Friday, 16 October 2015

A Summer of Ups and Downs


Happy Autumn   And yes....I know....it's been a while  :-)
Summer came and went. Some of it was absolutely amazing......but there have been tough times too.

The amazing bits?
  • Meeting my gorgeous friend Lynne Palazzo (from Canada) for the very first time and spending a few days with her in Cornwall. The four of us got on so well together; I didn't want it to end.
  • Beachcombing in Norfolk......Wells, Brancaster, Holme, Holkham, Old Hunstanton  ......collecting pebbles, shells and driftwood. 
  • Walking in the sunshine with Brian in our favourite places; Calke Abbey, Shipley Park, the Nutbrook Trail, Dale Abbey, Curbar Edge in Derbyshire, Charnwood Forest in Leicestershire.
  • And spending time in our beautiful garden with Angel.


The bad bits?
  • Ending up in hospital on my birthday because some chicken got seriously stuck in my throat (one of the hazards of having an oesophageal stricture). It was rather embarrassing as I was with my husband and friends in our favourite restaurant and they called for paramedics :-(
  • Having to cancel our holiday to Skiathos because I wasn't really well enough (and the insurance company were being difficult). Haven't quite got over that yet.....
  • No proper diagnosis for my balance problem (but ever hopeful).

I have lots more to tell; calligraphy, new photography classes, my Lightroom journey, more stitching, foraging, recipes.................but I'm aiming to keep my posts short.




Back soon......honestly ;-)

12 comments:

Lynn said...

Well meeting me must have made up for the not so good times hahaha, love your blog post, hope you can blog more often now , I miss visiting your blog!

Julie said...

I'm so glad that you managed to find the energy to write a blog post Linda. Sorry to hear about the 'bad bits', especially the hospital visit, but the 'good bits' sound wonderful. As usual, your photos are amazing, and very inspiring. Thankyou.
Julie x

Judy S. said...

So good to see your post! I've been thinking of you off and on, wondering how you were doing. Hurrah for the good parts of summer, and let's hope the bad parts are a thing of the past. Hugs!

Sandies' Patch said...

Helloo! Lovely post well, apart from the bad bits xxx

Glad you are able to get out and about. More pics of Angel please! xxx

Loving the artwork as usual, so beautiful.

Sandie xxx

Barb Brookbank said...

HI Linda! Meeting Lynn would certainly be a highlight and it sounds like you had some wonderful times this summer. Sorry about the bad bits :( I love your art and always look forward to seeing it. Have a wonderful weekend.

Julie said...

I'm glad you've had some good bits and I hope they get to the root of the bad bits. Keep enjoying the good bits xxx

Heather said...

So sorry to hear about the bad bits - that trip to hospital must have been horrid. Hope the memories of the good bit have made up for it. Lovely images as usual and I look forward to seeing some more.

Jan said...

Posts short but sweet are far better than none. I've been watching for your post, glad to see you are feeling up to this one. Meeting up with distant friends is a wonderful thing. Sorry for your downs but so happy for your ups! Take care.

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Sorry you are still having balance issues. My husband had vertigo a few weeks back and it turned out he pulled out his neck and lucily my chiropractor(osteopath? for you) put him back in alignment. When he was ill, so many people said oh I had vertigo, etc etc. Lovely pics, sorry about the birthday dinner though, ugh. And your trip, double ugh. xox

~*~Patty S said...

So good to see you here again Linda!
Sorry for all of your troubles...
I did wonder/worry how you and hubby were doing when you fell quiet on FB too.
Take care ♥
Sending warmest October wishes your way
oxo

Michelle B said...

I absolutely love your Autumn Treasure image. :) The good parts of your summer sound wonderful. My sister had to go to the hospital because she had food stuck in her throat too. She was on a first date, really. Thanks so much for visiting my little blog, I have enjoyed yours and plan to visit again soon.

Zoe Louise Hooley said...

It's been so lovely to visit your blog again, I'm sorry that there have been so many tough parts this year! So glad though that there were also so many lovely memories to cherish! Especially meeting Lynn I know how much that meant to you xx
You are strong and determined, the kind of lady that will not give up until you get to where you want, such an important and inspiring quality when it comes to the matter of health and self improvement, and I admire you Linda for so many of your wonderful qualities xxx

Lovely post!
Happy blogging, welcome back x