21 October 2010

I Don't Believe It ... and a lot of words but no pictures ...

Well, what can I say. I've just looked at the date when I last wrote anything here and am reeling with shock ...

I can't believe you're still waiting for the giveaway I promised six months ago. That really is too much to expect of anyone and I'm surprised to see that I have even managed to acquire more followers during all that time. Thank you all for hanging around. I know I must try harder and hopefully I'll be able to from now on.

In my defence I have to say that I have spent much of the last five months one degree under, below par, not the full ticket and any other phrase you can come up with. To cut a long story marginally shorter I had an unexpected overnight hospital stay 3 days after Florence was born, because of an infected cyst. Sounds gory and not very pleasant, and it was both of those. Right between my shoulder blades and daily trips to the surgery to have the incision packed and dressed for a month. At the same time we suffered a family bereavement and all sorts of other stuff which threw us. I finally got back to Dairy House duties only to have to have another op to finally sort out the problem 2 days after Florence's Christening a month ago. This time I ended up with 12 stitches. It should have been quite straightforward (according to Lizzie The Washerwomam, who knows these things) but we didn't bargain for the fact that I reacted to the stitches, steri-strips and dressings and so had 10 days antibiotics and another 3 weeks off. We finally removed what I hope was the last dressing this evening and I've been back at Dairy House just over a week. I'm not supposed to lift anything heavy but am now feeling so much better that I realise I've been doing all sorts of things today that I shouldn't. But heyho ... with a bit of luck ...

So, here we are, racing up towards the end of October and The Vintage Bazaar at the Cheese and Grain in Frome on Saturday 30th - a new Fair organised by Lizzie (above) and Clare (Daisy Darling). It will be the first Fair I've done since the Dairy House Textile Fair in April. I feel very much out of the loop and hope I don't forget to pack anything vital when I load the car.

I won't ramble on any longer but as soon as the Bazaar is done and dusted I promise I will sort out the giveaway! I'd love to post some photos of Florence, but am only allowed to do so on Facebook as access to my page is limited to friends only. I must obviously respect Hannah's wishes, but for those of you who are interested, Florence is now 5 months old, chatters away to herself, is teething, has an amazing pair of lungs when the mood takes her and according to my Mum looks just like I did as a baby. And did you know? Nearly everyone I speak to has a Granny called Florence! I must, of course, point out that the Prime Minister's Florence arrived well after ours!!

Have a lovely weekend.

Sue

11 comments:

delia hornbook said...

Aww so sorry to hear you haven't been well that sounds like a lot to deal with. Glad to hear your feeling better now. Good luck with the fair. Take care. Dee

hensteeth said...

hello sue, i am so sorry you have had such a run of vile problems. i hope now that is all behind you and you can look forward to a wonderful xmas with florence. x

MelMel said...

Hello, gosh I'm so sorry to hear your troubles, hope things are now well on the up health wise....take care,
Love Melxxx

treutmade said...

Hi Sue, I'm so pleased you are finally able to go back to "work". I know how much you missed it being part of the big vintagy family. And you were so much missed at the last fairs. Hope everything is getting better every day.
Looking forward to hugging you in Frome.
Take care. Lots of love, Gertie

Linda said...

Oh Sue I had no idea you have had more problems !! big hugs sweetheart and hope to see you soon xxLinda

A Mermaid's Tale said...

How lovely to have you back on the blog Sue, and soon we'll be catching up with friends at the Christmas Fairs, where does the time go? Glad to know you're feeling a lot lot better
x Christine

Vintage to Victorian at Dairy House Antiques said...

Thank you all for your lovely words. I have to say it's a treat to be feeling more or less normal again and I'm looking forward to seeing you soon.

tracey @ the vintage bothy said...

Hi Sue
It will be great to say hello and to hear all about the lovely Florence.
I am glad that you are on the mend.
Tracey

OhSoVintage said...

Poor you, Sue, I hadn't realised the problem had been going on so long. Lovely to see you back in blogland.
Ruth xx

Lucy Bloom said...

Hi Sue, so glad you are back and feeling better, sounds really unpleasant - poor you. Will see you next week - we are opposite each other so maybe have more opportunity for a chat - but really I hope the customers will keep us busy all day!
Lucy x

Cowboys and Custard said...

I thought you had fallen off the radar (as have myself) and am sorry to hear about your run of bad luck Sue.
I hope you can put the worst of it behind you now and enjoy being a granny to lovely little Flo.
See you at the V & H.

Michele x