Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Still Ill!

As a Smiths fan I could not resist the title Still Ill for this blog post.

Yes you guessed it, I still haven't managed to get over this horrendous flu type thing that I've now been fighting off since the end of September. I had to call the doctor to the house at one point as I didn't feel well enough to get dressed and get in a taxi to go to the surgery. He confirmed my worst fears - it was flu. That was 2 weeks ago and I'm still croaky voiced and now have sinusitis and a chesty cough.

I've been planning to do a giveaway for weeks and haven't had the energy to arrange it yet - hopefully it will be announced over the weekend. I haven't even been able to do much knitting or spinning as my eyes hurt and I get stabbing pains in my face when I look down. It has also aggravated my fibromyalgia pain over my hips, shoulders and back so getting comfortable is very difficult.

There have been a couple of good moments through all of this though - as many of you will know I often spend quite a lot of time on Twitter and as a result of my tweeting about not feeling well the lovely people at Interflora sent me these lovely flowers to cheer me up :)

Then a few days later a lovely customer and friend Amanda, otherwise known as @knittingmummy, sent me a lovely project bag as a surprise gift as she knew I'd been feeling really fed up. It really made my day :)

Friday, 15 October 2010

Thank Folksy It's Friday!

Its National Wool Week! In celebration I have done a woolly Folksy Friday selection today, hope you like it :)

Tricot Treats by Helen Dey Colourfield
woolwoolcymru toggle
ZM Felt The Rainbow Room

Friday, 1 October 2010

Thank Folksy It's Friday!

Having missed doing a Folksy Friday for the last couple of weeks I was determined to get one done today. I actually prepared most of this on Wednesday so I wouldn't have a mad rush on Thursday evening or Friday morning.

Then I ended up being off work ill today anyway - I had a heavy cold last weekend and couldn't go to Silverstone for my birthday and yesterday I left work early as I couldn't stay warm even wrapped up in a heavy duty fleece jacket in an office which has an average temperature of 78 degrees! Thought it was just a Fibromyalgia flare up at first as I was achy all over but now I suspect it's a mild flu I'm fighting off. Going to miss out on going to the Alpaca Farm tomorrow now too :(

My Folksy Friday for this week is a celebration of the lovely bath goodies available on Folksy. For some reason I didn't get any smellies for my birthday this year - that must be a first! Hopefully some of my family will see this and be inspired to treat me at Christmas ;)

Hearts and Homespun Saffron Barr
Handmade Soap by Caroline Hea'ram-Skearam Soap Company
Briallen Lomond Soap