Monday, 15 April 2013

Life Lately ...

... has been pretty rubbish!

wilson & jessie confined to the back of a truck on Matt's MOT ramp. how cute are these two bears??

I've been off radar because I've been ill for about 7 weeks now. Every time I thought I was getting better  it turned out to be misplaced optimism and I was back to square one the very next day. But today marks the end of my third day of feeling, well, pretty good actually. And my lovely doctor feels I won't be ready to go back to work for another couple of weeks so I feel a bit of a fraud and almost as if I'm on a kind of illicit holiday. I'm trying not to feel too guilty though, I haven't had a sick day since 2007 so I'm no skiver :)

Feeling so crap for so long has left me with precious little to blog about - I've done nothing, been nowhere and seen nothing of note - it's certainly felt that way anyway. But feeling better has given me a little perspective - I'm an incredibly lucky girl in so many ways. A few weeks of mild illness is nothing in the grand scheme of things after all. I have an awful lot to be thankful for

The upturn in weather in the last few days has really lifted my spirits and whilst driving into town yesterday I heard something that took me completely by surprise. I was singing! I can't even remember the last time I sang, which sounds silly but the sheer joy of driving a nice car on a sunny day with great music on made me happy enough to open my mouth and sing along for the first time in weeks. And it felt good! (It was 'Kingdom of Rust' by Doves, if you were wondering)

I've been reading quite a lot whilst I've been confined to barracks, I love autobiographies and have read Pattie Boyd's and Clare Balding's in the last week. Clare Balding's was absolutely brilliant and if you grew up around horses and dogs as I did, you'll find a lot to love within those pages. It just wasn't long enough, I didn't want it to end!

Finally I really want to thank those readers who have stayed in touch over the past few weeks. Your lovely emails and comments have really cheered me up and made me look forward to a return to blogging. I love the blogging community :)

Have a great week!


  1. Good to see you back! And hope you feel fully 'fighting fit' soon :)

  2. So glad you're beginning to feel a bit better! xx

  3. glad your feeling better, looking forward to some more blog posts! I love that doves song!

    Hannah xx

  4. So sorry you've been so poorly recently love- but really glad you're on the mend! And don't feel guilty about the time off- now the weather is better, you can REALLY enjoy it!! :) xx

  5. This is strange cos only 10 minutes ago I was wondering where your posts had gone! Was wondering if I'd removed you from my reader by accident. So glad you're feeling a bit better! xx


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