Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Where to begin....

Hello everyone - seems ages since I visited blog land.  Hope you are all well.

What a roller-coaster month it has been - first off, I was whisked away on a wonderful romantic getaway by the lovely Dr H as it was our silver wedding anniversary!  What a fantastic 5 days we had, we went to Granada in Spain to see the breathtaking beauty of the Alhambra.  I shall never forget it, the beauty of the place is absolutely beyond any description - simply magical.  Will share photos soon hopefully.

But, on landing back in the UK we were met with the news that my darling Mum had taken really ill on the day we were due to return.  She is 87 and had been sticken by a severe bout of flu - even though she had a flu vacination in the autumn as usual.

So it has been terribly worrying, we have all been spending as much time as possible with her. 

And today, 2 weeks later, she is finally starting to make a good improvement - she has even started telling my brother off which is a really good sign ;)

So huge apologies to my swap partners for the sheer disorganisation on my part in getting things sorted and posted.  But the days have just slipped away and here we are fast approaching the end of February.  I have done no crafting at all this month which is really unusual.  But have had no time and with all the worry with darling Mum no inclination to craft either.   And have only had time today to catch up on personal emails, so have emailed my swap partners to explain.

Hopefully will be back soon.



  1. Dear Helen ,

    glad to here your Mum is back on the mend , and although crafting keeps us sane , there times when even that has to take a back seat .
    Im sure you will soon be back into the swing of things

    Big Hugs

    Bev xx

  2. Gosh the roller coaster of life! I'm glad your Mum is on the mend and look forward to the photos! :) x

  3. Hope your mum recovers soon.

    Take care,

    Hugs, Estelle xx

  4. Glad to hear you had a lovely time in Spain and that your mum is now on the mend, my nan who will be 90 this year had flu recently and it took her a long time to get over it just like your mum, it's easy to forget they are a little fragile sometimes!

  5. I', sorry to hear your Mam has been ill, it's such a worry. It's good news that she's recovering now.

    You must tell us more about your trip, I've always wanted to see the Alhambra.

  6. I'm glad you got to go on that lovely trip before you had to deal with your poor mom. Hang in there, we went through that will all 4 of our parents over the last several years. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  7. A roller coaster indeed; so pleased to read your mum is now recovering.
    Alambra is truly magical - what a beautiful way to mark your special wedding anniversary - look forward to seeing your photos. S X

  8. Hope your mum feels a lot better soon.
    Sounds like you had a wonderful break
    Julie xxxxxxxxxx

  9. So happy you were able to get away to celebrate your Anniversary, and hoping your Mom continues to recover. Sending you a hug,

  10. Sending you hugs ... and ones to your Mom too ... may she recover speedily!! xxx

  11. I'm looking forward to the photos of your anniversary holiday!

    Best wishes to your mum for a speedy recovery.

  12. I'm glad to hear your mum is on the mend now. I hope she is much better soon.

  13. Helen, I join your friends above, wishing your mom well and celebrating your celebration of your 25th anniversary. I'm sending you hugs as well, and cheering you on as you sort out this season of your life.
    xx, Gracie


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