I'm so much better at accepting the end of summer than I used to be, thanks in part to the lovely Zoe (Hymala) who constantly inspires me . Although there are thirty years between us she manages to teach me so much and is such a wise and wonderful friend. She truly embraces every season and makes the most of all it can offer.
Then of course there's that new (and now much used) word Hygge that has made us think about the positive side of autumn and winter and how wonderful it can be to focus on making our lives cosy.
So much has happened since I last posted......some good....some not so....
- My health continues to fluctuate from good to ghastly and back again with lots of stages in between. But I remain positive. (MRI scan coming up in next couple of weeks.)
- My Mum's health has also been a concern for the past year; she's had a really tough time and is reaching her seventh week in hospital following a knee replacement plus a fractured femur repair (which at 88 is hard to recover from). Fingers crossed she'll be home soon.
- I finally have an Etsy shop and am concentrating on my mixed media collages, little festive shrines (dioramas) and calligraphy tags. Its called Occasionalblues. My collages usually have a coastal theme and I like to add items which I've foraged from beaches in Norfolk and Cornwall.
Here's a sample....