Tuesday, 2 August 2016

It turns out that all I needed was ...............................

...............a couple of weeks off to catch up on a few things.



And Blogging Mojo returned. Phew! - I do miss writing.

While I was absent................

The inner pockets to hold the lavender in the cross stitch sachets have been finished.

I read several books, which have been added to my 2016 books read page

We visited friends in Essex (where I tried to give away 3 books but my friend already had them!)

We both went to a car boot sale ( first time Colin has felt well enough this year) where I found these
 I love the dressing teddies puzzles and always wanted to get one from The Early Learning Centre for our youngest years ago, but could never afford it, so thank goodness for carboot sales as this was £2. 'Little Grey Rabbit at Christmas' was 50p and 'The Brontes went to Woolworths' by Rachel Ferguson - A Virago Modern Classic was just 20p

We had a couple of lazy days at the beach hut.

The cross stitch picture of a standard fuchsia is  finished. Threading the beading needle to sew on the seed beads was the most difficult part! It has been mounted in a dark green aperture card and will be a birthday card for Col's Dad who lives in " Fuchsia Cottage"

 I wrote a few letters

We spent a Sunday afternoon in a very civilized fashion ......listening to The Suffolk Concert Band in Christchurch Park. Here they are settling into their seats and warming up.

 And IF this video works, you might be able to hear them.We both love Brass band music. Its always a happy sound.


video


Now I shall have a quieter than usual 4 weeks as Colin has gone into hospital for the final part of the treatment for Non Hodgkins Lymphoma. He has taken the small camera and his laptop to keep a diary for his Facebook page.

Horrible grey drizzley weather here today, I'd better do the ironing.

Back in a day or 2 providing my lap top keeps going, its got rather slow and temperamental recently.
Sue




37 comments:

  1. Glad your mojo is back. I've decided to return to Blogger after trying WordPress, so "here I am!"
    Good car boot haul again and glad Colin felt up to going. Wishing him well on the final round of treatment.
    Laptop not running well here either and I'm hearing this from a lot of people, so it might not be our devices.
    Glad you are back! Deborah

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  2. That brass band sounds wonderful and put a real smile on my face, hope all goes well with Colin x

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  3. Lovelt to see you back. Nice haul from the carboot.

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  4. Oh I'm glad you're back. I missed your posts. I hope all goes well for Colin. Thank you for the memories of the Little Grey Rabbit books. I must try and get hold of some myself. X

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  5. So happy you are back - I missed you! It sounds as though Col (and you) might be seeing light at the end of the tunnel soon so fingers crossed for you both.
    I love the sound of that Brontes went to Woolworths book and look forward to hearing if it lives up to the title.
    Helen x

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  6. Welcome back. I love that fucshia cross stitch with the bead detail., its really beautiful. Good luck Col almost finished the treatment now. Tx

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  7. Glad you are back , I take a break sometimes , I seem to blog more in the winter , Glad col was feeling well enough to go to the car boot sale , I have turned to reading a lot at the moment , Using the library to be frugal of course , We were the same when our daughter was little couldn't afford the prices of early learning learning either , Its amazing what you can pick up at boot sales and jumbles nowadays just wish they were about then xxx

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  8. Glad to see you back, you have been busy. Sending best wishes to hubby for this next stage of his treatment.

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  9. It's lovely to see you back Sue!
    I love the ELC teddy puzzle, we'll be on the look out for such things soon, our first grandchild is due to make his/her debut this coming Friday!
    Hope all goes well for Col in this final part of his treatment, it's been a long haul for you both.

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  10. Lovely to have you back. A break to catch up does wonders for a person's blogging mojo. Good wishes to Col for the lastip of his treatments.

    God bless.

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  11. How lovely to see you back Sue.
    There must be something in the air....my laptop is dragging it's heels too and last night we lost connection altogether-x-

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  12. Hope all goes well for Col in this the final round of treatment. Love the wooden puzzle its one of our favourites when the Grandchildren visit, mine too was a car boot find.

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  13. Glad to see you back, Sue - I missed you! Very best wishes to Col and you for his last treatment. Looking forward to reading the updates. X

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  14. I'm out of library books for the first time in ages! Will have to wait a week to get more, as I was so lazy lazy lazy yesterday.

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  15. Glad you are back, I have missed you! Good luck to Col, hope his treatment goes well.

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  16. Welcome back! The fuchsia cross stitch is beautiful! Good luck to Col on his last round. Hope it goes off without a hitch. -Jenn

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  17. I'm glad to hear that you've caught up with things, and your blogging mojo is back. I loved the band and thank you for videoing it.

    I hope that this last month, nasty though it may be for Col, will mean that soon his treatment will be behind him and he will be on the mend.

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  18. Glad you're back! Love the brass band - thank you for sharing. I continue to keep Col on my prayer list.

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  19. I'm glad you are back and enjoyed reading about all your activities. Best wishes to Col!

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  20. Wonderful to see you back today. I have tried every day but fully understand your need to withdraw every so often. You have both been/ are under a considerable strain at present. I truly hope that in about six weeks you will be able to go away for a weekend somewhere.
    Col. must be relieved treatment has now started. Are you allowed to visit or is he in total isolation? Sue

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  21. Glad to see you back, best wishes to Col.

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  22. Lovely to have you back. I have not seen the dressing teddies before, what a great idea. All the best to Col xxx

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  23. So pleased you are blogging again. I hope all goes well with Col's treatment. Sending you both lots of love and good wishes.

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  24. Count me among those happy to see you back to blogging. What nice boot sale buys! And love your cross stitch. Years ago we saw a brass band and "Barber Shop Quartet" at a Rose garden during the summer. It was so much fun! Fingers & toes crossed for Col...

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  25. So glad you got your mojo back! :)
    I love the "dressing teddies" and your cross-stitch.
    Sending warm and healing thoughts for Colin.

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  26. I'm so glad that you are back writing the blog. All the best to Col. You both are in my prayers.

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  27. Thanks for sharing the video clip of the band in Christ Church park. Lovely! Your cross stitch piece looks very nice. Glad you were able to be out and about with Col. Prayers that all goes well with him at hospital with his treatment and for you as well. Hugs and take care!

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  28. So pleased to hear you have recovered your mojo. Dealing with sick loved ones is exhausting especially mentally - keeping a positive attitude sometimes takes an enormous effort. From a selfish point of view I am pleased to read your blog. Good luck.

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  29. Lovely to read from your blog again. Sending best wishes to Col for a successful treatment.

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  30. Glad you got your blogging mojo back! I hope that all will go well for Col and that he will be home again well and as soon as he can be. Good thoughts to you both!

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  31. Gorgeous card, you have had a productive time whilst away from Blogland.
    I built up a collection of Christmas books and tried to read one each day up to Christmas eve with the children when they were smaller. There's loads out there!
    Lisa x

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  32. Glad you're back blogging. And glad Col is in for the SCT. It's going to get worse before it's better( I know) but then time will move on and he'll feel good again. it took me @ 3 months.

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  33. A silly question, perhaps, and might be too personal, but how do you cook/eat when it's just for you? I find my enthusiasm lacks if I'm preparing meals only for myself during the day.

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  34. good to see you back. Love that teddy puzzle. I've still got it in the garage, it's one of the toys that I'll never get rid of even though it's not played with any more. I just like to keep some.

    Hope all goes well for Col. thinking of him and you. xx

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  35. glad the mojos back. Love the cross stitch. x

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