Monday, 30 March 2015

At Home

Oh hello, I know back again. so soon!
What's going on?
Well I have a little bit more time on my hands at the moment. 
I'm signed off from work while the doctors try to discover why I seem to have been unable to shake off the Christmas flu!  I spent weeks trying to carry on as normal until I just felt so ill I had to see the doctor, where obviously I wept and wailed about how ill I felt. One doctor said it was all perfectly ok, I just kept picking up colds from the children at school, (really for three months) I stayed home for a week resting, sleeping, then went back to work and felt even worse. Back I went to the doctors and saw a lovely lady who immediately said "that's not right you shouldn't feel that ill, lets get you tested!" I was relieved to have someone acknowledge that how I felt wasn't normal!
So blood has been removed from my arm (yuk) and 
I await the results of blood tests. The doctor thinks it could be a thyroid problem (easyish to fix) or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (not so easy to fix!) I'm hoping it's the first scenario if it has to be any!
On the up side I have time at the moment to browse the internet and dabble in some of my favourite crafts, interspersed with loads of sleeping, so much more comforting under a crochet blanket
I knew I made them for a reason LOL!

Lounge Life crochet blankets

We take our health so much for granted don't we and when things go a little wonky it's such a shock! 
It's been really hard to get used to not doing SO much, actually it's driving me a bit mad having to choose one thing to do as too much wipes me out and planning cooking and shopping has been an absolute nightmare, thank goodness for Lovely Man and Heather who have held the fort magnificently.
I'm really concentrating on looking after myself, good food, rest, no stress,
 vitamins galore and gentle exercise.
I'm also torturing myself by sewing in the ends of my Jewel Bright blanket.

crochet blanket sewing in ends

Oh goodie another blanket to snuggle under!
I've really enjoyed catching up on my blog reading too and seeing what all you lovely people have been up to, such a creative and talented bunch!
Thanks for visiting, I rambled a bit today!
Take care look after yourselves.
See you all soon
Love
♥Sue♥

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Spring!

 Hi folks the sun is shining brightly here in Portsmouth, birds are busy and flowers are blooming.
Yup Spring is definitely here and very pretty it is too.
Here some beauties I found on Pinterest.

Spring Blooms



I hope you enjoy them. I adore flowers of any kind but especially in Spring after months of muted tones, those little flowers pop up and dance around in the sunshine sending rays of colour into our hearts and making us feel energised and happy.
This year I actually remembered to plant some bulbs so now have a garden full of delight.
Spring

As an added bonus they smell divine.

Spring

I hope you're enjoying the amazingness of Mother Nature too.
I'm off to sit in the sunshine and spin........or crochet............or read........or think........or just be!
See you soon
Love
♥Sue♥

Friday, 20 March 2015

Five Photo Friday

A floral collection this week.
Today is International Day of Happiness!
Have a super happy Friday.






photo still life natural pebbles and seed pod

Oh and don't forget to look up (safely of course) and see the eclipse if you can.
Love 
♥Sue♥

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Crochet Comfort


Hello friends.
Firstly, just want to say thank you for all the visits to my little blog recently.
 It's a lovely feeling to know people take time to read my ramblings. I love the fact that we connect through the blogosphere sharing the things that we all love, 
it makes the world a smaller friendlier place!
I was laid low AGAIN this past week with the flu/cold/yuk bug.
Not happy.
Off work and not able to enjoy all the projects I have on the go at the moment.
Just sleep and daytime telly(yaaaawwwwwwnnnn).
All I managed was a couple of rows on my V stitch blanket.
Oh but what a comfort, snuggling underneath while I slowly hooked my way across the rows.
No thought required, no stress just soothing rhythm and flow. It has grown slowly the colours following in an organic way.
 No pattern repeat the colours blending together or singing out depending where they fall.

crochet comfort striped crochet blanket

This week I'm back at work and frankly exhausted!
So I'm being gentle on myself, not doing too much,  sitting in the garden enjoying the signs of Spring, early nights, whisky(just a little bit!)
Hopefully my energy will return and I can get on!!!!!!
Hope you are all well and busy crafting and enjoying the start of Spring too.
Love
♥Sue♥