Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Hello - again!

Hi there one and all!

First off I want to say thank you again so much for your kind replies and e-mails on my last but one post.  I am afraid that I gave up replying to the comments, but I did read and appreciate them all so very much.  Your kindness is wonderful.

Since my post letting you know about stopping the podcast further events have happened and Man is now in hospital and isn't looking too good.  I am not going to go into great detail at the request of my husband, but Man has had a stroke.  He is speaking, but otherwise not so good.  We have no idea right now of what the future holds as it is too soon to tell - this only happened a couple of days ago.

Just to clarify Man isn't my husband he is my husband's relative - his father.

Basically he is holding his own.  If the hospital or anyone else tells me he is "fine" again though I might scream because clearly he isn't "fine"!!!

Hubby and I are as "fine" (said with irony!) as we can be, trying to bear in mind your and our other wonderful friends and families advice to remember to take care of ourselves, although as I know some of you also know, that is easier said than done!

I don't know what if anything else I will mention about this and certainly will not be writing more about it here on my blog for now.  Not because I don't want you to know but because I don't want my blog to become all about that.  This is my happy place after all.

What I also wanted to tell you is that I am not sure what I am going to do about blogging.  I have a whole load of posts written in the first two weeks of August that I planned to share in September about the crafting etc that I have done, but I have just saved them all as drafts for now.  I will share them at some point and may just drip feed them through one or two a week or something.  When we know more I will have a better idea of what I am doing.

My etsy shop is also closed for the foreseeable future, but the patterns are still available as I don't need to do anything as they are just automatic downloads.  I am also not really online anywhere right now, although I am just about to see if I can pop over and do some blog reading to relax before bedtime.  So sorry if you don't see me on blogs or IG.  That too is also on hold for now.

As for Five On Friday I am keen to keep it up and I know that Hubby really wants me to do that because it will be a little bit of normal and will keep my blog ticking over even if I don't manage to do anything else.

So my plan is to put up the link every week starting next Friday - 2nd September - even if I don't write a post myself.  Whether or not I will get to visit everyone is debatable, but I will see what I can do.

I know that you will all understand and be very kind and I thank you for that.  My friends have been so supportive and kind and so have Hubby's and we really are thankful to you all.

Sorry to be a downer!

Hope you are all OK.

Amy xx

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Thank you

Thank you everyone for your kindness and understanding on my last post.  Your comments were all so very kind and I really appreciate all that you said, your good thoughts and suggestions and everything else.

I am replying slowly to each of the comments, but I am taking my time, so more still to go!  I will finish it in the next few days.

We have a doctors appointment for Man next week so we will see what that holds and until then we are rather in limbo so things are still up in the air.

As for blogging I am still on my break, although I have posts lined up for most of September sharing what I have been up to during August.  I am not sure what I will do about blogging before September or once the posts I have scheduled have all been shared we will see!  It all depends on what the doctor says I guess.

Anyway, I just wanted to update you and more importantly to say thank you, thank you for your kindness and thank you too for your comments about the podcast, I am glad that you liked it and I totally get what you said about the length.  I really did try not to make them too too long and they were way shorter than some, but I like the suggestions of some short and sweet videos so perhaps that will be something for the future.

I will let you know what occurs as and when.

Comments are off on this post because I think we have all said enough about this for now!

Thank you!  Hugs to you all!

Amy xx

Tuesday, 16 August 2016


Sorry, I pressed the wrong button!  No post today!