My dear blogging friends
A very big THANK YOU......
for all the kind thoughts and messages..
winging their way across
land and ocean.
I so appreciate each one of you!
As we walk and talk together
I just wanted to take you to one of my
a garden centre and nursery
that also has two restaurants.....
one with a decking overlooking the gardens
I've brought you here before
but I come again and again .....
so I hope that you will keep enjoying it with me!
My friends have brought me here
several times over these last weeks....
just before my op...
and certainly since I had it four weeks ago.
The food is excellent...
and the peace and tranquility...
just quieten your soul!
Hold on a minute.....
Now what can those be?
I haven't seen them before......
No, I really don't know what it is!!
This is my wonderful friend (who has really kept my spirits up by taking me out every few days....)
investigating this flower for me...
how far does friendship go??
I still don't know what it is!!
We walk to our favourite place to sit and enjoy
the peace and tranquility...
breathe a sigh of relief....
when we find that..
nobody else has taken..
what we consider 'our place'!!
there's a lovely view of the ponds
and in the other direction....
and look at all those fish.....!
We love to sit and watch them jump
on a lazy summer afternoon
I find it a wonderful place
to be at peace...
have a different agenda.....!!
now....what can he see...?
Those darn fish......
The operation went well and people
are saying that they can see
that the pain has gone from my face.
I am also told by so many
that I'm walking straighter......
I am just so grateful.
It's been a long six and half years
of being in wheelchairs, on crutches
and in so much pain.......and
operation after operation.
I do so hope that
this will be the last and that I will be able
to cast aside these crutches
(I have been told I will be on them for a while longer)
and be able to go on my favourite
and be free to do so many things.
You don't value things until you loose them!!
I enjoyed the walks...
and the holidays abroad...but..
in a way
took it all fore-granted!
I think (hope)
that I have been learning....
not to rush hither and thither....
To not fill my days so full..
and feel pleased when I have been able to slot
yet another 'important' thing in.
To take time and enjoy
the beauty that is all around me...
the friends that have rallied around...
and unselfishly helped me.
I learnt to blog during this time...
and have made so many friends all over the world.
Thank you all....
for supporting me through....
It's been a like
a series of stepping stones....
each one bringing
a new view of life....
or a new thing to learn.....
Through you all and your craft stories and pictures
I learnt to crochet...
( I have just finished I pram cover for a friend's grandchild)
I already knitted a lot
but I've learnt to be more adventurous
and have even joined a Knit a Long!!
I've had the wool for 3 weeks
but haven't yet started!!
I am awful to start things....
I keep putting it off.
Afraid of getting it wrong....I expect!
I love the colours of the pattern
they don't suit me so I bought these...
Someone else who enjoys the gardens!!