Stuff I Like

My Favourite People

I was looking at my Twitter account today, and read a quote that really made me sit back and think. I’ve no idea who wrote it, but regardless of that, here it is…

‘Sometimes you can’t explain what you see in a person. It’s just the way they take you to a place where no one else can.’

What do you think about that?

I’ve spent quite a few days thinking about these words, and come to my own conclusion regarding the people that matter in my life and the way that they make me feel.

Here are 5 of them that are very important to me, and how they take me to a place that no one else can.

My eldest son...If I praise him for any reason he always says that I’m biased because I’m his mum, and I only see the good things. All mothers do that though don’t they?

He is a genuinely polite, friendly, kind and funny person. He takes me to a place ofย  happiness because he helps me around the house, he always asks me how I am, every day! He always says ‘Goodnight Mum’ when he goes to bed and he has the most driest sense of humour. He can always makes me laugh. He’s also a good mimic! So my eldest son takes me to a place of happiness.

My youngest son…A 16 year old boy, who although he admits sometimes that stuff makes him nervous, he just cracks on with things and doesn’t moan. He is so resilient, and to be honest I have no idea where he gets it from. I’m just a wimp! He gives me the biggest squeezy hugs every day, always offers to make me a cup of coffee, will sit and chat with me for hours about this and that, and will always be honest with me. I’ll ask ‘Do I look fat in this?’ and he will say ‘Yes, mum, I’m not going to beat about the bush. You do, so do some work outs’. Slightly hurtful, but I do ask and I know he’ll give me an honest answer. So my youngest son takes me to a place of honesty.

My Mum.. My mum is now 71 and she is just great; of course she is. A lady who, even though she has gone through many trials in her life, embraces everything with a placid and understanding heart. She never argues, moans (well maybe a bit) and will go out of her way to help other people. She has always been fiercely independent. She enjoys going out with friends, reading, cooking and looking after stray animals. She has helped me a great deal from being a little girl, and my parents didn’t really have much money. When I have been at my lowest ebb, her kind and rational nature eases my mind. A truly inspirational woman. My mum takes me to a place of contentment.

Louise.. My best friend. We met at infant school when we were 7 years old and have been the best of friends ever since. In fact, she is a sister really! Louise has always been an inspiration to me, the clever one. She was and is, in our relationship, the person that I can always go to for advice, and I know she reasons on things in such a way that makes complete sense. Even at 7 years old she was very mature for her age, and had a natural aptitude for any subject at school so that I could always ask her for help. She is one of the most funniest people I have ever met, and if I see something comical on social media, a program, film or a book, I know she’ll find it funny too. We definitely have the same sense of humour. Unfortunately, I haven’t met up with her for ages because of Lockdown, but when it’s over, she’ll be the first person I call for a get together. Louise takes me to a place of fulfilment.

Nicola..My other best friend. We met when we were working for a teaching supply agency about 6 years ago. We were both at the same school one day, and clicked instantly. She’s really good fun to be around! A girl who has had health problems throughout her life, yet will always try and be positive. She’s also one of the best teachers I’ve ever worked with! We can chat for hours about personal stuff, and yet have really good fun talking about our dating escapades. We go out for lunch and drinks together, have the same taste in music and will go to live gigs on a regular basis. She’s brilliant! Nicola takes me to a place of fun.

I’ve covered 5 of the most important people in my life. How about you? Which people in your life take you to a place that no one else can?

x Pip


I am a mother of two children, and have had many experiences in my life that I have been through and had to overcome. I feel it would be beneficial (at least to me, and perhaps you) to share my experiences. Iโ€™d love to hear your comments and suggestions. x


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