Dear So and So

Dear So and So,

I’ve been meaning to do this for ages, I really like this as an idea.   Once, I’ve started I may not be able to stop. Just warning you.

Love Me.

Ps. pop over to 3bedroombungalow I think you’ll find lots to interest you

Dear Sleep,

I am not sure if you are aware but I am not a big fan of Margaret Thatcher.  However, I understand that she could get by on 4 or 5 hours sleep a night.  I would very much like this ability and I wonder if together we could adapt. Currently I seem to need 8 or more.  The problem I have is short evenings and an early rising 3 year old.  If I could get by on less sleep it would enable me to get more done and feel less tired at the same time. This I think could be a winning combination.

I do hope you will give my letter careful consideration, and I look forward to your early reply.

Yours sincerely,


Dear Time,

This is a difficult letter to write, I feel things have changed between us. We used to spend long hours together, there was so much to do and so many hours to do it in.

Maybe its me, not you. But one of us has changed, it’s not the same anymore, you seem to be less attentive, less available, just around less. I am constantly wondering where you went.

I know you feel that the 3 year old, work and sleep gets in the way, and I feel that too but hey, I need the first two and I am trying to reduce things with sleep. I’d love it if we could work something out, would you be prepared to influence a lottery win?  That would take care of work. Please, think about it. You know where I am.

Always, me

Dear Mr Cough and Ms Snotty Nose,

Congratulations you have won a prize!!!  You have been chosen amongst thousands of winter bugs as winners! Yes! You two currently hosting at Helloitsgemma’s body! Have won!

Your prize is an amazing pack backing trip to Australia; a fabulous one way ticket! Be the envy of all your friends! Holiday of a lifetime! What do you have to do? Absolutely nothing!  Not even a phone call to premium 0900 number.  Just go along to your local airport collect your prize and disappear.

Congratulations, Helloitsgemma

Ps. did i fool you?

Dear Nick,

The ring fence from my funding pot has been removed.  This means that money that could be spent on vulnerable people, people at risk, the poor and the marginalized can now be spent on bin collections and pot holes, important to some and a vote winner for others, but by comparison as important?  This pot of money for supporting the vulnerable has been reduced further by Cuts to Local Authority Budgets. Just wanted to say that  projects like the one I work for haven’t been lavished with funding over the last few years, quite the opposite, all the funders want is more for less. Front line services are struggling, it can only get worse.

Please think about your priorities, and read again that letter that 90 Liberal Democrats and think on.

Yours sincerely, Ms Bee in her Bonnet


  1. Barenakedmummy

    Love the letter to Time, can you tell me where you posted it to because I so need some extra time over the weekend and some time over next week to fit everything in. I seem to have lost control of it here

  2. midlife singlemum

    Loved this Gemma. I would like to write to my vanity also: Hi, haven’t seen you for a few years. Remeber how we used to hang out checking I didn’t leave the house with snot and chocolate/ketchup stains all over my clothes? Remeber trips to the hairdresser, shopping for clothes, ironing clothes before I wore them, make-up, wearing jewellery…? I miss you vanity and hope we will catch up in a few more years.

  3. Boat Wife

    I love this post. I must get around to writing my own notes as it’s a lovely idea 🙂 Thanks for your comments on my blog. I am very slowly learning the technical side of things and at the moment only discovering comments by accident?!?

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