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Thursday, 16 August 2012

Would you 'Adam and Eve' it!!

There I was going along as usual and my Crohns disease flared up, so my DGD No 1 rushed me into hospital, they kept me in and gave me the necessary medical care for which I was extremely grateful.  I am home again now, but feeling a bit wishy washy (sounds like a pantomime character).  My DH is looking after me, I am not allowed to do a thing except get well again.  The staff at the hospital were great, not only with their skill but also a sense of humour which I consider an essential to get through life.  Where would we be without the NHS?  To cap it all, I have just received my appointment to go for the 3 yearly mammogram, that's going to be fun when I go next week.  Oh - did I mention the scan I had showed I have 1 kidney smaller than the other which has been causing me problems.  Apart from that I am pretty ok, this old age thing should be banned, if it doesn't drop off or fall south it just stops working!!!

Enough of all that, the main consequence is that I have not done any sewing of late, so I really have to get into catch up mode.  The village show is getting closer and I have to sew up the baby's cardigan and finish that piece of stitching, but I refuse to panic.  My DH says that I am so laid back sometimes that it's a wonder I don't fall over.


I did manage to go outside and take a photo of another Lily, they are beautiful and the scent is to die for.  Just don't get any of the pollen on anything it's a so and so to get rid of.  I was going through my photos to find something to put on my blog and found a couple that I took a couple of years ago.  I took them from one of our bedroom windows, I thought they were pretty, a reminder of what is to come.  I know we don't get anything like the snow some of you get.


The top photo shows part of my garden and 3 of my neighbours cottages, they are thatched cottages, and are very pretty, but my DH says he wouldn't like to live in one because of the risk of fire, I wouldn't say no.


This is a view over part of my village looking towards the River Teign and the hills beyond, I just caught the sunset and its reflection in the river.  June lives about 2/3 miles up river.  The larger house to the right used to be the Alms Houses, it is now divided into 4 flats for pensioners and is now known as Church Houses.

I did stay up and watch the closing ceremony of the Olympics, that was a marathon, I thought most of the acts were ok, did you see Muse, they come from the town 2 miles down river from me.  The singer Matt Bellamy bought a large house for his Mum and Grandmother here in the village.  I thought Eric Idle was funny, his song should be our motto 'Always look on the bright side of life'.  Roll on Rio!  We do have the Para Olympics to look foward to in a couple of weeks.

I hope you will forgive me for not checking my blog friends posts recently, please don't give up on me, I know some of you have been unable to reply to me, I am doing something wrong on the set up, I will check into it when my brain starts working fully.  Thankyou for visiting my blog, whether you are an old or new friend, you are all very welcome.  Try to get back to you a little sooner next time, so take care of yourselves.

16 comments:

  1. Sorry you have not been well Jan ,get well soon my friend.
    Great photo's Jan thanks for sharing, hugs.

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    1. Thanks for your kind words, I missed you all last Tuesday.

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  2. What a beautiful bouquet up top Janet. I hope your recover fully and soon. I have prayed for you. Thank you for sharing your beautiful photographs. I like seeing where you are. :)

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    1. Hi Vickie, your words gave me comfort. Glad you liked my photos of my village.

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  3. So sorry to read that you haven't been well. I do hope that you are feeling better.
    Aaahhhh....such a pretty village you live in. The coolness of your winter photos is refreshing! I'm not ready for the extreme cold, but definitely ready for the crispness of fall...

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    1. Iam the road to recovery, started to seriously think about sewing, so I must be feeling better.

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  4. Janet ... So sorry you have had to deal with illness : ( Hopefully you will be feeling much better soon! The photo of your lily is lovely & your village is so beautiful! How nice to look out your windows & see such great views : )

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    1. Yes I am lucky to have such a view from my windows, even when I am at my kitchen sink!

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  5. What glorious views from your windows, Janet--it looks so peaceful and lovely there!!

    Do hope you feel better soon...it must be a hard disease to live with at times...

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    1. Hi Carol, thanks for your kind words, Crohns can be a swine at times, but there some a lot worse than me. The village where I live has approx 2,500 residents it has grown a lot, I was born here and we used to know everyone who lived here. Those were the days.

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  6. I have a friend and her sister has this disease, my thoughts are with you Janet. It's been really hot here today, I would have gladly looked out to see some of your snow, I don't do heat lol. Have a lovely weekend and I hope you are soon feeling much better. X

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    1. Thanks Julie, hasn't it been a strange summer this year, the weather has been totally nuts. x

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  7. Ho my ! I'm late in my blogs reading and I'm so sad to arrive here and learn you've been at hospital =(
    I really hope you will soon feel better
    great fresh pictures you shared with us =)
    with the heat we have those days.....
    take care
    big hugs
    xxx

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  8. Hi Valma, I hope the photos of snow cooled you down, the weather has been mad this summer. x

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  9. Hi sweetie! I'm catching up on blogs, only now reading that you haven't been well =/ Hope you're feeling better!!
    Hugs to you, Nia

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    1. Thanks Nia, I am feeling a lot better now. My DH has been a great nurse. x

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