Greetings (at long last) lovely friends & readers
I did not mean to be gone for so long (2 months in fact) !!
Some early spring flowers - picked from my garden just this morning 💛
Just after I hit Publish on my last post, my dear 93 year old Mum became most unwell ... 3 ambulance trips in 10 days from the Resthome - Mum had Influenza A, a U.T.I. as well suffering a T.I.A. My eldest son & I drove down arriving just after midnight to the nearest City Hospital. I ended up staying for nearly 3 weeks until Mum was transferred back to the Resthome & became stable. It was a scary & anxious time & not one I would want to repeat. Upon my return our computer crashed & although I could read blogs on my phone, I couldn't comment. So I feel I have missed out on so much here in blogland & am happy to be able to post again.About 10 minutes drive from Mums home is Ohawe Beach - I went out there frequently for walks along the wild west coast & loved it. I am over an hour from here to a beach so it was wonderful to be able to be so close to the sea.
While I was away I celebrated another birthday - 62 years around the sun!! My friend Lynley popped in with a Red Velvet cupcake & candle so I happily blew it out for her. Unfortunately just after our little morning tea Mum was rushed off in the ambulance yet again so my birthday involved 7 hours at A & E ... not exactly how I would recommend celebrating your birthday.
Luckily just before my son & I headed off late into the night I remembered to toss my bag of knitting cotton oddments into the car & I was able to knit lots of dishcloths to fill in the many hours spent sitting in hospitals or Resthomes. I use * this free pattern * & I have knitted so many I can now remember it off by heart.
I miss these two so very much when I am away ... the ginger girl frets & doesn't eat properly until I return, then she sulks with me for a couple of days & then goes back to normal 😉😸 (well normal for her)
(Click on the photo to enlarge it for a better view)The Mr bought one of the farm tractors home to remove the old posts & the furry two found it so incredibly fascinating climbing all over it & checking out the different smells of all the barn cats that live at the farm.