you escalate things any higher? Have you considered legal options? Not that it is a pleasant thing to consider, but it is always an option available to you.

    I can't wait to see all of your crafty endeavours. I am still working on my ripple crochet blanket and calming waves cowl, which is almost done now.

    Sending you many best wishes and thoughts,

    Tash from

  2. Thank you Tash,

    Things have escalated dramatically in the last few days. I've taken this issue to the highest level at work and now I have to wait for a resolution.

    In the meantime, I need to try to focus on other things, though it is not easy when most of my week is spent at work.


  3. Hope things will be resolved and all will be well:)