Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Blog Update



Hello my loyal friends.  I hope you are all well.  This is just a quick update.  Mum was discharged from hospital after around two weeks and sent to a care home for recuperation.  It really was not the place for mum (most of the residents had Dementia  or Alzheimers, whereas mum is as sharp as a tack).  Unfortunately she is not the type of girl to 'push through the pain' and she has been doing very little to get on her feet and exercise - it hurts too much.  Now, I understand that because I have inherited her low pain threshold, but it has held her back.

She is now being discharged - with a care package in place - and is going home.  It is very bad timing as we are away for four whole weeks (our usual bi-annual visit to Andalucía to visit friends who live in the rural area).  It was booked at the beginning of the year and all paid for.

However, I have put everything in place for her, her care package, medications and everything else  to do with the appointments I usually take her to has all been rearranged.

I have been unable to do any more little videos, as she has always been in a very noisy, and chaotic environment, but she asked me to thank everyone once again, for all the lovely well wishes, thoughts, prayers and even cards from friends she has never met!

So, once again my friends, thank you so very much from the bottom of our hearts.  And I will 'see' you all again, in July, and hopefully life will have settled a little by then!

Thank you so much for your visit today and especially if you have left a comment.  You are all appreciated more than you know!


Wednesday, 4 April 2018

A Bigger Disaster


I just got my internet sorted out when an even bigger - and more serious - disaster happened!  Those of you on Facebook already know that I posted from our local A&E yesterday evening because my sweet mother went flying on the bathroom floor and was rushed into hospital in an ambulance.  It turned out, at ninety-two, she had broken her hip quite badly!  I was frantic.  I stayed with her until 01:00 this morning and left when they took her up to the ward to make her as comfortable as possible for the night, and said they would operate tomorrow (today).  It broke my heart to see this sweet angel crying out in agony whenever they tried to turn her or do anything.   I went home in tears.

She had the surgery this afternoon 15:00 and was out of surgery and back on the ward by about 19:30.  They said that surgery had gone well and she was dozing.  I told them that I would let her rest and would visit her tomorrow.  To take my mind off things a bit, I decided to make a card for her while I was waiting to hear news.

I used a Penny Black stamp of her favourite flower - an Iris - I suspect, because that is what her name is, and a little sparkle (as she loves anything that sparkles and shines).  Here it is, I couldn't quite get the colours perfect, I think the closest is probably the one with the ink pad in the picture.





 
My thanks to everyone who sent words of love and caring thoughts.  When I tell mum she will be thrilled at the generosity of strangers, who are friends!

As always, thank you so much for your visit today and especially if you have left a comment.  You are all appreciated more than you know!

If you have a question, please be sure I have a way to contact you so I can answer, as a lot of you are 'no-reply' bloggers, so I am unable to reply via e-mail.


Monday, 26 March 2018

A Birthday Card & An Apology!


Hi crafty friends.  I have a very quick post today I'm afraid.  I have been unable to post anything, visit blogs or, actually get to do much card making done this past week, and I need to explain.

You see, to cut a very long and drawn out story (fairly) short . . . we changed internet providers, and to say it was a cock up from start to finish would not really do it justice!  Now it is up and running properly, we have a signal that is so weak, that we have had to buy 'boosters' to get anything at all.  Over the weekend, it was impossible to get a signal at all (due in part to internet traffic of course, which always slows it up anyway).  We changed because Virgin was hiking up the payment every month (literally) and we were fed up with being held to ransom.  So we have changed to Sky - and, I fear, it might have been 'out of the frying pan and into the fire'!  

However, they have told us it can take up to 10 days for a line to 'settle in'. We have had the engineers in and out all week, trying to improve things - apparently, Virgin had made such a mess of the wiring, it was a wonder we could get anything at all (the engineer showed us the 'birds nest' of wiring that they had done, so we know he was telling the truth) and he has fitted the sockets better (one was even hanging off the wall, which he put back correctly).  However, the internet speed has dropped dramatically as a result of Sky not being able to compete with the 'claimed' speeds of Virgin (we have never had the speeds from Virgin that they claim, but they were a lot better than Sky so far.  As an example, as I type this, I have measured my internet speed and it is only 6 Mbps upload speed!! But, with our bill having rocketed by 150% with Virgin . . . enough was enough!

So, dear friends, I am sorry if my posts and visits have been, and could be sporadic again for a while - until the line 'beds in', whatever that means - but I am still here, and the weather is warmer than it has been, so fingers crossed it stays that way for a while.  And fingers crossed again, I can manage to get this post up before the signal drops out again!

Thank you all so much for your patience with me thus far.  And without further ado, here is the card.  Not one of my best, but it was done in a hurry.  It's for darling Max, who is two years old already!!


Confession . . . the solitary balloon, going up off on the left, is there because, just as I finished the card and was putting away my supplies, I got ink on my finger (unknown to me) and got a smudge there, so I had to improvise and cover it up!  I know you all have done the same at some time . . . go on, admit it!  😉💓


Thank you so much for your visit today and especially if you have left a comment.  You are all appreciated more than you know! 

If you have a question, please be sure I have a way to contact you so I can answer, as a lot of you are 'no-reply' bloggers, so I am unable to reply via e-mail.