Hi I'm Eleanor and this is my first ever blog.
To be honest I didn't even know what a blog was until a fortnight ago so please bear with me.
I've been worrying a bit about what to write. Lots of thoughts and ideas have circled around in my head but then I read Muriel's lovely blog about her morning routine and decided to just blog about life.
We all have our hopes and dreams, successes and failures. Sometimes things are going really well and then fate just hits you in the gut with something really bad. Sometimes I wonder how we even dare get up in the morning. What is it I wonder that determines our lives and makes us the kind of people we are? Is it fate, circumstance, or maybe those around us who influence our early years.
Mine is a funny kind of life by some peoples standards. I have lived for many years with my family, a host of varied animals and four or five staff, girls in their teens and early twenties who love horses, want to train and live as family. Latterly even my son, his wife and my two grandchildren have also lived here when between houses.
The girls who live and work here come from many walks of life, for some it's just a place to be when things are tough at home and I like to think that we have influenced their lives in a good way as they passed through and maybe helped them to a better future.
So no matter how old I get, and I have to admit that I'm no spring chicken, as long as people are willing to keep buying my books I get to feel young again and fall in love over and over with every new story I write. I hope that those who read my stories will get the same experience.
We all go through bad times in our lives and maybe we have to have bad times to appreciate the good, but I truly believe that love really does make the world go round. Everyone wants to be in love, no matter how cynical they may pretend to be. Everyone wants to find that certain someone who is always there for you and knows you better than yourself.
In Heartwarming we get the chance to find that certain someone again and again... at least for a little while.
So remember, wherever you are in your life, bad times can only get better and there's always someone worse off than you. Just keep believing that and you'll make your own good luck.