Saturday, 16 March 2013

Friday Round Up

a foggy morning - jessie wants to play - cosy lie in
chickens enjoying macaroni cheese - handsome wilson - new obsession
lancome goodies - walks in the woods - fresh eggs for breakfast


Thank you so much to those of you who noticed that there was no Friday Round Up last week and emailed to check on me :) There's nothing that cheers me up more than knowing there are people out there who read regularly and notice when something's not quite right

I've not been well for nearly a month now and blogging has definitely suffered. I've been so worn out that everything is a struggle, so anything that isn't absolutely essential has fallen by the wayside. My house is a mess, the dogs aren't getting out every day and just managing to get washed and dressed is an achievement most days. A couple of times I've thought I was feeling better, only to be back to square one the next morning. Yesterday was particularly bad but when I woke up this morning I felt cautiously optimistic that today was going to be ok

And it was. I made brunch for Matt and I - fresh local baps filled with crispy bacon, poached fresh-laid eggs and plenty of ketchup, washed down with a mug of tea for me and a huge latte for him. Then I drove into town and took my sister and nephew out to a local bistro for lunch. She's been ill for the last couple of weeks too and was dying to get out of the house, I think it did both of us good

Having been pretty much confined to the house for the past few weeks there has been little to report to be honest. I'm sick and tired of feeling sick and tired but I'm planning to book a couple of days away next month so that I've got something to look forward to. And I'm trying to be kind to myself - my skin has suffered terribly and dried up like an old fig so I treated myself to some lovely Lancome goodies which cheered me up a little. And I've been indulging in long lie-ins at the weekend with a good cup of tea (Matt is on cracking tea brewing form at the minute) and a long book. I've been re-reading old books - I find this a huge comfort in times of illness or an attack of the blues. Children's books are the best but I've also been working my way back through Jilly Cooper's Rutshire Chronicles which are my absolute favourite books ever and are never too far from my bedside

Matt's racing tomorrow so I will be meeting my friend Liz for coffee and a catch up, giving the dogs a long walk and attacking the housework. Fingers crossed, this weekend will mark an upturn in my health and normal blogging will resume soon :)

Have a lovely weekend everyone


30 comments:

  1. Ah I had no idea they sold Milo in England!

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  2. Sending best wishes your way Rachael and hoping you make a speedy recovery soon, nothing worse than feeling constantly under the weather and not having enough stress to muster up any enthusiasm for anything. Hopefully the spring will bring along some sunshine and health! (: xx

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    1. Thanks Jo, I hope that Spring will be a new beginning too :) xx

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  3. Sounds like you definitely need those few days away next month- hope you find somewhere lovely to go for a bit of a break. I will forever be jealous that you have fresh eggs at your fingertips! xxx

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  4. PLEASE GET BETTER SOON RACHAEL. This sounds horrible and I don't like that it is happening to you at all. The brunch sounds delish, I have like 40 poached eggs when I go home, just because they're so much nicer fresh xxx

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    1. You can't beat fresh poached egglets :) thanks Becca xx

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  5. I thought you had been a little on the quiet side - missed your lovely posting and so sorry to hear you have been so poorly. Tea fixes everything and good tea makers are hard to find, he must be a keeper ;)

    Sending you lots of get well love xxxx

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  6. Glad to hear you're on the mend! xx

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  7. I'm glad your back, hope your feeling better soon :) xx

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  8. glad you are feeling better and i hope you feel back toyour 100% self soon.

    and when i am ill harry potter is never far away :)

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  9. Awww no, you poor thing. Sending you lots of cups of tea and good films to cheer you up, hope you feel better asap!

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  10. I am so sorry to hear you have been so poorly Rachael :( I noticed there was no Friday round-up last week but just stupidly assumed you were too busy to post. Hope you are feel much much much better soon x

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  11. Aww, so sorry to hear that you've been feeling so crap for such a long time! Illness is no fun at the best of times, but when it drags out like that it's just a nightmare, glad to hear your other half has been looking after you well as most men don't seem to have the patience and get bored after a couple of days of illness! Ha.
    I've got my fingers crossed that you'll be feeling back to your best in no time.
    Mel xx

    melswallofmirrors.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Aw thanks Mel :) I've been following your blog with great jealousy, Brazil looks lovely and sunny! xx

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  12. I'm glad you're starting to feel better, being ill is so miserable, especially if it is for a long period of time!
    Reading books from my childhood always makes me feel better :D

    Amy xx
    A Little Boat Sailing

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    1. There's something so comforting about childhood books isn't there? xx

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  13. Missing you, Rachael. Hope you're ok xx

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    1. This really made me smile, thank you! I'm definitely doing better xx

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  14. I've only recently found your blog, I've been reading through some of your posts and I absolutely love it :) You have a lovely outlook on life, your photos are so pretty and I really enjoy your writing. So I'm really really sorry to hear that you're unwell and I sincerely hope that you're okay!

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    1. Thank you for such a sweet comment! Things are definitely looking up :) xx

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  15. Have been reading your blog for ages now and honestly everytime you post it really makes my day!! Get better soon xx

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