‘Poster by Rebekah Gillian | Freelance Writer ‚óŹ Autistic Lifestyle Blogger’ – Tiffany Belle Harper

Some facts here about the broadly often misunderstood topic of Autism that we all need to tread with more gently. Seen too much nastiness towards those who are special and sadly, often instigated by those in seemingly high places. Needs to be addressed.

If you cannot be kind then shut the fuck up. We don’t need nastiness in the playground. It also amazes me how parents can treat others the way they would not want their kids to be treated. Hardly a good example. Being thoughtful and aware (to me) is more prevalent in those regarded lower class too. Who seem to spend more time in the community than pretending to live a life they do not, behind closed posh doors. There should be no stigma with autism.

Tiffany Belle Harper

REFERENCE POSTER: Rebekah Gillian

The Joy Journal by Laura Brand – new book at Belleva House

When I feel lacklustre and come up for air with a quick social fix, one of the first people I look up for a reality check is Laura Brand via the instagram platform.

We think she is just adorable. Regardless of what is going on in the world, Author and Artist, Laura Brand, remains consistent to her crafts, family, and pets. Her posts are always so delicately put together, often with links to others of interest within the creative sector. Who are also offering good reads and inspirational past times. Laura takes time to convey her posts with gorgeously thoughtful images and video snippets, often of nature and in particular flowers.

I cannot wait for her next book. ‘The Joy Journal for Grown Ups,’ which is about to launch and there’s 50 crafting ideas within the pages. It is going in the hotel on the table with my other favourites for guests to enjoy. You can take a book to your room with pleasure but please put them back in the lounge. Belleva Guest House located in Blackpool (Lancashire) on St Chads Road, offer a home from home atmosphere, for those who enjoy relaxing in a peaceful environment.

Tiffany Belle Harper

REFERENCE: The Joy Journal

Charity Balls and Raffles plus being ME – by Tiffany Belle Harper

Belleva House Blackpool on St Chads RoAd have issued some complimentary Gift Vouchers to various charities for Spring. A couple of events are this week so I hope to raise a few pennies – it’s the taking part that matters. I will keep you posted.

I received some lovely pink and white roses from my kids for Mum’s Day and I have converted the ‘once’ bar into a real soap and candle counter! It is not about making booze money. I hate being around drunks. It is about getting my time back. I now work part-time. I am soon returning to the road in my spare time, to write my new book (via same pen name) and continue my fantastic journey to enlightenment. I feel free for the first time since 2018. I will add some pics here later today or tomorrow of my new bar and gorgeous flowers, when I turn my phone on to take them.

I have shed other people’s drama and complications in favour of my own simple life, with no baggage and plenty of love. I live in a beautiful house that I have not yet enjoyed to myself. That was until yesterday when I took ownership of my own life and space. I had a jacuzzi and it was blissful. Spending over an hour self nurturing. You cannot shave your legs or (naughty) parts whilst hobbling in a shower. I am my inner Goldilocks and instead of 3 bears – I have the dogs. What more could a good woman with heart and soul want? LOL – Ha! … Muuuuuuaahh

God Bless ALL and Enjoy Spring!

ps Have made some new and gorgeous wax melts for Spring. For Me. That are like trinkets from heaven and today I am crafting my first batch of candles in Amber Jars. FOR ME TOO!

Tiffany. Xx

My Beautiful Adopted Planter by Tiffany Belle Harper

June 15th 2021, I was given the go ahead to leave the rental bed and breakfast I had managed for 3 years and 2 days. I moved there on my birthday 2018. Thing is, I had to be out by the 17th June. Just two days to pack an entire hotel up and transfer the piles of bedding, furniture, tableware and ornaments across the road. Danielle ‘my friend and housekeeper’ was a rock. It was blistering heat, but we did it.

I had a call from Mum on the 16th June, saying I had to get to Warwickshire. I had promised Dad I would hold him when he died. He went on the 20th June (Father’s Day) early hours of the morning. The garden came alive with nature and the sky shone amber amidst pale skies and descending white clouds. Two resident ducks on the pond and a glimpse of a fox in the copse. All so very much alive but as for Dad and his barrow, there would be no more. The clouds took him home. I recall driving down the motorway, with the dogs, knocking back black coffee whilst feeling totally stunned and shattered, hoping I could catch him in time. Job done. I drove back to Blackpool on the 22nd June 2021. Belleva opened during Augusts 2021 – after what I can only describe as 2.5 years of total chaos and unnecessary drama.

Unfortunately, I contracted Covid and could not attend the funeral. But I was there and in Blackpool with Dad, in spirit. So instead when I got on the mend, I bought some bedding plants for the tub I had inherited outside of Belleva. I watered the plants each morning religiously whilst the street was quiet. I hope they are just as beautiful this year, for everyone everywhere who has the privilege of soil.

That said, my neighbour Steve, kindly removed a plant for me, from the drainpipe at Belleva this week that had embedded itself in the gutter so deeply, he had to use brut force to get it out by the roots. Made me laugh. And Tracy another lovely friend and neighbour informing us, a woman over the street from her (a previous neighbour) had let seeds dropped by the seagulls, take over so much, she had lupins growing on her flat roof so high they obscured the front windows. When others raised the matter, the woman replied, ‘so fucking what.’ It did make us smile. It really does take all sorts to make a world. As long as we are kind, that’s all the matters.

Tiffany. X

GoGo Penguin – Hopopono (Official Video) [Gondwana Records] – Really getting in to this when writing.

Gondwana Records Release date: Mar 17 2014 “Though very much jazz-based, they sit on the sort of spectrum that encompasses the likes of Radiohead, Portishead or Massive Attack” STV Entertainment “It’s obvious why the Manchester clubs are jumping to this band.” The Guardian Signed to Matthew Halsall’s Gondwana Records and championed by DJs from Mike Chadwick to Gilles Peterson and Jamie Cullum GoGo Penguin’s skittering break-beats, telepathic interplay and a penchant for anthemic melody all contribute to a sound that’s wholly their own.

Pianist Chris Illingworth’s yearning classical influenced melodies are filtered through the dance music energy of bassist Nick Blacka and drummer Rob Turner. But there is no leader, no global set of rules. Each member receives inspiration, ideas and information from each other. Their instrumentation might be the archetypal piano trio but while the melodic, harmonic and structural ideas are influenced by both classical and jazz the rhythms are drawn from left field electronica and it’s this meeting of opposites that makes their unique acoustic-electronica sound so exciting and creates such an interesting and emotionally rich palate for the listener.

Album: v2.0 [ALBUM] Track: 10 of 10 Title: Hopopno Artist: GoGo Penguin Label: Gondwana Records Cat#: GONDCD009 Formats: CD/Digital/Vinyl Digital Release: 17th March 2014 Physical Release: 17th March 2014.