Born in sunny Oxfordshire & now living in even sunnier Yorkshire, I spent my childhood days pilfering polo mints from my Gran’s handbag and doing everything in my power to annoy my brother.

From 14 years old I developed an obsession with music that led me to become a leading Blur loyalist. The highlight of this was being sick on Damon Albarn’s adidas trainer once. Soz about that Damon.

Other life achievements have included being “removed” from Damian Hurst’s Pharmacy restaurant in Notting Hill, accidentally flashing my knickers in front of everyone at an important board meeting in London, being mistaken for a prostitute in Sydney and standing at my fridge with the door open eating up a whole large block of cheddar whilst 8 months pregnant.

These are things I realise others have not experienced #blessed


  1. Parul Thakur · April 16

    You have lived and are learning from life. That makes it beautiful!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. globalhousesitterX2 · April 16

    The cheese image will stay with me for an hour or two πŸ™‚ Brilliant “about me” post

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  3. Jo (Fallen Angel) · April 16

    Ha ha, love this ‘about’ page. If you makes you feel any better, I was mistaken for a prostitute once when I went to a casino with my boyfriend. To this day, I’m still not sure what it was about me that made the staff think I was a lady of the night!!

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  4. noellekelly · April 16

    I’d like to know more about the ‘removal’ from the Damien Hurst restaurant 😁

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    • thebeasley · April 16

      Haha. Ok it was summer of 1998, me & my mate had been on an all day Sunday drinking session around Notting Hill, so we decided to visit DH’s restaurant, stand in the middle of the restaurant & sing the England “Vindaloo” song at the top of our voice with actions for everyone to enjoy (sorry if you know this, but for info DH was one of the Vindaloo song writers). We were promptly escorted out. Please note I was a mere 22yrs old 🍻

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  5. Ritu · April 16

    Hi Hayley!!!

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  6. Denzil · April 16

    I think there’s a movie in the making here. Well, at least a couple of blog posts.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Traci York · April 16

    The restaurant removal story is brilliant, as are you!

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    • thebeasley · October 31

      Thank you so much Hugh, but this playlist isn’t by Em Linthorpe, it’s by me (Hayley) at Just Another Blog From a Woman xx


  9. Oriana · November 18

    Hey Hayley ! I nominated you for the Liebster Award 😊 I hope it’s fine, you don’t have to do it if you don’t want to of course, but if you’re interested here’s the link πŸ’— :


    Have a wonderful day ! ✨

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    • thebeasley · November 19

      Thank you SO much Oriana. That’s so kind of you. I feel very honoured indeed. This has made my day πŸ˜„


  10. Gloria · December 21

    I’m afraid to ask how you got mistaken for a prostitute! Lol…..Great About post!

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  11. D. Avery @shiftnshake · 9 Days Ago

    Certainly your readers would want to know of further life achievements. Hopefully eating a block of cheese in the refreshing cool of the open fridge is not your plateau. If it is, try cheese-cake.
    A refreshing about page that was.

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