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Yay! No Snow

Yay! We've got the spring banner back! And we celebrated Rosie's birthday, too, with bruschetta, cake and bubbly and three small people kicking up a din in the kitchen. Sadly the weather wasn't spring like or kind at all, being cold, wet and windy (between sunny periods) so the garden couldn't serve as a venue. Sadly, too, Anne - Aged Mother in my blogs - who is the mother of an old friend and who used to repair aeroplanes and fly them during the war and who is now 90 had to be whisked into hospital yesterday with a serious systemic infection. So, Di, the old friend, couldn't join us or finish the cake she was making for the party necessitating a dash b yours truly to the farmer's market this morning for a fresh, chocolate baked confection. Di nevertheless sent her best wishes, which I hope may be reciprocated with the odd purple vibe to be conveyed to Aged Mother for a speedy recovery. Another old friend is also ill and languishing sans energy, which is how I have felt for much of the week. Maybe there is an energy sapping virus out there: it's like having a cold without having a cold if you see what I mean, though it does seem to respond temporarily to a good dose of alcohol. I would prescribe the same thing for Aged Mother if I could but I am sure this would be frowned upon by the men and women in white coats. Horrible places, hospitals. Younger Daughter is just two weeks away from giving birth and being a person already on the smaller side she looks like a balloon that is about to explode. She starts maternity leave on Monday but tells me she will have to go in again to work to help her maternity relief find her feet. Apparently this girl is very sweet and when Younger Daughter asked her, by way of passing the time of day, which was her favourite blossom, she answered 'oh, is there more than one?' The balloon Younger Daughter is carrying seems a remarkably small inconvenience to her. What Theo will make of sibling we shall just have to wait and see. Otherwise all is quiet on this Wales and Western front. Enjoy your weekend. Don't drink too many cocktails or you may see porpoises and pobbles out of your windows.LaughingLaughingLaughing

Posted at 21st Apr 2012 - 08:36PM   Posted by Fennie   Yay! No Snow Comments: 8

Camilla's Avatar Hello Fennie,

No spring here I can still see the snow banner.Very Happy I know there will have been much fun celebrating Rosie's birthday with you and family and friends. My best healing wishes for Di an your other friend Fennie, lots of purply vibes too.

I know what you mean about the no energy levels Fennie, same here, not sure why this is as I usually have bags of energy. Lunchtime a large tumbler of Brandy with orange, before bedtime a nip of whiskey in hot drink, medicinal only of course.!

When I was nursing on a MS ward in hospital many years ago there was a lovely patient aged late 30's - gifted art teacher in Norwich, sadly struck down with MS, he was allowed to keep a couple of bottles of the hard stuff, he was a long term patient so who would deny him this one small thing he loved now and then.

All the best of wishes to your daughter who waits the arrival of tiny feet, how exciting Fennie, I am sure Theo will be over the moon when he see's baby sibling.

It has been raining for almost two weeks here, more for next week apparantly too.

I better stay clear of those cocktails Fennie....... heavens knows what I may see otherwise.!Very Happy

Have a great Sunday.

Posted by: Camilla on 21st Apr 2012 at 11:43PM

Blackbird's Avatar Purple vibes going to your dear friends Fennie and more to anyone suffering from sapped energy.

And Fennie, I hope you haven't told your daughter that she looks like a balloon about to explode! Shocked Or that she may need her relief to help her find her own feet- which she probably hasn't seen for a while. At least she has been spared the 'sapped energy' virus- mothers and mothers-to-be are quite amazing.

A big purple hug going to your daughter and your whole family as you wait for the baby to arrive- the last days seem the longest. And then they seem very short.

Posted by: Blackbird on 22nd Apr 2012 at 05:53AM

Faith's Avatar I can see the spring banner - thanks WW or whoever changed it, that'll make us all more cheerful.

I hope everyone has more energy soon and special vibes to Anne and your youngest daughter Fennie. I think Theo - who is 3 I believe? - might find his nose out of jointLaughing Not always easy with the little ones when an even littler one comes along! I visited my neighbour yesterday to have another peep at her new baby cos they grow so quickly. Make the most of it grandpa FennieSmile

Posted by: Faith on 22nd Apr 2012 at 08:36AM

Westerwitch's Avatar Camilla try refreshing your Browser you should be able to see it then.

All credit to HS for putting it up once we had got the logins off of AA.

I do hope both your friends are ok Fennie and looking forward to hearing what your daughter has had . . .

Posted by: Westerwitch on 22nd Apr 2012 at 10:12AM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar Many purple vibes to anyone feeling wabbit or looking like a balloon today and three cheers for springVery Happy

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 22nd Apr 2012 at 11:14AM

Fennie's Avatar Thanks to everyone! I'll relay the purple vibes.

Posted by: Fennie on 22nd Apr 2012 at 12:14PM

Withy Brook's Avatar Purple vibes to wabbits and balloons from me too. But especially to the Aged Mother and Daughter.

Spring has arrived in Northumberland - at least it has on my computer. Outside it is frequent heavy showers including quite large hail stones.

I think there may be a little nose put quite out of joint shortly, but he will soon get to love the new arrival I am sure.

Posted by: Withy Brook on 22nd Apr 2012 at 05:39PM

Camilla's Avatar Thank you Westerwitch, I can see the spring flowers in the banner now.Smile

Posted by: Camilla on 23rd Apr 2012 at 05:14PM

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