To Mom. Love Ash. Life’s Determinations. X

Life has it’s up and downs we all go through them ( eventually ) its inevitable, visually its looks like a line (life line) graph with a beginning and an end with dips and bumps in-between. 

You can’t measures one’s success by money, fortune and assets and how it drove them through the up times in their life. Success its measured by how one handles the commitment to carry on through the tough times when you’re down and low on the (life line) graph this is when self determination becomes key. You must be committed towards survival before the line starts to rise again and tides turn, stand up and look after yourself and over time fortunes and opportunities will arise they always do. One just needs to survive and be prepared to take them never consider yourself down and out. 

True success is measured by the persistence to survive the low times sailing through the long storm enduring your survival until the sun starts to shine again. The determination to sail through the low times measures one’s true character. Even when you have over achieved your objectives never forgot your true character and your determination that originally got you through the low times in your life. 

Will and determination is a very powerful force of nature which we all have buried inside of us,  if you maintain it you will eventually find success in life, survival is your responsibility no one else’s as they worry about their own survival. Never give up in life be determined.

Ash. X

Say ‘Doodle Day’

Sometimes when we feel helpless with just wanting a day off. Do it. To stop worrying about commitments and obligations and just Doodle. Feel our own art and crafts without guilt or regret. You can make posters with vectors, pics, quotes and put them around the place. It’s not an expensive hobby and will make you feel ‘spesh’.

Jealousy is a horrid, horrid thing and something I cannot admit to ever feeling because when someone impresses me I want to be friends with them or at least send them kudos. So don’t waste your time with worthless emotions. Turn those small minded thoughts to being original and of a positive mindset. I am going to tackle the cellar. Have a great week and get over it. Life is too short so live it out with some kind of purpose that helps others. It all comes back tenfold. It really does. Smile and Smile Again! It’s contagious.

Tiff. X

My Yard

Like I say folks, anyone got an opinion use my suggestion box or for neighbours stick a note through the door – be anonymous. I welcome your feedback. But let me tell you one thing, you gossip about me, make false assumptions outside my home or on the pavement on this street, I will show you what it feels like to stand alone too.

I am building a new business from scratch. I am not your competition. Blackpool is big enough for everyone.

One thing I have learned this week too, is me and my house keeper should sit in my back yard and not out the front. We are not a drop in centre. We are a business. You want it. You pay for it. And that includes intruding on my conversation. I have lived on tougher streets and that’s a great accomplishment.

I refuse to be stuck in ways or a routine. I don’t give a fuck. Never have.

Part time guest house – Full time activist.


Coming next ‘The Dee Lou Rob’ Suite at Belleva

Never had a launch or send off for Belleva as we have nothing to brag about. It’s a team effort where I have orchestrated the design behind each room with help dressing the space from Danielle Robinson each step of the way. We like low key.

So we have decided the final room at Belleva to complete (room 3) should be designed by Dee Lou (Danielle). In it there is already a lovely double bed that is beige linen. Pale grey thick twist carpet and light painted walls (where we started last year). She has a blank canvas on from this. With help from our loyal and expert craftsman Colin Almond who is perfect for the ongoing upkeep of Belleva, I am very excited to give Danielle this stage alongside the help of Colin.

The Dee Lou Rob Suite is to the front of the property on the first floor. It is a heavenly room with a beautiful window and private bathroom with an L Shaped bath. There is a Smart TV in the bedroom and bathroom friendly Smart TV. Smart heating to lower our carbon footprint and LED light bulbs.

The only clue I have is that it will be ‘Blackpool’ inspired and bright. Not many people know about Belleva and they are booking on sites that offer hundreds of other hotels. Guests don’t know our story or anything about behind the scenes. This is a tough business. But Belleva is a house full of love and magic and best enjoyed when quiet. It will take a long while to be established as a known hotel since it has not traded since 2014.

Okay, we decided not to offer early morning breakfasts. Each to their own. We do offer brunch in the café open for guests. We have no need to conform to any other persons expectations because we are trying our best and that’s enough. We are however open to guest suggestions. Therefore we have a suggestion box in our hallway.

That said, if neighbours wish to contribute please drop a note through the door. You’re welcome. A space is not a competition. We live in a free society and that’s art. We do what we can with what we have and collect like minded connections along the way.

TBH xxx