Sunday, 23 March 2008

Snow at Easter!

Happy Easter! And a White Easter too.

Garden birds confused. Flowers unhappy. Cats most unimpressed.

Me, I'm staying indoors.

Thursday, 6 March 2008

Good news

Good news - I think. Some people already know that 15 months ago I had a retinal vein occlusion in my right eye that at the time was very scary indeed as I suddenly had problems seeing things.

In effect, this was like a tiny stroke at the back of my eye and in retrospect, I feel extremely lucky it occurred, since it threw up the fact that I had developed high blood pressure. If I hadn't found out - and done something about it straight away - I might have had a more serious stroke in one of the more important blood vessels in my body.

However, I had my last retinal eye appointment today and as I now have 6/5 vision in that eye, I've been discharged. The sight isn't perfect and never will be, but it's so much more liveable with than what I feared at one point might be the case.

So yes, good news.

Saturday, 1 March 2008

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day !!!

Another year when I no longer have either a mother or a mother-in-law to buy flowers or cards for. And I know I used to curse when I left it a bit late. And I know I used to rail about it being just another commercialised con. But even so, it leaves a gap in the things-I-should-be-doing.

So on Friday in Waitrose I bought three bunches of freesias. One for Rosemary (my mother), one for Christine (my mother-in-law), and one for me. And here they all are, in my favourite vase on my kitchen windowsill.

The gap is still there. But so are the memories.

Happy Mother's Day to all.