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About Mandy Tams The Golden Girl
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I don't want you to get bored looking at me and hubby in the garden last year, so I'll show it to you in the daylight, my refuge where the foxes wander.
There is not much that many of you don't know about me now, I enjoy a good laugh and if I can find one I will. If I can make someone smile my day is complete. I enjoy people and people watching but do not suffer fools easily, mainly because my dad told me I would be one when I grew up, and I think he may have been right.
I was born in Yorkshire and the extended family are still there but we now live in Staffordshire, we being my husband of 33 years and our two sons, well one of them has left and lives with his partner a girl whom we love dearly.
My latest hobby is writing and from this I am learning a great deal from and about people, that write.
My latest, latest thing to keep me occupied is making myself a nice new fleece top, it's getting cold and my old one; which must be 12 years old has had to be sent to a better place and I miss it already RIP>


Most Recent Blog Post

Blog Posted:6/29/2013 3:10:00 AM



I would like to send out many thanks to all those that have sent me good wishes over the last few days and to Harry for putting up a blog bless him, he didn't want me to be forgotten.
It has not only been a very difficult week but in fact the last two months I have been struggling with chest problems but they beat me in the end. I ended up with a hat-trick and had to be blue lighted into hospital with Pneumonia, Asthma and an enlarged thyroid that is crushing my windpipe so as you can imagine it was getting pretty hard to breathe. I am hopefully on the mend with a barrow full of meds and now awaiting surgery to remove the offending thyroid but that can only be done when the other two problems subside so I am now on orders to rest and this I must do. But than you once again for the get well wishes you do not know how uplifting they are especially when one feels so awful.
I am passing on a little bit of advice I learnt while I was there in the hopes that it may help one or all of you in a time of crisis, because it definitely works and we could all use inner peace and calm.

The doctor told me I needed to be calm and the way to achieve inner peace is to finish all the things you have started and have never finished." 

So, when I cam e home I looked around my house to see all the things I started and hadn't finished, and before writing this this morning, I finished off a bottle of Merlot, a bottle of Zinfandel, a bottle of Bailey's Irish Cream, a bottle of Kahlua, a package of Oreos, the remainder of my old Prozac prescription, the rest of the cheesecake, some Doritos, and a box of chocolates and the rest of my half-gallon of Blue Bell Original Vanilla Bean ice-cream. 

You have no idea how freaking good I feel right now. Please pass this on to those whom you think might be in need of inner peace.
Love to all xx
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  1. Date: 7/2/2013 12:56:00 PM
    Hi Mandy great to see you back and in form love the humour throught the illness, take care my friend, all the best Poetowen

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  1. Date: 6/30/2013 12:13:00 PM
    Bless you all for all your wishes and comments which are much appreciated , I hope to get back to writing and commenting soon xx

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  1. Date: 6/30/2013 10:56:00 AM
    So happy to see you're back and with your wonderful sense of humor in perfect condition. This is so funny. Be well soon, Mandy.

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  1. Date: 6/30/2013 10:20:00 AM
    You are such a ray of light, Mandy. I am glad to know that you are ok and your blogs are a delight to read. Take care and prayers continue for you... sending you hugs and keep sharing that laughter! We need it.

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  1. Date: 6/29/2013 4:01:00 PM
    LOL, get well soon, my friend - we need you to make us laugh xx

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  1. Date: 6/29/2013 1:34:00 PM
    Mandy just confided to me on soup mail that she actually did eat and drink all that stuff---I tried it and it works--thanks Mandy!!

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  1. Date: 6/29/2013 10:59:00 AM
    Even after being so sick you can lighten things up with a joke. Glad you are on the mend and will be praying for total healing. Love, Kim

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  1. Date: 6/29/2013 10:51:00 AM
    Hello There Mandy: Sending Get Well wishes......hope this means long hours to sit in your lovely garden.....will be a relief to be able to breathe properly.....sending healing thoughts and now I must get busy.....and finish off a few things around here.....LOL SuZ

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  1. Date: 6/29/2013 10:16:00 AM
    MANDY!!!! Sweet Mandy! I'm so glad you are home and HAPPY! ;) That's my girl. I keep trying to finish things off, but they never get finished! ;) Oh, please do take it easy and do take your meds on time. Please do keep us updated about how you are doing. Thank God you are back home. Hugs!!! XOXOXOXO

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  1. Date: 6/29/2013 10:14:00 AM
    I am always impressed that even in difficult times, you have a keen sense of humor, and your spirit is strong. Get Well, Mandy, and do keep your sweet smile. Hope you are better soon!!

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  1. Date: 6/29/2013 9:36:00 AM
    Welcome back Mandy, pleased to hear things are going well for you

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  1. Date: 6/29/2013 8:56:00 AM
    You are a happy cure for all of our ailments and I hope it works for you too. I so enjoy your humor. Bless you. Love, Joyce

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  1. Date: 6/29/2013 8:39:00 AM
    I am so glad your health issues did not affect your sense of humor, I will keep you in my prayers for a speedy recovery

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  1. Date: 6/29/2013 8:29:00 AM
    hahaha, Thank goodness that last advice you said was a joke. I was thinking of all the stress I'd feel trying to finally finish organizing all my school files and pictures and poetry! gosh, you sure got a triple whammy the past few months. More prayers for you, sweetie. Sorry you had to go through all that. Luv, Andrea

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  1. Date: 6/29/2013 8:26:00 AM
    How wonderful that you are keeping your sense of humour through all your troubles. Good for you and get well soon. Betty

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  1. Date: 6/29/2013 8:07:00 AM
    so happy to see you chirping away take care of yourself and keep on sending those jokes loves em all hahaha

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  1. Date: 6/29/2013 6:38:00 AM
    Oh sweetie, I'm so glad that you are doing a bit better than before. The enlarged thyroid is a pain in the neck lol. I had a goiter, I think that's what you're describing right here. It's very scary to have that and yes it does obstruct your breathing as well. My prayers will go out to you to get everything done love, until then take it easy. We need the Golden Girl here on the soup. We're lost without your sweet personality and your jokes love. Have a wonderful and restful weekend. Hugs and love, Gail

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  1. Date: 6/29/2013 5:45:00 AM
    Ha! The "take two of these" advice, completely overblown. LOL! I love it! Welcome back!

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  1. Date: 6/29/2013 5:00:00 AM
    Mandy, you spread your sunshine here through your blogs. Even now in this sickness, you keep shining! Get Well Soon!! lots of good wishes.

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  1. Date: 6/29/2013 4:58:00 AM
    ;))))) A big big smile you put on my face because of your awesome blog my dearest friend,Mandy and the biggest smile I'm wearing right now for finally seeing you back & hearing from you. I'm sending you again my loving prayers, best wishes & jumbo sweet hugs! love lots, Leonora

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  1. Date: 6/29/2013 4:39:00 AM
    Lol Mandy what a blasted good idea, oh my. Think I had better it down before I start, sorry Tilly feed yourself tonight lol.biggest Hugs ever .....Seren

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  1. Date: 6/29/2013 3:43:00 AM
    and you have just passed on your wonderful sense of humour, Dear Mandy, reading this is like watching the sun rise, the start of a wonderful day, now you are back...

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